New York International Fringe Festival Returns For 20th Anniversary

The New York International Fringe Festival returns for its 20th year on August 12th. This year’s lineup features 200 shows in 16 days and showcases theater and dance companies from all around the globe. The 1,100 performances includes varying art forms ranging from vaudeville, opera and dance to performance art, multimedia and stand-up comedy.

FringeNYC is considered to be one the largest multi-arts festivals in North America and includes special ‘Fringe’ events for kids (FringeJR), for high schoolers (FringeHIGH) and for outdoor lovers (FringeAL FRESCO). Visit this link for the full list.

Four different theaters at The Clemente (107 Suffolk St.) will be hosting shows and there are numerous venues participating throughout the East Village.

Shows will run through August 24th | Tickets $18 | Visit the website for a full list of shows


FringeNYC Kicks Off its 16th Year

Sixteen years ago, Elena K. Holy had a dilemma. Her young theater company had drawn some recognition for its production of Brian Parks’ Americana Absurdum — so much so that supporters were urging her to take it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The problem was, the troupe couldn’t afford the trip.
Then came the brainstorm that’s now known as “the Great Head Thunker.”

“We quickly realized we didn’t have the money to get to Scotland,” Holy said. “Then, suddenly we thought, ‘Wait a minute! Why not do a festival in New York?” With that realization, the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) was born.