Hyena Subpoena makes Mooney on Theatre’s Staff Picks

After reviewing all 160 Toronto Fringe shows of 2017, Mooney on Theatre staff published their top recommendations for this year’s edition. Hyena Subpoena made the list!

Ilana Lucas (…) wants to recommend the more hidden gem that is Cat Kidd’s Hyena Subpoena. It’s a show that delivers electric spoken-word poetry and evocative projections about the animals inside of us. Kidd is a masterful performer, and she spins wonders with words; go in prepared to listen with your whole mind and heart.”

Read the full list on mooneyontheatre.com

“I was leaning forward in my seat the whole time”

First review of the Summer Tour is in!

Opening night of Hyena Subpoena was “mesmeric,” “inventive,” “a commanding performance.”

Cat Kidd “stalks the stage like a predator” with “near-feral intensity.” And, the text “bristles with the joy of intricate language.”

“I was leaning forward in my seat the whole time.”

Read the full review on mooneyontheatre.com

Fresh ‘Hyena Subpoena’ review on LitLive.ca


“The show is a reinterpretation, a reimagining, of all things maligned… Kidd expresses these notions – some of which are absolutely breath-taking – through relatable stories that are told from the point of view of various species: hyenas, antelopes, lions, humans. In this show, she does it with great finesse… Kidd is as playful and engaging as ever, but there is a new ingredient in the mix this time around. The level of risk, the edge in the work, brings a whole new dimension to her presence onstage.”

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Hyena Subpoena premieres Oct. 13-29 at Les Ateliers Jean Brillant

Hyena Subpoena Poster, artwork by Mark Lang
Painting by Mark Lang (www.marklang.ca)

Aug 26 Benefit Show: Little Scream, Roma Carnivale, Reversing Falls and Cat Kidd

Tickets available at liftticketsystem.com/hyenasubpoena

Little Scream, Reversing Falls and Roma Carnivale with Catherine Kidd
Hyena Subpoena Benefit Show, Aug 26 at Cabaret du Mile-End

August 26 @ Cabaret du Mile-End
Doors at 8pm, Tickets $15
5240 av. du Parc, www.lemileend.org

Tickets on sale now at

All proceeds to support the launch of
HYENA SUBPOENA by Catherine Kidd
Premiering Oct 13-29 at Atelier Jean Brillant

A Scapegoat Carnivale/Cat Kidd Coproduction


Little Scream: facebook.com/littlescream

Reversing Falls: reversingfalls.bandcam​p.com

Roma Carnivale: myspace.com/romacarniv​ale

Cat Kidd live at HYENA SUBPOENA preview show: