Volunteer testimonial: Brittany Cope
They come from far and wide, our Fringe volunteers! Brittany Cope was travelling through Europe and decided to hop by the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. “I decided that volunteering would be a great way to see a lot of theatre and meet a lot of like-minded people”
Brittany is a Canadian actress and already visited other Fringe Festivals in Canada. “I have attended Toronto Fringe Festival and Ottawa Fringe Festival. Toronto’s Fringe seems to be very similar to Amsterdam’s. Toronto has over 150 shows every year with over 30 venues. Ottawa’s is much smaller.”
“In Amsterdam I was a venue host. I took people’s tickets and made sure that the artists were ready and made sure the shows started on time by communicating with the stage managers. I met some other artists at the Fringe Headquarters during the closing party, who had worked with the same people as I had in Canada. It’s a small world!”
How do volunteers that don’t live in Amsterdam get to their locations? Brittany already let us know: “I love horses!” It would be great to grant everyone a horseback ride. However, Fringe chose to lend out bikes. The ultimate Dutch experience to get to your venue fast!