ONLINE PERFORMANCE SERIES A CHANCE TO 'FRINGE' AGAIN
Every Thursday, Fringe Festival audiences across North America will get an opportunity to catch their favourite performers live in a new series that will span the entirety of the Fringe Theatre Festival season.
Dubbed FringeLiveStream, the series aims to encapsulate live performances, while filling the void left by the many cancellations of North Americas summer Fringe Festivals.
“In a way, this brings us back to the roots of the Fringe movement, which is live performances,” producer Jonathon Paterson explains. “I figured with the popularity of online performances, why not create a cohesive online Fringe Festival. Canada Performs (National Arts Centre's online series) has been such a success, I wanted to borrow that concept and build on it.
NEW PERFORMANCE EACH WEEK UNTIL OCTOBER 8TH
Although not a member Festival, FringeLiveStream will incorporate all the the Canadian Association of Fringe Festival guiding principals, which includes giving artists from underrepresented communities a voice for their perspectives. One performance per month will feature our Artists From Underrepresented Communities (AUC) Series, highlighting stories from artists that reflect inclusion, multiculturalism and/or diversity.
All performances run with a pay-what-you-can model with 100% of donations returned to the artists. Since it's inaugural performance on May 28th, FLS has been able to return thousands of dollars back to the artists.
Several lotteries will be held on facebook.com/fringelivestream to determine the line up for each month. Our next lottery is slated for July 25.
All information, including up-to-date schedules and list of performers can be found by visiting FringeLiveStream.com.
Thursdays at 9pm EDT/ 6pm PDT