Montreal has spoken.
We spoke with Ziv Przytyk about the 18th edition of his festival, happening in Barnston-Ouest, Quebec from July 13–16.
“For a theatre buff like me, the Fringe creates incredible amounts of joyous stress. The adrenaline rush of 90+ bilingual shows at my fingertips, coupled with a very tiny window in which to see them all, is enough to make my poor brain short circuit. I don’t like the angst, but also, I kind of do?”
Over 65,000 attendees are expected at this year’s festival, with over 90 theatre, dance and music shows at more than 20 venues through June 18.
16 nights of spectacular international theatre and dance are coming c/o FTA, from May 24 to June 8.
Joshua Harmon’s play Prayer for the French Republic, on now at the Segal Centre, is a gripping tale about the weight of antisemitism across generations.
“Sitting in the dark with the stage light shining on Dave as he pours his heart out, it’s impossible to not be struck by the character’s vulnerability and Abellard’s immense talent.”
Rahul Varma’s play first sparked a conversation about racism, violence against women and the biased justice system back in 1996.
“This year’s lineup at the Wildside Festival is a celebration of the city’s diversity and its distinct French heritage and soul, with English-speaking organizers and translators openly professing their love of francophone Québécois culture.”
“It is a privilege to work closely with innovative artists that are creating unconventional theatre — theatre that challenges its audience and explores deeply personal yet worldly ideas and issues.”