Welcome to the 2020 Hartford Fringe Festival: Digital Home Edition
As the Hartford Fringe Festival geared up for its 2nd annual festival, we had no idea that there would be a dramatic turn of events for everyone. The pandemic has disrupted so many people’s lives and businesses. The arts community has been affected radically. Some art organizations have been forced to postpone or cancel their season or close their theaters permanently due to losing money that helps to keep their organizations running.
After initially resisting wanting to do anything this year because of the massive amounts of energy required to put on a festival of this magnitude, my wonderful super team sprung into action, designing a completely virtual festival, so that performing arts groups could still get their work out to the public. Our festival will be slightly different from our first year at the Hartford Fringe Festival. We will be presenting pre-recorded shows, which will be available for audience viewing for 30 days. You will be able to purchase a ticket online and watch it whenever you want (October 9th thru November 9th until 11:59pm).
So put on bunny slippers, get under a comfy throw blanket, order take out or make a bowl of popcorn…and get comfortable in your favorite chair. Watch some amazing shows that are in this year’s Hartford Fringe Festival!
Next year we hope to bring back live performances for our festival in 2021, but until then check out website, or like our Facebook page at Hartford Fringe Festival, Instagram and Twitter and watch the festival grow. Sincerely, Jeffrey Kagan-McCann Founder & Artistic Director of Pearwater Productions and the Hartford Fringe Festival