New Orleans Fringe Festival

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Country and Region United StatesLouisiana
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Festival Contact Information

New Orleans Fringe Festival
New Orleans Fringe Inc.
732 France Street
New Orleans, LA 70117 USA
Phone: (01) 504-941-3640

Festival Description

The Festival is a forum for emerging and established performing artists to do their creative thing — whatever it is — at an annual multi-day, multi-venue event that is affordable and accessible to the community. The Festival provides the venue and the audience; the performers present their shows. Anything can be performed: we let the audiences decide what is excellent, astonishing or brilliantly insane. The festival features a diverse program of events that include: Drama, Comedy, Dance, Cabaret, Circus, Spoken Word, Puppetry, Opera, Improvisation, Multimedia, Musical Theatre, and more...

Festival Dates November 20- 24, 2013
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Festival Events:

Programming highlights 2012:
  • 24 “Fringe-Managed Venue” shows presented in six venues
    • Shadowbox Theatre - 2400 St. Claude Avenue
    • Mardi Gras Zone Warehouse - Architect Alley (Riverside)
    • Den of Muses - Architect Alley (Lakeside)
    • Marigny Opera House - 725 St. Ferdinand Street
    • Café Istanbul - 2372 St. Claude Avenue
    • The Old Firehouse (new this year!) - 718 Mandeville Street
  • The Fringe’s annual spoken word event
    • “Welcome the Fold”, at Sound Cafe (2700 Chartres Street)
  • 48 Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) shows
    • Presented at venues such as Zeitgeist, the Allways Lounge & Theatre, Michalopoulos Studio, Mudlark Public Theatre, Byrdie’s, John Paul’s and more.
  • The Free-For-All Tent
    • At the corner of Press and Dauphine in the Marigny which features Peep Show Previews, the Friday Night Tent Party with Rising Appalachia and Africa Brass, Busker’s Happy Hour, and the Fringe Trunk Show and Art Market.
  • Family Fringe
    • LOTS of free kids’ activities including dance performances, a hula hoop party, a bike repair workshops run by RHUBARB, open-mic event, puppet shows, an obstacle course and more.


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Practical Info:

Photo credits (in order of appearance):
  • Empty Nest Syndrome, Anne Burr Dance Company, New Orleans
  • Flight, ArtSpot Productions and Mondo Bizarro, New Orleans
  • Fringe Festival Logo
  • 7th Annual Le Chat Noir New Plays Festival, Carl Walker (Director), Pat Bourgeois, Gabrielle Reisman, New Orleans
  • Therese Raquin Desire, Project Y Theatre Company and N.O.T.E. co-production, New York City/New Orleans
  • Free Bukowski Poetry Reading, Dr. George C. Velour, New Orleans
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