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A Call to Action to Help Update the Education and Tourism Systems in Tiotà:ke / Montreal!

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

This is a Call to Action to help update the Education and Tourism systems in Tiotà:ke / Montreal! As a licensed tour guide and History teacher, I have recently been working on updating Montreal’s Tourism Industry and Education System because they are unbearably colonial, Euro-centric and mis-representative of First Nations, women and Other marginalized communities. […]

The Rigged “Election” or Why the Queens of Fringe Censorship must step down (A salty, Irish-Montreal theatre “rant”!)

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

  [TRIGGER WARNING! Sharp Irish-Montreal humour may offend corporate “Fringe” Managers!] As an Irish-Montrealer and Fringe theatre artist with both critical thinking skills and a serious trans-generational mental disability (Major Depressive Disorder, a.k.a. “the common cold of mental illness”), I have the proud honuor of being the most censored and excluded Fringe practitioner on the planet! This […]

CityNews TV interview with tour guide Donovan King, November 3, 2018.

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

CityNews Montreal TV interview with tour guide Donovan King, November 3, 2018.

CBC Radio One – Daybreak with Mike Finnerty. Interview with Donovan King of Haunted Montreal. November 2, 2018.

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

CBC Radio One – Daybreak with Mike Finnerty. Interview with Donovan King of Haunted Montreal. November 2, 2018.   More Media: The Eastern Door. Guide Wants Full History Of City During Tours. Lachlan Madill. November 2, 2018: https://www.easterndoor.com/2018/11/02/guide-wants-full-history-of-city-during-tours/   CityNews Montreal. TV interview with tour guide Donovan King, November 2, 2018: http://www.optative.net/blog/citynews-tv-interview-with-tour-guide-donovan-king-november-4-2018/   Montreal Times. […]

World Fringe Day: Artists propose plan to call on UNESCO to protect festival

Monday, July 10th, 2017

On July 11, Fringe Festivals around the world are celebrating “World Fringe Day”, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fringe in Edinburgh in 1947. The festival was born when artists were told they couldn’t perform at the Edinburgh International Festival, so they protested by doing their shows on the “fringe” of the event. […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Infringement Festival to challenge “Fringe” trademark with first-ever World Infringement Congress

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Infringement Festival to challenge “Fringe” trademark with over 50 artists and first-ever World Infringement Congress MONTREAL, November 10, 2016 Based on the original Edinburgh Fringe of 1947, the Montreal Infringement Festival will welcome over 50 local and international artists for its 13th edition, including burlesque, film, dance, music, and theatrical spoken word performances […]

Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals invited to debate its trademark on the word “Fringe”

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

In true democratic tradition, the Montreal Infringement festival has issued an invitation to the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) to engage in a debate about the trademark on the word “Fringe”, Canadian Parliamentary-style: _______________________________________________________________________ Dear CAFF representative, The Montreal Infringement Festival would like to invite the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals to a Parliamentary-style debate about […]

Controversy strikes Third World Fringe Congress: Excluded Artists Protest with Letter to Fringe CEO

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

  The 3rd World Fringe Congress, a gathering of Fringe festival administrators from around the globe, is running from November 16 – 18 in Montreal after being held twice in Edinburgh, Scotland (in 2012 and 2014). Normally a low-key affair whereby Fringe managers discuss different issues surrounding the festivals, controversy has struck the Congress after various artists in […]

Open Letter to Edinburgh Fringe CEO regarding exclusion at World Fringe Congress

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Dear Ms. Shona McCarthy, Firstly, my congratulations on your recent appointment as the CEO of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. I wish you all the best in your role and hope we can work together to resolve some longstanding issues at the Fringe. My name is Donovan King and I am a professional actor, cultural […]

An invitation to World Fringe Congress delegates to the Montreal infringement festival & World Infringement Congress!

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Dear friends and colleagues who are members of the World Fringe Congress, Firstly, I am writing to inform you that unfortunately all infringement delegates from both Montreal and Buffalo were rejected when applying to the 3rd World Fringe Congress, despite being represented in Edinburgh in 2012 and 2014. An open letter of complaint has been issued to […]