3 Reasons to love Scranton Fringe – and how YOU can help!

3 Reasons to Love the Scranton Fringe Festival

The Scranton Fringe Festival is a non-profit based performing arts festival, returning to downtown Scranton for its second annual year. We need YOU to help make the 2016 festival a brilliant reality. There are many reasons to love Scranton Fringe, BUT we present to you our top three:

1. Community
The Scranton Fringe Festival is an incredible four days which brings thousands of people together. In 2015 a dozen venues participated, ranging from intimate storefronts to dance studios to a large vaudeville theater. Nearly three thousand individuals attended the festival, during which time they supported downtown hotels, restaurants, bars and retail shops! Audience members came from near and far, represented all walks of life and ages! The Scranton Fringe Festival also serves as an autumn destination event for downtown Scranton.

2. Opportunity 
The Scranton Fringe Festival provides an engaging and accessible platform for artists and audiences alike! We charge NO application fees and all productions receive fifty percent (50%) of their ticket sales. Fringe provides artists with a venue, box office staff, technical operator and marketing support. Ticket prices are kept affordable and special free programming is offered for children and their families! Fringe provides opportunities that most artists could not otherwise afford. We also keep ticket prices low for audience members – nothing beats a variety of hour long shows all offered for $10 each, or just $7 per show with one time purchase of the Fringe Button. NONE of this would be possible without support from community minded individuals like you!

3. Unity
The Scranton Fringe Festival brings together numerous artists and theater companies from across the region, as well as partnering organizations and sponsors. We encourage artists to support each other by using their Fringe passes to attend other performers shows and help give feedback among themselves on the new and innovative work presented. Local and out of town performers formed deep bonds and lasting friendships in 2015, and we have many returning artists and companies joining us again in 2016.

The mission of creating an accessible and unique performing arts festival was beautifully achieved in 2015 – and we are confident it will not only continue to survive, but grow (as long as we can receive support from you)!