History: Founded in 2014 by The Wilbury Theatre Group, The Providence Fringe Festival®, a.k.a FRINGEPVD, is produced to nurture emerging and established performing artists by presenting fun, fearless and affordable theater to the community. FRINGEPVD creates ties between artists, audiences, businesses and local organizations, amplifying the vibrancy of Providence as a renowned cultural destination and an unparalleled place to live, work, and visit.
FRINGEPVD is open to anyone who wants to produce their own show. For some artists, it's a once-a-year opportunity to create a show; for others, it can be an opportunity to try something new.
Audiences are encouraged to take full advantage of the variety of performing & visual artists participating in the fringe. See performances that you wouldn't normally attend and see things you wouldn’t otherwise see. Keep an open mind, and have fun.