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CAFF 2013 Artist Survey

October 25, 2013

Did you participate as an artist in one or more CAFF Member Festivals in 2013? Help us serve the Fringe artist community better by taking a few moments to complete our online survey. We’d love to hear from you any time, but if it’s possible for you to reply before October 31, 2013, we can discuss the results, your experiences and suggestions at our next CAFF conference in early November.

We want to hear from you!

CLICK HERE to take the survey!


2014 CAFF Touring Lottery Winners Announced!

October 20, 2012

The 2014 CAFF Touring Lottery Winners have been announced! Congratulations to:

Canadian Travail Rouge
Canadian Jan Janovsky
Canadian Ryan Gladstone Productions
Canadian SNAFU Dance Theatre
Canadian Broken Turtle Productions
International Jack Fry
International Stacey Hallal
International Martin Dockery
International Bradley Spann
International Big Word Performance Poetry


For more details about the lottery click here!

Next Up: Toronto and Regina

June 25, 2012

The Regina Fringe runs July 4-8, 2012 and is brought to you by the Regina International Open Theatre Society (R.I.O.T.S.). RIOTS is a community based, non-profit corporation formed to produce the annual Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival, and Kid’s Fringe.  The volunteer driven organization brings to Regina and southern Saskatchewan affordable and innovative live independent Fringe theatre for audiences of all ages.  Performing artists participate from local, provincial, national and international touring companies.

The Toronto Fringe runs July 4-15, 2012. It is Toronto’s largest theatre festival, featuring 150+ artistic creations that welcome 90,000+ patrons every year. Some highlights:

  • 12 days of fun, with a Fringe Club at Honest Ed’s – Toronto’s hottest pop-up patio, where you can enjoy a cold drink at our licensed bar and out the artist alley.
  • For everyone, with shows in every genre from toe-tapping musicals to gut busting sketch comedy.
  • Where you catch the next big thing, like notable past Fringe shows The Drowsy Chaperone, Kim’s Convenience and ‘da Kink in My Hair.
  • For the adventurous, with 14 plays in unexpected locations like parking lots, school buses and a bra shop.
  • A welcoming community event – all art at the festival is chosen at random, our tickets are a maximum of $11, and we never censor anything.
  • For kids and families, with FringeKids! plays at the Palmerston library and kids’ tickets for only $6.

Next up: Piggyback, Montreal, and Ottawa

June 11, 2012

The Piggyback Fringe (in Wakefield, QC) runs June 14-17, 2012. Piggyback will be 5 years old this June and everyone is invited to the birthday bash! For the first time, we’ll have the Piggyback Rooting Pen – a tent under the stars at the Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre that will be open throughout the festival from 5:00 to 11 pm where you can hang out with all the beautiful people – eat-drink-and-be-merry kind of folk – with scheduled and spontaneous entertainment. We’re very excited to say that we have a new venue – a 150-seat performance space in our brand new Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre. Another main venue is a dynamic church that is also outfitted with theatre sound and lighting with seating for 120.

The St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival (June 4-24, 2012) is the ultimate Summer happening to hit up for that unbeatable neighborhood feel! Block party and performing arts collide every June in the Plateau Mile-End for this celebration of creativity without limits that includes music, comedy, dance and theatre from over 500 performers. The St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival is bilingual, and includes local, national and international artists from Montreal to Greece to Japan!

The Ottawa Fringe runs June 14-24, 2012; it is Ottawa’s largest theatre festival!  Founded in 1997, the Ottawa Fringe Festival has enjoyed consistent growth over its 16 years and now includes 15 venues in the heart of the National Capital. Our licensed outdoor venue, The Courtyard, on the corner of Daly and Waller – serves as the heart of the Fringe and features nightly entertainment. It’s the best place to meet performers, catch the buzz on hot Fringe shows and see previews for other performances.

London Fringe: June 6-17, 2012

May 31, 2012

Triskaidekaphobia?*  Put aside your fear and embrace the good fortune that is coming to you. The London Fringe is celebrating its very lucky 13th year and you won’t want to miss a thing! We’ve added an extra day so you have more time to see the extraordinary talent on stage and in the gallery.  Over 50 different companies from around the world, across the country and throughout Ontario are ready to delight, thrill, and entertain. Comedy, musicals, drama, dance, and the truly indefinable – the Fringe has it all. Are you looking for true love? How to make your dreams come true? Maybe break that bad luck curse? We have no idea how to help you do any of those things, but we do know how to add a little more magic to your life during the Fringe from June 6 – 17.

(*Triskaidekaphobia: Greek , tris – 3; kai – and; deka – 10; phobia – fear)

Orlando Fringe: May 16-28, 2012

May 1, 2012

The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival runs May 16 to 28 and promises 13 days of outstanding theatre, music, dance, and art of all types for all ages. The Orlando Fringe is the longest running Fringe Festival in the United States, celebrating 21 years as “Orlando’s most unique cultural experience”.

The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival was created in 1992 by Terry Olson (now Director of the Orange County Division of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Andy Anthony and Rick Kunst).   At first, the festival was held in downtown Orlando, with most venues being created in empty storefronts specifically for the festival. This continued until 2004, when the festival was split between downtown Orlando and Loch Haven Park.  The move to Loch Haven proved a success and so, from 2005 on, the festival has been entirely in Loch Haven Park, utilizing The Lowndes Shakespeare Center and Orlando REP as venues.  In 2012, Mennelo Museum joined Orlando Fringe as the venue for Kids Fringe.

Click here for more information on their outstanding 2012 line-up for shows!

The Island Fringe Festival

March 20, 2012

CAFF is thrilled to announce that applications are available for its newest member Festival: The Island Fringe Festival in Charlottetown, PEI!

About The Island Fringe Festival:

“The Island FRINGE is a site-specific Festival. We understand that not all theatre is meant for a… well… theatre. This is an opportunity to bring your show into an original site. If your play takes place in a classroom, why not have the audience actually in one, sitting at desks? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of staging a show in a park or by the sea or in a diner, complete with milkshakes. Our goal is to shake up theatre while keeping it affordable for both artists and audience. Because the performance spaces are alternative sites, not all have the capabilities for traditional tech (lighting grid, etc.) We’re all for alternative tech, however. If tech is an integral part of your show, let us know, so that we know where to put you. But please keep in mind that any tech will be non-traditional.”

Applications are due May 15th and the lottery takes place on May 16th.  Check-out their website for more information!


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