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2021 Ticketed Shows and Program Now Available! 

3 in-person venues. Digital performances.

36 unique experiences. 10 days.

This year, the Saskatoon Fringe Festival will play host to 15 in-person theatre groups with the slots allocated to Saskatchewan artists and national artists and digital submissions open for international artists. These performances will be hosted at:

  • The Broadway Theatre (A/C, wheelchair accessible)
  • The Refinery Arts & Spirit Center (A/C)
  • W. E. Graham Park (wheelchair accessible, outdoors!)

21 digital performances (see below) will be available online, on-demand throughout the festival. One of these lucky shows will also be selected as the “Best of Fest” and will be allotted a time to be screened at the Broadway Theatre for in-person audiences!

The program is available now by clicking the image to the right, with tickets on sale for the in-person shows on July 8th, 2021, and digital shows on July 15th.

View the 2021 Program HERE!

In-Person Performance Accessibility

Relaxed Performances are designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for a range of potential audience members, including autistic audiences, as well as audience members with sensory or communication conditions or learning disabilities.

There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, often small changes are made to the lighting and sound effects, and audience members can be invited to enter and exit the venue throughout the show. The etiquette of the theatre is “relaxed” so that audience members can feel freer to move around, make noise, and generally react to the performance as they please.

Some venues also provide a “chill-out room” or area, where audience members who desire a break from the noise of a performance and foyer can go before, during or after the show. Certain information about the production is provided well in advance, so that audience members can attend with a greater sense of confidence and certainty.

Four in-person groups are offering Relaxed Performances:

  • The Unforgettables – Fight or Flight Theatre (Saskatoon, SK): Thursday, July 29 9:15pm & Wednesday, August 4th 7:30pm
  • Liminality – Floater Studios (Camrose, AB): Sunday August 1st 3:30pm
  • SMUSH – Scantily Glad Theatre (Saskatoon, SK): Monday, August 2nd 2:00pm
  • The Skiffle Disco Soul Circus – Rook Takes Bishop (Saskatoon, SK): Wednesday, August 4th 7:20pm

In-Person Shows

All According to Plan: A D&D Story - Fresh Start Productions (Saskatoon, SK)

70 minutes. The Refinery.

Comedy, Physical Theatre. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Violence, Drug Reference, Death, Use of Replica Weapons

A crew of all local Saskatchewan artists banding together to create art, have fun and hopefully bring a smile to your faces!

After a year-long campaign, a party decides to hold their final session of D&D in-person to dress up as their characters and finally fight the BBEG (Big Bad Evil Guy). Will they succeed? Will they avenge their loved ones and bring peace to the world? Will they blow up a castle and accidentally unleash an evil unlike any other? If only things always went according to plan.

How I Murdered My Mother - Tomo Suru Players (Vancouver, BC)

60 minutes. The Refinery.

Comedy, Storytelling, Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Death, Mental Health, Alzheimer’s

Tomo Suru is a Vancouver based theatre company. Gerald is the artistic director and this is his first solo show.

What’s the difference between dying “properly” & dying with Alzheimer’s? Dying like a man or a lady? Dying while loved or…? Using humour & horror this one-man show tells how Gerald & husband tended the final five years of nonagenarian parents. Describing their individual shuffling off, this funny, poignant & thoughtful reflection offers an understanding of life, roles as children & expectations met or missed.


“I LAUGHED, I CRIED, I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE MURDERER. BRAVO!” Winnipeg Audience Review
Almost ★★★★ stars! – “A MEDITATION ON DEATH AND EXPECTATIONS FRAMED IN AN EVERYDAY PEOPLE’S HISTORY” Winnipeg Free Press

I Lost on Jeopardy - So Lonely Productions (Winnipeg, MB)

60 minutes. The Refinery.

Comedy, Storytelling, Drama. All Ages.

Content Warning: Adult Language

George Buri is a University history instructor and part-time Fringe Festival storyteller from Winnipeg Manitoba. He appeared on the popular game show “Jeopardy” in 2017 and has been telling people about it ever since.

“Look, if you had one shot. One opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?” – Eminem

George let it slip. Now in this energetic one-person storytelling show he takes you behind the scenes of America’s favorite game show and into the strange world of hyper-competitive trivia in a show about pursuing crazy dreams, learning to embrace failure, and experiencing temporary, local fame.

★★★★★ “master class in punchy, engaging storytelling” – Winnipeg Free Press
★★★★“gosh darnit, it’s really good” – CBC Manitoba

Liminality - Floater Studios (Camrose, AB)

60 minutes. The Broadway Theatre.

Comedy, Storytelling, Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Mental Health Themes

Dr Steven Andrews has both an arts degree and a science degree from the University of Alberta. With both specialities influencing the other; during the day he works in the medical field and by night is working on various art projects. Fascinated by the human condition, existentialism and the idea of reverie; Dr.Steven Andrews uses this as an influence and a starting point for all his work. He also believes in the importance of laughter and humour.

A humorous self-examination of purpose and existence. Dr Steven Andrews shares excerpts and memories of his long long life of 32 years of age. He will tell stories of failure, love and ridiculousness, all told in 60 minutes.

Recipe for Normal - Walk Backwards Production (Prince Albert, SK)

60 minutes. The Broadway Theatre.

Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Alcohol Use, Mental Health

Veryl Coghill lives in Prince Albert, SK. She has been performing her poetry for the past twenty years. She has performed in various venues throughout Saskatchewan including Amigo’s Cantina, The Refinery, and The Ness Creek Music Festival. Several of her performance poems and dramatic monologues have been published in journals. Veryl holds a creative writing certificate with distinction from the Humber School for Writers. She has a poetry book “Make Me” published with Thistledown Press.

 

A woman juggles her career, her family, her sex addiction, and her alcoholism. A recipe for normal? She tries to be everything to everybody. To both fit in and fall through the cracks. Like Humpty Dumpty she is forever falling off the wall in shards of not knowing and knowing full well. An emotionally raw depiction of one woman’s spiral into the darkness of addiction. Portrayed in sometimes shocking, always heartfelt words and imagery. The performance reveals how slowly she finds her way back to the light, to acceptance and forgiveness and a better life.

 

Redemption - Nomad Ideas (Saskatoon, SK)

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60 minutes. The Outdoor Stage.

Drama. Mature Audiences Only.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Violence, Self-Harm or Suicide, Drug Use, Alcohol Use, Violence Against Women, Racism or Racial Slurs, Death, Mental Health

Nomad Ideas focuses on creating theatre, films and art using design and content as an organic medium. Our goal is to make thought-provoking art pieces that challenge the norms and mindsets to encourage open dialogues and acceptance towards each other.

Caught in a crossfire between what they want to be and who they are, Redemption tells a story of two individuals who embark on a journey of self-discovery only to find themselves come face to face with societal pressures way larger than their drive. The question remains: will they beat the leviathan or succumb to their inevitable demise from inner demons?

