Regina Fringe & The F Words!

Yvette is coming the the Regina Fringe July 11-15, 2018 with her solo show,

The F Words: Fab, Funny Fierce!      BUY TICKETS

4 STARS This award winning show is “lively, tough, sexy, hilarious, & transformational!” “The “F” Words is an F-ing great play & the perfect show to catch at the Fringe! It’s vividly insightful, upliftingly musical, & educationally punny. I guarantee you’ll come away laughing & with an expanded vocabulary.”- Plank Magazine

Showtimes

Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:45pm
Thursday July 12, 2018 5:45pm
Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm
Saturday July 14, 2018 7:15pm
Sunday July 15, 2018 5:00pm

Performances are at the Saskchewan Express  Musical Theatre Studio

(2272 Pasqua Street, Regina)

Yvette Dudley- Neuman is a professional Performer, Singer & Writer committed to producing work that encourages opportunities for women to share and hone their talents.

 

 

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Pay to Play: Financing Your Fringe Festival Tour (Part 1)!

I recently was lucky enough to be selected to participate in several upcoming fringe festivals with my solo show, The F Words.

51E016D0-3831-41F3-A737-4261A0764755For those of you interested in the possibilities of doing your own show, let me unpack the process for you.

A SPLASH OF CASH                                                                                                                          The first thing you need to know, is that every application will cost you money.

If you want to actually tour your show to multiple fringe festivals, then the first application you will want to do is for the CAFF (Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals). This is because, if you are selected for the CAFF then you get your pick of fringes and your tour is basically set as you will have an official festival venue in a minimum of five festivals. You can choose as many festivals as you can afford so in effect you could tour for months if you had the finances.

CAFF – $25             I wasn’t successful in the CAFF lottery draw so then I had to pay for each festival lottery draw separately.  I opted to start in WInnipeg and work my way home, so this is a list of the application fees I paid:

Regina – $25                                                                                                                          Winnipeg – $25                                                                                                                         Edmonton – $40                                                                                                                       Calgary – $35                                                                                                                       Vancouver – $50

I paid a total of $200 just to have the chance of being drawn in the lotteries.

Once the lotteries happen you have to pay the festival fees.

2018 FRINGE FESTIVAL FEES

Regina – $575                                                                                                                      Winnipeg – $750                                                                                                             Edmonton – $725                                                                                                                Calgary – $700                                                                                                                Vancouver – $750

pexels-photo-462368.jpegI did not get a spot in all the festivals, I won lottery spots for the Regina, Winnipeg and Vancouver fringes so my next outlay of cash was $2000 bringing my grand total to $2200 so far.  While you may initially pay these fees with your credit card, ideally you want to have the cash saved to pay this off because the interest will be considerable.

I contemplated filling in my “tour” by doing BYOV in Edmonton and Calgary but the fees for a BYOV are considerably more so my budget would not allow for it this year.  I did a BYOV in Vancouver in 2016 and it was very difficult to get people to the venue.  Once the lotteries are completed, you have to pay the registration fee to secure your spot in each festival, so even though I won’t be performing until the summer and fall of 2018, I had to pay all of these fees in December of 2017.

Doing a fringe festival show can be exciting and challenging at the same time.  Since I chose to write and perform a solo show, the financial burden falls to me.  Of course, if my show does well, I will also reap the benefits.

In my next blog post, I will tackle the actual production costs for a fringe festival show based on my 2016 tour.  Please subscribe if you would like to follow this series of posts.  Also, I’d love to hear your comments on this post and as always, thanks for reading!

-Yvette

 

 

 

 

 

NasreenPejvack-EdwardBlodgett-MaryCooper-SanaJanjua with Virginia Gillespie at Word Arts LIVE! 26 March 2017

I will be part of this upcoming series in 2017. Check it out!

 

Source: NasreenPejvack-EdwardBlodgett-MaryCooper-SanaJanjua with Virginia Gillespie at Word Arts LIVE! 26 March 2017

The F Words – Fringe Festival Tour 2016

Fierce, funny & fearless, follow Fran & friends on this fast-paced frolic.  Experience Fran’s unrelenting compulsion to explore The F Words from Fat, Forty, Forgotten & F**cked to…

Source: The F Words – Fringe Festival Tour 2016

The F Words – Edmonton Fringe

The F Words – Fringe Festival Tour 2016

Fierce, funny & fearless, follow Fran & friends on this fast-paced frolic.  Experience Fran’s unrelenting compulsion to explore The F Words from Fat, Forty, Forgotten & F**cked to F__???

Winner of “Honourable Mention” in the Theatre BC Play Writing Competition, this    multi-media solo-show is “lively, tough, sexy, hilarious, relatable & transformational!”

EDMONTON FRINGE SHOW SCHEDULE  

LOCATION: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre @ 8426 – Gateway Boulevard

SATURDAY          AUG. 13 @ 12:15 pm

SUNDAY               AUG. 14 @  4:15 pm

TUESDAY             AUG. 16 @ 11:59 pm

WEDNESDAY      AUG. 17 @  2:15 pm

THURSDAY         AUG. 18 @  7:15 pm

SATURDAY          AUG. 20 @  8:45 pm

TICKETS: GET EDMONTON FRINGE TIX

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The “F” Words

Hope you can make it to the show!!!!!