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 long weekends concurrent 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 theatre spaces. Attendance to Family Fringe is through single ticket purchases; there is no Day Pass option. Adults are $10; kids (12 and under) are $5.

The 2018 Family Fringe performances will take place August 2-5 and 9-12 at Celtic Junction Arts Center in Saint Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone. Audiences are encouraged to participate in free activities at 2018 Family Fringe Central, Can Can Wonderland and visit all Fringe hubs during the festival.

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2018 Family Fringe Jury

David Brookins - Board of Directors, Minnesota Fringe

Peter Brosius - Artistic Director, Children’s Theatre Company

Jay Gilman - Artistic Director, Minnesota Fringe

Allegra Lingo* - Writer, storyteller, and musician

Michelle De Joya* - Actor, movement artist and acrobat

Isabel Nelson* - Artistic Director, Transatlantic Love Affair

Shayla Roland - Associate Producer, Penumbra Theatre Company

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

*Indicates previous Fringe Artist

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