Hamilton Fringe

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

Meet Tammy McLeod-Casey, the Musing Madwoman

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

The Fringe is known for being a space where artists and audiences can take risks, try something new, and dive in headfirst. That can even mean a company from the waitlist getting the opportunity to join the festival late – maybe with less than two weeks notice! This is your chance to get to know Tammy McLeod-Casey, the artist behind The Merry Musings of a Mediocre Madwoman.     A...

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#HamFringe Trends in 2019

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

#HamFringe Trends in 2019 by Stephen Near Summer has finally arrived and for many theatre artists, that means the start of another Fringe season. Several Fringe Festivals, such as Montreal, Ottawa and London, have come and gone while others, like Toronto and Regina, are still going strong. Here in Hamilton, mid-July signals the start of our own Hamilton Fringe Festival and the program (a guide...

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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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