How to Support Fringe

James Pack/ December 29, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The Tucson Fringe Performing Arts Festival would not survive without the support from the Tucson Community and the Performing Arts Community around the world. We have had several artists from other countries over the years and we hope to have many more. As the festival grows, our need for support grows. Here a just a few ways you can show your support and help keep the performing arts alive in Tucson. Attend the Festival There is not easier way to support the festival than to attend the festival. It happens each year in the middle of January in Downtown Tucson. There are always multiple local venues and several artists with multiple shows during that weekend. You aren’t just supporting the performing arts, you are supporting local businesses as well. Think of it like getting two bottles from a vending machine for the price of one. Then of course follow and like us on all the social medias: @tucsonfringe. Volunteer We

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Venue Spotlight: Tucson Improv Movement (TIM)

James Pack/ December 23, 2018/ Venues/ 0 comments

We have another venue for the 8th Tucson Fringe Festival. Tucson Improv Movement was kind enough to help us in a jam. About six weeks before the festival, one of our venues announced they were closing on January 1. Two shows had lost their venue. We began plotting ideas and brainstorming replacement venues we could use. We discussed squeezing shows into other venues and even considered using the Fringe Lounge for those shows. It was a stressful couple of weeks, and we weren’t sure if we would find another venue in enough time. Tucson Improv Movement came to the rescue and offered their space. We are forever grateful and the two shows in questions are comedy shows and this fits what TIM offers. So, what does TIM do? Tucson Improv Movement offers classes and shows in improvisation. They strive to be the premier comedy destination for the city of Tucson. And they don’t just focus on improvisation. They offer classes

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What’s New with Fringe?

James Pack/ December 18, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The festival has grown exponentially over the years and each year brings something new and different. Sometimes there is a new venue, a new genre of artist, or a mix of multiple things. Last year we hosted our first Bring Your Own Venue and, we were so pleased with the results, we have two this year. We have a record number of venues this year and the logistics alone are frustrating. Besides a new string of shows and artists, what’s new for the 2019 Tucson Fringe Festival? What are the most significant changes? Visual Fringe This is the first year we are featuring a visual art element. Many Fringe Festival include visual art such as photography and painting and Tucson Fringe wanted to feature these artists as well. During the festival weekend, artists will have their work featured at the Steinfeld Warehouse for audiences to view in between performances. Each artist will have a two-foot by two-foot wall space to

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Venue Spotlight: Studio ONE

James Pack/ December 11, 2018/ Venues/ 0 comments

The next featured venue for the Tucson Fringe Festival is Studio ONE. Their Facebook Page is titled “Studio ONE A Space for Art and Activism. They view themselves as a space for contemporary visual, video, and performance art and theatre. As their title on Facebook suggests, they seek to highlight social justice issues. They have participated in several art showings for immigration and transgender issues, just to name a few. It is a small, intimate venue giving the artists the opportunity to connect with audiences. Here’s what some people have said about the space. “Studio ONE is an eclectic space that is able to transform into anything you can envision. I enjoy how adaptable the space is and how flexible the owner is. The location is also extremely convenient. I definitely recommend renting this studio for any art exhibitions or small events!” “Studio ONE showcases some wonderful artists and hosts as a venue intriguing and enjoyable events. Downtown Tucson and

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