Some of you may remember my Fringe 2014, Fringe 2015, Fringe 2016, and Fringe 2017 preview binges, where I previewed every Fringe show that sent me a media release prior to the start of the festival. Those preview series were so much fun for me, readers, and artists and a great way to get an overview of typically over 50% of the shows that happened at each of those four Fringe festivals!
This year, I’ve got some exciting changes in my personal life (stay tuned to my Instagram and Twitter in the next couple weeks to learn more) that will definitely leave me short on time this summer so I won’t be publishing my usual preview series this summer. Instead, I’m going to be highlighting people doing amazing things in Edmonton and explore how they Fringe!
Stay tuned for some great interviews/profiles over the next couple weeks! I’m really excited about the folks I’ve got participating.
Every year I think maybe this year I’ll just sit on the sidelines and see a couple Fringe shows at my leisure. Every year I get pulled back in to the fray. Happy to report I’ll be doing this year’s #yegfringe round-up for @taprootyeg #yegtheatre #yegarts
— Mel Priestley (@melpriestley) June 22, 2018
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