ISTWA! Story time for a small world
If you missed Istwa! here at York last fall, or even if you did see it, don’t miss this opportunity to see our very own created and performed York College play professionally produced in Manhattan.
Fun for the whole family, Istwa! is exhilarating & imaginative! A spellbinding hour of four ageless folktales from around the world told in a uniquely physical way by an energetic ensemble of eleven York College Theatre actors.
Istwa! FringeNYC August schedule:
- Mon 15th @ 6:15PM
- Wed 17 @ 2PM
- Thu 18 @ 4:15PM
- Fri 26 @ 4PM
- Sat 27 @ 12PM
Fringe NYC Venue #6:
The Living Theatre
21 Clinton St.
F and V to 2nd Avenue J/M/Z to Delancey/Essex
As part of SUMMER STREETS / Fort FringeJR
Come and meet the cast, play a game, see an excerpt for FREE! Saturday, August 20 @ 9:30 am & 11 am at Foley Square (Duane Street and Centre Street).
What is the New York International Fringe Festival?
Representing 18 states and 12 countries, at 20 venues spread across Soho, Greenwich Village, and the Lower East Side, FringeNYC is the largest multi-arts festival in North America. Last year the festival attracted 75,000 visitors, and this year the presenters have every expectation that number will be topped.
For the performers—mostly emerging but some established—the festival offers wide exposure and the chance to take their careers to the next level. It has been a launching pad for such shows as Tony winner "Urinetown."
The competition is keen. There were 860 applications this year, and the selection process was daunting. "We look for innovation, vibrancy, and diversity," says Elena K. Holy, festival director. "By innovation, we mean trying something new; vibrancy is the passion we feel from the artists. People underestimate how important that is for us. And then of course we want diversity—all kinds of projects with a range of genres, styles, and themes, from many different places."
From: BACKSTAGE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL Puppets, Robotics, Burlesque, Oh My Revving up for FringeNYC—trends and standouts By Simi Horwitz