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Artsy Fartsy Show’s Fringe Live SHIFT YOUR FOCUS

This year, the 16th Annual New York International Fringe Festival is calling for New Yorkers to get off their couch; and turn-off their iGagets, glowing screens and little devices that go beep-beep-beep.

We agree! Come out from hiding from the scorching sun and join the Artsy Fartsy Show at this year’s Fringe Festival.  You can hang with us at Fringe Central. We will do 4 broadcasts and leading 5 Fringe U events. We will host some pretty cool theatre-centric and eclectic discussions.

This week’s feature

Shift Your Focus
Barika Edwards hosts a the Artsy Fartsy Show Live from The New York International Fringe Festival

Spot of Culture

Fringe? You Mean That TV Show?
Spot of Culture panel discussion with Members of Fringe Shows:  Right on Target, Oasis and Producing Artistic Director of the Fringe Elena K. Holy

We discussion why the Fringe Festival is a great platform for experimental work and what exactly is “Fringe.”

Elena K. Holy
ELENA K. HOLY is the Producing Artistic Director of The Present Company. Prior to coming on board full time with The Present Company, Holy worked at Richard Frankel Productions for six and a half years, assisting Mr. Frankel for the last four. In 1996, The Present Company created the First Annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). As Producer, Holy was awarded the 1997 New York Magazine Award for her “creativity, vision and enterprise” in creating the festival. FringeNYC recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, and is the largest multi-arts festival in North America. Holy directs an all-volunteer staff of 100 people, over 1500 additional volunteers, and 5000 artists representing 200 companies from all over the world, producing nearly 1300 performances annually.

Right on Target
Writer: Gary Morgenstein
Director: Noemi de la Puente
For the 2012 election season, a politically charged bipartisan, biracial romantic comedy about a conservative African-American man and his liberal Jewish wife. Can their relationship survive the insanity of life, love and conflicting ambitions inside the Washington Beltway?
VENUE #12: Cherry Lane Theatre
Sat 11 @ 7  Wed 15 @ 9:15  Sat 18 @ 12  Wed 22 @ 2  Fri 24 @ 4:15  
Sat 11 @ 10  Wed 15 @ 2  Sun 19 @ 3:45  Fri 24 @ 5:30  Sat 25 @ 9
Website: www.mediablvd.com   

Oasis- Everything you ever wanted to know about the Middle East but were afraid to dance
Director/Choreographer: Nejla Y. Yatkin
Using dance, images, spoken word and video, “Oasis” looks through the prism of desert/oasis and magical/real to explore issues of identity, veiling, torture and spirituality, moving through what is familiar and what is imagined.
VENUE #03: Theatre 80
Sat 18 @ 7  Sun 19 @ 3:45  Wed 22 @ 3*  Thu 23 @ 2  Sun 26 @ 1  Website:
Website: www.ny2dance.com   
Twitter: @ny2Dance

Fringe NYC is:
186 Shows
….with a quarter of the plays from outside of the New York Tri-State Area, with a large number  from California, New Orleans, Florida ,Texas, Midwest: Minneapolis, Chicago & Nothwestern University.
…and from 8 countries.
With 1000 performances scheduled this year
To take place over 16 days
In 19 venues
Fringe Serves 5000 artists each year
And has about 75,000 audience members sit their butts in seats.

Fringe Giveaway
FRINGE VIP PASSES – We are giving away two passes during our live broadcasts to two Artsy Fartsy Show fans. VIP passes will allow you and a guest into any show you want to go to that isn’t soldout throughout the Fringe Festival. See as much theater as you can.
To Win: Email artsyfartsy@wbai.org and tell us what you think about the program.
Contest Ends 8.14.12

Website: http://www.fringenyc.org
Twitter: @fringenyc

Also featured

The Particulars
The Bridge Theatre Company
Writer: Matthew MacKenzie
Director: Jordana Williams
“On the particular night the scratching began, a storm had been passing outside.” Meet Lillian. Meet Gordon. From the central African jungles to the suffocating confines of a lonely house: an obsessive exploration of baby gorillas, ice hockey and premature menopause.
VENUE #13: The Studio at Cherry Lane
Sat 11 @ 2:30  Sun 12 @ 7  Tue 21 @ 9  Thu 23 @ 4:45  Sun 26 @ 4  
Website: www.thebridgetheatrecompany.com   

Girl in Argentine Landscape
Writer: Naomi Grossman
Director: Richard Embardo
This artful, hilarious yet deeply poignant coming-of-age tale chronicles one girl’s metamorphosis from “big dork” to “bad ass.” Named “Pick of the Week” by LA Weekly and nominated for an LA
VENUE #09: The Gene Frankel Theatre
Tue 14 @ 6  Wed 15 @ 8  Fri 17 @ 4  Tue 21 @ 9:45  Thu 23 @ 7  
Website: www.naomigrossman.net/Girl_In_Argentine_Landscape.html   

Performing Live on The Artsy Fartsy Show

The Mike Hadge Trio’s 7th Reunion Concert
Writer: Mike Hadge
Director: Jack O’Brien
MUSIC! LIVE! After six failed attempts, the indie sensation finally reunites! Though only Hadge, the courageous leader, has RSVP’d, he’s confident the other two jerks will soon! (Seriously, just show up you guys! Sorry I called you jerks!)
VENUE #17: The Huron Club
Fri 10 @ 7  Sun 12 @ 12  Tue 14 @ 7:30  Thu 16 @ 4:45  Sun 19 @ 5  Thu 23 @ 7   
Website: www.mikehadgetrio.com   

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