The New Orleans Fringe Festival is "Off the Leash Again!"
WHAT: Fringe performers and organizers, neighborhood groups and government officials join to announce the opening of the sixth annual New Orleans Fringe Festival. Neighborhood leaders and local officials will make brief statement and then three performing groups will present selections from some of the most daring, awe-inspiring, and Fringe-y performances of this year's Festival in the fully-renovated Marigny Opera House, one of the Fringe's premiere venues.
WHO: New Orleans Fringe performers and organizers and key local officials who have supported the Fringe, representing Councilmember Kristen Gisleson Palmer, the Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp., the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association, Bywater Neighborhood Association President and the Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19th at 10:00 am (Media Check In at 9:45 am)
WHERE: The Marigny Opera House (725 St. Ferdinand St.)
**TERRIFIC INTERVIEW AND PHOTO/ VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE**
***STUNNING VISUALS WILL INCLUDE PERFORMERS FROM FRINGE SHOWS SHOWCASING CIRCUS ARTS, MUSICAL THEATRE AND DANCE PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING THESE SHOWS:
Background: The New Orleans Fringe began in 2008 as a Festival to nurture emerging and established performing artists by presenting fun, fearless and affordable theater to the community and creating ties between artists, audiences, businesses and local organizations. This year more than 70 performing groups will be presenting theater of all types from November 20-24 in the Marigny, Bywater, and Central City neighborhoods of New Orleans.
The Fringe is a 501(c)3 non-profit that was founded by local arts organizers to nurture fearless theater in New Orleans and to benefit artists, venues, neighborhoods and local businesses. Sponsors: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Arts Council of New Orleans, City of New Orleans, The New Orleans Hotel Collection, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Bywater Neighborhood Association, Good Eggs, Bernard Productions, NOLA Brewing Company, Old New Orleans Rum, WWOZ 90.7, OffBeat, NOLA Defender, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Mardi Gras Zone, WWNO 88.9 and a host of local businesses and individuals.
This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.