Hamilton Fringe Festival

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

Staff Picks of Fringe: It’s Complicated!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

Need a little help navigating the Fringe this year? This is the third in our series of themed Fringe programming picks by our summer staff! This time out we’ve got Fringe Binge: It’s Complicated, with selections from Eloane, our summer student coming all the way from Quebec! Human beings are, and always will be, beautifully complicated and their relationships are even more complex. Here’s...

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KELLY WOLF: Design and Performance in Small Spaces

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

by Kelly Wolf You can do anything in Hamilton. I really believe that. Several years ago, I decided that if I wanted to be a part of a vibrant theatre community in Hamilton I had to get involved. I volunteered as a Venue Captain in 2014 and was thrilled and amazed by the audiences that showed up and the sense of community that was created. So, some people around the Fringe know me as a Venue...

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2017 FRINGE CLUB: Serve Ping Pong

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017

By Anna Camara  Back in May, this year’s festival participants started to ask about the Fringe Club: Is it at Baltimore House again? No, it isn’t, because that location closed for renovations. Where is it? Where do we meet and relax? Well, this summer we meet and relax at Serve Ping Pong, which you could call a sports bar, but of a completely different kind. Five years ago, a group of four...

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SKY GILBERT: Gentrification and Hamilton Artists

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017

by Sky Gilbert Gentrification is a very complicated process to understand, especially as it relates to artists. We are now experiencing gentrification in Hamilton. Gentrification can be defined as the revitalization of the downtown core of a city that was long presumed dead. The unfortunate side effect of that revitalization is that often the poorest and most marginalized citizens not only come...

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Staff Picks of Fringe: Canadian Edition!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017

Need a little help navigating the Fringe this year? This is the fourth in our series of themed Fringe programming picks by our summer staff. This time, we’ve got a Fringe Binge: Canadian Edition! with selections from Rose Hopkins, our Associate Festival Producer. Whether you’re throwing on all your red and white today, or are feeling a little less than enthused about ‘Canada 150’, we’ve rounded...

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