What #InFringe2019 has on offer!
November 7 – 10
Downriver New Orleans.
To the left: Our 2018 Infringe Fest New Orleans poster design. Original artwork by Mardiclaw, mardiclaw.com.
[Pricing at BYOVs varies, see links below.]
Songs of Travel: Tiny Cabaret (Bremner)
“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” An intimate concert with Bremner, for those afflicted with wanderlust: the irresistible desire for movement. (Sat. 9pm outside AllWays Lounge, Sun. 3pm outside Southern Rep)
Rerouting… A Road Trip (Erik Bosse & Laurie Dietrich)
Join us for the shortest long drive ever. Are we there yet? And what’s for lunch? Psycho-geographical storytelling. Intimate. Immersive. Unusual. No intermission. No bathroom stops. (Fri. 7 & 8pm outside Art Klub, Sat. 8pm outside AllWays Lounge, Sun. 6pm outside Southern Rep)
Threepenny Short Bus (Emcee: Arja Opprecht)
A cabaret-style portmanteaux of Infringe talent assembled for you ad-hoc in a ten-seat package. (Fri. & Sat. 10pm outside AllWays Lounge)
Musician/performer Esquizito conjures up notorious characters of “The District” in an adaptation of a Danny Barker (1909-1994) tale from The Last Days of Storyville. Interpreting Barker’s “lies embellished with truth,” Esquizito makes New Orleans’ redlight district and the birth of Jazz come alive. He is happy to bring this rare work home for his Infringe debut.
Somewhere in a forest nearby, a guerrilla commander can tell you aren’t up for this. Meanwhile, the Giant Ibis was thought to be extinct, but video reveals otherwise. Don’t ask about the taxidermy starlings. It’s a touchy subject. “Inventive, brimming with compassion, and monstrously funny.” –Play On Milwaukee
Join Dave and Mark as they embark on an idiotic quest to eat a delicious and dangerous new meat: bear. Will their cravings be satisfied? Or will they bite off more than they can chew? An off the wall, darkish comedy written and directed by Luke Balagia and Mack Stine. An Orlando Fringe audience favorite!
LARRY wants to prove that he can be “woke” enough for an empowered woman of his desires, but in a moment of accidental transcendence, uncovers a startling surprise in his psyche. A complex, daring and hilarious portrait of a hoser’s foray into feminism.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A masterful, weird, poignant, gut-busting, vulnerable, and thought-provoking tour de force!”- Cincinnati Fringe
An unexpected tip from a sexy stranger leaves a group of resident New Orleans Drag Queens with voices that are no longer their own. Lip synching takes on a whole new dimension as each Queen explores what it means to lose their voice and have to reinvent their lives.
Stangela Angela Hemsworth Kingsley Winthrop Farrouk Adams III was destined for greatness. After a run-in with the law forces her to perform community service, she finds her true calling – President. Armed with flawed logic, a team of felons, and celebrity gossip, Stangela mounts her “serious” bid for the White House.
Yeah, the NonProphets-South (MONTANA, CORLEONE, PULP SHAKESPEARE, SHAKESPEARE TEEVEE) are back – with Ye Olde Break-Fast Guild, a reboot of the classic John Hughes film, The Breakfast Club, as if written by the Bard himself! Watch The Brain, The Athlete, The Princess, The Basket Case and the Criminal battle it out in iambic pentameter!
From breakdown to breakthrough, Biblical Eve tells her side of the story in this original raw musical comedy. For what is the end of the world as we know it but simply a shift in consciousness?
After a one-night stand ends in a meteorite crash that destroys his flat, expatriate Johnny Doodle-Dandy’s life doesn’t explode. It supernovas! The meteorite decapitates his neighbor who haunts him with a mysterious message from the end of the universe as he dodges popstars, prime ministers and eccentric environmental groups.
R+B is a night that celebrates the diversity of sensuality by highlighting music of the African Diaspora. R+B encompasses four main themes: Royal + Burlesque, Rhythm + Burlesque, Reggae + Burlesque, and Ratchet + Burlesque. Each night will be different, and will feature burlesque and some surprise performances from Synamin Vixen and friends!
Respectable. Responsible. Thick but fit. These are just some of the expectations put upon black women daily. In ‘Unbridled & Unbossed’, a cast of all black women performers shred these expectations as they shed their clothes and bare their souls through comedic monologues and burlesque.
A movement-based comedy extravaganza combining non-spoken performance, music, dance, and media. The group’s imaginative style has been described as: a live action cartoon, unmatched in its cleverness, and pure entertainment that will leave you with a smile on your face and a glow in your heart.
A post-mortem of Poe’s ” Masque of the Red Death,” as witnessed from a servant’s perspective, “Bloodborne” brings its audience into a prismatic, apocalypse feast. Who is the mysterious stranger stalking amongst the revelers, striking terror in their hearts? Vital questions loom- and the servant is the soul of discretion…
Deeply hidden in the dimension called Corrijeune there is an eternal ritual taking place. Please join us as the weavers of change keep in motion a perpetual tectonic quiver.
DRIFT is a surrealist work of dance theatre featuring live music and multimedia sensory delights.
America’s Favorite Cartoon Witch
Hilarious and touching vignettes drawn from a variety of sources, including children’s stories and personal life tales.
Frijolito vs The Orange Monster
A modern retelling of a classic Punch & Judy tale, with a Mexican twist. Follow Frijolito as he deals with issues of racism and bigotry in America.
A tale of gods and monsters. Follow the trials and tribulations of a lowly custodian, as he is lorded over by ominous oppressors, until one day he is met by a mysterious stranger and given a gift. Told thru the use of various puppetry styles.
You are cordially invited to Beelzebub’s unholy wedding reception. We look forward to entertaining your wicked delights with rituals, puppets, and pagan enchantments. Feel free to come dressed in costume. Sincerely Flutterbug and Scribbles.
Approximately 50% the spirited recitation of famous poetry, and 50% me, a humorous person, discussing that poetry. It is about writing, aging, and life, and why someone would even bother to memorize anything at all. Do all the poems rhyme? They don’t, but come find out for yourself!
What happens when a Black Woman welcomes people of different races to ask her any question they want on the streets of Los Angeles? In this solo show, Shanara “The MouthPeace” Sanders takes one helluva ride responding via reenactments and her mastery of spoken word to illustrate the raw taboo aspects of her life.
Mary Jane Bowser was a spy, Mary Jane Henley was a liar, but, most of all, Mary Jane Richards was an actress. Now, this essential figure of the American Civil War tells us who she is in her own words. Somewhere between the lies and the truth is something real.
Plunge into a river of ghosts with this post-modern, one-man musical: a haunting tale of a man trapped in old house filled with old spirits who desperately need him to listen to their ancient tales. Bremner has delighted audiences around the world. “Fantastic. Sleazy. Stirring. Utterly memorable.” SundayTimes, London, England
A sensual exploration of food, sex and how they connect us. Our hostess unveils a recipe for pleasure, comfort and the ultimate ‘food-gasm’. Through salacious stories, peppered with projected scenes from the most sensually delicious food films, Eat Me will leave much more than your mouth watering.
Candy Cotton debuts an afro-surrealist production merging music, puppetry, mime, spoken word, and dance to enhance a kaleidoscopic storytelling experience. Candy Cotten blends theory, history, folklore, and autobiography in service of black life, in honor of black death and for love of black dreamscapes.
A dramatic conversation between music and spoken word, hailed as “Incredibly modern and inventive” by Edinburgh Guide. Internationally acclaimed composer James Wright Glasgow performs groundbreaking music he has composed for the new poems of Mario Moroni (winner of the Lorenzo Montano Poetry Prize) as Moroni recites.
After the success of their album “Erotic Lifestyle”, Fatitja and Leetowhakey, aka Cucci, stars of Jaws the Musical, Fatituelle and the Omen 2 spin oﬀ “Don’t Make Me Crow You”, return after 12 years in their video and show “Immaculation”, from their new album “Sexplanation”.
An immersive dance performance piece that embodies a phenomenon of a linguistic Gestaltzerfall experienced by a Japanese protagonist who is a non-native English speaker living in the Deep South. As a Gestaltzerfall suggests a sense of decomposition in meaning and complexity, the protagonist recreates a somatic language to sustain their improvisational relationship with their ancestors as they deliberately blur the wall between them and spectators.
In a world where our whole lives are made public, what do we not talk about and why? This production delves into taboo and shamed subjects in our society and brings them to light. We speak from a personal standpoint; telling our own stories to start a much larger conversation.
Faced with the arrival of a strange, foreign life form and its unprecedented spread, a misfit group of neighbors must decide what to do about their mutating landscape. This original devised piece touches on themes of nativeness and nature, using puppetry, acrobatics and sculpture to frame an immersive performance.
THE NIX: an outdoor site-specific story-telling walk by Lisa Pasold, created for the streets of the Marigny. What if one night you meet a spirit with impeccable manners wearing an old-fashioned tuxedo, who asks for one teeny little favor… “Pasold successfully casts a spell over her audience.” New Orleans Defender