We’ve locked down the venues, picked the artists, received more grants and support than ever before, and our educational work is taking off. Oh, and there’s going to be a Fringe Beer.
First, the artists. We’ve nearly doubled the performing companies this year. There’s a one-woman cooking show comedy and a group of clowns exploring the meaning of life. And if you’re looking for something else, there’s plenty more.
Now, the venues. Returning for their second engagement with the Fringe Fest is the historic Baltimore Theatre Project, a force in Baltimore’s theatre community since opening its Mt. Vernon doors in 1971. New to the Festival is the Chicken Box of Station North and Hampden’s Church & Company. They’re as interesting as their names might suggest: one is housed in a former NY Fried Chicken, the other nestled in an historic church off the Avenue.
Of course, all of this is made possible by the help of our sponsors. We are thrilled to join forces with Brewer’s Art. Not only are they hosting happy hours and late-night gatherings for the festival, but Brewer’s is crafting a special release Charm City Fringe Beer! It will be delicious, we promise, and exclusively available on draught at your favorite Fringe bars and venues, also a promise.
If you're getting as excited as we are then I suggest signing up right here to volunteer at this year's festival. We love our volunteers and, along with all of our love and respect, they will receive free festival passes and cool swag.
Before the fest hits in full this November, be sure to catch Charm City Fringe at HampdenFest on September 20th and again during Free Fest this October. We’ll have free giveaways, prizes, and discount tickets and buttons for the Festival!
That's all for now. Tune in next week for news on our new educational efforts!
Michael Brush, co-founder