April 7-8, 2023


Art that pushes the envelope is taking over The Z this April. The Z Fringe Festival showcases unique creative works in a weekend of adventurous theater and performance art. Featuring exciting, self-produced works on three Z stages, including 2 new pieces produced by The Z and The Z Fringe Co-Producing Artists, Jason Kypros and Brittney Harris. Celebrate art that makes a statement at The Z Fringe Festival! Artistic Innovation starts here.

The Z Fringe Festival, April 7-8, is 2 days of locally produced, performance-based works in the Main Stage, Studio, and on the terrace (weather permitting) with ticket proceeds for each show going back to the producing artist. Submissions are open to performance-based art of any genre (and across-genres… and totally beyond genre categorization…).


The full Z Fringe Fest experience! Unlock 2 full days of new performance art and create-your-own Fringe experience with access to all performances on both festival days!

Friday-1 Day Pass

All-day access to all mainstage, terrace, studio and lobby performances on Friday.

Saturday-1 Day Pass

All-day access to all mainstage, terrace, studio and lobby performances on Saturday.

Single Performance Pass

Access to any 1 festival performance of your choosing.

Fringe is a performing arts tradition that started in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947 when eight performing groups were excluded from the mainstream annual arts festival. They decided to perform anyway, finding inexpensive or free venues on the fringes of the city. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has since grown into one of the largest arts festivals in the world, eclipsing the original festival exponentially.

This year kicks off The Z's first Fringe Festival, a celebration of local performance art that pushes the envelope. 

April 7-8, 2023

Single tickets area available! With the purchase of your single ticket, you will receive 1(one) pass at the door to redeem on any single performance of your choosing! Just pick up your ticket at the box office, and present at the door to the show to redeem!

Applicants must submit a completed application and submission fee between Nov. 15, 2022-Jan. 8, 2023. The Z Fringe Committee will review each submission to make sure they meet festival guidelines. Submissions meeting the guidelines will be entered into the lottery and festival selections will be chosen at random. Lottery selection and announcements will be completed by January 15. 

  • Artists must provide artwork and description for promotional purposes.
  • Artists are responsible for creating their own social media events and promoting their shows.
  • Artists are responsible for all production details, including casting, physical elements, audio cues, and any costs associated with their show.
  • We highly encourage original works for this festival. If the work is not an original piece, Artists are responsible for securing the rights. 

All Access Pass - $45

Friday Pass - $20

Saturday Pass - $30

Single performance ticket $10 (Good for any one performance on either day)

Performances range from 5-90 minutes. Dance, puppetry, theater, music & more are featured in this year's festival!

Public Health Policies

At this time, we encourage masks and COVID-19 testing based on community transmission rates, but do not require them for patrons. We reserve the right to adjust our public health policies based on transmission rates and CDC guidelines at the time of the festival.
We will maintain our refund policy that Patrons who are experiencing symptoms of contagious illnesses or have a positive COVID-19 test may call the box office to exchange or refund their tickets.