On the edge Fringe Festival four-peats
the on the edge Fringe Festival returns for its fourth year aug. 15 and promises to be a memorable event.
“the last three years have brought us here,” says managing director Clayton Windatt, describing fringe as a festival where many artists and theatrical productions get their start.
“It’s a theatre incubator.”
Fringe differs from other theatre festivals because it isn’t structured and it isn’t a competition. Instead, artists are chosen either through a lottery or on a first come, first served basis.
the productions range from raw readings to fully formed shows.
Windatt says the shows can appeal to all ages, but there are some that may not be suitable for everyone. Notices will be given for those shows that may not be appropriate for some ages or may offend some. Windatt says there’s no censorship at the festival.
there will be 10 theatre shows, a comedy night and free pop-up events all at the Capitol Centre.
Many of the artists are local, but the festival sometimes “has a couple pretty heavy hitters,” Windatt says.
For instance, last year it had an artist from London, england who was touring Canadian fringe festivals.
running parallel to the festival is duality in the WKP Kennedy gallery. duality is a multi-arts incubator featuring local and national artists. the exhibit is open now, but there will be a formal reception aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
as the fringe festival moves closer, the artwork will begin to be installed outside the gallery and into the hallways of the Capitol Centre theatre.
on the edge starts aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. and finishes the night of aug. 19. a full schedule is available on the festival’s website https://fringenorth.com/