2023 Fringe Festival

24th Annual Ursinus College Fringe Festival - September 13-16, 2023

 

 


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.

 

The UC Fringe is generously funded by the Arts and Lectures Committee.
All events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 

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: Jose Ortiz-Pagan’s Umbral, from the Permanent Collection: Printmaking/Worldmaking, and a trio of Janet Biggs’ video installations. All events are free and open to the public.

6 p.m.
One-Act Festival of Student-Written Work

Berman Outdoor Amphitheater
Produced by Breakaway Student Productions
*This production contains adult content that is not suitable for children.

7:15 p.m.
Fringe Opening Reception 

Berman Pfeiffer Wing

sans souci festival 8 & 9:15 p.m.
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema Screenings

Berman Pfeiffer Wing Classroom
A showcase of short films from around the world with choreography for the camera in a myriad of forms and expressions.


Thursday, September 14, 2023

Wil Kilroy 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Michael Chekhov Acting Fundamentals Workshop with Guest Artist Wil Kilroy. Co-Founder & Vice President of National Michael Chekhov Association

Kaleidoscope Black Box Theater

Join actor/director Wil Kilroy, Co-Founder & Vice President of National Michael Chekhov Association, for this exciting workshop exploring the innovative and transformational acting techniques of Michael Chekhov. Workshop limited to 24 participants. Those interested in participating should email Nicolette Adams nadams@ursinus.edu to check availability.

*Please note that those attending this workshop will have the opportunity to participate in the 7pm public performance on Sept. 16. 


Friday, September 15, 2023

7:30 p.m.
A Public Private Prayer: A Solo Performance Piece

Written & Performed by Grant Bowen
Kaleidoscope Black Box Theater
Approx. running time: 60 minutes

 Actor/storyteller Grant Bowen’s solo performance was a hit at multiple festivals in New York City. In A Public Private Prayer, he wrestles with whether he believes in God’s existence or not, and resorts to one last tactic … talking to God Himself! By sharing personal stories, Grant explores his doubt and hopefully finds real salvation.

 


10 p.m.
Drag Show hosted by Summer Clearance & Thunder Showers

Kaleidoscope Black Box Theater
Approx. running time: 75 minutes

Back by popular demand! Join hosts Summer Clearance and Thunder Showers as they welcome some of New Hope and Philadelphia’s favorite queens for an outrageous and fabulous show!

 

 


Saturday, September 16, 2023

Grant Bowen 10 a.m.
Storytelling Workshop with Guest Artist Grant Bowen

Kaleidoscope Rehearsal Studio

Actor/storyteller Grant Bowen shares some of the ways personal narratives can be turned into stage-worthy theater pieces. Through a series of exercises, participants will learn how to transform their own stories. W orkshop limited to 16 participants.

Those interested in participating should email Nicolette Adams nadams@ursinus.edu to check availability.

 

1 - 5 p.m.
Michael Chekhov Intensive Workshop with Guest Artist Wil Kilroy

Kaleidoscope Black Box Theater

*Free workshop limited to 12 participants who must have attended the Sept. 14 Chekhov Fundamentals Workshop. Please note that these participants will be participating in the 7PM public performance.


7 p.m.
Chekhov Performance followed by the Annual Cabaret 

Kaleidoscope Black Box Theater

Highlights from the Michael Chekhov Intensive and our Annual Cabaret celebrating the talents of students, faculty, and staff in performances of all kinds!

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