Santa Monica Playhouse BINGE FRINGE FESTIVAL Of Free Theatre Kicks Off 10/15

Santa Monica Playhouse BINGE FRINGE FESTIVAL Of Free Theatre Kicks Off 10/15

Santa Monica Group Theatre presents The BFF aka The BINGE Fringe Festival of Free Theatre - the Third Annual Santa Monica Fringe Festival - featuring dozens of artists, companies, workshops and performances by Santa Monica and Los Angeles based artists October 15 through October 28th - with encore performances through November 11.

The BFF aims to celebrate the range and depth of the human condition and the idea that theatre arts experiences are vital, transformative, and must be available for all.

The more than two weeks of free productions and workshops from the festival touch on a diverse range of subjects from political to personal, love to loss, sensuality to spiritual, hierarchy to hope. All bets are off, limits on boundaries and form wide open, with shows ranging in style from classic comedy to poignant drama, from Shakespearian to one-woman-show, from slam poetry to stand-up comedy and improv, from parody to fairytale - something for everyone - and all events are free to the public.

The BFF also includes an overflowing toy-box of family-friendly events and productions, to bring all generations together on and off the stage. Inclusive theatre arts workshops for youth and adults are also on offer throughout the festival.

BFF 2018 participating artists include:

Marilyn Anderson, Ben Benjamin, Bill Berry, Jay Bingham, Chelsea Black, Tabitha Christopher, Marty Cohen, Tony Cronin, Carla Delany, Jeremy Ebenstein, Emery Erin, Shelley Fisher, Lahela Garner, Mike Genovese, Susan Giosa, Fiona Goodwin, Brad Griffith, Wendy Hammers, Kamakshi Hart, Ann James, LeRoy "PhatTrane" Johnson, Heather Keller, Jessica Lynn Johnson, Jeff Mitroka, Obi Ndefo, Dillion Aurelio Perata, Rahvaunia, Jill Remez, Robert Rossi, Carlos Sanz, Josh Sundquist, Scot Shamblin, Brandon Sharkey, Terrie Silverman, Diana Varco, Rhonda West, Stand/Prov, Theatre R.A.W., and The Misfits of Magic.joined by International Artists from Playbox Theatre of the U.K.,

All tickets and admissions to every single BFF event are FREE to the public.

For a calendar of events go to

Reserve in advance at 310-394-9779 ext. 1 or email

All performances take place in the theatres at Santa Monica Playhouse 1211 4th Street in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. There is convenient paid parking across from the theatre in city lot #1. By public transportation: take the Santa Monica Blue Bus or the LA Metro Rapid #720, exit 4th and Wilshire, or the Metro Expo Line to the last stop in Downtown Santa Monica.

Produced by Santa Monica Group Theatre. The BFF is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and Playhouse PALS.

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