Monthly Archives June 2008

Throughout the next ten days, we will be publishing five questions from key members of our staff that will give you an idea of who is running this festival. To start us off, I wrote to Laura Hall, our Production Manager. 1) Please tell us about your first Fringe experience as a participant. Was it… Read More

Day One Itinerary

by Ottawa Fringe

June 19, 2008

Good Morning Kampers, I hope you’re well rested after last night.  Some of you were up later than you should.  I know that you’ve learned your lesson and we won’t be seeing more of that behaviour in the next ten days.  Let us now focus on the activities of the day ahead. I will be… Read More

Was Opening Night a Washout?

by Ottawa Fringe

June 18, 2008

I could tell you about the previews, which were phenomenal.   I could describe the performance of Samba Ottawa, who impressed the entire party.  I could even do some bragging on behalf of the Fringe staff who managed to pull of a great evening of entertainment.  Instead, I will give love to the true stars of… Read More

Interview with Penny Ashton (MC Hot Pink)

by Ottawa Fringe

June 18, 2008

Dressed in her MC Hot Pink / Busty Rhymes black t-shirt, mini-skirt, pink alligator-skin cowboy hat and pink sunglasses, Penny Ashton stands out as she flits through the beer tent of the Montreal Fringe Festival. We stole a few moments so she could tell us a bit about herself and her show. Her strong New… Read More

Fringe Photo contests!

by Ottawa Fringe

June 18, 2008

Howdy Kampers! We’re having several photo-related events that I want to tell you about… 1. Photo of the Day contest Bring your camera with you to the fringe, be a happy snapper and your photo could be selected as our photo of the day! Daily winners will have their photo printed on a 12″ x… Read More

Interview with Keir Cutler

by Ottawa Fringe

June 17, 2008

A band plays on the mainstage of the Montreal Fringe Festival as I ask veteran fringe performer Keir Cutler to tell me about one of his favourite memories at the fringe. “Good or bad?” he asks; my co-producer Greer chimes in: “Bad first.” Keir chuckles and thinks long and hard: he did his first fringe… Read More