July 11, 2018 is “World Fringe Day,” and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’ve just come off five performances at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. It was 11 days of wonderful performances (about 50 shows were on the schedule). I managed to attend 30 shows, and was delighted. The work was eclectic, amazing, inspiring and just plain fun.
I was honored that my show, “The Jap Box,” was given the “Outstanding World Premiere Production” at the end of the Festival. But the best part of it all was the feeling of this creative village that came together for a few weeks. Being in the company of such creative people, making new friends, working together on projects–it was the best “vacation” I’ve had in years.
Theater is really about bringing people–real, live people in real time–together. There couldn’t have been a better way of doing this than the San Diego International Fringe Festival.