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EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 29 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

ETCHYNPÜFE Group Show…

May 29 - 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

May 29 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Le Petit Theatre…

May 29 - 31, 2015
This classic Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical traces the lives of… more

Purchased Lives: New…

May 29 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Tennessee Williams:…

May 29 - 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Irish House…

May 29 - 29, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Patie O'Sullivan. more

My Leg, My Choice…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Lace up your sneakers for a good cause. Proceeds from the race will support… more

New Orleans Oyster…

May 30 - 31, 2015
You better not eat for days leading up to the 2015 New Orleans Oyster Festival.… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Dolphin Tale… more

Saturday Farmers…

May 30 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

The Irish House…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for One Tailed Three. more

Soul Full Sunday…

May 31 - 31, 2015
We are thrilled to bring to Ashé, once again, an unforgettable Sunday… more

Celebrate the Wonders…

Jun 1 - 1, 2015
Dr. Antje Boetius is a Marine Biologist and Oceanographer at the Alfred Wegener… more

Ashe Powerhouse…

Jun 3 - 5, 2015
See the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by New Orleans native Lisa D'Amour,… more

The Victory Belles…

Jun 3 - 3, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Jun 3 - 3, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

June Under the Moon

Jun 5 - 5, 2015
Be a KID again and enjoy the Amusement Park! No one will want to miss this… more

Ringo Deathstarr

Jun 5 - 5, 2015
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Ashe Powerhouse…

Jun 6 - 7, 2015
See the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by New Orleans native Lisa D'Amour,… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 29 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

The New Orleans Fringe Festival is "Off the Leash Again!"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Ian Hoch
(504) 258-8706

ian@nofringe.org

nofringe.org

http://www.facebook.com/nofringe

@nofringefest
 #nofringe

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:

"Gayland"

"Negras Quilombolas"

"The Rendez-Vous"

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. 

More information on the Fringe and all Festival events can be found at www.nofringe.org. For photos and more information contact ian@nofringe.org.

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.

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