The Lineup

Over 40 productions and 200 performances await you at the 14th Annual Cincy Fringe. View the Full Schedule of Performance Fringe offerings by clicking on the image below.
Or scroll down to learn more about individual productions! FRINGE AWAY!

(Shows listed in alphabetical order.)

 

8 x 10
from Solitary Project out of Brooklyn, NY
A one-man show about the effects of solitary confinement.


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: Drama, Political Themes, Social Justice
Rated: R (17+)

 

Anonymous
from T[HERE] out of Cincinnati, OH
Faceless strangers. True stories. Compelling works of art.


Primary Lineup – Dance
Tags: Dance, Play w/ Music, Storytelling
Rated: PG-13 (13+)

 

Balls of Yarns
from Paul Strickland Presents out of Cincinnati, OH
A weird-larious one-man musical adventure. Songs! Yarns! Balls!


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: Comedy, Play w/ Music, Storytelling
Rated: PG-13 (13+)


 

bed (a fever dream)
from Performance Gallery out of Cincinnati, OH
Unique, funny, surreal theatre exploring the world of our beds.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Comedy, Physical Theatre, Political Themes
Rated: PG-13

 

Busted Bumpers and Other Metaphors
from Alexx Rouse out of Cincinnati, OH
A non-whiny solo show for anyone with a dad.


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: Dramaedy, Storytelling
Rated: PG-13

 

ComedySportz Cincinnati
from OTRimprov out of Cincinnati, OH
Competitive comedy improv for everyone.


Special Event – Improv
Tags: Comedy, Improv
Rated: Family Friendly


 

Fight for 52₵
from Howard Petrick out of San Francisco, CA
The organizer of the most influential strike in US history.


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: Drama, Political Themes, Social Justice
Rated: PG-13 (13+)

 

FloatBrilliance
from dropshift dance out of Chicago, IL
An immersive dance experienced through vibrant and evocative imagery.


Primary Lineup – Dance
Tags: Dance, Women's Themes
Rated: Family Friendly

 

Gen & Mabel
from Caps Lock Theatre out of New York, NY
Two women trying to fall in love – and failing.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Dramaedy, LGBTQ Themes, Women's Themes
Rated: PG-13


 

GOD OF OBSIDIAN
from Gideon Productions out of Queens, New York
A dark fairytale about a gaslighting relationship.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Drama, Mental Health Themes, Men's Themes
Rated: PG-13

 

Home
from Homegrown Theater out of Cincinnati, OH
A psychological thriller questioning the feeling and safety of home.


Primary Lineup – Interdisciplinary
Tags: Drama, Mental Health Themes
Rated: PG-13

 

If a Tree Falls
from Tongue of the Mind out of Cincinnati, OH
A fallen tree troubles a couple with communication issues.


FringeDevelopment – Theatre
Tags: Comedy, LGBTQ Themes, Women's Themes
Rated: PG-13


 

Invisible Girl
from ImagiNation Incorporated out of Cincinnati, OH
Black girl seeks sewer for rent and confronts societal specters.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: African-American Themes, Women's Themes, Shadow Puppetry
Rated: R (Simulated Sex Acts)

 

Is That All There Is?
from Cincinnati LAB Theatre out of Cincinnati, OH
Spotlights fade, music sours, wigs fray…so let's keep dancing?


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Dramaedy, Play w/ Music, Sibling Rivalry
Rated: PG-13

 

kates
from Cait Robinson out of Cincinnati, OH
An Orkney Island fairytale reimagined in an Americana rock dreamscape.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Multi-Cultural Themes, Physical Theatre, Women's Themes
Rated: Family Friendly


 

Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan
from Cornfed Productions out of Iowa City, IA
Comedian uses Shakespeare to examine hilarious things like misogyny.


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: Comedy, Political Themes, Women's Themes
Rated: PG-13

 

Larry 13:2
from Muwhahaha Productions out of Cincinnati, OH
A blasphemous exploration into the power of choice.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Dramaedy, Women's Themes, Religious Themes
Rated: PG-13

 

Mind Mechanics
from Hannah Scott/Western Kentucky University Dance Company out of Bowling Green, KY
A look into the inner workings of the tormented mind.


Primary Lineup – Dance
Tags: Dance, Mental Health Themes, Social Justice
Rated: PG-13


 

mOTHER
from Odds & Ends Productions out of Pittsburgh, PA
One woman’s journey of exploring and ultimately rejecting motherhood.


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: Storytelling, Women's Themes
Rated: R(Adult Language)

 

My Darling Dilophosaurus
from Autumn Kaleidoscope out of Cincinnati, OH
Being a parent is hard, especially to a baby dinosaur!


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Comedy, Puppetry, Dinosaur Themes
Rated: Family Friendly

 

Nine Short Plays for the Theatre
from Joe Stollenwerk out of Vermillion, SD
Fast, fun, and eclectic collage of short pieces exploring performance.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Comedy, Women's Themes
Rated: PG-13


 

OTRimprov: IF Cincy Awakens
from OTRimprov/IF Cincy out of Cincinnati, OH
Inventive Improv Comedy with OTRi and Friends


Special Event – Improv
Tags: Comedy, Improv
Rated: PG-13

 

pet fish are for killing by accident
somehow it's really quite inevitable

from Dehydrated Mermaid Productions out of Cincinnati, OH
Pet fish exist to die. Just like love.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Dramaedy, LGBTQ Themes, Women's Themes
Rated: PG-13

 

Place/Setting
from Pones out of Cincinnati, OH
Discover true stories of local immigrants around the dinner table.


