Thursday, May 17, 2007


In 2000 Sara Bynoe created; an online database of the world’s worst poetry. She edited an anthology; Teen Angst: A Celebration of REALLY BAD Poetry (St. Martin’s Press, 2005). In 2006 she sold out her performance of BAD GRAD at Calgary’s famous High Performance Rodeo curated by One Yellow Rabbit’s Michael Green. Now she has taken the best of the worst teen angst for this solo show, Fuck Off and Die: Tales in Teen Angst Poetry.

Expect the show to be a medley of mortification; poems of rhyming swears, classic teen ravings like ‘no one understands my pain’ and ‘I will never love again,’ a heart-bleeding song inspired by break-ups, and ode or two to Kurt Cobain. Part stand-up comedy, part poetry reading, and part verbatim theatre, Fuck off and Die is a heartfelt yet hilarious valentine for every lonely, angry and misunderstood person that ever lived because the truth is everyone understands you pain. Especially Sara.

“Sara Bynoe is a great comedic talent reminiscent of Carol Burnett.” Terminal City
“Bloody Hilarious” -ION Magazine
“Teen Angst Poetry Queen”-Georgia Straight,
“We laughed for hours”- CBC Radio

Fuck off and Die: Tales in Teen Angst Poetry is at the Toronto Fringe July 4-15
Thu, July 5 8:15 PM
Sat, July 7 9:45 PM
Sun, July 8 1:45 PM
Tue, July 10 10:45 PM
Wed, July 11 6:00 PM
Thu, July 12 3:30 PM
Fri, July 13 6:15 PM
Venue: Fringe Venue 7 - Tarragon Theatre Extra Space - 30 Bridgman Avenue
The Tarragon Theatre is located at the intersection of Howland Avenue and Bridgman Avenue, which is one block north of Dupont Street and two blocks east of Bathurst Street.

Tickets: $9 plus Fringe pass- available at and (416) 966-1062

Why ‘Fuck Off and Die’?
Because it’s what every teenager wants everyone they hate to do.
Because the phrase is overused in Teen Angst writing.
Because it’s a song.
Because it’s funny

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