RESULTS – Lottery for 2020 St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival

Voices of Asia International

01 – Lucky Island Theatre
02 – Studio 013
03 – Fay’s Bee
04 – Escape Bike
not selected – Colour Outside the Lines Montreal
not selected – Crimson and Clover
not selected – Double Fantasy
not selected – Good Times Theatre Co.
not selected – Inés Anaya INC.
not selected – Jade Diamond Productions
not selected – kalianore productions
not selected – Khafi Brood Players
not selected – Mish Azmé
not selected – Montreal Steppers
not selected – Nightjan Productions
not selected – stand up for what we need
not selected – StarStuff
not selected – Trans Trenderz

L’Opéra-Théâtre du Miroir

01 – Renee Joseph
02 – Jackee J. Productions
03 – Reginald St-Eloy
04 – Cia. Paideia
non sélectionnée – Cadavre et Caramel
non sélectionnée – Collectif Passeurs de Voix
non sélectionnée – L’overthinkerie
non sélectionnée – Potomitan

Alley Cat Productions
Break The Cycle In Park-Ex Theatre Co.
Cottontail Productions
Dai Bao Productions
DHT Productions
Four Face Productions
Frank Mythic Inc
Get Down On It
H4C Productions
Heart of Gold
Hokey Pokey Productions
Humanly Possible Productions
kalianore productions
Mad Paradox
Menina da Lua
MoonCow Theatre Co.
PomPom & Moon
Productions Presents
Raido Productions
Rubber Tree
Trans Trenderz
Turner Doomsday Entertainment
Useless People
Wandering Well Productions
William Burr
Yarn Productions

01 – Tewakaratónnions Productions
02 – Bouddha-Citrouille
03 – Fay’s Bee
04 – Red Bridge productions
05 – Velveteen Valuables
06 – RIOT Theatre
07 – Home Theatre Productions
08 – Life Audit Theatre
09 – MapsCastle
10 – Dawn Dreams Circus
11 – StarStuff
12 – writeronabike Productions!
13 – George Longshadow
14 – potatoCakes_digital
15 – Marianouche
16 – M. de Courgivaux
17 – ACT! Montreal
18 – Escape Bike
19 – Khafi Brood Players
20 – Studio 013
21 – Crazy Cat Lady Productions
22 – worse as you go
23 – Whatever works
24 – Swinwood Productions
25 – Nightjan Productions
26 – Empress Cherry Sunday
27 – West Can Folk Performing Co
28 – Spoke Theatre
30 – Burning Banana Productions
31 – Helen Bach Productions
32 – Gateway Music
33 – DeconstructingQueer
34 – Marissa Blair
35 – Beyond the universe
36 – Tamzin Productions
37 – PointeTango
38 – MDR productions
39 – Half Twin Theatre
40 – Boulouki Theatre
41 – R’lyeh City Theater Company
42 – Bad Girl Puppet Club
43 – Stormbringer
44 – Joan of all Trades
45 – Spilled Milk Productions
46 – MJ productions
47 – They Tried to Kill Us Productions
48 – Overy Productions
49 – Cosmic Slug
50 – Brave New Productions
51 – Ed the Girl
52 – Jeroen Lindeman
53 – Montreal Steppers
54 – Double Fantasy
55 – Lucky Island Theatre
56 – Isaac Smeele
57 – KaleidoscopeMTL
58 – Self-Deprecation
59 – SoMo Theatre
60 – TurtlePond Theatre Productions
61 – crowlake
62 – FutureFems
63 – Chocolate Moose Theatre Company
64 – Kerosene Theatre
65 – In between
66 – Doctor Keir Co.
67 – Projet Ambidanse
68 – The Ugly Cry Company
69 – A.K.A. Flora Lynn
70 – Poetry from Mars
71 – Get Fresh Productions
72 – Sans nom
73 – Avmarei
74 – The Maximum Chill
75 – That’s A Good One!
76 – Blinded By The Light Productions
78 – Vertical Heart Productions
79 – Gray Productions
80 – Crimson and Clover
81 – Lost & Found Puppet Co.
82 – Elemental Spirit Productions
83 – Golden Slippers
84 – Good Times Theatre Co.
85 – The Malicious Basement
86 – anDRAMAda
87 – Gleams Theatre
88 – Acts To Grind Theatre

