The Toronto Fringe Festival is looking for energetic performers to showcase their talents at the central social and performance hub, the Fringe Club!
Through a dynamic partnership with The Randolph Centre for the Arts and Mirvish Enterprises and the generous support of Tourism Ontario, the Toronto Fringe Festival is moving its Fringe Club to Bathurst and Bloor with an expanded beer tent, food services, performance opportunities and free nightly entertainment. Adjacent to the main box office, the Fringe Club is the central hub for festival patrons, performers and curious passers-bys. Festival organizers are expecting over 30,000 people to pass through!
The Toronto Fringe Festival runs between June 30th – July 11th and will host over 150 theatre companies at over 30 venues featuring 1,200+ artists. The core concept is accessibility for both our artists and audiences. To ensure that artists can take risks and tell the stories that they want to tell, all Fringe shows are selected by lottery: we provide the infrastructure, you provide the art. The Toronto Fringe Festival is Toronto’s largest theatre festival and remains unjuried, unexpected, unforgettable!
There are still performance opportunities for you at the Toronto Fringe Festival and now is the time to get on board and be part of our expansion celebration!
1. The Art Wank –Call for Performers
WHERE! The Fringe Club
WHAT! The Toronto Fringe Festival presents The Art Wank. Inspired by London England’s Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth Project (Google for further context), The Art Wank is an outdoor empty raised platform (approx. 4×6) that anyone can book to do whatever you want; promote a show, create an art installation, make zombies and unicorns live in harmony if only for 20-30 minutes. (Anything goes except what is illegal in a public space, especially hate propaganda).
WHO! Anyone! The Art Wank is a great opportunity for community members, Festival participants, contemporary, emerging or non artists to do or say anything and everything.
WHAT YOU GET! Maximum of 30 Minutes to do whatever you want on outdoor raised platform.
HOW! Check http://www.fringetoronto.com starting on May 17th to sign up for a performance slot. For further information send an email to email@example.com with THE ART WANK in your subject line.
2. The Fringe Club – Call for Buskers
WHERE! At and around the Fringe Club
WHO! Buskers and Street Performers! Busker/Street Performer licenses are available for a $25 fee.
WHAT! Performers will have the opportunity to contribute to Fringe Club ambiance. Festival organizers are anticipating upwards of 30,000 guests at the Fringe Club over the course of the Festival.
WHAT YOU GET! Booking to rights to one hour slots, maximum one per day, evenings or weekends and keep 100% of your pass-the-hat profits from a no tech “fringe style” street performance.
HOW! Check http://www.fringetoronto.com starting on May 17th to sign up for performance slots. For further information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with BUSKER in your subject line
3. “Double Oh Fringers” Guerrilla Group - Call for Marketing Team
WHERE! Throughout the Annex neighbourhood
WHO! A funny, creative, collaborative, fearless person with prior improvisation experience.
WHAT! In promotion of the new Fringe Club, the Toronto Fringe Festival is assembling 6-8 members for a flash mob guerrilla marketing team. The team will create spontaneous, public, funny neighbourhood “happenings” to excite the public and promote the new Fringe Club.
WHAT YOU GET! A Festival Staff Pass, providing entry to any show featured in the Toronto Fringe, ticket subject to availability.
HOW! Interested applicants should send their resume, photograph of yourself, and an explanation of why you would like to be a Guerrilla member (max: 250 words) and your three best Googled images to email@example.com with GUERRILLA in the subject line. The submission deadline will be Friday, May 7th at 5:00pm.
Applicants must be available June 20th-July 11th 2010. This job is part time, weekends, evenings and late nights may be required. Short listed applications will be required to take part in a group interview/jam jam session. We thank you in advance for your application but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.