WHAT IS A FRINGE FESTIVAL?
Since the inaugural fringe festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, Fringe Festivals have proliferated in cities across the world. Initially designed to showcase experimental theatrical works, Fringe Festivals have expanded to include performances of every shape and size, in venues from large, traditional theaters, to apartments; from museums to bowling alleys; from rooftops to parks. Fringe Festivals worldwide have expanded well beyond theater and now include, all kinds of events—music, comedy, dance, art installations, lectures, workshops, and more. Performances are typically in shared venues with simple technical resources, thus emphasizing the content of the work being presented. We hope that during this Fringe Festival, members of the Colby Community will find ways to participate by seeing performances and lectures, playing Fringe Frisbee or Cornhole, making pop-up artworks, and imagining what else could be included in a Colby Fringe. Happy First Fringe!

It’s edgy. Experimental. Collaborative. Innovative. And experiential.

 

Colby Fringe Festival Events

  • Kickoff Event: The Most (un) Documented Mexican Artist (Guillermo Gómez-Peña)– Tue, 4/9 7:00-8:30 PM – Strider Theater (TICKETED EVENT – click for tickets)
  • WORKSHOP: Guillermo Gómez-Peña Wed, 4/10 4:00-10:00 PM Runnals Dance Studio (201) (Invitation only – email mgardner@colby.edu for details)
  • Music in the Museum: The Music of Surrealism – Thu, 4/11 12:00-1:00 PM – Colby Art Museum
  • The Moors – Thu, 4/11 8:00-9:45 PM & Fri, 4/12 6:00-7:45 PM – Strider Theater
  • The Discovery of Skin – Fri, 4/12 – 2:00-2:30 PM & 4:30-5:00 PM – Cellar Theater
  • Colby Dance Company Presents Classic Confidence – Fri, 4/12 9:00-9:45 PM & Sat, 4/13 12:00-2:45 PM – Strider Theater
  • Open Workshop with Dancers from Atlanta’s Spelman College – Thu, 4/13 10:00-11:30 AM – Colby Museum of Art, Lower Jette
  • Zanele Muholi: Dance Performance – Sat, 4/13 2:00-3:30 PM – Colby Art Museum
  • Shelanu (Ours) – Sat, 4/13 8:00-9:00 PM & Sun, 4/14 2:00-3:00 PM – Strider Theater
  • Coffeehouse Saturday Night Live – Sat, 4/13 9:00 PM & Sat, 4/20 9:00 PM – Mary Low Coffeehouse
  • Live Event: Jeff Leblanc, Acoustic Artist – Sat, 4/13 9:00 PM – Pulver
  • Powder & Wig: One Acts Festival – Sun, 4/14 7:30 PM – Page Commons
  • Italian Club Film Screening: Divorzio All’Italiana (Divorce Italian Style) – Mon, 4/15 at 7 PM – Lovejoy 213
  • Feminisms & Tap Dance Class Showing – Tue, 4/16 at 9:50-10:45 AM – Runnals Dance Studio (201)
  • Tick-Tock: Memory Metamorphosis – Wed, 4/17, 9:00 – 10:00 PM  & Thu, 4/18, 4:30-5:30 PM – Strider Theater
  • Francophone Film Series: Mommy – Thu, 4/18 at 6 PM – Lovejoy 215
  • Trouble on Terra / Mem’Ried Halls – Thu, 4/18 7:00-8:00 PM & Tue, 4/23 5:00-6:00 PM – Runnals Dance Studio (201)
  • SPB Paint Night – Thu, 4/18 8:00 PM – Pulver
  • Dabke Night (Arabic Dance) – Fri, 4/19 7:00 PM – Strider Theater
  • The International Extravaganza 2019 – Sat, 4/20 7:00 PM – Page Commons
  • The Passion Project – Tue, 4/23 5:00 PM – Pugh Center
  • Kill, Move, Paradise (Staged Reading) – Wed, 4/24 6:00 PM – Wadsworth Gymnasium
  • German Department Cabaret – Thu, 4/25 7:00-8:00 PM – Runnals Dance Studio (201)
  • Latin American Theater – Fri, 4/26 7:00-8:00 PM & Sat, 4/27 7:00-8:00 PM (Saturday performance cancelled) – Cellar Theater

DO YOU, YOUR ORGANIZATION, OR YOUR CLUB HAVE AN EVENT OR PERFORMANCE YOU WOULD LIKE INCLUDED IN COLBY FRINGE?

Cool! We’re excited that you’d like to join us! Fill out the form below to tell us a little bit about your event and we will be in touch with details about being part of the Festival.
Have questions? Email Mandela Gardner at mgardner@colby.edu or stop by Runnals 104A.