it’s on. it’s gonna be different.

and… it’s gonna be great!


Dangerous art is something PortFringe has championed since its inception, but safety for our festival has always been paramount. Soooo, what could a festival look like in 2021? Some totally new, wicked safe, and as bizarre and inventive as we envision PortFringe as being? If we’ve always been pushing towards the edges of performance, what could those very outer edges look like?

Celebrate PortFringe’s 10th Birthday!

SAVE THE DATES: JUNE 11-19, 2021


The 2021 PortFringe Festival will consist of 21 fringe-on-film events, presented in a series of live, online, watch-party events (and possibly in person, if we’re able to do so safely and in a way that makes everyone feel good about it) during the festival week. There will still be workshops, social events, reviews, awards and FUN sprinkled throughout the festival week, because we’re gonna do everything we can to capture that PortFringe community spirit, even in these weird times. And! BONUS! — ALL of the PF21 shows will be made available to the public for on-demand 24/7 streaming after the festival week concludes (and through the end of June). 

It’s not the 10th Birthday Celebration Festival we had planned on — it’s sure gonna be different — but Fringe is all about embracing the unexpected isn’t it? PortFringe 2021 is gonna be cozy, friendly, weird, collaborative, and full of heart. We’re dreaming of the magic that lies ahead, and can’t wait to share it all with you.

Thanks for hanging around as we’ve been spitballing our way to a new path. Mark your calendars, spread the word, and stay tuned for more details. We’ll be in touch again soon.

Until then – Stay safe, stay strong, and take care of each other.