Published on July 10th, 2014 | by Sima Sahar Zerehi0
With magazine defunct, theatre critics use Facebook to publish reviews
By opening day of the Fringe, Toronto’s independent theatre festival, The Grid’s theatre critics had already combed through the show listings and booked their tickets for the theatre festival. And then the free weekly paper abruptly shut down.
Carly Maga got the news on Twitter; Martin Morrow heard it via email. For two years, Morrow and Maga had covered the Fringe as a team for The Grid but now found themselves with no place for their bylines.
“We were going to binge on the Fringe and file copy on Monday,” says Morrow, who’d already spent a lot of time figuring out a schedule to see 15 to 20 plays out of more than 150 shows.
But Morrow, a 25-year veteran of Fringe across Canada, said he had no intention of giving this year’s Toronto festival a pass.
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