Go Deeper Digital Toolkit: Being/With

Digital Toolkit: Being/With

Posted August 27th, 2020

In an ordinary non-pandemic Fringe Festival season, FringeArts would be reaching out to audiences and encouraging them to come to contextual programming for all of the Curated performances at our Fringe Festival Bookstore. Last year, in the 2019 Fringe Festival, our bookstore was a partnership with Head House Books and sited at Cherry Street Pier. We put up installations, brought folks together for artist talks, and filled the small pop-up bookstore with sources our artists found particularly inspirational to the creation of their pieces.

For obvious reasons, we’re unable to do that this year. But we didn’t want to keep audiences from the opportunity of digging deeper into the intriguing contextual source material and inspiration our artists used as they created and pivoted their pieces from live works to online or socially distant performances.

On most show pages, under the Contextual Programming tab, you will find links to blog posts like this that include artist-curated sources you can download, watch, listen to, or buy to deepen your understanding of the show’s themes. Browse at your leisure, and make sure to tag @FringeArts on social media with your thoughts!

Being/With – Digital Toolkit


“Wade in the Water” by Tracy K. Smith for the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters


“Water in Love” by Ed Bok Lee


“Walking Water” by Wyatt Townley


How the Internet Travels Across Oceans by Adam Satariano for the New York Times


10 Facts About the Internet’s Undersea Cables by David Brown for Mental Floss


The Global Internet is Powered by Vast Undersea Cables. But They’re Vulnerable by James Griffith for CNN


The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers by Bhanu Kapil


My Body, the Buddhist by Deborah Hay


Reflections on Body of Text by Ellen Chenoweth



On Narcissus from Ancient History Encyclopedia



Nichole Canuso on Happy Hour on the Fringe