Island Fringe Festival

Unconventional shows in unlikely venues

Jinny and Jack vs The Thoughts in their Heads

The Island Fringe Festival is a unique experience because of its size and location. There is something for everyone—comedy, drama, absurd; all of them are thoughtful and thought-provoking. 

The Fringe isn’t about seeing one particular show… it’s about the Festival as a whole. Performers, volunteers and audiences come together to enjoy something that they just can’t see elsewhere. Typically, the Island theatre community commits itself to musical theatre performance while Fringe gives theatre artists the opportunity to showcase new and original work.

Riley Jayne Carson in the one-woman show Transpectrum

Performances in this year’s Festival include Animals with PEI comedian Tanya Nicolle; Jinny and Jack vs The Thoughts in their Heads, a whirlwind tale of self-acceptance and chosen family; tap dancers and percussion in the energetic Rhythm Fusion; the comedic exploration, Six Songs about Six Men I’ve Dated with June Morrow; The Prick, a darkly comedic play; Riley Jayne Carson in the one-woman show, Transpectrum; and Whiskey Flicks LIVE!, an unscripted, booze-infused deep dive into film.

Ahead of the Festival, Fringe will host a preview night on August 2, offering audiences a chance to see just a snippet of each of the performances. Additional programming includes Fringe After Dark events, including late-night Trivia Night and the annual Closing Party/Awards Night.

 Celebrating independent and alternative theatre in downtown Charlottetown, The Island Fringe Festival runs from August 2–6. 100 percent of ticket sales go to the artist. All access passes will be available as well. 

The schedule and additional programming will be released throughout July. Stay tuned on FB and IG @islandfringe.