Milwaukee Fringe Festival


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Headlining the first day of the Fringe, Selena Milewski and Karl Baumann’s dance-performance piece evoked plastic pollution. Read more



Photo credit: Christal Wagner Photography

A discussion with three young Milwaukee theater companies: Outskirts Theatre Company, Voices Found Repertory and The Constructivists. Read more

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When I think of the current state of dance in Milwaukee, I can’t help but think of things that are no longer here and have left voids. For an independent modern/contemporary dance artist like me, a few of those things are these... Read more

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A family of arts patrons congregated Aug. 25-26 at the Marcus Center to enjoy a cornucopia of performances featured at Milwaukee’s Fringe Festival. Read more


The Milwaukee Fringe Festival’s third year featured some truly intimate theatrical experiences. Read more


The 2018 Milwaukee Fringe Festival offers a lineup of more than 20 sets to experience on the weekend of Aug. 25 and 26 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Read more

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Off the Cuff spoke with a couple who were vital in the development of theater in the 1960s and ‘70s, the Independent Eye’s Elizabeth Fuller and Conrad Bishop. Read more

Off the Cuff

A feature interview with Shepherd Express Assistant Editor of Arts & Entertainment John Schneider on his 2018 Milwaukee Fringe Festival performance, Where or When: The Life and Songs of Lorenz Hart. Read more

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The third annual Milwaukee Fringe Festival, which will take place Aug. 25-26 at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts, is accepting submissions from artists interested in participating until March 5. Read more


A wide variety of genres and talents were brought together by Milwaukee’s second annual Fringe Festival, creating a magical weekend full of artistic wonders. Read more


Milwaukee’s own Fringe Festival is back for its second edition, Aug. 26-27 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The two-day multi-disciplinary performance and visual art festival will swing the spotlight onto local artists of all k... Read more

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Milwaukee Fringe Festival will kick off its second year with a special edition of thepopular live music series Hear Here Presents at Riverwest’s CompanyBrewing on Friday, Aug.25.Paper Holland,who recently released the video for “Jazz, x.. Read more

Happening Now

Plucky Milwaukee indie-rockers Paper Holland are hard at work on their next album—details coming soon on that one—but in the meantime they’ve shared a video for a standout track from their breezy 2016 EP FastFood. The band’s “Jazz" video stars.. Read more

On Music

On Wednesday, June 21 Milwaukee Fringe will put on Fuel the Fringe,the official kickoff event for the second year of the Milwaukee Fringe Fest, at Fuel Café 5th Streetfrom 6-9 p.m. Ben Yela will perform original music at 6:30 p.m. and AngryY.. Read more

Happening Now

Milwaukee Fringe Fest is looking for musicians, visualartists, theater performers and dancers to submit their work to be featured inthis year’s festival. Performers can request to perform indoors or outdoors andsubmissions will be accepted t.. Read more

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Members of the theater community from all over the worldwill gather together on Saturday, Nov. 12 to participate in the MilwaukeeTheater Summit at Marquette University’s Helfaer Theatre (525 N 13th St.)The event, which was co-planned by.. Read more

Happening Now

The Milwaukee Fringe Festival opened with depth and dizzying variety in its first two hours yesterday. The Festival atmosphere harnesses the chaotic unpredictability that forms the magic at the heart of the arts. Audiences can navigate their way t.. Read more


As the summer winds down, outdoor theater begins to gradually migrate off various stages and spaces. It’s been a fun year for outdoor Shakespeare in various corners of the state. This coming weekend Milwaukee Fringe Festival presents one of .. Read more


Sometimes the most interesting thing that can be done onstage is a simple portrait. To this end, Radermacher Dance Company is inviting audiences to spend some time with Nan this month at the Milwaukee Fringe Festival. Nan is a portrait of a .. Read more


Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose partner watches a lot of porn. Exciting events include a book signing at Boswell with Michael Takach, author of LGBT Milwaukee, Aug. 25; Cleavage III at the Wherehouse benefiting the Alma Center... Read more

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