The Fringe is a funny and original one-hour documentary that chronicles the ecstasy and the agony of a diverse group of young actors as they vie for audiences and recognition at North America's largest theater festival.
Every August, over half a million people flock to Edmonton's Old Strathcona District to watch world-class performers mount both new and classic stage works in this 25 year-old theater festival, which was inspired by the original Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Many actors who began their careers at the Fringe have gone on to star in theater, television and movies. So in the purest Hollywood tradition, our actors are also hoping to be discovered by visiting agents and producers, who see the Fringe as a source of hot, young, comic talent. The Fringe will follow a group of funny, talented and raw 20-something actors as they write, produce, market and perform their own original theater productions in this unbelievably zany, pressure-packed and competitive environment. With over 150 other shows in competition with each other, our stars-to-be must deliver a quality production and design a sophisticated marketing strategy to win over both the media and the crowds. Will they succeed? ... Written by