Fringe Festival

Fringe Festival

3 weeks. 1000+ performances. A city alive with contemporary art.

September 5–22, 2019

The Philadelphia Fringe Festival is a 3-week long, city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance. Each September, the Festival explodes into every nook and cranny in neighborhoods across Philadelphia with more than 1,000 artistically daring performances, including national and international performances curated by FringeArts, and works that are produced by independent artists and promoted by FringeArts. The party continues late night, every night, with music, food and drink at the FringeArts center on the Delaware River waterfront. This vast assemblage of curated and self-produced innovators offers an unparalleled opportunity to see a cross section of the world’s greatest experimenters at one time, in one city.

Our 2019 Curated Fringe Festival lineup is now on sale. The full lineup of Independently Produced Fringe Festival shows and additional Festival events will be announced later this summer.

Check out our podcast episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe with Artistic Producers Zach Blackwood and Katy Dammers to learn more about the themes of the 2019 Fringe Festival, some of the exciting events happening, and the return of the Fringe Festival Bookstore!

You can also listen to our Happy Hour on the Fringe episode with two of our FringeArts Ambassadors to hear about some of the independent shows they’re excited to see this year and get some recommendations for yourself!

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Another Agatha: a myth of perception

Another Agatha: a myth of perception

Migration Theory September 17–19, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Happy Days

Happy Days

SpArc Services September 17, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Life and Times – Episode 7

Life and Times – Episode 7

Nature Theater of Oklahoma September 17, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival 

A companion piece to Pursuit of Happiness

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Medusa Volution

Medusa Volution

Samieva Theater Company September 17–20, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Cynthia Hopkins and Wit López, hosted by Eric Jaffe September 17, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Everybody Loves Each Other These Days

Everybody Loves Each Other These Days

Nathan Crawford / Philly Improv Theater September 18–21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Fringe Festival Quizzo

Fringe Festival Quizzo

Hosted by Jack O'Keefe, Terry Brennan, Elba Hevia y Vaca, and Greer Cohen

September 18, 2019 Bring friends, answer questions, win prizes. Philly’s favorite bar trivia game gets Fringey. Fringe Festival Quizzo rounds will each feature a...

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Prestige Drama

Prestige Drama

Good Good Comedy Theatre September 18–21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Beyond The Light

Beyond The Light

Pantea Productions September 18–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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¡Que Ridículo!

¡Que Ridículo!

¿Qué? / Philly Improv Theater September 18–21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

bb Basura, Malachi Lily, Topsy Pendejo (Eppchez) and Sabrina Pantal, hosted by Cookie Diorio September 18, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Between

Between

ENAensemble September 19–21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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B. Franklin: Words Matter

B. Franklin: Words Matter

Albert Sherman September 19, 20, 21 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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12 Chairs

12 Chairs

Juniper Productions September 19, 20, 21 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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La Bolivianita

La Bolivianita

Elba Hevia y Vaca/Pasión y Arte September 19–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Un Poyo Rojo

Un Poyo Rojo

Un Poyo Rojo September 19–21, 2019

Sport. Sexuality. Humor. Charismatic Argentinian duo Un Poyo Pojo explores the range of possible relationships among men.

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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The Insanity of Mary Girard

The Insanity of Mary Girard

Allens Lane Theater September 19–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Tubey Frank’s Variety for WOAR

September 19–22, 2019

Thank you for your interest in this 2019 Fringe Festival show! Unfortunately, due to a variety of reasons, this show will not participate in...

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Translation: Cracking the Girl Code

Translation: Cracking the Girl Code

267 Productions Co. September 19 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar
254 S 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States

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See Amid The Winter Snow

See Amid The Winter Snow

ByPeterFenton.com September 19–21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Liz Filios with Eric Jaffe and Friends, hosted by John Jarboe September 19, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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BalletX Pop-Up

BalletX Pop-Up

BalletX September 20, 2019

September 20 at 6pm BalletX, led by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, and named “among America’s best” by The New York Times, is...

