Hamilton Fringe

A 12-day unjuried theatre festival that happens every summer in downtown Hamilton

ALERT Spotlight: Emma Grafham

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017

ALERT is professional development program for emerging artistic leaders who want to help redefine the theatre culture in Hamilton. Participants work with theatre artists and mentors to develop their artistic and producing skills and help produce the Frost Bites Festival in February 2018.

Emma Grafham takes on the job of Ad Sales & Sponsorship for the Frost Bites Festival.


Emma is an emerging (theatre) artist and performer, and Hamilton native. Having recently graduated from a drama and performance BA program Emma is very excited to be apart of ALERT to expand her theatre producing skills and begin to approach her own theatre making with more entrepreneurial confidence.

What excites you about the ALERT program? What drew you to it?

The ALERT program is a fantastic opportunity to get hands on producing experience and to participate in one on one mentorship and workshops from other experienced producers in the GTA. The ALERT program excites me because I get to work with a great group of eager, young local producers on a festival that is so focused on engaging the community and making many emerging theatre artists’ work accessible to the community.

What are you looking forward to at FrostBites?

Site-specific theatre can bring so much life to the most unexpected of places and it’s about time more Hamilton audiences got to experience the wonderment that site specific work can provoke! I look forward to experiencing Frost Bites 2018 in this new restored space.

For more information about the ALERT Program and its participants, click here.