The Asheville Fringe Festival, which happened this year under the soft snowfall of the Blizzard of 2016, is one of the most experimental, delightful, and wickedly fun events that Asheville puts on. The organizers' commitment to innovative performance ensures that the quality of acts is high across the board, and it's often hard to choose what to see (even when a blizzard isn't involved!). In the spirit of all things Fringey, the organizers are extending the weirdness into the summer months by hosting a Summer Fringe Series at the Crow & Quill, a delightful destination for the charming and strange that is a perfect locale for experimental theatrics of all sorts.
The list of summer Fringe events appears in full below with descriptions of the goings-on for each evening. Things get started at around 8 pm each night. There's also information on 2017 Festival artist applications and more. We'll see you at the Crow & Quill, strange ones!
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Asheville is Fringey all year round!
Although our festival happens in January, we want to celebrate Asheville's creative fringe all year long. This summer the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival presents the Summer Fringe Series: four performances at the Crow & Quill.
The first, a presentation of Shadows of My Family by Jim Julien, captivated the audience on May 22, with weird family adventures in shadow puppet format. There are three upcoming events: June 22, July 27 and August 24. Come and celebrate and support the Fringe as it kicks off its preparations for next year’s festival. Performances start around 8pm.
June 22 is an open mic performance night for new and veteran Fringe Artists to celebrate the opening of the Call for Artists for the 2017 Festival. Each performer for this open mic night is asked to prepare a 5 minute piece. If you interested in performing for this June 22 Open Mic, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Festival organizers will be on hand to answer questions and share information and changes for next year’s festival (deadline to apply is October 1).
July 27 features butoh performances throughout the lovely space of the Crow & Quill. Julie Becton Gillum, internationally known dancer and founder of Legacy Butoh, is coordinating this interactive evening.
August 24 features The Accidentals. Last year this modern dance and performance group took over a hair salon and choreographed a performance for that specific setting. This time they will overtake the Crow & Quill in another site-specific work.