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Orlando Fringe wraps up another highly successful year for the popular Central Florida festival

The 32nd Annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival was held May 16 - 29. Over 1,600 artists came from around the world to perform at one of the many venues in Loch Haven Park and the surrounding areas.

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival

The Orlando Fringe hosted over 120 show over the festival’s 14-day run, with the 14-day event attracting 67,241 attendees throughout the run of the festival.

The popular family event Kids Fringe was held for two weekends of the festival over at the Orlando Garden Club and brought in over 3,600 parents and children.

Kids Fringe offered four days of free shows, workshops, and art experiences.

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival

During the closing ceremonies, Orlando Fringe named Open Scene, Sonflower Joy Music, and Without Fear Theatre as the organizations chosen for the inaugural season of The Collective incubator program at the year-round performing arts venue. Fringe ArtSpace on Church Street.

The three organizations will be participating in an 18-month program for emerging and established arts organizations to produce full-run productions at Fringe ArtSpace.

The productions will become the showcase productions for the Fringe ArtSpace season starting Spring 2024.

Each of the three arts organizations will receive up to $20,000 to produce their shows and attend sessions, as well as over $35,000 in in-kind services sponsored by the Downtown Development Board.

Orlando Fringe Artistic and Marketing Director Desiree Montes commented “We are elated to name these organizations as the members of our first Collective and get this dream of a program on its feet,” She continued “Coming off of our incredible 32nd festival, which serves as a pipeline for many organizations to create, experiment, and grow, we are excited to expand that platform through our year-round performing arts venue and The Collective program to continue amplifying voices, uplifting and highlighting our artistic community.”

We can't wait to see what productions take to the stage at Fringe Artspace in the not too distant future!

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival

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