Circlesnake Productions at The Tarragon Workspace Presents SLIP

Circlesnake examines memory loss, identity, and storytelling in the remount of its critically acclaimed mystery Slip, running March 24rd to April 2nd at The Tarragon Theatre Workspace, 30 Bridgman Ave.

Slip follows Detective Lynn Barrett as she tries to piece together a mysterious death, while trying to hold on to her fading memory. Her attempts to uncover the truth are interrupted by increasingly intrusive memories that interact with the narrative of the murder. Struggling to discern reality from memory and memory from fiction, Lynn risks being forced into obsolescence by her decaying mental state.

The original Slip creative team is joined by award-winning theatre creator and actor Nicole Stamp, who will be taking over for original cast member Paloma Nuñez. Slip is currently nominated for three 2016 My Theatre Awards including Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Work and Outstanding Actress (Alex Paxton-Beesley).


Alec Toller - Director - Alec Toller is the artistic director of Circlesnake Productions, for which he directed The Queen's Conjuror, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, Dark Matter (Winner of My Theatre Award for Best Production), Special Constables, and Angel City. Alec directs for Sex T-Rex, the physical theatre company behind Wasteland, Swordplay: A Play of Swords, Watch Out Wildlkat. Film: Play the Film (Winner of six awards including Best Feature and Best Screenplay, and CCA nominee) and Akela (currently in post-production). Alec is studying for his Masters in Psychology at Adler University to become a therapist.

Alex Paxton-Beesley - Writer/performer - Alex's work includes Festen (Company Theatre), Pure (CBC), Copper (BBC America), BURNT GRASS (TIFF Short Cuts 2014), MALODY (Canada's Top Ten 2012) Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), and dozens of credits in film & television.

Daniel Pagett - Writer/performer - For Circlesnake, Daniel acted in Angel City. Daniel Pagett is a Toronto-Based Actor, Director, and Playwright, most recently known for starring in Jeremy Taylor's Big Plans at the Storefront Theatre. At the Storefront, he has also directed Claudia Dey's Trout Stanley,
Caryl Churchill's The Skriker, and Jason Maghanoy's Hangman. Daniel is a member of Theatre Brouhaha, Sex T-Rex and Red One Theatre Collective, and is the artistic director of Scapegoat Collective, which will be launching his first play, Cloud, in the fall.

Mikaela Dyke - Writer/performer - Currently an Artistic Producer with Circlesnake, Mikaela wrote and performed in Slip, Dark Matter and Special Constables. Her solo shows, Dying Hard and Epic Pitch, have toured all across North America and won multiple critical and audience awards. She also has an extensive comedy resume and has appeared at cabarets in New York, Ottawa, Victoria, Winnipeg and Toronto. Other credits: The Beaverton (CTV), The Weir, Jewel (Broken Earth Productions) and Tony Ho's Peak Falls (Bad Dog Theatre).

Nicole Stamp - Writer/performer - Stamp is an actor, director, television host, and writer. Stage credits include The Motherf***er with the Hat (Coal Mine Theatre), The Dream in High Park (CanStage), two seasons with the Second City Canadian National Touring Company, and writing Better Parts, a critically-acclaimed solo show which has toured to 3 countries. Screen credits include: Orphan Black (BBC), Dan For Mayor (CTV), Remedy (Global), and Carmilla (a Canadian Screen Award winning webseries with over 55 million views). Director/Host credits include: Inside Between (CityTV), Alliance Live (Alliance Films), and The SPACE (TVOntario), where segments she hosted won two Gemini Awards among 6 nominations. Unrelatedly, Stamp set a Guinness World Record by playing dodgeball for 36 hours without sleeping... which felt exactly like you'd imagine.

Anders Yates - Writer/performer - Anders Yates has performed across North America and Europe with his multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominated troupe Uncalled For. With Uncalled For he has co-created and performed in such shows as Today Is All Your Birthdays, Hypnogogic Logic, and Playday Mayday. Other stage credits include Slap Shot Live! (Second City), Humans (Tableau d'Hote), Forbidden Zone (Hanakengo) and Dance Animal (Robin Henderson Productions). Anders is an alumni of the Second City National Touring Company and a current member of the Bad Dog Repertory Players. TV credits include: Helix (Sony Pictures Television/Syfy), Murdoch Mysteries (Shaftesbury Films/CBC), Saving Hope (Entertainment One/CTV) and Taken (EuropaCorp Television/NBC) as well as in the upcoming film Indian Horse.


Runs Mar 24rd to Apr 2nd

Tue - Sun @ 8pm, and Sat & Sun @ 2pm

Thursday Mar 23 @ 8pm (Preview)

Friday Mar 24 @ 8pm (Opening)

Saturday Mar 25 @ 2pm & 8pm

Sunday Mar 26 @ 2pm & 8pm

Tuesday Mar 28 @ 8pm

Wednesday Mar 29 @ 8pm

Thursday Mar 30 @ 8pm

Friday Mar 31 @ 8pm

Saturday Apr 1 @ 2pm & 8pm

Sunday Apr 2 @ 2pm & 8pm


The Tarragon Workspace, 30 Bridgman Ave, near Bathurst and Dupont.


$30 at the door or online at

$20 Arts worker/ student tickets available.

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