Hamilton Fringe Festival

An 11-day unjuried theatre festival that happens every summer in downtown Hamilton

Final Broadcast: A Late Fringe Addition

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016

Written By: Robert K. Brown This has all been a bit surreal. My cell rang on Friday, July 8th while I was on the bus. The caller introduced herself as Jessica from the Hamilton Fringe, told me I was next on the waiting list and that there had been a last-minute drop from the festival…and that while she realized it was only about 6 days or so until opening, she was wondering if I was still...

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A Scavenger Hunt for Theatre

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

  Written By: Aaron Jan I do the Fringe because it’s an experiment. I do the Fringe because it’s a chance for companies/theatre artists with little to no money to present their work at a heavily subsidized cost in a festival environment. Unlike independently producing, festivals provide an equal playing ground for companies to garner media and audience attention.  It’s...

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A Story That Must Be Told: The Ties That Bind

Posted by on Jul 16, 2016

http://hamiltonfringe.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/The-Ties-That-Bind-2016-trailer-smaller-2-1.mp4   The Hamilton Fringe talked to James Ince, writer and actor of the solo show The Ties That Bind. Here’s what he had to say about his writing process, coming to Hamilton, and ending the stigma of mental illness.  Can you describe a little bit of how this play came together, and why...

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Top 5 #HamFringe Trends

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

Written By: Stephen Near Here we are for another Fringe Festival in Hamilton, and the roster of shows just seems to be getting better and better with each passing year. For the first time since 2012, however, this will be a Festival where I will not be featured as a playwright or performer. Now, you might think this has caused me a bit of ‘buyer’s remorse’. A nagging feeling, if you will, that I...

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