Featuring performance art from around the world, the New York International Fringe Festival, returns to NYC after a year long hiatus. Running October 12 to 28, the festival is now split into two segments: FringeNYC and FringeBYOV. FringeNYC takes place in Manhattan and is a jury selected slate of performances from artists around the world, giving leverage and exposure to underrepresented performers. FringeNYC will feature 84 different performances.
FringeBYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) is an “open access” part of the festival taking place at venues across the outer boroughs. Participating venues will include BAX|Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Branded Saloon and Irondale Center in Brooklyn and Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, The Secret Theatre, and Q.E.D. in Queens.
Both tracks contain opera, comedic theatre, drama, experimental dance, performance art, improv, with a diverse assembly of artists, actors, and performers.
Deya Danielle Drake’s dark comedy, ESCAPE, will premiere at FringeNYC. In the aftermath of a violent incident onboard a commercial jet, an airline CEO and flight attendant fight to control the narrative of a news cycle in free fall. When the incident crosses over from news ticker headline to twitter #trending, the two women discover how fraught with turbulence the internet can be. ESCAPE paints a timely picture of the temptation to pursue power, by any means necessary, and the human need to solidify our own relevance in a world that is changing quicker than we are.
To learn more, go to: http://fringenyc.org/
New York International Fringe Festival
October 12 - 28, 2018