VIDEO: Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

March 10, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Andy Garcia
atgarcia@smu.edu

VIDEO: Out Of the Loop from SMUDailyMustang.com on Vimeo.

Live performances from across the nation are hitting the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival in Addison.

Hosted by the WaterTower Theatre, the festival is providing acts more contemporary what many metroplex audiences are used.

“This festival really attracts a lot of younger people, partly because of the diversity of the work we present here,” said Greg Patterson, the director of marketing for the theatre.

The three stages used in the festival are adjoining to the seating, providing the audiences for all 23 acts the chance to be pulled into the show.

“I love being able to actually literally connect with the audience,” said Faye Lane, an actress and play writer performing in the festival. “The show changes in response to the audience reaction.”

With so many options for performance art in the metroplex why would students from Southern Methodist University want to make the Trip to Addison?

Jonathan Taylor, a co-producer for the festival believes that the performances are different from what can be experienced within the Park Cities and Downtown.

For students interested in experiencing a little culture and wanting to get away from the bubble, the Out of the Loop Theatre Festival might be something worth taking a look at.

Festival Attendee Katherine Hargrove believes it was experience worth having and suggests those interested should consider it when making plans for the weekend.

The festival runs intill March 13 and ticket prices range between $10 and $20.

 

 

VIDEO: Out Of The Loop Fringe Festival Kicks Off in Addison

March 4, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Andy Garcia
atgarcia@smu.edu

VIDEO: WaterTower Theatre from SMUDailyMustang.com on Vimeo.

The Out Of the Loop Fringe Festival is now in full swing at WaterTower Theatre in Addison.

Over 20 different acts from across the nation are performing throughout the next nine days.

Last night’s opening acts included Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories. Lane will also be providing a playwriting/storytelling workshop on Saturday at 12:30 pm.

Tickets for performances range from $10 to $20.

Global News Blog: Celebrate Culture With WorldFest

October 20, 2009 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Nadia Dabbakeh

WorldFest is an annual celebration of the diverse cultural communities that make up the DFW Metroplex. On October 24th and 25th, you can come immerse yourself in the culture of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and, of course, the Americas. Learn about the outback at the Australian Outback Experience, enjoy an exclusive look at some of the artwork of The Crow Collection of Asian Arts’s permanent jade collection, sit in for a screening of some of the foreign films presented by the Dallas Film Society, and shop at the International Marketplace for clothing, spices and cigars from Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia and more! WorldFest provides an opportunity to learn about other cultures without leaving the metroplex, so take advantage of the festivities and go on a staycation all around the world!

When: October 24th, noon to 10 pm
October 25th, noon to 6 pm

Where: Addison Circle Park, 4979 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX

Tickets: $5 admission; kids under 4 are free

Visit: www.addisontexas.net/events/Worldfest