Opening Night Featuring the Georgia Straight Fringe-For-All
featuring the Georgia Straight Fringe-For-All!
40 Live Theatre Trailers on Stage!
Hosted by Abdul Aziz (Fake Ghost Tours) and Davey Calderon (Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night!)
Experience the ultimate sample pack featuring 2-minute bites of different Fringe shows!
Sample what you’ll indulge in during the Festival.
Join us at 7:00pm for hors d’oeuvres and desserts from The Keg and Dockside Restaurant and a tasting of new products from Georgian Bay Spirit Company.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:00pm Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street
Early Bird Tickets: $20 (Deadline August 19!)
Regular Tickets: $25
Tickets are available on VancouverFringe.com/OpeningNight or at the door!
Are you a donor? RSVP to Chelsey to join us for an exclusive Donor Event starting at 6:00pm! Not a donor yet? Make sure to donate a minimum of $25 by September 1 to get your invite.
When & Where
Fringe Awards Night
Celebrating the Best of the Fest!
Sunday, September 15 at 9:30pm
1218 Cartwright Street
We’re once again happy to support Performing Arts Lodges! Your cash donation to PAL Vancouver gets you into the Fringe Awards Night.
The 2019 Public Market Pick of the Fringe Awards
The hottest selling shows return September 18-22 for holdovers at Performance Works!
The Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Award
The Georgia Straight’s theatre critics will nominate five outstanding shows, and award one with this coveted prize!
Joanna Maratta Award
In honour of the Vancouver Fringe Festival’s founder, this award goes to an artist who best exhibits the original founding spirit of the Fringe.
BC Touring Council Award
The winner of this award receives the chance to showcase their work at Pacific Contact, BC Touring Council’s annual tradeshow and booking conference for the performing arts.
The Fringe New Play Prize
Won by Lili Robinson in 2019 for her show Mx, Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Prize. PTC supplies dramaturgy and more for the winning scripts while the Fringe offers a guaranteed Mainstage spot in the 2020 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Visit playwrightstheatre.com/program/fringe-new-play-prize to submit your project!
Artistic Risk Award
Selected by jury and financially supported by the Fringe’s Board of Directors, this award is given to an artist or group of artists for risk-taking in Fringe theatre.
Volunteer Choice Award
Fringe volunteers will vote to determine their favourite show!
Spirit of the Fringe Award
This award goes to the artist, or artists, that the Fringe staff feel most exemplify the Fringe values of collaboration, community, and camaraderie with other artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons. The winner will be awarded something spirited... or a sofa.
TD Fringe Forward Award
In partnership with Neworld Theatre and generously sponsored by TD Financial, this award recognizes a production that centres the work of artists from historically marginalized communities and approaches the work from a place of authenticity. Selected by jury, this award includes a performance opportunity, rehearsal space, mentorship, and cash for future development. Special thanks to Neworld’s Interim Interim Artistic Director Christine Quintana and to the members of the Advisory Committee (Omari Newton, Landon Krentz, Tai Amy Grauman, Adam Grant Warren, Dominique Wakeland, and Davey Calderon) for their contribution to the creation of this award.