Family Fringe

Family Fringe offers children and families interested in new and adventurous work the ability to see shows presented by companies creating multi-generational productions. Family Fringe is a separate, juried festival taking place over two weekends in tandem with the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Family Fringe artists are selected by a jury comprised of artists, producers, board, and staff using a rubric based on artistic vision, production feasibility, style and aesthetic, and inclusion. Participants are paid 70% of ticket sales while the remainder covers cost of venue rental, producer workshops, publicity, professional technicians, house managers, and other staff.

Family oriented programming offers young audiences and their care providers new and adventurous options that are hard to find and/or underrepresented in traditional theater spaces. Attendance to Family Fringe is through single ticket purchase or admission packages which allow for crossover between Family Fringe and the Fringe Festival.

The 2019 Family Fringe performances will take place July 26-28 and August 2-4.


2019 Family Fringe Jury

The 2019 Family Fringe Jury will include previous Festival artists, Fringe's artistic director, a board member, and experts in the area of theatre for young audiences.

Jurors score proposals based on:
  • Artistic Vision
  • Production Feasibility
  • Style & Aesthetic
  • Inclusion
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