FringeHIGH

FringeHIGH: Shows that will resonate with young adults.

New ideas, new perspectives, pushing the limits, that’s FringeNYC. FringeHIGH is a group of shows chosen from the regular FringeNYC roster that will resonate with young adults. Topics for this year’s FringeHIGH shows include: finding and claiming your own identity, growing up in foster care or in a brothel or with sexual abuse, confronting anorexia, the challenges in America – past and present – of being black, or the child of immigrants or homosexual. And you can take your pick of innovative theatre, including: Occupy Wall Street as a musical, the disappearing monarch butterfly as multi-media theatre, and student debt as a tale of slavery.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking the links below or in person at a FringeLOUNGE. In addition, a limited number of tickets are available through High 5 Tickets to the Arts at $5 each or less (go to teens.artsconnection.org/high5 in late July)!!

BLACK MAGIC

Writer: Tony Jenkins
A celebration of life and love…from ‘dead’ black men. Hunted down, shot and killed, hung and burned, but still alive. Born, buried, and born again. Black Magic: They disappear and stay here, forever. A play with movement.
0h 40m   National   Winston Salem, NC
Spoken Word/Poetry   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: FRI 8/12 @ 5

VENUE #15: SoHo Playhouse

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Colorblind’d

Writer: Kirk White
Director: Keith Winsted
Can’t get tickets to Hamilton? Come see the second best show in NYC about non-traditional casting! An obscure, low-rent college theatre department becomes a national punch line when its sole African American professor casts a white girl as Rosa Parks.
1h 30m   Local   Scotch Plains, NJ
Comedy   Drama   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: MON 8/22 @ 2

VENUE #13: The Players Theatre

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The Dance of Life

Moving for Monarchs in Association with EarthArt Studios
Writer: Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch
Director: Jo Vetter
Journey with a young girl who discovers the most delicate and daring dancers on Earth: the monarch butterflies. A magical story told through movement, music, puppets and bilingual poetry. Will her discovery come in time to save them…and us?
0h 45m   Local   Manhattan, NY
Dance / Physical Theatre   Multi-Media   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: MON 8/15 @ 2

VENUE #6: The Theater at the 14th Street Y

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Financial Slavery: The College Debt Sentence

Strength out of Shadows
Writer: Alyea Pierce
Director: Jennifer Little
Choreographer: Allie Harris and Brandi Pinnix
What would you sell for a college education? Follow Deric, Sandra and Emilia striving for the American Dream – from trading meal swipes for textbooks to sugardaddy.com. With tuition rising 428%, college students are drowning. Is our nation throwing us overboard?
1h 45m   Local   North Bergen, NJ
Spoken Word/Poetry   Drama   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: FRI 8/26 @ 2

VENUE #2: Flamboyan Theater at The Clemente

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Flight

Curbside
Writer: Ezra LeBank
Director: Olivia Treviño
Choreographer: Rebecca Nakano
Acrobats morph into cactuses, waves, and far-off islands in this adventurous sequel to The Little Prince! Nominated for BEST SHOW and BEST FAMILY SHOW at Edinburgh Fringe! “Astonishing acrobatic theatre!” (BroadwayBaby) “A magical hour for young and old alike!” (PrimaryTimes)
0h 45m   National   Long Beach, CA
Dance / Physical Theatre   FringeHIGH

TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: MON 8/15 @ 4:30

VENUE #6: The Theater at the 14th Street Y

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From Foster Care to Fabulous

Red House Arts Center
Writer: Patrick Burns
Director: Richard Israel
In this original musical, Patrick Burns takes on the role of late-night talk show host, detailing his foster care journey with a myriad of side-splitting songs, a plethora of jaw-dropping anecdotes and a cast of horrific, hilarious and heartbreaking characters.
1h 15m   Local   Syracuse, NY
Musical/Opera   Solo Show   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: THU 8/18 @ 3

VENUE #5: drom

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Full: The Musical

Full: The Musical
Writer: Book and Lyrics by Katie Berger, Music by Katie Berger and Alan Blake Conley
Director: Directed by Sean Ryan Paris, Musical Direction by Alan Blake Conley
Based on the playwright’s personal experiences, “Full” follows the struggle of a young woman battered by adolescent trauma, combating her demons, finding herself powerless, and ultimately battling her way back.
2h 0m   National   St. Petersburg, FL
Musical/Opera   Drama   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: SUN 8/21 @ NOON

