Saturday, May 31, 2008

FringeNYC Town Meeting

So, summer festival season has REALLY BEGUN -- today we went to the FringeNYC Town Meeting, which is the official kickoff event for NYC's biggest theatre festival. The New York International Fringe Festival will run from August 8-24 at about 20 venues in downtown Manhattan. The lineup is sounding fine: about 200 shows from all over the world, including lots of work by old favorites and lots more by FringeNYC first-timers.

We were able to capture some of the excitement by interviewing some of the participants for our annual FringeNYC Town Hall podcast, which will be on the air in a couple of weeks on nytheatrecast. This will give listeners their first peek at some of the shows coming to this year's festival.

Our special FringeNYC Previews will be online at on July 1st.

Here are some photos taken just before and after the Town Meeting. From top to bottom: Susan Bernfield talks to Rochelle Denton about her FringeNYC show; Richard Mazda of the Queens Players does a quick interview; Radiotheatre's Dan Bianchi; and Rochelle with FringeNYC Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy and participant Mike Wills.

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