Unconventional performances in unconventional venues

The Island Fringe Festival is an annual performing arts festival that unites artists and audiences in fun, exploratory environments. This year we welcome performers from PEI and across Canada who will showcase comedy, dance, drama, puppetry, and more. Everything happens in downtown Charlottetown, allowing audiences to easily travel from one venue to the next and see all the action.

Specific details regarding locations, times, and ticketing will be posted as they are finalized.

Tickets for shows and events will be available by July 8, 2022.

Another Word for Pomegranate

Drama, Comedy, Puppetry
Toronto, ON

Show length: 50 minutes | Show rating: PG-14

A comedy about two best friends navigating their conflicting artistic morals of whether we do art for ourselves or art for others. Through clown, puppetry, and dealing with a difficult bar manager, Robbie and Stew will provide a heart-warming story on friendship at this year’s Island Fringe Festival.

Cooper Bilton as Robbie
Tom Keat as Stew
Puppet as Igor

Written by Cooper Bilton & Tom Keat
Directed by Olivia Cameron
Produced by Desert Island Theatre Company

Disons [dizɔ̃] :/ Du verbe dire: (⇒ conjuguer)

Drama
Charlottetown, PE

Show length: 45 minutes | Show rating: M

A bilingual 2-hander features adult siblings, meeting for the first time in 10 years, discovering that each other’s perceptions of their upbringing and family experiences may not have been the same.

Idealistic

Drama, Comedy, Solo performance
Edmonton, AB

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: PG-14

From the age of three, Steven Andrews had an exciting vision of what he thought his life was going to be…it did not happen.  Steven will tell the story of what he thought his destiny would be, but more importantly he will reveal what he experienced as a medical professional to help him accept his reality as it is.

Written and Performed by Steven Andrews Dramaturged and Directed by Luke Diehl Original sound score Luke Diehl
Photo credit Luke Diehl

It’s Going to be Ok

Comedy, Solo performance
Charlottetown, PE

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: M

In his Island Fringe Festival debut performance, comedian Shawn Hogan (Halifax Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, CBC’s Laugh Out Loud) explores the trials and tribulations of moving back to PEI during a global pandemic, re-adjusting to the Island way of life, the local dating scene, and most importantly, that It’s Going to be OK.

Written and Performed by Shawn Hogan

Jimmy Hogg: The Potato King

Comedy, Solo performance
Toronto, ON

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: M

“Part Rik Mayall, Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard… Hysterically tangential.” -Now Toronto *****
The award-winning British comedian returns with tales of Dirty Dancing, The Worst Tinder Date Ever & Rambo The Hamster.
WARNING: Contains potatoes and some mime.
“He’s got a wickedly rapid, sometimes bitterly sharp, delivery.”- CBC *****

Written and Performed by Jimmy Hogg

Temporarily Sinister

Drama, Comedy
Charlottetown, PE

Show length: 50 minutes | Show rating: M

An Evening of Death, Sexuality, Belief, and Nuggets.

An injury has left Emerson temporarily without the use of his right hand. This leads to Emerson’s roommate inviting over a co-worker for dinner in an attempt to raise his spirits. Do we have a body? Is belief in God an important part of being a Christian? Why don’t we kill ourselves? These are a few of the questions that are only partially answered as Emerson attempts what he does worst: Making a good first impression.

Mike Mallaley as Emerson
Kari Kruse as Charlie
Lindsay Schieck as River

Written and Directed by Dana Doucette
Stage Managed by Jay Gallant

The Fourth R: reduce, reuse, recycle, Revolutionize

Dance
Toronto, ON

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: PG-14

We cannot wait to celebrate the Earth together and unite in our fight for climate justice with our theatrical, multi media dance show, THE FOURTH R: reduce, reuse, recycle, REVOLUTIONIZE! We all know the situation: the planet, the people and the animals are in a really tough spot. Animals and resources are becoming extinct, the CO2 levels are rising and the Arctic is melting. But there is hope – and it’s US!

Performed by Julia Molnar, Beatrice Kwan and Emma Bartolomucci

Directed by Emma Bartolomucci
Managed by Shreyas Batra, Sabrina Casanova
Visual Designer: Airian McLeish

The Inevitable Frankie Green

Drama
North Bay, ON

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: M 

In an icy tent behind the last McDonald’s before the highway going North, Frankie Green and his sister Eva drift through their bleak existences on the periphery of North Bay society. Lately, his spiralling life has gone further off the rails as the barriers between time and space have seemingly begun to crumble under his feet. And the sudden appearance of the otherworldly William Beaumont isn’t helping either.

Up Until Now

Comedy, Solo performance
Vancouver, BC

Show length: 45 minutes | Show rating: M

A comedic take on the trails and tribulations of his life leading up to his current moment. Weaving tales of his days in school, first jobs, holidays and the struggles of modern dating.

Written and Performed by Jeremiah Ukponrefe

Paradox

Volunteer with The Island Fringe Festival!

One of the main reasons our festival is a success is due to our dedicated volunteers. Come join in on the fun! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill in our application form.

Billets are needed for traveling artists!

The Island Fringe Festival has many artists coming from across Canada who are looking for a place to stay during the festival. If you are intested in hosting one or more artist(s), please fill in our billet application form: https://forms.gle/6A7VFQGgAsbij82T8

The 2022 Island Fringe Festival is made possible with funding from

Government of Canada · Innovation PEI · City of Charlottetown · Maritime Electric

                             

And support from

COWS · Beaconsfield Historic House · DownStreet Dance Studio · The Haviland Club · Havenwood Dance Studio · Red Island Cider

                             

The Island Fringe Festival is a member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals and World Fringe.

       

Special thanks to our volunteers

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!!