Primary Lineup – Interdisciplinary
Tags: Dance, Drama, Multi-Cultural Themes
Rated: PG-13


 

Play for Now
from Unleash the Cookie Crew out of Cincinnati, OH
A little boy deals with a sad part of life.


Primary Lineup (FringeNext) – Theatre
Tags: Drama, Mental Health Themes, Death
Rated: PG-13

 

Reagachev
from Blackburn & James out of Cincinnati, OH
The Cold War gets hot, heavy, and (interestingly enough) musical.


Primary Lineup (FringeNext) – Musical
Tags: Comedy, LGBTQ Themes, Musical
Rated: PG-13

 

Reaper
from Blackbird Dance Theatre out of Lexington, KY
An original dance concert about facing your fears.


Primary Lineup (FringeNext) – Interdisciplinary
Tags: Dance, Drama, Dance Theatre
Rated: Family Friendly


 

Romeo + Juliet + Anybodys
from The Functional Shoes out of New York City, NY
There's a place for us…but not for Anybodys.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Play w/ Music, Women's Themes
Rated: PG-13

 

Rumi's Field
from Lakshmi Sriraman out of Lexington, KY
Dance work exploring our relationship with the elements of nature.


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: Dance, Storytelling, Indian Themes
Rated: Family Friendly

 

Sa'idah
from The Brink Theatre Co. out of Cincinnati, OH
Sa'idah, a Syrian refugee, is adopted by white celebrity couple.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Multi-Cultural Themes, Political Themes, Social Justice
Rated: PG-13


 

Saturday Night
from The Infinity Ball out of Cincinnati, OH
Musical story of friendship, psycho ex-girlfriends, tacos, and love.


Special Event – Interdisciplinary
Tags: Music, Multimedia
Rated: PG-13

 

Spy in the House of Men
from Penny: For Your Thoughts out of Rochester, NY
A One-Woman Show with Balls.


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: Dramaedy, LGBTQ Themes
Rated: PG-13

 

SUMATRAN RHINO
from Hugo West Theatricals out of Cincinnati, OH
Would you continue the human race?


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Theatre of Cruelty
Rated: R (Adult Language, Adult Situations)


 

The Disappearance of Nicole Jacobs,
part 1: The Sister

from Bridget and Trey out of Cincinnati, OH
The town searched for Nicole. Her sister searched for strength.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Drama
Rated: PG-13

 

The Great Invention
from Panda Head Theatre out of Cashiers, NC
Two gibberish speaking humanoids build
a malfunctioning teleporation machine.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Comedy, Physical Theatre, Puppetry
Rated: Family Friendly

 

The Monster Songs
from Dr. Dour & Peach out of Washington, DC
Two clowns sing songs about monsters.


Primary Lineup – Musical
Tags: Comedy, Musical, Storytelling
Rated: Family Friendly


 

The Pink Hulk: One Woman's Journey
to Find the Superhero Within

from Valerie David out of New York, NY
Cancer diagnosis means only one thing: Time to get laid!


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: Comedy, Drama, Women's Themes
Rated: R (Adult Language)

 

Totally Untrue Stories- Totally Unlike
Any Nocturnal Flying Insect

from Lepp Fabrications out of South Charleston, WV
Hilarious, honest but untrue storytelling and comedy.


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: Comedy, Storytelling, Alternative Facts
Rated: Family Friendly

 

trueFRINGE 2017
from True Theatre out of Cincinnati, OH
True stories from 5 Fringe artists from this year's Festival!


Special Event – Storytelling
Tags: Storytelling, True Stories, Live Music
Rated: PG-13


 

Two Truths:
Notes on the Cinematographer

from The Carnegie, Chase Public, & The Mini Microcinema out of Cincinnati, OH
Explore the relationship between cinema and theatre in real time.


Special Event – Interdisciplinary
Tags: Multimedia, Audience Participation
Rated: PG-13

 

Vapers at the Gate
from The Burying Beetles out of Cincinnati, OH
Refugees from Trump World kidnapped by Che Guevara's Elvish twin.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Comedy, Environmental Themes, Political Themes
Rated: R (Violence, Simulated Drug Use, Simulated Sex Acts, Adult Language)

 

TBA
from TBA out of TBA
TBA


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: TBA
Rated: PG-13


 

What She Found There
from InBocca Performance out of Cincinnati, OH
Be bold, be bold, but not too bold…


Primary Lineup – Interdisciplinary
Tags: Physical Theatre, Puppetry, Women's Themes
Rated: R (Violence, Nudity)

 

Where There Were Woods
from Samara Lerman out of Seattle, WA
A journey of survival, courage and the power of storytelling.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Drama, Social Justice, Storytelling
Rated: PG-13

 

White Privilege
from Mad Prophet of Doom out of Cincinnati, OH
The Whitest Man in America comes clean about his white​ privilege.


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: African-American Themes, Men's Themes, Social Justice
Rated: R (Adult Language)


 

Wilderness Survival
from Jimmy Grzelak out of Philadelphia, PA
An Eagle Scout's doomsday prep for 2017.


Primary Lineup – Solo Performance
Tags: Comedy, Political Themes, Campfire
Rated: PG-13

 

Zelda and Hadley: Together At Last
from E Cubed Productions out of Cincinnati, OH
A revenge dramedy radio show inspired by infidelity.


Primary Lineup – Theatre
Tags: Improv, Women's Themes, Radio Drama
Rated: PG-13

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