WORKSHOPS

FREE WORKSHOPS (AND OTHER STUFF)!

THROUGHOUT THE WORKWEEK (M-F), PORTFRINGE ARTISTS ARE OFFERING UP THEIR EXPERTISE FOR FREE, FOR YOU! WE’VE ALSO GOT SOME OTHER EVENTS SPRINKLED IN THERE FOR YA. CHECK OUT THE LINE UP HERE, OR GO TO OUR CALENDAR FOR A DAY-BY-DAY BREAKDOWN OF EVENTS.

 

MONDAY JUNE 18TH


WORKSHOP: FRINGE TOURING 101 
with Grant Knutson
Monday June 18th
12-1:30pm
Fringe Central

Have a great (portable) fringe show? Want to tour it around to fringes festivals and similar events around
North America? This workshop is an intro to the logistics side of touring; the different ways fests pick & pay
their artists, how to choose which fests will work best for you, how to schedule, budget & market on the
road. The class will be a discussion, with the chance to check out marketing materials from different
festivals and touring shows.Through his company, Minion Productions, Grant Knutson helps independent
artists find resources and plan their fringe tours.

 

ARTIST WALKING TOUR
with James Patefield
Monday June 18th
4:45-6pm
Meet at Fringe Central

Where should you grab lunch in Portland’s downtown while you’re Fringe-ing? What about all this beer that you’ve heard about? And where should you flyer for your upcoming show to reach new audiences? What is Portland Maine’s motto, and what’s the city’s relation to the other Portland? Learn the answers to all these
questions and more! Come take a walking tour of Portland’s downtown with PortFringe Box Office and
Audience Services Director James Patefield. There will be talk of BEER! HISTORY! GENTRIFICATION! Please
bring comfortable shoes and a notebook to write down all these HOT TIPS! Fringe Artists, friends, and
members of the public are invited! This event is FREE! Get dropped off right at the beginning of the Artist
Happy Hour!

 

PORTFRINGE ARTIST/VOLUNTEER HAPPY HOUR 
Monday June 18th
6-8pm
Fringe Central
Sponsored by Allagash

Come out and meet your fellow artists and get happy! Meet your fellow artists and volunteers who make this festival a friggin’ festival.

You bring your flyers/postcards, and we will provide drinks and snacks!

 

TUESDAY JUNE 19TH


WORKSHOP: STAGE COMBAT & BADASSERY
with Victoria Goring
Tuesday June 19th
1PM-1:45PM
Fringe Central

Learn stage combat from one of the only female dueling players in the US.

 

 

WORKSHOP: MAKING SHAKESPEARE NEW!
with Megan Tripaldi
Tuesday June 19th
3-4pm
Fringe Central

Adapting Shakespeare! How to use Shakespearean text to create a whole new world.

 

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20TH


WORKSHOP: EXPERIMENTS IN CONNECTION: YOU & I WITH
with Yuhas and Dancers, Columbia, SC
Wednesday June 20th
1-2pm
Fringe Central

The workshop, taught by 4 dancers of Yuhas & Dancers, will explore the performance and discipline of connection through movement exercises we have completed to construct our dance show. The workshop will conclude with a short preview into the work of Yuhas & Dancers, linking the exercises with our Fringe work, “Experiments in Connection: You & I.” www.meredithyuhasanddancers.com

Dance teaches us how to see one another with compassionate eyes, something our world very much needs! The workshop will include an approachable introduction into partner work and tools to access numbed sensations of the body. We want to share space with the first time dancer, the awkward teenager, the business professional, and seasoned technicians. All are welcome and encouraged to participate! (We recommend movable clothing).

 

 

WORKSHOP : DIY FUTURE
with L. Nicol Cabe
Wednesday June 20th
2:30PM-4PM
Fringe Central

“DIY Future!” a workshop on writing science fiction for performance. The first part is spent writing based on
prompts, and the second part involves putting a story onstage with a little feedback.

 

THURSDAY JUNE 21ST


WORKSHOP: STORYTELLING FOR EVERYONE
with Les Kurkendaal
THURSDAY JUNE 21
1-2:30pm
Fringe Central

Anyone can tell a story . How to turn anything in your life into a storytelling show.

 

 

WORKSHOP: ROLEPLAY GAMES AS THEATER
with Chris DeFilipp
Thursday June 21st
3-4pm
Fringe Central

Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder players use character sheets as jumping points for their
improvisational decisions and, in tandem with the Dungeon Master/Game Master, they spin a story.
Participants will explore how that can be used to create fantasy theater or in different ways physically
instead of necessarily just sitting around a table.

 

FRIDAY JUNE 22ND


WORKSHOP: PLAYWRITING FOR THE SOLO PERFORMER
with Michael Tobin
Friday June 22nd
1-2pm
Fringe Central

Participants will give birth to an idea, create their piece and get tips on how to perform their solo
performance.

 

 

WORKSHOP: IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE BOOTCAMP
with Bare Portland
Friday June 22nd
2:30-4pm
Fringe Central

Join Bare Portland to explore immersive performance techniques. Learn a few tricks about how to involve
invite participation at different levels and create an ethical immersive experience. Participants are
encouraged to bring paper, and a marker or pen.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 23RD


CLOSING NIGHT CHEERS! – Sponsored by Allagash Brewing
Saturday June 23rd
9pm
Fringe Central

Join us in the Fringe Central to toast the close of 2018 PortFringe! Allagash gave us something to cheers with (and we’ll have some teetotaling, too).

After our cheers, we’ll parade up Congress Street to our PORTFRINGE AFTER PARTY at Local 188 at 10pm.

This event is open to Fringe participants, festival friends, family, and audience!  All are welcome!

 

PORTFRINGE AFTERPARTY AT LOCAL 188 
Saturday June 23rd
10pm-1am
685 Congress Street

Keep that celebration going at the official PortFringe Afterparty. Because we deserve it.
We’ll have DJ Dad’s Denim on the decks with sweet tunes.
All are welcome – open to the public!