The Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest was created as a way to open your eyes to the world of Fringe on a small, easy to introduce kind-of-way. Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest runs January 10th through January 13th featuring a creative lineup of 22 shows in 4 days. Plus, many exciting events and workshops. Check out this exciting schedule.
The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival has been celebrated as Central Florida's "Best Festival" and "Most Unique Cultural Event" by readers of the Orlando Weekly and Orlando Sentinel for the past 24 years. Winter Mini-Fest was created so fans could enjoy the festival energy during the off-season.
The four days of Winter Mini-Fest present the best of the best productions, some from past Fringe Festivals, and some new-to-Orlando works from Fringe Festival performers from around the globe. See shows, take a chance on something not in your comfort zone, and embrace the chaotic nature of Fringe. Special events during the four-day festival include Extra Fringe Fun Times, which consist of:
- "Fringe Against Humanity" on Thursday, January 10th
- "Trivia with George Wallace" on Friday, January 11th
- "Two Lies and a Truth" Saturday, January 12th
- The Opening Ceremony is Thursday, January 10th at 6:30 pm, and will include a ribbon cutting, officially marking the beginning of the festival.
- The Closing Ceremony and wrap party will be Sunday, January 13th at 10:15 pm.
- Festival organizers have also announced a free workshop "Devising Theatre From the Outside In." Director David R. Gammons and the cast of The Bald Soprano, members of The Boston Conservatory, discuss the process of developing character and relationship through intensive physical training and visual research. The workshop will also cover upending conventional theatre design practices. The ensemble uses accessories such as costumes, wigs, and makeup to inform foundational acting choices. The workshop is scheduled for Sunday, January 13 from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm in the festival's Blue Venue and is free and open to the public.
In addition to the free special event activities planned during the festival, there will be beer & booze tents along with rotating daily food vendors including Dixie Dharma, La Femme du Fromage, and SwedeDISH. Many fun and special events are happening during Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest that you don't want to miss. For more information visit: ofwinterminifest.com.