Why am I afraid to dance, I who love music and rhythm and grace and song and laughter? Why am I afraid to live, I who love life and the beauty of flesh and the living colors of the earth and sky and sea? Why am I afraid to love, I who love love?

-Eugene O'Neill, The Great God Brown


Icarus [Feature Preview]

Combining aerial acrobatics with mythology, Icarus attempts to subvert the idea of knowing your limits.  Brad Rhines talks with Rachel Strickland to get the origin story of this show.  

A new category at this year's Fringe invites performers to fully capture the minds of their audiences.  We take a look at three shows and how they plan to do it.  

Antebellum is one of the most anticipated shows at Fringe this year.  We discuss how its archetypes persist into today's creative consciousness with co-creator Leah Loftin.

Several shows in this year's Fringe draw inspiration from New Orleans' sordid history.  We talked with the people behind two plays--one set in the Storyville red light district and the other in a Jim Crow-era courtroom.

Butcher Holler Here We Come [Feature Preview]

Fringe veterans Aztec Economy bring a new psychological drama set in the bottom of a caved in West Virginia Coal Mine.  


BEHIND THE SCENES   See photos of the cast of  Icarus  rehearsing their aerial moves


See photos of the cast of Icarus rehearsing their aerial moves



An interdisciplinary dramatic show about first love

Skin Horse Theater's new multimedia show takes three looks at outer space

A funny, stylistic cabaret brings Edward Gorey's macabre stories to life

Five miners trapped at the bottom of a West Virginia coal mine struggle to hold on to their sanity in this lyrical, immersive drama

Two dancers bring an an intimate, contemporary show to Fringe

Antebellum presents an experimental theater experience based on the vulnerability of three characters whose lives intensely overlap in pre-war New Orleans.  

A brother and sister in the Appalachians tug on  their family history with songs and soundscapes

Magician Christian Cagigal incorporates card tricks into fanciful stories

A lone narrator tells an illusory, rhythmic tale about how four separate characters are united in a strange desert

A costumed artist comes to life and paints as long as visitors play live music

Two aerial acrobats reinvent the classic Icarus myth

Devotees of a plastic-worshipping tribe use dance and spectacle in a fun but wry performance on consumer waste

Zombies are people, too, in this comedic play 

Wayang puppetry tells the story of life in Jim Crow-era Mississippi

Puppets play out the sordid history of the Storyville district.