2nd Annual Tampa International Fringe Festival kicks off the Fringe season

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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The Tampa International Fringe Festival (TIFF), Ybor’s annual 10-day performing arts festival, drew an estimated 2,500 patrons in its inaugural year. For its sophomore outing, running May 3-12, organizers are promising even more rapid-fire theater—spotlighting everything from magic shows to heavy metal musicals.

“It’s an uncensored, unjuried performing arts festival,” TIFF’s producer Trish Parry says. “When we select the shows each year we do so completely at random out of a hat. Half of the shows are from around Tampa Bay and then a quarter of the shows are from all over the country. The last quarter of the shows are international.”

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Comedian Mike Delamont brings judgment, and laughs, with his successful stage series ‘God is a Scottish Drag Queen’

By : Jeremy Williams
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Mike Delamont is a critically acclaimed and award winning comedian from the Great White North, and he has sold out show after show at Orlando Fringe and at Fringe festivals across the world. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, that’s because Delamont’s fame doesn’t come from his own name, it comes from his character, which throughout the festival circuit, and a few religious organizations, is larger than life. Delamont is God, but not just any God, he is God the Scottish Drag Queen.

Delamont’s show, God is a Scottish Drag Queen, of which he performed Part IV at this year’s Orlando Fringe, has made him the talk of any festival at which he performs. Now, on the heels of filming a television special, Delamont is bringing Parts I and II of his successful God is a Scottish Drag Queen series to the Plaza LIVE. Delamont spoke with Watermark ahead of the show to let us know what we can expect from God and when we might get a peek at the Devil.

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Watermark’s 2015 Orlando Fringe Reviews: God is a Scottish Drag Queen III

By : Danny Garcia
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One of the international dishes served up at the Fringe Festival is a favorite that has been served up twice before.

Mike Delamont returns as the deity in a power suit in “God is a Scottish Drag Queen III.”

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