Some Queer Offerings at Atlantic Fringe Festival

Posted by Wayves' Volunteer 09/08/2016

By Hugo Dann

Scrolling through the program of the Atlantic Fringe Festival, only a handful of shows that are specifically LGBTQ-related. If one looks a little deeper one will find several plays written ny queer artists or featuring queer performances. As we approach the final weekend, Wayves to highlight the shows we know about. If you're a Fringe artist and you identfy as LGBTQ and we've missed your show, let us know, and we'll expand the list!



THE FEAR PROJECT or So...What About Fear? is a new music theatre creation by DaPoPo Theatre. Kristi Anderson and Garry Williams explore personal and cultural fears from June bugs, clowns, and terrorism to gentrification, anal sex, and the utter meaninglessness of existence. FEAR features original songs by Anderson and Williams, and was workshop directed by Guillermo Verdecchia as part of DaPoPo Theatre’s 2015 Live In Festival. The creation of this piece has been supported by Arts Nova Scotia.
By Kristi Anderson & GaRRy Williams
Musical - Parental Guidance
60 min - $10
Halifax, NS
Venue: The Waiting Room
Thursday 8th: 6:10pm
Saturday 10th: 10:45pm
Sunday 11th: 4pm & 9:15pm


The Princess Show

The Princess Show features the world's most revered performance artist Princess Edward. This bearded sequinned wonder takes the audience into a world where anime heroes, bass guitarist rock stars and pop epics meld into one. Join Princess Edward and her family in this music-filled lip-synched thriller where Princess puts it all on the line to save her beloved.

Theatre Outré and Angels & Heroes Theatre present:
By Aaron Collier, Richie Wilcox, and Deonie Hudson
Multimedia-Musical - Parental Guidance
60 min - $11.00
Venue: The Bus Stop Theatre
Thursday Sept 8th, 8:30PM
Saturday Sept 10th, 1:30PM
Sunday Sept 11th, 4:10PM



Stood Up

Stood Up
By Adam Myatt
Comedy - Parental Guidance
40 min - $8
Halifax, NS

A man, stood up on a first date, decides to go ahead with it anyway. A mixture of stand up comedy and story telling, Stood Up explores what happens when there’s no where else to look and we have to look at ourselves.

At the Company House on:

Thursday Sept 8th, 10:00PM
Sunday Sept 11th, 7:45PM



My First Last Waltz; The Queer Ages of Hugo Dann

Adapted, compiled, and (somewhat) written by Hugo Dann
Time: 40 minutes
Using the words and music of much smarter people: George Harrison; Walt Whitman; Donna Summer; William Shakespeare; Frank O'Hara; Tennesee Williams; Cole Porter, and others; Hugo connects the dots in a life lived long as a queer actor and activist. Simulated sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. If that suits your parenting style, by all means bring the kids!

Venue: The Company House
Saturday, Sept. 10, 11:30 P.M.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 1:50 P.M.
Sunday's Performance is a benefit for The Elderberries. a not-for-profit social and advocacy group for LGBTQ Elders.


Other Shows featuring LGBTQ writers and Artists:



Haunted by uncertain futures and lingering pasts, two vagrants sift through the wastes of the Apocalypse for both the meaning and the means of enduring.
Meanwhile, the Troubles rumble closer and closer each day...

NOUN, a new play by Brandon Lorimer debuting at the Atlantic Fringe: a postmodern tale of discovery, connection, survival against dwindling odds. Life and death. Love and junk.

Featuring Jeffrey O'Hara & Brandon Lorimer
Directed by Annie Valentina
Set / props / costumes Naomi Froese
Stage management team Chelsea Dickie & Maggie Hammel
Sound design Brandon Lorimer

Venue: he Bus Stop Theatre
Sat Sept 10th, 8:00PM & 11:10PM
Sun Sept 11th, 11:30AM

Tickets $8


Tunnel of Love

An atypical boy-meets-girl story, Tunnel of Love is a dark comedy about Claire and Frank, two strangers who meet under unusual circumstances - a car accident that kills them both. Frank refuses to believe his life is over, while Claire is all too eager to leave hers behind. The two reluctant travel companions make their way toward the light, but are they headed toward heaven? Or are they trapped in hell?

Written by Kevin Hartford
Directed by Keelin Jack

Featuring Jessica Barry and Scott Baker

Friday Sept 9th, 5:45PM
Saturday Sept 10th, 3:50PM
Sunday Sept 11th, 2:30PM

45 mins, $8, Parental Guidance (strong language, mature themes)

Tickets available at


We'll Always Have Port Stanley

We'll Always Have Port Stanley
By Marion Johnson - Director Ann Denny
Comedy - Parental Guidance
40 min - $10.00
Starring Maggie Hammel and Quincy A. K. Russell

Two attractive strangers - a seaside resort - and a fine Nova Scotia wine... who knows what could happen? And that's ok, as long as it stays in Port Stanley! Winner: Best Production & People's Choice at 2015 London One Act Festival.

The Waiting Room - 6040 Almon St
Friday Sept 9th, 10:05PM
Saturday Sept 10th, 7:10PM
Sunday Sept 11th, 8:00PM



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