▪ 2019 Frost Bites a Success!▪ Associate Producer Rose Hopkins Steps Down▪ Work With Us: Join the Fringe Team!▪ Films on the Fringe: Shorts Showcas


Thanya Iyer and Mayumi Lashbrook. Photo by Dave Pijuan-Nomura

This year's winter performance festival was our hottest yet. Eight artists from Hamilton and the surrounding region took over St. Paul's Presbyterian Church on James St. S. and New Vision United on Main St. to create bite-sized site-specific performances at the 2019 Frost Bites.

For the first time the Frost Bites hub hosted a national artistic collaboration supported by Heritage Canada and Bureau du Quebec à Toronto. Each evening, Montreal’s Thanya Iyer teamed up with local choreographer Lisa Emmons and dancer Mayumi Lashbrook to meld ethereal music with an inspired performance.


NGen Youth performers. Photo: Dave Pijuan-Nomura

The festival gave us the chance to create a platform for an important community organization at New Vision United. A big thanks to the dancers from the NGen Youth Centre for their special appearances.

Stay tuned. Applications for the 2020 festival will go online soon!


Audiences at Frost Bites 2019. Photo: Dave Pijuan-Nomura

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Rose Hopkins at her "Fringiest"

Rose Hopkins is leaving her position as Associate Producer of the Hamilton Fringe effective this month. Rose started out as a Fringe artist in 2015, shortly after graduating from theatre school. She joined the ALERT program soon after and moved on to coordinate the program the following year. She participated as an artist in the inaugural Frost Bites and joined the Fringe as Associate Producer the following year.

Rose has made a huge contribution to the organization and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her over the past few years. We're happy to celebrate her exciting next steps as she takes on an international position teaching drama in China. We're wishing her all the best on her newest venture and looking forward to the next time our paths cross!


Photo by Dave Pijuan-Nomura

The Fringe is HIRING.

Hamilton Fringe is hiring for a number of permanent and summer positions:

Go to our website for more details on each position and directions on how to apply!


Our film screening series, Films on the Fringe, presented by the Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area, is back after an amazing first year.

Are you a filmmaker looking for an opportunity to showcase your work? We're seeking short films by Hamilton creators to screen at our outdoor Fringe Club in Gore Park in July 2019 as part of our Films on the Fringe: Shorts Showcase. The winning filmmaker will receive a cash prize of $200.

The winner and two runners up will each receive a Fringe Binge Pass for the 2019 Festival (provides access to six shows of the user's choice).

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Are you a talented crafter or exciting local business? The Hamilton Fringe is seeking Fringe Club exhibitors for an outdoor marketplace on Saturday, July 20th, 2019.

We'll provide you with a 50 square-foot space in a 10x20 tent, promotion to social media network, and a great day of fun at the Fringe Club. It's never too early to start planning your summer. Apply now!


The Hamilton Fringe Festival would not be possible without the support of our government and community partners.

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