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Alliance for the Arts & Broadway Palm to launch Fringe Fort Myers Festival in 2020

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The Alliance for the Arts, in partnership with the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, will present the first ever Fringe Fort Myers Festival April 22 – 26. Festival tickets go on sale in January.
Fringe Fort Myers is the newest Fringe theatre festival in the United States and maintains long-standing Fringe traditions of being 100 percent uncensored, 100 percent unjuried and 100 percent inclusive. Even better, 100 percent of ticket sales go directly to the artists.
Fringe Fort Myers kicks off on April 22 with the fun and frenetic Teaser Show. The teaser show is a great opportunity for audiences to learn what the shows in the festival are about. Each performance group gets 2 minutes to sell their show to the audience, and how they do it is up to them (as long as they don’t go over 2 minutes).
Over the next four days, the festival will play host to 48 performances on four different stages at the Alliance for the Arts and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. After the final curtain, Fringe Fort Myers will host our first Fringe awards ceremony celebrating the artists that make Fringe an incredible experience. Florida Rep Education will also offer Kids Fringe, which will operate a family-friendly festival within Fringe Fort Myers.
“Fringe offers an incredible diversity of high quality work with the goal of being as affordable and accessible as possible to all members of the community,” says Bill Taylor, producing artistic director of Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts. “This event will enhance our area both culturally and economically.”
Artist applications are now open at ArtInLee.org/Fringe. Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.
Sponsorship opportunities are available at ArtInLee.org/Fringe or by contacting Jessica Wisdom at [email protected]
For more information, call 239-939-2787 or visit ArtInLee.org/Fringe.

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