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
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.
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
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
Learn stage combat from one of the only female dueling players in the US.
Adapting Shakespeare! How to use Shakespearean text to create a whole new world.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 20TH
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).
“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
Anyone can tell a story . How to turn anything in your life into a storytelling show.
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
Participants will give birth to an idea, create their piece and get tips on how to perform their solo
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
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!
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!