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.