Press Release 2013-11-18 New Orleans Fringe Announces the 2013 Fringe Fest Lineup with 76 Wild, Weird, Fresh and Original Shows
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Orleans Fringe Announces the 2013 Fringe Fest Lineup with 76 Wild, Weird, Fresh and Original Shows
CONTACT: Ian Hoch, Media Coordinator,
(November 18, 2013) The New Orleans Fringe Festival is this week, Nov. 20 - 24, 2013! The Fringe features an incredible 76 shows from all over the US (and abroad) performing at 30 venues throughout the city, primarily in the Marigny and Bywater.
Tickets are available at www.nofringe.org
and Mardi Gras Zone before the festival. During the Festival, buy tickets with cash or credit card at the Free-For-All Tent in Architect’s Alley in the Marigny or at Mardi Gras Zone. Tickets are also available at all Fringe venues. Tickets are $8 with the one-time purchase of a festival button ($3), a 6-show pass is $40, and an all-access pass is $99.
What is Fringe? "Well, there's alotta ways to get there from here, you can... take the Underground Railroad past the Down and Outskirts, pick up the Oregon Trail on the other side of the City of Bones, you come to Butcher Holler and Possum Kingdom, where the She-Wolf of Spain Street prowls the streets of This Sweaty City and you can meet La Matadora and Icarus for a bowl of Ice Scream at Emma's Parlor 'cause after all, they're Leaving the Nest, and y'all gotta talk about the Struggle for Justice and The Unwanted and Willing 'fore you go Running down the Rails with Buttboy and Tigger whispering NothingYouEverWantedToKnow about Christmas in Bakersfield and the Blue Book..." - Swamp Deville
The Festival features 24 shows that were identified through a unique peer review process as high-quality, original, fringe-y theater. These “Fringe-Managed Venue” shows are presented in six performance venues at offbeat theaters and unusual spaces: Shadowbox Theatre, Mardi Gras Zone Warehouse, Den of Muses, Marigny Opera House, Backyard Ballroom, and the Old Firehouse. The Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) option greatly expands the scope and flavor of the festival by encouraging artists to organize their own spaces throughout the city. Over 50 BYOV shows are presented at 30 venues such as Zeitgeist, the Allways Lounge & Theatre, Art Klub, Mudlark Public Theatre, Byrdie’s, John Paul’s and more. Central City has five venues this year in Fringe!
NEW this year: FREE shows along the parade route at our “Parade HotSpots” starting at 1 pm on Saturday November 23, and parade starts at 2 pm. FREE Family Fringe featuring “Makers” (inventors) and many free performances for kids. NEW Box Office location and Free-For-All Tent in Architect's Alley in the Marigny (behind Mardi Gras Zone). Join us for Peep Show Previews, November 20-21 5-7 pm.
Now in its third year, the Yard Art Tour (YAT3), a self-guided walking/driving public art tour organized by the Fringe, is still accepting submissions. Before and after shows, audience can drift around the neighborhood looking at a bit of fun, wacky, poignant, pointed yard art. New this year is an interactive game where viewers collect trading cards that can be redeemed at the Free-For-All tent for drinks and merchandise.
Family Fringe is also back this year with free workshops, activities, performances and art for audiences of all ages! Magic shows, Mardi Gras bead weaving bees and a Kid's Open Mic are all on hand, Saturday November 23 and Sunday November 24 at the Marigny Opera House.
Background: The New Orleans Fringe began in 2008 as a Festival to nurture emerging and established performing artists by presenting fun, fearless and affordable theater to the community and creating ties between artists, audiences, businesses and local organizations. This year more than 70 performing groups will be presenting theater of all types from November 20-24 in the Marigny, Bywater, and Central City neighborhoods of New Orleans.
More information on the Fringe and all Festival events can be found at www.nofringe.org
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The Fringe is a 501(c)3 non-profit that was founded by local arts organizers to nurture fearless theater in New Orleans and to benefit artists, venues, neighborhoods and local businesses. Sponsors: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Arts Council of New Orleans, City of New Orleans, The New Orleans Hotel Collection, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Bywater Neighborhood Association, Good Eggs, Bernard Productions, NOLA Brewing Company, Old New Orleans Rum, WWOZ 90.7, OffBeat, NOLA Defender, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Mardi Gras Zone, WWNO 88.9 and a host of local businesses and individuals.
This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.