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Detroit Fringe Forward Festival Returns for Third Season; features work of 50+ Michigan playwrights and performing artists

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Detroit Fringe Forward Festival is proud to announce its 2016 lineup, which includes 10 new plays and performances staged over four days. The festival will highlight the work of over 45 Michigan artists and 9 Michigan writers. Continuing the momentum from 2015, the festival will continue to explore new works and celebrate connections made through the performing arts.

This year the Festival underwent a name change, as a way to illustrate the cutting edge nature and boundary-pushing aesthetics that are important not only to Detroit’s theater artists and audiences, but to the success of the festival overall. The line-up encompasses a variety of genres from narrative theater to literary-inspired musical performances to avant-garde performance art pieces. Participants will receive a small production stipend to support their work. At the end of the festival a “Jury’s Choice” and “Audience Choice” award will be given to two performances, who will each receive a fully staged production spot in CMAP’s 2016-17 season .

Please contact Detroit Fringe Forward at DetroitFringeFestival@gmail.com with any questions. The 2016 Fringe Forward Festival will run from Thursday September 15 through Sunday September 18th, 2016 at CMAP Detroit 2221 Carpenter Ave, Detroit, MI 48212. An opening night reception will directly follow the performances on Thursday, September 15. All festival audiences are welcome.

“The 2016 festival is truly a great cross-section of the performing arts work being staged in the city of Detroit.” said Carrie Morris,The Festival’s Producer and Artistic Director of CMAP (Carrie Morris Arts Production). “I am thrilled about all of the performances in this year’s line-up. It’s an amazing microcosm of boundary-breaking works!”

FOR FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFO, GO TO 2016 SCHEDULE & TICKET INFO
(Getting tickets is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! These shows sell out fast!)

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PRESS INQUIRIES:

Contact Carrie Morris (Director, CMAP; Fringe Festival Producer) at 734-545-0589

Or email DetroitFringeFestival@gmail.com

For updates: Follow Detroit Fringe Forward Festival on Facebook (Facebook.com/DetroitFringe) and Twitter (@DetroitFringe).