Press Release 2014-04-15 New Orleans Fringe Festival Announces Our 2014 Call for Submissions -- Applications due July 2
Press Release 2013-11-18 New Orleans Fringe Announces the 2013 Fringe Fest Lineup with 76 Wild, Weird, Fresh and Original Shows
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.
Press Release 2013-11-13 2013 Fringe Parade: “Superstition”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :2013 Fringe Parade: “Superstition”
From: Kathy Connolly, Captain
(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.
Media Advisory 2013-11-12 The New Orleans Fringe Festival is "Off the Leash Again!"
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!
(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.
DANCE PERFORMANCE with Tamika Jett & Company : 4pm
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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,
(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.
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.
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!
(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.
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.
Press Release 2013-04-15 New Orleans Fringe Festival Announces Our 2013 Call for Submissions -- Applications due July 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Orleans Fringe Festival Announces Our 2013 Call for Submissions -- Applications due July 2
(April 15, 2013) - The New Orleans Fringe announces our call for submissions for performing groups in the 2013 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.
2013 New Orleans Fringe Festival dates: November 20-24
Applications due July 2, 2013
Notifications on August 15, 2013
The Fringe is excited to announce two new performance categories this year, “live documentary” and “immersive experience”, both of which embrace and encourage the innovative, boundary-blurring work for which the New Orleans Fringe has come to be known. Other categories include cabaret, circus arts, comedy, dance, drama, improvisational, interdisciplinary, multimedia, musical theater, poetry/spoken word, puppetry, storytelling, burlesque, sideshow, variety and other creative madness.
Last year’s Fringe welcomed 136 applications. Of these, only 24 performing groups were selected by the Fringe panel of peer reviewers – working artists who represent the spectrum of New Orleans performance. At the 2012 Festival, over 13,000 visitors who came to see over 250 total performances in 33 different venues. The diverse range of live performance along with the multitude of free events at the Free-for-All Tent, including Buskers’ Happy Hour, Family Fringe, live music as well as the GoodChildren Fringe Parade means that there is absolutely something for 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. At the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Fest, when the question "What Fringe next?" was posed to a panel of theater folks, the answer was New Orleans Fringe.
“Artists love performing for New Orleans audiences. And they know they will have a great time while they are in New Orleans. That’s why we have performers applying from all over the US and even abroad,” says Kristen Evans, Fringe Executive Director.
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.