1 Dec 2016


Available Light at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1983. Photo by Tom Vinetz. Performers: Lucinda Childs, Nan Friedman, Meg Harper, Janet Kaufman, Priscilla Newell, Steve Bromer, Michael Ing, Erin Matthiessen, Daniel McCusker, Ande Peck, and Garry Reigenborn.


So Percussion. Photo by David Andrako.


Back to Back Theatre's Food Court with the Necks, presented at FringeArts' 2012 festival. Photo by Jeff Busby.


Photo by Laurent Philippe. Pictured: Shantala Shivalingappa in Namasya.

FringeArts commissions, develops, and presents a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia. Works are staged during the annual Fringe Festival, and, since 2013, in a full-year schedule of performances by local, national, and international artists. FringeArts' Center-supported works include Elevator Repair Service's world premiere production of The Select: The Sun Also Rises; the US premiere of Food Court by Australia's Back to Back Theatre; and a reimagined production of choreographer Lucinda Childs' 1983 work Available Light. In 2016, FringeArts received Center support to bring South African playwright Brett Bailey to Philadelphia for a three-week residency and a presentation of his adaptation of Verdi's opera Macbeth, set in the Democratic Republic of Congo.