If you aren’t able to make it for Halloween in New Orleans, but you’re still looking to get weird in the Big Easy, New Orleans Fringe Festival 2013 may be the festival for you – as their motto reads “Fearless Performers… Fearless Audiences.” The festival is “wild, weird, and fresh original theater of all types,” taking place throughout various neighborhoods in New Orleans. You’re likely to see types of theater, dance, music, and art that is somewhat surprising and unconventional. But that’s the point. Any type of art is welcome – one second you’ll be watching a mime act, and the next will be a comedian, followed by a modern dance group. You never know exactly what to expect, making the festival fun for a variety of different types of people.
New Orleans Fringe Fest 2013 Shows
This year will include 77 incredible performing groups from all over the US and beyond. Performances include circus arts, storytelling, spoken word, puppetry, poetry, multimedia, improvisational, dance, comedy, burlesque and much, much more! There are two types of venues for the show: Fringe Managed Venues and Bring Your Own Venues (BYOV). The Fringe Managed Venues include six venues plus a location for the Fringe spoken word feature event. Bring Your Own Venues are shows that are organized by the artist in unusual locations and also include traditional theaters throughout New Orleans.
Family Fringe at New Orleans Fringe Fest 2013
Fringe Fest is a great event for families. It includes free art activities, performances, workshops, music and more. Family Fringe is FREE and open to the public. It takes place November 23 and 24 from 12pm-5pm at the Marigny Opera House at the corner of Dauphine and St. Ferdinand.
New Orleans Fringe Fest 2013 Parade
The GoodChildren Fringe parade is an exciting collaboration of performers, community and the wonderful atmosphere of street parades we so adore in New Orleans. The parade will take place Saturday, November 23, at 2:00pm. This year’s theme is “Superstition!”
Bienville House loves any guest who enjoys the weirdness of New Orleans, so learn more on the New Orleans Fringe Fest 2013 official website, and stay with Bienville House Hotel during your awesome Fringe Fest weekend!