 

SMUSH: a cabaret - Scantily Glad Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)

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70 minutes. The Outdoor Stage.

Comedy, Cabaret, 2SLGBTQIA+. Mature Audiences Only (18+).

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Nudity, Mental Health

Over the past 5 years, Scantily Glad Theatre has created and toured original shows across North America and Australia. Past productions include: PACK ANIMALS (Best of Fest, Saskatoon Fringe 2018), CREEPY BOYS (Twin Cities Horror Fest, Melbourne Fringe), GIRL IN THE BOX (Live Five Theatre), SCUM: a manifesto (Live Five Theatre). Most recently, SOMETHING IN THE WATER, debuted at a sold-out Adelaide Fringe season, where it took home the top prize of Best Theatre in the festival. Founded in 2014, our mandate is to create original, thought-provoking theatre that promotes the work of trans and queer artists within our community.

From the creators of Fringe hits PACK ANIMALS (Best of Fest – Saskatoon Fringe 2018) & SOMETHING IN THE WATER (5 STARS -The Star Phoenix) comes a variety show like no other. Burlesque, comedy, drag and live music SMUSH in a celebration of the sexy, queer and unexpected.

Hosted by Holly M. Brinkman of PACK ANIMALS and A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO PEEING OUTSIDE. Featuring acts by some of Saskatoon’s best queer artists.

The Ballerina and the Grump - Shadow Players (Saskatoon, SK)

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55 minutes. The Outdoor Stage.

Comedy, Storytelling. All Ages (Kids Fringe).

2021 is Shadow Players’ seventeenth year at the Saskatoon Fringe, but only our second time on an outdoor stage. The first time was our first fringe show for children in 2003, “Storytelling for Munchkins”, which we performed on the small stage in front of École Victoria School. We’ve been part of almost every Saskatoon fringe since then, including… well, we’ve lost count of how many “kids’ shows” we’ve produced. What we do know is that theatre for children is a blast!

A grumpy dragon, a determined little mouse, brave superhero butterflies, a fairy queen… these characters and more inhabit the world of this story for children and adults, told as only children can by Evie and Bella. They share the tale of their friend Anne Marie who dreams of being a ballerina, her mother who has other plans for her daughter, and how Evie, Bella, and their dance teacher help Anne Marie to try to change her mother’s mind.

The Chroñicles of Cañete - Caturro Productions (Vancouver, BC)

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60 minutes. The Outdoor Stage.

Comedy, Storytelling. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Alcohol Use, Death

Chilean/Canadian, comedian/actor/storyteller. As a comedian, has performed on CBC, XM Radio and Just For Laughs Northwest. As an actor was nominated for a Leo as best actor in a web series in 2019. Some TV credits include Debris(NBC), Legends of Tomorrow(CW) and Deadpool 2. As a storyteller, represented Vancouver at the World Storytelling Championships in 2009. He also toured his 1st one-man show Fringe Show PORN & PINOCHET across Canada to rave reviews.

A collection of very hard to believe, yet very true stories that have happened to Andy Cañete since he moved back to Canada in 1997.

“Charming and likeable. Funny and self-deprecating. He is the fun at a party”
– Allison Jones (Mooneytheatre.com)

“He makes you question your place in the world. Something only the best comedians are capable of doing”
– Matthew Willis (Plankmagazine.com)

“Personable and engaging. His monologue has enough heart to hold the attention of any theatre audience”
– Sean Steels (Edmontonfringe.ca)

The Funny Bone Schmomedy Zone - The Funny Bone Schmomedy Zone (Saskatoon, SK)

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65 minutes. The Refinery.

Comedy, Storytelling. Mature Audiences Only (18+).

Content Warning: Adult Language

Danny Knight and Shawn Cuthand are two local Saskatoon stand up comedians who have been crafting their chops in the local comedy scene for the past 3 years. They are also part of the satirical news group “The Feather” which recently had a month-long exhibit in the PAVED Arts gallery. During the pandemic, they were lucky to get the opportunity to start a weekly podcast called “Real Deadly” which is part of the Comedy Here Often? Podcast Network and available on all streaming platforms.

The Funny Bone Schmomedy Zone is the one stop you’re not gonna wanna miss at this years fringe! Stand up comedy in it’s raw form!
After 2020 WE NEED SOME HECKIN Laughs! So stop by for one hour of sweet comedy from Saskatoon’s funniest!
We got jokes from all spectrums of the spectrum! We even book white cis dudes still! Who needs fire, stilts or chains when there is bound to be a joke for you!!!!

The Newcomer - Ay, Caramba! Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)

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60 minutes. The Refinery.

Storytelling. All Ages.

Content Warning: War, References to Death

In 2019 the first Latinx theatre in Saskatoon: Ay, Caramba! Theatre because of the need to create stories that represent those without a voice. Yulissa Campos is the founding Artistic Director and recently brought on Yvonne Addai as Artistic Associate and co-producer. Ay, Caramba! premiered in 2019 its first show called I, Frida, which was positively received by critics at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival. Moreover, I, Frida was part of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival in January 2021 and received international acclaim. They are thrilled and grateful to be able to come back to do live theatre with The Newcomer.

From the creator of I, Frida (★★★★ Saskatoon Fringe 2019) a brand new lighthearted story will come to Saskatoon. The Newcomer is a one-man show about the journey of a young man who fled South Suda because of the civil war and found a second chance in life called Canada. While in Uganda, he lived in a refugee camp for twelve years. When he was seventeen, the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees (UNHCR) recruited him to come to Canada. Here, he had to face many untold challenges to become the Newcomer.

The Skiffle Disco Soul Circus - Rook Takes Bishop (Saskatoon, SK)

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65 minutes. The Broadway Theatre.

Comedy, Physical Theatre, Improv. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Violence, Nudity, Drug Use

Rook Takes Bishop is a strategic quagmire of unorthodox methods. Decades of collaborative work has resulted in a team so detail-oriented, they wear matching underwear (for continuity). To say this company lives on the edge would be a bold-faced understatement. This company has been disqualified from theatre festivals all over the country, trying to get a bingo on a bingo card first. This is, certainly, not your grandma’s theatre company. Buckle Up.

The Skiffle Disco Soul Circus: The greatest clown show ever conceived by those involved. A show displaying the strengths of the most debaucherous and least attentive group of performers around. A show consisting of some of the most confusing bits that may leave you in fit of rage. Needless to say, laughter is a guarantee. The seven clowns featured will display their advanced clowning ability, perfected to a craft. You will never see a show of this calibre ever again, for better or worse.

The Unforgettables - Fight or Flight Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)

65 minutes. The Outdoor Stage.

Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Discussion of Medical Trauma, Discussion of Pregnancy & Infant Loss.

