2011 Archival material
This year brought significant changes for our project. We re-named the show to “Miss Toronto Acts Back – A site-inspired multimedia show hijacking the history of beauty pageants in Toronto”. For our further refined and re-worked show we partnered up with Pandemic Theatre . “Miss Toronto Acts Back” became part of their 2011/12 season on VIOLENCE. This time our nomadic collective moved to a new venue, the Unit 102 theatre, which we liked for its intimate atmosphere and cool subcultural, underground feel. Also, the venue is located where a small alley, called Milky Way, starts. Moving West from here will take you right to the pub “Rhino” and the mural that inspired our show.
Also significant, we had to stop our audience-interactive street-naming-petition-project because finally – after two years – we were told that our proposed name for the unnamed alley way just North of Queen Street West would be too confusing for police and fire departments. The name we proposed was “Miss Toronto Promenade”, however, we were told there are no such “street identifiers” as “promenades” ( Toronto Street Naming Policy – 01092112) in all Toronto. We then offered to change the name to “Miss Toronto Lane”. We were told that the word “Toronto” in this name is confusing for police, fire departments and EMS. Apparently, there are already three street names in Toronto which contain the word “Toronto”. Thus our audience-interactive petition project was put to an end. Instead, we produced a new video clip for the show – shot in said alley way – which envisioned the future of this nameless lane. Material we used in the 2009/2010 shows: 2009_street naming project_show material
2011 Video Trailer (this is, for PR purposes, Pandemic Theatre’s 2011 rendition of our original video trailer, which we had produced based on our 2010 show)
2011 Miss Toronto poster
2011 Miss Toronto program
Strongly recommended by Mooney on Theatre, Adam Coller:
Review: Miss Toronto Acts Back (Pandemic Theatre & Ditchwitch Brigade)