#fringebuzz wth Martin Law’s Odd, Offbeat, and Outlandish The Thrill of the Chaise 

by Caleigh Crow “I think I wrote the play in a coffee and ramen state in University,” says Martin Law, “I was probably just trying to escape being a University student but also imagining the bizarreness of what consciousness would be like in any other object. So, I put fully human emotions into chairs and … Continue reading #fringebuzz wth Martin Law’s Odd, Offbeat, and Outlandish The Thrill of the Chaise 

Fringe Buzzing with the team of La Troupe des Îles du Vent Moorea: Les Créanciers

By : Max Mehran This next article will be written in French as the team I interviewed came all the way from France to share with our Fringe Audience their critically acclaimed piece, Les Créanciers. I met with  Frédéric Fage (director/producer), Maroussia Henrich (actor/Tekla), Benjamin Lhommas (actor/Gustave), and Colombe Villaume (dancer). Around a table at Starbucks, … Continue reading Fringe Buzzing with the team of La Troupe des Îles du Vent Moorea: Les Créanciers

#fringebuzz: Zag Dorison’s Appetite for the “Off-Kilter” with Renfield or, Dining at the Bughouse

By Caleigh Crow “I did the Montreal Fringe 24 years ago. It was very different, not as many venues, not as many services and events,” says Zag Dorison of his FRINGE Festival background. “On one hand I'm a veteran, and on the other hand it's not like I've done many of them. No, I'm no … Continue reading #fringebuzz: Zag Dorison’s Appetite for the “Off-Kilter” with Renfield or, Dining at the Bughouse

Fringe Buzzing with Avi Bendahan: The Monkey Get His Staff

By: Max Mehran On one of the first sunny summer days, QDF met with Avi Bendahan, co-founder of JingJu Canada, to talk about their upcoming production, The Monkey Get His Staff,  at this year’s St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. The show tells the story of the Monkey King, Sun Wukong, who travels to the Dragon King … Continue reading Fringe Buzzing with Avi Bendahan: The Monkey Get His Staff

#fringebuzz with Charles Roburn of the Dastardly Literary Mashup Le Petit Prince selon Machiavel

By Caleigh Crow Capricornucopia productions is a gift. Literally, a birthday gift. Or maybe it’s the party. Either way, the company was formed when a group of friends, all Capricorns, decided to forgo typical birthday celebrations by renting out the auditorium in Atwater library and inviting their friends to perform skits and scripts that the … Continue reading #fringebuzz with Charles Roburn of the Dastardly Literary Mashup Le Petit Prince selon Machiavel

Fringe Buzzing with Telia Nevile: Poet vs. Pageant

By: Max Mehran ​                With the Fringe kicking off, the international performers have landed in Montreal, and QDF met with one of them - Australian performer Telia Nevile - who is presenting her piece, Poet vs. Pageant at this year’s St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. A great discussion naturally unfolded itself between the artist and myself … Continue reading Fringe Buzzing with Telia Nevile: Poet vs. Pageant

#fringebuzz-ing at the Circus Sideshow: Mylene Chicoine of We Accept Her: A Caravan Calamity

By Caleigh Crow We Accept Her: A Caravan Calamity puts its characters in situations familiar to us all. A strongman with an evil plot convinces a beautiful dancer to toy with the feelings of a sweet-tempered, romantic bearded lady, and the kindly circus matron, Mama Mabelle, doles out sage advice (with the help of her … Continue reading #fringebuzz-ing at the Circus Sideshow: Mylene Chicoine of We Accept Her: A Caravan Calamity