Teen Zines with Colleen!

What is a zine? Short for ‘magazine’, zines are a great way to express yourself! Learn how to make two different kinds of tiny books with simple materials, to use for comics, stories, poems, art, collages – anything you can think of! Colleen’s video will be available as of September 23rd on Fringe’s social media!Continue reading “Teen Zines with Colleen!”

The Story of a Sinking Man

The Story of a Sinking Man (listen on Bandcamp!) by Morris Panych Produced by Kick At The Dark Theatre Co-operative (kickatthedark.com) Featuring Andrew Chandler Directed, Recorded and Edited by Dorian Lang Original stage management by Olivia Rankin Image design by Colleen MacIsaac PWYC (suggested $10).   Nash’s life hasn’t amounted to much. Or so he discovers,Continue reading “The Story of a Sinking Man”

20-Day Script Writing Challenge!

20-Day Script Writing Challenge!  With Halifax Fringe Are you feeling writer’s block? Want to go from a blank page to a completed script in just 20 days? Let’s do it together! Sign up for The Halifax Fringe 20-Day Script Challenge, and you’ll get the tips and tools you need to complete a script in 20Continue reading “20-Day Script Writing Challenge!”

A Tale on Two Wheels

A Tale on Two Wheels is a free, outdoor performance for kids and families delivered by tandem bike around Halifax. Come and join the adventure of two slightly lost postal workers, a giant monarch butterfly, and their mountain of packages. It’s a journey filled with music, whimsy, and fun! Gale Force Theatre is excited toContinue reading “A Tale on Two Wheels”

Alien

Alien By Annie Valentina Originally featured in the 2013 Atlantic Fringe Festival in the eMotion Picture Gallery.  Alien is a bittersweet love letter to a culturally fractured upbringing. Join playwright Annie “Anichka” Valentina as she sifts through memories, immigration policies, and slippery versions of self in an effort to find the elusive definition of “home,”Continue reading “Alien”

4:48 Psychosis

4:48 Psychosis By Sarah Kane Presented by Caravan Theatre Directed by Kathy France  Assistant Directed by Zac Comeau  With Rebecca Wolfe & Margaret Muriel Legere Drama/Psychical theatre R: Adult Content, Adult Language 90 MIN 4:48 Psychosis, by radical and influential British playwright Sarah Kane, takes a deep dive into issues of mental health and suicide.Continue reading “4:48 Psychosis”

Anonymous Survey

Thank you for participating in this anonymous survey! To help us improve your experience at our festival, please fill out this feedback form.  We rely on this information to implement new programs, provide useful feedback for staff in performance reviews, and advocate on your behalf. We care about your livelihoods, workloads, craft, and community experience.Continue reading “Anonymous Survey”

Build Your Own Shadow Theatre & Puppets!

Build Your Own Shadow Theatre & Puppets! With Theatre du Poulet / Roland Chun Shing Au Are you eager to go back to the theatre to watch some performance? Why not build one by yourselves at home and create a show with your family? Or have a totally new alternative and fun way to hearContinue reading “Build Your Own Shadow Theatre & Puppets!”

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect Presented by The Unnatural Disaster Theatre Company Storytelling/Performance Art/A Choose Your Own Adventure Instagram Play PG: Adult Content, Violence, Adult Language, Loud / Abrupt Noises 30 MIN “The Butterfly Effect is an often misunderstood phenomenon wherein a small change in starting conditions can lead to vastly different outcomes.” This innovative series of threeContinue reading “Butterfly Effect”

Closed Space Feedback Session for BIPOC Communities

Closed Space Feedback Session for BIPOC Communities The Halifax Fringe Festival turns 30 this year. The pandemic has offered us a forced pause on our typical programming and current realities of global outcries against injustice through the leadership of Black Lives Matter, Indigenous Sovereignty, and disability justice movements have further reaffirmed our organizational need toContinue reading “Closed Space Feedback Session for BIPOC Communities”

Closed Space Feedback Session for Deaf and Disabled Communities.

Closed Space Feedback Session for Deaf and Disabled Communities. The Halifax Fringe Festival turns 30 this year. The pandemic has offered us a forced pause on our typical programming and current realities of global outcries against injustice through the leadership of Black Lives Matter, Indigenous Sovereignty, and disability justice movements have further reaffirmed our organizationalContinue reading “Closed Space Feedback Session for Deaf and Disabled Communities.”

Counting to a Hundred

Counting to a Hundred By Michael Lake Originally featured in the 2019 Halifax Fringe Festival in the Neptune Windsor Studio (Michael lost 2 performances to Hurricane Dorian). Counting to a Hundred is a story told in 100 small parts. Part queer history, part personal story, part celebration. Join the room to experience what emerges whenContinue reading “Counting to a Hundred”

Definition of Man

Definition of Man  A sexier, more violent Waiting for Godot, Definition of Man is a physicalized postmodern de-creation myth. Drawing from Kenneth Burke’s essay of the same name, the show investigates the human drive to communicate and the inevitable breakdown that results from the inherent incompleteness of language. The one-act synthesizes personal narratives, academic texts,Continue reading “Definition of Man”

Drag Queen Face Painting for Kids! With Rouge Fatale!

Drag Queen Face Painting for Kids! With Rouge Fatale!  Are you looking for fun things to do while we stay safe and cozy inside? Tune in with your little one to get a fun face painting tutorial from the best! Rouge will take us through a few fun DIY looks (think rainbows, cat eyes, andContinue reading “Drag Queen Face Painting for Kids! With Rouge Fatale!”