Ac Productions
APK production
Café et Bas de laine
Cia. Paideia
Collectif les Allumés
Collectif Passeurs de Voix
Collectif Théâtral Qui Dit Vain
Compagnie de l’Iris magnétique
Ère Théâtre
Kathleen Aubert
L’Opéra-Théâtre du Miroir
La Gorgée
La Non-Compagnie
Le Black Hole
Les chiens galeux
Les Intimistes
Les Louves
Les Parents Terribles
Les Productions Matou-Vu
les sombres sots
Mirna Rivera
Pagaie ou meurs
Productions de la Clé Rouge
Théâtre Globe Bulle Rouge
Théâtre Lune et l’Autre
Théâtre Sans Nombre
Tuque et Capuche

01 – Renee Joseph
02 – Le Théâtre de La Lune Rouge
03 – Maison Des Comédiens
04 – Théâtre Polygame
05 – Opéra Outside the Box
06 – Les productions Damalisque
07 – Théâtre Première Neige
08 – L’Enfant Terrible
09 – Meute Monde
10 – Esprit du Tilleul
11 – Les deux colons d’Amérique
12 – Ex-Libris
13 – Linda Tremblay
14 – Tête dure
15 – Les Bouclés
16 – Jacinthe Laforte
17 – Théâtre des illuminés
18 – Equivoc’
19 – Hystrionix
21 – Les yeux du cœur
22 – Laurence Mainville
23 – Les Particules Liées
24 – Lorie Ganley
25 – Champlain-Goldthwait
26 – Malina Fürhoff
27 – Narcisseae
28 – Pretium Doloris
29 – Adrien Gaudon
30 – La Nab
31 – Les Choreutes
32 – Philo14
33 – Possiblement Théâtre
34 – Les Précieuses Perdues S.E.N.C

Dance Fachin
Death Ray Cabaret
Eliot Entertainment
GoodSide Productions
Guayoyo Creative Collective
Helix Ivy Productions
Melanie Gall Presents
Nostos Collectives
Squeaky Wheel
surFace Dance
The apartment across the hall
The Pucking Fuppet Co.
Yonge Professionals

01 – Keith Brown
02 – Cardinal Theatre
03 – Bad Crew Theatre
04 – Ragamuffin Productions
05 – Théâtre Les Compromis
06 – Jimmy Hogg
08 – Irrelephant Productions
09 – (Sex) Cult
10 – Mark Shyzer
11 – Kolarova Danse
12 – Thea Fitz-James
13 – Angus Blue
14 – Pocket Atlas
15 – Illumabilities
16 –
17 – SNAFU
18 – Neanderthal Theatre
19 – ObjectifyFruit
20 – Atelierartworkesinc.
21 – Ryan McFarling, magician, illusionist & trickster
22 – Spec Theatre
23 – PunFu Productions
24 – Vagabond Productions
25 – Permissible Theatre
26 – Newman Mentalism
27 – Concordia Association of Students in Theatre
28 – Carey-OK! Productions
29 – Ill at Will
30 – Joylyn Secunda
31 – Squirrel Suit Productions
32 – La cerise sur le sundae
33 – Quivering Dendrites
34 – Geriwinkle Inc.
35 – Drosselmeyer
36 – Ginette Mohr Productions
37 – Dirty Rotten Clowns
38 – Tita Collective
39 – Al Lafrance
40 – Cursed Productions
41 – Apt. 5 Theatre Collective
42 – JamesRankin Players
43 – SaMel Tanz
44 – Pulsive Party
45 – Robotic Birds
46 – Singles Awareness Productions
47 – Snowglobe Theatre
48 – Margin Release
49 – 603 New Musicals
50 – Edith 47 Productions
51 – Skipping Stones Theatre

A Little Bit Off
big word performance/ jem rolls
Cia Capirona
Dynamite Lunchbox
Jim Loucks
Lee Archer
Lesley Tsina
Murray Meyer
Paco Erhard
Snake & Rod Theatre
Stories Alive
Weeping Spoon Productions
ZeekTech Productions

