Press Release 2014-10-01 New Orleans Fringe Announces the 2014 Fringe Fest Lineup with 82 Wild, Weird, Fresh and Original Shows
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Orleans Fringe Announces the 2014 Fringe Fest Lineup with 82 Wild, Weird, Fresh and Original Shows
CONTACT: Ian Hoch, Media Coordinator,
(October 1, 2014) The New Orleans Fringe Festival announces the lineup for its seventh annual festival, Nov. 19 - 23, 2014! The Fringe features an incredible 82 shows from all over the US and abroad, presenting more than 300 performances at more than 30 venues in neighborhoods throughout the city.Browse through the shows at our website!
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.
The Festival features 26 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 seven venues at offbeat theaters and unusual spaces: Shadowbox Theater, the Old Firehouse, the Old Ironworks, the Marigny Opera House, Mardi Gras Zone, Art Klub, and anchoring our growing Central City hub, Zeitgeist! Central City has four venues this year in Fringe!
The Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) option greatly expands the scope and flavor of the festival by encouraging artists to organize their own spaces all over New Orleans. Over 50 BYOV shows are presented at 30 venues such as the Allways Lounge & Theatre, NOCCA, the Common Ground Plant Nursery, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, Byrdie’s, Kajun's Pub and more.
NEW this year: The First Annual New Orleans Fringe Procession of the Personal Saints is a volunteer-driven walking procession organized by the New Orleans Fringe Festival. New Orleans Fringe has commissioned several groups of artists to produce a core of personal saint-inspired mobile visual art to feature in the Procession. Participants can celebrate personal Saints like Blessed Saint Okra of the Produce Truck, Saint Elvis of the Vacated Building, Saint Fats of the Dominoes, Saint Kermit of the Swingers, Santa Barista of the Counter or Saint Mikey the Bartender Who Pours Us Very Strong Doubles. Groups and individuals can register to participate or simply come out on Saturday 22 Nov and participate; both registration and participation is free! For more information and inspiration, visit www.nofringe.org
Now in its fourth year, the Yard Art Tour (YAT4), 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. Back by popular demand are the YAT4 trading cards, which audiences can collect at each YAT4 site and trade for prizes like beer and Fringe merchandise. To submit your art, visitwww.nofringe.org.
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, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Bywater Neighborhood Association, Bernard Productions, NOLA Brewing Company, Old New Orleans Rum, WWOZ 90.7, OffBeat, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Mardi Gras Zone, WWNO 88.9, NOLA.com and a host of local businesses and individuals.
Fringe is supported by a SEED grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. 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.