The performing arts festival’s 9th installment brings together artists from across the globe with shows available to stream in a convenient online format.

The annual Atlanta Fringe Festival will offer a variety of performances from theatre to sketch comedy from both American and European artists through June 13th. Comprised of primarily high-definition advance recordings, the festival includes on-demand and livestream performances with some Q&A opportunities.

From the company

“Like a lot of Fringe festivals this year, we made the choice a long time ago to present everything online this year to make sure our artists and audiences were kept safe,” says Atlanta Fringe Executive Director Diana Brown. “Even as we get closer to our normal lives, we know that a lot of people have come to embrace and sometimes prefer the convenience of supporting artists online, so we’re happy to provide that for our audience members. Plus, as we know from doing this festival every year, Atlanta is not always the most comfortable place to be walking around in June, so it’s nice to spend a year where we can enjoy the Atlanta Fringe Festival in our nice, air-conditioned living rooms.”

About the performances

The 11 companies that make up this year’s festival come from all across the U.S., including Atlanta-area locals as well as artists from as far away as Chicago, Alaska and even Amsterdam. The shows run the gamut of performance styles, from family-friendly dance to live improv to a risqué solo musical about polyamory. As in previous years, festival artists will be eligible for cash prizes for the favorite shows as selected by the audience, staff and a panel of judges from the Atlanta arts community. These will be awarded during a live-streamed wrap party on June 13.

Did someone say FREE?

In addition to the live video performances, Atlanta Fringe will once again feature their audio component, Fringe Audio. The only podcasting network of its kind on the Fringe circuit, Fringe Audio will feature pieces of storytelling and radio theatre, most of them world premieres, submitted by local and international artists. The shows will be available for streaming via AtlantaFringe.org for FREE starting June 1. One show will receive the $100 Fringe Audio Critics’ Choice Award to recognize excellence in podcasting based on writing, voiceover, sound effects, music, mixing and creativity.

Listen now (yes, for free)

Click on the above link to listen to more audio performances!

About those tickets…

Tickets for the visual performances are $10 with discounted pricing on multi-show passes available via AtlantaFringe.org.

About Sally Henry Fuller

A writer with a passion for building relationships and telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on BroadwayWorld.com, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

View all posts by Sally Henry Fuller