Twenty-By-Twenty Fringe (TBTF) is a new pilot program that was conceived in an effort to provide a platform for artistic directors, theatre practitioners, and theatre-goers across the country to watch bold, innovative, and intimate new works created by the most refreshing and current voices, 20 year olds*. 

 

TBTF values justice, equity, and resonance in theatre and strives to be a catalyst for young artists in celebrating their work, uplifting their voices, and providing low-risk opportunities for creativity and exploration.

This year's Fringe will feature 137 artists from 24 states! We've got a beyond-exciting lineup with something for everyone including a thriller radio play, a Latinx musical, an adaptation of Pinnochio, and shows exploring the themes of queerness, spirituality, diversity, inclusion, and multilingualism. 

More details and logistics (show dates, streaming platforms, and ticket links) will become available in the coming weeks. 

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DATES:

Sunday, May 16th @ 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST

Friday, May 21st @4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Prerecorded

RUN TIME: 2 Hours

TICKETS: TBA

Engaged couple Iylan and Jacob return to Iylan’s hometown to help plan her grandmother’s funeral. While doing so, Iylan learns about her grandmother’s involvement with Obeah, a Jamaican spiritual practice, and her vow to protect Rae, a young girl in the neighborhood who has disappeared. This play is about cultural commitments, spirituality, and how far Black women will go to protect Black girls. 

DATES:

Saturday, May 15th @ Noon PST / 3:00 PM EST

Thursday, May 20th @ 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Live, Staged Reading

RUN TIME: TBA

TICKETS: TBA

A diptych of two moments in the life of a young doctor. When Valerie takes on a new patient, a child dying from cancer, she can’t help but think of the child she chose to abort when she was just seventeen. As these two stories play out side by side, they become inextricably interwoven, an examination of how we process grief, loss, and tragedy. 

DATES: 

Friday, May 14th @ 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

Monday, May 17th @ 8:00 PM PST / 11:00 PM EST

Sunday, May 23rd  @ 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Prerecorded, Full Production

RUN TIME: 1 Hour

TICKETS: TBA

Tarick always knew he was queer, but what happens when Alanzo causes a collision in his life that throws everything off balance? 

CW: Explicit Language, Sexual Situations, Physical Assault, Derogatory Language (Slurs), Homophobia

DATES:

Thursday, May 13th @ Noon PST / 3:00 PM EST

Monday, May 17th @ 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

Sunday, May 23rd  @ 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Prerecorded, Multimedia, Radioplay

RUN TIME: 2 Hours

TICKETS: TBA

Produced by Linfield University Theatre, The Button Man chronicles the experiences of Rhode Island native, Pax Jones, throughout his first semester of college, during which he finds himself the puppet of a bodiless virtual entity (the Phisherman) who takes control of him through a video game. 

DATES:

Sunday, May 16th @ Noon PST / 3:00 PM EST

Wednesday, May 19th @ 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST

Saturday, May 22nd @ 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Prerecorded, Staged Reading

RUN TIME: 2 Hours

TICKETS: TBA

Despierta! follows two Mexican-American families in San Diego as they deal with the pains of their past, the problems in their present, and the anxieties of their future. Soccer games, trolley rides, and the unbreakable bonds of family are brought to life with music and laughter in this two-act original musical. 

CW: Racism, Xenophobia

DATES:

Thursday, May 13th @ 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

Thursday, May 18th @ 8:00 PM PST / 11:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Prerecorded

RUN TIME: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

TICKETS: TBA

When estranged siblings, Scott and Meradyth unexpectedly reunite in the waiting room of a hospital, tension fills the air as their worlds split. While Scott has to face reality, Meradyth becomes entranced by the memory of her mother, Nora. Can all be forgiven and forgotten or does time never really heal wounds? 

CW: Mental Illness, Suicide

DATES:

Saturday, May 15th @ 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Thursday, May 20th @ 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Live, Zoom

RUN TIME: 45 Minutes

TICKETS: TBA

Today, women make up about half of the college educated workforce, but as of 2018, female STEM professionals only make up about 28% of the field. With the ingrained sexism and imposter syndrome typical of STEM-fields, this statistic is only suspected to worsen over time. This show aims to amplify the stories and experiences of the women we never heard about, and still don’t hear about now. Created from personal interviews and performed through a series of monologues, this piece reminds us that, although we have made some progress, there is still much farther to go. 

CW: Sexual Harassment

DATES:

Thursday, May 13th @ 8:00 PM PST / 11:00 PM EST

Tuesday, May 18th @ 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST

Saturday, May 22nd @ 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

FORMAT: TBA

RUN TIME: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

TICKETS: TBA

Produced by El Centro Productions, moments before his 1944 wrongful execution by the state of South Carolina, 14 year old George Stinney Jr. is visited by the spirits of Jesse Washington and Mary Turner; two victims of early 20th century lynchings, who arrive to usher him across “The River”. 

CW: This play contains heavy themes of racial violence, epithets, and verbal descriptions of physical violence
 

DATES:

Friday, May 14th @ 8:00 PM PST / 11:00 PM EST

Wednesday, May 19th @ 8:00 PM PST / 11:00 PM EST

Saturday, May 22nd @ Noon PST / 3:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Multimedia, Live and Pre-Recorded

RUN TIME: 45 minutes

TICKETS: TBA

FWD: Compiled Works of Oscar ‘Oz’ Nava presents various experiments and explorations into music, found object, mask, puppetry, and dance/movement. This volume of solo work highlights the theatrical and human interests of Oscar Nava as an artist and a global citizen. Featuring previous work and new original material, Oscar looks forward to rediscover a new world of storytelling on stage and on film. 

CW: Dating Violence, Historical Colonization, Trauma

DATES:

Saturday, May 15th @ 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

Friday, May 21st @ 8:00 PM PST / 11:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Prerecorded, Full Production 

RUN TIME: 30 minutes

TICKETS: TBA

Two estranged cousins, Elisa -- a first generation “white washed” Mexican-American woman, and Chayo -- a campesina woman born and raised in Mexico, meet in the southern part of the Mexican-American border for the funeral of Elisa’s mother. The two grapple with opposing views on opportunity, immigration, and the authenticity of the Mexican experience relative to their location. 

CW: Explicit Language, Assimilation, Drugs, Immigration

DATES:

Thursday, May 13th @ 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST

Saturday, May 22nd @ 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Live

RUN TIME: 1 Hour

TICKETS: TBA

Growing, changing, and separating as they transition from middle to high school, old friends, Al, Darian, and Tai must grapple with their tenuous bonds and their truths as their adolescence comes to a boiling point. However, when shifting norms and morphing identities clash in locker-filled hallways, the threat of vulnerability threatens to tear them apart. 

CW: Self-Harm, Derogatory Language (Slurs), Sex

DATES:

Friday, May 14th @ 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST

Monday, May 17th @ 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST

Saturday, May 22nd  @ 8:00 PM PST / 11:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Live

RUN TIME: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

TICKETS: TBA

A hate crime has taken place at a liberal University in America. Three women enter a research study planning to create positive change, but instead, uncover their complicated shared history. Jasmine Sharma’s new play, Radial Gradient challenges what complicity looks like - what do we do if it looks like us? 

CW: Racism

DATES:

Sunday, May 16th @ 8:00 PM PST / 11:00 PM EST

Thursday, May 20th @ 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Live, Staged Reading

RUN TIME: 30 Minutes

TICKETS: TBA

Granny hasn’t been visited by her red-hooded grandson in a while, and with Dementia being the only one keeping her company, she can’t remember how long it’s been. Wolfie, nicknamed after his favorite childhood bedtime story and now much older, is in for a surprise when neither of them resembles how they remember (or don’t remember) each other. In this contemporary twist on Little Red Riding Hood, what Wolfie thought would be a simple trip to Granny’s house, turns into a battle against Dementia to keep Granny’s attention long enough to reveal the reason behind his spontaneous visit. 

DATES:

Friday, May 14th @ Noon PM PST / 3:00 PM EST

Wednesday, May 19th @ 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Multimedia, Prerecorded

RUN TIME: 1 Hour

TICKETS: TBA

Produced by Hope College Theatre, from playing with dolls to Dorothy dress-up, this woman’s life seems like the average child’s but her relationships past and present cloud her mind with cognitive dissonance. This multimedia solo performance piece combines theatre, music, and animation to tell a timeless coming of age tale about obsession, love, loss, and Dad bringing dolls to family dinners. 

DATES:

Sunday, May 16th @ 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

Thursday, May 20th @ Noon PST / 3:00 PM EST

FORMAT: TBA

RUN TIME: TBA

TICKETS: TBA

Rufus takes us on an interactive journey through the mind of Rufus. Anxiety strikes as they deal with a very complicated mistake towards someone they care about. If we can’t change the past, how do we move forward? Especially when it feels like the whole world is watching? 

DATES:

Friday, May 14th @ 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Tuesday, May 18th @ 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

Friday, May 21st @ 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Prerecorded

RUN TIME: TBA

TICKETS: TBA

Newlywed Lydia moves out of the city into the suburbs. Her new neighbor, Bunnie, seems like the perfect happy housewife, but she secretly suffers at the hands of her abusive husband. Meanwhile, we follow the budding relationship between a nursing student named Mary and Mateo, a young mechanic. One day, Lydia discovers that Bunnie received an abortion from a discreet provider in town called “Frankie’s House.” The women who run the clinic ask Lydia if she would consider driving their patients. Before long, the lives of all five women are inextricably linked, threatening to reveal secrets they hold close. 

CW: intimate Partner Violence

DATES:

Saturday, May 15th @ 8:00 PM PST / 11:00 PM EST

Tuesday, May 18th @ 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

Friday, May 21st @ Noon  PST / 3:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Prerecorded, Filmed In-Person

RUN TIME: 40 Minutes

TICKETS: TBA

Produced by Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, this adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ is an investigation into what a story can be made into. Drawing inspiration from the original text, the ensemble considered the fatalistic nature of Carlo’s first take on the wooden boy come to life. This piece is challenging and engaging, moving through Pinocchio’s birth and death, to the various ways he cheats and is cheated, to find this wooden child’s very essence and reason for being. This show is about the self and the family. 

DATES:

Sunday, May 16th @ 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Friday, May 21st @ 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Prerecorded

RUN TIME: TBA

TICKETS: TBA

15 years ago, after a period of waning resources, things stopped growing. Ana and Alice danced by the river, too caught up in their budding relationship to understand what was going on until Alice’s sister, Abi, fell into the river. Today, Ana and her daughter, Ava, are trying to survive, Ava dreaming of growing something in the field, when a girl walks out of the river. The two of them begin to grow together. When the girl from the river turns out to be Abi, Ana is forced to confront both her past and her daughter for the first time. 

DATES:

Saturday, May 15th @ 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST

Sunday, May 23rd @ Noon PST / 3:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Prerecorded

RUN TIME: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

TICKETS: TBA

It takes approximately 8 minutes for light from the sun to reach the earth. If the sun went dark right now, what would you do with those last 8 minutes? No heroics, no trying to save the world, just normal people grappling with their impending extinction. This play explored 8 different viewpoints -- from doctors to ex-lovers to estranged brothers -- for their final 8 minutes of certainty, of safety, of light on earth. 

DATES:

Thursday, May 13th @ 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Sunday, May 23rd @ 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST

FORMAT: Prerecorded

RUN TIME: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

TICKETS: TBA

Produced by Cameron Wooddy, this devised piece follows four individuals as they compete for the chance to tell their “real, personal, not-at-all fabricated to be more entertaining than normal stories”. The only thing at stake is a solution to all of their problems. Can one of them overcome the Producer’s challenges and win the game? 

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