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The Fringe Festival is July 5 – 16th, 2017

Teen Fringe

Teen Fringe is a new youth arts initiative for teens aged 13-17. The program is created by the Toronto Fringe in partnership with Scadding Court Community Centre and Edge of the Sky, the creative team from the award-winning Wexford Gleeks and the Fringe hits Summerland, The Fence, and Blood Ties.

The program will take place during the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival and invites young artists to train with leading professionals in acting, singing and dancing. These young artists will then form a youth ensemble and take the stage at the closing night performance of Edge of the Sky’s 2017 Toronto Fringe Production.

The Teen Fringe program includes:

  • 5 full days of training with leading theatre, music and dance professionals.

  • Final performance as part of Edge of the Sky’s closing night show at the 2017 Toronto Fringe.

  • Free Rush Pass to all 2017 Toronto Fringe productions.

How do I apply? 

All applicants to Teen Fringe must be between 13-17 years old. Interested artists may apply to audition for Teen Fringe, with their parent or guardian’s permission, until Tuesday June 6, 2017 at 11:59 pm. All artists invited to audition for Teen Fringe will be notified by midnight Thursday June 8, 2017.

Please note, we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. The application process is online, but if alternative ways are required we will accommodate your needs, such as a video application, in-person, email, or via the phone.


Blood Ties: Anika Johnson & Barbara Johnston (playwrights)

What are auditions like?

Auditionees will be required to prepare: 1) a monologue of your choosing, 2) a song from the Musical Theatre Repertoire list below. Artists will also be asked to learn a basic dance routine and to bring a photo to the audition.

Auditionees must consult the Teen Fringe Audition Guide for full details on audition requirements and bring a printed copy of the form to your auditions.

Auditions will place on Saturday June 10, 12-4pm.

All auditionees must be available for the entire duration of the audition and for Teen Fringe, taking place July 12-16, 2017 from 12-5pm each day.

The auditions will take place in a wheelchair accessible space. If you require accommodation in the audition process, please let us know and we will find an alternate solution.

How much does it cost?

Teen Fringe training costs $150 for each young artist accepted to the program, payable online upon admission into the program.
Please note that bursaries are available for any auditionees that may not have access to funds for the program. We highly encourage any and all young artists to apply despite the program fee. If you are interested in a bursary, please indicate this on the online application form below.

Apply Now!

Applications are now open for Teen Fringe!
Please submit your application by midnight Tuesday June 6, 2017 to be considered. Applicants will be notified if they are invited to auditions by Thursday June 8.

Spots are limited so apply now.

Audition Repertoire:

  • Audition Guide:

As a Microsoft Word document: Teen Fringe -AuditionGuide 2017
As a .pdf: Teen Fringe -AuditionGuide 2017
Please print and fill out an audition form and bring it to your audition.



For any questions please contact Toronto Fringe Outreach Coordinator Kevin Matthew Wong at