Posts By Alain Richer

Dear friends and patrons

by Alain Richer

June 13, 2018

With the 2018 Ottawa Fringe Festival set to start this week, the Fringe’s Board of Directors would like to publicly reaffirm the organization’s belief in providing a safe and inclusive space for our festival’s audiences, volunteers, artists, and staff. The Ottawa Fringe has recently adopted a new Anti-Harassment, Anti-Violence, and Anti-Discrimination policy. We are committed… Read More

2018 Seasonal Job Postings

by Alain Richer

April 3, 2018

The Ottawa Fringe Festival is looking to fill seasonal positions with talented folks. Volunteer Supervisor Social Media Coordinator Box Office Staff How to apply: please send your CV, along with a cover letter explaining why you would like to work at the Ottawa Fringe, to Heather Marie Connors, [email protected] by Friday, April 20, 2018. We… Read More

The Ottawa Fringe seeks a full-time Artistic Outreach and Development Coordinator. Reporting to the Festival Director and working closely with the Managing Director, the Artistic Outreach and Development Coordinator is responsible for managing the Fringe’s under development program, as well as community outreach. Responsibilities include: Coordination and administration of Ottawa Fringe’s under development program, serving… Read More

Festival Director’s Message

by Alain Richer

May 29, 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival! I’ve been around Fringe a long time, and am thrilled to have recently been named Festival Director. This is shaping up to be another great year for the Fringe: 400 performances of 60 shows in 14 venues over 11 days. How many of those shows will you see?… Read More

Happy World Theatre Day eve!

by Alain Richer

March 26, 2014

Tomorrow Today is World Theatre Day!  Started in 1961, WTD is celebrated annually on March 27 Today each year by the international theatre community. Here in Ottawa, A Company of Fools has been running the Ottawa Theatre Challenge on WTD since 2001. The challenge is simple: participating companies are given 48 hours to create an original work of theatre,… Read More

2014 Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) Applications

by Alain Richer

January 13, 2014

Interested in participating as a Bring Your Own Venue company in the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival? Read the guidelines below and follow the link to our online application. Have questions? Unable to apply online? Feel free to contact the Festival Director. OTTAWA FRINGE FESTIVAL (June 19–29, 2014) APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR BRING YOUR OWN VENUES (BYOVs)  The 18th… Read More

BYOV Applications… coming soon!

by Alain Richer

December 12, 2013

Ever since the results of our 2014 Lottery were announced last week, I have been inundated with requests for information and applications for our 2014 Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) applications. Here’s what you need to know: BYOV applications will be accepted starting at 10:00 am on Monday, January 13, 2014 (and can be filled… Read More

Happy Opening Fresh Meat!

by Alain Richer

October 17, 2013

It’s opening night of Fresh Meat 2: DIY Theatre Fest at the Lunenburg Pub. If you weren’t fortunate enough to catch the first Fresh Meat festival last year, here’s a (brief) rundown: a bunch of Ottawa’s most exciting emerging artists got together to create original, 20-minute theatre pieces. It was so successful last time around,… Read More

So you want to tour a Fringe show…

by Alain Richer

October 11, 2013

We all agree that the Ottawa Fringe Festival is pretty great, yes? (yes) Well, if two weeks of annual Fringing aren’t enough for you, let me introduce you to the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (or CAFF for the acronym-inclined). Made up of the more than 20 member festivals across Canada and the United States… Read More

Apply to the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival

by Alain Richer

September 30, 2013

Interested in applying to the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival? You’ve come to the right place! Please read the application guidelines below (you can also download a PDF of the guidelines, if that’s more your style), and then follow the link to apply online. It’s that easy! Have questions? Feel free to contact the Festival Director…. Read More