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Being On the Fringe: An interview with New Orleans Fringe Festival Executive Director Kristen Evans

New Orleans Magazine, November 2014, By LAUREN LABORDE
Even in a city that seems to exist entirely on the fringe, the New Orleans Fringe Festival (Nov. 19-23) always brings refreshing, challenging works of theater. Works can be “fringey” in terms subject matter, the medium or the venue – you might find yourself watching a one-woman aerial play in a backyard. There are also kid-friendly offerings and free shows infused with an experimental spirit. Fringe co-founder and executive director Kristen Evans talks about this year’s fest...  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Fringe Fest Zones Zeitgeist August 17, 2014.

The Fringe Festival has grown in size and prestige over their seven year history. Now, the annual theater fest is gowing geographically, expanding from their traditional Marigny-Bywater base to Central City....CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Back to Badu-izms: Fringe Fest Tribute Returns With Mother's Day Double-Header, by Christopher Louis Romaguera, May 10, 2014.

Pamela Davis Noland’s play Badu-izms: A Tribute to Erykah is back in New Orleans by popular demand, offering up two shows on Sunday, May 11.

The play was first showcased during 2009 at the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Since that performance, Badu-izms has played in Houston and Oklahoma City, and will be playing at Rutgers Universit in New Jersey later this year. But this weekend, the play will be at the Joy Theater for a pair of Mother's Day engagements....CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

To Badu: Pamela Davis-Noland talks about her tribute to Erykah Badu, by Lauren LaBorde, May 2014.

After debuting at the New Orleans Fringe Festival in 2009 and travelling to Houston and Oklahoma City, New Orleans writer and producer Pamela Davis-Noland’s Badu-izms: A Tribute to Erykah, a musical tribute to the neo-soul goddess, returns to New Orleans May 11 at its biggest location yet, The Joy Theater...CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

New Orleans: the unseen side of the city

The London Telegraph, by Adam Karlin, April 29, 2014.

All sorts of shows – from experimental dance to puppet festivals to performances associated with the city’s famed Fringe Fest – tromp along the main stage in the artfully dilapidated Marigny Opera House a converted church and beloved venue of the local performing arts scene....CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

New Orleans Fringe Festival 2014 seeks submissions from theater artists, by Chris Waddington, April 15, 2014.

Want to join the New Orleans theater renaissance? The New Orleans Fringe Festival keeps an open door for performers and audiences who want to share the latest in dance, puppetry, spoken word, stand up comedy, burlesque and traditional works....CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

The Weekend Playbook: Fringe Fest, a Blues Fest, and PO-BOY FEST, by Scott Gold, November 21, 2013.

Now that everybody’s come down from their Halloween sugar comas, it’s time again for Fringe Fest to take over the city... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Maggie Koerner, Fringe Fest, Joan Baez: 3 things to do in New Orleans this weekend, by Cate Root, November 21, 2013.

New Orleans Fringe Fest presents a full weekend of free programming... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

10 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend, by Lauren Laborde, November 20, 2013.

Celebrating weird and wonderful theater, dance, comedy and nearly everything else, New Orleans Fringe is currently in progress and features 77 groups performing at venues mostly in the St. Claude/Marigny area. A “Free-For-All” area features free activities and shows... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

New Orleans Fringe Festival kicks off five days of cutting-edge theater with a pre-party, by Sue Strachan, November 20, 2013.

Kicking off the 2013 five-day festival — Nov. 20-24 — was a pre-party held Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Bywater. Fringe performers, coordinators and friends all gathered to celebrate six years of bringing cutting-edge theater to New Orleans... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.


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