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Ahoy Fringeketeers!

Spectacle & Mirth is once again producing a fringe arts festival in Staunton VA on Sunday- Monday April 7-8, 2019. 

The Shenandoah Fringe Festival beckons our region's diverse performers and makers to present bold, curious, and risky work. We aim to foster a stronger sense of community and interconnectedness amongst the artists of the Valley and entice you to make, create, and encounter the work at the festival not in spite of your many identities but in collaboration with them. We can all be waiters and students and refugees and baristas and mimes and mothers and vaudevillians all in one without invalidating the others. 

Art is an economic force to be reckoned with. Let us not shy away from embracing it as our daily bread and demolish its definition as a luxury good. We've placed the festival on a Sunday and Monday to acknowledge how spongy a term "weekend" is for many of us. We hope these days suit our service industry/ performer/ school aged participants better than the traditional Saturday- Sunday arrangement.


This curated, profit-sharing festival is presenting work along 2 vectors:

  1. Performance
  2. Film

Find out who this year's selections are on the official website.

Got a taste for #ShenFringe? Good. We love a patron with a strong appetite. Send your questions along to ShenFringe@gmail.com if you want to know more or get involved!

See you soon!

The H.M.S. Shenandoah Fringe Crew