My First Fringe


My First Fringe is a theatre production and creation workshop series for young theatre makers age 15-18. In this program, participants will take part in a series of workshops led by established artists, geared towards equipping participants with the skills needed to successfully create and produce a fringe show.  At the end of this program, participants will be empowered with the information and confidence to apply for the 2022 Toronto Fringe Festival. This program is open to residents of Ontario.



Workshops will be held on Zoom from 10:30 AM-2:00 PM each day of the program (Aug 17th, Aug 18th, Aug 19th, Aug 20th, Aug 23th, Aug 24th, Aug 25th, Aug 26th). 

Performance will be on Aug 26th between 10:30 AM –2:00 PM.


Please fill out this Wufoo application form.

Applications open June 28th, 2021. 

Applications have been extended until Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

Once your form is completed, it will be reviewed by the Fringe team.  We will be assessing applications based on creative interests, how this program could benefit you/if you’ve had much access to other training programs and the overall group dynamic. All levels of experience are welcome. Even if you are brand new, we encourage you to apply!

We will then be scheduling 15-minute Zoom calls with applicants between August 1st and 5th 2021. These calls are NOT an interview, but rather an opportunity for you to meet us and vice versa. During these calls, we’d love to see your personality and hear about why you are interested in My First Fringe. These calls are also a great chance for you to ask us any questions you may have! 

All applicants will be contacted the week of August 6th regardless of success of application. 

There is space for up to 10 participants in the My First Fringe program. Cost to attend is FREE for participants. We will also be offering a bursary of $100 to all 10 participants.

If you have any questions, or require any accessibility accommodations in order to submit your application, please contact Suzanne Wilkie at or 416-966-1062 ext. 221, and we will assist you.