Furnace Fringe is a celebration....
of new and innovative theatrical works, dance performances, musical acts, and visual arts. Our intent is to give artists the chance to showcase their work in a more professional environment and offer workshops to teach basic skills in the areas of design, dance, visual art, playwriting, and acting. We also have a mentorship program set up for students to be a part of so that they may work with someone in their desired area of the arts. Our two main goals are to foster a community of artists who can collaborate in the future through the connections created in the making of and at the festival and create a scholarship fund for students looking to further their education in the arts. All proceeds from the festival are going the scholarship fund and will be awarded this fall to an undergraduate student.
The festival will happen over a three day period in a variety of spaces all within walking distance of one another. Boston Playwrights' Theatre will feature four One-Act plays chosen from the 70 playwright submissions we received. In BPT, there will also be three dance performances, refer to the Agenda page for more information about the shows and where to buy tickets. The second space, an art gallery where visual artists can display and sell their work and a performance area where musical acts, and small performances can occur throughout the day and evening. In between the dance and theatre shows there will be small workshops in a variety of disciplines that anyone can take part in. Some of these workshops will be working to create a devised piece to perform at Boston Playwrights' Theatre.
AND WE WANT YOU!!!!
Submissions are now open for one-act plays. The deadline is May 17th. The three winners will be notified the last week of May. For those playwrights who were not chosen, have no fear!!! We still want to get your work out there!!! During the month of June we plan on putting together weekly readings in Boston for those of you who were not chosen for the festival it self.
Come join our team and create something wonderful with us! We are looking for actors, choreographers, dancers, directors, designers, technicians, artists, musicians, signers, poets, writers, front of house, and administration. If you want to be a part of this then we have a place for you. Please submit any and all of your amazing work to us!!! Go to our submissions page (you can find the link at the top of the page) and send us what you have or email us directly!! I want to see your writing, your art, your choreography, hear your voice!! We would love to talk to you about how to get you and your friends involved! Email us! Right now!!!!!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the TEAM...
Brandi Pick- Executive Director, Founder
Brandi is a designer from North Carolina, located in Boston. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Lighting Design at Boston University. Her work has been seen in venues along the east coast in North Carolina, New York, Boston, and Maryland. Her career is dedicated to fostering a community of artists. You can see more of her work and press on her website brandipickdesigns.com
Beirut Balutis- Company Manager, Co-Founder
Beirut is an Appalachian playwright currently earning his second MFA in Playwriting at Boston University. His works have been developed or produced at the Cape May Playwright Symposium, Mt. Gretna Theatre Festival and the Hershey Area Playhouse. Beirut previously earned his first MFA in Stage and Screen at Lesley University. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild.
Jasmyn Abuarab- Production Manager, Co-Founder
Jasmyn is a stage manager hailing from colorful Greenville, North Carolina. She received her BFA in Stage Management from East Carolina University and currently lives and works in Dubai as an operations manager for a tech start-up. Jasmyn is eager to return to the world of live performance as the production manager and integral part of the Furnace team.
Alex Theus- Art Curator
Alex is an artist and wordsmith from eastern North Carolina. Their work, reaching across genre and medium, is guided by a strong belief in an interdisciplinary approach to art making. Their background in cultural anthropology, theatre, dance, and literature can all be found in their plays, paintings, and poetry, as well as a deep need to connect and heal.