STL Fringe Fest Artists

STLFringe has been incubating art across the disciplines for more than a decade. Our organization creates a nurturing environment for independent artists to develop projects by offering low-cost or subsidized space, services, funding [when applicable], and artistic mentoring. 

C. Jay Conrod

C. Jay Conrod

RATED | ALL AGES

Singer Songwriter

From open mics to festival stages, C. Jay Conrod has made a name for himself as a dynamic performer on the live music scene of St. Louis. Conrod has opened for nationally known artists like India. Arie, Anthony David and Lalah Hathaway, performed as a featured vocalist with multi-instrumentalist Lamar Harris, written songs for the 2018 Shakespeare in The Streets production of "Blow, Winds," and sung background for various St. Louis acts.

Songs of a Movement - From Suffrage to Today

Songs of a Movement - From Suffrage to Today

RATED | ALL AGES

Women In America Starrring, Toni Schneider Finch

A global citizen, a fierce feminist, an empathic storyteller and a relentless fundraiser, Toni Finch’s one-of-a-kind concert performance chronicles the women’s movement from suffrage to present day through the eyes of a millennial.

A Tribute to Shirley Bradley Leflore

A Tribute to Shirley Bradley Leflore

RATED | ALL AGES

meSSes

meSSes

RATED | ALL AGES

A Juggling Show Starring, Jonah Bailin

Janoah...anygoodjokes? juggles several tasks simultaneously: performing & teaching! During this (optionally interactive) performance YOU learn to juggle as you watch. In moments between acts, Janoah engagingly guides the audience through the essentials: throwing, catching and messy-ing up!

Let It All Go

Let It All Go

RATED | PG13

A New Play by Patrick Runi & Directed by Larry Rizzello

Medium Roast: An Hour of Coffee & Clairvoyance

Medium Roast: An Hour of Coffee & Clairvoyance

RATED | PG-13

by Analicia Kocher & Panagiotis Papavlasopouls

Galena is a local fortune teller who specializes in reading coffee grounds. While teaching a workshop on the art of “reading the coffee,” a rival from the old country arrives to make sure Galena doesn’t spill too many secrets.

The Pleasure Birds

The Pleasure Birds

RATED | R

A New Play by Nina Orechwa

1951, Dylan Thomas toward the end of his life and consumed with the effort to salvage his marriage. Forty years later, an Irish scholar and an American student in Wales, seek understanding of Thomas's death and grapple with their own relationship.

Dawn Larsen

Dawn Larsen

RATED | ALL AGES

Singer Songwriter

Fire In the Meth Lab

Fire In the Meth Lab

RATED | R

A Story by MOTH RADIO HOUR SERIES REGULAR, Jon Bennett

Renowned Australian storyteller Jon Bennett tells the amazingly sordid and bizarre story of his brother’s life. A sometimes shocking and chaotic tale, Bennett recounts his brother’s experiences with both charismatic hilarity and heart-warming, poignant reflection.

Listening to the Rain or The Intrusive Thoughts Ballet

Listening to the Rain or The Intrusive Thoughts Ballet

RATED | ALL AGES

An ensemble based movement piece from Lize Lewy

Listening to The Rain is a look into a mind constantly in motion. Using a captivating mix of ensemble devised movement, found object theatre, and foley soundscapes we follow Jay as her most inner thoughts come to life.

Three Stages of Love: A Cabaret Series

Three Stages of Love: A Cabaret Series

RATED | PG13

A Cabaret Show Starring, Khnemu Menu-Ra, Miki Byrne, & Terrie Carolan

Three Stages of Love is a semi-autobiographical cabaret trilogy comprised of three individual cabaret shows: Origins of Love:The Miseducation of Dr. K; Simple Love/Unperfect Actor; & Extraordinary.

AhSa-Ti

AhSa-Ti

RATED | ALL AGES

Vocalist

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

RATED | R

Written by Greg Allen and Performed By the UIndy Theatre Company

24 Unique Micro Plays in a quick 48 Minutes! The evening promises an emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of ideas, absurdity and comedy at breakneck speed as DICTATED by the AUDIENCE.  It is a different show every night AND if we don’t complete the plays within 48 minutes the audience receives a SPECIAL TREAT! Journey through Italian Futurism with slices of Dada, Surrealism, Brecht, Happenings, Grotowski and Boal thrown in!


The Oreo Complex

The Oreo Complex

RATED | PG-13

A Mixed Media Performance Poetry Piece, Starring Lillian Brown

Are you ready to make a change? Are you ready to be changed?

The OREO Complex is an exploration of internalized segregation, a celebration of resilience, a practice of rigorous patience, honesty, and veneration of ancestors from the African and black diaspora.

Happy Birthday Mr. President

Happy Birthday Mr. President

RATED | PG-13

A Burlesque Show Starring, Spencer Collins & Chrissy Renick

A burlesque act featuring Marilyn Monroe and JFK on his birthday, featuring the St. Louis Boom Boom Room’s Spencer Collins and local jazz singer Chrissy Renick.

Boy

Boy

RATED | PG-13

A Play by Anna Ziegler Presented by Myriad Theatre Company

Inspired by a true story, Anna Ziegler’s BOY explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient.

meSSes

meSSes

RATED | ALL AGES

A Juggling Show Starring, Jonah Bailin

Janoah...anygoodjokes? juggles several tasks simultaneously: performing & teaching! During this (optionally interactive) performance YOU learn to juggle as you watch. In moments between acts, Janoah engagingly guides the audience through the essentials: throwing, catching and messy-ing up!

Everything on my Mind (Except Sex)

Everything on my Mind (Except Sex)

RATED | PG13

A New Play by Pat Ryan

This show is about my journey as someone who has obsessive compulsive disorder and falls on the asexual spectrum.

Confessions of a Nightingale

Confessions of a Nightingale

RATED | PG13

by Charlotte Chandler

The play is structured as an interview with a reporter, to whose unheard questions Williams responds directly to the audience as if they are doing the asking.

STL Producers Showcase

STL Producers Showcase

RATED | ALL AGES

A New Music Artist Showcase

The Oreo Complex

The Oreo Complex

RATED | PG-13

A Mixed Media Performance Poetry Piece, Starring Lillian Brown

Are you ready to make a change? Are you ready to be changed?

The OREO Complex is an exploration of internalized segregation, a celebration of resilience, a practice of rigorous patience, honesty, and veneration of ancestors from the African and black diaspora.

The Pleasure Birds

The Pleasure Birds

RATED | R

A New Play by Nina Orechwa

1951, Dylan Thomas toward the end of his life and consumed with the effort to salvage his marriage. Forty years later, an Irish scholar and an American student in Wales, seek understanding of Thomas's death and grapple with their own relationship.

Fire In the Meth Lab

Fire In the Meth Lab

RATED | R

A Story by MOTH RADIO HOUR SERIES REGULAR, Jon Bennett

Renowned Australian storyteller Jon Bennett tells the amazingly sordid and bizarre story of his brother’s life. A sometimes shocking and chaotic tale, Bennett recounts his brother’s experiences with both charismatic hilarity and heart-warming, poignant reflection.

Medium Roast: An Hour of Coffee & Clairvoyance

Medium Roast: An Hour of Coffee & Clairvoyance

RATED | PG-13

by Analicia Kocher & Panagiotis Papavlasopouls

Galena is a local fortune teller who specializes in reading coffee grounds. While teaching a workshop on the art of “reading the coffee,” a rival from the old country arrives to make sure Galena doesn’t spill too many secrets.

Get Wet with Deenie Nast!

Get Wet with Deenie Nast!

RATED | PG13

Are you ready to dip your toes in the summer waters with the legendary, Deenie Nast? Oscar winner, Two-time Tony Award Winner and six-time Kevin Kline Award Nominated Deenie Nast, takes over the Marcelle Theater! Deenie has acquired a Hot new nursing staff from Tinder and Deenie is raring to go. Songs, dance numbers, and general 'Nast-iness' will ensue!

Three Stages of Love: A Cabaret Series

Three Stages of Love: A Cabaret Series

RATED | PG13

A Cabaret Show Starring, Khnemu Menu-Ra, Miki Byrne, & Terrie Carolan

Three Stages of Love is a semi-autobiographical cabaret trilogy comprised of three individual cabaret shows: Origins of Love:The Miseducation of Dr. K; Simple Love/Unperfect Actor; & Extraordinary.

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

RATED | R

Written by Greg Allen and Performed By the UIndy Theatre Company

24 Unique Micro Plays in a quick 48 Minutes! The evening promises an emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of ideas, absurdity and comedy at breakneck speed as DICTATED by the AUDIENCE.  It is a different show every night AND if we don’t complete the plays within 48 minutes the audience receives a SPECIAL TREAT! Journey through Italian Futurism with slices of Dada, Surrealism, Brecht, Happenings, Grotowski and Boal thrown in!


Happy Birthday Mr. President

Happy Birthday Mr. President

RATED | PG-13

A Burlesque Show Starring, Spencer Collins & Chrissy Renick

A burlesque act featuring Marilyn Monroe and JFK on his birthday, featuring the St. Louis Boom Boom Room’s Spencer Collins and local jazz singer Chrissy Renick.

inHERitance: the stories that we carry

inHERitance: the stories that we carry

RATED | PG

Are you ready to be transported on an unforgettable journey? This 40-minute award-winning show examines one Black woman's tireless quest for true freedom. Through mesmerizing spoken word and stimulating conversation, this intimate and honest exploration investigates the ways a Black woman’s body is constantly navigating a wave of magic, agony, and exhaustion. Blurring lines between the past and present, inHERitance transports us from the tears and ripples through a portal of truth, survival, and celebration. This is her refuge.

A Drug Play

A Drug Play

RATED | MATURE

by Jackdonkey Productions

A high-energy, nonlinear, devised production about the War on Drugs continued affect on the working class. Displaying topics such as the pharmaceutical industry, incarceration, and individual experience. Come see A Drug Play in a dystopian rave-like atmosphere.

Structures

Structures

RATED | ALL AGES

A New Dance-Theatre Performance by Karlovsky & Company Dance

STRUCTURES presents new arrangements in contemporary dance-theatre using a blend of improvised and choreographed movement structures and spoken word influenced by the perception and experience of Time.

The Oreo Complex

The Oreo Complex

RATED | PG-13

A Mixed Media Performance Poetry Piece, Starring Lillian Brown

Are you ready to make a change? Are you ready to be changed?

The OREO Complex is an exploration of internalized segregation, a celebration of resilience, a practice of rigorous patience, honesty, and veneration of ancestors from the African and black diaspora.

Hey! We're Working Here

Hey! We're Working Here

RATED | ALL AGES

A new dance piece from Big Plate Dance

How do a lifetime of memories, thoughts, and associations influence the choices we make each day?

Show Starters: Middle School Performance Troupe

Show Starters: Middle School Performance Troupe

RATED | ALL AGES

A Cabaret Show Starring, Students from Gateway Center for the Performing Arts

Show Starters is a unique performance ensemble for GCPA students ages 9 – 13. Through this program learn and understand the importance of using the gift of song and dance to serve the communities of St. Louis in an impactful way.

NOTE: Show Starters Runtime is 30 minutes.

Everything on my Mind (Except Sex)

Everything on my Mind (Except Sex)

RATED | PG13

A New Play by Pat Ryan

This show is about my journey as someone who has obsessive compulsive disorder and falls on the asexual spectrum.

meSSes

meSSes

RATED | ALL AGES

A Juggling Show Starring, Jonah Bailin

Janoah...anygoodjokes? juggles several tasks simultaneously: performing & teaching! During this (optionally interactive) performance YOU learn to juggle as you watch. In moments between acts, Janoah engagingly guides the audience through the essentials: throwing, catching and messy-ing up!

The Pleasure Birds

The Pleasure Birds

RATED | R

A New Play by Nina Orechwa

1951, Dylan Thomas toward the end of his life and consumed with the effort to salvage his marriage. Forty years later, an Irish scholar and an American student in Wales, seek understanding of Thomas's death and grapple with their own relationship.

Fire In the Meth Lab

Fire In the Meth Lab

RATED | R

A Story by MOTH RADIO HOUR SERIES REGULAR, Jon Bennett

Renowned Australian storyteller Jon Bennett tells the amazingly sordid and bizarre story of his brother’s life. A sometimes shocking and chaotic tale, Bennett recounts his brother’s experiences with both charismatic hilarity and heart-warming, poignant reflection.

Scorpio Season

Scorpio Season

RATED | ALL AGES

A New Dance Piece by The Collective Few Dance Project

During the Season of Scorpio, one explores the journey through phases in life. In our lifetime, humans go through a great deal of phases and this work explores those phases.

Three Stages of Love: A Cabaret Series

Three Stages of Love: A Cabaret Series

RATED | PG13

A Cabaret Show Starring, Khnemu Menu-Ra, Miki Byrne, & Terrie Carolan

Three Stages of Love is a semi-autobiographical cabaret trilogy comprised of three individual cabaret shows: Origins of Love:The Miseducation of Dr. K; Simple Love/Unperfect Actor; & Extraordinary.

Gloria Mundi

Gloria Mundi

RATED | MATURE

An Award-Winning Play by Pamela Morgan & Nomad Theatre

When Gloria is visited by an angel of God with news of the second Messiah, she's convinced she has a second chance at motherhood, but Jody thinks she's using again.

Granny's FixIt: An Ozarks Guide to Healing the Body & Soul

Granny's FixIt: An Ozarks Guide to Healing the Body & Soul

RATED | PG-13

Dawn grew up in a town very much like Mayberry. Her Grandpa was a county official who worked at the courthouse. There was a town drunk, a Barney, and a town doctor who made his own medicines. When Doc Threadgill wasn't available, he would defer to an older native, a granny woman. Granny women were healers/midwives/seers found in rural Appalachia and the Ozarks. As a little girl, Dawn knew one. She finds these women fascinating.

Medium Roast: An Hour of Coffee & Clairvoyance

Medium Roast: An Hour of Coffee & Clairvoyance

RATED | PG-13

by Analicia Kocher & Panagiotis Papavlasopouls

Galena is a local fortune teller who specializes in reading coffee grounds. While teaching a workshop on the art of “reading the coffee,” a rival from the old country arrives to make sure Galena doesn’t spill too many secrets.

Listening to the Rain or The Intrusive Thoughts Ballet

Listening to the Rain or The Intrusive Thoughts Ballet

RATED | ALL AGES

An ensemble based movement piece from Lize Lewy

Listening to The Rain is a look into a mind constantly in motion. Using a captivating mix of ensemble devised movement, found object theatre, and foley soundscapes we follow Jay as her most inner thoughts come to life.

Let It All Go

Let It All Go

RATED | PG13

A New Play by Patrick Runi & Directed by Larry Rizzello

inHERitance: the stories that we carry

inHERitance: the stories that we carry

RATED | PG

Are you ready to be transported on an unforgettable journey? This 40-minute award-winning show examines one Black woman's tireless quest for true freedom. Through mesmerizing spoken word and stimulating conversation, this intimate and honest exploration investigates the ways a Black woman’s body is constantly navigating a wave of magic, agony, and exhaustion. Blurring lines between the past and present, inHERitance transports us from the tears and ripples through a portal of truth, survival, and celebration. This is her refuge.

Confessions of a Nightingale

Confessions of a Nightingale

RATED | PG13

by Charlotte Chandler

The play is structured as an interview with a reporter, to whose unheard questions Williams responds directly to the audience as if they are doing the asking.

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

RATED | R

Written by Greg Allen and Performed By the UIndy Theatre Company

24 Unique Micro Plays in a quick 48 Minutes! The evening promises an emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of ideas, absurdity and comedy at breakneck speed as DICTATED by the AUDIENCE.  It is a different show every night AND if we don’t complete the plays within 48 minutes the audience receives a SPECIAL TREAT! Journey through Italian Futurism with slices of Dada, Surrealism, Brecht, Happenings, Grotowski and Boal thrown in!


24HR Plays

24HR Plays

RATED | PG13

The Q Collective | Cherokee Street Theatre | That Uppity Theatre

Brave local teams are coming together to write, rehearse, and perform original plays made in just 24 hours.

Terrible, Shattering Blows

Terrible, Shattering Blows

RATED | PG-13

A Solo Performance Starring Connor Graham

Is truth equal to fact? Do facts exist anymore? What happens when society fails us, and we lean into falsehoods for a comfort? This new, physical-theatre solo performance explores these questions through the lens of the strained relationship between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. At the height of the raging war on disinformation, a seance is held to connect with spirits on the other side to find answers in turbulent times. Throughout the seance, the audience is guided along the story of Houdini and Conan Doyle, and in doing so, are implicated in the action. These parallel stories weave in and out of each other as the tension crescendos to the point where the characters must choose the right path in order to survive.


My intention is for the audience to leave this play challenging themselves to think about what they believe to be true. My generation was taught at a young age to not believe everything we read on the internet. Now it seems that everyone, young and old, has left this advice behind for their own personal gain. I’m interested in the timeliness, and timelessness, of this piece. The performance seeks to address how conspiracy theories are born, why people believe them, and what the consequences are for individuals and societies when they spread.


Inspired by the book Houdini and Conan Doyle by Christopher Sanford, the propulsion of false information from the Trump administration, COVID-19, the 2020 Presidential election, and the recent passing of James Randi.