What’s the Toledo Fringe Fest?
Toledo Fringe Fest’s Mission is to be a collaborative catalyst for cultural development by cultivating strikingly original artists, connecting with diverse audiences, and celebrating inclusive community.
The Toledo Fringe Fest will be a two-day presentation of performing arts not usually seen on the main stages in Toledo; rather, these performances are on the “fringe” of the mainstream performing arts. The 2018 Toledo Fringe Fest will occur September 28-29, 2018.
Performing artists will submit their pieces for selection by a panel of local, community-minded, artist-jurors. Approximately 20-25 performances will be accepted. All Fringe Fest performances will occur in the Collingwood Arts Center at 2413 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, OH 43620.
Toledo Fringe Fest Values Performances That Are:
Uncensored: the Toledo Fringe Fest Festival Committee is committed to open access; juror agreement seeks only to ensure originality, accommodate technical needs, location, and scheduling for each performance
Easy to participate in: Artists will receive basic technical assistance and a two-hour technical rehearsal block of time before the Fringe Fest. Artists will also receive half of all their performances’ ticket sales.
Original Work: the Festival Committee seeks performances that are originally creations or rarely seen in the Toledo area. Think: theatre, burlesque, slam poetry, clowning, drag, dance, circus—anything that is performing arts! Not just diverse styles, but also diverse representation of artists.
Rapid-fire: all performances will be one hour or less; artists can choose to perform once or twice during the Fringe Fest.