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Scranton Fringe Festival opens artist applications for inaugural October event

Scranton Fringe Festival opens artist applications for inaugural October event
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The Scranton Fringe Festival has opened artist applications today for its first-ever event to be held Oct. 1-4, giving local artists of all kinds a brand new platform to express themselves that is unique to the area.

Applications can be found on the festival’s website and will close on April 10. There are no application or production fees. Artists will be contacted by or on May 1 in regards to their acceptance. All selected artists and productions will receive artist passes to all festival performances as well as 50 percent off their own box office revenue.

Taking inspiration from other performing arts fringe festivals across the country, the Scranton Fringe Festival is being organized by community members headed by founder/executive director Conor O’Brien, the former co-director of The Vintage Theater in Scranton. The event, which takes place across several venues throughout the city, will be centered around original performing arts, from drama to dance, though all art is welcome – both family-friendly and uncensored work.

For more information about the festival and its purpose, see this earlier post or visit

Those wishing to contribute to the festival in a different way can attend a fundraiser and artists mixer at POSH at the Scranton Club (404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., which is open to the public. A donation of $15 pays for fringe entertainment, including poetry by Charlotte Lewis; appetizers; and an open bar with beer, wine, and soda for those 21+. Visit the Facebook event page for further info.