(8.1) Some events will be streamed, but some can be enjoyed in real life! FringePVD, the Providence Fringe Festival, has traditionally brought hundreds of theatre, music, dance, and multimedia performing artists to the Olneyville neighborhood. But this year everything is different: With many of the usual performance spaces closed, most of the festival will be streamed through the Wilbury Group and FringePVD social media channels from July 19th through August 1st.
Digital programming includes thirty-nine performances by groups from across the country, as well as the first-ever digital Family Fringe Day, hosted by the Providence Community Library.
In real life: In addition to digital programming, special events include Front Porch Performances sponsored by TROOP, featuring FringePVD artists, and socially-distant walking tours of the borders of the city (a.k.a. the Providence “fringe”) titled The PVD Boundaries Project, presented by Walk PVD.
The image seen here is from Jenny Must Die, a “mash-up of musical comedy, Greek tragedy, Real Housewives, and fast food. Jenny Must Die is a travesty of a mockery of a parody of a play by Euripides. Any resemblance to current day plagues and tyrants is intentional.”
Fringe PVD runs from July 19th through August 1st.