Toronto Sketchfest Troupe Profile: Templeton Philharmonic

We are continuing our series of profiles of the acts performing in the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival with The Templeton Philharmonic. As part of this year’s festival, Templeton Philharmonic perform on November 8 at 10PM at Lower Ossington Theatre.

Toronto actors Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton answered our questions:

How did you get involved with the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival? 

We met at the U of T Drama Program and wanted to have more freedom in the characters we play (old men, middle-aged ladies, etc.) so we developed our first show for the Montreal Fringe Festival under the direction of the amazingly talented Kevin Matviw (Second City, The Sketchersons, The Really Good Show). We were first planning on making a heady, psychological drama about dreaming, but ended up with a pile of sketches about eating and people wearing shoulderpads instead.

What other troupe’s show at this year’s Festival do you most want to see? 


Why should we come to see your show?

Our show features rigorous dancing. Also, if you’d like to spend an evening watching a performance hosted by two off-putting ladies in ugly period costumes, we’re the show for you.

What is your favourite place on Ossington? If you haven’t been to Ossington, where do you most want to go? 

I MISS YOU vintage shop, and THE GOLDEN TURTLE…best Pho in town!


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