To Our Tucson Fringe Family (Performers, Audience, and Supporters)

James Pack/ July 9, 2020/ News/ 0 comments

When COVID-19 hit the US, and theaters all over the country shut down, the Tucson Fringe board felt strongly that we needed to continue our mission: to support performers, especially those who don’t have a regular stage to perform on, and to connect the community (performers with each other, audience with new performers, etc). We would just have to be creative about how we do it. We created plans early on and continued to discuss them through early June, but as the world changes week by week, even day by day, we found ourselves struggling to keep up. The murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahamud Arbery, George Floyd, and countless others has brought the Black Lives Matter movement to the forefront of the national and global conversation. With this came serious, tangible discussions surrounding our racist conditioning. As a board, we asked ourselves: are we adequately supporting diverse performers and connecting with all communities? And we realized that we had not

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Tucson Fringe is Here for You

James Pack/ April 28, 2020/ News/ 0 comments

Boy, do we miss you! Tucson Fringe has been laying low for awhile but we want you to know that we are still committed to supporting performing artists and the arts community in Tucson and we are still committed to providing performers with easily accessible ways to continue to produce new and exciting work, and for audiences of all kinds to have access to these new works.  Stay tuned for more info coming soon and please reach out to us if there are ways Tucson Fringe can help create opportunities for you to create and experience the performing arts.  Maryann GreenExecutive Director, Tucson Fringe Gretchen WirgesBoard President, Tucson Fringe

Click Here to See the Social Isolation Fringe Submissions:

Paola Garcia-Prieto/ March 17, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

To submit your own video, email tucsonfringe@gmail.com with you 2-4 minute video. The most popular videos will be put to a vote on social media and the winner will receive free registration to the 2021 Tucson Fringe Festival! We will be posting the first 20 submissions in this article and on our social media platforms as they come in! Submission #1“I’m Just Kidneying” submitted by Amanda Nicastro @Imjustkidneying Submission #2Stand Up by Jeremey Segal (Youtube) Submission #3 David Vick submitted Monologue from “Laughing Wild” by Christopher Durang Submission #4 Our very own James Pack submitted his original poem “Snowflake Requiem” from his newest book “Cats, Coffee, and Catharsis”

Covid-19 Updates: Announcing Social Isolation Fringe and Brew with the Bard Postponement

Paola Garcia-Prieto/ March 17, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

In order to keep our community safe, we are postponing our Brew with the Bard event (exact date TBD) and moving our auditions to online submission format. We will be accepting submissions until the end of March. Please record yourself performing a one-minute Shakespeare monologue. Please include your full name and what your ideal Shakespeare role would be. Email the video to katieanastasia@gmail.com, and we will keep you updated on rehearsal and performance dates. Additionally, since we’re all bored at home, MaryAnn had the brilliant idea to launch “Social Isolation Fringe!” Here is a video explanation from her: So as Maryann Green said, send us a 2-4 minute video of whatever you want, either through email (tucsonfringe@gmail.com) or social media using #SocialIsolationFringe! Submissions will be put to a vote and the winner will win free registration to Tucson Fringe Festival 2021! So if you’re feeling a bit stir crazy, we encourage you to share your talents with our followers! If you have

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