01 – TrueKPod.Com
02 – Paul Edward
03 – Chrysalis Theatre Company
04 – John Michael
05 – et al
06 – Michelle Shulman
07 – Shellscrape Theatre Co., NYC
08 – Buenas Canas
09 – Tudor Productions
10 – Alexandra LaPlante
11 – Bob Bell
12 – Lamiricain
13 – JS Productions
14 – Andrew Erskine Wheeler
15 – Pipia & Son
16 – Why Theatre Company
18 – Paladin Theatre Company
19 – Piti Theatre Company
20 – K.I.A. Productions
21 – Lisa Pedace
22 – Ewerton Martins
23 – Jake Simonds
24 – Kazu Kusano
25 – Racing Sloth Productions
26 – janoah…anygoodjokes?
27 – Tyler West
28 – Kerry Ipema
29 – Monaliza Theatre Group
30 – A Mulled Whine
31 – Deus Quantica
32 – DK Reinemer

Announcing the Culturally Diverse Artist Project

MainLine Theatre is proud to launch the Culturally Diverse Artist Lottery & Mentorship Program in partnership with the Cole Foundation.

The Culturally Diverse Artist Project is an additional lottery and mentorship program available to culturally diverse and/or ethno-racially diverse artists. Artists are eligible to apply if they self-identify as Indigenous, Metis, Inuit, or as a Person of Colour.

No administration fee is charged to join the Culturally Diverse Artist Project Lottery. If selected, no additional application fees will be charged to participate in the 2020 St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival.

Successful applicants will also receive 40 hours of free rehearsal time at MainLine Theatre, a bursary of $250 to cover promotional or production expenses, and access to a mentor from January to June.

For complete information about the program, please go here.

To join the Culturally Diverse Artist Lottery, simply answer “Yes” to the the eligibility questions on page 2 of the standard Application Form.

Early Bird Special: August 1 at 12pm EST

2020 EARLY BIRDS: Visit on August 1st when applications go live at 12pm EST. For a preview of the form, please click here.

The fastest applications & lottery administration fee payments in each quota earn an immediate slot in next year’s festival! (We accept the first EIGHT in both local Quebec quotas and the first FIVE in the Canadian and international quotas.)

Please note that, if successful, you will be expected to pay the full Application Fee within 24 hours to be accepted.

If you are not among the first 8 or 5 applications in your quota, your application will carry over automatically to the November lottery.

Please contact if you have any questions about our festival, the November lottery, or the Early Bird Special in August.

FRANKIE Winners 2019

The 29th edition of the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival came to a close Sunday evening at the historic Café Campus with the festival’s prestigious Frankie Awards and closing night party. Sixteen awards were handed out to FRINGE artists by festival partners.

The Frankie Awards are named after Frank Hopkins, a key benefactor during the festival’s early years of the festival. Frank Hopkins passed away on November 11, 2015, his 93rd birthday. As Frank always did, the awards in his name shine a light of the stand-out productions of each edition.

The 2019 FRANKIE Awards are listed by award title and sponsor followed by the winner and the other nominees.

Freestanding Room Award for Making Big Things Happen in Small Places (L’Espace Freestanding Room)

    Winner: Dear Jax (To the Hilt Productions)

Most Outstanding Choreography Award (Bouge D’ici)

     Winner: From the Top (Subject:Matter)
Honourable Mention:
Intrinsic (Jo-Mé Dance Theatre)

  • Collision (Alive and Running)
  • Re-Imagined* (Eva Kolarova Danse) [opens June 13th and under consideration]

Best French Production (MainLine Theatre)

    Winner: La dyslexie c’est dure à écrire pour une dyslexique (Théâtre Trouble)
Honourable Mention:
Peinturé dans l’coin (Whatever Works)

MainLine Creativity Award (MainLine Theatre)

    Winner: The Man Behind the Curtain (Productions Presents)
    Honourable Mention: Just The Worst Time of the Year for a Revolution (Eau verte)

Most Promising Local English Company (Segal Center for Performing Arts)

    Winner: The One (Hopegrown Productions)
    Honourable Mentions: Is That How Clowns Keep You Up All Night? (Maximaliste Productions) & The Peers (INFEMOUS)

Best English Comedy (Just for Laughs)

    Winner: Fool Muun Komming! <BeBgWunderful/Yesyes/4sure.hi5.Tru Luv;Spank Spank :Sofun_Grate_Times> (Sam Kruger)

Best English Production (Centaur Theatre)

    Winner: Multiple Organism (Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.)

