By Karen Ocampo
The first bilingual Fringe festival in Latin America, Fringe San Miguel is coming back. This is the third year of the festival (the previous two were in 2013 and 2015) and will take place from February 25 to March 5, 2016.
Last year a total of 22 productions were presented, representing six countries: Mexico, United States, Canada, England, Spain, and Peru. Artists who performed included Damián Alcazar, Jesusa Rodríguez, Liliana Felipe, María Aura, Vicky Araico, Alonso Barrera, Erando González, Janet Prince (England), Katie McHugh (USA and Canada).
The festival program will consist of a selection of its own work and those works selected via an open call for productions. The call will open on Monday, October 12, and will close on Saturday, March 31. From the opening date, the guidelines will be available at the festival website: www.fringesanmiguel.com, and questions can be made via the Facebook page Fringe Festival in San Miguel de Allende or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The categories will be selected via call:
Young Artists: Works from those artists or groups having from 1 to 5 years of experience.
Free Fringe: Works for family audience meant to be done outdoors.
General: Works from artists or groups that have more than 5 years of experience.
One of the key points of Fringe San Miguel 2016 is to offer more points of contact and exchange between artists: national and international, both emerging and with a more established track record.
San Miguel Fringe 2016 will feature the following programs:
- Fringe Presents: Works co-produced by Fringe San Miguel.
- Free Fringe: A whole day dedicated to the open scene, free, and in the fresh air for the whole family.
- Fringe Laboratory: works in development, debates, workshops, lectures by renowned professionals in the performing arts.
- Fringe Impact: free functions in communities, neighborhoods, or schools of San Miguel de Allende.