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Atlanta-based performing arts festival’s 9th installment will bring together artists from across the globe with shows available to stream in a convenient online format

 Atlanta Fringe Festival is thrilled to announce the 9th annual festival will feature dance, theatre, sketch comedy, storytelling, musicals and more from artists across the U.S. and Europe. The shows, primarily high-definition pre-recorded performances, will be available as on-demand streams that can be viewed anytime during the festival. Additionally, special live performances and livestream parties will allow for audience interaction and Q&A with the artists. Tickets are just $10 with discounted pricing on multi-show passes available via AtlantaFringe.org.

“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.”

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.

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.

Atlanta Virtual Fringe Festival 2021 Lineup:

Company Name

Show Title

Description

Genre

Coyle Street Productions

The Next Stage (the panic attack play)

A solo show that is part memoir and part exposure therapy for an actor recovering from having her first panic attack on stage in front of a live audience

Storytelling

John Street Theatre Company

Staged

Hilarious experiment/prank where performers put on an intentionally horrible show and film the audience reaction

Comedy

Literary Gumbo Actors

The Couch Potato

Satirical comedy about a man interacting with the surreal versions of TV shows and commercials that pop up on his TV

Comedy

Melanie Moseley

Sexology: The Musical!

A powerful and funny story about the journey from monogamy to polyamory (complete with show tunes!)

Theatre

Merely Players Presents

Prison Monologues, Part I

A collection of monologues about women in prison. Includes “Hate Male”, “January’s Alibi”, “Say Hi to Agnes For Me”, and “The Sins of Rebethany Chastain”

Drama

Michelina Moen

Beyond the Body

An improvised dance show where the audience members submitted a song into a lottery, producing a random playlist that meshes artist and audience

Dance

Non-Violet Offenders

Dawson’s Creek Live: A Tributary

The live TV show parody you’ve been waiting for since 2003

Comedy

Phoebe Perry

@PCP

A free spirit overstays her tourist visa in Amsterdam and sets about fulfilling her “eat, pray, love” fantasy

Comedy

Pyroclastic Funk

Hot Lava!

National Poetry Slam misfit Michael Shaeffer zips into your zoom room from Alaska to spin silly stories and irreverent rhymes

Comedy

The Abbey Theatre of Dublin, Ohio

#CHARLOTTESVILLE

A solo play about the white supremacist ‘Unite the Right’ rally and the events that took place on Aug 11 and 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Theatre

Trajectory

Trajectory Improv

Live improv with past highlights available on-demand

Comedy

Atlanta Fringe Audio 2021 Lineup:

Company Name

Show Title

City

A Theater in the Dark

A White Whale, or: Moby Dick

Chicago

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Clarkston

Barbed Tales

D&D with DeeDee: The Advance Dungeons and Dragons Tutorial

El Paso

Tony Solo

Farting in Church

Roswell

Ten Foot Pole Theatre

First Day Back

Los Angeles

some scripts collective

Happy Pills

Salem

Laurie Catherine Winkel

Never Say Macbeth

Atlanta

Special When Lit

Nisse-Natten

Minneapolis

Unknown Squared Productions

Out of the Ashes

New Castle

C2C Live!

Queer Bate

Atlanta

rexmcgregor.com

Sunshine in Every Window

Auckland, New Zealand

Classic Radio Road Show

The Dreamer – The Juliet

Aberdeen

Phase Eight Theater Company

The Food of Love

Jacksonville

Funniest People I Know

The Jelly Beans from Hell

Atlanta

Jack Walsh

The Observable Universe

Decatur

Ozarks Haints N Hooch

The Ozark Howler

Florence

f-SQUARED Productions

To Serve the Hive

BOCA RATON

Venus Radio Theater

VRT on the Air Presents: Keeping it Real

New York

Juliana Heng

Walking on Spectrum

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Pilgrim Falcon Productions

Y2K Redux: Dawn of a Sleeping World

Kitchener

Small Fish Radio and Thespinarium

Small Fish Radio Virtually Short Play

Chicago

Those interested are encouraged to follow Atlanta Fringe on and Facebook (@AtlantaFringe), Instagram (@AtlFringeFest) and Twitter (@AtlantaFringe) to keep up-to-date with announcements, artist interviews and more.

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