Orlando Fringe (Facebook | Website) has just shared all the details for its 31st Annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, which will take place from May 17-30 at Orlando’s Loch Haven Park.
This year’s festival will also be host to the World Fringe Congress 2022, from May 19-23, at the Orlando Science Center. The World Fringe Congress is a meeting of Fringe producers, managers, directors, and leaders with over 70 delegates attending from Australia, Iceland, Sweden, Fiji, the UK, Canada, and more. You can meet the delegates on Saturday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. for a panel discussion on the outdoor stage.
Visual Fringe, the visual art portion of the festival, is getting its own space in the Patron’s Room at Orlando Shakes, the former Purple Venue. Fringe-goers will also be able to participate in workshops, classes, crafts, demonstrations, and other events during this year’s festival. Patrons can purchase every piece of art seen at the festival, and 100% of art sales goes back to the artists.
Last year Fringe introduced party pods, and they will make their return this year as “cabanas.” Patrons with a cabana will have a dedicated tent on the lawn all day with seating, complimentary drinks, and bar service. There are a limited number of cabanas, so patrons must reserve theirs in advance HERE.
This year, Fringe has partnered with Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company to bring a White Stout brewed especially for the 2022 Fringe Festival called “Curtains Up White Stout.” Patrons will be able to purchase the Fringe specialty beer on draft or in a 16 oz can throughout the festival grounds.
Orlando Fringe has teamed up with GoPeagus to provide shuttle buses for patrons this year as well. The shuttle buses will run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with a bus route covering The Renaissance Theatre, Savoy, Comfort Suites, Ivanhoe Brewing, and the Lake Highland overflow parking lot. We also have another bus route that will cover the Abbey and Stardust Lounge.
The festival’s official opening will take place on May 17 at 7 p.m. at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on the outdoor stage, followed by the National and International artists’ teaser show which will feature two-minute live teaser performances for touring shows representing five countries and over twenty states.
You can find more information about the Fringe Festival and its many programs at https://orlandofringe.org.