New Orleans Fringe

Press Release 2014-05-01 Fringe hit "Badu-izms: A Tribute to Erykah" heads to Canal Street at the Joy Theater on Mother's Day

CONTACT: Ian Hoch, Media Coordinator,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 504-258-8706

(May 1, 2014) - The New Orleans Fringe is pleased to announce that "Badu-izms: A Tribute to Erykah" will be remounted for two performances only at the Joy Theater on May 11 at 3 pm and 8 pm. This electrifying “music video on stage” was originally presented at the Allways Lounge as part of the 2009 Fringe Festival, demonstrating the power of the Fringe to act as a launching pad for original, innovative works destined for even greater things. “This is the first Fringe show to go to Canal Street,” says Damon Rosenzweig, Fringe Development Coordinator. “It shows that local performing groups can use Fringe as a springboard to bigger stages and wider audiences in the resurging Canal Street theater district. And Canal Street is enriched by the incredible creative energy and talent bubbling up in our local theater scene.” Tickets are available now at www.thejoytheater.com.

"Badu-izms" is a visually stunning tribute to singer/songwriter Erykah Badu, penned by local playwright/director Pamela Davis-Noland, with all live music and performance. This phenomenal, rousing musical has gained a huge following since its debut in 2009 at the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Talented performers from the cities of Oklahoma City, New Orleans and Houston – where Erykah Badu’s mother and sister attended and gave it a rousing two thumbs up – have graced the stage and wowed audiences with song, dance and skits motivated by the Badu’s rousing lyrics and powerful messages.

This special Mother’s Day performance will include a cameo appearance at both shows from Nayrock Udab, Erykah Badu’s younger sister. Tickets are $35. Moms (and others) can be treated to VIP tickets for only $50 and enjoy balcony seating, mimosas, chocolate-covered strawberries and a chance to win a Windsor Court Day Spa package.

 

The show will feature some of New Orleans’ talented singers and musicians, such as Tank and The Bangas, Tonya Boyd Cannon, Zena Moses and more, paying homage to one of the finest singer/songwriter's in the neo-soul/hip hop genre at one of New Orleans’ great resurrected landmark theaters, the Joy Theater.

Badu-izms is sexy, soulful and sincere -- slipping seamlessly through playful intimacy, honest wisdom, and the audacity of independence. Weaving Erykah Badu's music, gorgeous voices, and clever mini-stories, this show sings! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll find yourself calling out "Sing it, Sister", and you'll want to see it again!

Theater artists who want to follow in Badu-izms’ footsteps via the New Orleans Fringe will be excited to know that the Fringe is now accepting applications to its November 2014 Festival. Applications are due July 2 and can be found at www.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. 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.

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Press Release 2014-04-15 New Orleans Fringe Festival Announces Our 2014 Call for Submissions -- Applications due July 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Orleans Fringe Festival Announces Our 2014 Call for Submissions -- Applications due July 2
 
CONTACT: Ian Hoch, Media Coordinator,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 504-258-8706
 
(April 15, 2014) - The New Orleans Fringe announces our call for submissions for performing groups in the 2014 Fringe Festival.  The Fringe welcomes virtually any type of theater performance - the wilder and the weirder, the better! We particularly encourage original works or innovative adaptations. Application and instructions can be downloaded at our web site www.nofringe.org and are due by July 2.
 
2014 New Orleans Fringe Festival dates: November 19-23
 
Applications due July 2, 2014
 
Notifications on August 15, 2014
 
The New Orleans Fringe Festival is a five-day event where performers from New Orleans, across the US, and around the world, present innovative, unconventional, beautiful, challenging and original theater of all types at wild variety of venues in neighborhoods of our city. In the 2013 Festival, 76 groups presented over 150 shows at 34 venues in the Bywater, Marigny, French Quarter, Warehouse District and Central City, and audience turnout was over 14,000. Fringe 2013 groups included a peer-reviewed line-up of 24 companies presenting at 6 Fringe-managed venues, as well as 52 groups presenting their work at artist-run Bring Your Own Venues. Categories of performance include cabaret, circus arts, comedy, dance, drama, improvisational, immersive experience, interdisciplinary, live documentary, multimedia, musical theater, poetry/spoken word, puppetry, storytelling, burlesque, sideshow, variety and other creative madness.
 
In 2014 we expect another incredible explosion of theater in New Orleans, and we welcome you to be a part of it. The diverse range of live performance along with the multitude of free events at the Free-for-All Tent, Family Fringe, GoodChildren Fringe Parade and more means that there is something for absolutely everyone at the Fringe. The New Orleans Fringe Festival is now considered one of the country’s most exciting and fringe-y theater festivals and the place to be for innovative, thought provoking and envelope-pushing artists. In 2013 American Theatre Magazine said "Artists of all stripes coalesce like never before around the annual New Orleans Fringe Festival, where risk is the rule rather than the exception." 
 
