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.”