by Big Bend Sentinel
December 19, 2019
MARFA — FRINGE MARFA, a two-day festival of critically acclaimed independent theatre at the USO Hall in Marfa on January 10 and 11, 2020, invites all high school students in the tricounty area to attend the festival for free.
"Schools in the Big Bend have access to many artistic programs, thanks to committed teachers within each school and organizations like Chinati Foundation, Marfa Live Arts and Sul Ross State University," said organizer Hope Lafferty. "How often do this many performers come to the area—especially not on a school night? Our local kids are bright, schooled in the arts and welcome to experience this inaugural event. "
Because of capacity considerations, students must register in advance. Accompanying parents will also be offered discounted tickets. To register and get the link for a parent discount, all interested high school students or parents can send an email with the subject line "Student Tickets" to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1. Include the name, age, and high school of the student(s) in the body of the message.
FRINGE MARFA showcases solo artists on Friday night and ensemble productions on Saturday night. FRINGE MARFA will host a unique micro-audience multisensory perpetual performance in a hotel room on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. All performances are original works created by the actors and companies performing them.
Saturday also features panels about theatre and a juggling class open to the community for free. Plus, all attendees are encouraged to take a selfie with Beavis, the FRINGE MARFA Welcome Horse.