A playful conversation format developed by Forest Fringe for a panel of unprepared guest speakers and an audience. Facilitated by Forest Fringe Co-Director Andy Field.
For one night, local and international artists will come together to take over The Theatre Centre and fill the building with the unexpected and unconventional. Come kick off the Forest Fringe Microfestival with a party where art emerges where it is least expected.
An intimate knowledge and inspiration swapping space developed by Alex Kelly of Third Angel and Forest Fringe in 2011. Join two UK artists and two Canadian artists as they share and discuss stories of things that have inspired them in their practice.
Aluna Theatre’s team of bilingual theatre-makers work in English and Spanish onstage to explore new approaches to dramatic translation, and to test the possibilities of creating a trans-lingual theatre. Aluna presents a public showing of the type of experiments we’ve been conducting, followed by a conversation with artists and scholars about what they see. Nuestro […]
The Theatre Centre’s monthly Cinq à Sept is turned over to Progress curators’, artists and audiences for an informal discussion of what is needed to bolster Canada’s evolving cultural landscape. What needs to happen for us to regain our presence and impact within international markets? Join us for a re-imagining of what a new Department of […]
In the darkness of a cinema space, the audience sits blindfolded. Behind each row of audience members is a row of children who in hushed voices describe a film only they can see. Accompanied by the soundtrack (which has no dialogue), the whispered descriptions are a fragile, fragmentary and at times struggling but courageous […]
iara is starting to fear the worst. She’s looking for a roomful of strangers whose arms she can fall into. And while she knows that she cannot necessarily be trusted, and may not be entirely deserving of help, tonight she would like to put herself in your hands… In an hour of troubling intimacy and […]
Forest Fringe is an artist-led organisation that creates imaginative and unconventional performance events in the UK and internationally, while fostering the work of a diverse community of writers, theatre makers, musicians, dancers and live artists.They are most well known for the venue they run each year at the Edinburgh Festival, a totally free space that […]
A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. Tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence. From the desk of Christopher Brett Bailey comes a spiraling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose. With echoes of Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs, beat poetry and B-movies, This is How We Die is a prime slice of surrealist trash, […]
Refusing to be held down, O presents bodies that are negotiating histories, fantasies and assumptions. A dance that winds its way through the mess of identity politics in a physical unfolding of a realisation of difference. A duet about being black, mixed and female that addresses awkward and uncomfortable everyday experiences. Born out of the […]
“You can sift through photographs and records and ancestry.co.uk and wonder to yourself, who the f*ck were these people, and how long does it take before I can take their tiny, infinitesimal decisions to go for coffee that day, or to wear blue, or to ride horseback, how long does it take before I can take these […]
MONOMYTHS invites a diverse collection of artists, scholars, and activists to revise Joseph Campbell’s conception of the hero’s journey through performance art, lectures, workshops, and other offerings. This new assemblage of non-linear un-narratives proposes a cultural, political and social feminist re-visioning of the world. The MONOMYTHS perception of the universal journey dispels the notion of the […]
From Colombia’s Avant-Garde theatre to Toronto’s after-hours service industry, Liliana puts a face and a name to the refugee experience. Liliana weaves her experiences of forced displacement, arrival, and her journey as an artist in Canada, with the plays of controversial Colombian theatre-maker, and her director, Jose Manuel Freidel: an artist who fought against his […]
Are white privilege, second-class citizenship, surveillance, and interrogation the market price we pay for peace, order, and good government? What of the lives of others, whose countries are disrupted in the name of our safety and comfort? In an idealistic act of penance, Canadian-born white male Lyon Smith submits to having Colombian-born brown female migrant […]
Actor, director, and playwright Rabih Mroué investigates the personal and political legacy of conflict and trauma in Ridingon a Cloud. Intertwining fiction and non-fiction, his brother Yasser Mroué appears on stage as himself, recounting memories from hisexperience of being shot in the head during the Lebanese Civil War. Suffering from aphasia, Yasser was left with […]
A world premiere featuring the work of Dana Michel, bringing two years of research to the stage amidst her three year-long tenure as Dancemakers Resident Artist: i am and we then were thinking about: how to get yo life and how to live these skins. and then i and we thought: let’s live some specific […]
Century Song is a live performance hybrid created by the exquisite soprano Neema Bickersteth, and Dora-award winning collaborators Ross Manson (direction) and Kate Alton (choreography). Inspired in part by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens, Bickersteth seamlessly melds song and movement to inhabit a century of women whose identities […]
The Forest Fringe Microfestival is a festival within a festival, presenting 4 full-length Forest Fringe performances (twice each) over the course of a weekend. Each Forest Fringe company has been partnered with a Canadian artist, who has been commissioned by one of four Canadian institutions (National Theatre School, Native Earth Performing Arts, The Shaw Festival […]