Fringe x Black Scranton

The Scranton Fringe Festival is dedicated to creating a bold and engaging platform for creative and thought provoking art with minimal risk to artist and audience. Regional as well as touring artists are welcomed to present work with no censorship placed on content or artistic expression while striving to promote Scranton as a viable and creative environment.  The fifth annual Fringe Festival, September 27th – October 6th 2019 across downtown Scranton. .

The Scranton Fringe Festival is held annually across several consecutive days in multiple venues throughout downtown Scranton. Theatre, music, dance, film, comedy, puppetry and every other sort of performing-arts-production you can imagine are welcomed on the fringe! The festival is kept accessible and affordable for artists (no application fees, comparably small production fees) and audiences (special free programming, affordable tickets, hopper passes, etc) alike! 

Fringe x Black Scranton We’ve teamed up with the Fringe, and we’re shaking things up! Black Scranton Project is taking over a venue and spotlighting the plays of black and brown performers at the festival this year. Here is a list of performances by black and brown people at this Scranton Fringe Festival that you absolutely should not miss out on.

BSP X CAST TALK BACK: Saturday October 05 at 6:00pm. In between the both performances join us for a conversation with the Directors and Cast from both “Feast” and “I Know It Was The Blood.” Get an inside look at the creative process and the people behind the show.

FEAST

Created/ Choreographed By: Polanco Jones, Jr. Art Direction By: Cameron-Mitchell Ware

“An exhilarating, multi-sensory experience that celebrates Black culture and social customs. The way we use food, hair, music, and dance to fellowship will be at the helm of FEAST’s interactive and performative intentions. The experience seeks to become a spiritual migration that stimulates community engagement through the simplest gestures- offering our brothers and sisters ‘A Seat at the Table’.”

VENUE: The Space at Olive

RATING: PG-13

Friday, October 4th at 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 5th at 3:30 pm and 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 6th at 2:00 pm

Purchase tickets here

I Know It Was the Blood

Written & Performed By Tara Lake

In this award-winning story of triumph tinged with bits of heartache, a scrappy Jersey girl navigates a changing world and finds the courage to live life on her own terms. Actress, soprano, and storyteller Tara Lake takes audiences on a journey into the world of her African American girlhood of the 1980s-1990s—a world steeped in family Sundays, Church conventions, and extravagant reunions, weddings, and funerals. It’s an unforgettable sojourn embracing Southern Roots, Gospel Rhythms, and Queer Identity, in which one family’s love conquers all. Join us for a compelling performance of soul-rich theatre, storytelling, song and poetry!

VENUE: The Space at Olive

RATING: PG-13

Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm

Friday, October 4th at 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 5th at 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 6th at 5:00 pm

Purchase tickets here


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