Early Bird Winners!

 

We are pleased to announce the following companies have been accepted into the 2019 edition of the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival! Remember, you have until 6PM on Friday, November 16 to apply. Head on over to this page for full information: A-Z Applications. Stay tuned for our lottery party details!

Québec Anglophone

  • Alive and running
  • FIMIIDO
  • Humanly Possible Productions
  • Luigi Buffone Productions
  • Maximaliste Productions
  • R’lyeh City Theatre Company
  • Solo
  • Tantalus

Québec Francophone

  • Le Cabinet d’Ingéniosités
  • Les Louves
  • POURQUOI PAS !
  • Pretium Doloris
  • Théâtre de la Joie Lactée
  • Théâtre Globe Bulle Rouge
  • Théâtre Sans Fond
  • Whatever works

Canadian

  • Alastair Knowles
  • Human Body Project
  • Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.
  • SNAFU
  • Stephanie Morin-Robert Performance Society

International

  • Bob Bell
  • DK Reinemer
  • Jo-Mé Dance Theatre
  • Hush Theatre Co.
  • Really Spicy Opera

ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE!

Join us October 3-7 for the second edition of Encore for a multitude of  incredible shows that blew us away during the FRINGE! Don’t miss your chance to see, or see again, Dance Side of the Moon by Helen Simard, 4’33” in Baghdad by Thought Experiment Productions, Mme Brulé by Évelyne Laniel and Don’t Read the Comments by Sermo Scomber Theatre. Get your tickets or you will regret not seeing the talent they have to offer. FRINGE on!

UPDATE: Early Bird Applications to open at 6pm

Due to an unprecedented amount of traffic on our website, our site is timing everyone out including us. Therefore, we are going to postpone the Early Bird application time until 6PM EST to give us time to upgrade our server bandwidth and put in place a new, fair way to make the form live simultaneously for everyone at exactly the same time that everyone is mashing the refresh button!

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we’re overwhelmed by your excitement. Good luck everyone!

Nous avons un nombre super élevé de personnes sur notre site en ce moment — autant de monde que notre site s’est planté ! Nous allons donc décaler l’heure du spécial lève tôt à 18 h ce soir. Ceci nous donnera le temps d’augmenter la vitesse de notre serveur et d’adopter une nouvelle procédure pour activer les formulaires au même moment pour tout le monde, et ce exactement au moment de trafic le plus élevé.

Nous sommes tellement ravis de ce niveau d’intérêt record, et nous nous excusons pour cette inconvenience. Bonne chance à vous tous !

FRINGE 2019: Call for Lottery Applications

Early bird special* / applications open: Friday, August 17 at 6pm
Deadline to Apply: Thursday, November 16 at 6PM
Lottery party at TBD: Saturday, November 17 at 8PM

1) We choose artists by lottery or first-come first-accepted.
2) You are uncensored + free to present whatever you want.
3) You keep 100% of the ticketed price of your show.
4) Tickets are $12 or less, making them affordable for patrons.

THEATRE, DANCE, POETRY, PERFORMANCE ART, PUPPETRY, IMPROV, MIME, MAGIC, COMEDY, CABARET, CIRCUS, SKETCH, DRAG, SHAKESPEARE, CLOWNING, PHYSICAL THEATRE, STAND UP, SPOKEN WORD, MUSICAL THEATRE, BURLESQUE, DRAMA, OPERA, ROCK OPERA, OPERETTA, ROCKERETTA, STORYTELLING, CONTORTION, WORK-SHOPPING, TRUE STORIES, NEW WORK, OLD WORK, BILINGUAL WORK, MUSIC & MORE!

*EARLY BIRDS: We will accept the first 8 completed applications in each local quota and the first 5 in the Canadian and international quotas that come in through our online form with payment of the Administration Fee. If successful, you will be expected the full Application Fee within 24 hours to be accepted. If you are not among the first 8 or 5 applications, your application will carry over automatically to the November lottery.

Online application info will be available soon at: www.montrealfringe.ca

The St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival is an international multidisciplinary arts party celebrating creativity without limits that includes theatre, music, comedy, dance, spoken word and more from over 500 performers.

 

FRANKIE Award Winners of the 2018 St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival!

