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
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
By Caleigh Crow Marc-André Casavant, first-time director of L’eau des nuages, has been doing solo performance work, including spoken word and experimental theatre performances, for about ten years. He’s naturally drawn to more heightened work, describing his creative interests as the “wild, strange, in the spirit of David Lynch”. Compared to his previous work, he … Continue reading #fringebuzz: The Unconventional Directorial Debut of Marc-André Casavant – L’eau des nuages.
By Caleigh Crow Gina Granter knows “there's weird things about mourning.” Weird, unpredictable things, things you never could have foreseen, things that can even make you laugh. “How would he feel about memes?” she asks. Gina is the writer and performer of Mapping Grief, the true story of how she went on living after her … Continue reading #fringebuzz-ing with Gina Granter of Mapping Grief
By: Max Mehran As the buzzing of the Fringe Bees is felt more and more in the air, I met with Luigi Buffone, first-time director and producer who is putting on his original play, Leave the Therapy, Take the Cannoli, playing at this year’s St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. Here is all you need to … Continue reading Fringe Buzzing with Luigi Buffone: Leave the Therapy Take the Cannoli
By Caleigh Crow For some directors, the thought of having the playwright in the room is less than ideal. Donna Byrne, director of The Meditations of Guido Kowalski, admits, “I prefer to work with dead playwrights,” but in this instance, having playwright Irene Saharov in the room is a boon to the production, allowing the … Continue reading #fringebuzz: A Philosophical Farce with Donna Byrne and Irene Saharov of The Meditations of Guido Kowalski
By: Max Mehran You might have seen the show title of this next piece, tldr:smh, all over Montreal for the past few months, and wondered: what does it mean? Well, QDF can answer this question and so much more after having met with the wonderfully talented Burcu Emeç to talk about her upcoming production, tdlr;smh, … Continue reading Fringe Buzzing with Burcu Emeç: tdlr;smh