Reviews - Fringe 2009

A Most Unimportant Criminal

By Lisa Marie DiLiberto
Published July 19, 2009

Colette Nichol is very theatrical with a cool style, a wicked costume, super make-up, a stunning voice and fantastical characters. But the story is unclear. With a dramaturge and an outside eye I'll bet this could be a really fine piece.

Colette goes to extremes and keeps a strong connection to her audience as she swiftly switches in and out of humourous characters. The MOST Unimportant Criminal is not your typical realism in a box, which makes it an interesting and creative choice here at the Hamilton Fringe.

Lisa Marie DiLiberto is a professional actress and clown and the Artistic Director of FIXT POINT, a theatre company with a mandate to inspire audiences to imagine change. FIXT POINT has a home studio in Parkdale, Toronto but the company has toured original work across Canada, (Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver) to Graz and Vienna in Austria, to the Prague International Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe and the Isle of Whyte (UK). Lisa Marie is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School, an alumus of Second City and has trained in character, mask, vaudeville and clown with Philippe Gaulier in Paris, France. Lisa Marie animates neighbourhoods through her work in community arts where she is Associate Artistic Director for Jumblies Theatre, and the Artistic Director of Arts4All. This fall, FIXT POINT will be producing THE TALE OF A TOWN in studio and then in association with Theatre Passe Muraille in May 2010. FIXT POINT: DREAM BIG, start small...

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