The Scranton Fringe Festival

The 2019 Scranton Fringe Festival (Friday, September 27th – Sunday, October 6th) is a celebration of community and the performing arts! For the past four years we have presented hundreds of creative works to over 10,000+ unique audience members!

The Scranton Fringe Festival is dedicated to creating a bold and engaging platform for creative and thought provoking art with minimal risk to artist and audience. Regional as well as touring artists are welcomed to present work with no censorship placed on content or artistic expression while striving to promote Scranton as a viable and creative environment.

The Scranton Fringe Festival is held annually across several consecutive days in multiple venues throughout downtown Scranton. Theatre, music, dance, film, comedy, puppetry and every other sort of performing-arts-production you can imagine are welcomed on the fringe! The festival is kept accessible and affordable for artists (no application fees, comparably small production fees) and audiences (special free programming, affordable tickets, hopper passes, etc) alike! 

Scranton Fringe was co-founded by Conor O’Brien (current Executive Director) and Elizabeth Bohan (current Managing Director). The 2018 Board of Directors also includes: Melissa Carestia, Susan Estler, John Farkas, Lorrie Loughney, Dr. Robert McKeage, Michael Muller, Alberto Paramo, and Camille Reinecke. Various members of the community serve on the Programming, Marketing and Fundraising committees that provide vital support to the organization.  Scranton Fringe Festival’s mission is deemed non-profit (via its 501c3 fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas).

Scranton Fringe celebrated its first festival October 1st – 4th 2015 to great success. With forty-seven (47) productions spanning nearly one hundred (100) individual performances, and approximately three-thousand (3000) in attendance, Scranton Fringe has proven itself to be a major event in the cultural landscape of NEPA. Having grown each year we are thrilled to present our fifth Fringe Festival, September 27th – October 6th 2019 across downtown Scranton. 

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Scranton Fringe Festival - SCC Events/ Performances

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER SHOPLAND HALL   SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER
JUNIOR BALLROOM
Big Gay StorySlam   Next Round (presented by Scranton Shakespeare Festival)
  Friday September 27th at 8:00 pm     Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm
Friday, October 4th 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 5th at 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 6th at 3:30 pm
North Star Alley   Not Without Her Stories
  Sunday, September 29th at 5:00 pm
Friday, October 4th at 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 5th at 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 6th at 5:00 pm
    Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 pm and 8:30 pm
Our Town   Malum In Se
    Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm
Friday, October 4th at 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 5th at 3:00 pm
Sunday, October 6th at 3:00 pm
       Saturday September 28th at 5:00 pm,
Friday, October 4th at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 5th at 3:30 pm
Sunday, October 6th at 2:00 pm
Silent Disco   Quark!
  Friday, October 4th at 10:00 pm     Saturday, September 28th at 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm
Friday, October 4th at 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 5th at 2:00 pm
Wake Up With The Arts Breakfast   The Singularity
  Friday, October 4th at 8:30 am to 10:30 am (approx     Saturday, October 5th at 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm
Sunday, October 5th at 5:00 pm