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Philadelphia Artists. World Premieres.
March 1–June 8, 2019

Launched in spring 2019, FringeArts presents a series of world premieres from some of Philadelphia’s leading performers in a new festival titled High Pressure Fire Service. The lineup in 2019 addressed issues of representation, gender, accessibility, reproductive justice, and more through devised theater, comedy, and participatory play, and these new productions embodied the vast range and exceptional talent of Philadelphia’s rich performing arts community. More information about HPFS 2020 will be available this fall!

High Pressure Fire Service (HPFS) takes its name from FringeArts’ historic building, the first high pressure pump house in the country. Opened in 1903, the station pumped water from the Delaware River to fire hydrants across Philadelphia, connecting the city and helping it grow and thrive. This history of creativity and connectivity is at the very heart of the High Pressure Fire Service festival.

Support for High Pressure Fire Service has been provided by the Wyncote Foundation.

Read more about HPFS 2019 on the FringeArts Blog. You can check out our HPFS Splash series where our HPFS artists shared insights about their shows, local inspirations, and living in Philly. You can also learn more about the connections HPFS 2019 artists had in Who’s Who in High Pressure Fire Service, part one, and Who’s Who in High Pressure Fire Service, part two!

Support for HPFS

has been provided by the Wyncote Foundation

2019 Shows

A Fierce Kind of Love

Written by Suli Holum, Directed by David Bradley, Produced by the Institute on Disabilities, Temple University
Part of High Pressure Fire Service

March 1 - March 3

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The Appointment

Lightning Rod Special
Part of High Pressure Fire Service

March 20 - March 31

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Broccoli, Roosevelt and Mr. House!

The Berserker Residents
Part of High Pressure Fire Service

April 12 - April 14

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A Hard Time

Pig Iron Theatre Company
Part of High Pressure Fire Service

May 1 - May 12

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THE SINCERITY PROJECT #3 (2019)

Team Sunshine Performance Corporation
Part of High Pressure Fire Service

June 4 - June 8

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2019 High Pressure Fire Service

Circuit City

Written by Camae Ayewa, Music by Moor Mother
Part of High Pressure Fire Service and XPN Welcomes

June 20 - June 22

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2019 High Pressure Fire Service

Navigating the 2020 Fringe Festival

Have questions about digital works and how to experience this year's Festival? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and How-To Guides for different digital platforms.

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