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Returns for 21st Season
October 1 – 31, 2018

After a 1-year hiatus to reenvision the festival, THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL returns for a 21st season beginning October 1st, 2018. The month-long festival is now divided in to two segments: FringeNYC and FringeBYOV. 

FringeNYC will present 84 fully staged productions by some of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies. A complete list of FringeNYC shows is now available at Scheduling info will be announced shortly. Patrons for all performances begin their FringeNYC experience at the FringeHUB at 685 Washington Street (corner of Charles Street) in the West Village and will be ushered to their venue. Tickets are $22, available beginning September 1st. All tickets are available for purchase up to 15 minutes prior to the performance, but only online or via mobile device.

FringeBYOV (“Bring Your Own Venue”) will offer performances of a variety of genres and ticket prices in venues in the outer boroughs. Participating venues will include BAX|Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Branded Saloon and Irondale Center in Brooklyn and Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, The Secret Theatre, and Q.E.D. in Queens. A complete list of shows, ticket prices, venues and scheduling will be available shortly.
Discounted multi-show passes (Fiver, Fiver Pairs, and Flex) are currently on sale at and are redeemable online during the month of September. The unlimited “Lunatic” pass is redeemable online throughout the festival. All passes are redeemed online, and can be used for both FringeNYC and FringeBYOV performances.

With attendance topping 75,000 people, THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL is New York City’s fifth largest event (just behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con). Founded in 1997, FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy. FringeNYC has presented over 3000 performing groups representing every continent, prompting Switzerland's national daily, The New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.” FringeNYC has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Matt & Ben, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, Brandon Teena, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, The Irish Curse and Silence! The Musical; movies including WTC View and Armless; and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair).  The festival has presented the New York premiere of plays by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Rolin Jones, Edna Walsh, David Greenspan, Arlene Hutton, Daniel MacIvor, Conor McPherson, and Mike Daisey, among others. FringeNYC alumni also include Bradley Cooper, Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory), Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, CNN's Inside Man), Mindy Kaling, Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin), Leigh Silverman (Violet), W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham), David Anders (iZombie) and Kristen Schall (Last Man on Earth), among countless other success stories.





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