VENUE #2: Flamboyan Theater at The Clemente

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HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan

Writer: Dipti Mehta
Director: Mark Cirnigliaro
Visit India’s red light district and meet the eunuch, priest, pimp, mother and daughter who call it home. A fun and poignant look at the exotic, dangerous life of Mumbai’s real-life brothels and why they exist. CONTAINS MATURE SUBJECT MATTER & LANGUAGE
1h 10m   Local   Jersey City, NJ
Solo Show   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: TUE 8/16 @ 4:15

VENUE #8: WOW Cafe

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Reclaiming Vietnam

Writer: Kim Chinh
Director: Elizabeth Browning
After rejecting her Vietnamese identity, Kim travels to Vietnam, the birthplace of her father. As she discovers the beauty of her roots, she is forced to combat the demons of her past, and learn the power of forgiveness.
1h 0m   Local   Brooklyn, NY
Drama   Solo Show   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: SUN 8/14 @ 2

VENUE #12: 64E4 UNDERGROUND

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Red Devil Moon

Sugar Cane Productions
Writer: Robert Earl Price, Music and Lyrics by Pam Ortiz
The scent of boiling cane, a magical night, love at risk in the Jim Crow South. Inspired by Jean Toomer’s modernist novel, Cane. A performance featuring music and narration from the forthcoming musical.
1h 30m   National   Chestertown, MD
Musical/Opera   Drama   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: THU 8/18 @ 4:30

VENUE #2: Flamboyan Theater at The Clemente

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Tea at 4

Created at The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr
Writer: Tony Devaney Morinelli with Mallory Avnet,Lauren Grajewski and Elizabeth Dunham
Director: Tony Devaney Morinelli
The intimate lives of two women from their youth to the last moments of their shared time together.
1h 0m   National   Bryn Mawr, PA
Drama   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: FRI 8/26 @ 2:15

VENUE #12: 64E4 UNDERGROUND

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THE THEATRE MADE IN PARADISE

Writer: Jonathon Ward
Director: Danielle Skraastad
Actors from Elizabethan England emerge on Cape Cod in 1619 to start the first indie theatre. With a copy of The Tempest, gold, their talent and dreams, – and aid from the Wampanoag,- they overcome Puritans, who believe they’re witches.
1h 45m   Local   Nassau County, NY
Drama   Comedy   FringeHIGH
   
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: TUE 8/16 @ 2

VENUE #2: Flamboyan Theater at The Clemente

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The Thing That Never Happened

Writer: Justine Gelfman
Director: Ellie Sachs
Four girls sit in a writing center. They speak eloquently about both SoulCycle and second-wave feminism. The Thing That Never Happened is about the relationships we value, the friendships we don’t always value, and waiting ninety minutes to text back.
1h 35m   National   Chicago, IL
Comedy   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: TUE 8/23 @ 2

VENUE #14: The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre

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WALLS: A Play for Palestine

Writer: Summer Ghasan Awad
Director: David Ratliff
A Palestinian-American teenager clashes with her traditional father as she discovers the troubled history of her heritage. As she searches for her place between two cultures, Diaspora Child highlights the unique experience of coming of age as an immigrant.
1h 20m   National   Knoxville, TN
Drama   Spoken Word/Poetry   FringeHIGH
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: MON 8/15 @ 4:45

VENUE #11: 64E4 MAINSTAGE

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ZUCCOTTI PARK, A musical about the human side of economics

Salgado Productions
Writer: Catherine Hurd, Composer: Vatrena King
Director: Luis Salgado
Choreographer: Luis Salgado
What does it mean to be an American? After eight years of war, Sergeant Cooper visits childhood sweetheart, Kate, in NYC. They meet at Zuccotti Park, home of Occupy, where she and her friends protest the government he fought for.
2h 0m   National   Dixon, CA
Musical/Opera   Drama   FringeHIGH

TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: SUN 8/21 @ 2:45

VENUE #2: Flamboyan Theater at The Clemente

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