FRANKIE Award Nominations for the 2019 St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival

The St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival will be closing with a bang on June 16 with the annual FRANKIE Award Ceremony taking place at the stunning Café Campus (57 Prince Arthur East) starting at 11pm! Participating juries and festival staff are pleased to announce the nominated shows and performance companies. This year there will be 16 prizes awarded, covering an array of values.

The Frankie Awards are named after Frank Hopkins, a key benefactor during the festival’s early years of the festival. Frank Hopkins passed away on November 11, 2015, his 93rd birthday. As Frank always did, the awards in his name shine a light of the stand-out productions of each edition. 

Freestanding Room Award for Making Big Things Happen in Small Places (L’Espace Freestanding Room)

Most Outstanding Choreography Award (Bouge D’ici)

Best French Production (MainLine Theatre)

MainLine Creativity Award (MainLine Theatre)

Most Promising Local English Company (Segal Center for Performing Arts)

Best English Comedy (Just for Laughs)

Best English Production (Centaur Theatre)

The Montreal Le Festival de Clowns Award (The Montreal Clown Festival)

Best Visual Identity 

Most Promising Local French Company (MainLine Theatre)

Best English Text 

     To be revealed at the ceremony

Best French Text 

     To be revealed at the ceremony

Spirit of the FRINGE (St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival)

     To be revealed at the ceremony

The L’Après FRINGE : 13th HOUR 

     To be revealed at the ceremony

Patron’s Pick – English Company

     To be revealed at the ceremony

Patron’s Pick – French Company

     To be revealed at the ceremony

Good luck to all the nominees!

Monday After the Fringe

It’s Monday after opening weekend. Time to nurse our wounds, do some inventory and read all the Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal reviews! Sellout and near sell-out performances to date have included:

That said, its not always about the sellouts! Take a risk on a show and enjoy the fun of discovering something new! I went to see Fool Muun Komming! last night and was pleasantly surprised! Fringe on, Amy #fringebuzz

The FRINGE is a unique platform that allows artists and audiences to take risks, experiment, and play together. I’m honoured to be a part of this vibrant artistic community and can’t wait to discover this year’s shows!

Helen Simard
Spokesperson, Choreographer and President of the MainLine Theatre Board of Directors

Welcome to the 2019 St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival!

With 800+ performances by 500+ artists from across the globe, fringing is a festive adventure full of surprises. Over 60 000 festival-goers celebrate diversity, accessibility and artistic freedom with us annually.

Fringing for the first time? I recommend you purchase a 3-show pass. Pick a sure bet, a recommended performance and a show at random! Don’t forget, Canadian FRINGE festivals are open-access and uncensored events with affordable ticket prices for all. And artists keep 100% of their box office!

Amy Blackmore
Executive & Artistic Director
St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival