NewsArts & Culture / August 25, 2014

Indy Fringe Finishes Another Great Run

The festival gives the profits back to the performers while growing Indy's cultural scene. 2014-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Indy Fringe Finishes Another Great Run

Indy Fringe Fest, which wrapped up it's 10th season on Sunday, is celebrating another successful event by reaching a milestone.

"Collectively over the last 10 years we have returned through the box office receipts, into the performers hands, over a million dollars," remarks Indy Fringe Executive Director Pauline Moffat.

This year alone, the festival’s 64 different shows made $131,000 with around 17,000 people attending performances over an 11 day period.

Moffat says the event continues to grow as more well-known acts start to sign-up.

"The reputation of Fringe, now attracts some of the best performers in the country and that sort of influence goes on to help our local performers improve their shows," says Moffat.

Fringe fest aims to have a 50-50 distribution of local and non-local performers.  Moffat says the artists aren’t the only out-of-towners.  Visitors from other states accounted for 15 percent of audience members the first weekend.

Indy Fringe is also growing its theater space and plans to open the new Trailhead and Indy Eleven Theater next year.



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