SF Fringe Festival Announces 2014 Lineup; Set for 9/5-20
The 2014 San Francisco Fringe Festival is back for its 23rd year, running September 5-20, at the EXIT Theatreplex, 156 Eddy Street in downtown San Francisco.
The second-oldest Fringe Festival in th U.S., SF Fringe brings the best of bright, new, edgy performances of theatre, dance, clowning, magic, and other sorts of presentations for three consecutive weekends, from Friday, September 5 to Saturday, September 20 dark on Mondays.)
The 35 shows for this year's Fringe were chosen, as always, by lottery from the more than 100 entries received. All Fringe performances will take place in one of the three venues within the EXIT Theatreplex at 156 Eddy Street.
The public lottery to choose the participants in the 23rd Annual SF Fringe was held at EXIT Theatre on February 15, 2014. Participants were selected in four categories: Local shows in 60 minute slots, Local shows in 90 minute slots, Non-Local shows in 60 minute slots, and Non-Local shows in 90 minute slots. Complete results are below.
The Festival includes 25 shows from the Bay Area and features companies from - besides San Francisco - Oakland, Berkeley, San Rafael, and Nicasio.
Local samples include: from Oakland, a show called A Mischief of Rats. From San Francisco comes a show with probably the longest title in the history of the Fringe Festival - An Evening of Mental Miracles and Physical Wonders as Presented by Sebastian Boswell III. Millbrae is represented by what might well be a dance piece, Ballet Russe Spectacle Variété. Or maybe not. This is, of course, the Fringe Festival.
Non-Local productions come from New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Jamestown, RI, Bloomington, IN, and Melbourne, Australia.
The 2014 Fringe Festival Shows are as follows:
LOCAL 60 MINUTE SLOTS
An Awkward Sensation
If and When
Genie and Audrey's Dream Show!
Jesca Prudencio and Bennett Fisher
Conversation After a Film
My Body Love Story
An Evening of Mental Miracles and Physical Wonders as presented by Sebastian Boswell III
Sebastian Boswell III
Assorted Domestic Emergencies
Frank & Frederick
Animal Love: A Tragicomedy
A Mischief of Rats
This Is My Brain On Drugs
A Life Of Play
Deal With The Dragon
Ballet Russe Spectacle Variété
Ballet Russe Spectacle Variété
Matthew Shepard Meets Coyote
Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) and the Center for Art, Religion, and Education (CARE)
LOCAL 90 MINUTE SLOT
Blues for Charles
Blues for Charles by "Rich'd"
Dam/aged The Musical
Creative Dream Society / Bronche Tayson
The Oy of Sex
Through the Eyes of a Clown
NON-LOCAL 60 MINUTE SLOTS
Me & My Monkey
Spinning the Bottle
The Road to High Street
Andrew Potter Productions
Jamestown Rhode Island
And She Bakes, LIVE.
New York city
A Date for the Evening
Two Ruby Knockers, One Jaded Dick
NON-LOCAL 90 MINUTE SLOTS
Harrington & Kauffman
Love At Home
Mary Matoula Webb
The San Francisco Fringe Festival is an open-access, non-juried, uncensored theatre festival where performers are selected through a lottery. The SF Fringe returns 100% of box office earnings to the performing company.
To complement the 35 Standard Venue shows, the festival will include a number of Non-Traditional Fringe Venue (NTFV) performances. NTFVs are for site-specific work, and in previous Festivals artists have performed on moving buses, in local parks, museums, bars, and other locations outside the traditional theatre setting. Shows designed for Non-Traditional Venues may be of any length.
Artists applying to perform their work at Non-Traditional Fringe Venues must arrange for a site and meet NTFV guidelines. NTFV shows are not chosen by lottery. Deadline for submitting an NTFV application is midnight (PST) May 30, 2014.
ONLINE ADVANCE TICKETS for shows in the 2014 San Francisco Fringe Festival will be available by July 2014 after the schedule is completed. A percentage of all Fringe tickets are reserved for sale at the theater starting 30 minutes before the performance. Ticket prices range from $5 to $10 per show (some may be free), with $10 the top price. Frequent Fringer Passes will be available, providing discounted admission with five- and ten-show passes. For more information, go to www.sffringe.org.
The San Francisco Fringe Festival presents live theatre in an informal, accessible and inexpensive environment. It strives to break down traditional boundaries between audience and artist, encouraging open dialogue between theatre-goers and theatre-creators. Local and national performing companies benefit from working together and learning from each other in a vibrant and exciting festival atmosphere.
Audiences are invited to experience the work of seasoned veterans alongside that of emerging artists. Fringe-goers are encouraged to post reviews of the shows they see on the SF Fringe web site.
In order to stimulate artistic innovation, applications for participation in the Fringe Festival are accepted through a non-juried lottery. Traditional economic boundaries are broken down as well, with 100% of the box office going to the performers.
The 2014 San Francisco Fringe Festival will bring over 200 performances of more than 35 new shows to the EXIT Theatreplex, plus site-specific venues, over its 14-day run. The Fringe Festival features fresh, exciting theatre of all kinds for open-minded audiences of all persuasions.