Student Fringe Festival

Poster for Student Fringe Festival.

April 27- 30, 2023

Join us at venues around campus and Ames as Iowa State students flex their theatrical muscles during ISU Theatre's first Fringe Festival. Enjoy music performances, a fashion show, original musicals and plays, a short horror film, stand-up comedy, and more!

Advisory: Contains adult language and content. 

Facilitated by Tiffany Antone

Free admission

Complete Fringe Festival Schedule HERE

ISU Theatre Accessibility Statement: "Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in all ISU Theatre events. If you require a reasonable accommodation to do so, please contact ISU Theatre at least one week prior to the event. isutheatre@iastate.edu, 515.294.2624.”

Festival Selections!

21 Chump Street: The Musical 
Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Based on the story by Robbie Brown which originally appeared on WBEZ's This American Life.
Directed by Marlowe Hamilton
21 Chump Street is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

In this short musical comedy by Lin-Manuel Miranda, a boy named Justin Laboy finds himself enamored with his new classmate Naomi. This cautionary tale tells the dangers of peer pressure and conformity as Justin tries everything he can to gain Naomi's favor. 
Location and time: Fisher Theater - Friday, April 28 (8:15pm) / Saturday, April 29 (9:15pm) / Sunday, April 30 (3:00pm) 

Casting Cull
Written by Dominick Ervelli, Matthew Hennessey, Samuel Huhn, & Liam Ray III
Directed by Shannon Garrels

Competition is a killer and on one Halloween weekend whilst rehearsing for a horror film audition, a troupe of up and coming thespians discover this truth the hard way: They'll have to give the performance for their lives. NOTE: Rated R for bloody horror violence, terror, languange and gratuitous monologuing. 
Location and time: ISU Student Innovation Center Room 2260 - Friday, April 28 (7:00pm) and Saturday, April 29 (7:00pm) 

Count Me In

A treble-voice a cappella ensemble that draws its repertoire from a wide variety of popular music, some written for a cappella groups and some our own arrangements.  
Location and time: ISU Memorial Union M-Shop - Friday, April 28 (7:30pm) 

Rylee Foreman

Rylee Foreman is a solo artist who plays pop/indie-pop music. They have released an Ep and other singles on their SoundCloud and will be performing in upcoming music festivals. 
Location and times: ISU Student Innovation Center Stepatorium - Friday, April 28 (8:45pm) and Fisher Theater - Saturday, April 29 (7:30pm) 

Friday Soiree

Join the Iowa State University Department of Music and theatre for fellowship and performances. 
Location and time: ISU Memorial Union M-Shop - Friday, April 28 (5:00pm) 

Zachary Harvey

Just me playing a few acoustic tunes that I love a lot. 
Location and times: ISU Student Innovation Center Stepatorium - Saturday, April 29 (8:45pm) and Sunday, April 30 (3:30pm) 

Hotel Kurma 
Written by Valentine Chenus, Liam Ray III & Bobbie Buie
Directors: Cameron Thrap, Caitlin Allen & Kaushik Raghavan

Check in at our front desk with Sheila, our lovely receptionist, as they guide you through Hotel Kurma. You will meet a small family on vacation, people awake too late at night, and long distance lovers meeting for the first time. Hotel Kurma blends the world of three playwrights' stories through one central point - a hotel lobby on Halloween. 
Location and times: Fisher Theater - Thursday, April 27 (7:00pm) / Saturday, April 29 (8:00pm)  

ISU Choose Cabaret 
Directed by Ashton Hale

ISU choose Cabaret is a project that allows actors to perform songs they might not often get a chance to, but with a twist. While there will be guaranteed songs in our performances, the audience can actively engage and select duets with randomly selected actors to perform songs each night! U get to choose!
Location and times: Fisher Theater - Friday, April 28 (8:45pm) /  ISU Student Innovation Center Stepatorium - Saturday, April 29 (7:00pm) and Sunday, April 30 (2:00pm)

Ani Lilan: My Life is a Comedy

Ani Lilan: My Life is a Comedy is stand-up done by Ani Lilan who talks about her experiences in college including being hustled by a girl scout and making fun of someone who took 8 shower heads. Also includes stories of growing up with two grandparents, a single father, and having the worst luck when it came to vacations..... and pretty much everything.
Location and times: ISU Student Innovation Center Stepatorium - Friday, April 28 (7:00pm) / Fisher Theater - Saturday, April 29 (7:00pm) 

Memories: Fashion/Art Show
Designer Camille Danner 

This show isabout memories and not forgetting them. A series of photos is just life's moments captured in snapshots. I want to show this through walking art and how it takes on a new perspective. 
Location and times: Fisher Theater - Thursday, April 27 (8:15pm) and ISU Student Innovation Center Stepatorium - Sunday, April 30 (2:45pm) 

Resistance 
Written by Taylor Sklenar
Directed by Emily Golden

ISU Eco Theatre Lab presents a stage reading of Resistance, a new play. When a new herbicide which utilizes a novel chemical pathway is put on the market, many farmers in a small Iowa town are relieved to have a new tool for combatting herbicide tolerant weeds. But Syd, an edgy organic farmer, fights back against the new chemical and the risks it poses to her operation and to her community. A brief discussion with the playwright will follow the reading. Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and Eco Theatre Lab.
Location and times: Ames Public Library - Saturday, April 29 (2:00pm)

Morgan Wolfe / Reily Harker Cabaret
Written and directed by Reily Harker and Morgan Wolfe

A cabaret-style performance by Morgan Wolfe and Reily Harker featuring hit songs from Broadway musicals all revolving around the harsh truths of love.
Location and times: ISU Student Innovation Center Stepatorium - Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 (7:30pm) / Fisher Theater - Sunday, April 30 (2:00pm) 

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