Fringe ON Tour invites one Ontario-based company to tour their show to each of three Fringe Festivals:
With the three festivals’ dates lining up consecutively, it allows for travel between cities to be seamless, and for the artists to experience the exhilaration of touring a sold-out Fringe show. The three festivals support the artists with outreach and marketing, and the artists document their experience on the road.
As the three largest Fringe Festivals under CAFF in Ontario, Ottawa, Toronto, and Hamilton Fringe are thrilled to administer this pilot initiative. The aim is to have a broader scope in 2023, bringing in more festivals from across the province!
This year’s company is Levity Theatre Co, who is kicking off Fringe ON Tour in Ottawa with their show Unmatched. Apt613 calls it: “Simultaneously funny, sad, and familiar. Unmatched … makes use of sophisticated theatrical storytelling”
The Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals was formed to protect these five guiding principles:
In 1994, the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals was officially registered as a non-profit organization with the following mandate:
The mission of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals is to unite, support, empower and strengthen member festivals in order to cultivate and foster independent artistic exploration for artists and audiences across North America
Fringe and Fringe Festival are registered trademarks of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) and cannot be used without expressed written permission from the Association. This trademark allows CAFF to ensure that any theatre festival in Canada that wishes to call itself “Fringe” must abide by the CAFF mandate and the four guiding principles.
For more information, please visit the CAFF website.