Founded in 2019, Fight or Flight Theatre is committed to using what we know to find what we don’t. We prioritize the stories of women, the LGBTQ+ community, and those with lived experience of misogyny. We navigate everything with joyful curiosity, stay connected to our mentors, and incorporate inclusive practice as the default practice. We are guided by equal parts courage and imagination. We are proud to call Treaty Six territory home.

In Post WWI-America, decadence is everywhere. Many women work as dial-painters, crafting artisan watches by hand at one of the most popular corporations of the 1920’s. Yet even the most luminous element casts a dark shadow: a new crisis emerges on the home front as the dial painters begin to succumb to strange illnesses. The only connecting factor: the radium paint used in their workplaces. Following the death of their friend, five women rally against their employer’s dangerous practices in an unforgettable legal battle that has shaped the course of history.

Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life - Quivering Dendrites (Vancouver, BC)

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65 minutes. The Broadway Theatre.

Comedy, Storytelling, Music. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Mental Health, Cancer

Keith was well known as a successful public company CEO and college professor in Canada & the US.
Encouraged by others to tell his personal story of challenges and triumph, Keith wrote ‘Tomatoes’ and has performed it across Canada, the US and UK. After festival cancellations in 2020, including the Edinburgh Fringe, Keith is looking forward to touring in 2021.
A dual Canadian/US citizen, Keith splits his time between Vancouver and Virginia. He is a CPA and received his MBA from UM.


This show will inspire you, make you laugh and will tug at your heartstrings. Told with humour and music, this show has sold out Fringe runs across North America, won numerous Best of Fringe Awards and sold out a run, Off-Broadway, as one of eighteen shows worldwide selected for the Fringe Encore Series. Faced with a grim medical diagnosis and given little chance to survive, a former public company CEO decides to follow his lifetime passion for banjos. His true story of the healing power of the arts will challenge you to consider those passions you haven’t pursued.

Voice of Our Future - Fully Productions (Saskatoon, SK)


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70 minutes. The Broadway Theatre.

Comedy, Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Discussion/Depiction of COVID-19/Coronavirus

Fully Productions is an innovative company focused on performing arts. They are thrilled to be collaborating with Annika and Emry Tupper, who are siblings from Saskatoon, SK. They are entering their third and second year at Sheridan College for Music Theatre Performance. Both vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, and songwriters, this brother-sister duo doesn’t shy away from making a racket everywhere they go. They are excited to be working with such accomplished artists for the Saskatoon Fringe!

For young people who are passionate about theatre, this past year has been tough to navigate. Cancelled high school productions, online theatre school, and tap dancing in basements have filled their days, but in this show, that will all change. In collaboration with Fully Productions, siblings Annika and Emry Tupper, along with a team of young, accomplished artists, will be showcasing their love and passion for theatre in this hope-filled, hilarious, and heartwarming 70 minutes of live theatre, with selections ranging from hits from popular musicals to original works written by the Tupper duo. This is Voice of Our Future.

In-Person Shows

All According to Plan: A D&D Story - Fresh Start Productions (Saskatoon, SK)

70 minutes. The Refinery.

Comedy, Physical Theatre. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Violence, Drug Reference, Death, Use of Replica Weapons

After a year-long campaign, a party decides to hold their final session of D&D in-person to dress up as their characters and finally fight the BBEG (Big Bad Evil Guy). Will they succeed? Will they avenge their loved ones and bring peace to the world? Will they blow up a castle and accidentally unleash an evil unlike any other? If only things always went according to plan.

A crew of all local Saskatchewan artists banding together to create art, have fun and hopefully bring a smile to your faces!

 

How I Murdered My Mother - Tomo Suru Players (Vancouver, BC)

60 minutes. The Refinery.

Comedy, Storytelling, Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Death, Mental Health, Alzheimer’s

What’s the difference between dying “properly” & dying with Alzheimer’s? Dying like a man or a lady? Dying while loved or…? Using humour & horror this one-man show tells how Gerald & husband tended the final five years of nonagenarian parents. Describing their individual shuffling off, this funny, poignant & thoughtful reflection offers an understanding of life, roles as children & expectations met or missed.

“I LAUGHED, I CRIED, I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE MURDERER. BRAVO!” Winnipeg Audience Review
Almost ★★★★ stars! – “A MEDITATION ON DEATH AND EXPECTATIONS FRAMED IN AN EVERYDAY PEOPLE’S HISTORY” Winnipeg Free Press

Tomo Suru is a Vancouver based theatre company. Gerald is the artistic director and this is his first solo show.

I Lost on Jeopardy - So Lonely Productions (Winnipeg, MB)

60 minutes. The Refinery.

Comedy, Storytelling, Drama. All Ages.

Content Warning: Adult Language

“Look, if you had one shot. One opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?” – Eminem

George let it slip. Now in this energetic one-person storytelling show he takes you behind the scenes of America’s favorite game show and into the strange world of hyper-competitive trivia in a show about pursuing crazy dreams, learning to embrace failure, and experiencing temporary, local fame.

★★★★★ “master class in punchy, engaging storytelling” – Winnipeg Free Press
★★★★“gosh darnit, it’s really good” – CBC Manitoba

George Buri is a University history instructor and part-time Fringe Festival storyteller from Winnipeg Manitoba. He appeared on the popular game show “Jeopardy” in 2017 and has been telling people about it ever since.

Liminality - Floater Studios (Camrose, AB)

60 minutes. The Broadway Theatre.

Comedy, Storytelling, Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Mental Health Themes

A humorous self-examination of purpose and existence. Dr Steven Andrews shares excerpts and memories of his long long life of 32 years of age. He will tell stories of failure, love and ridiculousness, all told in 60 minutes.

Dr Steven Andrews has both an arts degree and a science degree from the University of Alberta. With both specialities influencing the other; during the day he works in the medical field and by night is working on various art projects. Fascinated by the human condition, existentialism and the idea of reverie; Dr Steven Andrews uses this as an influence and a starting point for all his work. He also believes in the importance of laughter and humour.

Recipe for Normal - Walk Backwards Production (Prince Albert, SK)

60 minutes. The Broadway Theatre.

Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Alcohol Use, Mental Health

A woman juggles her career, her family, her sex addiction, and her alcoholism. A recipe for normal? She tries to be everything to everybody. To both fit in and fall through the cracks. Like Humpty Dumpty she is forever falling off the wall in shards of not knowing and knowing full well. An emotionally raw depiction of one woman’s spiral into the darkness of addiction. Portrayed in sometimes shocking, always heartfelt words and imagery. The performance reveals how slowly she finds her way back to the light, to acceptance and forgiveness and a better life.

Veryl Coghill lives in Prince Albert, SK. She has been performing her poetry for the past twenty years. She has performed in various venues throughout Saskatchewan including Amigo’s Cantina, The Refinery, and The Ness Creek Music Festival. Several of her performance poems and dramatic monologues have been published in journals. Veryl holds a creative writing certificate with distinction from the Humber School for Writers. She has a poetry book “Make Me” published with Thistledown Press.

