Category Archives: Theater festivals

Fringe posts requirements for new producer

The Orlando Fringe, in case you haven’t heard, is looking for a new producer. Here’s the job description for anyone who’s interested in applying:

Position: Festival Producer
Status: Contract, 9‐months seasonal
Reports to: Board of Directors
Compensation: $30,000 ‐ $35,000

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Orlando Fringe names 2011-2012 board

Here’s a look at the board for the upcoming year at the Fringe:

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Fringe announces all kinds of things

Seems like the Fringe just ended, but general manager George Wallace has all kinds of stuff, small and large, planned for future months — fundraisers, happy hours and so on. The Fringe lottery will be held in November, with artist applications available Sept. 1. And the Fringe is hot on the trail of a new executive producer. George tells you all about that and more, so keep reading:

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Chris Leavy aims to take Manhattan (and K.C.)

Christopher Leavy

Send your best leg-breaking thoughts to singer-pianist Chris Leavy, who’s taking his hit Fringe show I’m Just Not That Gay to New York July 13 and then on to the Kansas City Fringe July 22-29.

Here are the details:

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PlayFest submission deadline is coming up

Just a reminder that the deadline is fast approaching for this fall’s PlayFest 2.0 at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. It’s a new, shortened version of the new-play festival, and here, once again, are the submission guidelines:

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Orlando Improv Festival announces headliner

A group from ImprovOlympic in Chicago, 3033, will headline the Orlando Improv Festival in September.

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Another good year for Fringe, by the numbers

Orlando’s Fringe Festival sold more than 2,200 show tickets than it did in 2010, producing artistic director Beth Marshall announced today. The numbers of tickets sold — 20,139  — was almost equal to the number sold in 2008, still the biggest year for the Fringe.

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Final, final results of Visual Fringe

Here are the final (yes, really) numbers from the Visual Fringe, which wound up selling 33 works of art, more than a quarter of what was on display at Lowndes Shakespeare Center during the course of the 13-day Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival.

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From the Fringe: (Almost) final count of sold-out shows

From Fringe producing artistic director Beth Marshall, her count of the Fringe’s sold-out shows (missing some of the Patrons’ Pick shows that may sell out today but haven’t yet). Congrats to all involved!:

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Visual Fringe sells a bunch of artwork

Congratulations to Anna McCambridge-Thomas, who is bowing out after nine years as the head of the Visual Fringe. Here’s a list of the 31 pieces of art sold through this year’s Visual Fringe — about a fourth of all it had on display:

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Marshall to leave Fringe

Beth Marshall, producing artistic director of the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, announced Sunday night she is leaving the Fringe immediately to devote herself to producing theater.

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Final Patrons’ Pick show chosen

One last Patrons’ Pick show has been chosen at the Orlando Fringe — Punch and Judy Presents Grand Guignol Puppet Theatre, which will have an extra performance in the brown venue at 725 p.m. Monday May 30.

For the full lineup of Patrons’ Pick shows, click here.

At Fringe: More Patrons’ Picks

Here are two more Patrons’ Picks — Fringe shows that will have an additional performance Monday May 30 because they outsold every other show in their venues:

  • Silver venue: 13, the Musical, 12:45 p.m.
  • Pink venue: I Love You Because, 1:15 p.m.

Fringe announces another Patrons’ Pick (and a lot of sell-outs)

David Lee’s Thom Pain (based on nothing), by playwright Will Eno, has been added to the Patrons’ Pick shows at the Orlando Fringe. It will have an additional performance at 3:45 p.m. Monday May 30 in the yellow venue (the Goldman Theater).

Also, congrats to all the folks who made possible shows with sell-out crowds:

Fringe plans Sunday-night graduation party

Fringe is still in full swing on its final weekend, but the Sunday-night “graduation party” — the awards show — is rapidly approaching.

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Three more Patrons’ Pick shows announced

Here’s news on three more Patrons’ Pick shows for Monday May 30:

  • Onomatopoeia, red venue, 5:30 p.m.
  • Doctor WHOse Line Is It Anyway?, Patrons’ Room, 6:45 p.m.
  • Captain Discovery: The Edible Musical, Jamie Mykins Theater (closet next to Studio C), shows by request and by donation from 1-5 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at

Radio Rickshaw plans live show at Fringe

For Fringers sitting around with no shows to see on Friday night (that’s tonight, in case you’ve lost track), here’s an alternative: Radio Rickshaw’s live show, to be recorded 6-30-7:30 p.m. from the Outdoor Stage.

Here’s more:

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More on Patrons’ Picks:

We now have three Patrons’ Picks announced for the Fringe. Here are the shows and the times for their additional performance Monday May 30:

  • Dog Powered Robot and the History of the Future, 11:30 a.m., green venue
  • My Monster, 2:30 p.m., blue venue
  • Bitches of the Kingdom!, 8:30 p.m., orange venue

Tickets for Bitches of the Kingdom! are on sale at, and tickets to the other two shows are supposed to be on sale by 10 a.m. Friday May 27.

Another Patrons’ Pick …

'Dog Powered Robot' (photo by Kristen Wheeler, KHphotographics)

This just in (I love to say that):

Dog Powered Robot and the History of the Future is Patrons’ Pick in the green venue and will have an extra performance Monday May 30. No word yet on the time of that performance. I’ll let you know.

At Fringe: And the Patrons’ Picks’ are …

Brittany Berkowitz LeNoir in 'Bitches of the Kingdom!'

Well, the first one, anyway, and it’s no surprise. The Oops Guys’ Bitches of the Kingdom! has won the Patrons’ Pick Award in the orange venue.

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