Forest Fringe - a pay-what-you-can venue programmed with artists and companies who don't have to pay for their slots - could be the most important development in the Fringe for years. In taxing times when even big operations such as Assembly are facing difficulties, it offers a model of an artist-led initiative that might dramatically change the face of the fringe. BAC will be there with its Scratch performances, Paper Cinema is the company in residence, Unlimited and Rabbit will be trying out new work alongside the UK premiere of Dislocation of the Heart from the St Petersburg-based Derevo protégées, The Rain People. It is operating outside of the main fringe programme, so look at the website.This time next year, Rodney, we'll be millionaires...
Monday, 7 July 2008
"An artist-led initiative that might dramatically change the face of the fringe"
Some lovely words about us from Lyn Gardner on the Guardian Blog today: