Fort Wayne Fringe Festival

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from January 31, 2013 until February 3, 2013

Location: Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.

Phone: 260-673-5380



Event Description

December 17, 2012 Updated Jan 7, 2013 at 11:23 AM EDT

Fort Wayne Fringe is proud to announce the premier performances of the first fringe performing arts festival in Fort Wayne. In partnership with Wunderkammer Company, the Fort Wayne Fringe festival will run from January 31st to February 3rd, and will feature the most dynamic performers from Fort Wayne, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Columbus, and Atlanta.

Fort Wayne Fringe is in its inaugural year, and will bring fresh, edgy performances to the city presented by contemporary artists from the Midwest and beyond. Based on already-successful festivals around the world, Fringe will provide a collage of performing art forms including contemporary dance, theatre, and music.
Fort Wayne Fringe seeks to give cutting edge artists a venue in which to perform.

Also unique is the format of the festival: 100-percent of ticket revenue will be returned to the performers. At $5 per show, audience members will have the opportunity to experience any or all of the 20 performances throughout the four-day festival.

Explaining the genesis of the festival, Jason Markzon, founder of Fort Wayne Fringe, observed that the performances evolved out of local artists desire to promote the city and region’s creative talent. When not fringing, Markzon is principal percussionist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
“This is an exciting opportunity for our community to experience a broad range of the region’s creative performing arts all in one long weekend,” he said.

Wunderkammer Company, a non-profit whose mission is to revitalize communities through contemporary arts, graciously provided a brand new venue at 3402 Fairfield Avenue, former location of iconic Southside restaurant Casa D’Angelo. What does Fringe mean to Fort Wayne? Dan Swartz, Board President of Wunderkammer Company says that “we see fringe performances as a symbol of a vibrant community, and a sign that we are growing into an arts community the likes of other Fringe cities like Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Cincinnati.”

Chicago resident, and Fort Wayne Fringe performer Joshua Kent notes that “the upcoming Fort Wayne Fringe Festival is proof that exciting and alternative arts programming need not be limited to the traditional art capitals. As an artist and a maker, I’m thrilled to be working with organizers who consider local community, while simultaneously maintaining a perspective beyond.”

When: Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2013
Performance Times: Th: 7:30p-11p
Fri: 7:00p-10:30p
Sat: 2:00p-10:30p
Sun: 12:45p-9:15p
Where: Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN
Tickets: $5/performance – 100% of ticket revenue is returned to the performers
Twitter: @fwfringe

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