17 February 2024

2024 Festival Update

Dear Play the Fool Festival Community, We wanted to take a moment to share an important update regarding Play the Fool Festival. After careful consideration… Read More

16 May 2023

2023 Call for artists

CALL IS NOW OPEN FOR…MainStage Triple-bill acts& Rookie Cabaret mentorship program Apply by June 11th. Read More

18 July 2022

2022 MainStage Lineup

We are thrilled to welcome you back this year to the Play the Fool Festival! Check out our hilarious lineup for 2022! After a… Read More

3 May 2022

Rookie Cabaret Applications Open

Applications for The Rookie Cabaret mentorship program are now open. Apply by May 30th. Read More

20 March 2022

Short Film Festival FREE Live Stream – April 1st

Join us LIVE for the second annual Play the Fool Film Festival, streamed in front of a live audience from Edmonton’s historic Garneau… Read More

21 January 2022

Call for clowns & physical funny people!

The call for submissions for Play the Fool Theatre Festival 2022 is open! Got a live, in-person theatre act you want to share? Here’s… Read More

4 November 2021

We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for an Associate Festival Director (Theatre). In an effort to better represent the diversity of our Amiskwaciwâskahikan/Edmonton community, we are actively seeking a… Read More

1 November 2021

Call for films!

Submit your 2-minute (MAX!) short clown/physical comedy for consideration in the 2022 Play the Fool International Short Film Festival. CASH! PRIZES! GLORY!… Read More

8 September 2021

Live & Online: 2021 Lineup

Once again, we’re keeping you safe with digital-only delights, Sept 23-26th. We’ve got an exciting lineup, all right here at playthefool.ca, including; ALL NEW digital original… Read More

1 September 2021

PtF 2021 – Live & Online

We’re thrilled to be back for year 6 of the Play the Fool Theatre Festival. With the current state of the COVID pandemic in… Read More