Tag Archives: Fringe

Applications Are Closed

James Pack/ September 2, 2019/ News/ 0 comments

Applications for the 2020 Tucson Fringe Festival closed last night. We finished with a total of 61 applicants from all over the country and we even had a couple from outside the country. We had many from Tucson, home of the festival, as well. The next step in the process is for us to choose the performers for the festival. Of the 61 applicants, only 20 will be chosen to perform in the festival. What is our process for deciding who is chosen for the festival? We draw names from a hat! To keep things fair and unbiased. Our Lottery Party is this Thursday, September 5 at 7pm. We will be at Tap & Bottle, 403 N 6thAve, Tucson, AZ, 85705. Anyone who applied for the festival is welcome to attend. Anyone attending the Fringe event will receive $1 off draft beer. Be sure to tip and thank your bartender during the event. If you are not in Tucson, we

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Performance Applications Ending Soon

James Pack/ August 26, 2019/ News/ 0 comments

This is the last week to apply to perform with the Tucson Fringe Festival. Applications end this Sunday, September 1. Remember, if you apply today but haven’t fully developed your show idea, you will have four months after the drawing to figure it out. Some shows change their titles in that four-month period. Some completely change what their show is about. The purpose of the application is to get your name in the hat. So, if you’re feeling apprehensive or unsure of yourself, fill out the application anyway. You’ll help a local non-profit and you’ll have the opportunity to show Tucson your creative work. Apply Here! Our next event is the Lottery Party on Thursday, September 5. We will draw names from a hat to choose which shows will be in the 2020 Tucson Fringe Festival happening January 9-12, 2020. Like our Facebook Page to see the live video of the drawing from any country that has internet. We encourage

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Applications Now Open

James Pack/ July 1, 2019/ Events, News/ 0 comments

Performance applications are now open for the 2020 Tucson Fringe Festival. Applications are open from July 1 to September 1, 2019. The 2020 Tucson Fringe Festival is January 9-12, 2020. Details about the application are on our Performance Application Page. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to apply. We especially look for underrepresented groups in theatre. This may include people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and non-traditional theatrical performances. This is the ninth year for the Tucson Fringe Festival and every year gets bigger and better. Venues and the festival schedule are announced in the fall. Can’t wait until January to get your fringe fix? Be sure to check out our next event B/LENDING FORMS on July 20, 2019 at the Steinfeld Warehouse. Find more details on the B/LENDING FORMS Event Page. We will hold our lottery party, in which we draw names from a hat to choose which shows are in the upcoming festival in January. The Lottery Party is on

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5th Annual Beer with the Bard

James Pack/ April 14, 2019/ Events/ 0 comments

It’s the time of year again when the Tucson Fringe Festival celebrates the birthday of William Shakespeare. Every year on a weekend close to April 23, we host the Beer with the Bard Pub Crawl. We find a few different venues around Tucson that will host some Shakespeare inspired performances. Sometimes there are scenes from his plays and other times there are fun performances like the entirety of Romeo and Juliet in 10 minutes. Each venue has a different performance and we often have three or four venues along the crawl. This year’s crawl is happening Sunday, April 28, 2019. This year we start off at Sky Bar on the corner of fifth street and fourth avenue. This is where presold tickets are retrieved, and other tickets can be purchased along with other fun items. We then move down the avenue to Passé-Bar/Café for another performance. We finish off the crawl down fourth avenue further south at The Boxyard, fourth

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10 Things to Consider When Attending Fringe

James Pack/ January 4, 2019/ News/ 0 comments

As the 8thTucson Fringe Festival approaches, there are a few things you should keep in mind if you plan to attend. After seven years, we’ve picked up of few ideas to help make your experience better and to help eliminate at least some confusion during the festival. Buying tickets to shows in advance is helpful, but sometimes it’s difficult to decide which shows to watch based on only a photo and a short description. Day Passes and All Access Passes are available to help. Buy these in advance then choose what shows to see during the festival and you won’t have to worry about paying. You only need to show your pass to the Box Office Person and they’ll send you through making things easier on everyone. Buy Tickets and Passes Here! 1. Buttons are required; Passes include buttons Why do you need a button? It’s like a carnival. You pay to get into the carnival then you pay to

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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: Steinfeld Warehouse

James Pack/ November 26, 2018/ Venues/ 0 comments

The next venue for the 8th Tucson Fringe Festival is the Steinfeld Warehouse. This is the second year the Fringe has used the Steinfeld Warehouse and we are happy to include a piece of real history to the festival. The warehouse is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest surviving warehouse in downtown Tucson. Built in 1907 for Albert Steinfeld & Co by architects David and Jesse Holmes who managed many other building projects for Steinfeld as well as for the University of Arizona in the early days of the territory. “The warehouse stands today as an early example of Victorian Commercial architecture, complete with corbelled brick details, segmented arches above door and window openings, and a 1920s-era storefront addition with two-tone, wire-cut faced brick and cast stone.” (“Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center.” Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center, Warehouse Arts Management Organization, 2010, www.wamotucson.org/Steinfeld-Warehouse-Community-Arts-Center.) Albert Steinfeld owned many businesses in Tucson with his most successful being Steinfeld’s

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Venue Spotlight: The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre

James Pack/ November 12, 2018/ Venues/ 0 comments

The next venue for the 8thTucson Fringe Festival is The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre. This is the second year the Fringe has used S&S and it is an intimate space with all the needs a performer may desire. Currently in its second season since its grand opening, this 30-seat performance space is perfect for all our fringe-y needs. As the newest edition to the live performance community in Tucson, The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre is already making waves. What’s the story behind this new space and how did it come to be? The theatre space is the brainchild of two tech entrepreneurs, Bryan and Elizabeth Falcón. Not only did they start the new nonprofit theatre they also helped renovate the Zuzi Theatre space, a past fringe venue. Their goal is to help connect audiences to the human condition. “Coming out of the election season in 2016, we began to see cultural narratives at war with each other. Given the current

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Tickets Are Available

James Pack/ November 5, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Tickets for the 8thAnnual Tucson Fringe Festival in January 2019 are on sale. Visit our Shop to purchase tickets, passes, or just to donate a small amount to the Fringe, a non-profit organization. We also have the festival schedule and venue information as well as descriptions of all our shows on the 2019 Festival Page under our events section. This is an exciting time for you to make advanced purchases before we sell out and the busy time for us as we begin our advertising and send our program layouts to the printers. Some of us at the Fringe will not sleep for the next 8 weeks. You do not have to purchase tickets right away, but we would be extremely grateful if you could share festival information with your friends, coworkers, and those people you don’t like that much. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram: @tucsonfringe. Share our website and just have a conversation about great theatre here

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Venue Spotlight: The Screening Room

James Pack/ October 30, 2018/ Venues/ 0 comments

The next venue for the 8th Tucson Fringe Festival is The Screening Room. Used during the first and sixth years of the festival, The Screening Room has added its unique history to the Fringe. The neon marquee sets it apart from most businesses along Congress Street and helps recognize it as an entertainment venue. The building’s history holds a lot of mystery. Despite hours of research, there are still several decades which hold no evidence as to how the building was used. Built in 1912, nothing is known of its use until the 1940s. For almost four decades, the site was known as Karl’s Shoe Store, a national chain. The owner was Harold Karl who was the second husband of Debbie Reynolds, star of stage and screen. After his death in the early 1980’s, it is rumored the building became a shot gun store as a front for a punk rock club called “The Dangerzone” but sources list the address as

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