When: Aug. 19-27, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 2016
@ Grand Center, 3526 Washington Blvd.
Fringe showcases theatre and dance, storytelling and spoken word, burlesque, acrobatics, visual art and more in a one-of-a-kind pressure-cooker of artistic expression. 2016 will see the premiere of microtheater (short performances for an audience of no more than 13 patrons in an intimate, immersive setting), spin rooms (post show talk backs an workshops), and an incubator program (a specialized collaborative showcase setting with more support for emergent artists). Over half of the Festival performances will focus on stories of individuals underrepresented in the mainstream performing arts based on ethnicity, gender identity, language, dialect, age, physical ability, BMI, or other barrier.