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Orlando Fringe has been a stop on the Florida Creatives Happy Hour circuit since our first year. They create a great collaborative environment for art on the edge, particularly theatre, though there is some awesome visual art, poetry and music there as well. This year there will even be a Pecha Kucha Night as an official Fringe show!
Some of you may have noticed that we haven't had many Happy Hours this year... that's because I've been really busy putting together my first-ever Fringe show, The 39 Steps. The story of how I got to this point? Ask me at the beer tent.
The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is one of the most anticipated and creatively freewheeling events we have in Orlando, and our May happy hour has always taken place under their sacred Beer Tent. Your beer money all goes to support this non-profit festival and make sure independent theatre has a place to grow and thrive every year.
Usually we hang out under the beer tent for a little while and take advantage of the food trucks parked on the green lawn (bring cash), and follow that up with a show or two at the festival.
Some shows I am suggesting that have some appeal to Florida Creatives:
There are tons of great shows, and probably several you would like to see if you check out the complete list, so please don't hesitate to make a suggestion (take a look at Page 8 of this PDF for the Monday schedule).
Join Orlando's longest-running creative meetup to celebrate our 5th year of bringing likeminded people together. You can get great benefits out of meeting new people, like stimulating your brain, having a safe (non-judgemental) place to talk shop, finding someone to help you build that next startup, or just making friends.
About FLCreatives Happy Hour
Whether you're a poet, an actor, a photographer, a producer, a marketer, a programmer, an entrepreneur or a combination of them all, you'll find some great conversation and new friends by attending, and coming back every month on the third Monday.
If you'd like to see events like this in your town, feel free to start one! We now have Facebook Fan Pages and LinkedIn Groups for Orlando, Brevard, Tampa, South Florida, Southwest FL, Tallahassee and Gainesville. P.S. Please bring a camera and snap some photos! You'll want to show your friends what it was like.
As part of United Arts' month-long culture event ArtsFest, the 3rd Annual Orlando Improv Festival will take place February 6 + 7, 2012 at Urban ReThink in Thornton Park near downtown Orlando. Performances take place on the hour 6pm - 11pm both nights.
Produced by Mark Baratelli, the event features:
The 2011 Orlando Improv Festival is September 25-27, 2011 at Winter Park Playhouse with workshops held at City Arts Factory (29 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL). Tickets are now available on the Tickets page on the official website. They will also be available during the festival at the door. Do not call the theatre for tickets to the event, they are only available online or at the door.
Several years ago, the theatre community started hosting these dinners in a different venue on a regular rotating schedule. The following is taken from a post by local theatre blogger Elizabeth Maupin, calling to action for the next event:
Has it been almost a year since the last theater-community potluck? Yes, it has, and it’s well past time for us to get together one again.
So put on your high-heeled sneakers, bring something to eat and join us at 7:30 p.m. Sunday July 24 at the Abbey, the new theater space in the Sanctuary condo building at 100 S. Eola Drive, just one block south of Lake Eola.
Jessica Mariko may be familiar to Florida Creatives members because of her appearance at Ignite Orlando last year. This May, Jessica (of Drip) and Linda Eve Elchak will be asking local creative types to make something from a single source of inspiration, created originally, to be performed during the 2010 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival at Loch Haven Park, from May 20-31st.
Is it time to re-kindle the Coworking / community space / incubator / art gallery / teaching space discussion again? It seems whenever I mention "coworking" or "collaboration space" to someone, they seem to be very excited about supporting such a venture...
Coworking is an emerging trend for a new pattern for working. Typically work-at-home professionals or independent contractors or people who travel frequently end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is the social gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space.
SEX TIMES THREE is a quirky new comedy - a collection of one-acts with a series of twists that will keep you laughing! Sex Times Three features live music from indie favorite Marc with a C - you're in for a great night of music and theatre.
July 31, August 1, 6, 7, & 8 @8pm
See the hoax that the FCC labeled an act of terrorism!
On October 30, 1939 twelve million people were sent into a state of panic when they started tuning in to live reports of a Martian invasion. Come relive the broadcast and see how millions fell into pandemonium. This new production exposes the tricks behind the original radio cast by reliving it through the perspective of its listeners. Discover how the news can make us fall into fear and weild our notion of reality. As Mr. Welles says, “Don’t drink everything that comes out the tap.”
Directed by: Aradhana Tiwari and Joseph Fletcher