Upstream Downtown

Animacy Theatre Collective in partnership with Evergreen Brick Works and TRCA presents UPSTREAM DOWNTOWN at Riverdale East and Morningside Park!

A physical theatre, educational and family friendly clown show about two salmon finding home in Toronto. It loves humanity. It hates humanity. It’s fishy!


Every fall thousands of salmon travel up the Don River to the place where they were first born. On this particular day two salmon, Sojo and Beagle, get thrown off course and find themselves in place very, VERY unfamiliar to them. Navigating through feet, humans, and general salmon related problems, will they ever find their way back to the Don? Although there are many hiccups along the way, Sojo and Beagle bring you on a journey that offers a glimpse into the life cycle of salmon in Toronto.

Created and Performed by Morgan Johnson & Alexandra Simpson

Directed by Martha Ross

Choreographed by Alyssa Martin

Music Composition by Anders Azzopardi and Stefan Hegeratz

Stage Management by Jaimee Hall

Poster Design by Madeleine Tuer

Photography by Kathryn Hanson (

Where: Riverdale East, 550 Broadview Avenue, Toronto (just south of Withrow Ave on Broadview).
When: September 28, 2018 @ 6 – 7 pm.
Price: Free! Donations are welcome. There will be a donation jar at the event.
Bring a blanket or chair to sit on!
This production is part of the Don River Valley Park Art program.
Scarborough Salmon Festival (festival runs 11 – 4 pm).
Where: Morningside Park, 390 Morningside Ave, Scarborough (by the main bathrooms).
When: September 30th, 1 pm.
Price: Free!