Murder the Fringe In Your Bed

Dick on the Fringe: A Can’t-Miss Opening Night

Private Dick, Butt Kapinski, will solve a Fringe murder on Opening Night! Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic.

*Cue film noir music*

It’s gonna be an amazing night. The type of night where even the most introverted member of your family would be heartbroken to miss. We could spill all the details if we wanted to. We could tell you all about how the Vancouver Fringe Festival Opening Night will knock your proverbial socks off with opportunities to meet Fringe artists and Fringe VIPs. We could let you know about the spectacular pre-show reception that includes:

But we’re gonna keep all that under wraps for now. All you need to know about this special event on September 6 is that there will be a featured performance from a person who some would say is one of the finest private eyes wearing a lamp on their head. Yes, we are talking about none other than the detective with the lisp: Butt Kapinski. Watching Butt means laughing your way to solving a murder mystery. That’s a two for one deal that even that even a gentleman with the brain of a dodo bird would know to take. So do yourself a favour, and get your tickets.

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Location: Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island)
Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: $50 (19+ only)
Click here to buy tickets.

Host an Artist, Help the Fringe!

How does being part of an artist’s Vancouver Fringe Festival experience sound? Good? Great! Then sign yourself up to become a billet host! By opening your home to our journeying Fringe artists, you’ll not only be an amazing supporter of the Festival, but you’ll also be an example of the wonderful people who reside in our great city!

The fringe artists will take what they can get, but if you give them the best bed with the finest sheets in your house, they won’t complain.

Once you fill out the Billet Request Form, we will ensure that your household is compatible with the amount of and types of Fringe artists that come into your home. Whether you have guest rooms, air mattresses, a loud household, or a quieter household, we will find the artist(s) that work for you! If you were a billet host during past Festivals and would like to bring back the artist(s) that you had before, we have an option on our form to request that as well. As a token of our appreciation, billet hosts will receive either a Volunteer Rush Pass, which allows free admission into any show that’s not already sold out, or 10 Exchange Vouchers for the 2016 Festival, which can be used for admission to any regular Fringe performance. Sounds great, right? We knew you would agree… so sign up!

And while we’re on the subject of volunteering… let’s talk about volunteering! We still have space for you to become one of our volunteers! Yes, you! Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the perks that come with being a Vancouver Fringe volunteer, including the Volunteer Rush Pass! Check out all the positions we have, and then either sign up, or if you are a returning volunteer, simply update your profile. We’ll email you when shifts are available so you can sign up directly.

Thanks to Shear Comfort and the Great Jamaican for supporting our volunteer program (and yes, there will be Ginger Beer at the Volunteer Centre)!

Changing Our Name at the AGM on July 28!

The First Vancouver Theatrespace Society, producers of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, will be holding an Annual General Meeting on Thursday, July 28 at Big Rock Urban Brewery, located at 310 West 4th Avenue. Doors open at 6:00pm.

If you purchased and activated a Membership at the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival, you are a Member and eligible to attend and vote at the AGM. At this AGM, Members will be reviewing new bylaws, reviewing our constitution, ensuring compliance with the new Society Act, and will appoint the auditor.

Members will also vote on a proposed name change that would change the Society’s name from the First Vancouver TheatreSpace Society (FVTS) to the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society (VFTS). The reason for this proposed name change is to have a Society name that better reflects the purpose of our organization.

Big thanks to our sponsor, Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery for hosting once again! See you there!

The Fringe at the Jessie Awards

The cast and crew of The North Plan accepting the award for Outstanding Production, Small Theatre, an award that was sponsored by Theatre Wire!

Congratulations to all the artists who were nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award this year… especially the nominated Fringe alumni!

The Fringe and Theatre Wire’s Executive Director, David Jordan, and Communications Director, Debby Reis, were in attendance at the Awards on June 27, where they live-tweeted  the events (@theatrewire) and posted the highlights on the Theatre Wire Instagram. Read our piece about the night and the Theatre Wire alumni who won Jessies in our last Theatre Wire newsletter. You can also find out more about the Jessies and all the shows and artists who were nominated and won on the Jessies’ website.

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