Early Bird Special: August 1 at 12pm EST

2020 EARLY BIRDS: Visit montrealfringe.ca/a-z-application-2020 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 artistes@montrealfringe.ca 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