The inaugural Fringe Theatre Company production began as a 24-Hour Play written by Paul Storiale and his improv troupe, Comedy Bandits.
When the planned show in this slot had to be unexpectedly pulled at the last minute, Artistic Director Stacy turned to her friend and fellow Writer/Director Paul for help. He had recently created a play during a 24-Hour Play Festival which he agreed to re-write, with the help of his improv troupe, and hand over to Stacy to direct.
The result was Digby's New Wife, the tale of a newly married young man and the hilarious mishaps that occurred when his crazy friends and a nymphomaniacal ex-girlfriend showed up.
Digby's New Wife
April 12 - May 3, 2014
May 9 - May 31, 2014
Random Acts was a collection of short plays written and directed by Fringe Company Members. It included:
Rx: Try Hilaria Now by Phil Paradis, Directed by Stacy Ann Raposa
Needless Markup written and directed by Linda Nile
The Gas Station by Mieko Beyer, Directed by Shondale Seymour
Zone 12 by Daniel Kohl, Directed by Heather Ludwig
Online Dating by Sophia Louisa Lee, Directed by Rachel Rebecca Roy
Self Check-Out written and directed by Bette Smith
The Sandwich written and directed by Stacy Ann Raposa
Setting The Record Gay
June 13 - Jul 12, 2014
Fringe Theatre Company celebrated Gay Pride Month by featuring Setting The Record Gay, an evening of autobiographical storytellers schooling the audience in 'Homo 101.'
Gays occupy the straight world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; Setting The Record Gay allowed audiences to take a step into the gay world for a few hours, and get to know them better. It also gave viewers the opportunity to leave the performance more enlightened then the day before.
I Want To Kill Lena Dunham
October 24 - November 16, 2014
Penned by NYC writer Sergio Castillo, I Want To Kill Lena Dunham told the story of Nora, a left wing political radical who was morbidly obsessed with Lena Dunham. After losing her job, Nora plummets into a downward spiral as she tries to make sense of the social inequalities that permeate her life and ultimately lead her into her own demise.
Says writer Castillo, "Ultimately, this play is not about Lena Dunham. It’s about American culture. It’s about our obsession with entertainment and our desperation to be entertained. It’s about privilege and the responsibilities that come with it, even if we choose not to accept those responsibilities. In an age where the line between entertainment and culture has been entirely erased, in an age where half of the country is in or near poverty, and in an age where bullies are cheered and victims are blamed, it seems likely that something will have to give. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but I can certainly imagine how anyone who constantly meets adversity at every turn can snap. This is one of those stories.”