Fringe Review: “Berlin Waltz”, a play for wanderers with weltschmerzen

June 14, 2017

Celine Cardineau

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Celine Cardineau is a multidisciplinary artist from the United States. She is going on her fourth year at Concordia University, studying Studio Arts and Theatre Design. At the moment, she works primarily in painting and in building props and puppets, but she also enjoys illustration, photography, scene painting, and costume design. However, her strongest interest is in collaborating with other artists, no matter the medium. Learning to give and to receive critique is a personal priority for Celine, hence her passion for seeing, discussing, analyzing and reviewing productions.

Taking the form of a multimedia, musical slam-poetry performance, Devon More Music presents Berlin Waltz, an autobiographical story of a small-town Canadian woman’s perspective as she bicycles along the Berlin wall in search of its history. […]

Fringe Review: “We Accept Her: A Caravan Calamity” a new twist on a cult classic

June 14, 2017

Alex Gauthier

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Alex Gauthier is an improvisor at Montreal improv Theatre. He can also be found helping behind the scenes of local and community productions. Having completed his Bachelor’s in English Literature, he hopes to be able to enjoy local theatre and help whenever he is needed.

“We Accept Her: A Caravan Calamity” is a morality play based on Todd Browning’s 1932 cult classic Freaks. Directed by Mylene Chicoine, it attempts to take the film’s plot, adapt it into a modern context, […]

Fringe Review: Teachers are finally human beings in “This Is Not She”

June 14, 2017

It was the 11pm show and there were only a handful of us in the audience; I was concerned that this would affect the energy of the show. However, that didn’t stop Julia Haist from putting […]

Fringe Review – “Poet vs Pageant”: And The Winner Is Telia Nevile!

June 13, 2017

Inspirational, mesmerizing, profound, relatable, absolutely fantastic – those are few of the countless ways to describe Telia Nevile’s outstanding spoken word performance in Poet vs Pageant. The writer and performer has flown in all the way from Australia […]

Fringe Review: “Love Painted Brown” a heartfelt piece on race, womanhood, and activism

June 13, 2017

It is quite the emotional rollercoaster ride that is Love Painted Brown, conceived, directed, and performed by Shanti Gonzales. Right from the introduction you can tell this is a well written piece; our storyteller’s poetic talent is […]

Fringe Review: A twisted take on the world: “Wolves”

June 13, 2017

Rahul Gandhi

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Rahul Gandhi is an independent artist, as well as a BFA student. Recent credits include Louise in Hudson Village Theatre's "Private lives", and Jeremy in Persephone's "Jerome of Sandy Cove". As co-founder/artistic director of Tantalus, he is hot off his first fully independent production: "Adoration", which will be remounted at this years Fringe. As an actor/director/producer, he is thrilled to "go Fringing", and to be working with Montreal Theatre Hub watching, offering insight and reviewing some of the wonderful theatrical experiences Montreal has to offer. He will stay hydrated this festival on a balanced diet St-Ambroise Apricot and/or Perrier.

Beware. Out here in the Fringe, there are Wolves. Billed as a “Psycho-thriller melodramedy”, Acts to Grind Theatre presents Wolves. Steve Yockey penned the script, while Davyn Ryall directed and designed the show. I’m still not […]

Fringe Review: “Precinct: An Improvised Cop Story” a non-stop action thrill ride that will have you howling with laughter

June 13, 2017

Alex Gauthier

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Alex Gauthier is an improvisor at Montreal improv Theatre. He can also be found helping behind the scenes of local and community productions. Having completed his Bachelor’s in English Literature, he hopes to be able to enjoy local theatre and help whenever he is needed.

An important part of my childhood was playing Cops and Robbers with my friends outdoors. We used to gather sticks and pretend that they were our side arms and we would chase one another, at […]

Fringe Review: “Scientist Turned Comedian” an hour of stand-up with a scientific flair

June 13, 2017

Alex Gauthier

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Alex Gauthier is an improvisor at Montreal improv Theatre. He can also be found helping behind the scenes of local and community productions. Having completed his Bachelor’s in English Literature, he hopes to be able to enjoy local theatre and help whenever he is needed.

Performer Tim Lee travels from San Francisco to bring his stand-up hour to the Montreal Fringe this year with the cerebral comedy “Scientist Turned Comedian”. His style of comedy is tied to the fact that […]

Fringe Review: Compulsive hoarding made fun and thought-provoking in “b3: Syl-lo-go-ma-ni-e/a”

June 13, 2017

Janis Kirshner

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
The wearer of many hats, Janis is a respected theatre publicist. She was also co-founder of TITTERS (a female sketch comedy duo) and has co-written and performed (with Laura Mitchell) numerous hit shows at a number of Fringe Festivals including Montreal, Halifax and Seattle, as well as the Vancouver Int’l Comedy Festival. Janis spent years on the radio as a traffic reporter, entertainment reviewer and host of open-line talk shows, often covering topics she knew nothing about. She has been attending the Montreal Fringe Festival since its first year (she didn’t perform in it until the second year, because she didn’t think it would stick…) She continues to act when she gets the chance.

There’s something talented going on when I put a clown show near the top of my ‘To See’ list. Right from the first few seconds that boKa (Kathleen Aubert) and Mazy (Simon Fleury) took the […]

Fringe Review: “Shelter in Shadows” transports us to the astral plane

June 13, 2017

Jasmine Mrenica

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Currently studying in Dawson College's professional theatre program, Jasmine is psyched to be able to have the opportunity to be a part of an ambitious and talented team of creators and writers coming together to celebrate independent theatre. She has been passionate about theatre and journalism since she was little. Selected credits include Elma Pafko, The Hands of Its Enemy and Middle Daughter, Friends (Dome Theatre), Sally, Grief (Imperial Productions), Hermione Granger, Carrie Potter (Theatre West Performing Art). This will be her first Fringe ever but certainly not the last.

It is believed that, after death, a spirit is incapable of passing into the afterlife if it has unfinished business that it hasn’t dealt with yet. This in-between place is often believed to be called […]

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