Best of the Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival
The Toronto Fringe is part of the “Fringe movement” – a worldwide network of indie theatre festivals. As the name suggests, the movement is about celebrating under-represented voices and those on the margins of the performing arts world. It’s a festival where anyone can put on any show, without having to pass through a jury – where theatre students can mount their first production outside of school, where emerging artists can get their big break, and where established artists can test out new work. It’s a festival where audiences come for the adventure and the community as much as for the plays themselves. Each year, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, selects 8 of the best from the festival for a remount in the Studio Theatre. This provides artists the opprotunity to showcase their work to an uptown audience, and give patrons who may have missed their initial Fringe run a second chance to see the show. The Best of Fringe begins the week following Toronto Fringe and runs for 2 weeks.
2015 celebrated 6 years of Best of Fringe shows at the TCA. Congratulations to A Man Walks Into a Bar, Gavin Crawford's "Friend" "Like" #Me, God's Beard, Meet Cute, Morro and Jasp Do Puberty, My Big Fat German Puppet Show, People Suck and Pool (no water)