The Cincinnati Fringe Festival was created to give artists an outlet for their work — now we’ve taken that idea to the next level with FringeDevelopment.
The work you see on stage during the Fringe takes months or sometimes years to create from inception to production. Often, in this process of developing new work, the creators need an infusion of support, ideas, personalities, and questions. One reason FringeDevelopment was created was to supply exactly that. This year’s work, Exodus (from the creative team behind last year’s FringeNext hit
The First Book of the Bible), will benefit from this concentration of artists as they utilize their creativity to move the development of a new work forward. Brian Isaac Phillips, Producing Artistic Director at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will lead the workshop working directly with the creators and Fringe artists. This workshop will provide the creators feedback, creative criticism, and support.
This workshop will give you a chance to catch a glimpse of and participate in part of the process of creating a Fringe show. Also part of FringeDevelopment are the artist workshops. A yearly occurrence typically for artists only, this year’s workshops will feature plate spinning, stage combat, and a panel discussion on touring Fringe Festivals. While you, the audience member, may not be able to join the fun of these workshops, the doors will be opened to the public for OTRi’s Improv Workshop, detailed below. Come help support these budding works and even participate in your own creative development!