Random Article

 
On The Street
 
 
 
On The Street
 

Friends with Fringe Benefits

Theatre is an industry that worships its stars – from the star-rating system to the leading men and women who grace the stage. But the “popularity contest” of stardom is complex, as Paul Blinov explored in the...
 
On The Street
 

YEGfringefemmes, and Dudes

This year’s Fringe has seen a welcome trend in celebrating #yegfringefemmes, as the hashtag hit the Twitter and began trending. This is #supercali-FRINGE-ilistic. In the last few days I’ve come across a fair number ...

 
On The Street
 

Outside the Fringes

Buskers’ ball takes performance outside – for what it’s worth Flaming hockey sticks, trapeze, hip hop hilarity, juggling, magic, heckling performers and audience participation – welcome to the “mos...
 
On The Street
 

Getting intimate at the Fringe

Yes, there’s a special energy at the Edmonton Fringe. It grows out of people relating to one another in creative, new, vulnerable, fun ways – sometimes, in the most intimate ways. Telling stories is how we relate to...

 
On The Street
 

Supercala-FRINGE-a-size your Fringe adventure

It was a trick of the light. Christina and Wajdi were hanging out in the Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival beer gardens Thursday, August 13, as the twilight petered into night. The couple, from Grande Prairie and Paris, respecti...
 
On The Street
 

Opening night at the 34th annual Fringe

The Performer’s Parade is like the trailer to the Fringe: a quick glimpse of plays of all varieties in rapid succession. Here’s a selection of the night’s best moments.

 
On The Street
 

Saying “Yes” to the Fringe: an improv primer with Kevin Gillese

If you’ve never tried it before, watching talented actors improvise can seem impossibly complex and challenging. Yet, if you ask most actors how to improv, they will tell you all you need to do is say, “Yes.” Kevin Gillese isn’...
 
On The Street
 

Backstage at the Fringe

Ten minutes to show time, one of Michael Johnson’s cast came to him in a panic asking where a key prop was. Without it the show would be sunk. Fortunately, the young stage manager keeps detailed notes, and was able to locate th...

 
On The Street
 

Community of the Fringe

There’s more to the Fringe than meets the eye, as many an unwitting visitor has discovered. “One of the best things we’ve heard is, ‘there’s theatre at this beer tent festival?’” jokes Jill Roszel, executive director for the Fr...
 
On The Street
 

Breaking in to the Fringe

Interviewing mimes is a strange game. You never know what you’re going to get. My entire conversation with And More Shenanigans Theatre had been about five DMs on Twitter, initiated by a phishing tweet (a phweet? a twish?), “An...