Fringe Updates & News!

Browse below for all the latest updates, news items, and notifications from Team TiFf!  Special offers, artist features, and more can be found below!

2019 Dates and Application info!

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Hello Tampa Fringers! We are pleased to announce the dates for the third annual Tampa International Fringe Festival: May 2-11, 2019 We've got some pretty big changes coming your way, as we are always looking to take artist and audience feedback on board (it's Our festival!), so keep an eye out for our application info…

TiFf 2018 Teaser Video!

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Fringe Friendly Say What?!

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Yes, it is true the button is NOT required for entry to 2018 shows! Instead, at the behest of many an audience member last year, we have added a lesser fee that helps support the festival, as 100% of the ticket price goes straight to the artist! But we still have buttons for you. FRINGE…

Why Lotto?

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The second annual Tampa Fringe artist lottery is almost upon us - just two days left to apply and, as the day approaches, I thought I would take a moment to address a topic that seems to interest many of our participants and audience members alike: Why a Lottery? We do not pick the shows…

Name Our Mascot!

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Tampa Fringe Wins Best of the Bay Award!

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We are so grateful to be the recipients of Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay critic's pick award for Best Moment when Local Theater Turned a Corner! "One day theater historians will point to May 2017 as the moment when the Tampa International Fringe Festival first came to the Cigar City and changed everything." In a…
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2018 Applications OPEN!!!

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Hey there, fellow Fringerinos!  The Tampa International Fringe Festival is now accepting applications for our 2018 festival!  We will be hosting 30 companies in four venues, with accepted artists receiving 6 performances each in one of our fine venues. If you have a show, whether it's a fully-fledged idea or a half-baked concept, or just…
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Jeff Norton Dream Grant – Keeping Us Dreaming!!!

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Wow!  What a year!  We have been awarded the 2017 Jeff Norton Dream Grant by Theatre Tampa Bay! Like many Tampa natives, we all went to school at USF and knew Jeff Norton as a giving, talented, and dedicated artist.  I attended a few stage combat workshops of his, and enjoyed several engaging chats with…
Tags: 2018, Awards, Funding, Grants

Thanks to the Ybor City Development Corporation for Our First Grant!!!

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We are so proud to announce that we have been selected as grant recipients of the Ybor City Development Corporation's Special Event Co-Sponsorship.  Our festival aims to be a major cultural force in the Bay Area, bringing exposure opportunities to local artists and companies, and creating opportunities for intersection with national and international voices to…

Goodbye, Sweet Phoenix…

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We are saddened to hear the news that Tampa's beloved events space, and one of our four venues from the 2017 festival, the Urban Phoenix Studios, have closed their doors.  Time marches on, and all things must change, but it is sad to say goodbye.  We will miss you!
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Prepping for the Next Festival

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Thanks so much, Tampa!  We've had a great time in the sunshine with you all!  This year's festival was such an incredible experience, with excited and enthusiastic audiences, dedicated press, and incredible artists and work. Now, we're heading off to take a little break, and then it's time to begin putting things in place to…

In the News – WMNF Art In Your Ear

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  "The Tampa International Fringe Fest comes in to rattle your brain." WMNF's JoEllen Schilke talks with artists Thom Mesrobian (Callbacks), Giles Davies & Nicole Jeannine Smith (Lady Love), and Staci Sabarsky (Dark Vanilla Jungle) about the festival, their shows, and fringe in general! Listen to the entire interview here! Check out Art in Your Ear's page…

In the News: Herald-Tribune Interview

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"Tampa joins fringe festival circuit with new weekend event" The Herald-Tribune's Arts Editor, Jay Handelman, interviews Festival Director, William Glenn, about what makes fringe, how to make the most of the festival, and the why fringe...   Read the full interview here!

In the News: Watermark Fringe Feature

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"We also have the birth of a new Fringe in Tampa’s Ybor City which is only tasting the first breezes of its growth, and doing so with aplomb." Watermark's Editor, Billy Manes, waxes philosophical about fringe and its importance to Central Florida. Read the entire feature here!

In the News – Creative Loafing Local Picks!

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"Tampa International Fringe Festival: Shows by local artists we can't wait to see" Creative Loafing Tampa's Editor, David Warner, lists his local "picks of the fringe". Check out the entire list here!

In the News – Creative Loafing Speaks with Dandy Darkly!

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"He’s just Dandy: Talking with the creator of the quintessentially Fringe-y Dandy Darkly" Creative Loafing Tampa talks to one of our exciting national acts, Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth! Read the entire interview here!

In the News – Creative Loafing Feature

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"Here comes the Fringe!" Creative Loafing Tampa's Editor, David Warner, interviews Festival Producer, Trish Parry on all things fringe! Read the entire interview here!

