GoSeeDo: August 4­–14 — Minnesota Fringe Festival


The 29th annual Fringe Fest is back for the first fully in-person festival since the pandemic started. Fringe Fest celebrates artists in a 10-day-long showcase of a variety of performances, including dance, improv, theater, and spoken word at 11 venues throughout Minneapolis. Tickets start at $15 for walk up sales, $18 for pre-sale, and $10 for youth 12 and under. minnesotafringe.org/2022/shows 

Sample of options

  • “Gods in the Chrysalis” is an original musical about Dionysus and Madam Madd, featuring feminism, poetry, and the magic of art. CFPA Black Box.
  • Created by Joseph Michael Davis, “Ancestors Rising” uses music, poetry, and storytelling to explore a post-apocalyptic America and how “afrophysicist” JahDavis attempts to build a new world from the remains. Mixed Blood Theatre.
  • “swim team from the Aquatic Center” is a comedy exploring relationships between women dealing with toxic masculinity. Rarig Center Xperimental.
  • Written by Maria Bartholdi and Kristin Stowell, “Endometriosis: The Musical” is a comedy-musical that looks into the deeply flawed world of women’s health care. Theatre in the Round.
  • Based on a true story, musical “Bonny & Read” follows the lives of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, two women who defy gender norms to become two of the most famous pirates in history. Rarig Center Thrust.
  • An adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” “Icterine” brings comedy and drama together to explore the trapped feminine mind. Bryant Lake Bowl.
  • “Joteria: Our Untold Stories…,” created by Gabriel Mata and Adrian Gaston Garcia, expands notions of the Mexican American identity through movement and storytelling centered around queerness. CFPA Black Box.
  • Jothsna Harris of Change Narrative LLC features stories from local climate justice organizers in “Changing the Narrative: Climate Stories for Justice” to encourage action on climate change. Bryant Lake Bowl.
  • Directed by Timothy Berry, “Wounded Healers” is a spoken-word performance that chronicles how Black bodies have used creative expression to heal from racialized trauma. Mixed Blood Theatre.

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