Directing & Dramaturgy Workshop | June 6th

Directing & Dramaturgy: Develop your Fringe show and take it to the next level!

Whether you already have a Fringe show, or are thinking about creating one, this is the workshop for you! A rare opportunity to join Tamara McCarthy and Nicolle Nattrass — who share over 50 years combined theatre experience and are both professional actors, directors, producers, playwrights and dramaturgs — and learn some tricks of the trade.

In this one day intensive, you will walk away with specific skills and techniques to enhance the quality and direction of your script and production. In order to make this unique workshop accessible to all, it is being offered for only $50 per participant! Attend on your own or with your team (playwright, actors, director).

With the gradual easing of restrictions in BC, we are delighted to be able to offer this workshop on June 6th, from 10am-4pm. We have a new venue given the need for maintained social distancing (Hub City Cinema Society studio, 15 Lois Lane, Nanaimo) and have capped attendance at 8 participants plus our two wonderful facilitators. 

We will be ensuring the space is thoroughly disinfected and will provide hand sanitizer to all participants. We have received a generous donation of hand-made face masks which will be available for a modest donation of $15, with all proceeds supporting the Nanaimo Fringe Festival during these challenging times for the performing arts sector. Masks are not mandatory and if you would rather bring your own, please feel free to do so.

This public workshop is generously sponsored by Romper Room Indoor Rock Climbing Centre, The Port Theatre and CineCentral Filmmakers Society

The results are in!

Here we go people, it’s that moment you’ve all been waiting for… The results for the 2020 Nanaimo Fringe Festival are as follows:

NEW Cultural Category

Beholder Entertainment | Gender Sucks

Local Category

Connor Runnings | Brosferatu (Lasqueti Island)
Willem Roelants | A Bunch of Things (Nanaimo)
Dan’s Production Company | Life Goes On (Nanaimo)
Penny-a-Line Players | Through My Lens (Port Alberni)

National Category

Spec Theatre | Artisanal Intelligence (Vancouver)
Handmade Ivy Productions | Digby and Glass (Saanich)
Bucket Head Theatre | Hegnimwaal: Based Off the Enclosed Assembly Manual of the Same Name (Victoria)
Barbell Productions | The Sparrow Songs: A Country Song String (Toronto)

International Category

James.Network | Living Cartoons (San Francisco, USA)
A Good Catch | Casting Off (St. Kilda, Australia)

Congratulations to all those artists selected to perform in the TENTH annual Festival – we can’t wait to see what you bring to Nanaimo for our milestone year!

We will be following up with all applicants this week.

Festival category waitlists can be found here.

2020 Artist Application Deadline Approaches!

Apply here to participate in the Nanaimo Fringe Festival before February 28th. 🎭

The artist lottery selection will be held on March 3rd.

Nanaimo Fringe runs August 6-15th, 2020. We provide professional venues, technicians, and marketing to support your show. Artists receive 💯% of Box Office ticket sales!

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society artist sponsorship application form can be completed here.