THE FIRST FRINGE FESTIVAL IN PARIS
The first edition of the Paris Fringe takes place from Monday, May 23 to Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Les Feux de la Rampe theatre and surrounding venues in the 9th arrondissement in Paris, France. The festival features both international work and France-based companies with a focus on innovative approaches to theatre and an emphasis on contemporary themes. Alongside the shows are a variety of workshops, talks and events to provide artists and audiences with opportunities to interact and exchange ideas. English is the main language for performances and other activities.
“Paris finally gets its own fringe – with English featured as the main language of the shows” The Stage, February 18, 2016
“Paris Fringe, which will produce a run of full length plays – some home grown, others from abroad – over the space of a week, in various locations around the city this coming May” A Younger Theatre, February 4, 2016
PARIS FRINGE CONTACT INFORMATION
ABOUT THE PARIS FRINGE FESTIVAL
The first edition of the Paris Fringe, a festival of international theatre in English, will take place in the 9th arrondisement in Paris in partnership with the theatre Les Feux de la Rampe.
The Paris Fringe is organized by a team of international theatre makers based in France, led by artistic directors Dom Douglas and Reka Polonyi.
Paris Fringe is a theatre festival about bringing people together. With artists coming from around the world, it is an opportunity for a diverse group of local and international writers, directors, performers and choreographers to learn from each other and share new ways of working.
WHY THE PARIS FRINGE
Fringe is a globally recognized type of theatre festival. Beginning in Edinburgh in the late 1940s, the format developed throughout the twentieth century into a carnival of arts and performance before inspiring others around the world. There are now fringe festivals in New York, Sydney, Amsterdam, Prague and other major cities worldwide but Paris had yet to establish a festival of its own to welcome work in English.
The Paris Fringe festival answers a need to provide a collaborative space for international and local artists working in English, to gather once a year and present their work in the French capital. It’s a time to celebrate international collaboration and artistic experimentation through exciting and innovative theatre.
Les Feux de la Rampe is the main theatre venue partner for the first edition of the Paris Fringe. Located at 34 Rue Richer, in the 9th arrondisement in Paris, close to the Opera and the Grands Boulevards district, the venue has four theatres as well as workshop spaces.
PARIS FRINGE THEATRE VENUES
Les Feux de la Rampe, 34 Rue Richer, 75009 Paris
Théâtre Trévise, 14 Rue de Trévise, 75009 Paris
Théâtre Antre-Magique, 50 Rue Saint-Georges, 75009 Paris
YMCA Paris, 14 Rue de Trévise, 75009 Paris