The Scranton Fringe Festival, dedicated to creating a bold and engaging platform for creative and thought-provoking art with minimal risk to artist and audience, is set for Sept. 29 to Oct. 2.
Regional as well as touring artists will be welcomed to present work with no censorship placed on content or artistic expression while striving to promote Scranton as a viable and creative environment.
The Scranton Fringe Festival is held annually across four days in multiple venues throughout downtown Scranton. Theatre, music, dance, film, comedy, puppetry and every other sort of performing-arts-production you can imagine are welcomed on the fringe. The festival is kept accessible and affordable for artists (no application fees, little to no production fees) and audiences (special free programming, affordable tickets, hopper passes, etc).
Scranton Fringe was co-founded by Conor O’Brien, current executive director, and Elizabeth Bohan, current managing director. The 2016 Board of Directors also includes: Attorney Frank Blasi, Lorrie Loughney, Chantel Mitchell, Camille Reinecke, Kim Pane and Melissa Careista. Scranton Fringe Festival’s mission is deemed non-profit.
Scranton Fringe celebrated its first festival in October 2015 to great success. With 47 productions spanning nearly 100 individual performances, and approximately 3,000 in attendance, Scranton Fringe has proven itself to be a major event in the cultural landscape of NEPA.
For information on the schedule and venues, go to http://www.scrantonfringe.org