PJ Williams and Nick Byrne sieze the Fringe

By 28 November, 2012 2

Joy Burch has announced the appointment of PJ Williams and Nick Byrne as the creative producers for the 2013 Fringe Festival:

“The return of the Fringe Festival next February has created a tremendous buzz in Canberra and today I am pleased to announce that PJ Williams and Nick Byrne will be spearheading the development of this event,” Ms Burch said.

“They have more than 25 years experience including theatre, festival direction and radio. They are founders of Impro Theatre ACT and have previously produced a variety of festivals in Canberra.”

In September, the ACT Government announced it had allocated $20,000 towards a Fringe Festival to take place on Saturday 9 February 2013 in the Canberra City alongside the National Multicultural Festival.

The Fringe producers will provide opportunities to celebrate and explore different multicultural experiences including cross-cultural performances by young musicians, films exploring the migrant experience, participatory international dance activities, participatory music activities, and visual artists enlivening the spaces, all located around City Walk South. The Street Theatre will also provide support to the Fringe.

Let’s hope it’s not as crashingly dull as that last paragraph sounds.

We’ve approached Jorian Gardner for comment and will let you know what we hear.

There is this on Twitter:

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2 Responses to PJ Williams and Nick Byrne sieze the Fringe
#1
Watson3:40 pm, 28 Nov 12

$20,000? How very generous. Not!

I loved the fringe festival when it was at The Street Theater. Once it moved to that square, it was just an extension of the main festival with perhaps more seating and shorter queues, but nothing special and pretty much equally boring as the main festival that offers pretty much exactly the same stuff every single year.

#2
poetix4:24 pm, 28 Nov 12

‘Participatory international dance activities…’ I bet this is code for belly-dancing.

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