Schedule

In-Person

12:00pm-5:00pm Registration

Fringe Main Box Office, Orlando Shakes, 812 E. Rollins Street., Lower Lobby

Stop by and grab your credentials and welcome bags…it’s time for World Fringe Congress! If you aren’t able to get them during this window, they will be available at the Science Center Friday morning.

 


 

5:00-7:00pm (re)Connect / Tour

Shakes Courtyard, Play What You Can Stage, Orlando Shakes, 812 E. Rollins Street

Join the group for our first official gathering. We will kick it off with a tour and an opportunity to connect and reconnect with each other at a private reception.

 


 

8:30am-10:00am Coffee Social

Orlando Science Center, Auditorium, 777 E. Princeton St.

Light bites, coffee and good conversation. Arrive and start the day with some unstructured time with colleagues.


 

8:55am Shuttle Bus Pickup/Drop

Comfort Suites, 2416 N. Orange Avenue to Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton Street

 


 

10:00am-11:00am Intros and Welcomes

Orlando Science Center, Auditorium

Speakers:

Orlando Fringe Board President, Matt Broffman

CAFF President, Lucy Everleigh

CAFF Administrator, Jill Roszell

World Fringe Director, Holly Lombardo

The official welcome and kick off of World Fringe Congress 2022!


 

11:00am-12:00pm Top of Day Presentation: Orlando Fringe Story

Orlando Science Center, Auditorium

Speakers:

Orlando Fringe Executive Director, Alauna Friskics

Orlando Fringe Producing Artistic Director, Lindsay Taylor

Learn about your host festival – The Orlando Fringe.



1:00pm-2:30pm Post(ish) Pandemic: Creating Impactful Change in our Adapted Environments

Orlando Science Center, Founder’s Room

Format: Joint Live and Digital

Moderator: Holly Lombardo

Digital Moderator: Cath Mattos

Much has changed our event industry in the past few years. Let’s come together in-person and digitally to reflect on that change and focus on the future. How can we resume pre-pandemic conversations regarding major issues like organizational and environmental sustainability, financial and budgetary impacts, programming alternatives, and support management? How has your festival adapted/endured? How do we reboot and reimagine?

Panelists:

  • Michelle Galant, Calgary Fringe
  • Katie Queen, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Lindsay Taylor, Orlando Fringe
  • Erez Ziv, FRIGID New York
 
 


2:45pm-4pm Open Space

Orlando Science Center, Founder’s Room

Format: Separate Live and Digital

Live Moderator: Holly Lombardo

Digital Moderator: Jill Roszell

Continuing discussion of creating impactful change in our world today.


 

4:30pm Shuttle Bus Pickup/Drop

From Orlando Science Center to Comfort Suites (and every 45 min until 11:30pm)

 


 

5:00pm-7:00pm Arts Industry Party

Beer Tent, Fringe Lawn, Loch Haven Park

All arts industry professionals and admin staff from throughout Central Florida are invited to the lawn to kick off the Festival.

 


 

7:00pm-8:00pm Visual Fringe Kick Off and Toast

Visual Fringe HQ, Orlando Shakes

Toast to the kick off of the 2022 Orlando Fringe with the Visual Fringe Artists.

 


 

8:00pm-9:00pm Outdoor Stage Kick Off and Toast

Outdoor Stage, Fringe Lawn, Loch Haven Park

Toast to the kick off of the 2022 Orlando Fringe with the musicians who will be performing on the Outdoor Stage throughout the festival.


 

12:00am-1:30am Tonight at Midnight

Orange Venue, Orlando Shakes

The last show before last call. Comedian Rauce Padgett hosts this late night talk show highlighting Fringe buzz, guest interviews, and musical acts. Free with your delegate Access Pass.

 


8:30am-10am Coffee Social / Swag Swap

Orlando Science Center, Auditorium

Light bites, coffee and good conversation. Arrive and start the day with some unstructured time with colleagues. Bring your festival swag – tshirts, posters, merch, stickers, etc, and swap with others.

 



8:55am Shuttle Bus Pickup/Drop

Comfort Suites, 2416 N. Orange Avenue to Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton Street

 


10:00am-11:00am Top of Day Presentation

Orlando Science Center, Auditorium

Joint live and digital

Robert Hertenstein, Senior Artistic Director, Norwegian Cruise Lines

Robert Dean Hertenstein oversees the NCL fleet of 20 ships, from the creative vision to producing the onboard productions. He recently celebrated his 15th anniversary with NCLH. Prior to his current position, he had a 23-year career as a dancer and performer. Some of the highlights are 42nd Street, where he got his Equity card at age 19, West Side Story as Riff, playing Steve in Blue’s Clues Live!, and Boots in Dora, The Explorer Live! His favorite theatre experience was Starlight Express in the German and Las Vegas productions. As his position is to search out new creative, he has had the opportunity to experience Fringes worldwide, from Adelaide to Edinburgh. Robert Dean has been thrilled to serve on the Board of Directors for the Orlando Fringe for the past four years.

 



11:15am-12:30pm Burnout and Restoration: How Do Our Budgets Support Staff and Volunteer Wellness?

Orlando Science Center, Auditorium

Live in-person

Moderator: George Wallace, The Center Orlando

Our people are our greatest asset. Let’s deep dive into tips and tools we can use to build sustaining support into our budgets to help our people. How do we change our budgets and staff support to include in our management of people? Can we collectively create well-being budget line items (gym memberships, bikes, massages, etc)

  • Danny Delahunty, Melbourne Fringe
  • Nanna Gunnars, Reykjavik Fringe
  • Conor Kelly OBrien, Scranton Fringe
  • Laura Paduch, Toronto Fringe
  
 

 

12:30pm-1:00pm Kids Fringe Lunchtime Tour

Kids Fringe, Orlando Garden Club

Pop over to Kids Fringe for a quick tour and to see it in action.

 


 

1:30pm-2:15pm Case Study: Global Connection: Creating Circuits to Strengthen Bonds

Orlando Science Center, Founder’s Room

Format: Joint Live and Digital

Moderator: Lois Neville, Hollywood Fringe

How do we make a stronger “us”. Hear from two successful networks in our Fringe industry – The Nordic Fringe Network and the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals. Learn how they join together to form partnerships that enhance brand visibility and artist touring networks.

Presenters:

  • Jill Rozsell, Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals
  • Chris O’Reilly, Gothenberg Fringe Festival
 
 

 

2:30pm-4:00pm How Accessible Is Your Fringe Model?

Orlando Science Center, Founder’s Room

Live, In-Person

Moderator: Holly Lombardo, World Fringe

How accessible is your fringe model? From open access to registration – is it open to all? Let’s explore models and how artists get involved in your Fringe Festivals.

Panelists:

  • Xela Batchelor, Pittsburgh Fringe
  • Julian Caddy, Brighton Fringe
  • Cath Mattos, Wandsworth Arts Fringe
  • Kevin Charles Patterson, San Diego Fringe
 
 

4:30pm Shuttle Bus Pickup/Drop

From Orlando Science Center to Comfort Suites 

 


 

5:30pm World Fringe Panel of Delegates: Meet the Leaders

Outdoor Stage, Fringe Lawn

Public Event

Join your colleagues from all over the world on Orlando Fringe’s Outdoor Stage and participate in a panel discussion for Fringe Artists and the general public. Promote your festival and recruit artists!

Moderator: Beth Marshall, BMP Productions, Orlando Fringe Past Producer

Panelists: All of you!

 


 

6:30-7:30pm World Fringe Bar Takeover

Pop Up Bar, Fringe Lawn

The Orlando Fringe bar team is shaking up some international cocktails and mocktails to quench your thirst.

 


 

12:00am-1:30am Tonight at Midnight

Orange Venue, Orlando Shakes

The last show before last call. Comedian Rauce Padgett hosts this late night talk show highlighting Fringe buzz, guest interviews, and musical acts. Free with your delegate Access Pass.

 


 

 

 

8:30am-10am Coffee Social

Orlando Science Center, Conference Room

Light bites, coffee and good conversation. Arrive and start the day with some unstructured time with colleagues.

 



8:55am Shuttle Bus Pickup/Drop

Comfort Suites, 2416 N. Orange Avenue to Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton Street

 


 

10:00am-11:00am Top of Day Presentation

Orlando Science Center, Conference Room

Joint live and digital

Tymisha Harris, Fringe Artist

Tymisha Harris, aka “Tush”, has been performing professionally for over 20 years. Her early credits include assistant choreographer and backup dancing for the 90’s pop group N*SYNC, backup dancer for LFO, and multiple roles at Universal Studios Orlando, and a featured role in the hit movie series Bring It On. More recent endeavors include the national tour of Rock of Ages, a European tour with the innovative and world-renowned Pilobulus Dance Theater Company and founding member and Assistant Director/Choreographer of the successful Orlando-based troupe Variatease. JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. The show has won numerous awards and accolades, and toured throughout Canada, the U.S. as well as Scotland and Australia, and completed an off-Broadway run in NYC in 2018.

 


11:15am-12:30pm What is Our Role in Supporting Artists: Before, During and After Fringe

Orlando Science Center, Conference Room

Live, In-Person

Moderator: Hanna Magdalena Gödl, Festival Director – Operations, Gothenburg Fringe Festival

We put on a festival. Artists come in, they perform, they leave. How can we mentor, develop, and invest in these artists?

What is our role and opportunity with new, emerging artists? How can we foster professional artists? How do we elevate shows to be seen on bigger platforms? Join us in this conversation with and about artists.

Panelists:

  • Dawn Bentley, Minnesota Fringe
  • Kenny Howard, Orlando Producer/Director/Artist
  • Matt Lord, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Nick Mataragas, Elgin Fringe
  • Jasmine Sawant, Mississauga Fringe
 
 


1:30pm-2:30pm The Balance of Big Ideas

Orlando Science Center, Conference Room

Moderators: Adam Potrykus and Helena Bunker, Stockholm Fringe

How big do you dream? When is it okay to say no? There is a balance to our roles in that we are expected to dream big and lead growth. But when is too much too much (or is it ever?)

Panelists

  • Lucy Eveleigh, Toronto Fringe
  • Jennifer Evins, United Arts of Central FL, President/CEO
  • April Rose, Philadelphia Fringe
  • Francesca Romana Vitale, Milano Off Fringe
 
 


2:45pm-4pm Open Space

Orlando Science Center, Conference Room

Format: Separate Live and Digital

Live Moderator: Holly Lombardo

Digital Moderator: Jill Roszell

Open time to bring issues and related topics to the surface for discussion. In this session, we will determine the next World Fringe Congress location, and wrap up all we’ve learned and enjoyed.

 


 

4:00pm-4:30pm Photos

Fringe Lawn

Let’s get a group photo!

 


 

4:30pm Shuttle Bus Pickup/Drop

From Orlando Science Center to Comfort Suites (and every 45 min until 11:30pm)

 


 

TBD Shuttle Bus Departure

From Comfort Suites to Universal Orlando

 

 


 

TBD Day Out

Universal Orlando Theme Parks

We will be traveling to Universal Orlando Theme Park and will spend the day together. Once inside the park, you are free to roam with the group or break off.

 

 


 

TBD Shuttle Bus Return

From Universal Orlando to Comfort Suites

 

 


Digital

1:00pm-2:30pm Post(ish) Pandemic: Creating Impactful Change in our Adapted Environments

Orlando Science Center, Auditorium

Format: Joint Live and Digital

Moderator: Holly Lombardo

Digital Moderator: Cath Mattos

Much has changed our event industry in the past few years. Let’s come together in-person and digitally to reflect on that change and focus on the future. How can we resume pre-pandemic conversations regarding major issues like organizational and environmental sustainability, financial and budgetary impacts, programming alternatives, and support management? How has your festival adapted/endured? How do we reboot and reimagine?

Panelists:

  • Michelle Galant, Calgary Fringe
  • Katie Queen, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Lindsay Taylor, Orlando Fringe
  • Erez Ziv, FRIGID New York
  •  
 
 

 

 

2:45pm-4pm Open Space

Orlando Science Center, Auditorium

Format: Separate Live and Digital

Live Moderator: Holly Lombardo

Digital Moderator: Jill Roszell

Continuing discussion of creating impactful change in our world today.

 

 

 


 

10:00am-11:00am Top of Day Presentation

Orlando Science Center, Auditorium

Joint live and digital

Robert Hertenstein, Senior Artistic Director, Norwegian Cruise Lines

Robert Dean Hertenstein oversees the NCL fleet of 20 ships, from the creative vision to producing the onboard productions. He recently celebrated his 15th anniversary with NCLH. Prior to his current position, he had a 23-year career as a dancer and performer. Some of the highlights are 42nd Street, where he got his Equity card at age 19, West Side Story as Riff, playing Steve in Blue’s Clues Live!, and Boots in Dora, The Explorer Live! His favorite theatre experience was Starlight Express in the German and Las Vegas productions. As his position is to search out new creative, he has had the opportunity to experience Fringes worldwide, from Adelaide to Edinburgh. Robert Dean has been thrilled to serve on the Board of Directors for the Orlando Fringe for the past four years.

 



11:15am-12:30pm Support Local Community: Making an Impact at Home

Digital Panel, Zoom

Moderator: Stacey Koloski, PortFringe

We may be international festivals, but what impact can we make on our local communities? Hear from panelists as they share their incredible experiences of impacting lives in their backyards.

Panelists:

  • Bryony Dixon, Nanaimo Fringe
  • Kuljeet Singh, New Dehli Fringe
  • Lachlan Welsh, North Australian Festival of Arts
  • Jo O’Callaghan, Adelaide Fringe
  • Terry Olsen, Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs (and Orlando Fringe founder)

 

 

1:30pm-2:15pm Case Study: Global Connection: Creating Circuits to Strengthen Bonds

Orlando Science Center, Auditorium

Format: Joint Live and Digital

Moderator: Lois Neville, Hollywood Fringe

How do we make a stronger “us”. Hear from two successful networks in our Fringe industry – The Nordic Fringe Network and the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals. Learn how they join together to form partnerships that enhance brand visibility and artist touring networks.

Presenters:

  • Jill Rozsell, Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals
  • Chris O’Reilly, Gothenberg Fringe Festival
 
 

 

2:30pm-4:00pm Grow Your Audiences

Digital Panel, Zoom

Moderator: Ellen Burgin

How do you attract audiences to your festival? What strategies enable us to grow?

Panelists:

  • Erica Fee, Rochester Fringe Festival
  • Ella Huisman, Adelaide Fringe
  • Matt Kerns, St. Lou Fringe
  • Melissa Marino, Milano Off Fringe Festival



 

 10:00am-11:00am Top of Day Presentation

Orlando Science Center, Conference Room

Joint live and digital

Tymisha Harris, Fringe Artist

Tymisha Harris, aka “Tush”, has been performing professionally for over 20 years. Her early credits include assistant choreographer and backup dancing for the 90’s pop group N*SYNC, backup dancer for LFO, and multiple roles at Universal Studios Orlando, and a featured role in the hit movie series Bring It On. More recent endeavors include the national tour of Rock of Ages, a European tour with the innovative and world-renowned Pilobulus Dance Theater Company and founding member and Assistant Director/Choreographer of the successful Orlando-based troupe Variatease. JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. The show has won numerous awards and accolades, and toured throughout Canada, the U.S. as well as Scotland and Australia, and completed an off-Broadway run in NYC in 2018.

 


 

 11:15am-12:30pm New Mediums: Living the Digital Life

Digital Panel, Zoom

Moderator: Ellen Burgin

Let’s explore all the new mediums that have entered the mainstage in the last few years. What is the future of digital festivals, live streaming, and more.

Panelists

  • Joyce Arbucias, The Imagination House
  • Magenta Lust, Cres Fringe Festival, Croatia
  • Celeste de Moriae, Cres Fringe Festival, Croatia
  • Murray Utas, Edmonton Fringe
  • Kerri Glasscock, Sydney Fringe

 

 

 

1:30pm-2:30pm Attracting Challenging Work

Digital Panel, Zoom

Moderator: Jill Roszell

What is Fringe’s position in the artistic landscape? How can we foster new work that is relevant and challenging? How “challenging” do we want to be? Discuss how our identity is tied to the work we produce, and what our role is in attracting and fostering this work.

Panelists

  • Beth Marshall – Artist, Orlando Fringe
  • Vanessa Stacey – Festival Director – Kaitohu o te Ahurei Fringe NZ
  • Katie Hartman, Cincy Fringe

 


 

2:45pm-4pm Open Space

Orlando Science Center, Conference Room

Format: Separate Live and Digital

Live Moderator: Holly Lombardo

Digital Moderator: Jill Roszell

Open time to bring issues and related topics to the surface for discussion. In this session, we will determine the next World Fringe Congress location, and wrap up all we’ve learned and enjoyed.