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Minnesota Fringe Festival

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"The Vindlevoss Family Circus Spectacular!" presented by Animal Engine at Illusion Theater

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"Cecilies" presented by Intensive Care Unit at Mixed Blood Theatre

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"Ages and Stages" presented by GT Players at Mixed Blood Theatre

Fringe connects adventurous artists with adventurous audiences by creating open, supportive forums for free and diverse artistic expression.

We're the biggest performance festival in the Midwest, featuring theater, dance, comedy, physical theater, shows for kids, shows by teens, and much more. And what makes us unique in the region is that we're a non-juried event - applications for performances are selected by random lottery. The 2015 Fringe Festival will be July 29- August 10 and will feature performing companies from Minnesota and across the country.

The 2014 Fringe was a rollicking success. We'll have a full annual report ready soon, but until then, here are a few key numbers we're extra-proud of:

• 878 performances of 169 shows, highlighting the work of over 1,344 artists

• 50,265 tickets distributed over eleven days (breaking the all-time attendance record!)

• Over $258,000 in box office revenue paid to our producing companies. The average payout was an all-time high $1,531.

We kept ticket prices low – they haven’t gone up since 2004! Our top ticket price remains at $12 (plus the one-time purchase of a $4 Fringe button), with discounts available for students and multiple ticket buyers.

Volunteering is a great way for people to see a free show for every shift they work - over 400 people took us up on that offer this year and worked over 3,000 shifts.

We made the Fringe accessible for the artists in other ways as well – our low production fee (ranging from $350 to $450 depending on venue size) makes us an incredibly affordable way to get their work onstage, and for companies unable to front that much money, we offer fee deferments, allowing them to postpone payment until they’ve received their box office payout.

Your donation today will help us continue our exemplary track record of providing support to artists and engaging artistic experiences for audiences. We're proud that 75% of our budget comes from earned income, but individual contributions are still important to our bottom line.


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Organization Information

Minnesota Fringe Festival
79 13th Avenue NE
Suite 112 Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone
(612) 872-1212

Web
http://www.fringefestival.org

Email
jeff@fringefestival.org

Mission
Fringe connects adventurous artists with adventurous audiences by creating open, supportive forums for free and diverse artistic expression.

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