Mar. 5 is the application deadline for companies and artists wishing to be part of the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival (Fringe NYC).
The third annual festival, held in all kinds of spaces and places -- indoors and out -- in lower Manhattan will include 200 productions Aug. 18-29. Special events, continuous live street performances, panel discussions, workshops, conferences and FringeJr. programming for kids, will again be part of the Fringe NYC mix.
The Present Company, lead by producing director Elena K. Holy and artistic director John Clancy, produces Fringe NYC. Completed applications will be adjudicated by a committee of panelists from the arts community.
The festival includes performances covering a wide range of disciplines: Theatre, performance art, dance, children¹s theatre, spoken word, buskers and multimedia.
In 1997, New York City became the seventh U.S. city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. Fringe NYC shows will be presented 3 PM-midnight. Tickets for all indoor productions are $11. Outdoor performances are free.
For information, applications for the 1999 festival or to become a volunteer, call (212) 420-8877.
Fringe NYC's web site is http://www.fringenyc.org. Or write to Fringe NYC, 196-198 Stanton Street, New York, NY. 10002.
-- By Kenneth Jones