The Montreal Le Festival de Clowns Award (The Montreal Clown Festival)

Winner: Fairy Fails (Twinkles and Twirls)

Best Visual Identity

    Winner: Opéra, reviens moi (Opéra Outside the Box)

Most Promising Local French Company (MainLine Theatre)

    Winner: Le Venin de Jocaste (Uptown Crew)

Best English Text 
Winner: Magnificence (Doctor Keir Co.)

Best French Text 

Winner: Touche pas à mes cheveux (et autres principes de base) [Beautiful Plate Productions]

Spirit of the FRINGE (St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival)
Winner: Kathleen Aubert from Théâtre Sans Fond

The L’Après FRINGE : 13th HOUR 
Winner: Make it a Musical (Stormbringer)

Patron’s Pick – English Company
Winner: Multiple Organism (Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.)

Patron’s Pick – French Company
Winner: Touche pas à mes cheveux (et autres principes de base) [Beautiful Plate Productions]


Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for attending this amazing evening with us!

FRANKIE Award Nominations for the 2019 St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival

The St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival will be closing with a bang on June 16 with the annual FRANKIE Award Ceremony taking place at the stunning Café Campus (57 Prince Arthur East) starting at 11pm! Participating juries and festival staff are pleased to announce the nominated shows and performance companies. This year there will be 16 prizes awarded, covering an array of values.

The Frankie Awards are named after Frank Hopkins, a key benefactor during the festival’s early years of the festival. Frank Hopkins passed away on November 11, 2015, his 93rd birthday. As Frank always did, the awards in his name shine a light of the stand-out productions of each edition. 

Freestanding Room Award for Making Big Things Happen in Small Places (L’Espace Freestanding Room)

Most Outstanding Choreography Award (Bouge D’ici)

Best French Production (MainLine Theatre)

MainLine Creativity Award (MainLine Theatre)

Most Promising Local English Company (Segal Center for Performing Arts)

Best English Comedy (Just for Laughs)

Best English Production (Centaur Theatre)

The Montreal Le Festival de Clowns Award (The Montreal Clown Festival)

Best Visual Identity 

Most Promising Local French Company (MainLine Theatre)

Best English Text 

     To be revealed at the ceremony

Best French Text 

     To be revealed at the ceremony

Spirit of the FRINGE (St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival)

     To be revealed at the ceremony

The L’Après FRINGE : 13th HOUR 

     To be revealed at the ceremony

Patron’s Pick – English Company

     To be revealed at the ceremony

Patron’s Pick – French Company

     To be revealed at the ceremony

Good luck to all the nominees!

Monday After the Fringe

It’s Monday after opening weekend. Time to nurse our wounds, do some inventory and read all the Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal reviews! Sellout and near sell-out performances to date have included:

That said, its not always about the sellouts! Take a risk on a show and enjoy the fun of discovering something new! I went to see Fool Muun Komming! last night and was pleasantly surprised! Fringe on, Amy #fringebuzz

The FRINGE is a unique platform that allows artists and audiences to take risks, experiment, and play together. I’m honoured to be a part of this vibrant artistic community and can’t wait to discover this year’s shows!

Helen Simard
Spokesperson, Choreographer and President of the MainLine Theatre Board of Directors

Welcome to the 2019 St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival!

With 800+ performances by 500+ artists from across the globe, fringing is a festive adventure full of surprises. Over 60 000 festival-goers celebrate diversity, accessibility and artistic freedom with us annually.

Fringing for the first time? I recommend you purchase a 3-show pass. Pick a sure bet, a recommended performance and a show at random! Don’t forget, Canadian FRINGE festivals are open-access and uncensored events with affordable ticket prices for all. And artists keep 100% of their box office!

Amy Blackmore
Executive & Artistic Director
St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival