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STLFringe FESTIVAL 2022

August 15-21, 2022 STLFringe Festival is a multidisciplinary arts festival located in St. Louis, Missouri and held annually every August.

Our flagship program has produced over 400+ works in its history.

STLFringe Festival's lineups are comprised of works that are pulled from a blind lottery, invited artists, and headline acts.

If you are interested in, "putting your name in the hat" as part of our lottery for your work to be presented at the 2022 STLFringe Festival please click the below and complete the application. Application Deadline is March 1st, 2022.

STLFRINGE Presents...Immersive Art

October 2022 STLFringe Presents... Immersive Art, a new program series featuring artists that are expanding the boundaries of non-linear story telling.

Immersive art is an artwork or art exhibition created through actions executed by the artist or other participants. It may be witnessed live or through documentation, spontaneously developed or written, and is traditionally presented to a public in a fine art context in an interdisciplinary mode.

If you are an artist making this work and searching for a showing click the link below to apply for consideration.

STLFringe On Ice: A Holiday Film Festival

December 15, 16, 17 2022 Presented in partnership with the Performing Arts Department at St. Charles Community College STLFringe On Ice: A Holiday Film Festival. STLFringe On Ice will provide INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS the opportunity to exhibit Holiday-themed films to the public while competing for award recognition and prizes. This festival will also provide our community the opportunity to celebrate the season together by enjoying holiday movies in a festive holiday atmosphere. ​
In addition, STLFringe On Ice will provide ASPIRING FILMMAKERS the opportunity to obtain tips and techniques from successful independent filmmakers.

If you are interested in submitting a film for consideration please click the link below.

STLFringe FESTIVAL MUSIC STAGE at the Schlafly Tap Room is seeking bands and musical artists

St Lou Fringe Announces the STLFringe FESTIVAL MUSIC STAGE at the Schlafly Tap Room CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI— FEBRUARY 28, 2022 —St Lou Fringe Announces today that we are seeking submissions from musical artists and bands for the SCHLAFLY MUSIC STAGE during the STLFringe FESTIVAL, August 15 through 21. ALL GENRES ARE WELCOME & ENCOURAGED TO APPLY! The 2022 STLFringe FESTIVAL returns to in-person stages and adding the Schlafly Tap Room MUSIC STAGE to the lineup. Matthew R. Kerns, President and Artistic Director of St Lou Fringe said, "Music is a large part of the cultural fabric of the St. Louis Region. So, it aligned with our mission to expand the STLFringe FESTIVAL footprint to include a stage dedicated solely to art of music intended to showcase all forms of the arts discipline." Alerica L. Anderson, STLFringe FESTIVAL Music Director added, " We are looking for musical artists who are looking to share their art with the masses in a setting that fosters and promotes true creativity and the public expression of that creativity." To be considered click the link below and complete the STLFringe FESTIVAL MUSIC application. St Lou Fringe has produced over 400 multidisciplinary works of art created by independent artists that have grown into productions locally, regionally, and nationally, including Off-Broadway. For more information & to purchase tickets for all St Lou Fringe events please visit www.stlfringe.org. ###

STLFringe FESTIVAL Headline Act Series: Break the Mold Productions, 24HR Plays, & Lola Van Ella

STLFringe FESTIVAL August 15 – 21, 2022 .ZACK Theatre 3224 Locust Street St. Louis, MO 63103 Headline Act Tickets: $25.00 ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI— MARCH 18, 2022 — The STLFringe FESTIVAL 2022 Headline Act Series presents three St. Louis Premieres: A Fashion Show from Break the Mold Productions, 24HP Plays, & The Lola Van Ella Bordella. Break the Mold Productions will host an all-inclusive fashion show featuring six local designers. Each designer will show collections inspired by fashion through the ages in an Alexander McQueen inspired runway show titled, THE ART THAT IS, WAS, & WILL BE. This Avant-guard uprising takes place on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 9:30PM at .ZACK Theatre. STLFringe FESTIVAL is partnering with New York’s, 24HR Plays to celebrate and elevate our fantastic local theatre community. Six brave teams will write, rehearse, and perform 6 original 10-minute plays in just 24 hours’ time. This St. Louis Premiere will feature, Q Collective, Cherokee Street Theatre Company, and four other local teams to be named soon in this once in a lifetime theatrical event. Artistic explorations like this are what STLFringe FESTIVAL does best. Join the fun at .ZACK Theatre on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 8:00PM to watch the world-premiere of their creations, or at the encore showing on Sunday, August 21, 2022 for at 3:00PM. STLFringe FESTIVAL is proud to welcome home international burlesque star and hometown legend, Lola Van Ella and her fabulous Bordella in a St. Louis Premiere Headline Late-Night Work titled, Storyville Burlesque. The Van Ella Bordella is an immersive, storytelling burlesque experience featuring top tier and award-winning performers. Utilizing comedy, singing, live music, and an exciting mix of solo and group performances, The Van Ella Bordella is a sure-fire crowd pleaser that leaves audiences cheering for more. Produced and curated by critically acclaimed, international showgirl Lola van Ella, her Bordella has toured to sold out crowds in Kansas City, Denver, Colorado Springs, Santa Fe, Atlanta, Orlando, St. Louis, and most recently opened for cabaret artist and actress Sandra Bernhard. The show has been described as, "mind blowing", "sexy, hilarious and unexpected.” Join Madam Lola and her courtesans for a scintillating and historical evening you'll never forget! St Lou Fringe has produced over 400 multidisciplinary works of art created by independent artists that have grown into productions locally, regionally, and nationally, including Off-Broadway. For more information, please visit www.stlfringe.org. ###

STLFringe PRESENTS... with PRIDE An Act of God by David Javerbaum

STLFringe PRESENTS... with PRIDE An Act of God A Comedy by David Javerbaum In Partnership with Myriad Productions & Presented in special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc, New York Thursday, June 9, 7:30PM Friday, June 10, 7:30PM Saturday, June 11, 2:00PM .ZACK Theatre 3224 Locust Street St. Louis, MO 63103 Tickets: $30.00 ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI— APRIL 25, 2022 — STLFringe PRESENTS... for PRIDE, An Act of God by David Javerbaum for your post-pandemic theatrical pleasure. THE STORY: The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by His devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. THE TEAM: This post-pandemic premiere stars President and Artistic Director of St Lou Fringe, Matthew R. Kerns, MFA, and St. Louis cabaret legend, Ken Haller MD. An Act of God is collaboration with Myriad Productions and Directed by Jordan and Rich Matt-Zeitler. Kerns said of the upcoming work, "I am proud to make my return to the stage creating theatre magic with this production team that all self-identify as LGBTQIA+. This hilarious show celebrates our pride, courage, and love. As an out and proud gay man I know firsthand that #LoveWins, and this year St Lou Fringe is sharing our love and pride with the entire St. Louis Region through David Javerbaum's amazing script, An Act of God." WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SHOW: “Delivering a new and improved set of Commandments, as transcribed by the man we might call the Moses de nos jours, David Javerbaum, God is really killing it up there. How funny is the guy? He’s Jon Stewart funny, plus Stephen Colbert funny. (Mr. Javerbaum has written for both.)…Verily I could quote every other line from Mr. Javerbaum’s annotation of the Scriptures and gather a chuckle, so deliriously funny is he as a sort of amateur theologian and stand-up comedy genius rolled into one.” —NY Times. “Javerbaum’s radical rewrite of the Ten Commandments—the evening is structured around God’s introduction of revised laws—is clever and even refreshingly positive, insisting on the separation of church and state and encouraging us to believe in ourselves, not some elderly white guy in the sky.” —Time Out (New York). “The jokes keep landing—nearly one per sentence—and…they are always smart. But Javerbaum [is] too theatrically savvy to leave it at that. Another note, slowly introduced among the zingers and rim shots, eventually becomes dominant, and this one, while still funny, is darker and potentially more theologically challenging than mere spoofs of Bible stories.” —NY Magazine. St Lou Fringe has produced over 400 multidisciplinary works of art created by independent artists that have grown into productions locally, regionally, and nationally, including Off-Broadway. For more information, please visit www.stlfringe.org. ###