Orlando Shakes: Transparency-Washing

In a recent email from the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, the self-nicknamed "Orlando Shakes", they made the very official and braggy-sounding claim:

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is now one of the most transparent nonprofits in Central Florida. If you've been reading the paper recently, you may be wondering how much you really know about the community organizations you support. We are proud to be among the first nonprofits recognized by the Community Foundation of Central Florida with a Reviewed Status in their new knowledge base.


What the hell does that mean?

2010 Orlando Fringe Lottery Results

Re-posted from the Orlando Fringe group on Facebook:

Hello anxious Fringe artists and patrons of The Fringe~

As it stands- the following folks are in the 2010 Orlando Fringe. 72 companies!! All venue slots are full!

Here's to a very successful 2010 Fringe!
I will update you all as more developments happen.

The list is by venue in the order of Show company, Show title, location, number of total shows, length of show.

NonProfits: Free Website built for you in a day

Open Source software tools are a great resource for non-profit organizations to cost-effectively connect, communicate and activate donors and members using the Internet. One of these free tools for website creation and management is Drupal, a content management system that uses a modular approach that allows organizations to easily customise their websites and use blogs, video and user content to build their communities.

Drupal has a very active community that will gather at DrupalCamp Florida on February 20 and 21st, where new and seasoned users learn about and share their knowledge of Drupal. The event is an opportunity to get an overview of Drupal and the developer and user community in Florida. Saturday will be a day-long educational conference with beginner, intermediate and advanced tracks. Sunday will be a Site Development Sprint to build a Drupal web site for a non-profit organization.

6th Annual All Hallows 10-for-the-Fringe

10 plays-10 minutes each-$10!

WHEN: 2 days only

Friday, October 16th
hosted by Wayburn Sassy
and Didi Panache

Saturday, October 17th
hosted by Wanzie and Pepe’

7pm Reception / 8pm Showtime

Lowndes Shakespeare Center (Mandell Theatre/Patron's Room)
812 E. Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803


About The Event:
Costume Contest Nightly
Top prize gets a 2010 Fringe Superpass
50/50 Raffles
Silent Auction
Beer and Wine by Donation (with appetizers)

TICKETS: (* we are in a smaller venue than usual, so please book tix in advance) GENERAL ADMISSION.
For advance reservationcall the Fringe office at (407) 648-0077 (MC/Visa). PLEASE DO NOT CALL ORLANDO SHAKES!

Wilson Loria's Latest: The Habit

'The Habit' opens on September 26 and 27, 2009 at the
Catherine Hickman Theatre in Gulfport, St. Petersburg at 3 PM. See address below please.
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As usual, I'd love to see you in the audience. Tickets are available by calling at 727-656-8053. I will gladly send you tickets (in advance, seniors and students at $13 each) by mail. The price is $15 at the door. Let me know if you want them by mail ASAP. Drop me a line or call.

In a daring look at a religious woman facing the crossroads of her life, The Habit guides its audience from the familiar images of docile convent life to a path sprinkled with hints of a more profane one. Meeting a charming young man—more of the scoundrel type—at the hospital where she works as a nurse, she keeps hearing him telling his enchanting and magical stories. Suddenly, in a do-or-die move, she accepts his offer of eloping with him. However, as the play moves on, the audience is not really quite sure if HE is a figment of her imagination, or if SHE is a figment of his. Through music, dance, mime—following Loria’s idea of what theater should be—The Habit portrays, most importantly, a human being’s moment of truth, as everyone in the audience may have experienced at least once in their own lives.

Here's the link to the description of the show:

See you at the theater.
Thank YOU!!!

Hear a Blogging Fringe interview with Wilson Loria, Jeremy Seghers, and Brandon Haydon

Fringe 2010 Applications Open, $50 off before 9/15

Beth has sent out an announcement about the application for the 2010 Orlando Fringe. The normal $250 application fee is $50 off if you apply before September 15th.

Greetings Fringers!~
Artists Guidelines
2010 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, May 20th - 31st
It's that time again to start gearing up for the 2010 ORLANDO FRINGE!!!
Applications will be accepted Sept. 1st-Nov. 15th 2009. All guidelines and applications will be at by Sept. 1st!

GET YOUR APPLICATION IN WITHIN THE 1st 2 weeks to receive a $50-$100 discount!

Here is a heads up on the guidelines! Please spread the word!


Apply to 10 CAFF Festivals with one Application for 2010

I saw this on the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals site - you can get in the lottery for several festivals and have guaranteed tour dates in September if you apply through CAFF's Touring Lottery.

This post was actually written as a draft back in February, but it seemed silly to blog about the 2010 festival circuit before the 2009 festival had started.

While there is tremendous satisfaction in spending time per

Fringe Crush 2009: Robyn KELLY

See all of the Fringe Crush Videos at p-sha(dot)com! Who are you Fringe crushing and who's crushing you?!

Robyn Kelly from The Well of Horniness
Rating: MATURE | Genre: Comedy
Brown Venue   60 minutes (Discounts: )
MAIN TICKETING PAGE $10 (plus $8 Fringe Button)
Five actresses bring nearly 40 characters to life in this high-camp lesbian murder mystery told in the cliff-hanging style of an old-time radio soap opera.
5/15 FRI 5:30PM
5/16 SAT 3:05PM
5/18 MON 7:25PM
5/20 WED 6:00PM
5/22 FRI 11:40PM

Fringe Crush 2009: Tisse

Tisse Mallon from Untold Stories

Rating: Mature Audience | Genre: Dance, spoken word
Yellow Venue   60 minutes (Discounts: )
MAIN TICKETING PAGE $8 (plus $8 Fringe Button)
Untold Stories uses contemporary dance and spoken word to address often unexamined emotional challenges of the human experience, including issues related to self-esteem, control, fear and loss.
5/14 THU 6:30PM
5/17 SUN 11:50PM
5/20 WED 9:20PM
5/21 THU 7:40PM
5/24 SUN 9:20PM
In the video she says 11:20 but the last show is 9:20!!

Fringe Crush 2009: Tim Turner

See all of the Fringe Crush Videos at p-sha(dot)com! Who are you Fringe crushing and who's crushing you?!

Tim Turner from A Day to Remember
Rating: GENERAL AUDIENCE | Genre: Comedy, Improv, Musical, Storytelling
Blue Venue   45 minutes (Discounts: Fringe Artists and Volunteers, Groups of 10 or More, Seniors, Students)
MAIN TICKETING PAGE $7 (plus $8 Fringe Button)

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