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)!!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: FRI 8/26 @ 2:15
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
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
TALKBACK PERFORMANCE: TUE 8/23 @ 2
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
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