Hello City and 30 years of Fringe Shows!

Hello City and 30 years of Fringe Shows! 🎭 Fringe By The Sea 🌊🌊🌊 With generous support from Shakespeare By The Sea, Hello City is moving socially distant – OUTSIDE – into Point Pleasant Park’s Cambridge Battery! To celebrate 30 years of the Halifax Fringe Festival, Hello City will be using past Fringe show blurbsContinue reading “Hello City and 30 years of Fringe Shows!”

Grantwriting for the Arts

Grantwriting for the ArtsWith Karen Gross Workshop  All levels welcome 2 hours This workshop will walk participants through what a grantwriting process can look like. We’ll talk about possible sources of funding, how peer jury processes work, timelines, making budgets, writing tips, and support materials. We’ll also talk about navigating red tape and imposter syndrome.Continue reading “Grantwriting for the Arts”

How Often Do I Dream…

How Often Do I Dream… By Kathleen (Katie) Dorian Originally featured in the 2014 Atlantic Fringe Festival, in Plan B (now a scooter and power chair shop). “What happens when our memory fails us? Who do we become when our histories disappear? How Often Do I Dream… navigated those ideas through a multi-sensory performance experience,Continue reading “How Often Do I Dream…”

Mask Making with Things at Home!

Mask Making with Things at Home! With Theatre du Poulet / Roland Chun Shing Au Have you ever thought of how you can make a fabulous mask from the things at your home? By using  plastic containers from the grocery store, aluminum foil from the kitchen, newspapers, and some easy tools at home, you canContinue reading “Mask Making with Things at Home!”

Reel Teens Media Art Camp

Reel Teens Media Art Camp With Tara Taylor The Reel Teens Media Art Camp will teach youth about the art and practice of storytelling through video, thus producing short 1-2 min videos documenting their livelihoods. They will use their cell phones to enable them to create their own video with a group of their peersContinue reading “Reel Teens Media Art Camp”

Reimagining Creative Futures

Reimagining Creative Futures With Carmel Farahbakhsh You’re invited to a facilitated conversation about the political roots of Fringe theatre, utilizing creative works as liberatory tools, and creative sector responsibility to act as agents of change in response to current global outcries against injustice. We will discuss ways to move from tokenism to relationships of mutualityContinue reading “Reimagining Creative Futures”

Roller Derby Saved My Soul

Written and performed by Nancy Kenny Directed and dramaturged for the stage by Tania Levy Original sound design by Steven Lafond Sound design and mixing for the audio play by Wes Babcock Throughout this one-woman action-adventure comedy on wheels, Amy, a shy, queer, 30 year old, comic book geek navigates the tough competitive world ofContinue reading “Roller Derby Saved My Soul”

Savour the Sea From a Distance

Savour the Sea From a Distance By Vincenzo Ravina In Savour the Sea From a Distance, magician and writer Vincenzo Ravina takes you on a guided tour of his collection of unusual magical artifacts. During the course of the tour, we’ll bestow luck to the unlucky, test out a Coincidence Machine, and maybe try toContinue reading “Savour the Sea From a Distance”

Stories and Tales with Bud Hunter

Stories and Tales with Bud Hunter  By Bud Hunter Bud Hunter tells stories and reads from his first Fringe show.  Podcast recording on Bandcamp! All podcast shows launch on September 4th. Bandcamp waives their revenue on September 4 to help support artists during COVID-19. We encourage you to check out these celebrations of Fringe FestivalsContinue reading “Stories and Tales with Bud Hunter”

The Road to Connamara: songs and stories in the old style

The Road to Connamara: songs and stories in the old style By Dusty Keleher Originally featured in the 2018 Halifax Fringe Festival, in Plan B (now a scooter and power chair shop). A table, a chair, a drink, a guitar on a stand. The storyteller sings songs in the old style, or sean nós, aContinue reading “The Road to Connamara: songs and stories in the old style”

The Round Table: International Waters Live History

The Round Table: International Waters Live History It’s April 14, 1912. You’re aboard the RMS Carpathia, bound for Fiume attending a birthday dinner with other guests and crew for Julia Cservenka, a stewardess. But when Julia’s treasured broach goes missing and her estranged best friend, Kay, returns, it is up to you to solve theContinue reading “The Round Table: International Waters Live History”

The Space Between

The Space Between By Simeon Taole Originally featured in the 2016 Atlantic Fringe Festival, in Menz Bar. The Space Between has been published, nominated for and won several awards, toured within Canada, and staged Off Broadway in New York City. It is a coming of age meditation on young love through a historical and cross-culturalContinue reading “The Space Between”

Touched By Too Many Angels

Touched By Too Many Angels By Adam Myatt Originally featured in the 2017 Halifax Fringe Festival, in Kazan Theatre’s The Waiting Room (now torn down). The closest thing Adam Myatt ever had to a religious experience was listening to “Drops of Jupiter” on his crackly car stereo. Now he’s dead, and he’s not sure howContinue reading “Touched By Too Many Angels”

Walking While Black in Moscow

Walking While Black in Moscow By Les Kurkendaal Originally featured in the 2019 Halifax Fringe Festival, in Neptune Imperial Studio (Les lost 2 performances to Hurricane Dorian). Les has taken a trip to Russia. He doesn’t read or speak the language. Plus he is Black. And when he gets to Russia he comes in contactContinue reading “Walking While Black in Moscow”