First Ever Fringe Festival at Broward College
A one-day, original, cutting-edge theater performance event
Broward College is bringing the first fringe festival to South Florida on Saturday, May 2, from noon to 10 p.m. at the College’s Willis Holcombe Downtown Center, 111 East Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale. This diverse, cutting-edge, uncensored and unjuried live theater event aims at fusing the art scene with the local community by bringing the true nature of creation to the stage and street. Tickets are currently on sale and range from $5 to $10, with proceeds returning to the artists.
“We are excited to bring this Fringe Festival to South Florida, since it’s the first of its kind and promises to be a quality addition to the thriving Fort Lauderdale art scene,” said Thomas Meyer, dean of Broward College’s downtown center. “Broward College is the perfect venue for this family-friendly event. As an institution of higher education, we recognize the importance of art in the community, and aim to support creativity and self-expression.”
The 2015 Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival will include original performances for tweens, teens and adults, from twenty-two artists, ranging from spoken word to stand-up comedy and theatre performance. Each of the performance companies will perform twice, unless otherwise noted. There will be three performances spaces.
This event will also include a family-friendly street fair with food trucks, jewelry and artisan vendors. Throughout the day, there will be spontaneous live street performances and numerous activities for children, such as face painting, and arts and crafts, as well as child-friendly entertainment on the outdoor stage. While there is no entrance fee to the street fair, a donation upon entrance is encouraged.