Monday, September 21, 2020
ADVT 
Festivals

Vancouver Fringe Festival: It’s Theatrically Delicious!

Various locations05 Sep '19 to 15 Sep '19 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Love variety? Comedy, drama, musicals, clowns, political satire—mix all those tasty theatre flavours together and you get the Vancouver Fringe Festival! With 101 shows to choose from, you’re bound to find some “Theatrically Delicious” performances this September 5 to 15.

    The music at the Phillips Fringe Bar will be snap, crackle, and popping every night of the Fringe. Located at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island, families will be cheerio-ing ‘cause the Bar is all ages and open Saturday and Sunday afternoons too.

    Some highlights:

    Opening Night featuring the Georgia Straight Fringe-For-All: September 4
    Join fellow Fringers in a celebration to kick off the Festival! Hosted by Fringe Alumni Abdul Aziz (Fake Ghost Tours) and Davey Calderon (Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night), you’ll be led through 40 two-minute previews at the Georgia Straight Fringe-For-All—a great way to snack on shows in this year’s Festival. Plus, there’ll be hors d’oeuvres and desserts from The Keg and Dockside Restaurant, as well as a tasting of new products from Georgian Bay Spirit Company.

    Advance Theatre: New Works by Women
    Ruby Slippers Theatre and Playwrights Guild of Canada partnered with the Fringe to showcase dramatic readings of five new plays by diverse Canadian women playwrights. From first language reconnection and siblings dealing with parental loss, to working in a country bar, walking 1,600km, and being a Vietnamese oceanic refugee, these new works will be featured as matinees during the Festival.

    Dramatic Works Series
    With support from the Lochmaddy Foundation, the Fringe boosts dramatic content at the Festival. This year’s Dramatic Works Series artists have been mentored by Hardline Productions’ Co-Artistic Director Raes Calvert, a Métis theatre artist who’s toured internationally. Showcased at The Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab, this year’s series includes work by Jacob Richmond, Yukio Mishima, Sarah Kane, Madeleine George, Rajiv Joseph, and John Logan.

    Fringe Awards and Closing Night Party: September 15
    The Public Market Pick of the Fringe Awards will be announced as well as the Joanna Maratta Award, the BC Touring Council Award, and the Artistic Risk Award—all of which help emerging artists take their work to the next level. The TD Fringe Forward Award is also being launched! In partnership with Neworld Theatre and sponsored by TD Bank Group, this award recognizes a production that centres the work of artists from historically marginalized communities.

    The Fringe is comprised of un-juried, un-censored productions that are literally drawn from a hat or chosen on a first come, first served basis! This means the theatre you see at the Fringe is filled with emerging artists and seasoned veterans in traditional and experimental work alike.

    The Festival is centred on Granville Island, but venues extend across the city to The Cultch, the Firehall Arts Centre, Havana, and beyond—and site-specific shows use unusual locations on and off Granville Island too!

    Tickets go on sale August 7 and are $15. Half-Price tickets will be offered to select performances. Frequent Fringer Cards offer a great value and limited quantities are available for four, 10, or 30 performances. Tickets and Frequent Fringer Cards can be purchased at VancouverFringe.com or at the Fringe Box Office, located at 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. The Fringe Box Office is physically open from September 3 through to the end of the Festival on September 15.

    Show descriptions can be found at www.VancouverFringe.com and in our program guide, available at select Blenz Coffee locations and other Fringe friendly businesses.

     

    Join DARPAN Magazine community on socialmedia!  

     

     FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER   | INSTAGRAM  |  YOUTUBE    |  ISSUU

    Event Location Various locations
    Address:
    Post Code: V6H 3R8

    MORE Festivals ARTICLES

    Bard on the Beach Presents Coriolanus

    1000 Chestnut St | 21/08/2019 - 15/09/2019

    The world of Coriolanus resembles our own Western society, but without its modern digital technology.

    Bard on the Beach Presents Coriolanus

    21/08/2019 - 15/09/2019

    Beer-lovers, this event is just for you

    Jubilee Park, 2552 McCallum Rd | 24/08/2019 - 24/08/2019

    Beers made exclusively with bush fruits and tree fruits.

    Beer-lovers, this event is just for you

    24/08/2019 - 24/08/2019

    Flamenco Rosario Presents Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

    Vancouver venues | 13/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

    2019 lineup of local and international flamenco artists with free workshops and ticketed performances at various Vancouver venues

    Flamenco Rosario Presents Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

    13/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

    2019 International Theatresports Institute Conference and Festival

    Various locations | 14/10/2019 - 20/10/2019

    The Festival celebrates how the improv art form has evolved around the world to reflect the influences it receives from different cultural terroirs. 

    2019 International Theatresports Institute Conference and Festival

    14/10/2019 - 20/10/2019

    Celebrate the harvest season with PumpkinFest

    2121 Marine Drive | 06/10/2019 - 06/10/2019

    There will be fun for the entire family including a pumpkin patch where you can participate in old fashioned games like a scarecrow scramble and scavenger hunt.

    Celebrate the harvest season with PumpkinFest

    06/10/2019 - 06/10/2019

    Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

    Multiple Locations in Vancouver and Surrey | 09/08/2019 - 13/08/2019

    Welcome the Storm

     

    Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

    09/08/2019 - 13/08/2019
    PrevNext