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Tucson Fringe Theater Festival
January 15 - January 17| $12
The Tucson Fringe Theater Festival enthusiastically announces its quinary efforts. The fifth annual festival, running at 4 venues in downtown Tucson and 4th avenue, will be our biggest, baddest festival yet. For the first time in Fringe history, we held a lottery to select the artists and we are presenting 17 of the 27 who applied. We have performers from Italy, San Francisco, San Diego, and of course, Tucson! There will be 17 performers in 46 shows over the course of 3 days! Ranging from clowning to marijuana and self-exploration to rock-and-roll, this year’s fringe truly has something for every audience member! Also, this year, we are introducing an audience choice award–Who will win “Best of Tucson Fringe”? For a complete list and more thorough descriptions of the shows, please see additional attachment or visit our website: www.tucsonfringe.org.
When: January 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2016
Where: Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.
Fluxx Gallery, 414 E. 9th St.
ZUZI!, 738 N. 5th Ave.
Flycatcher, 360 E. 6th St.
How much: $2 Fringe Admission Button (one-time charge) + $10 for single ticket, $15 for two tickets, $80 (presale) to see all 17 shows!
About Tucson Fringe
The Tucson Fringe Festival is an unjuried, uncensored performing arts festival founded in 2011 by Sara Tiffany and Yassi Jahanmir. Following international fringe tenets, the festival provides artists with low-risk, low-cost opportunities to perform by using economies of scale to reduce venue rental costs and by taking 0% of the artist’s earnings. Additionally, the festival also provides the Tucson arts community with avant-garde, non-traditional performing arts at very low ticket prices. Finally, the festival does not curate or select the performances, maintaining an environment in which everyone and anyone can perform. This ensures that underrepresented artistic voices are championed in our community.
In the four years of festival operation, Tucson Fringe Festival has provided the means for 28 artists to produce 59 performances in 6 downtown venues to 1,600 audience members. In four years, Fringe has returned over $10,000 to the artists. Visit www.tucsonfringe.org for more information.
About The Fringe Concept
In 1947, a group of eight theatre groups showed up uninvited to the Edinburgh International Festival and performed, literally, on the fringes of the festival. Since then, Fringe Festivals have cropped up all over the world, including in every major city in the United States. While no one body owns the name Fringe or governs the festivals, the concept is the same from city to city – provide a low-cost opportunity for artists to take risks and cultivate a forum for expression of the arts specific to the community in which it is created.