In the News – 83degrees Talks May Art in Tampa

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"Fringe festival comes to Ybor; outdoor art events abound during the month of May" 83degrees' Cheryl Rogers talks about the upcoming Tampa Fringe with Festival Producer, Trish Parry, and discusses other upcoming arts events in the Bay Area. Read the entire piece here!

In the News – Jewish Press Tampa Features The Actual Dance

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"Jewish playwright takes on wife’s cancer diagnosis" Jewish Press of Tampa's Misann Ellmaker highlights Sam Simon's The Actual Dance. Read the entire piece here!    

In the News – Broadway World Talks with Breakneck Julius Caesar

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"BREAKNECK JULIUS CAESAR Comes to the First Tampa International Fringe Festival" Broadway World takes a time out with Breakneck Julius Caesar's Tim Mooney to talk about his work and this upcoming production! Read the entire interview here!

TiFf Now Accepting Donations

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Looking To Make a Difference? If you're as excited as we are about the Tampa International Fringe Festival, you're probably wondering how you can get involved.  There are lots of ways!  You can volunteer, play host to an artist, or help out in other ways.  But not everyone has time to pitch in a helping hand...…

So Just Exactly What Are Fringe Buttons?

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Fringe Buttons Help Fringe Happen! Our sexy TiFf buttons are not required but are a great way to support the Tampa Fringe!  They're stylish, affordable, and good for the festival! You'll get discounts to businesses all over Ybor, and spread the word! So far, you'll be getting discounts at Kelly Days Firehouse Tavern, The Brass…

Eliminator Passes Are Here!

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The Future is Unlimited! Attention, hardcore fringers!  We are proud to announce our festival-wide Eliminator Passes!  These coveted passes are limited in number, and offer you the best way to smash this festival!  For just $300 dollars, you can see as many shows as you want, in any of our venues! In addition to seeing all…

Featured Artist: Mad Madame Payne Productions

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This Featured Artist is Presenting: She Touched My Lemons Can you describe how you go about making your work? When I'm inspired I write in extremes. It's personal, silly, or very serious. I want to write something that everyone can connect to. Even if the story is different. What's drives you as an artist/company? As…

Featured Artist: The Actual Dance

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This Featured Artist is Presenting: The Actual Dance Can you describe how you go about making your work? Improv is the source of my creative impulse. It is a form of story telling and there is a technique of improvising a story, writing it down and performing. I have learned to find creative collaborators --…

2017 Festival Artists Announced!

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We are so excited to announce that we have selected our 2017 festival lineup!  In a live drawing and fund-raising event held at New World Brewery (our Fringe Central), Trish Parry (Festival Producer) pulled the names of the twenty-nine artists and companies who will be presenting work on the stages for our debut festival! Our exclusive…

The First Annual TiFf Lottery Drawing is Almost Here!

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The drawing will be held at New World Brewery, the site of our Fringe Central! Join us to find out all about the festival, get to meet some of the local artists hoping to tread the boards and share their best with all of you!  While you're at it, why not grab a drink and…

In the News – Tampa Bay Times’ Top Things To Do in Tampa Bay!

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"Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 4" Times staff lists the most awesome things to do in Tampa Bay on February 4th, 2017, and our lottery drawing makes the cut!   Read the entire list here!

T-Shirts! T-Shirts! Get ’em While They’re Hot!

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...Red Hot, That Is! Our fashionable t-shirts are bold, stylish, and say a lot about you when you sport them around town!  For just $25.00, you can let everyone know just how avant-garde and forward thinking you are and you can enjoy the sense of quiet self-satisfaction you'll get from knowing you helped support something as totally…

Calling All Couches!

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Want Free Art?!?  Love meeting new people!?!  Live somewhere with beds, couches, or mattresses?!? You could help TiFf in a BIG way without having to lift a finger!  You set the terms and let us introduce you to your new best friend(s)! What Couches Have to Do with Fringe? We here at TiFf are striving…

Applications are OPEN!

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It's Official!  TiFf (the Tampa International Fringe Festival) is now accepting applications for our first annual 2017 festival!  As this is our debut year, we are keeping costs low!  Just $25.00 application fee and, if you are one of the lucky acts to get drawn for the final lineup, $100 registration fee! In accordance with…

TiFf Proud to Announce Exclusive Media Partnership with Creative Loafing!

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We are so excited to announce that Creative Loafing Tampa has signed on as our exclusive media sponsor for our first annual festival! Following talks between our Festival Director, William Glenn, and David Warner, CL's Editor, the widely read publication behind such popular events as Best of the Bay, Gasp!, and the Creative Loafing Beerfest…