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“So ready for Scotland.”

So ready for Scotland.”

With that began an interview of Sarah Curnoles, producer and director of the 2015 Charm City Fringe Fest Audience Choice Award winner, A Fool’s Paradise. In just a few days, Sarah and her company will be the second Festival award-winner to take their production to Scotland to perform in the largest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Meet Charm City Fringe’s 2016 Adjudication Panel!

The Charm City Fringe team is proud to introduce the adjudication panel for our 2016 season! For the first time ever, we invited friends from across the Baltimore theatre community to help review all of our applications.

Read on for a bit of background on a few of our amazing 2016 panelists.

Holiday Wrap

Blink and you’ll miss it!

The 2015 Fringe Festival has wrapped, Thanksgiving has passed, and I lost my job! Before I take off for Portland and the Bay Area to visit some close friends in distant places, let’s fill you in on all the good stuff.


A hapless block of soy is eviscerated for the crowd's amusement in The Medicine Show [click image to see full photo].

We’re currently reconstructing our galleries to make them easier to view and a lot more attractive to boot. Check out how they look so far! Each year’s festival events are now viewable by clicking on each year’s respective poster, you might even find yourself in there!


This year’s winner of the 2015 Audience Choice Award went to the exciting, high-energy: THAT WAY MADNESS LIES: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes, directed by Sarah Curnoles.

The 2015 Best of Fringe was a difficult choice, and went to the incredibly original, funny, and all-around Fringey: THE TRIAL OF HANNAH PORN, by Alexandra Tydings.


We want to hear from you. Tell us what you liked, what you didn't, and what you want to see next year! Please fill out this brief survey that will help us to better serve you, our fans and readers, and pass it along.


Thanks again for all of your support. As we often say, Fringe exists for you and because of you! Your support makes each year possible.

Please consider making a donation to support Fringe and our efforts to cultivate Baltimore as a hub for theatre and the performing arts, to elevate the status of our city, and to be a part of the solution! Click here or on the donate button below to make a tax-deductible contribution to Fringe before the end of the year.

Have a wonderful holiday season, and a safe New Year. See you in 2016!

Keep fringing,

Zach & Mike, Co-founders

100% Growth! 100% Better?

It's true! And we think so! We’ve got twice as many artists and venues this year, which means tons of options to choose from. Learn more about the festival, our new launch party, how to be a part of Fringe, and more below.


CCF is now an official member of the United States Association of Fringe Festivals, or USAFF for short. That’s helped attract 23 different artists and performing companies this year, coming from across the city, state, and even the country.

The full lineup with show descriptions and bios on all 23 artists is now live on our tickets & events page.


New for this year, we are throwing a grand opening to kick off the festival at Joe Squared on November 5th at 7pm. Come celebrate in style, with live music, previews of this year’s festival artists, a photo booth, and more!

With your admittance to the launch party, you also receive your festival button, a drink ticket, snacks by Joe Squared, and drink specials all night.

Get your tickets now!


Be a part of the Charm City Fringe Festival! Want to see the inner workings of a festival, meet the artists, or just go to free shows? Sign up to volunteer today! Email with any questions.

Would you like to learn more about working for Fringe? Visit our jobs page to see all of our postings and how to apply.


The Charm City Fringe Academy participated with the Shriver Center and Choice Program at the Imagining America Conference on October 3rd and 4th. We explored our model of using art as a means of social justice and a catalyst for change.  Our workshops over the last month have prepared youth for short performances in dance, hip-hop, and scene work.  Through the conference, we are able to strengthen our current program and spread our message to other organizations across the country and look forward to continue growing the Academy in 2016.

We're so excited to welcome you out to Fringe this year. Can't wait to see you there!

Zach & Mike, Co-Founders