Atlanta Fringe Festival announces 2013 lineup
The Atlanta Fringe Festival took a rather casual approach to programming its second edition, planned June 5-9, literally pulling the names of participants out of a hat. Here’s the list of 24 artists/production companies from 10 states that made the cut:
The festival’s mission is to showcase “original, nontraditional work that celebrates diverse and multi-cultural artistic expression and that pushes audiences to consider new perspectives” Produced by Twinhead Theatre, it will add three new venues, 7 Stages, the Village Theatre and Theatrical Outfit, to go along with venues used last year: Horizons School Theatre and the Mask Center.
More info: www.facebook.com/atlantafringe. HOWARD POUSNER
What’s next for Next Stage
Next Stage Theatre Company, which last summer took over the Alley Stage, the smaller space in the Marietta building that housed the now-defunct Theatre in the Square, has announced its 2013-14 season. The troupe under the artistic director of Rob Hardie plans, ambitiously, to stage the two-part “Angels in America” and is expanding its schedule to include a performance by a Youth Actors Company to be comprised of local high school students, a classical series and a family series.
Next Stage, which continues its current season with the Neil Simon comedy “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” (Feb. 8-23), is at 11 Anderson St., Marietta. 678-744-6398, www.nextstagetheatrecompany.com. HOWARD POUSNER