Tag Archives: Fringe

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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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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Playwrights’ Round Table looking for new scripts

Playwrights’ Round Table needs new scripts for its annual John Goring Memorial One-Act Fest and for Fringe 2012. Here are the guidelines and further info:

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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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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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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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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 orlandofringe.org.

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 orlandofringe.org, and tickets to the other two shows are supposed to be on sale by 10 a.m. Friday May 27.

‘Bitches’ to move to Parliament House for Gay Days

Lisa Sleeper and Robyn Scrivener in 'Bitches of the Kingdom!'

The Oops Guys’ Bitches of the Kingdom!, probably the biggest hit at this year’s Fringe, already has a follow-up date — June 3 and 4 at the Parliament House for Gay Days.

Here’s the full info from presenter Michael Wanzie:

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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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Wednesday’s news from the Fringe

Fringe is in full swing, with what seem like hordes of theatergoers descending on Loch Haven Park every night. So here’s a compendium of Fringe news from the festival’s George Wallace, beginning with a list of shows that have had sold-out performances. If you’re planning to go to one of these shows, or any other, get your tickets early! They’re available online or at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center and Orlando Repertory Theatre in Loch Haven Park.

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Wayburn and Didi want to help you out

Didi Panache (Douglas McGeoch) and Wayburn Sassy (Dewey Chaffee)

Dewey Chaffee and Douglas McGeoch, creators of the Fringe’s celebrated characters Wayburn Sassy and Didi Panache (and this year’s Winifred and Gerald), have a nice idea to help out other potential Fringe participants.

They’re creating a scholarship fund for new Fringe performers. Here’s the announcement from Dewey:

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Looking for Fringe reviews? They’re here.

For those of you who subscribe to this blog, I realized over the weekend that my Fringe reviews aren’t coming to you in the normal way. It’s not interesting enough to explain in full, but the technicalities of the website don’t allow for the email that should be coming to you when I post each new review.

So if you’re interested in reading my Fringe reviews (there are 19 there now, and six or seven more to come before the end of the day), just go to my home page and look down the column on the right-hand side. You’ll see all the Fringe reviews listed there. Happy reading!

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Fringe still needs volunteers

The Fringe may be in full force tonight, but volunteer coordinator Jackie Martinez still needs help. Here’s a note from her with a list of volunteer slots to be filled:

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Visual Fringe to display more than 100 pieces of art

Visual Fringe, the visual-art aspect of the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, has been installed and will open Wednesday night with 128 works of art, most of them for sale. The exhibit will be in and around the Patrons’ Room at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park.

Here’s a brief explanation of Visual Fringe, followed by a list of the artwork for sale:

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The Fringe waxes poetic

Fringe fans who appreciate the word — and don’t we all? — may have already made the acquaintance of the festival’s poetry offerings. (It’s hard to sit in the beer tent on a Saturday night and not be part of the proceedings.)

But for those of you who may have missed it, here’s a guide to the Fringe’s poetry circuit — the Poetry Smackdown, the Toast-Off and the Fringe Poetry Vending Machine. The description comes from Tod Caviness, my friend and former Sentinel colleague, who makes much of this happen:

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