A FringeArts presentation series
of Philadelphia artists

April–May 2020


Launched in spring 2019, FringeArts presents a series of new works from some of Philadelphia’s leading performers in High Pressure Fire Service, or HPFS for short. As an incubator providing rehearsal space, works-in-progress showings, onsite staff support and more, HPFS seeks to uplift the exceptional talent of Philadelphia’s rich performing arts community and curate a cohort of artists each year who are thinking deeply about socially relevant topics and pushing the limits of where art can take us. More information about our HPFS 2020 artists will be available soon!

High Pressure Fire Service 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.

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