Manila joins more than 200 international Fringe Festivals around the world as it prepares to launch the first-ever Fringe Manila Festival on Feb. 12, 2015. Registrations to be a Fringe artist are now open and will accept participants only until Nov. 3, 2014.
Fringe Manila is an open access, artist-driven, uncensored arts and community festival that will showcase fresh, daring and groundbreaking works. It will highlight the unique point of view of emerging and established artists from the Philippines and all over the world in theater, literature, music, dance, visual art, film, cabaret, performance art, circus and every other artistic genre in between.
From Edinburgh to London, New York to Philadelphia, Hong Kong to Taipei, South Africa to Melbourne, and numerous global cities with vibrant arts and culture scenes, Fringe represents the voices of artists and artistic genres that both challenge and reflect traditional and contemporary art forms.
It has opened doors to well-loved shows like “12 Angry Men,” “Stomp,” “Dani Girl” and “Potted Potter.” The Fringe Festival model has been replicated and reinvented in cities and countries throughout the world, and the Philippines is now taking its place in this extraordinary revolution.
Fringe Manila’s executive producer Brett McCallum said, “With the Philippines’ rich heritage and evolving appreciation for local and international arts, Filipinos are now more than ready to embrace this global celebration of the arts.”
Fringe Manila is the ideal platform for emerging and local established artists to take risks and share their work with diverse audiences. Artists may register by visiting www.fringemanila.com and clicking the “Register my Event” tab.
Fringe Manila is also on the lookout for venues in the city of Manila, both conventional and unconventional, to showcase arts practice in all its forms. In addition, the festival and Orange Segment Print and Design Studio are calling on artists and graphic designers to submit entries of poster designs that reinterprets the classic Filipino delicacy, halo-halo, into an iconic design or image that will brand and identify the Fringe Manila 2015 festival. Special prize and recognition awaits the contest winner.
For more details and inquiries, e-mail [email protected]; tel. no. 0998-5543200. Follow Fringe Manila on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @FringeMNL for updates.