January 21-24, 2016
This true Asheville Oddity offers local and imported preforming artists the opportunity to create and showcase new, unique work. Artists explore the edges of their work, collaborate across genres and bring innovative performances to culturally adventurous audiences. Every year the festival typically features a variety of artists including actors, dancers, installation artists and theatre companies, Butoh dance, puppetry, alternative theatre, modern dance, and performance art.
Part of the fun of the Asheville Fringe is visiting the fabulous, often funky arts spaces all over town that host performances, installations, and several after parties. With so many shows to choose from, it is essential to plan ahead. All shows will be performed at least twice during the four days of the festival. The full schedule of shows available after January 1, along with online ticket sales.
The 2016 festival will bring you premieres by local playwrights Julian Vorus with The Magnetic Theatre, and Justin Evans with Anam Cara Theatre. The Fringe Dance Showcase returns to the Bebe with new work by Lindsey Kelley Dance, Jenni Cockrell and Kethy Leiner. Three original, short theatrical works will premiere in the very fringey, Unique Voices show. Most shows will be performed at least twice during the four days of the festival.
Pick from early and late shows at five venues: The Bebe Theatre, The Odditorium and Mothlight in West Asheville, LaZoom bus and the Toy Boat Community Art Space. Most show times are at 7 & 9 PM. Each show runs about an hour, encouraging festival goers to see two shows a night.
Buy tickets at: www.ashevillefringe.org.