We are so thrilled to be an official event of this year’s PRIDE PEI Festival events.

Join us Sunday, July 14 at The Guild as we celebrate community, creation, and craziness in an exhilarating evening of live theatre. With only 24-hours from concept to curtain, teams of local queer thespians will plan, prepare, and present entirely new and original stage performances in whatever style they wish! ‘Queer Plays in a Day’ will be an evening unlike any you’ve seen before or will ever see again!! Theatre… puppetry… dance… who knows what each team will bring to the stage when given prompts and parameters to ignite their creativity and keep it burning through 24 sleepless, manic hours leading to a showcase of 10-minute performances you’ll need to experience to believe possible!


To purchase tickets: 

QPD Event Ticket

To perfom in Queer Plays in a day:

QPD Performer Sign-Up Form

This Year’s Shows

ShowVenueAugust 1August 2August 3August 4
After the Chorus LineCarriage House7:00 – 8:005:45 – 6:456:15 – 7:151:00 – 2:00
CornflakeCarriage House8:30 – 9:158:30 – 9:157:45 – 8:303:45 – 4:30
EnchantmentCarriage House5:45 – 6:307:15 – 8:005:00 – 5:452:30 – 3:15
Furniture BoysHaviland Club6:00 – 7:007:30 – 8:306:00 – 7:001:30 – 2:30
How it HappenedCreativePEI8:45 – 9:457:15 – 8:158:45 – 9:454:30 – 5:30
How to be a VaseHaviland Club8:30 – 9:156:15 – 7:008:30 – 9:154:00 – 5:00
Ink AddictedPEERS5:30 – 6:307:00 – 8:008:30 – 9:307:00 – 8:00
Short CircuitsPEERS7:00 – 8:005:30 – 6:307:00 – 8:005:30 – 6:30
So an Autistic Priest and Dog Walk into a Bar…CreativePEI7:15 – 8:158:45 – 9:457:15 – 8:156:00 – 7:00
Thinking about a DogHaviland Club7:30 – 8:009:00 – 9:307:30 – 8:003:00 – 3:30

In Addition to our shows…

SHOWVENUEWednesday-Jul. 31Thursday-Aug. 1Friday-Aug. 2Saturday-Aug. 3Sunday-Aug 4
Opening PartyThe Guild8:00 – 10:00



After Dark Karaoke HopYard
10 – midnight


After Dark Trivia HopYard

10 – midnight

After Dark Variety Show HopYard


10 – midnight
Closing PartyThe Guild



8:30 – 10:00

All Shows – $10 per ticket or scroll down for a $90 All Access Pass

After the Chorus Line

Charlottetown, PEI

  • Comedy / Musical theatre
  • Show length: 60 minutes / Show rating: G
  • Location: Carriage House at Beaconsfield

A new musical comedy about two older actors trying to stay relevant and visible in an ever-youthful industry. The story is told through a series of vignettes about the audition process, casting and the toll it takes.

Credits:

  • Script and Lyrics by Gabrielle Roddy and Gregory Ellard
  • Music by Sue Stanger
  • Performed and Directed by Gabrielle Roddy and Gregory Ellard
  • Keyboard and Voice by Sue Stanger
Aug 1

7:00 - 8:00

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Aug 2

5:45 - 6:45

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Aug 3

6:15 - 7:15

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Aug 4

1:00 - 2:00

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Cornflake

Montreal, QC

  • Comedy / Drama
  • Show length: 45 minutes / Show rating: M (Age Recommendation: 16 and up)
  • Location: Carriage House at Beaconsfield

Cornflake is a dramatic comedy and satire surrounding queer and neurodivergent conformity. The Story of a Bird and a Rat, trapped in the mundane world of standup comedy and door-to-door salesmanship. Our characters find themselves living in a world where one must forget and where one must stay exactly the same, with no room to grow, fly or bite. Through dialogue and movement-based storytelling, we watch a rat grow wings and a bird grow thicker skin. This is a play about transformation and growth using light, sound, and cereal to feed to longing for change we all feel inside.

