AUGUST 19-22, 2021

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Registration Open for Virtual Fringe North 2021!

May 28th, 2021

Calling all artists, performers, storytellers, players, and creative beings!

We are so excited to announce that we are opening registration for the 2021 Fringe North VIRTUAL festival, running August 19th-22nd, 2021!

Like so many in the arts sector this past year, Fringe North has had to adapt to a constantly shifting world. As much as we would love to gather in-person to celebrate performance, creation, and community, our decision to pivot to a virtual event was made in order to provide the safest and most accessible opportunity for our artists, audience members, staff, and volunteers alike. Not to worry, though – even with this shift, we will continue to celebrate the arts with the same passion and excitement as we have in past years!

Like previous years, this year’s activities operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are three application streams available. We are also thrilled to share that all application and participation fees will be waived this year. Participation in this year’s event is FREE!

You’ll find more details on what to expect this year on our 2021 Artist Registration page and within the registration form.

Registration will be open until June 30th. Don’t miss out!

Any questions? Connect with us at We look forward to hearing from you!

Stay tuned to this page or social media platforms (@fringesault) for more updates and announcements regarding Fringe North 2021!

Fringe North Annual General Meeting - June 2nd, 2021 at 7:00 PM

May 24th, 2021

Fringe North International Theatre Festival kindly invites you to our 2021 Annual General Meeting, happening on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021, at 7:00 PM. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

AGMs are considered public events, and all are welcome to attend. Those interested in attending should please email, and a link will be sent out accordingly. 

Open positions for election are Treasurer, Secretary, and Director.

Positions are open to anyone; if you would like to join the board, please send a letter of intent to by May 30th, 2021.

Please submit any questions or topics for consideration to by June 1st, 2021.

To learn more about Fringe North, check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, @FringeSault.

Fringe North Seeks Board Members

May 6th, 2021

Fringe North is looking to fill several positions on their board, including Treasurer, Secretary, and Director.

As an organization, Fringe North prioritizes, supports, and invests in diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome and celebrate differences, and value the diversity of viewpoints that come from different life experiences and cultural backgrounds. We are committed to pushing back against systemic inequities that affect our society, and believe that our organization will better achieve our missions by drawing on the skills, talents, and perspectives of a broader and more diverse range of leaders.

ALL interested folks are encouraged to submit, and we particularly welcome and encourage persons of Indigenous heritage, persons of Black heritage, persons of diverse cultural backgrounds, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, young persons, and newcomers to the community to join us.

Previous experience in arts and culture or non-profit organizations is appreciated but not necessary – what’s most important is a desire to help create exciting opportunities that will add to our local arts and culture scene.

If you are interested in joining us, please send a letter of intent to We look forward to hearing from you!

To learn more about Fringe North, check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, @FringeSault.

An Update from Fringe North International Theatre Festival

April 27th, 2021

Like so many organizations this past year, Fringe North has been making many changes to adapt to a constantly shifting world. We have also been going through some major internal shifts, including saying goodbye to past president Peter Rowe, long-time treasurer Connie Langille-Rowe, and secretary Jami Van Haaften. They have each played integral roles in getting Fringe North to where it stands today, and we are grateful for their commitment to our team during their time with us. Thank you.

Fringe North is starting a new chapter in 2021, and we are committed to working through this time of transition and change as a board and as a community. We are so excited to welcome back Tova Arbus as our interim president and Artistic Producer, and we are eager to overcome the challenges of the past, reconnect with the community that has welcomed us year after year, and move forward to refresh the vision of Fringe North and its possibilities. 

That said, we thank you for your patience as we continue to develop our plans for this year, which may look a lot different than previous festival years! Stay tuned to our website and social media platforms (@FringeSault) for updates. More to come soon!

An Update on Our Website

February 19th, 2021

New year, new look! We are excited to announce that our website re-design is live. Don’t worry though – we put everything back where it belongs.

You may notice we have a new section – Past Projects. This will be the home for our previous festivals, as well as other projects that Fringe North has helped execute. These pages are currently empty, as we are in the process of collecting and sorting archived materials to populate the space, but check back soon for a few strolls down memory lane!

In the meantime, explore Project Nishin! Project Nishin is creating a space for connection and sharing of ideas among Indigenous creatives during a global health pandemic. Connection, community and storytelling are the heart of theatre creation. Check it out here! 

Our Statement on Equality

July 11th, 2020

As many of you know, Fringe North 2020 has been cancelled. We are currently regrouping to strengthen our leadership and our board of directors so that when we come back in 2021, we are better able to serve our community and the diversity therein

Though part of that capacity building will mean being better able to manage social media, there are a few things that we need to acknowledge. The past months have been a time of seismic change and it didn’t feel right to let this period pass without acknowledging the Black Lives Matter movement. Make no mistake, Fringe North wholeheartedly supports the Black community in the fight for systemic change and for dismantling institutionalized anti-Black racism.

 June was Pride month and National Indigenous Education month. Our relationship with the local BIPOC communities, as well as our LGBT+ community, is central to what we do at Fringe North. We acknowledge that we have not done enough in the past and this is our public commitment to doing better in the future. We will use this regrouping time to reach out, and to listen — to ensure that in future, our festival is not just accessible, but overwhelmingly welcoming.

 Please keep up to date with us via our website at We are excited to grow and improve. We know that theatre is a space of resistance and reclamation, as well as a balm to help us on our healing journeys. We truly believe that, when we are able to be together again, Fringe North can be a humble part of this shared journey.


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Fringe North acknowledges and gives thanks to the Anishinaabe of Bawaating for their generosity, diligence, and patience in sharing, caring for, and carrying on the original teachings of Creation, the truest intentions of the Treaties, honouring the land, the spirits, and the collective dreams of our ancestors since time immemorial.