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Former Mad Cow Theatre In Downtown Orlando To Transform Into Fringe ArtSpace In January 2023

Orlando Fringe has officially announced that it will open its incubator artspace in the former home of Mad Cow Theatre on Church Street, this coming January 2023.


The space at 54 W. Church Street will be used to develop burgeoning talent as well as stage exciting theatrical productions.


Former Mad Cow Theatre In Downtown Orlando To Reopen As Fringe ArtSpace In January 2023

“We’ve built the programming for this space by listening to the needs of the community,” Orlando Fringe Executive Director Alauna Friskics from Orlando Fringe shared in a statement. “We took those suggestions and have created what we hope will be a unique theatrical experience for artists and audiences... There are thousands of ideas on the table, so we have lots of things to try."


The new space will officially open on January 11 with a grand opening bash celebrating the new hub of outsider theater.


This event is free and open to the public in the Plaza on Church Street to enjoy a dance party, and then be one of the first to tour the new Fringe ArtSpace!


Fringe hopes to use the space's two theaters for a mix of community rehearsal space, their own productions and exciting work from touring companies.


Former Mad Cow Theatre In Downtown Orlando To Reopen As Fringe ArtSpace In January 2023

Fringe has been asked by the City of Orlando to activate a 9,100 sq. ft. performing arts space at 54 W Church St. in downtown Orlando.


The space will now be called Fringe ArtSpace and be focused on building a dynamic, inspiring community of artists and arts lovers with the purpose of providing artists a safe environment to create, experiment, collaborate, and showcase their creations.


The type of programming in the space will be a blend of the following:


Full theatrical runs with a commitment to a transparent application process that promotes diversity and inclusion.


An accelerator program that fosters and mentors emerging local arts groups

Touring shows that set us as a destination.


Education programming that invests in and expands on Fringe’s unique educational experiences for artists and patrons of all ages.


Programming as part of the Orlando Fringe Festival and Winter Mini-Fest.


The community will have access to rehearsal and performance space.


Activation of the plaza to help integrate arts into the downtown atmosphere.


Former Mad Cow Theatre In Downtown Orlando To Reopen As Fringe ArtSpace In January 2023

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