Credits:

  • Starring
    • Corbeau Sandoval as Bird
    • Masha Bashmakova as Rat
  • Creative Team
    • Ian McCormack – Playwright / Producers
    • Abi Sanie – Director
    • Elly Pond – Movement Director
    • Violette Maréchal – Costume Designer
    • Jack Morgan – Production Designer
    • Aaron Delaney – Stage Manager / Tour Manager
    • Adlin Loud – Assistant Stage Manager / Head of Props
    • Gio – Graphic Designer

Content Warning: This show tackles themes of ableism, transphobia, homophobia, mental health and sex. It contains depictions of misogyny and ableist rhetoric, and the mention of conversion therapy, ABA therapy, and sexual acts such as masturbation, ejaculation, and fellatio (which are alluded to but not physically shown or simulated.) We ask that all audience members care for themselves as we tackle this content together. Audience members are welcome to leave the room and re-enter at any time. After the show, we invite all audience members to continue the conversation with us, as we tell this story.

Aug 1

8:30 - 9:15

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Aug 2

8:30 - 9:15

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Aug 3

7:45 - 8:30

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Aug 4

3:45 - 4:30

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Enchantment

Halifax

  • Dance
  • Show length: 45 minutes / Show rating: G
  • Location: Yard of Beaconsfield Historic House (in case of inclement weather, the performance will move indoors to The Carriage House at Beaconsfield)

This show is a double feature of two contemporary dance works. The first, ‘Washboard Blues’ a duet showcasing the struggle of two women who are facing the crushing fatigue of washing clothes in primitive conditions. This piece creates a wonder and whimsy that is rare and distinct, combining theatre, contemporary dance, and jazz music. Followed by ‘Enchantress’, a visceral coming of age tale, showing the passage of time through a woman’s life. Based on the modern pagan traditions of “The Triple Goddess”, which breaks down a woman’s life into three phases “Mother, Maiden & Crone”

Credits:

  • Washboard Blues: Dancers: Sarah Hopkin & Meredith Kalaman
  • Choreographer: Marrin Jessome
  • Soloist Dancer & Choreography: Rosie Halpin
  • Enchantress: Dancers: Sarah Hopkin, Meredith Kalaman & Jessica Lowe
  • Choreography: Jessica Lowe 
  • Costume Design: Olivia Albrecht

Special thanks to Arts Nova Scotia

Aug 1

5:45 - 6:30

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Aug 2

7:15 - 8:00

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Aug 3

5:00 - 5:45

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Aug 4

2:30 - 3:15

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Furniture Boys

Brooklyn, NY

  • Comedy / Solo Performance
  • Show length: 60 minutes / Show rating – PG-13 (mentions sex)
  • Location: The Haviland Club

In the absurd world of FURNITURE BOYS boyfriends are couches, chairs, lampshades, and futons. Blending theater, comedy, clown, spoken word, and furniture showroom, FURNITURE BOYS examines the immortality of inanimate objects and the mortality of a woman determined to f**k the furniture before oblivion—or, at least, before the couch clearance.

Credits:

  • Written and performed by Emily Weitzman
  • Directed by Rachel Resnik
Aug 1

6:00 - 7:00

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Aug 2

7:30 - 8:30

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Aug 3

6:00 - 7:00

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Aug 4

5:15 - 6:15

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How it Happened

Charlottetown, PE

  • Comedy / Drama
  • Show length: 60 minutes / Show rating: M (adult themes, coarse language)
  • Location: Creative PEI

Two best friends platonically break up and wonder what went wrong.