June 18, Montreal – The 28th edition of the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival came to a close Sunday evening at the historic Club Soda with the festival’s prestigious Frankie Awards and closing night party. Fourteen 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 2018 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: SCUM FM (Jolly Boy Theatre Company) 

  • American Miracle – On pense toujours que les idiots sont idiots jusqu’à cequ’ils soient exceptionnels. – (À cheval sur le Prince Hip)
  • CRʘISÉ (Conseil de guerre et lanternes)
  • Les Aventures d’Humphrey Beauregret, les affaires non classées (Philo14)
  • Lucky (barlizo productions)
  • Mme Brûlé (Évelyne Laniel)
  • Tarot Live! (AAATarot)

Most Outstanding Choreography Award (Bouge D’ici)

      Winner: Danceside Of The Moon (Helen Simard)
      Runner-up: You Threw Me Off – from non.sense (Alison  Daley)

  • (an)other – from non.sense (Tracey Norman)
  • It’s Fine – from non.sense (Stephanie Fromentin & Emmalie Ruest)

Best French Production (MainLine Theatre)

      Winner: Mme Brûlé (Evelyne Laniel)
      Special Mention: Hégémonie d’un sexe perdu (Trembler d’Avantage II)

  • Guédailles  (Théâtre des Laides)
  • Je voulais juste un morceau du bleu qui nous recouvre (Qui Dit Vain)
  • Jouer à la poupée (Théâtre des Assoiffés)
  • L’année de la patate  (Théâtre Sous la Main)
  • Qui se souviendra d’Amina  (Théâtre au Féminin Pluriel)

MainLine Creativity Award (MainLine Theatre) 

       Winner: Naked Ugly Dancing (Human Body Project)
       Runner-up: 4’33’ in Baghdad (Ülfet Sevdi) and Flute Loops  (Devon More
Music)

  • Apocalipsync: Humanity is a Drag  (House of Laureen)
  • Crime After Crime (After Crime) (Sex T-Rex)
  • CRʘISÉ (Conseil de guerre et lanternes)
  • Dance Side of the Moon (Helen Simard)
  • Les Aventures d’Humphrey Beauregret, les affaires non classées (Philo14)
  • Red Bastard: Lie with me (Red Bastard)
  • TA VIE DANSE FLOUE (canicules)

Most Promising EnglishCompany (Segal Center for Performing Arts)


Winner: Don’t Read the Comments (Sermo Scomber Theatre)

       Honorable mention: The Autism Monologues (La Tigressa Productions)

  • CLIO (Puppets Not Patriarchy)
  • Buyer & Cellar (Brave New Productions)
  • Lucky (barlizo productions)

Best English Comedy (Just for Laughs)

       Winner: Crime After Crime (After Crime) (Sex T-Rex)

  • Apocalipsync: Humanity Is a Drag (House of Laureen)
  • Buyer & Cellar (Brave New Productions)
  • Drunk Girl (TMI Productions)
  • Fringe: Improvised (Good Company)
  • I Think I’m Dead (Thunder Blunder)
  • Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Ingles? (World Laughs)
  • Red Bastard: Lie With Me (Red Bastard)
  • Stories About Love, Death & a Rabbit (Charles Adrian as Ms Samantha Mann)

Best English Production (Centaur Theatre)

      Winner: Red Bastard: Lie With Me (Red Bastard) 

  • AWKWARD HUG (Cory Thibert)
  • b & M : La mort de boKa & Mazy / The death of boKa & Mazy (Possiblement Théâtre)
  • Crime After Crime (After Crime) (Sex T-Rex)
  • Don’t Read the Comments (Sermo Scomber Theatre)
  • Drunk Girl (TMI Productions)
  • Girl in the Box (Scantily Glad Theatre)
  • Kafka’s Metamorphosis: The Many-Legged Musical! (The Shylock Project)
  • Sex? But I’m Canadian! (HappySad Theatre)
  • Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit (Charles Adrian as Ms Samantha Mann)
  • The Dollhouse Effect (FIMIIDO)

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

       Winner: Red Bastard: Lie With Me (Red Bastard) 

  • b & M : La mort de boKa & Mazy / The death of boKa & Mazy (Possiblement Théâtre)
  • Bad Habits (A Little Bit Off)
  • Don’t Read the Comments (Sermo Scomber Theatre)
  • Is That How Clowns Have Sex? A One-Woman, Queer Clown Sex-Ed Show (Maximaliste Productions)
  • Juan Upon A Time (The Beast Productions)
  • Mme Brûlé (Évelyne Laniel)

Best Poster Design (The MainLine Gallery)

      Winner: SCUM FM (Jolly Boy Theatre Company)

