Presented by The Wilbury Theatre Group in collaboration with WaterFire Providence, FRINGEPVD The Providence Fringe Festival® has traditionally brought hundreds of theatre, music, dance, and multimedia performing artists to the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. In light of COVID-related closures to performance spaces, the 2020 Festival will feature performances from around the country streamed through the Wilbury Group and FRINGEPVD social media channels July 19-August 1, 2020.
Digital programming includes thirty-nine performances by groups across the country, as well as the first-ever digital Family Fringe Day, hosted by the Providence Community Library. Featuring games, stories, and crafts by PCL friends and staff, Family Fringe will be streamed live from 3pm-6pm on Saturday, July 25 through the PCL Facebook page.
In addition to digital programming, special events for the 2020 Providence Fringe Festival include Front Porch Performances sponsored by TROOP, featuring FRINGEPVD Artists, and socially-distant walking tours of the borders of the City (a.k.a. the Providence “fringe”) titled The PVD Boundaries Project, presented by Walk PVD.