Credits:

  • Starring: John MacCormac and Hannah McGaughey
  • Written by Candace Hagen and Benton Hartley
  • Director: Benton Hartley
  • Associate Director: Candace Hagen
  • Stage Manager: Graham Putnam
Aug 1

8:45 - 9:45

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Aug 2

7:15 - 8:15

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Aug 3

8:45 - 9:45

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Aug 4

4:30 - 5:30

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How to be a Vase

Charlottetown, PE

  • Comedy
  • Show length: 45 minutes / Show rating: M (due to mature themes/subject matter (sex/drugs) and frequent use of course language)
  • Location: The Haviland Club

The summer of 2006; a forgettable apartment in a forgettable town, sits a forgettable man, who finds himself in a room with an egg timer and three of his former students. Trapped for 30 minutes (the etiquette of buying drugs), this man is confronted with four questions. What do the actions of our friends say about our own beliefs? Can we even answer this question if we don’t even understand what it means to be someone’s friend? Are we capable of advising others from partaking in our own vices?

And, most importantly, what is a vase?

Credits:

  • Written / Directed by Dana Doucette
    Cast/Crew
  • Jay Gallant
  • Kari Kruse
  • Baylee Peters
  • Katie Isobel Pride
  • Mackay Rix
  • Lindsay Schieck
Aug 1

8:30 - 9:15

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Aug 2

6:15 - 7:00

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Aug 3

8:30 - 9:15

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Aug 4

6:45 - 7:30

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Short Circuits

Charlottetown, PE

  • Solo Performance
  • Show length: 45 minutes / Show rating: PG-13
  • Location: PEERS Alliance

How well do you know yourself? Can you identify where you begin, and others end? Have you ever asked yourself, “who am I?” Contemplating these philosophical questions, Short Circuits examines the intricacies, tensions, and confusions of a soul having a human experience. By taking the audience on a journey from the head to the heart, this poly-disciplinary show is an exploration of be(com)ing human.

Credits:

  • Written and performed by Julie Bull
  • Directed by Mariève MacGregor
  • Soundscapes by Siddhu Sachidananda, Julie Bull, and The Umbrella Collective
Aug 1

7:00 - 8:00

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Aug 2

5:30 - 6:30

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Aug 3

7:00 - 8:00

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Aug 4

5:30 - 6:30

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Ink Addicted

Orlando, FLA

  • Comedy / Solo performance
  • Show length: 60 minutes / Show Rating: PG-13 (contains mature language and discussion of suicide, religion, cartoonish violence and other adult themes)
  • Location: PEERS Alliance

Buzz into the first-ever solo-show hosted by an actual tattoo artist. Ink Addicted is a funny, satirical, and thought-provoking solo show about a tattoo artist’s journey through life, using live painting, stand-up, and improv comedy to explore the challenges, misconceptions, of identity within the art form.

  • Written and performed by Chris Trovador
  • Directed by Frank Caeti
Aug 1

5:30 - 6:30

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Aug 2

7:00 - 8:00

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Aug 3

8:30 - 9:30

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Aug 4

7:00 - 8:00

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So an Autistic Priest and Dog Walk into a Bar…

Dorval, QC

  • Comedy / Storytelling
  • Show Length: 60 Minutes
  • Show rating: PG-13
  • Location: CreativePEI

Storytelling emotional comedy about autism, religion, and love, with a dog.

Credits:

  • Written by Jean-Daniel O’Donncada and performed by Jean-Daniel O’Donncada and Rilla Blythe

Content warnings:

Show contains implied and frank discussion of, but no depictions of, religious trauma, sexuality, and sexual abuse.

Accessibility Note:

The show is 60 minutes long. It is sensory sensitive with no loud surprises, and no dramatic or changing lights. There is a live dog present throughout the show. Attendees with service dogs are encouraged to come a bit early so all dogs may be aware of each other’s presence before the show begins.

Aug 1

7:15 - 8:15

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Aug 2

8:45 - 9:45

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Aug 3

7:15 - 8:15

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Aug 4

6:00 - 7:00

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Thinking About a Dog

Charlottetown, PE

  • Comedy / Drama
  • Show length: 30 minutes / Show rating: PG-13 (Adult language and sensitive topics)
  • Location: The Haviland Club

A play exploring the absurdities of dating with a sexual trauma history; specifically dating in a rural or small-town setting.