  • Awkward Hug (Cory Thibert)
  • Betch A Sketch (Pope Joan)
  • Flute Loops (Devon More Music)
  • Giant and Angry (Gillian English)
  • Le Cri du Chat (Coralie Lali Lala)
  • Songs for a New World Order (Yassou Malaka)

Best English Text (St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival)

Winner:  Giant and Angry (Gillian English)

Best French Text (St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival)

Winner: Planétarium (Théâtre Globe Bulle Rouge)

Patrons’ Pick:

Winner: Greasy: A LesbianLove Story (Glam Gam Productions)

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

     Winner: Justice on the Ropes (Cynical Dog Productions)

The L’Après FRINGE : 13 HOUR 
Winner: b & M : La mort de boKa & Mazy / The death of boKa & Mazy
(Possiblement Théâtre)

FRANKIE Award Nominations for the 28th St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival!

June 14, Montreal – The St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival will be closing with a bang on June 17 with the annual FRANKIE Award Ceremony taking place at the stunning Club Soda (1225 St Laurent Boulevard) starting at 11pm. Participating juries and festival staff are pleased to announce the nominated shows and performance companies. This year there will be 11 prizes awarded, covering an array of values.

The Frankie Awards are named after Frank Hopkins, a key benefactor during the 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)

  • American Miracle – On pense toujours que les idiots sont idiots jusqu’à ce qu’ils soient exceptionnels. (À cheval sur le Prince Hip)
  • CRʘISÉ (Conseil de guerre et lanternes)
  • Les Aventures d’Humphrey Beauregret, les affaires non classées (Philo14)
  • Lucky (barlizo productions)
  • Mme Brûlé (Évelyne Laniel)
  • SCUM FM (Jolly Boy Theatre Company)
  • Tarot Live! (AAATarot)

Most Outstanding Choreography Award (Bouge D’ici)

  • (an)other – from non.sense (Tracey Norman)
  • Danceside Of The Moon (Helen Simard)
  • It’s Fine – from non.sense (Stephanie Fromentin & Emmalie Ruest)
  • You Threw Me Off – from non.sense (Alison Daley)

Best French Production (MainLine Theatre)

  • Guédailles  (Théâtre des Laides)
  • Hégémonie d’un sexe perdu (Trembler d’Avantage II)
  • Je voulais juste un morceau du bleu qui nous recouvre (Qui Dit Vain)
  • Jouer à la poupée (Théâtre des Assoiffés)
  • L’année de la patate (Théâtre Sous la Main)
  • Mme Brûlé (Evelyne Laniel)
  • Qui se souviendra d’Amina (Théâtre au Féminin Pluriel)

MainLine Creativity Award (MainLine Theatre)

  • 4’33” in Baghdad (Ülfet Sevdi)
  • Apocalipsync: Humanity is a Drag  (House of Laureen)
  • Crime After Crime (After Crime) (Sex T-Rex)
  • CRʘISÉ (Conseil de guerre et lanternes)
  • Dance Side of the Moon (Helen Simard)
  • Flute Loops (Devon More Music)
  • Les Aventures d’Humphrey Beauregret, les affaires non classées (Philo14)
  • Naked Ugly Dancing (Human Body Project)
  • Red Bastard: Lie with me (Red Bastard)
  • TA VIE DANSE FLOUE (canicules)

Most Promising English Company (Segal Center for Performing Arts)

  • CLIO (Puppets Not Patriarchy)
  • Buyer & Cellar (Brave New Productions)
  • Don’t Read the Comments (Sermo Scomber Theatre)
  • Lucky (barlizo productions)
  • The Autism Monologues (La Tigressa Productions)

Best English Comedy (Just for Laughs)

  • Apocalipsync: Humanity Is a Drag (House of Laureen)
  • Buyer & Cellar (Brave New Productions)
  • Crime After Crime (After Crime) (Sex T-Rex)
  • Drunk Girl (TMI Productions)
  • Fringe: Improvised (Good Company)
  • I Think I’m Dead (Thunder Blunder)
  • Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Inglés? (World Laughs)
  • Red Bastard: Lie With Me (Red Bastard)
  • Stories About Love, Death & a Rabbit (Charles Adrian as Ms Samantha Mann)

Best English Production (Centaur Theatre)

