CtK at the Edmonton Fringe

CtK returns to the ol’ Fringe stomping grounds with an action-packed lineup of festival fun.

The Late Night Cabaret

The Cabaret Space, Edmonton Arts Barns

nightly at midnight

The LNC returns for another season of weird, wild shenanigans at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. As the official Fringe after parties, these unparalleled variety shows have it all: music, comedy, dance, film and games, games, games! The LNC runs nightly between August 15-23 starting at midnight. Proudly brought to you by The Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Rapid Fire Theatre and Catch the Keys Productions.

Send in the Girls presents The Hollywoodland Burlesques

BYOV #46 La Cite Francophone (8627 91 Street)

see fringetheatre.ca for ticket information

Co-Artistic Producer Beth Dart lends her production management and lighting design talents to Send in the Girls’ newest Fringe smash, The Hollywoodland Burlesques. 

Send in the Girls Burlesque, the sexy storytellers that created sold out, held over, Fringe awarding winning hits “Tudor Queens: A Burlesque” and “A Bronte Burlesque” return to the Edmonton Fringe Festival with their brand of burlesque ripped from the history books for the world premiere of THE HOLLYWOODLAND BURLESQUES. Welcome to 1932 and the City of Scandal. Louella Parsons, the Gossip Queen of Hollywood, serves up the American dream for breakfast. Sex, murder, suicide, secrets- why go to the pictures when it they all play out so perfectly in real life? This is the real life story of Hedda Hopper, Peg Entwistle, Jean Harlow, Paul Bern and Louella Parsons. Welcome to Hollywoodland, where from chorus girl to scene sensation- everyone pays the price of fame. 

Script by Ellen Chorley Directed and Sound Design by Lana Michelle Hughes

Costume Design by Tata Tuviera Choreographed by Andrea GilbornProduction Managed and Lighting Design by Beth DartStage Managed by Al Gadowsky Video Design by Matt SchuurmanPhotos and Graphic Design by Dave DeGagneFeaturing Delia Barnett, Ellen Chorley, Chris W. Cook, Madelaine Knight and Elena Porter

The 2014 Fringe Artist Forums

Catch the Keys is proud to support Theatre Edmonton and Fringe Theatre Festival as they bring you three free Fringe artist forums Aug 19, 20 and 21. Grab a drink and join us for the discussion!

Dramaturgy. Defined, discussed and debated.

Tuesday August 19, 2014
 7:30 – 9:30

PCL Studio  ATB Financial Arts Barns

Over 100 new plays are created and premiered every year at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. With such an extensive amount of new work being developed and produced, it begs the questions: What is dramaturgy? How can a dramaturg help a playwright? How do the playwright/dramaturg/director work together to stage a new work?

We’ve assembled an eclectic group of Fringe artists, including playwrights and directors, to get to the bottom of how a successful play actually comes to life.

Moderated by Tracy Carroll, 
Artistic Associate
, Alberta Playwrights’ Network

We Should Know Each Other — Fringe Edition

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
 7:30 – 10pm

ATB Financial Community Patio

We Should Know Each Other comes to the Edmonton Fringe! Hosted by the event’s founder, Mark Hopkins from Calgary’s Swallow a Bicycle Theatre invites you to expand your social circle by connecting with a wide diversity of fascinating people.

We Should Know Each Other features the Edmonton Fringe community made up of over 1,200 local, national and international artists, 1,200 volunteers and hundreds of thousands of theatre patrons.

Join us at the ATB Financial Community Patio to grab a drink and learn more about this community. Meet Fringe Program Director Murray Utas, and get to know your fellow Fringers!

From Basement to Big Screen and Beyond

Thursday, August 21, 2014
 7:30 – 10pm

ATB Financial Community Patio  

Pixel Blue College is thrilled to host a Forum at the 33rd Edmonton International Fringe Festival. The Forum will feature a panel of experts from the Edmonton animation, film and theatre scenes, discussing how success in your work can start in the basement of your home, yet have the potential to go far beyond.

The Forum will also look at issues currently faced by local artists such as the value of the internet versus traditional mainstream distribution, the role of animation in live theatre, what the term “Big Screen” means to creative individuals, and the amount of hard work and dedication required to bring your work to life.

Andrea Beca; Lindsey McNeil; Matt Schuurman; and Ainsley Hillyard.

Vue Weekly reviews The Fringe!

Co-Artistic Producer Megan Dart joins the Vue Weekly writer army for another round of Fringe reviews. Vue Weekly reviews all 200+ Edmonton Fringe shows in the opening weekend of the festival. Stay tuned to edmontonfringe.ca to read reviews as they roll in.