Credits:

  • Playwright: Lauren Jean Lawlor
  • Director: Rebecca Parent*
  • Stage Manager: Brynn Cutcliffe
  • Sound and Lighting Design: Rebecca Parent*
  • Performed by Emily Anne Fullerton, John MacCormac, and Marli Trecartin

    *Appearing with permission from the Canadian Actors Equity Association.

Content warnings:

Mention of sexual assault.

Aug 1

7:30 - 8:00

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Aug 2

9:00 - 9:30

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Aug 3

7:30 - 8:00

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Aug 4

8:00 - 8:30

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All Access Pass – $90

Attend a performance of each show, our Opening Party, our After Dark Events, and our Closing Gala!

July 31 - August 4

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Opening and Closing Events

2024 Island Fringe Launch Party

FREE, although a donation to the Island Fringe Festival is greatly appreciated!

July 31 @ 8:00 – 10:00pm
The Guild, 111 Queen Street

Unsure what The Island Fringe Festival is all about? Come join us and find out!! Performers in this year’s festival will give the audience a five-minute pitch of their shows by recreating a scene, giving an explanation, or perhaps with shadow puppets! We will have some fun and games for audience involvement and hand out a handful of prizes. Performers and audiences alike are also invited to laugh (and cringe) with the Fringe!

2024 Island Fringe Awards & Closing Party

FREE, although a donation to the Island Fringe Festival is greatly appreciated!

August 4 @ 8:30pm – midnight
The Guild, 111 Queen Street

After 40 performances over four days at various unconventional venues, it is time to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the 2024 Island Fringe Festival performers, volunteers, and staff! Join us as we find out who goes home with the big awards this year!

Once the formalities are done, people are encouraged to stick around and have fun as we celebrate the end of another great festival.

After Dark Events

Fringe After Dark: Karaoke with Dana Doucette

FREE, although a donation to the Island Fringe Festival is greatly appreciated!

August 1 @ 10:00pm – midnight
HopYard, 151 Kent Street

Dana Doucette will keep the singing going and maybe even have a few friends hit the stage. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or a first-time karaoke star, this event is an inclusive space for everyone to come together, sing their hearts out, and have an awesome time.

19+ event, cash bar will be open.

Fringe After Dark: Trivia with Katie Perry

FREE, although a donation to the Island Fringe Festival is greatly appreciated!

August 2 @ 10:00pm – midnight
HopYard, 151 Kent Street

Grab some friends (or make new ones) and put together a team for a trivia event will that test your knowledge with an epic blend of music clips, movie clips, photos, and random knowledge for your chance to win some great prizes!

PEI’s own Katie Perry will be the master of all things trivia, which is guaranteed to be a fun time with a few stumps along the way!!

19+ event, cash bar will be open

Fringe After Dark: Good Ol’ Variety Show

FREE, although a donation to the Island Fringe Festival is greatly appreciated!

August 3 @ 10:00pm – midnight
HopYard, 151 Kent Street

Think Open Mic… but maybe a more ‘colourful’…? Magic, burlesque, tin whistling, juggling, a drag performance, singing, dancing… Who knows?!

Sign up and be part of the fun—not only can you show off your talent, but you could win a prize!! Stage fright? That’s okay!! You don’t have to participate; just join us for all the fun!!

19+ event, cash bar will be open

The 2024 Island Fringe Festival is made possible with funding from

Government of Canada

Innovation PEI

City of Charlottetown

Maritime Electric

And support from

Beaconsfield

HopYard

The Guild

Creative PEI

PEERS Alliance

The Haviland Club

Confederation Centre of the Arts

The Island Fringe Festival is a member of

Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals

World Fringe

And Special thanks to our volunteers from

The Island Fringe Festival would not be possible without a team of amazing volunteers.
Each year we rely on the generosity of time and passion for the festival that our volunteers have.
Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

Make friends, have fun and support independent theatre – what more could someone ask for?

Oh… there’s food, and shirts, and even more fun! Volunteer with The Island Fringe Festival, you’ll be glad you did!! Apply here: https://forms.gle/hf3BbuEJgGq2XSFNA