Redemption - Nomad Ideas (Saskatoon, SK)

60 minutes. The Outdoor Stage.

Drama. Mature Audiences Only.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Violence, Self-Harm or Suicide, Drug Use, Alcohol Use, Violence Against Women, Racism or Racial Slurs, Death, Mental Health

Caught in a crossfire between what they want to be and who they are, Redemption tells a story of two individuals who embark on a journey of self-discovery only to find themselves come face to face with societal pressures way larger than their drive. The question remains: will they beat the leviathan or succumb to their inevitable demise from inner demons?

Nomad Ideas focuses on creating theatre, films and art using design and content as an organic medium. Our goal is to make thought-provoking art pieces that challenge the norms and mindsets to encourage open dialogues and acceptance towards each other.

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SMUSH: a cabaret - Scantily Glad Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)

70 minutes. The Outdoor Stage.

Comedy, Cabaret, 2SLGBTQIA+. Mature Audiences Only (18+).

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Nudity, Mental Health

From the creators of Fringe hits PACK ANIMALS (Best of Fest – Saskatoon Fringe 2018) & SOMETHING IN THE WATER (5 STARS -The Star Phoenix) comes a variety show like no other. Burlesque, comedy, drag and live music SMUSH in a celebration of the sexy, queer and unexpected.

Hosted by Holly M. Brinkman of PACK ANIMALS and A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO PEEING OUTSIDE. Featuring acts by some of Saskatoon’s best queer artists.

Over the past 5 years, Scantily Glad Theatre has created and toured original shows across North America and Australia. Past productions include: PACK ANIMALS (Best of Fest, Saskatoon Fringe 2018), CREEPY BOYS (Twin Cities Horror Fest, Melbourne Fringe), GIRL IN THE BOX (Live Five Theatre), SCUM: a manifesto (Live Five Theatre). Most recently, SOMETHING IN THE WATER, debuted at a sold-out Adelaide Fringe season, where it took home the top prize of Best Theatre in the festival. Founded in 2014, our mandate is to create original, thought-provoking theatre that promotes the work of trans and queer artists within our community.

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The Ballerina and the Grump - Shadow Players (Saskatoon, SK)

55 minutes. The Outdoor Stage.

Comedy, Storytelling. All Ages (Kids Fringe).

A grumpy dragon, a determined little mouse, brave superhero butterflies, a fairy queen… these characters and more inhabit the world of this story for children and adults, told as only children can by Evie and Bella. They share the tale of their friend Anne Marie who dreams of being a ballerina, her mother who has other plans for her daughter, and how Evie, Bella, and their dance teacher help Anne Marie to try to change her mother’s mind.

2021 is Shadow Players’ seventeenth year at the Saskatoon Fringe, but only our second time on an outdoor stage. The first time was our first fringe show for children in 2003, “Storytelling for Munchkins”, which we performed on the small stage in front of École Victoria School. We’ve been part of almost every Saskatoon fringe since then, including… well, we’ve lost count of how many “kids’ shows” we’ve produced. What we do know is that theatre for children is a blast!

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The Chroñicles of Cañete - Caturro Productions (Vancouver, BC)

60 minutes. The Outdoor Stage.

Comedy, Storytelling. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Alcohol Use, Death

A collection of very hard to believe, yet very true stories that have happened to Andy Cañete since he moved back to Canada in 1997.

“Charming and likeable. Funny and self-deprecating. He is the fun at a party”
– Allison Jones (Mooneytheatre.com)

“He makes you question your place in the world. Something only the best comedians are capable of doing”
– Matthew Willis (Plankmagazine.com)

“Personable and engaging. His monologue has enough heart to hold the attention of any theatre audience”
– Sean Steels (Edmontonfringe.ca)

Chilean/Canadian, comedian/actor/storyteller. As a comedian, has performed on CBC, XM Radio and Just For Laughs Northwest. As an actor was nominated for a Leo as best actor in a web series in 2019. Some TV credits include Debris(NBC), Legends of Tomorrow(CW) and Deadpool 2. As a storyteller, represented Vancouver at the World Storytelling Championships in 2009. He also toured his 1st one-man show Fringe Show PORN & PINOCHET across Canada to rave reviews.

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The Funny Bone Schmomedy Zone - The Funny Bone Schmomedy Zone (Saskatoon, SK)

65 minutes. The Refinery.

Comedy, Storytelling. Mature Audiences Only (18+).

Content Warning: Adult Language

The Funny Bone Schmomedy Zone is the one stop you’re not gonna wanna miss at this years fringe! Stand up comedy in it’s raw form!
After 2020 WE NEED SOME HECKIN Laughs! So stop by for one hour of sweet comedy from Saskatoon’s funniest!
We got jokes from all spectrums of the spectrum! We even book white cis dudes still! Who needs fire, stilts or chains when there is bound to be a joke for you!!!!

Danny Knight and Shawn Cuthand are two local Saskatoon stand up comedians who have been crafting their chops in the local comedy scene for the past 3 years. They are also part of the satirical news group “The Feather” which recently had a month-long exhibit in the PAVED Arts gallery. During the pandemic, they were lucky to get the opportunity to start a weekly podcast called “Real Deadly” which is part of the Comedy Here Often? Podcast Network and available on all streaming platforms.

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The Newcomer - Ay, Caramba! Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)

60 minutes. The Refinery.

Storytelling. All Ages.

Content Warning: War, References to Death

From the creator of I, Frida (★★★★ Saskatoon Fringe 2019) a brand new lighthearted story will come to Saskatoon. The Newcomer is a one-man show about the journey of a young man who fled South Suda because of the civil war and found a second chance in life called Canada. While in Uganda, he lived in a refugee camp for twelve years. When he was seventeen, the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees (UNHCR) recruited him to come to Canada. Here, he had to face many untold challenges to become the Newcomer.

In 2019 the first Latinx theatre in Saskatoon: Ay, Caramba! Theatre because of the need to create stories that represent those without a voice. Yulissa Campos is the founding Artistic Director and recently brought on Yvonne Addai as Artistic Associate and co-producer. Ay, Caramba! premiered in 2019 its first show called I, Frida, which was positively received by critics at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival. Moreover, I, Frida was part of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival in January 2021 and received international acclaim. They are thrilled and grateful to be able to come back to do live theatre with The Newcomer.

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The Skiffle Disco Soul Circus - Rook Takes Bishop (Saskatoon, SK)

65 minutes. The Broadway Theatre.

Comedy, Physical Theatre, Improv. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Violence, Nudity, Drug Use

The Skiffle Disco Soul Circus: The greatest clown show ever conceived by those involved. A show displaying the strengths of the most debaucherous and least attentive group of performers around. A show consisting of some of the most confusing bits that may leave you in fit of rage. Needless to say, laughter is a guarantee. The seven clowns featured will display their advanced clowning ability, perfected to a craft. You will never see a show of this calibre ever again, for better or worse.

