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Scranton/Mexican duo challenges ‘The Singularity’ with dystopian audio drama and music

Scranton/Mexican duo challenges ‘The Singularity’ with dystopian audio drama and music

From a press release: When “The Singularity” premiered at the Scranton Fringe Festival last year, the play’s dystopian themes with a wall separating people were already topical. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on this election year, a new version recorded in the style of an old radio drama seems to reflect the world outside even […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest safely presents live theatre ‘Under Glass’ on Sept. 25-27

Scranton Fringe Fest safely presents live theatre ‘Under Glass’ on Sept. 25-27

From a press release: After canceling the six annual festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scranton Fringe Festival announced “Fringe Under Glass,” an innovative walking tour of live performing arts to be staged behind the windows of various downtown Scranton storefronts from Friday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 27. During this challenging time for […]

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Scranton Fringe Festival goes ‘Under Glass’ with outdoor window theatre on Sept. 25-27

Scranton Fringe Festival goes ‘Under Glass’ with outdoor window theatre on Sept. 25-27

From a press release: As announced earlier this week, the Scranton Fringe Festival organization has officially canceled the 2020 festival as a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Originally scheduled for Sept. 25 through Oct. 4, this fringe fest would have been the sixth annual celebration of the performing arts, hosting more than […]

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2020 Scranton Fringe Festival canceled, new social distancing program planned for Sept. 25-27

2020 Scranton Fringe Festival canceled, new social distancing program planned for Sept. 25-27

From a press release: After an extensive period of careful review, the Scranton Fringe Festival organization has officially announced the cancellation of the 2020 festival as a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. This fringe fest would have been the sixth annual celebration of the performing arts, held across 11 days and hosted […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest cancels Big Gay StorySlam, hosts online drag show with Pissi Myles instead

Scranton Fringe Fest cancels Big Gay StorySlam, hosts online drag show with Pissi Myles instead

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival announced today that its popular Big Gay StorySlam scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at the Scranton Cultural Center has been canceled, but its host, drag queen Pissi Myles, will perform in a free Facebook Live stream that night instead. Scranton Fringe organizers wrote: Hello friends! With everything […]

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VIDEO: Scranton Fringe Fest’s First Friday drag show with singer/comedian Pissi Myles

VIDEO: Scranton Fringe Fest’s First Friday drag show with singer/comedian Pissi Myles

From a press release: First Friday Scranton was once again held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, so to keep everyone entertained, the Scranton Fringe Festival hosted a virtual pop-up show on Friday, May 1 starring Pissi Myles. Myles is an accomplished drag comedian, singer, and hostess from New Jersey who has become a recurring […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest hosts free First Friday drag show live with comedian Pissi Myles

Scranton Fringe Fest hosts free First Friday drag show live with comedian Pissi Myles

From a press release: First Friday Scranton is once again online due to the coronavirus pandemic, so to keep everyone entertained, the Scranton Fringe Festival is hosting a virtual pop-up show this Friday, May 1 starring Pissi Myles. Myles is an accomplished drag comedian, singer, and hostess from New Jersey who has become a recurring […]

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Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

The annual Scranton Fringe Festival is set to return on Sept. 24-Oct. 4, so it has not been canceled or postponed like so many other events have been due to the coronavirus. Its organizers and participants, however, have been forced to cancel many other live performances in the meantime, so the event launched its own […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest moves Big Gay StorySlam to June 6 for LGBT Pride Month at Scranton Cultural Center

Scranton Fringe Fest moves Big Gay StorySlam to June 6 for LGBT Pride Month at Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: Breaking out of the long-running Scranton StorySlam series, the Big Gay StorySlam is a celebration of LGBTQ+ voices, welcoming members of the community to share their stories of triumph, disappointment, humor, and heartbreak with supportive audiences. The joy of a StorySlam is that any kind of yarn can be spun, so […]

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Pittsburgh Fringe Festival director speaks at free arts breakfast at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 4

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival director speaks at free arts breakfast at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 4

From a press release: Dr. Xela Batchelder, Ph.D., executive director of the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival and professor of entertainment and arts management at Waynesburg University, will be the featured speaker at the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department’s “Wake Up with the Arts” breakfast, set for this Friday, Oct. 4 at the Scranton Cultural Center […]

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