Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 15 2015


There are lots of words we could use to describe the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival – like adventurous, dynamic, inspiring and sometimes even crazy. But the word I like to use most is “community,” because it best defines the foundation of support and inclusiveness the Fringe is built on. No matter what your style, your taste or sense of humour, there’ll always be a show (and an audience) for everyone here.

But our Fringe community isn’t just found inside theatres or venues. Each year, we watch the entire city of Winnipeg buzz with excitement for the festival and see thousands of people from different neighbourhoods, cities and even countries flock to the Exchange District to take in amazing, independent theatre. Even our helping hands, whose support we graciously count on, are an incredibly diverse group. Whether it’s civic leaders, sponsors and supporters, volunteers, or performers, everyone bands together to embrace and enjoy this unique festival.

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from or what part you play because, in the end, we’re all Fringers here!

Chuck McEwen
Executive Producer, Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival”


“The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is an alternative theatre festival held each year for twelve days in July in WinnipegManitobaCanada. The 2014 festival ran July 16–27 and the 2015 festival will be July 15–26.

The 2014 festival was the largest to date with 175 shows across 30 venues. Total attendance was up for a third consecutive year. In 2014, 104,859 tickets were sold, up from 101,488 in 2013 and 100,621 in 2012. The 2014 total was helped by 195 sellouts. Total ticket revenue was $761,522.

Founded in 1988 by the Manitoba Theatre Centre with Rick McNair as the first Executive Director, the festival has three key principles: 1. Festival is non-juried; 2. Artists have freedom to present whatever they want on stage; and 3. 100% of the box office goes directly to the artists.” From Wikipedia


Silly clowns, at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival








A very impressed audience member



Winnipeg Photojournalist Shane Gibson at work



Chuck McEwen Executive Producer, Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival







JD Edwards, Winnipeg Musician Extraordinaire


Theatre Hugs


Freshly Squeezed




Quite the crowd for the opening day at the 2015 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival






International Poet, Jem Rolls





So. Many. Posters.



Biting tape and putting up posters at the Fringe!





Norman and Christopher Frayer




Winnipeg’s famous Dave Barber



Shipping Container Art Gallery, aceART, Winnipeg



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