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B/L/ENDING FORMS

James Pack/ May 13, 2019/ Events/ 2 comments

An interactive, multi-disciplinary art experiment The Tucson Fringe Festival is seeking visual artists, performing artists (actors, singers, dancers, acrobats, jugglers, musicians, etc) and spoken word/poetry performers for an exciting new project that blends media in a unique and original display. Part art exhibit, part live interactive performance, this event seeks to create a conversation about how art forms can merge to create something greater than the sum of its parts. The exhibit / event will take place at Steinfeld Warehouse on Saturday July 20, 2019. How to Participate Visual Artists: Submit a portfolio or photo sample of your work, and an artist statement (max. 250 words) to info@tucsonfringe.org before June 5th. Up to 10 artists will be chosen to participate. Performing Artists: Submit a resume and artist statement describing your experience, your strengths, your process, your philosophy (250 words) to info@tucsonfringe.org before June 5th.  You may apply as a solo performer or in pairs. Solo performers may be paired. Up

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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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Venue Spotlight: BYOV Passé/Cirque Roots

James Pack/ January 8, 2019/ Venues/ 0 comments

  Our final venues for the 8th Tucson Fringe Theatre Festival are BYOV. BYOV is a fringe term meaning “Bring Your Own Venue.” One of many things the Fringe provides for artists are venues and liability insurance, but sometimes artists find their own venues to use or their act requires more stringent (and more expensive) insurance. They pay the costs for their venue instead of the festival. In most cases, this allows them more freedom with scheduling and use of space, but with greater financial risk. The risk mostly depends on what the venue asks for in return for using the space. This is the second year the Tucson Fringe Festival has hosted a BYOV performance and we are excited to continue bringing Tucson the finest in Fringe performance.  Our first BYOV is Passé. Located on the Historic Fourth Avenue since 2006, formerly known as Café Passé, the coffee house/bar has had many changes over the last 12 years. Passé

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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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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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