AtlFringeBuzz: What is Fringe?
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So, here's a quick Fringe 101 for all you fine folks:
The very first Fringe Festival took place in Scotland when 8 companies showed up uninvited to the Edinburgh International Festival and performed anyway. Now there are Fringe Festivals across Europe, Canada,Australia, and almost every major American city.
The Atlanta Fringe Festival is unjuried and uncensored with an open submission policy and low production fees, making it accessible to artists who can't afford to rent larger spaces, or who do work that is unconventional or controversial, or those who don't yet have a foot in the door of the Atlanta community. We strive to lower the barriers between artists and audiences, to make it easy to make art and easy to see it.
The Atlanta Fringe Festival is fast and furious. It's like an art machine, cranking out a brand new show every hour and a half. Each show has 10 minutes to set up, an hour to blow your mind, and ten minutes to take the whole show down, so the next show can start the whole wild ride over again. We have TWENTY SEVEN SHOWS loaded into our cannon, ready to fire directly at you in just 19 days (AAAAAAAAAAAAH!).
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