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Show in a Bag Masterclass: Top Tips

Last week at FRINGE LAB, Show in a Bag alumni Sonya Kelly (The Wheelchair On My Face, 2011), Bryan Burroughs (Beowulf: The Blockbuster, 2013) and Margaret McAuliffe (The Humours of Bandon, 2016), shared their words of wisdom about making your own show. They covered everything from the spark of their initial ideas, to how they turned them into a play and shaped their work while out on the road.

Show in a Bag Masterclass: Top Tips

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Fringe is looking for a Programming Assistant Intern

Dublin Fringe Festival is on the hunt for a brilliant Programming Assistant Intern. Join the team of one of the country’s most dynamic arts organisations, working with the very best of Irish and international makers. This internship is busy, rewarding and hands on. It's a great opportunity for an emerging cultural professional with an interest in programming, festivals, producing or artist support. Read the job description here and apply via the form here (make sure to send us a CV too!).

Closing date for applications is Monday 27 February at 5pm.

Fringe is looking for a Programming Assistant Intern

The low down on Fringe 2017 applications

The low down on Fringe 2017 applications

1. We’re not messing around. Read our curatorial callout here.

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Fringe wins Best Tourism Initiative Award

Fringe wins Best Tourism Initiative Award

Fringe was delighted to attend the recent LAMA Community and Council Awards and even more delighted to come home with the prize!

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Fringe 2017 Applications Open

Fringe 2017 Applications Open

If 2016 left you punch drunk, Fringe is here with a burst of smelling salts. Do not throw in the towel. We need you to get back in the ring.

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Records broken, big plans and new directions!

Records broken, big plans and new directions!

PRESS RELEASE: Dublin Fringe Festival marks a landmark year and looks forward to 2017

Following a sensational year of artistic successes and box office bests, Dublin Fringe Festival is looking forward to an exciting 2017. The country’s leading multi-disciplinary arts festival celebrated a record-breaking edition this year with over 35,000 attendees to hundreds of performances in September 2016, welcoming over 6,000 more audience members than the year before. For sixteen days and nights, the festival hub and spectacular Spiegeltent at Merrion Square drew crowds over 11,000 including for the hottest ticket in town, RIOT.

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MAKE 2017

MAKE 2017

MAKE is an artist development programme and residency initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Project Arts Centre and Theatre Forum. It is open to Irish and international artists for the purpose of generating new performance work outside of the traditional writer-led model at all career levels.

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What have we done since #WakingTheFeminists began?

What have we done since #WakingTheFeminists began?

We’ve self-assessed and spoken up. Looking hard at the representation of women in Irish performing arts is now a constant on Fringe’s agenda. At the same time, we’re watching representation of race, of culture, of ethnicity, of artists with disability, and of class.  We’ve advocated for an inclusion of gender identities other than male and female in all our conversations about equality. This includes trans, questioning, intergender, non-binary, and other gender identities. 

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Fringe celebrates a record-breaking edition!

Fringe celebrates a record-breaking edition!

2016 marked a record breaking year for Dublin Fringe Festival as it celebrated a bumper edition this September. Smashing box office records with 35,000 tickets issued for 73 productions and an additional 2,500 Fringe-goers attending free, public events,  the festival enlivened 23 venues across the capital over 16 days.

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How to get your hands on FRESH CUTS

How to get your hands on FRESH CUTS

A brand new publication, FRESH CUTS: Plays from Dublin Fringe Festival 2015 & 2016, was launched during this year's Dublin Fringe Festival.

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Our favourite photos from Fringe 2016

Here are some of our favourite photos from Fringe 2016.

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Our favourite photos from Fringe 2016

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Winners: Fringe Awards 2016

Winners: Fringe Awards 2016

Fringe Awards recognise, reward and celebrate the hard work and talent on display in the festival each year. In 2016, 645 artists brought their intelligence, heart, vision and drive to projects at the festival. The Awards hope to honour and acknowledge some of the stand-outs. After 412 performances of 73 shows in 23 venues across the city, here are the winners of the Fringe Awards 2016:

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Tiger Dublin Fringe Award Nominees Announced!

Tiger Dublin Fringe Award Nominees Announced!

As Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016 edges ever closer to its final performances, we look forward now to the Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards! Our 15 Fringe judges have been dashing around the city for the past two weeks and have been blown away by the 73 productions in this year’s festival. After much deliberation, we are delighted to announce the nominations for this year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards:

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Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards 2016

Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards 2016

The Fringe Awards exist to recognise, reward and celebrate the hard work and talent on display in the festival each year. They are a small but heartfelt tribute to some of the hundreds of festival makers and doers who bring their intelligence, vision, drive and who seem to be able to draw on a reservoir of bottomless energy and passion to create some of the most exciting and original work any of us see from one end of the year to the next. They light up the city, our minds and our souls.

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Five Quick Questions: ICH LIEBE DICH CABARET!

Five Quick Questions: ICH LIEBE DICH CABARET!

On September 24, Film Fatale will present ICH LIEBE DICH CABARET! in our Spiegeltent @ Merrion Square, offering two hours of non-stop cabaret performances. We sat down with producer, Anna Taylor, to ask her #FiveQuickQuestions about the show which promises to transfix audience members with all the decadent hedonism of 1930s Berlin.

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A message from Fringe

We were deeply saddened and shocked to learn of artist Moira Brady Averill’s passing yesterday. Moira was a favourite of Fringe’s – creating the wonderfully unforgettable performances Flemish Proverbs (2015) and Very Rich Hours (2016). Her work with the collective Change of Address created collaborations between refugees and Irish artists. She was a shining light in the Dublin independent arts scene. We loved her for her craft, her creativity, her sharp, off-kilter, oddball humour, her sense of justice and her true love of the arts. We were happy to count her as a member of Fringe’s community and we’ll miss her terribly. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family, friends, collaborators, peers and fans.

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Fresh Cuts: Plays from Dublin Fringe Festival 2015 & 2016

Fresh Cuts: Plays from Dublin Fringe Festival 2015 & 2016

Tiger Dublin Fringe is delighted to announce the publication of Fresh Cuts: Plays from Dublin Fringe Festival 2015 & 2016, a new compendium of eight plays from Oberon Books.

Edited by Ruth McGowan and Kris Nelson, this new publication features 2015 Fringe hits It Folds (Brokentalkers and junk ensemble); LOVE+ (MALAPROP Theatre); The Windstealers (Jane Madden); Our Island (Barry McStay) alongside 2016 plays TRYST (Finbarr Doyle and Jeda De Brí); Half Light (Mollie Molumby); Briseis After the Black (Dylan Coburn Gray) and Traitor (Shane Mac an Bhaird).

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#MagicMoments: The story so far

#MagicMoments: The story so far

As we reach the halfway mark of Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016, we’re looking ahead to a jam-packed second week and rounding up some of our favourite moments of the festival so far. There have been so many incredible moments, so here are five of the best!

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Five Quick Questions: Liga, Lube and a Bottle of Gin

Five Quick Questions: Liga, Lube and a Bottle of Gin

Emma Doran's Liga, Lube and a Bottle of Gin is running in The International Bar from September 19 - 24 and in this one hour stand-up show, Doran dismantles the idealised preconceptions that come with motherhood. We caught up with Doran ahead of her first preview to ask her #FiveQuickQuestions.

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Five Quick Questions: Dysmorphin’ Time

Five Quick Questions: Dysmorphin’ Time

We asked Davey Reilly #FiveQuickQuestions about his show, Dysmorphin' Time!, which explores his issues with eating and body dysmorphia and runs at The Stag's Head from September 19 - 24.

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