PHOTOS: Orlando Fringe gives a taste of what’s to come at this year’s festival

By : Danny Garcia
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ORLANDO | Orlando Fringe kicked off its 28th year by giving audiences a taste of what to expect at this year’s festival with the annual preview shows, one for general audiences and one for the more mature shows, at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre April 15.

Performers had two minutes each to woo the audience with a preview to their show. Check out the photos below and stay tuned to Watermark as we bring you our annual LGBTQ preview of Orlando Fringe in the coming weeks.

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Watermark’s Most Eligible – Central Florida: Jeff Jones

By : Jeremy Williams
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AGE: 43

HOMETOWN: Panama City, Fla.

IDENTIFIES AS: “Really gay”

PRONOUNS: He/ him/ his

SIGN: Sagittarius

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The LGBT+ Center of Central Florida named new Orlando Fringe venue

By : Jeremy Williams
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The Orlando International Fringe Festival—the longest running Fringe Theatre Festival in the U.S.—is preparing for Winter Mini-Fest, which plays at Loch Haven Park Jan. 10-13, 2019, at the moment but that isn’t stopping information from coming out about the main festival in May.

The 14-day arts festival packs so much crazy, uncensored, experimental, amazing theatre into its schedule that Loch Haven Park cannot contain all of it so Orlando Fringe ventures out into the city and theater locations are set up throughout Orlando.

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“O-Town Voices”

By : Maia Monet
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First performed at the Orlando Fringe in 2017, “O-Town Voices” is a play comprised of stories, interviews and speeches from Orlando, and across the globe, collected during the weeks and months following the Pulse attack. “O-Town Voices” was created and directed by David Lee and features 18 local theater veterans, Pulse owner Barbara Poma, Pulse survivor Neema Bahrami and the Orlando Gay Chorus. Tickets and event details are available at onePULSEFoundation.org/Events.

George Wallace awarded highest honor at the Orlando Fringe’s 2018 Fabby Awards

By : Layla Ferris
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Former Orlando Fringe Executive Director George Wallace was awarded the highest honor at the Orlando Fringe’s 2018 Fabby Awards.

Wallace was given the Terry Olson Lifetime Achievement Award during the festival’s closing ceremonies and 2018 Fabby Awards. The ceremonies were held on May 28 at the Outdoor Stage in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park.

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Watermark’s 5 Questions for a Fringe Regular

By : Watermark Staff
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Orlando Fringe is in full swing and from what we have seen so far this is one of the best year of shows we have ever seen.

But any Fringe veteran will tell you that the shows are only part of the experience. You have the food, the drinks, the parties and of course chilling on the Fringe lawn and making some new friends.

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Death Part 7: The Last Word

By : Maia Monet
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The barely-anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s “Death Series”, this darkly comic and irreverent cabaret act takes you on a journey to the underworld through outrageous comic storytelling and killer songs from contemporary songwriters including Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, William Finn, Barry Manilow, Michelle Shocked and more. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in NYC, Death Part 7: The Last Word plays the Orlando Fringe one week only!

Death Part 7: The Last Word

By : Maia Monet
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The barely-anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s “Death Series”, this darkly comic and irreverent cabaret act takes you on a journey to the underworld through outrageous comic storytelling and killer songs from contemporary songwriters including Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, William Finn, Barry Manilow, Michelle Shocked and more. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in NYC, Death Part 7: The Last Word plays the Orlando Fringe one week only!

Death Part 7: The Last Word

By : Maia Monet
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The barely-anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s “Death Series”, this darkly comic and irreverent cabaret act takes you on a journey to the underworld through outrageous comic storytelling and killer songs from contemporary songwriters including Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, William Finn, Barry Manilow, Michelle Shocked and more. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in NYC, Death Part 7: The Last Word plays the Orlando Fringe one week only!

Death Part 7: The Last Word

By : Maia Monet
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The barely-anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s “Death Series”, this darkly comic and irreverent cabaret act takes you on a journey to the underworld through outrageous comic storytelling and killer songs from contemporary songwriters including Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, William Finn, Barry Manilow, Michelle Shocked and more. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in NYC, Death Part 7: The Last Word plays the Orlando Fringe one week only!

Vote for your Orlando Fringe favorites in the second annual Watermark Splash Awards

By : Watermark Staff
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Orlando Fringe has officially kicked off and this year’s festival is already buzzing about some amazing shows and brillant performances.

Just as we started last year, we want to know what are readers think about the shows and which ones are the best of the beat in LGBTQ-themed theater, so here we are back with the second annual Watermark Splash Awards.

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Watermark’s 2018 Orlando Fringe Reviews

By : Watermark Staff
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Orlando Fringe is back at Loch Haven Park and happening now through Memorial Day. In honor of its tagline “United We Fringe,” we are uniting all of our Fringe reviews in one spot.

We have our team of theater gurus out seeing the shows and letting you know which ones made us laugh, made us cry and made us say “that’s the Fringiest thing I’ve ever seen!” So cop-a-squat on the Fringe lawn next to your beer and cheese curds and check out Team Watermark’s 2018 Orlando Fringe reviews.

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