Rook Takes Bishop is a strategic quagmire of unorthodox methods. Decades of collaborative work has resulted in a team so detail-oriented, they wear matching underwear (for continuity). To say this company lives on the edge would be a bold-faced understatement. This company has been disqualified from theatre festivals all over the country, trying to get a bingo on a bingo card first. This is, certainly, not your grandma’s theatre company. Buckle Up.

Website     Instagram

The Unforgettables - Fight or Flight Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)

65 minutes. The Outdoor Stage.

Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Discussion of Medical Trauma, Discussion of Pregnancy & Infant Loss.

In Post WWI-America, decadence is everywhere. Many women work as dial-painters, crafting artisan watches by hand at one of the most popular corporations of the 1920’s. Yet even the most luminous element casts a dark shadow: a new crisis emerges on the home front as the dial painters begin to succumb to strange illnesses. The only connecting factor: the radium paint used in their workplaces. Following the death of their friend, five women rally against their employer’s dangerous practices in an unforgettable legal battle that has shaped the course of history.

Founded in 2019, Fight or Flight Theatre is committed to using what we know to find what we don’t. We prioritize the stories of women, the LGBTQ+ community, and those with lived experience of misogyny. We navigate everything with joyful curiosity, stay connected to our mentors, and incorporate inclusive practice as the default practice. We are guided by equal parts courage and imagination. We are proud to call Treaty Six territory home.

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Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life - Quivering Dendrites (Vancouver, BC)

65 minutes. The Broadway Theatre.

Comedy, Storytelling, Music. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Mental Health, Cancer

This show will inspire you, make you laugh and will tug at your heartstrings. Told with humour and music, this show has sold out Fringe runs across North America, won numerous Best of Fringe Awards and sold out a run, Off-Broadway, as one of eighteen shows worldwide selected for the Fringe Encore Series. Faced with a grim medical diagnosis and given little chance to survive, a former public company CEO decides to follow his lifetime passion for banjos. His true story of the healing power of the arts will challenge you to consider those passions you haven’t pursued.

Keith was well known as a successful public company CEO and college professor in Canada & the US. Encouraged by others to tell his personal story of challenges and triumph, Keith wrote ‘Tomatoes’ and has performed it across Canada, the US and UK. After festival cancellations in 2020, including the Edinburgh Fringe, Keith is looking forward to touring in 2021. A dual Canadian/US citizen, Keith splits his time between Vancouver and Virginia. He is a CPA and received his MBA from UM.

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Voice of Our Future - Fully Productions (Saskatoon, SK)

70 minutes. The Broadway Theatre.

Comedy, Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Discussion/Depiction of COVID-19/Coronavirus

For young people who are passionate about theatre, this past year has been tough to navigate. Cancelled high school productions, online theatre school, and tap dancing in basements have filled their days, but in this show, that will all change. In collaboration with Fully Productions, siblings Annika and Emry Tupper, along with a team of young, accomplished artists, will be showcasing their love and passion for theatre in this hope-filled, hilarious, and heartwarming 70 minutes of live theatre, with selections ranging from hits from popular musicals to original works written by the Tupper duo. This is Voice of Our Future.

Fully Productions is an innovative company focused on performing arts. They are thrilled to be collaborating with Annika and Emry Tupper, who are siblings from Saskatoon, SK. They are entering their third and second year at Sheridan College for Music Theatre Performance. Both vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, and songwriters, this brother-sister duo doesn’t shy away from making a racket everywhere they go. They are excited to be working with such accomplished artists for the Saskatoon Fringe!

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On-Demand Digital Performances

21 digital performances will be available online, on-demand throughout the festival. One of these lucky shows will also be selected as the “Best of Fest” and will be allotted a time to be screened at the Broadway Theatre for in-person audiences!

In addition to the 21 digital performances, 4 other in-person performances will be pre-recorded for on-demand viewing. Those performances are:

  • All According to Plan: A D&D Story – Fresh Start Productions (Saskatoon, SK)
  • How I Murdered My Mother – Tomo Suru Players (Vancouver, BC)
  • The Funny Bone Schmomedy Zone – The Funny Bone Schmomedy Zone (Saskatoon, SK), an
  • The Newcomer – Ay, Caramba! Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)

Digital Accessibility

Closed captions are a text version of the spoken part of a television, movie, or computer presentation. Closed captioning was developed to aid hearing-impaired people, but it’s useful for a variety of situations.

A multitude of our digital performers are providing closed captions for their videos. See the individual show descriptions to find out more.

Audio Description is narration added to the show to describe important visual details that cannot be understood from the main soundtrack alone.  Audio description is a means to inform individuals who are blind or who have low vision about visual content essential for comprehension.  Audio description of video provides information about actions, characters, scene changes, on-screen text, and other visual content.

Some digital performances include audio description. See the individual show descriptions to find out more.

Absolute Magic - Keith Brown / Fringe Live Stream (London, ON)

53 minutes. Comedy, Storytelling, Magic. All Ages.

Content Warning: Swallowing Sewing Needles, Adult Language But Bleeped Out

Accessibility: Closed Captioning

“Very entertaining” – Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland
“You’re Incredible!” – Dave Grohl
“That’s Amazing!” – Mike Tompkins, Musician
“Son of a B!*%H!” – Ali Hassan, Comedian
“Jesus Christ! WOW!” – Joe Thornton, NHL
“Magic Done Right!” – Theatre in London
“Dazzling” – Edmonton Journal ★★★★
“Don’t Miss This!” – CBC ★★★★★
“A Must See Performance” – Vue Weekly ★★★★
“Brown’s rapid wizardry is mind-numbing” – Winnipeg Free Press ★★★★

Keith Brown is a world-class VIP entertainer and keynote speaker. He has inspired wonder in over 22 countries & counting. He was chosen Toronto’s BEST Magician and he’s not even from Toronto… Most recently, Keith performed for the President and First Lady of Iceland. When he’s not touring his show or entertaining at private events Keith trains Ivey MBAs & business executives in effective communication and high impact presentation skills.

“You’re Incredible!” – Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

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Creepy Boys - Creepy Boys (Melbourne, Australia)

60 minutes. Comedy, Physical Theatre. Mature Audiences Only 18+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Nudity, Drug References, Death

Accessibility: Closed Captioning

Twin orphans, The Creepy Boys, are throwing their first birthday party. It will have everything. Games. Gifts. Possibly Satan. Probably Cake. These troubled and spooky twins will do whatever it takes to make their birthday dreams come true.
Join these horny little boys on an adventure into their origins, their dreams & their darkest impulses (think “Oh, Hello” meets those twins from “The Shining”, meets “My Super Sweet 16”).
From the creators of fringe hits, Fool Muun Komming! (Just for Laughs Comedy Award) and Pack Animals (4 STARS CBC) comes a bizarre new comedy with just a splash of the occult.

