On The Fringe
Season 1/ 6 Episodes / Australia / 2018
On The Fringe follows the hilarious misgivings of emerging comedians Sarah and Jacinta as they do what they do best: turn life’s hardest moments into fuel for fodder.
In this six-episode season, set during a fringe comedy festival, a devastated Jacinta questions her life purpose following the breakup of a two-week relationship, while Sarah’s initial success comes unstuck after confusing a critic’s appraisal as a flirtatious come-on.
Raw, tender and irreverent, On The Fringe explores the career existentialism every performer faces in their career and the friends that help you get through it.
Hot off the heels of her self-financed, micro-budget debut feature film Hot Mess, set to hit festivals in 2018, writer-director Lucy Coleman teams up with Hot Mess star Sarah Gaul and a bevy of Sydney’s comedy talent for On The Fringe, a heart-warming, raw and irreverent coming-of-age tale, her first web-series and a continuation of her knack for deeply personal (and deeply hilarious) comedy.
Lucy graduated from AFTRS in screenwriting in 2014, before which she was an active member of ATYP (Australian Theatre for Young People), as an actor and writer, from her late teens through to early twenties. She took on the New Voices Competition in 2013 with her short film monologue Hot Kebab Guy.
Sarah Gaul is an award-winning musical comedienne, writer and improviser from Sydney, NSW. Sarah has taken her one-woman show to the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. She was selected by the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival as One of the ‘Most Exciting Emerging Comedians,’ and labelled by Mamamia as ‘One Of Australia’s funniest Women’.
Sarah was the winner of the 2013 Short and Sweet Cabaret Festival and is part of the current Australian National Theatresports championship team. As a playwright, Sarah has been published by Currency Press and has had work produced by ATYP and Tantrum Theatre. She was the co-director of the 2016 Sydney University Wom*ns Revue at the Seymour Centre, which promoted diversity and opportunities for marginalised voices on campus and sold out in record time.
Jacinta Gregory is a director, writer and musical comedienne. Named by Sydney Arts Guide as having “loads of promise”, she has performed in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth with her comedy collective Baby Boy Bolognese, including the Sydney Comedy festival show We Remember 2006 in 2016.
Jacinta has directed multiple sketch comedy shows at the Seymour Centre and the Factory Theatre, including Moolah Rouge, Top Gun: Live On Stage and The Rise and Fall of Peace by Peace. She is currently writing and co-directing the original Holt! The Musical premiering at the Seymour Centre in January 2018.
Moments before taking the stage, Jacinta faces her inner-most performer’s anxiety – and Sarah, she gets to hear all about it. Premieres Sunday, 19 November.
Jacinta is facing every performer’s worst nightmare: there’s only two people in the crowd, one’s your ex and all your teeth have fallen out. Premieres Monday, 20 November.
Following a pretty good set, Sarah hits up the bar and, after confusing some social cues, hits up a fan as well. Premieres Tuesday, 21 November.
When a fellow comedian rocks up late to the show, Sarah discovers that word-of-mouth doesn’t always make for good PR. Premieres Wednesday, 22 November.
Facing an overwhelming crises of confidence, Jacinta turns to the one person who doesn’t quite ‘get’ it: her brother. Premieres Thursday, 23 November.
Taking stock after a disastrous night, Sarah and Jacinta find ways to turn their heart-break and critical scorn into fuel for their next routines. Premieres Friday, 24 November.