Hamilton Fringe 2020-2021

The Gilded Hammer Awards 2020 - ON DEMAND

Join us at the inaugural Gilded Hammer Awards, streaming on November 21st and available on demand until November 28th. Hosted by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, this online event and fundraiser includes The Gilded Hammers awards presentations, local artist performances, a first look at Scroll Down, and live interactive community event hosted by theatre collective Femmepire. 50% of ticket sales for The Gilded Hammer Awards will be donated to the Disability Justice Network of Ontario. This event will include ASL interpretation and closed captioning.

Hosted by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Writing by Aaron Jan

Original Music by LTtheMonk

Play a game of 'I spy' during the Gilded Hammers, try to guess the locations across the city and look for cameos from Amanda De Freitas, Radha Menon, Karen Ancheta, Marilo Nunez, Senjuti Sarker, Josh Taylor and more.

What is Scroll Down? This first look at an original short film was conceived and developed by Fringe Festival Director Christopher Stanton with videography and production by Hamilton Film Festival Director Nathan Fleet, and story by theatre artist Matthew MacFadzean. According to Christopher Stanton, "in the strange 'new normal' of the COVID-19 era, many of us have adopted a new daily ritual to keep connected: scrolling endlessly through our social media feeds. Scroll Down takes that idea and tells a new story from a uniquely Hamilton perspective." Scroll Down features work by over 20 local artists including Sumona Roy, Rex Emerson Jackson, Karma Kameleon, and Antonio Moreno. Scroll Down is supported by the Canadian Council for the Arts and local partners: Donut Monster, Escarpment Kombucha Co., Planted in Hamilton, Relay Coffee Roasters, and Vagabond Saints.

Local theatre collective Femmepire offers a fun, interactive, community conversation: Wheel of Femmepire. A rapid-fire game show about the indie theatre ecology, contestants share their industry toolkit, play games, and answer the ultimate question: can we stay awake through yet another Zoom meeting? Hosted by Femmepire Co-ADs Kit Mai and Claud Spadafora, with panelists Ravi Jain (Why Not Theatre), Kim Collier (Electric Company), and Nikki Shaffeeullah (former AD of The Amy Project), audience members will have the opportunity to play along and ask questions LIVE in real time! (After the live premiere on Nov 21st, viewers will see the original audience's comments and interactions.)

We can't wait to announce the winners and celebrate all of the nominees:

The Cutting Edge: Innovation Award

Valeri Kay

Michael Kras

Stephanie Hope Lawlor

The Groundbreaker: Emerging Artist Award

Will Gillespie

Camille Intson

Maddie Krusto

Kitoko Mai

Carlyn Rhamey

Claud Spadafora

The Force of Impact: National Achievement Award

Anna Chatterton

Juno Rinaldi

Tickets start at $5 and are ON SALE NOW! (The online event will premiere on November 21st with the opportunity for live interaction, then accessible as a recording to view on demand until November 28th, 2020.)

You will receive an email from boxoffice@hamiltonfringe.ca with information on how to access this online event 24 hours and 1 hour before the scheduled start time. Audience members who purchase tickets after the live stream will receive an email with access to the recording at 11am the day after their order has been received (example: all ticket buyers who purchase a ticket on November 23rd will receive an email on November 24th at 11am with the recording link).

Hamilton Fringe Member Discount - current members save 50% on tickets for The Gilded Hammer Awards. Select a “FULL PRICE” ticket, add it to your basket, and the discount will be applied automatically at checkout. 

Interested in becoming a member to immediately gain access to this discount and more? Click on Memberships to sign up!

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