Premiere festival of 200 performances by over 40 different artist/groups--theater, dance, comedy, circus, magic, burlesque--July 13-22.
Hi, my name is Dixie FunLee Shulman, and I’m the director of the brand new Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. I moved to Santa Cruz almost 2 years ago from New York City. My family traveled both coasts, Canada too, and after our explorations we chose Santa Cruz to be our new home. This past summer is when I first got the idea that a Fringe festival could work in Santa Cruz. I’ve had the pleasure of performing in a few Fringes, including the granddaddy Edinburgh Fringe, and I saw how Santa Cruz embodies all the elements needed to host a successful Fringe Festival. We have a disproportionate number of artists here for the population size, and this warm, open community loves its arts. And just as I’d hoped, about a third of the premiere Santa Cruz Fringe Festival artists are from Santa Cruz County. Some of these performers are established and well-seasoned, others are emerging or putting together their first full-length show. At the same time, I knew that a Santa Cruz Fringe would attract high quality artists from around the state and country too. These artists get to tour their work, make some money, and have a fantastic time enjoying all that Santa Cruz has to offer. And for us locals, this new festival means we can see over 40 different shows during the 10-day festival. Don’t worry, each show happens multiple times so you won’t miss a thing.
So the Fringe artists are booked, the performance schedule is set, the website is being built…and now we need your help! While the artists do pay to participate in the Festival, the artist fees fall far short of fulfilling the entire budget. And the Festival needs to be completely financed before it even begins as the artists will receive 70% of their box office. The remainder of the ticket sales is split with 5% going to city taxes, 10% to the venues, and 15% to next year’s Fringe.
We are gathering business sponsors for the Festival, but we also need help from friends and art supporters like you. Please help make my Fringe dream come true! Every day I run into someone who thanks me for starting this exciting festival. The energy is building for a super fun and highly successful festival that Santa Cruz and the entire Central Coast, maybe even the Bay Area, will look forward to for many years to come. This is your chance to be a part of the premiere Santa Cruz Fringe Festival, so we hope you’ll join us! Plus we have some pretty fun gifts for our donors. Check out the Fringe line-up! Performances will take place at The 418 Project, Center Stage, Motion at the Mill, the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center, the auditorium at Louden Nelson, the Museum of Art and History, and a couple extra BYOV locations (bring your own venue.)
Thank you for your help in the manifestation of this new fantastic Festival!
Santa Cruz Fringe Festival 2012: Artist Line-up
Circadelix * Australia/Chicago circus Nugent Dance * Los Angeles, CA dance Tim Lee * Los Angeles, CA comedy Theater Between * Santa Cruz, CA theater Dance Naked Productions * Oregon theater Rebecca Alson-Milkman * Los Angeles, CA dance Ambrose Martos * New York City comedy Tom Noddy * Santa Cruz, CA magic ABD Productions San Francisco, CA dance Ballet de la Compasion Oakland, CA dance Carol Fields Santa Cruz, CA multi-disciplinary Olivia Lehrman Santa Cruz, CA theater Sharon Took-Zozaya Santa Cruz, CA dance Santa Cruz Sirens Burlesque Santa Cruz, CA burlesque Sixty Grit Theater Company North Carolina theater Boom Theater Company Seattle, WA theater Dangerous Neighbors Santa Cruz, CA sketch comedy DNA Productions Santa Cruz/San Francisco comedy More Like Laurie Santa Cruz, CA theater Julie Oak Santa Cruz, CA theater Astonishing Productions Colorado magic Christine Bonansea San Francisco, CA dance Jennifer Camp Oregon dance Flex Santa Cruz, CA dance Atelier 5/Requisitedance Santa Cruz, CA dance Nancy Margulies Half Moon Bay, CA theater Christine Suarez Los Angeles, CA dance Sia Amma San Francisco, CA theater Sirena Andrea Santa Cruz, kids show Kurt Bodden San Francisco, comedy Cascada de Flores Santa Barbara, CA music Maire Clerkin Los Angeles, CA theater Lauren Cruz Santa Cruz, CA theater Per Haaland Santa Cruz, CA performance art Boxtales Theater Company Santa Barbara, CA theater Manipuri Dance Visions Los Angeles, CA dance Button Wagon New Mexico circus Altered Modalities Contemporary Dance Visalia, CA dance The Deltiologists Santa Cruz, CA performance art Open Source Theatre Project Oakland, CA theater Watershed Santa Cruz, CA dance Carpet Bag Brigade San Francisco, CA stiltwalking Incidents Dance New York dance Daniel Mollner—Project 52 film
* designates a Director's Pick
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 19, 2012.
May 21, 2012 - Jun 19, 2012 (29 days)
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Premiere Santa Cruz Fringe Festival Button, Acknowledgement on the Fringe websiteEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Premiere Santa Cruz Fringe Festival Magnet, Acknowledgement on the Fringe websiteEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Premiere Santa Cruz Fringe Festival Mug, Acknowledgement on the Fringe websiteEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Premiere Santa Cruz Fringe Festival T-Shirt, Premiere Santa Cruz Fringe Festival Mug, Acknowledgement in the Good Times handout, Acknowledgement on the Fringe websiteEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Fringe Festival 5-show package, Two Premiere Santa Cruz Fringe Festival Fringe T-Shirts, Premiere Santa Cruz Fringe Festival Mug, Acknowledgement in the Good Times handout, Acknowledgement on the Fringe website, and lots of hugs from the Fringe staff!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Fringe Festival pass good for all Fringe shows! Your own page on the Fringe website to promote whatever you like! Your logo or photo in the Good Times handout! Dinner out with some Fringe staff and artists! Two Premiere Santa Cruz Fringe Festival T-Shirts Premiere Santa Cruz Fringe Festival Mug,Estimated delivery: Jun 2012