Ursinus Fringe

2022 Fringe Festival

23rd Annual Ursinus College Fringe Festival - September 15-18, 2022

The Ursinus Fringe Festival is a diverse, vibrant, and exciting four-day event that brings cutting-edge, experimental performances and visual arts to campus featuring professional, student, faculty, and staff artists sharing their latest theater, dance, music, film, and visual art works.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 
6:30-9:30pm: Improv Fundamentals Workshop with Guest Artist Bobbi Block*

Kaleidoscope Black Box Theater
*Free workshop limited to 24 participants. Please note that students attending this workshop will have the opportunity to participate in the 7PM public performance on Sept. 17. Sign-up information to follow.


Friday, September 16, 2022
Settle into an evening at the Berman Museum of Art and enjoy three Ursinus Fringe Festival events and three exhibitions in the museum’s galleries. Please join us for the Annual Student One-Act Play Festival (6PM), our Fringe Festival Reception (7:15PM), and a Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema screening (8PM & 9:15PM). Between these events, be sure to check out the following exhibitions at the Berman: Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection, Andrea Modica’s Theatrum Equorum, and Bahar Behbahani’s Immigrant Flora: Rising Under. All events are free and open to the public.

  • 6pm Student One-Act Play Festival (Berman Outdoor Amphitheater/rain location: Berman Pfeiffer Wing);
  • 7:15pm Dessert Reception (Berman Pfeiffer Wing);
  • 8pm & 9:15pm Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema Screenings (Berman Pfeiffer Wing Classroom #016)
Saturday, September 17, 2022
10am-5pm: Actors’ Improv Intensive Workshop with Guest Artist Bobbi Block*

Kaleidoscope Dance Studio
*Free workshop limited to 12 participants who must have attended the Sept. 15 Improv Fundamentals Workshop. There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Please note that these students will be participating in the 7PM public performance on Sept. 17.

7-9pm: Improv Performance hosted by Guest Artist Bobbi Block

Kaleidoscope Black Box Studio Theater
This event is free and open to the public! 


Kaleidoscope Black Box Studio Theater
This annual Fringe favorite features acts from Ursinus students (and sometimes faculty and staff, too!) Past cabarets have showcased singers, dancers, comedians, puppeteers, magicians, rap artists, poets, and musicians, among many others. This event is free and open to the public! 


Sunday, September 18, 2022
2:30pm: Tennessee Williams’ The Two-Character Play
                produced by Guest Artist Company The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium
                featuring Guest Artists Tina Brock and John Zak


Kaleidoscope Black Box Studio Theater
This event is free and open to the public!

Direct from the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Philadelphia’s critically-acclaimed theater company known for intelligent and accessible interpretations of classic absurdist works, brings Tennessee Williams’ The Two-Character Play to Ursinus College.
Felice and Clare are a brother and sister performing act who arrive at a decrepit “state theater in a state of unknown” and find themselves deserted by their troupe. Faced (perhaps) by an audience expecting a performance, they enact “The Two-Character Play” as their outcry from isolation, panic and fear - a Southern Gothic affair in which a brother and sister named Clare and Felice spend their lives as prisoners in the rotting house where their parents met a bloody and melodramatic end. As they dip in and out of performance, they find it difficult to differentiate themselves from their roles and reality from illusion.


The Ursinus College Fringe Festival is supported by the Arts and Lectures Fund.