The festival is open to absolutely anyone to perform absolutely anything.Wow, now that was a blow to my self-confidence, how can the Fringe accept just any crap, and most importantly how can that Krokatao be RIGHT?I keep reading, and the whole Fringe story starts to look more and more suspicious: performing artists have to pay around 600$, anyone is accepted, pieces are selected randomly if there are too many and the artists get all the money except for a small fest fee (1$ at the door, which really is nothing).
600/8 = 75, so they need to sell 75 tickets to make their dough back.
Now, with 6 shows for the entire festival, assuming 20 people per show, that makes them 1280$, or 600$ of PURE PROFIT. So, I, a quasi illiterate, could get my own show at the Fringe, and make 1000$ for it?
And score tons of fame and veneration from crowds of fans?
In honor of our Northern neighbor's holiday today, I put together a case for dating Canadians — a topic near and dear to my heart as I'm actually married to one.
That said, I'm making some generalities here that are specific to my Canucks-loving spouse and may not apply to significant others hailing from the country.
But incorporating personal experience with famous examples — thank you Ryan Gosling, Robin Scherbatsky, Scott Speedman, and the one and only William Shatner, to name a few — I've put together 25 reasons you should head north for love.
If there are two words that just dont feel right together, it is Fringe and commercial. And before reading anything I knew I had to reply and put that Krokatao where it belongs.
As a veteran Fringer (I volunteered almost 10 years ago) my face made a tortured convulsive grin when I read the blasphemous title of Krokataos article on the Fringe Festival. For those of you that just landed from Mars, the Fringe fest is a festival of independent (almost DYI) performance art.
Its mostly non-professional made, and features pieces that traditional theatres collectives wouldnt approach within 10 feet.
So its definitely not commercial, you wont see the crowd that visits the Centaur Theatre at the Fringe; you are more likely to bump into a hippie that got lost on the way out from the Tam-Tams and landed without knowing it a Fringe show. So I read that trash from Krokatao and I get to that part absolutely anyone could perform () absolutely anything: No f*@ way, I say, these bums at that crappy web site havent done their homework again and just made up some shit from thin air.
Like a real man, I look up the Fringes site and read what they are all about, and here is what I read to my dismay: NON-JURIED.