ABOUT FRINGES: Fringes are unjuried theatre festivals featuring mostly performance art - from traditional theatre to puppetry to spoken word. The first Fringe started in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and has grown into one of the biggest arts festivals in the world. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Pittsburgh Fringe Festival supports adventurous and exploratory performing artists, in the Fringe tradition, by showcasing their unjuried artistic expression in a professional environment to equally as adventurous audiences and opportunities.
OUR MISSION: The mission of the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival is to support adventurous and exploratory performing artists by showcasing their unjuried artistic expression in a professional environment to equally adventurous audiences.
We seek to enhance this connection through performances, continuing education, workshops, discussions, and forums. Pittsburgh Fringe Festival is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Pittsburgh Fringe Festival must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
With 2018 being only the fifth annual Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, every donation (no matter how much you can give) helps in establishing the Festival and to help it grow.
This year it will be held in the North Side of Pittsburgh.
We are proud members of USAFF (US Association of Fringe Festivals), and World Fringe, and we regularly meet up with directors of other fringes around the US and the World. (So if you have questions about touring, we may be able to help answer your questions.)
During the festival, Artists Image Resource Inc at 518 Foreland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 will serve as our Fringe Central!