  • AWKWARD HUG (Cory Thibert)
  • b & M : La mort de boKa & Mazy / The death of boKa & Mazy (Possiblement Théâtre)
  • Crime After Crime (After Crime) (Sex T-Rex)
  • Don’t Read the Comments (Sermo Scomber Theatre)
  • Drunk Girl (TMI Productions)
  • Girl in the Box (Scantily Glad Theatre)
  • Kafka’s Metamorphosis: The Many-Legged Musical! (The Shylock Project)
  • Red Bastard: Lie With Me (Red Bastard)
  • Sex? But I’m Canadian! (HappySad Theatre)
  • Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit (Charles Adrian as Ms Samantha Mann)
  • The Dollhouse Effect (FIMIIDO)

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

  • b & M : La mort de boKa & Mazy / The death of boKa & Mazy (Possiblement Théâtre)
  • Bad Habits (A Little Bit Off)
  • Don’t Read the Comments (Sermo Scomber Theatre)
  • Is That How Clowns Have Sex? A One-Woman, Queer Clown Sex-Ed Show (Maximaliste Productions)
  • Juan Upon A Time (The Beast Productions)
  • Red Bastard: Lie With Me (Red Bastard)
  • Mme Brûlé (Évelyne Laniel)

Best Visual Identity

  • Awkward Hug (Corey Thibert)
  • Betch A Sketch (Pope Joan)
  • Flute Loops (Devon More Music)
  • Giant and Angry (Gillian English)
  • Le Cri du Chat (Coralie Lali Lala)
  • SCUM FM (Jolly Boy Theatre Company)
  • Songs for a New World Order (Yassou Malaka)

Spirit of the FRINGE (St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival)
To be revealed at the ceremony

The L’Après FRINGE : 13 HOUR 
To be revealed at the ceremony

Mix up your FRINGE schedule!

Happy Wednesday!

We have a handful of artists that only opened their shows on Monday because they were at the London Fringe before coming to Montreal. Don’t forget to give some love to Awkward Hug, Red Bastard, Flute Loops, AL LAFRANCE. JON BENNETT. THAT’S IT. and Bad Habits.

Finally, I hear we have an amazing lineup of francophone shows this year. Be sure to mix it up a bit when selecting shows to see. Take a risk on a show in another language. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Unfortunately, due to the forecast, we have decided to postpone our ECO CARNAVALE activities. But on the bright side, it means more time to sneak in shows!! #alltheshows #fringetillithurts

Fringe on!

Amy Blackmore

Executive and Artistic Director

#fringebuzz shows reviews!

My favourite part of the festival is when the #fringebuzz takes over the festival. There are so many amazing shows to see this year. Please check out the #fringebuzz for reviews.

But, I highly recommend going old-school and heading over to the Fringe Park (corner of Rachel/St-Laurent) to read the buzz at the beer tent reviews posted. It’s also a great way to connect with your fellow fringers to chat about your favourite shows to date over a beer !

Fringe on,

Amy Blackmore
Executive and Artistic Director

Second week of the festival!

The #fringepark is presently being set up at the corner of Rachel and St-Laurent and soon it will be covered in artist posters! We’re excitedly gearing up for the second half of the festival. Be sure to join the big kickoff on June 7 at 6pm for our opening night concert featuring Montreal’s Sonido Pesao and Urban Science Brass Band!

In the meantime, you can enjoy off shows such as Drunk Girl, Mid Knight, Buyer & Cellar, Greasy, Don’t Read the Comments and Lucky at a variety of venues. We also have tonight’s the Encore presentation of Sex T-Rex’s SworldPlay – a one-night-only event.

Coming up on Wednesday night is the International Fringe-For-All, where you can get a sneak peak of all our touring companies from across Canada and around the world.

Don’t forget, word-of-mouth is king and #fringebuzz is queen at the Fringe, so please help us spread the word!

Fringe on,

Amy Blackmore
Executive and Artistic Director

WEEK ONE COMES TO AN END!

We’ve passed $20,000 in advance sales, broken carte blanche records and celebrated many sold out performances! We’re happy to report that our off shows are rocking it this year and can’t wait till our full schedule kicks off on June 7.

This afternoon, consider heading out west to Annexe St-Ambroise for our Fringebuzz Throwback Event: Dramaturkey hosted by Jem Rolls! And then come back to the plateau for an incredible lineup at 06.03 Internet Narcissists Anonymous – Fringe After Dark.

And here’s a hot tip for week two: Encore Presentation – Swordplay: A Play of Swords tickets are moving pretty quickly. This one-night-only is a must-see event. Buy your tickets now.

Fringe on,
Amy Blackmore
Executive and Artistic Director