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Royalwood resident Amanda Trunzo has been attending the Fringe Festival for years. This summer she’ll be a volunteer at the festival.

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Royalwood resident Amanda Trunzo has been attending the Fringe Festival for years. This summer she’ll be a volunteer at the festival. Photo Store

Amanda Trunzo is a Royalwood resident and Creative Communications student at Red River College who is looking forward to the first formal volunteer experience of her life. She is volunteering as an usher and ticket seller with the Winnipeg Fringe Festival this year.

"I was searching for a way to advance in my chosen field," she says. "After completing my bachelor of arts in Rhetoric and Communication at the University of Winnipeg, I was told on job interviews that I needed more direct experience.

"I thought an event like the Fringe would be a great opportunity," says Trunzo.  

"I started attending the Fringe with my family years ago. My cousin has acted in a number of Fringe performances, and going to support her became a family tradition", Trunzo explains.

In 2009, Trunzo’s brother appeared in Zombie Prom, one of the productions chosen as Best of Fest at the festival.

Trunzo "fell in love with how each show is so different".  

She adds: "You don’t know what to expect. You go, and end up having a good laugh, or a good cry. Now I attend the Fringe with my friends, and it’s so much fun."

The diversity and energy of the crowds is what Trunzo believes will be the most exciting aspect of her volunteer experience.

"It’s amazing to see the long lineups of all kinds of people waiting for tickets, their anticipation, and the buzz it creates. I love being a part of that passion. I hope to work at shows that really have that comedic factor, where people are laughing the whole way through."

The minimum requirement for Fringe volunteers is four to eight shifts. Trunzo aims to complete as many shifts as possible, in addition to her summer job.  

Trunzo offers this advice: "If you enjoy attending the Fringe, then you should think about taking the time to support it in another way."

This year’s Fringe Festival runs from July 17 to 28.  The festival relies on hundreds of volunteers, and more are needed to make this year’s event another success. To volunteer, call 204-956-1340, visit www.winnipegfringe.com, or e-mail volunteers@winnipegfringe.com.

Tanya Misseghers is a community correspondent for Royalwood.

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