Today I am writing with exciting news indeed: in a month’s time, my next original piece of theatre and very first attempt at writing, producing and performing a one-person show, totem., will be premiering at the Hamilton Fringe! For its tenth season, the Hamilton Fringe has decided to expand into a few art galleries across the city, and I’m proud to have totem. be part of this inaugural addition to an already bustling festival.

This is my first full piece of new writing in a little over a year. It began its life as the product of an exercise in Steady State Theatre’s bi-weekly writer’s circle and an excerpt from it made its premiere at Theatre Caravel’s Sea Change. I’ve now teamed up with friend and colleague Kallee Lins, a director / dancer / academic, to take my words from page to mind and body. I’m really curious to see how it goes!

I’ve attached the press release below so you can learn a bit more about it. And check back often for updates!


Hamilton_Fringe_BLK LogoFor Immediate Release: June 17th, 2013

Media Contact: Andrew Gaboury

Phone: 647-404-2994

 a field of crowns debuts its premier production, “totem.” at the 2013 Hamilton Fringe Festival’s Gallery Mini-Series

a field of crowns is excited to bring its debut performance to the Hamilton Fringe Festival’s inaugural Gallery Mini-Series. totem. draws inspiration from the tempestuous active-narration inherent in stream-of-conscious writing, as well as the lyricality of spoken-word poetry. In the endeavor of theatricality, writer/performer Andrew Gaboury and director Kallee Lins have embraced physical theatre and dance to help punctuate the world of the piece and emotional journey therein.

a field of crowns is the brand of Toronto-based theatre artist Andrew Gaboury. totem. marks the first step of taking a field of crowns from a screen-name and website to a producing theatre company. totem. is a collaboration between performer/playwright Andrew Gaboury (who recently appeared as Giles in The Mousetrap at the Lower Ossington Theatre, and will appear as Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing at the 2013 Toronto Fringe) and director Kallee Lins (who will be pursuing her PhD on “the body in performance as a means of theorizing the socio-political world” this fall at York University). Andrew and Kallee are artists interested in working in cross-disciplinary platforms; Andrew working mainly in lyrical wordplay and physical movement and Kallee focused on the possibilities of performance art and dance. Together, they are both excited by the animation of space and presenting performance in non-traditional venues.

totem. is an exploration of one man’s emotional, mental landscape as he confronts his crumbling relationship and is presented with a surreal manifestation of his ideals. It plays at the James North Studio Gallery from July 19th – 21st.


at the Hamilton Fringe Festival Gallery Mini-Series

Written and Performed by Andrew Gaboury

Directed by Kallee Lins

James North Studio – 328 James Street North, Hamilton ON

Friday, July 19th – 7:30pm

Friday, July 19th – 9:00pm

Saturday, July 20th – 4:30pm

Saturday, July 20th – 7:45pm

Saturday, July 20th – 9:15pm

Sunday, July 21st – 3:45pm

Sunday, July 21st – 5:15pm

Sunday, July 21st – 8:30pm

Tickets: $8.00 (with a $4.00 Fringe Backer button required)

For Advance Online Tickets:

Approximately 20 minutes


totem first poster small

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A. Gaboury

Although his training is in devised theatre, playwriting and physical performance, Andrew spends most of his time dreaming beneath those beautiful willows.

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