Fringe Festival to hit the streets of Leederville with YMCA HQ

Fringe Festival to hit the streets of Leederville with YMCA HQ

THE Fringe Festival will hit the streets of Leederville this year.

YMCA’s HQ partnered with The Gelo Company and Propel Youth Arts to host performer workshops for 16 to 25 year olds based on feedback received after a callout for expressions of interest.

YMCA HQ centre manager Andrew Rigg said a program was devised around delivering workshops on public relations, marketing, event management, and social media.

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“With the guidance of the performer workshops, participants of the Fringe program will deliver shows ranging from theatre, to stand-up comedy, music, spoken word and even several types of art exhibitions,” he said.

Industry mentors from the Department of Culture and the Arts will assist in training ahead of February performances.

Mr Rigg said a number of WAAPA students and young comedians would be involved.

Shows will open on January 27, and will run on Friday and Saturday nights for the following three weeks.