Artists can apply to perform in a Fringe-sponsored venue in the Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods of New Orleans.  All performances must be between 30 and 60 minutes. $25 application fee with no performance fee. Box office returns are split with performers.  Applications and more info are available online at www.nofringe.org.  The Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) option is available for those artists who want to organize their own venue. Those registration forms will be available May 15.
 
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. 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.

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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 504-258-8706
 
(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
 
Visit www.nofringe.org for the entire lineup and schedule. 
 
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. For photos and more information contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
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.
 
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Press Release 2013-11-13 2013 Fringe Parade: “Superstition”

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :2013 Fringe Parade: “Superstition”

From: Kathy Connolly, Captain
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(November 13, 2013) In conjunction with the 6th Annual New Orleans Fringe Festival, Goodchildren SA&PC will once again host the fabulous and eccentric Fringe Parade. Theme this year is “Superstition”.

Saturday, November 23 is the date; lineup 1:00 at the Poland Ave neutral ground. We roll at 2:00 sharp! Our route takes us up St Claude to St. Ferdinand (salute stop at Alvar), Press to Royal (salute stop Family Fringe), Royal to Franklin, Franklin to St Claude to St. Roch, disbanding at the St. Roch neutral ground.

The Lineup will include: King for Life Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, the Goodchildren Band, Roux LaLa, NOLA Defender, Fringe Rickshaw, Society of Merry Makers, Burning Spear Mardi Gras Indians, Red House Fringe Performers, NOLA Food Co-op, Team Happy, New Orleans High Steppers, Crescent City Kings Football, Girl Scout Troop 40467, Homer Plessy Community School, NOLA Cherry Bombs, Happenstance Theater, the Highland Lakes Players, the Reese Johanson Collective, Bate Bunda and the Dukes of Debris, plus various other Fringe Festival performers and VIPs.

If you want to volunteer or contribute in any way, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or check our website at www.goodchildren.org. For info about the multitude of exciting Fringe shows and activities, go to www.nofringe.org.Check our website for updates, history, pix and more. Come on out and get your Fringe on! We'd like to thank our generous sponsors: the New Orleans Fringe Festival, Bywater Neighborhood Association, NOLA Food Co-op, Noomoon, Sankofa Market, Glitter Goddess, and Anonymous Angel!

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Media Advisory 2013-11-12 The New Orleans Fringe Festival is "Off the Leash Again!"

DATE: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
 
Contact: Ian Hoch
 
New Orleans Fringe Festival
 
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******* MEDIA ADVISORY *******
 
The New Orleans Fringe Festival is "Off the Leash Again!"
 
WHAT: Fringe performers and organizers, neighborhood groups and government officials join to announce the opening of the sixth annual New Orleans Fringe Festival. Neighborhood leaders and local officials will make brief statement and then three performing groups will present selections from some of the most daring, awe-inspiring, and Fringe-y performances of this year’s Festival in the fully-renovated Marigny Opera House, one of the Fringe’s premiere venues.
 
WHO: New Orleans Fringe performers and organizers and key local officials who have supported the Fringe, representing Councilmember Kristen Gisleson Palmer, the Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp., the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association, Bywater Neighborhood Association President and the Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association.
 
WHEN:   Tuesday, November 19th at 10:00 am (Media Check In at 9:45 am)
 
WHERE: The Marigny Opera House (725 St. Ferdinand St.)
 
**TERRIFIC INTERVIEW AND PHOTO/ VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE**
 
***STUNNING VISUALS WILL INCLUDE PERFORMERS FROM FRINGE SHOWS SHOWCASING CIRCUS ARTS, MUSICAL THEATRE AND DANCE PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING THESE SHOWS:
 
 
 
 
 
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. For photos and more information contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
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.
 
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Press Release 2013-11-07 New Orleans Fringe Announces All-Ages "Family Fringe" with Free Shows, Opportunities to Perform, and Interactive Exhibits!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Orleans Fringe Announces All-Ages "Family Fringe" with Free Shows, Opportunities to Perform, and Interactive Exhibits!

CONTACT: Ian Hoch, Media Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(November 7, 2013) The New Orleans Family Fringe promises to out-do itself in 2013; this year we are introducing "Makerland!" We have invited several "makers" from all over New Orleans to do hands-on demonstrations of their inventions, tinker toys, etc. We are super excited to announce our collaboration with the New Orleans Airlift, who will present a kid-friendly "Musical Makerland" as well as makers of robots and other cool inventions. 

 
We'll have Sneak Peek performances from some of the family-friendly Fringe shows, and featured guests such local storyteller Adella Adella The Story Teller, a dance workshop by Choreographer Jarrell Hamilton, and a Kid's Improv workshop with local Actress Kerry Cahill, just to name a few. And we are thrilled that once again, this year’s Family Fringe Kid's "Open Mic" event will be hosted by our very own Deborah Evans, President of Della Music Publishing. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up!
 
Family Fringe is free to the public and held at the Marigny Opera House at the corner of Dauphine and St. Ferdinand, and everyone is invited to participate. RSVP on Facebook!
 
SCHEDULE
 
SATURDAY (11/23) 
 
MARDI GRAS BEAD WEAVING BEE : 11am - 4pm
MAKERLAND : 12pm - 5pm
MAGIC SHOW with TommEE Pickles : 12:30pm
DANCE WORKSHOP with Jarell Hamilton : 1pm
STORY TELLING with Adelle Gautier : 1:30pm
GOODCHILDREN FRINGE PARADE : 2pm
KIDS IMPROV WORKSHOP : 3pm
 
SUNDAY (11/24)
 
MARDI GRAS BEAD WEAVING BEE : 11am - 4pm
MAKERLAND: 12pm - 5pm
MAGIC SHOW with TommEE Pickles : 12:30pm
SACRED WASTE with Bonny McDonald : 1pm
KID'S OPEN MIC : 1:30pm

DANCE PERFORMANCE with Tamika Jett & Company : 4pm



More information on the Fringe and all Festival events can be found at www.nofringe.org. For photos and more information contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
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.
 
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Press Release 2013-11-06 New Orleans Fringe Announces 3rd Annual Yard Art Tour (YAT3) with Prizes and Collector's Cards!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Orleans Fringe Announces 3rd Annual Yard Art Tour (YAT3) with Prizes and Collector's Cards!

CONTACT: Ian Hoch, Media Coordinator,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(November 6, 2013) Fancy some art? Stretch those legs and see the sights on this weird and wonderful self-guided walking/biking tour through Marigny and Bywater! More than 30 unique art pieces are scattered throughout the neighborhood in yards, fences, trees and gardens, where they'll remain on display, free for public viewing, through the end of the Fringe Festival on November 24. And new this year: a free interactive card game to go along with the art!

FOR EXAMPLE:



MOUSTACHE ROUGE: 900 Marigny St
Graffiti your face! The Moustache Rouge Imaginary Photo Booth will be open to take portraits of anyone who dares to don a red moustache (provided). Portraits will be on display on site and online. The Moustache Rouge Imaginary Photo Booth has limited hours so don’t miss it.
Friday 11/22 5-6pm
Saturday 11/23 3-6pm
Sunday 11/24 3-5pm
 
LISTENING TUB: 609 St Ferdinand St
Goat in the Road Productions presents “This Sweaty City”. The Listening Tub, a bathtub that emits sound instead of water, will be equipped with headphones over which Episode 1 of the series will be played. Episode 2 will be performed during the Festival.
10a - 12:30a
 
CLOUET GARDENS: 710 Clouet St
Come explore our little neighborhood park with an elaborate mosaic mural by Laurel True and a graffiti mural by Paul Santoleri. There are also a few other installations you will find by local artists throughout the park as well.
 
PUERTA ROJA: 1201 St. Roch Ave
The Red Door.  This is a stage built out of scrap materials as a local music and live theatre venue. The stage will soon include backround murals, hand-made benches and a temporary installation made of lights and painted wood. Visitors are welcome to make use of the stage for improv performances (costumes not required, but highly encouraged)

6p - 10p

Check out our interactive Google map to see the rest: Click Here
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THE YAT3 GAME


Ready for a game? Part scavenger hunt, part Pokemon, the YAT3 Game is not just fun, but it also gets audiences in touch with one of the most creative and special neighborhoods in the country! Each piece of Yard Art will have a cache of Collector's Cards with unique attributes and point values that viewers can collect and trade in for prizes at the Fringe Box Office! 10 Cards will get you one free beer, and 25 cards can be traded for an official Fringe tee-shirt! Anyone can play!


More information on the Fringe and all Festival events can be found at www.nofringe.org. For photos and more information contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
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.
 
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Press Release 2013-11-05 New Orleans Fringe Announces 2013 Goodchildren Fringe Parade Bigger and Better than ever with Parade HotSpots!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Orleans Fringe Announces 2013 Goodchildren Fringe Parade Bigger and Better than ever with Parade HotSpots!

CONTACT: Ian Hoch, Media Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(November 5, 2013) On November 23rd, join us for an outdoor explosion of art, music, and performance!  We’re teaming up with our partners at the Goodchildren Social Aid and Pleasure Club to give you the biggest Free-For-All stage we’ve ever had: St. Claude Avenue!  Gather at the Parade HotSpots (think micro-block parties) at 1 pm on November 23 to catch an entire lineup of wild and fearless performances along the parade route.  Stay after to catch the bold and beautiful Goodchildren Fringe Parade, which passes right by each HotSpot! 
 
THE HOTSPOTS:
 
FRANCE-MAZANT: LEARN DAT! (1:00-2:00 pm)
 
This HotSpot is your chance to get in on the action!  With demos from performers, arts and fitness instructors from around the city, LEARN DAT is an interactive workout to get you twirling, bending, singing and dancing in true Goodchildren style.
 
PAULINE-ALVAR: SANKOFA FARMER’S MARKET (1:00-2:30 pm)
 
Enjoy extended musical performances from the Sankofa Farmer’s Market between Pauline and Alvar Streets! The Sankofa Farmers Market provides healthy produce for New Orleans’ under-served and low income communities on Saturdays starting at 10:00 AM.  On Parade day, Sankofa is open until 2:30 to get a glimpse of all the Fringiness coming its way!
 
CONGRESS-GALLIER: RENEGADE DIVAS (1:00-2:15 pm)
 
Divas from all over the cabaret and queer performance communities in New Orleans have escaped the nightclub and come out during the bright light of day to get you ready for the Fringe Parade!  Join us for a smattering of New Orleans’ fab finest as they pull out all the stops. 
 
PIETY-LOUISA: JUMPERS, TWIRLERS, AND BRAWLERS (1:00-2:15 pm)
 
Get ready for athletic feats of daring-do as arm-wrestlers, karate masters, circus performers and more come out to Piety and Louisa to show display incredible feats of physique and show the world what they’re made of! 
 
MONTEGUT AND PRESS: BUSKER’S HAPPY HOUR (1:00-2:30 pm)
 
Fringe Favorite Busker’s Happy Hour returns, but this time on the St. Claude Neutral Ground!  Got a song in your heart or a story to share?  Join the Busker’s Happy Hour and share it with the world.  Unplugged sets of all kinds (ranging from 5-10 minutes) are welcome!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

More information on the Fringe and all Festival events can be found at www.nofringe.org. For photos and more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
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, 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.
 
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Press Release 2013-10-03 New Orleans Fringe Announces the 2013 Fringe Fest Lineup with 77 Wild, Weird, Fresh and Original Shows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Orleans Fringe Announces the 2013 Fringe Fest Lineup with 77 Wild, Weird, Fresh and Original Shows

CONTACT: Ian Hoch, Media Coordinator,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 504-258-8706

(October 3, 2013) The New Orleans Fringe Festival announces the lineup for its sixth annual festival, Nov. 20 - 24, 2013! The Fringe features an incredible 77 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 Visit www.nofringe.org for the entire lineup and schedule. 

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, Michalopoulos Studio, 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). Just 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. To submit your art, visit www.nofringe.org.

More information on the Fringe and all Festival events can be found at www.nofringe.org. For photos and more information contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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, Good Eggs, 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. 

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.

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Press Release 2013-08-15 Submit to the Fringe's Third Annual Yard Art Tour! - Submission deadline October 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Submit to the Fringe's Third Annual Yard Art Tour!

CONTACT: Heather Byrdie, Yard Art Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(August 15, 2013) – The New Orleans Fringe Festival is excited to announce the call for submissions for its third annual Yard Art Tour (YAT-3), a self-guided walking/driving public art tour during the 2013 Fringe Festival, November 20 – 24. During the festival, thousands of theatre goers will be wandering around the Bywater, Marigny and Central City neighborhoods and the YAT-3 map will give these folks the opportunity to walk an extra block, turn a different corner on their way from one venue to another venue so they can see another bit o’ art along their way. The YAT-3 map will be available on the Fringe website and at the Free-for-All Tent during the Fringe Fest. YAT-3 is completely free for artists and the public. Deadline for registration is October 15. Visit www.nofringe.org to apply.

Questions? Contact the Fringe’s Yard Art Coordinator, Heather Byrdie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

How does it work?

1. Make or spot some art: In your yard. Tucked into a garden. On the front porch. On a wall, in a window, on a roof, out in a driveway, up on a fence, hanging from a tree, hidden in a bush, inside a coupla planters. In the middle of an empty lot. In the Marigny, St. Roch, St. Claude, Bywater and Central City neighborhoods. Folks must be able see it from the sidewalk. Visit www.nofringe.org for guidelines.

2. Send it to the Fringe Festival! Visit www.nofringe.org to submit your photo and description of the art. Deadline is October 15.

3. NO Fringe will produce a map and legend that will be available at www.nofringe.org and at the Fringe Free-For-All Tent for the public to use as a guide. NO Fringe will promote YAT-3 specifically and alongside other Fringe events in festival promotional materials and activities, and will provide YAT-3 placards at registered sites/artworks. YAT-3 is FREE for artists and the public.

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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.

 

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