RiseMTL: Get your Fringe On with ‘SuperHappyFunTime avec/with FringeMTL’


Montreal Fringe Executive and Artistic Director Amy Blackmore (right) announces new digital event for Fringers (Photo Credit: Cindy Lopez)

#RiseMTL is Montreal Theatre Hub’s new journalistic series featuring local artists and companies who are spearheading creative community initiatives for artistic and social activity in response to COVID-19.

After announcing the postponement of the 30th anniversary of the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival to June 2021, FringeMTL is bringing together its beloved community of volunteers digitally in a “SuperHappyFunTime” on April 9th. This two hour community Zoom call invites you to “Bring your pyjamas, or your best suit” and engage with the Fringe community.

Amy Blackmore, Executive and Artistic Director of the festival, says, “The Fringe is one large community gathering, and within that community, are pockets of smaller communities. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our festival as they play such an integral role – we truly run on people power.” 

Amy Blackmore (far right) at the Fringe Frankie Awards (Photo Credit: Cindy Lopez)

With years of Fringe Festivals under her belt, Blackmore knows what it means to be part of the Montreal Fringe community. She says,“I started as a Fringe volunteer when I was 17 and have met so many incredible friends through it over the years. This will be the first Fringe that so many of us will miss in a long time (nearly 20 for me!) and it hits hard.” 

However, this gathering isn’t just for people who have been involved in the festival as long as Blackmore. Anyone is welcome to join in what is sure to be an evening filled with fun, laughter and community engagement. 

“EVERYONE is invited. It’s important we gather, stay connected and engaged. And also, it’s just fun to reach out and socialize!”

Join in on SuperHappyFunTime avec/ with FringeMTL on Thursday, April 9th, 2020 from 7-9PM EST.

More information can be found on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/698688464206939/

#RiseMTL by Montreal Theatre Hub
Are you or do you know of someone who has started a creative community initiative in response to COVID-19? We’d love to feature it as part of our #RiseMTL series. E-mail us at info@montrealtheatrehub.com

Cheyenne Cranston

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