So… Announcement: We are doing something exciting on the 21st. A linkup conversation between fringe festivals. An international congress of theatre makers meeting across five time zones to establish a connection. FringeReview UK in Edinburgh and FringeReviewUS in New York will be shaking hands, digital-style for a Google Hangout of epic proportions. Stay tuned for more news…
We had a fantastic first day tromping around Manhattan. Amongst other highlights, we caught our first Outstanding show, The Tunnel Play, from The Dirty Blondes. More to come as we get into the swing of things and the festival picks up steam. The Theatre at the 14th St Y, by the way, is not at the 14th St YMCA, as one might imagine… No, no… It’s a good fifteen minutes away at the 14th St YWCA between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Just FYI… Anyway, if today’s offering is any indication, it’s going to be a great fringe.
Our stalwart leader, Paul Levy, chatting with War Horse’s Jack Holden in Edinburgh.
Since starring in War Horse in the West End, Jack Holden has pushed himself and his own boundaries with some solo theatre work. Here he talks to Paul Levy about starring in Rob Hayes’ one-man tragi-comedy Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked.
Well, it’s finally here – the opening day of FringeNYC 2014. With almost two hundred shows, it’s claimed to be the largest multi-arts festival in North America but, then, we don’t really grow them that big over here… This is the fifteenth year of FringeNYC and there are some great looking shows on the bill. We’re hoping for a fantastic fringe!
FringeReview has finally come to the US, and we’re looking for contributors.
Begun in 2006, our inaugural festival was the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but it wasn’t long before we were covering events all over the UK. In 2010 we went international, adding Amsterdam to our roster, with Adelaide Fringe following shortly after.
Although we have covered sporadic events in the US in the past, this year marks our official entry, and we are very pleased to be covering FringeNYC as one of our initial festivals. With more than two dozen festivals across the country, most of which are in their first five years, the scene really is starting to take off.
And it’s about time. It’s been sixty-seven years since the Edinburgh Festival Fringe burst onto the scene, and while every other festival is a dim reflection by comparison, similar fringes have been popping up all over the world for years.
Every year, more festivals are cropping up, and FringeReview is covering more and more of them with each passing season. We’re one of the fastest growing media organizations covering the fringe, with teams literally spanning the globe. If you’re interested in joining the effort here in the US, surf to www.fringereview.us and check us out!
I’ve got accreditation for Fringereview to cover miniFridge 2014! miniFridge is a summer performance festival spinoff of Frigid New York set in the intimate theatre Under St Marks, in the Village. Just seven shows, but it’s a good way to dip our toes in the water in NYC. The first show is The Field, on Friday.