Hamilton Fringe Festival

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

HCA Teen Creation Collective: CONNECTIONS

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019

HCA Teen Creation Collective: CONNECTIONS An ensemble of young artists who have spent two weeks studying devised theatre will create a piece about the rich history of the Hamilton Conservatory of the Arts. Since 1897, the building has housed arts activities, served as a housing facility for troubled youth, been abandoned and has now been returned to a hive of creative activity. This play...

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Site-Specific Theatre in the Digital Age

Posted by on Jan 21, 2019

by Khaleel Ghandi Andy Houston, a professor in the arts faculty at the University of Waterloo, poses an important question in a video feature on site-specific theatre (which is available here): “Why is theatre important in the digital age?” Talking about the unique experience of site-specific theatre (in relation to a more traditional theatre-going experience), Houston encourages his students to...

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Tales of a Neophyte Fringer

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018

by Annie Rosenberg When you’re a neophyte Fringer and a relative Hamilton newbie, you decide that in order to take advantage of all The Hamilton Fringe Festival Has to Offer, you should Get Involved. Getting involved means volunteering to be a techie and would-be puppeteer even though you’ve never done the former before. Getting involved means you must see every single show, so you...

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The Show Must Go On!

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018

Theatre can sometimes be a challenging profession. As it is a LIVE experience – it sometimes means that people go on stage while dealing with all of the ‘slings and arrows’ that life throws at a person. It demands that a person go on stage while sick or caring for ailing loved ones or dealing with personal tragedies or health challenges. But theatre is also a deeply human...

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Staff Picks of Fringe: Single and Alone

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018

We return to the popular blog series we launched in 2017 wherein our summer staff members offer up curated lists of Fringe shows under a chosen theme. With so much on offer, these lists give you one way to help you navigate the Fringe this summer! Each list features six shows, meaning you can catch them all with a single Fringe Binge Pass. The first in our series is Fringe Binge: Single and...

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