Fringe Festival launching in North BayFriday, June 06, 2014 by: BayToday.ca Staff
The White Water Gallery is set to officially launch the new On the Edge: A Fringe Theatre Festival, set to take place August 15th – 17th.
A fringe festival is a play, dance, performance art, solo performance, comedy or audience participation. The fringe is whatever the performer wants it to be.
The festival allows the performers to take home 100 percent of their box office earnings, and each performer is guaranteed two performances.
On the Edge Fringe Festival provides an environment for artists to challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and craft. It is a platform for new, original, experimental and thought provoking work.
On the Edge Fringe Festival is a non-profit organization.
This is the very first theatre festival North Bay has ever had, and organizers hope to make it a yearly event.
A news release from the group says “We believe that in making theatre a profitable experience for artists and audience alike, we can continue to watch this community grow together.”