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Tucson Fringe Festival Will Offer ASL Interpreted Shows

Paola Garcia-Prieto/ January 4, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

For the first time in our nine year history, we are excited to announce that we will be featuring ASL interpreters at nine of our performances! Thanks to eight amazing volunteers we are able to bring part of the Tucson Fringe Festival to our Deaf, HoH, and signing community. Next year we hope to have a whole day of our festival with AS:  All ASL interpreted performances will take place Friday Jan 10th and Saturday Jan 11th. Below are descriptions of five pieces along with the ASL interpreted show times.   Died in a Trailer Park/Woke up a MermaidASL Interpreted performances:Friday 6p-7pm @ Steinfeld Warehouse – 101 W 6th StSaturday 9p-10p @ Steinfeld Warehouse “Storyteller Ariel Leaf may have been murdered, but that didn’t stop her from living under the Washington Ave. Bridge, having sex in trailer parks, accidentally smoking crack, or unintentionally hitchhiking through Wales.” House of Hope – Esperanza Dance ProjectASL Interpreted performances:Friday 9pm-10pm @ ATC’s Cabaret – 330 S. Scott

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Venue Spotlight: The Screening Room

Paola Garcia-Prieto/ December 23, 2019/ Venues/ 0 comments

The next venue for the 9th Tucson Fringe Festival is The Screening Room. Used during the first and sixth year and eight year 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

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Venue Spotlight: Studio One

Paola Garcia-Prieto/ December 2, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 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 hosted several visual and performing art shows related to social issues such as immigration and transgender rights, just to name a couple. It is a small, intimate venue giving the artists the opportunity to connect with audiences. TucsonFringe is proud to share Studio ONE’s mission for arts activism, and we hope to continue breaking boundaries in theatre with the help of such venues. 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

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Venue Spotlight: Steinfeld Warehouse

Paola Garcia-Prieto/ November 25, 2019/ Venues/ 0 comments

The first venue on our spotlight series this year is dedicated to the Steinfeld Warehouse. This is the third year the Fringe has used the Steinfeld Warehouse and we are happy to include a piece of Tucson 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 Department

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Tickets Now On Sale

James Pack/ November 15, 2019/ Events, News/ 0 comments

Tickets and passes for the 2020 Tucson Fringe Festival are available in our online store. As always, tickets are only $10 each for every show in the festival. All ticket proceeds go directly to the artists. Everyone is required to have a Fringe Button to attend any shows during the festival. Buttons are only $3, and you only need to buy one button per person during the entire festival. Learn more about each of our shows on our 2020 Festival Shows Page. Fill out the form on our Contact Page if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Purchase Tickets Now Ticket preorders are available until Thursday, January 9, 2020. Be sure to visit Bookmans Midtown and Bookmans East from 12pm to 6pm on that Thursday to see short previews of many of our shows. We will also have a 2-Minute Preview Party Thursday night at Café Passé where all our shows will feature 2 minutes from their show. We’ll

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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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