20 productions from six states to participate in 4th annual edition of festival
The Atlanta Fringe Festival is excited to announce the lineup for the second annual edition of the festival, set to run June 4 through June 7, 2015. The productions run a wild gamut, from family-friendly cabaret to puppetry, modern dance, aerial acrobatics, satirical comedy and everything in between.
|Production Company||Show Name||Address||Type of Show|
|Baby Ears||Woody vs. Mia vs. Gwyneth vs. Coldplay||Decatur, GA||Theatre|
|Beaux-Noire Productions||Mind State||Lithonia, GA||Comedy|
|Canticle Ensemble||Song of Solomon||Stone Mountain, GA||Devised experimental theater|
|Ch’an Press||An Incomplete (Sex) Education||Washington DC||Spoken word/storytelling|
|Dark Penguin Productions||Rocky Horror Picture Show||Clarkston, GA||Aerial theater|
|Domestic Wreck Company||My Year of Living Anxiously||Encinitas, CA||Solo|
|Dreamcatcher Entertainment||Smoking Gun||Atlanta, GA||Theater|
|Gris Gris Strut||New Orleans City Park||New Orleans, LA||Dance|
|GTM Entertainment||Hip Hop in Wonderland||Atlanta, GA||Dance/singing/ hip hop|
|Han Dance Collective||Interchange and Exchange||Greenwood, SC||Modern/contemporary dance|
|Hot Toddies Cabaret||Les Contes Toddie: Une Cour Innocente de la Lune (The Toddie Tales: A Courtship of the Moon)||Atlanta, GA||Cabaret/ variety|
|Liberal Eye Productions||Prison Monologues||Fayetteville, GA||Theatre|
|Lowcountry Productions||Almost Home||Savannah, GA||Cabaret/ variety|
|Lyrric Cosby Jackson Dance Project||Glory||Atlanta, GA||Dance-modern contemporary ballet, with live musicians|
|Dorothy Jean Kirk||The Kotex Diaries||Tryon, NC||Spoken word/storytelling|
|Puppets Playing Pretend||Flying Without Feathers||Decatur, GA||Puppetry|
|Raised by Wolves Productions, LLC||Round and Round||Doraville, GA||Comedy/ drama|
|Roots Dance Project||TBA||Atlanta, GA||Contemporary/classical dance|
|The KSU Tellers||Stories from Planet Earth||Marietta, GA||Storytelling/ comedy|
|Twinhead Theatre||TBA||Atlanta, GA||Comedy|
Per Festival’s tradition, the 20 productions were selected via random, unjuried lottery — literally pulled out of a hat — from a pool of over 40 submissions from 9 different states. This year’s lineup, with many productions based right here in the Atlanta area, features 8 companies returning for their second and in some cases third trip to the festival. This year’s venues, all located in East Atlanta, include 7 Stages (returning as the Festival’s headquarters), the Highland Ballroom, the Montessori In Town and the Marianna event space at Wrecking Bar Brewpub.
“We were overwhelmed to see so many companies from all over the country submitting this year, especially with so many familiar faces among them,” says Festival Executive Director Diana Brown. “We think it shows that our mission of building a community is really starting to take hold. People know we’re a safe, fun place to just go for it and try something new and awesome in front of a supportive crowd.”
The new lineup will be celebrated, with previews from some of this year’s performers, at the Fringe’s annual Reveal Party. This year’s celebration will take place at Mary’s in East Atlanta Village on Thursday February 26 (featured artists TBA.) Submissions remain open for Fringe Audio, AFF’s podcasting network that will stream free audio performances throughout the festival, can can be made via AtlantaFringe.org.
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