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Pursuit of Happiness, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, EN-KNAP Group

Pursuit of Happiness

Nature Theater of Oklahoma / EN-KNAP Group September 20 + 21, 2019

What is happiness? To what wild frontiers will we pursue it? To what surprising and unseemly Hollywood ending?

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Brand New Pieta

Brand New Pieta

Molly Ward September 20, 21 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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rail.

rail.

Missing Bolts Productions September 20, 22, 24, 26 + 27, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Women in Mummers Project

Women in Mummers Project

Golden Sunrise NYA September 20, 21 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Proceed with Caution

Proceed with Caution

Lyons and Tigers September 20–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman

I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman

Tara Lake / Lawnmower Media September 20, 21 +22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Circadium Presents: 4:18 AM / Chaos Theory

Circadium Presents: 4:18 AM / Chaos Theory

Circadium September 20–22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Ashley Robillard, Pilar Salt, and Darlinda Just Darlinda, hosted by US (Anthony Martinez-Briggs) September 20, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Anthony Roth Costanzo with Jeannie Brooks, hosted by John Jarboe September 20, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

 

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Close To Home

Close To Home

Leah Stein Dance Company September 21, 22, 28 + 29, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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unbird unbeast

unbird unbeast

Katie Swords Thurman, Jesse Zaritt, and Laura Frazure September 21 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Pursuit of Happiness: Community Conversation

Pursuit of Happiness: Community Conversation

Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper (Nature Theater of Oklahoma) Sept 21, 2019

September 21 at 4pm   Join us at the Fringe Festival Bookstore at Cherry Street Pier for a community conversation with Pavol Liska and...

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The Quiet Room

The Quiet Room

Hailey Hubbs September 21 + 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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let me die

Let Me Die

Joseph Keckler September 21–28, 2019

At once a festive meditation, strange ritual, and morbid medley.

World Premiere!

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival.
Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia as part of Festival O19

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Puppet-delphia Fringe Slam

Puppet-delphia Fringe Slam

Pantea Productions September 21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Jasmine Rice Labeija and Dane Terry, hosted by Jess Conda September 21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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2019 Fringe Festival Closing Night Party featuring Johnny Showcase

2019 Fringe Festival Closing Night Party featuring Johnny Showcase

Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket September 21, 2019

All good Fringes must come to an end

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Miss Martha Graham Cracker, with appearances by Dane Terry and Jasmine Rice Labeija, hosted by John Jarboe September 21, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Shimmy your Fringe!

Shimmy your Fringe!

State Street Tribal September 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Late Night Snacks: Artist Talk

Late Night Snacks: Artist Talk

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret Sept 22, 2019

September 22 at 4pm   Join us at the Fringe Festival Bookstore at Cherry Street Pier, where the Bearded Ladies, John Jarboe, Anthony Martinez-Briggs,...

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Family Cabaret: Green Eggs and A Graham Cracker September 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Emyne and Applied Mechanics’ The Bandits, hosted by Jess Conda September 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Rotten Fruit, featuring cast members from Love for Three Oranges, hosted by Eric Jaffe September 24, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Will Liverman with Dottie Riot and Messapotamia Lefae, hosted by Cookie Diorio September 25, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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audi feastival

2019 Audi FEASTIVAL

Co-hosted by Chef Nick Elmi, Chef Michael Solomonov, Stephen Starr, & Audrey Claire Taichman September 26, 2019

A YEAR OF DECADEnce! Audi FEASTIVAL’s 10th Anniversary celebration.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

US with ILL DOOTS and Pax Ressler, hosted by Jess Conda September 26, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

 

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers and Philadelphia Women*s Slavic Ensemble, hosted by John Jarboe September 27, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Polyseme: A Night of Queer Poets Theatre, hosted by John Jarboe September 27, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Monique Brooks Roberts and Emily Bate, hosted by Jess Conda September 28, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Cheo Bourne and Patricia! (Brett Ashley Robinson), hosted by Jess Conda September 28, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

The Host Show with Jess Conda, Cookie Diorio, Eric Jaffe, and John Jarboe. September 29, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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