Real-life lovers turned identical twins, CREEPY BOYS is the creative collaboration of Sam Kruger and S.E. Grummett.
Kruger is an American theatre artist, and Just for Laughs Comedy Award winner, whose solo shows have toured throughout the US and Canada, winning various awards and praise.
S.E. Grummett is a transgender performing artist from Treaty 6 Territory. They are the co-creator of fringe hit, Pack Animals, and most recently, their solo show “Something in the Water” won Best Theatre at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

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HOTEL VORTRUBA - Ragmop Theatre (Vancouver, BC)

55 minutes. Comedy, Physical Theatre, Magic. All Ages.

Warning: Sudden or sustained loud music or sounds

From the creators of the award-winning international sensation Falling Awake, comes a surrealist physical comedy where finding shelter is not so simple. It’s the perfect mix of magic, physical comedy and charm.”

★★★★★ -Edmonton Journal

“How-did-they-do-that?”

★★★★★ -Gig City “Captivating and Funny”

★★★★★ Global News

RAGMOP Theatre is a multi-award winning collaboration between Canadian clown and movement artist Nayana Fielkov, and U.S.A. circus artist Matthew “Poki” McCorkle. Using the mediums of clown, magic, mime, mask, puppetry, illusions, shadow projections, dance, live song, and circus arts, RAGMOP creates and performs original, compelling, thought-provoking, surrealist physical comedy.

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Isolation Journals - It's All Relative Productions (Winnipeg, MB)

11 minutes. Storytelling, Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Discussion/Depiction of COVID-19/Coronavirus

Warning: Sudden or sustained loud music or sounds

Accessibility: Closed Captioning 

Zoom in on a young woman in isolation. Like all of us, she remembers what it was like to be with others. For now, she is trapped, in lights, in wallpaper, and in loneliness. Still, she knows we are not meant to be apart this long… and a freedom awaits.
From the Creators of One Date City ★★★★ – Winnipeg Free Press
“Sharp Comedy”- Winnipeg Free Press
“Feminist, Fun and Contemporary Lark” – CBC Radio
“Best thing I’ve seen at Winnipeg fringe ever!” – for Filter This, Ace Burpee, Virgin Radio

Reba Terlson is a multidisciplinary artist based in Winnipeg, MB. She is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance. She produces, writes and acts in her theatre company, It’s All Relative Productions, which has mounted three Winnipeg Fringe Productions. Her 2018 show, One Date City, received glowing reviews and four stars from the Winnipeg Free Press. Her Fringe play, Filter This, landed her on Virgin Radio’s Top 100 Fascinating Manitobans of 2017.

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Jon Bennett: Fire in the Meth Lab (Directors Cut) - Jon Bennett Comedy (Adelaide, Australia)

60 minutes. Comedy, Storytelling, Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Violence, Self-Harm or Suicide, Drug Use, Drug References, Alcohol Use, Death, Mental Health

Dear Brother,
How’s jail? I’ve written a show about you, is that ok? You’re in jail so you can’t really say no.
Love from your little brother,
Jon

Renowned Australian storyteller Jon Bennett tells the amazingly sordid and bizarre story of his brother’s life. A sometimes shocking and chaotic tale, Bennett recounts his brother’s experiences with both charismatic hilarity and heart-warming reflection.

This show explores brotherly relationships and how siblings with the same upbringing can choose very separate paths.

Best of Fest (Saskatoon Fringe 2018)
“Charming, engaging and endearing.” ★★★★★The Star Phoenix
“Hilarious.” ★★★★★ Edmonton Sun

Jon Bennett is back (kinda) in Saskatoon. You may remember him from his previous SK Fringe shows Pretending Things are a C*ck, My Dad’s Deaths and FIRE IN THE METH LAB. Well he’s bringing the METH LAB back to SK (kinda). Bennett is a world-renowned comedic storyteller and is now known as one of the most prolific storyteller-comedians touring the world. With a total of 8 one-hour-long individual comedy shows and appearing in over 120 festivals, he’s happy to be back in SK (kinda).

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OUT OF TIME - The Myrtle Sisters (Vancouver, BC)

60 minutes. Comedy, Physical Theatre, Song & Dance. All Ages.

The Myrtle Sisters are travelling through time from the year 1919 collecting and sharing historical songs and dance hits from the 20’s, 30s and 40s when something goes wrong! They’ve gone further into the future than they’ve ever been. Can the time machine be fixed “A real-life version of The Triplets of Belleville.” “The Myrtle Sisters Show is steeped in creativity and talent.” “Nothing less than inspired insanity.”

The Myrtle Sisters have been singing, dancing, and clowning together for over 10 years! They are a collaboration of award-winning East Vancouver inter-arts performers. They are passionate about the fusion of “clown” with dance and music and are and are always looking for new ways to engage with an audience. The Myrtle Sisters are Kat Single-Dain, Candice Roberts, and Nayana Filekov.

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Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler - Randy Ross (Somerville, Massachusetts)

56 minutes. Comedy, Storytelling. Mature Audiences Only 18+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Alcohol Use

Sixteen weeks, four continents, three bungee jumps, and I couldn’t come home soon enough. This is the story of how a Boston homebody turned a solo trip around the globe into a comedy novel and an acclaimed one-man play. The show is part travelogue, part performance, and part off-kilter author talk. A must-see for book lovers, writers, travelers, whiners, kvetches, and misanthropes.

“Absolutely hilarious” “animated story-telling” “a theatrical experience”
–Utah Theatre Bloggers Association (2020 Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival)

Randy Ross is a novelist, journalist, and performer. In 2007, he took a four-month, solo trip around the world and had a rotten time. He turned that experience into a comedy novel (God Bless Cambodia/2017) and a pair of one-man shows (“The Chronic Single’s Handbook” and “Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler.”) His shows have been featured at fringe theater festivals in U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Previously, Ross was an executive editor for “PC World” magazine.

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The ADHD Project - Squirrel Suit Productions (Hamilton, ON)

40 minutes. Comedy, Storytelling. All Ages.

Content Warning: Disability Slurs, Mental Health

Accessibility: Closed Captions

Carlyn Rhamey shares the trials and triumphs of growing up a little bit “Special” and learning to embrace what makes us different. The ADHD Project is an intimate and hilariously honest journey exploring ADHD and celebrating neurodiversity. Welcome to Carlyn’s world of chaos, creativity and combat with her mind.

