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Come Party With Us!

Mainstage Artist Applications Due Today!

Puppeteer Adam Proulx won a spot in the Mainstage Lottery in 2015 and brought Baker's Dozen: 12 Angry Puppets to the Festival! Photo by Clayton Wong.

Puppeteer Adam Proulx won a spot in the Mainstage Lottery in 2015 and brought Baker’s Dozen: 12 Angry Puppets to the Fringe! Photo by Clayton Wong.

Are you hemming and hawing about applying to the Fringe? Make up your mind now (or before the end of today!), because the application deadline for our Mainstage Lottery is almost here! You have until 11:59pm (PST) to apply via Eventotron. And if you want to hit other Festivals in one sitting, click here to see a list of other Fringes still taking applications! Remember: you don’t have to know what your show is yet to apply!

Want to learn more about applying for the Festival, including how much it costs, if your show will be censored, and how much money you can make. You can also read our Frequently Asked Questions. You can also watch these videos from our Fringe 101 sessions, where we talk about that, as well as some artists’ experiences during the Festival!

 

Be Our Guest at the Lottery Party on January 14!

Come party with us as we draw our Festival line-up! Pirate Kathy draws a number from a magical hat held by Robyn. Photo by Bruce McPherson.

Come party with us as we draw our Festival line-up! Pirate Kathy draws a number from a magical hat held by Robyn. Photo by Bruce McPherson.

It’s that time of the year again—and you’re invited! Get your lucky charms out for our Lottery Party, happening on Monday, January 14 at the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island. Be the first to know which shows are coming to the 2019 Festival as we draw their names out of a hat!

Doors open at 6:30pm, with the Party starting at 7:00pm. Get ready to be merry—in between celebrating the Lottery winners in our International, North American, and British Columbian categories (yes, we’ll be drawing them in that order!), we’ve prepared some live comedy for you throughout the night. Stay tuned for more details!

This casual event is free and 19+ only, so remember to leave your kids at home. No RSVP required—just bring yourself and be prepared to have fun with us! Please note that the Backstage Lounge is accessible for wheelchair and mobility aid users. See you at the Party!

Announcing the 2019 Fringe New Play Prize Winner!

Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC) and the Vancouver Fringe Festival are excited to announce that Lili Robinson is the 2019 Fringe New Play Prize winner for her play, Mx! Premiering in the Festival from September 5-15, she will be developing the play with PTC’s Project Dramaturg Joanna Garfinkel.

In Mx, Lili Robinson questions what it means to be mixed-race and Black in the world today. Through the lens of a character stuck in the in-between, Lili’s work follows the clown protagonist ricocheting through representations of Blackness from historical to present-day. Cracking open notions of racial identity in a mashup of disciplines, Mx will reflect on these colonial narratives.

Congratulations to multidisciplinary theatre artist Lili Robinson, who will be bringing Mx to the Fringe Mainstage this year!

Congratulations to multidisciplinary theatre artist Lili Robinson, who will be bringing Mx to the Fringe Mainstage this year!

This exciting new play is created by multidisciplinary theatre artist Lili Robinson, who graduated from Studio 58’s acting program. Her artistic practice, which explores the creative space where poetry, music, and physical theatre collide, is mirrored by her intersectionality as a queer, biracial Black woman. In addition to having worked as an actor with Boca del Lupo, Theatre Replacement, and The Troika Collective, she is also currently working as an assistant director to Mike Stack at Theatre Temp. She debuted her first play with Chimera, co-written with Heather Barr, at Studio 58’s FourPlay in 2018. We’re also looking forward to a new play that she will develop through the Emerging Playwright Mentorship with Carmen Aguirre at Rumble Theatre, as well her stint as the Artistic Producing Intern at Theatre Replacement!

Joining Lili is producer and director Shanae Sodhi, who is one of the establishing members of the Student Diversity Committee at Studio 58, which aims to increase access and opportunities for diversity and inclusion within the program. Currently an Associate Producer Intern with Green Thumb Theatre and Associate Producer at Diwali in BC, look forward to him assistant directing Anita Rochon on 4000 Miles at The Belfry Theatre in March.

Keep your eyes open for Mx at a Mainstage venue this September!

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