Welcome to the Hamilton Fringe Festival website!
This year’s Hamilton Fringe Festival will be at four venues in Downtown Hamilton for eleven days between July 18 and 28, 2013.
In 2013 we celebrate our 10th Anniversary- we hope you will join us for the festivities!
Applications for 2013 Hamilton Fringe are now available! The application form is HERE.
Applications for the 2013 Playwrighting Contest are HERE.
Applications to the Gallery Mini-Series are available HERE.
The following companies have been accepted into the 2013 Hamilton Fringe Festival:
PrACTical TheACTrics, Elora, Ontario
Joe’s Café – The Sequel
Rupert Wates and Friends, NYC, USA
Cross Culture Productions, Brantford, Ontario
Fulcrum Theatre, Hamilton, Ontario
Around Miss Julie
Hopegrown Productions, Burlington, Ontario
Bridezilla vrs the Apocalypse
BrainDeadPan Productions, Hamilton, Ontario
Street Opera Productions, Hamilton, Ontario
Oh God The Drums
Longbaby Productions, Toronto, Ontario
NDustry Productions, Oakville, Ontario
The Gore Mis-Fits
Majik Man Productions, Hamilton, Ontario
Little Fingers Music, Toronto, Ontario
Betting on the Riverman
Haywain Theatre, Hamilton, Ontario
Broken Soil Theatre, Hamilton, Ontario
11th Year Productions, Hamilton, Ontario
Sorry ‘Bout That.
Bears! In The City!, Toronto, Ontario
Reaching Symmetry Theatre Hamilton, Ontario
Hercinia Arts Collective Toronto, Ontario
A Little Too Close To Home
Little Black Afro Productions, Missisauga, Ontario
Jack and Jill Beiber – Fever
Sero – Somers Hamilton, Ontario
Out of Sight Productions London, Ontario
Puente Theatre, Victoria, BC
The Green Lesson
ECO5 Creative Green Projects, Hamilton Ontario
Tom, Dick, & Harry
C.A.S.T. Inc, Burlington Ontario
The Wrong Sex
Company of Hags, Hamilton Ontario
Kid A, Kid B
Rock Bottom Movement, Toronto Ontario
Death Married My Daughter
Play it Again Productions, Toronto Ontario
Third Person, Montreal, Quebec
Normal, Toronto, Ontario
Confirmed ‘Bring Your Own Venue’ Slots:
Death and the Maiden
NorteSur Artistic Productions, Burlington, Ontario at the PEARL COMPANY
Red Ribbon Theatre, Hamilton, Ontario at the LYRIC
The Hangman’s Reprise
Zo-oid Theatre, Hamilton, Ontario at the LYRIC
All of our regular slots are full.
We are still accepting applications for the Gallery Mini-Series
The board of directors of the Hamilton Festival Theatre Company is delighted to announce that it has hired Claire Calnan as the new Festival Director for the 2013 Hamilton Fringe Festival.
Calnan brings a wealth of experience to the job. Claire is an actor and theatre maker who made the move from Toronto to Hamilton late last year.
Claire says that Fringe Festivals played a major role in the development of her career. With her company tiny bird theatre (with Jenny Young) Claire directed Inanna (Outstanding Production: Toronto Fringe 2004, Victoria Fringe 2005) and appeared in The Demimondes (Outstanding Production: Toronto Fringe 2005) She has also appeared in several Fringe shows including the critically acclaimed Greenland (NY Fringe 2011-Overall Excellence Award in Playwrighting)
Her performance career spans a decade and includes work with many of Toronto’s most celebrated companies including: Tarragon (The Small Room At the Top of the Stairs, After Akhmatova, The Clockmaker, Past Perfect), Soulpepper (Antigone), Young People’s Theatre (Duel at Dawn, New Canadian Kid), Theatre Smith Gilmour/Factory (Katherine Mansfield, Chekhov’s Heartache), and Volcano/Theatre Passe Muraille (Appetite)
Claire was also the Associate Director of the Festival of Ideas and Creation at Canadian Stage from 2009-2012 and is the founder and, along with Weyni Mengesha, the co-Artistic Director of The AMY Project (Artists Mentoring Youth), an arts education program for young women that celebrates its 8th anniversary in 2013. She is in demand as a mentor and has worked as an instructor with companies including Soulpepper, Project Humanity, Canadian Stage, Theatre Revolve, the TDSB, George Brown Theatre School, Nightwood Theatre, and The Paprika Festival. Claire was the recipient of the Crow’s Theatre Emerging Director Award in 2008 and a 2010 Chalmers Professional Development Grant to support her studies of traditional theatre in Japan. She was voted the Top Theatre Artist of 2009 by NOW Magazine. Claire is a graduate of Studio 58 in Vancouver.
In February Claire will appear in The Faroe Islands at Buddies’ in Bad Times Theatre’s Rhubarb Festival and in March Iceland at the Factory Theatre. Both plays written by Nicolas Billon and directed by Ravi Jain.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the cultural landscape in Hamilton so soon after moving here. I look forward to continuing to discover the city through the lens of this integral Festival”, says Calnan.
According to Hamilton Fringe Festival President Brian Morton, “We are delighted that such a great producer had already become resident in Hamilton! I am thrilled that the Hamilton Fringe is in such good hands”.
Info on the 2012 Hamilton Fringe is below
Attendance for 2012 was 5129, with $33,609 being returned to the 28 productions in the festival.
You can download the full 2012 Hamilton Fringe Program in PDF form here – 2012 Hamilton Fringe Program
Folks looking for just the Master Schedule of all the shows and venues in the festival please click HERE – 2012 MASTER SCHEDULE.
Looking for Community Fringe Reviews? Click HERE (www.reviews.artword.net.)
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IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN “FRINGING”
- All Fringe shows start on time. Please be sure to set your watch to CBC time.
- Latecomers will not be admitted to any performance. Even those patrons with tickets will not be admitted once a performance has started. No exceptions. Parking is limited, so please make sure you give yourself ample time when traveling to the venue. Patrons who have bought online advance tickets should pick them up at the venue box office a minimum of 90 minutes before a performance.
- General admission seating for all performances.
- All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. 100% of the ticket price goes directly to the performers; therefore there can be no refunds once a ticket is purchased.
- There is no re-admittance if you leave the venue during the performance.
- The Hamilton Fringe requires all patrons and Fringe participants to purchase a Fringe Backer Button (a one-time $4.00 cost) in order to gain admission to the venue. This rule applies to everyone. Anyone without a button may be removed from the premises at the Festivals’ sole discretion. Be careful with it – if you lose the button – you have to buy another one!
- There are no exceptions to any of these rules. Since the festival is run almost entirely by volunteers, the poor person that you are shouting at can’t change the situation in any way.