Posts tagged #theatre project

Nights to Meet You!

Good Tidings, Fringers. There’s no better way to celebrate a city and community than through its arts and culture!  Charm City Fringe has a lot in store for our city in the coming months, check it out!

The Festival Apps

If you have an idea for a great production, the Charm City Fringe Fest is here for you. Applications for our 4th annual Charm City Fringe Fest are open now through June 28th. Heck, if you already have a production and a place to stage it, Bring Your Own Venue! Learn about both here!

Poster art by Kevin Sherry and Andy Schoeb

The Money

More money? YES! Artists now receive 80% or more of their ticket sales, a nearly 30% increase over years’ past. What’s more, BYOV artists receive 100%.

Immerse Yourself!

A brand new event, Nights on the Fringe is a “farmers market” for the arts. Imagine a lobby full of gallery works and wandering artists there to entertain you, followed by a bill featuring an array of performing arts, multimedia, and theatre. Now stop imagining, and get excited, because it is happening live at Baltimore Theatre Project, June 26th and 27th!

Tickets go on sale soon, so stay up to date on the full lineup of artists!

The Venues

We’re also very happy to welcome some new venues into the fold this year. New to Fringe are Gallery 788 in Hampden as well as the Terrault Contemporary located in the Copy Cat building in Station North.  We can’t wait to show off these new venues and welcome audiences back to the historic Church & Co., located just off the Avenue in Hampden!

Want to have as much fun, sun, and beers in hand as these gents? Sign up to learn more about volunteering!

The Volunteers

Charm City Fringe exists due to your continued support of the arts in Baltimore and we thank you for this. If you want to jump into the fold or learn more, we invite you to reach out to our new volunteer coordinators, Renée and Michael, at volunteer@charmcityfringe.com, or you can click the link above.

 

Roles in the Charm City Fringe organization come in all shapes and sizes, join in on the fun. We’re here!

-Michael Brush, Co-founder

Support the arts! Make a 100% tax-deductible contribution to Charm City Fringe today through our easy and secure account, above.

Theatre, and Music, and Beers! Oh My!

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.

Click here to get the scoop on all of this year's performers

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. 

Want the first peak at the 2014 artwork for the Charm City Fringe Fest? Well, you've found it, the wonderful work of Navid Azeez!

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!

With love, 

Michael Brush, co-founder

Artscape, Festival, and the Omnipresent "More"

Holy wow! It’s July 4th and I missed last month’s blog. Well, sometimes you miss a blog here and there. We hope you got by all right, and never fear, we’re back.

Since you last heard, a lot has gone down here at Charm City Fringe HQ (hence the missed blog, in fact): we’re getting sponsored by our friends at The Brewer's Art, expanding the festival into Hampden, and we received a ton of applicants for the 2014 Fringe Fest—that’s coming up in November, you know! I can speak for myself, but I’m also going to speak for the rest of the Fringe team when I say that we’re excited by the mix of artists and companies coming to Fringe this year.

Do you think alien encounters may be ripe for the theatrical picking? Well we have that, TWICE!

Puppets? Yes, please.

Interpretive dance and narrative storytelling? You bet.

Shakespeare? This is a theatre festival, of course there’s going to be Shakespeare (this time, a comedy!).

Improv? Darn tootin’!

There’s more too, but to find that out, you will just have to follow us on The Facebook to stay up to date (got a smartphone, more of a Twitter user? Follow us @CharmCityFringe).

“But Zach, the festival is sooo far away, it’s in November!” Oh yes, little one, but fear not, your favorite Fringe peeps will be at Artscape this July 18-20. We’ll have a table at the GBCA tent and at Theatre Project too! We’re going to have some inside scooping going on for the festival, plus our cool new T-shirts, some classic merch from Fringe past, FREE stickers, and…wait for it…

 

A SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR FESTIVAL PASSES AND BUTTONS!

 

That’s about it for now. Oh yea, we’re still accepting BYOV (that’s Fringe-speak for Bring Your Own Venue) productions through the end of the month, so it’s not too late to join Fringe! Don’t scare Michael again like you did last time, send those apps in!

^last time

Cheers,

Zach Michel

Co-founder, Festival Producer, and Tardy Blog Writer