Theatre Crude hosts local Fringe Festival throughout October, numerous productions available to watch online | Culture

Before COVID-19 shut down many parts of the fine arts industry, plans were in motion for a 2020 Fringe Festival but soon changed as businesses began to close. The fine arts, including Theatre Crude, have struggled during the pandemic and are fighting for a respite. 

In 2019, the Fringe Festival took place over the course of two weeks at the indoor Plenty Mercantile Venue in Oklahoma City, showcasing 10 acts

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Sydney Fringe Festival Presents QUEERS ON THE FRINGE As A Cathartic Collection Of Cabaret To Counter The Covid19 Induced Live Theatre Hiatus.

BWW REVIEW: Sydney Fringe Festival Presents QUEERS ON THE FRINGE As A Cathartic Collection Of Cabaret To Counter The Covid19 Induced Live Theatre Hiatus.

Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 7:30pm Old 505 Theatre and Livestreamed.

Acclaimed creator of cabaret and the Queerstories series, Maeve Marsden hosts an entertaining evening of comedy, music, storytelling and drag with QUEERS ON THE FRINGE. Supported by musical director and pianist Ben Kiehne, the effervescent Marsden leads a cabaret showcase of acts who present performances that blend the personal and political experiences of being queer and from diverse backgrounds including

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Second annual Theatre Crude Fringe Festival goes virtual due to pandemic

The second annual Theatre Crude Fringe Festival will feature 12 companies hailing from across Oklahoma as well as New York City and Lubbock, Texas. Local productions will be recorded and broadcast in partnership with OKC artist collective Factory Obscura at its “Mix-Tape” experience on Automobile Alley.

“A lot of theater is maybe a new version of a story that has been told before, but with a fringe festival, they’re specifically

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Theatre Crude Fringe Festival goes virtual due to pandemic

At the 2019 Theatre Crude Fringe Festival, Perpetual Motion Dance performs "Water Won't Wait." [Photo by Abby Welch]
At the 2019 Theatre Crude Fringe Festival, Perpetual Motion Dance performs “Water Won’t Wait.” [Photo by Abby Welch]

A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman.

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Second annual Theatre Crude Fringe Festival goes virtual due to pandemic

Rodney Brazil is cooking up something special for the Oklahoma City’s second annual fringe festival.

But the OKC

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Rochester Fringe Festival, Day 7: ‘Disturbances a Deux’ | Rochester Fringe Festival

COVID-19 forced the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival to reimagine its event for 2020, leaving organizers with the dilemma of how to present its annual selection of multi-genre arts performances at a time when live, in-person gatherings aren’t allowed.

The resulting virtual Rochester Fringe Festival makes for an interesting compromise: Audiences still get the benefit of seeing some of those performances, albeit through a screen, while seated in their own homes.

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