The 13th annual Hamilton Fringe Festival is just around the corner!
What is The Hamilton Fringe Festival?
The Fringe Festival runs from July 14-24th and is going to be a ton of fun. With more than 40 companies offering up their musicals, dances, and various shows, there is definitely entertainment for everyone. The festival will have more than 300 performances and at the door, no ticket is more than $10! Being 11 days long and very affordable, there is no reason to miss out on this amazing festival!
The Hamilton Fringe Festival was founded in 2002 and the first show took place in 2003. Originating from Scotland in 1947, fringe festivals are a great way to bring communities together and support new/emerging artists in theatre! What’s even cooler is that in some performances, audience members are invited to participate and experience the work alongside the artists.
Speaking with the Festival Director:
To learn a bit more about what Hamilton Fringe 2016 will be like, we spoke to the festival director, Jessica Anderson. She told us a little more about what we can expect, how to attend, and her personal background in theatre as well! Check out the SoundCloud link below:
Johnny Salib of Oasis Love:
We also had the chance to speak with Johnny Salib of Sisyphean Productions. Johnny told us all about his upcoming show at Hamilton Fringe called Oasis Love. Interesting fact – not only is Johnny a cast member of this one-man show, but he is also the playwright!
Have you been in love? Have you ever fallen out of love? Be sure to check out Oasis Love at Fringe and join Johnny on this realistic tale of ups and downs that many couples experience. For more info on tickets and showtimes, click here.
Erica Hill of Unoriginal Sin:
Erica Hill is one of the directors and cast members of the play Unoriginal Sin. This play focuses on the lives of young adults and how sexual relationships are experienced by the millennials of today. Unoriginal Sin will be at The Player’s Guild for 7 shows.
Earlier this week, we had Erica on the phone to tell us all about her experience at McMaster University in the Theatre & Film Program and how their thesis project landed them a spot at fringe this year! To hear more about the show and what you can expect, check out the sound clip below! For more info on tickets and showtimes, click here.
Olivia Fasullo of Devil in the Details:
Olivia Fasullo is a fourth year History and Political Science student at McMaster University. Being a fan of theatre since she was in high school, Olivia is pleased to present her debut show at the Hamilton Fringe Festival this year! Devil in the Details will be live at The Player’s Guild for 7 shows beginning on July 14th!
Olivia was on #MorningFile with host Mark Gonzalez earlier this week to tell us all about the upcoming show and how she came up with the idea. She also told us a bit about her family owned local bridal store, Bella Mia Bridal! Check out the full chat below. For more info on tickets and showtimes, click here.
Kathleen Aubert of Boka:
Kathleen Aubert is a Montreal based actor and the star of the one-woman show, Boka! She is also the artistic director of Possiblement Théâtre, founded in 2010, and we’re so excited that she has brought her production to Hamilton Fringe! Boka will be at Fringe for 7 shows in the Theatre Aquarius Studio, beginning on July 16th!
Kathleen was on our show this week to tell us all about her upcoming show, what it’s like being the sole actress, and what may be in store for Boka! Check out our full interview below. For more info on tickets and showtimes, click here.
Looking to check out an improv comedy show at Fringe this year? Be sure to catch The Understudies! This group of friends consists of Adriana Alfano, Mart Alas, Kristi Boulton and Andrew Hopps, and they’re bringing us 9 shows of Act One; Scene Two!
We brought as many Understudies as we could to the CFMU studios this week to tell us all about their show. We also learned that two of them are McMaster University alumni (yay)! Check out our full interview below! For more info on tickets and showtimes, click here.
Erik Helle of Chiaroscuro:
Erik Helle is a Toronto based playwright/director/actor that recently graduated with a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Windsor. We’re super excited because his unique show, Chiaroscuro, is part of the mini-gallery series at Fringe. This is Erik’s first time as part of the Hamilton Fringe Festival and his unique 20 minute show is here for six shows at Gallery #1.
Erik was on our show this week to tell us all about Chiaroscuro, where he got his inspiration from, and how he prepares for this one-man show. Check out our full interview below! For more info on tickets and showtimes, click here.