Detroit Fringe Festival 2018

November 15, 2018 – November 18, 2018 all-day
Carrie Morris Arts Production

Aerialists and police radios. A theatrical podcast airing. The first multi-generational performance by an internationally-renowned spoken word poet. These are just a few of this year’s genre-defying performance highlights at the 2018 Detroit Fringe Festival, taking place Thursday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18.

Since its inception the Detroit Fringe has featured the work of over 200 artists, highlighting new creations from Michigan playwrights and performers chosen by an advisory council of local arts professionals from a public open call. This year’s festival in particular showcases the diversity of the performing arts landscape that Southeastern Michigan has to offer, with a grand total of fifteen performances featured in six separately ticketed events at theaters across the city, including Planet Ant’s Ant Hall, CMAP Detroit, Light Box and the Jam Handy. The line-up includes local directors, actors, choreographers, electronic musicians, new and seasoned playwrights, improv impresarios, contemporary circus artists, and experimental theater makers throughout one electrifying weekend!

The festival is a way for audiences to see something new, embrace the unknown, and support local artists in the process.To view the full schedule of experimental, unpredictable, and awe-inspiring performances and to purchase tickets, visit