★★★★ “A talented storyteller, with a great sense of comic timing.’’ Edmonton Journal
★★★★ “If anything, Rhamey’s brilliant storytelling should get even more stage time… She’s just that good.” The Star Phoenix
★★★★ “you fall in love with the story and the storyteller alike.” Theatre In London

Carlyn Rhamey is a Hamilton-based storyteller and multidisciplinary artist. Her shows: SAOR, The ADHD Project and SCAREDY CAT earned critical acclaim across the Fringe Festival circuit. The ADHD Project had a sold-out run in the 2019 Toronto Fringe and earned the David Seguin Memorial Award for Accessibility in the Arts. Carlyn has performed in the National AccessAbility Week, CADDAC ADHD Conference and Innovations in Practice. The show also co-won Best of Venue in the 2019 Saskatoon Fringe.

 

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The Consciousness - Nique Content (Orlando, Florida)

60 minutes. Drama, Science Fiction. Mature Audiences Only 18+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Drug References

Warning: Sudden or sustained loud music or sounds

Accessibility: Closed Captions

★★★★★ – 2019 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival – Best Full-Length Play

An award-winning play exploring one composer’s search for a symphony – even after death.

Nique Content is a theatrical production company that focuses on new works for today’s emerging artists. Bethany Dickens Assaf is a nationally known playwright whose works have been produced in multiple venues across the United States. Her science-fiction drama, The Consciousness, won Best Play at the 2019 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival.

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Old Fart 2021 - Theatre Praxis (London, ON)

60 minutes. Comedy, Storytelling. Mature Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language

Warning: Sudden or sustained loud music or sounds

Accessibility: Closed Captions

Old Tom’s a quirky Old Fart who shares the joys and challenges of living long, laughing hard and loving deeply. He refuses to be age-shamed. He is proud to be an “Old Fart”. Despite the curve balls life throws his way somehow Tom finds a way to keep smiling. He loves to tell corny jokes and unpacks his stories with a sprinkling of songs accompanied on ukulele. He chats about the loss of his wife and the granddaughter who married and moved far away, where she gave birth to a great-grandson Tom has never met. Then he discovers FaceTime.

Tim Bourgard is a writer, performer, musician, director and award-winning actor. He has won “Best Actor” awards as his performances as “Morrie” in “Tuesdays with Morrie” and as “Freud” in “Freud’s Last Session”. Tim wrote and performs as the Old Fart in his one-person show. “Old Fart” was nominated for “Best Original Script” Brickenden Awards and won “Best Comedy” in the 2019 Windsor Fringe. He is very proud of this show and the laughter he has been able to share at Fringes across Canada.

AWAY, NOW: The World's Most Desired Destination - Theatre Mobile (Covington, KY, USA)

62 minutes. Comedy, Storytelling, Puppetry. Ages 13+.

Accessibility: Closed Captioning

As if mad scientists crossed Flight of the Concords with Peewee’s Playhouse.

18X Best of Fest winners perform a hilarious live musical travel guide! Delightful songs! Bizarre puppetry! Absurd travel tips!

“These two are comedic geniuses” – Pittsburgh Stage.
“Everyone we’ve talked to lately wants to go to the same place: Away, Now.” – Paul & Erika.

REVIEWS AND AWARDS FOR AWAY, NOW:
“Delightful… Well worth the trip!” – Orlando Sentinel, Best of Fest.
WINNER: Critics’ Choice Award “Best Variety Show” – Orlando Fringe.
WINNER: Patrons’ Pick – Orlando Fringe.
CRITIC’S PICK – Cincinnati CityBeat.
ENCORE AWARD – Cincinnati Fringe Festival.

Erika Kate MacDonald and Paul Strickland are internationally-touring theater-makers whose original works have been featured Off-Broadway and have won “Best of Fest” honors on over 18 different occasions at Fringe Festivals across the U.S. and Canada. Past shows at the Saskatoon Fringe include 13 Dead Dreams of “Eugene” (WINNER: Critics’ Choice Award “Best Show” – Orlando Fringe), Evacuated! (★★★★★ – FringeReview.ca) and Ain’t True & Uncle False (★★★★★ – Winnipeg Free Press).

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Fruit Flies & Friends - The Fourth Wall (Boston, MA, USA)

60 minutes. Variety. All Ages.

Accessibility: Closed Captioning, Audio Description

Just like actual fruit flies, the creators of Fruit Flies Like a Banana (★★★★★ WPG Free Press & CBC) are bringing friends to this party! The Fourth Wall hosts a variety show boasting collaborations and trio pieces created across the miles amidst the pandemic. Left to their own devices, the “Fruit Flies” and their friends showcase discoveries made during a year of living digitally.

Introduce yourself to The Fourth Wall whose “deft choreography” (Wall Street Journal) and musicianship break the barrier between serious art and serious fun, as well as fringe favorites The Coldharts, Ryan Adam Wells, Chase Padgett, and more!

Few musical ensembles earn top marks for their “deft choreography” (Wall Street Journal), but this is no ordinary ensemble. Part chamber music, part devised theatre, part modern dance troupe, part circus act, The Fourth Wall blends music, theatre, dance, and acrobatics into a new hybrid art form. A favorite at Fringe fests, the trio has sold out shows across North America receiving numerous awards for their variety show, “Fruit Flies Like a Banana” (Best of the Fest – Orlando Fringe 2020).

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I Love You Corporal Micro-Luke - Margin Release (Edmonton, AB)

20 minutes. Comedy, Puppetry, Stop-Motion. Mature Audiences Only 18+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Sexual Assault or Abuse, Drug References, Alcohol Use

Warning: Sudden or sustained loud music or sounds

Accessibility: Closed Captioning

Captain Joan is a depressed alcoholic, falling down a rabbit hole of self-loathing. Corporal Micro-Luke is a six-inch-tall puppet with the face of her former abuser. He’s there to stop her from getting into trouble – despite her best efforts. Filmed entirely in stop motion, this digital play asks: What do we keep from the people who have hurt us?

Calla Wright is a playwright and maker from Edmonton, AB. She holds a BFA in Playwriting from Concordia University in Montreal. This is her twelfth Fringe Festival! Past credits include: Spiral (Montreal Fringe 2021), The Wright Sisters Present: The Wright Brothers (Edmonton Fringe 2019, Saskatoon Fringe 2021) The Wind and the Rain (Regina Fringe, Calgary Fringe, Edmonton Fringe 2018), and many more. She is eager to get back to live theatre, but for now, enjoy this weird little digital beast.

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It's Now or Never: My Life in the Late Middle Ages - Third Act Productions (Boston, MA, USA)

50 minutes. Comedy, Storytelling. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content

Accessibility: Closed Captioning

“It’s Now or Never” is a fast-paced show about looking for love, getting older and the medical moments that come along with it, adventures on the road, and the idea that it’s never too late to live out our creative dreams. Through a series of interconnected stories, Leblang navigates middle age and times when man planned, and God laughed. A humorous and poignant look at living a life outside the box.

Judah Leblang is a Boston-based writer, teacher, and storyteller. He has performed his one-man shows at Fringe Festivals in the US and Canada, including Edmonton, Calgary (Best of Festival, 2019), Winnipeg, Minnesota, Chicago and Elgin, IL. His essays and commentaries have been broadcast on National Public Radio stations around the US, and on several Canadian stations. He is the author of two memoirs: Finding My Place (2012) and Echoes of Jerry (2019).

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Mine to Have - The Other Ordinary (Produced by Listen to Dis’ Community Arts Organization Inc.) (Regina, SK)

50 minutes. Storytelling, Drama, Disability theatre, digital theatre. Mature Audiences Only 18+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Domestic Violence, Disability Slurs, References to Domestic Violence

Accessibility: Closed Captioning

Mine to Have is an edgy, sexy romp of an exploration that reveals how relationships flourish, fall apart, and survive in a world that denies pleasure. It promises to take you in like a lover and leave you wanting more. Created by The Other Ordinary, Canada’s only travelling crip theatre company, and Listen to Dis (LTD’), Saskatchewan’s only disability-led arts non-profit, Mine to Have was first performed as part of the Globe Theatre‘s 2018 Shumiatcher Sandbox Series. With content warnings for coarse language, sexual situations, and disabled people having fun, this show will challenge what you think about disabled people and intimacy.

The Other Ordinary (TOO) is Canada’s only company of touring disabled artists. TOO was founded in 2015 after the original members met during a University of Regina class co-taught by Listen to Dis’ artistic director Traci Foster. The company has toured throughout Saskatchewan, held two sold-out runs at Regina’s Globe Theatre, and produced acclaimed work that proves the value of disability culture in the prairies.

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Spirit World - Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)

70 minutes. Storytelling, Drama. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Drug References, Mental Health, Use of Replica Weapons

Warning: Sudden or sustained loud music or sounds

Accessibility: Closed Captioning

Spirit World chronicles a number of events in Cook’s life from growing up on the trap line to battling addiction and contracting HIV.
A random act of violence shakes her to the core and tests Cook’s very being.

Featuring alumni of the Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre’s Circle of Voices program.

For over 20 years, GTNT has commissioned and produced a variety of world premiere theatre works that have been seen locally and provincially by diverse audiences. GTNT is also committed to maintaining culturally grounded theatre training programs for Indigenous youth in Saskatoon. Many people have reconnected with their culture, language and history through both our outreach programming and our professional theatre season and we can’t wait for you to check us out at gtnt.ca

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Tango in the Dark - PointeTango (Montreal, Quebec/Buenos Aires, Argentina)

60 minutes. Physical Theatre, Dance, Music. All Ages.

Accessibility: No spoken dialogue, music used

★★★★★ “Dramatic! Passionate! Awe-inspiring!” -Monday Magazine
Award-winning dance company, PointeTango heats up your screen with an original hour-long dance film created during the Covid-19 pandemic. PointeTango’s sultry duo will wow you with fantastic lifts, exciting spins and the passion of Argentine tango with a unique twist: tango on pointe! Using original music by the Payadora Tango Ensemble, your senses will be delighted by world-class artists travelling through the shadows of loss and nostalgia to find their way into the basking light of hope and joy.
WINNER “Best On-Demand Show” (Pittsburgh Fringe 2021)

PointeTango is a unique dance company directed by choreographer and dancer, Alexander Richardson and founded with lead dancer, Erin Scott-Kafadar. By pushing new boundaries in dance, PointeTango combines the intimacy of Argentine tango with the precision of classical ballet, creating a new dance vocabulary that is both intimate and bold and allows the dancers to improvise tango on pointe. PointeTango has toured several award-winning stage shows extensively with sold-out performances and festival awards including winning “Best of the Festival” at the 2019 Saskatoon Fringe Festival and “Best On-Demand Show” (Pittsburgh Fringe) for their recent digital work.

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The Afraidians - RBTM Productions (Saskatoon, SK)

34 minutes. Comedy. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language

Accessibility: Closed Captioning

Brook and Dylan are too broke, and too scared, to travel to all their friends’ events. As a catch-all excuse to save face, they concoct a fake YouTube channel “The Afraidians” where they portray themselves as jet setting travellers. The duo of wannabe influencers encounter unexpected fame when the channel goes viral, which has unintended consequences for some of their family members. Turns out, no one likes a surprise in Russia.

RBTM productions is the brainchild of Jennica Grienke and James Avramenko. Their work explores the absurdity of modern life, remixing pop culture with digital multi-media, to show that there is nothing quite so funny as someone who takes themselves too seriously.

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You Will Live Under the Sea - Queen City Flash (Cincinatti, OH, USA)

47 minutes. Comedy. Ages 13+.

Content Warning: Adult Language

Accessibility: Closed Captioning

Finding Nemo meets Predator in this Award-Winning, Retrofuturistic, Hellscape Comedy.
From the team behind previous Saskatoon Fringe Productions “Killjoy, Ohio” (2020 Virtual Fringe) and “Alabama Monster” (2019).
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WINNER – BEST OF FEST – 2021 Cincinnati Fringe Festival
CRITICS PICK – “Wildly imaginative. Surprisingly profound.” Cincinnati CityBeat.
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Praise for 2019’s “Alabama Monster”
★★★★★ “Vivid imagery and a masterful use of language” The StarPhoenix.

Bridget Leak (director), Trey Tatum (playwright/performer) and Jordan Trovillion (performer) make theater together all over Cincinnati, Ohio. Previous Saskatoon Fringe productions include 2020’s Virtual Production of “Killjoy, Ohio” and 2019’s ★★★★★ (The StarPhoenix) production of “Alabama Monster.” Other online offerings from Bridget, Trey and Jordan include their audio drama podcast “Have Monster, Will Travel” about an orphaned monster and his human on a whirlwind roadtrip to find his family and “Desktop Theatre” a series of original print-at-home puppet plays for young people. More information at https://www.queencityflash.com

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Clairvoyage - We All Shine Productions (Toronto, ON)

50 minutes. Comedy, Music. All Ages.

Content Warning: Drug References

We All Shine Productions is pleased to present an evening of entertainment-themed around destiny. In John Busser’s hilarious one-act comedy, “Clairvoyage”, Janice has come to the parlour of fortune teller, Madame Claire (which Madame Claire knew was going to happen) looking to find her destiny. Featured performances by our talented collaborating artists include the comic stylings of Vanessa Pedone and the soulful voice of folk-rock singer/songwriter Matthew James. Make sure you check out this show… It could be your destiny!

We All Shine Productions is an online theatre company created to bring live virtual theatre to audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our shows are created with a theme in mind, and include contemporary one-act plays, performed in novel and creative ways to give an immersive feel to digital theatre. Multidisciplinary artist performances are woven throughout to celebrate diversity within the arts. Find out more about us and watch past shows at www.weallshineproductions.com or on social media.

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