Fringe Festival

Join Us for the 20th Annual UC Fringe Festival 
September 11-14

fringe festival

The Ursinus Fringe Festival is a diverse, vibrant, exciting 4-day event that brings cutting-edge, experimental performances and visual arts to campus.  Modeled after the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Ursinus Fringe brings together professional companies and student and faculty artists to share their latest theater, dance, music, film and visual art works.

 Schedule of Events:

Fringe Festival & CIE Common Event - Staged Reading of Euthyphro

September 11 - 4pm and 7pm

Strassburger Commons

As students begin to explore Plato’s Euthyphro in class, we will have a performance to bring the words to life. Professional Philadelphia actors Akeem Davis and Kevin Meehan will play Socrates and Euthyphro in an outdoor performance (weather-permitting), providing fresh perspectives on the text.

Sans Souci Dance Cinema 

September 12 - 6pm

Kaleidoscope Lenfest Theater

image credit: image is a frame from “Akasha” (2017, Switzerland) directed by Sean Wirz

Film shorts from choreographers around the world, produced in collaboration with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.

Click here for more information on the films:

Fringe Cabaret 

September 12 - 7:30pm

Blackbox Studio Theater - Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center

Live performances by Ursinus students, faculty, and staff!

Hip Hop Master Class with Clyde Evans, Jr.

September 13 - 1:30 PM – 3 PM
Blackbox Studio Theater
Clyde Evans’ master class will explore the fundamentals of different genres of Hip Hop. Don’t miss it!

This event is free and open to the public.

About Clyde:
Clyde Evans, Jr., has been dancing Hip Hop ever since age 11. Performing dance has taken him all over the world to places such as Africa, Italy, London, Brazil, France, Finland, and Australia and allowed him to perform in 8 with stars like Will Smith, Jay Leno, Haley Berry, Mark Whalberg, Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, and M. Night Shyamalan, as well as appearing in commercials for the Superbowl, dance contest on BET, So You Think You Can Dance, performances for the X-Games, Sunny D as well as magazine and other print media. Evans has truly enjoyed the opportunities performing Hip-Hop has afforded him especially when it was for Michael Jackson but teaching has been equally rewarding. He has trained dancers who have appeared on America’s Best Dance Crew and in the Step Up movie franchise. Evans now instructs at both Montgomery Community College and Drexel University in the Philadelphia area. Sharing what he has learned with those who have a desire to learn it, is what’s most important to him!

Losing Your Marbles: Befriending Forgetting - UC Fringe Festiv

September 13 - 3pm - 3:30pm
Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center Lobby
Experiment design by Bailey Anderson choreographed and forgotten with members of the DANC 240 Repertory class

Losing your Marbles is a playful and immersive work that explores what forgetfulness is in our world and in dance choreography.

When was the last time you played with marbles? Who do you never want to forget? What is the first thing you remember forgetting?

Hip-hop Lecture/Demo & Performance: Chosen Dance Company

September 13 - 7pm - 8:30pm
Blackbox Studio Theater
Clyde Evans, Jr. and Chosen Dance Company will be giving a little blast from the past and a little bit of the new with a unique Hip Hop lecture demonstration and performance.

Timeprov: The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

September 14 - 7pm - 9pm

Blackbox Studio Theater 

Timeprov: The Improvised Doctor Who Parody by a hilarious Philadelphia Improv Troupe

Timeprov is an affectionate improvised parody of Doctor Who that will take you on a funny and wondrous adventure to the farthest reaches of time and space. YOU cast the Doctor, companion, and villain. YOU decide where and when we’re going. WE bring the thrills and the laughs. And Timeprov is a great time even for comedy fans who have never watched a minute of Doctor Who—we keep it fun for everyone, so your two hearts won’t miss a beat.

Drag Show 

September 14 - 10pm - 11:30pm

Blackbox Studio Theater

Our Fringe Festival ends with an outrageous and fun drag show, featuring professional performers from Philadelphia and New Hope. Join hosts Thunder Showers and Summer Clearance as they welcome the fabulous Phoebe Manntrappe and the fantastic drag king Bryce Culver!