— From October 2016 New Plays
Forest Fringe began as an independent, not-for-profit space in the midst of the Edinburgh Festival. Since then, they have built a community of artists and playwrights, and are consistently rated as being a festival highlight. This collection collates the best of their performances from the past decade, celebrating a remarkable body of work.
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Forest Fringe is a community of artists making space for risk and experimentation at the Edinburgh Festival and beyond. They began in 2007 as a totally independent, not-for-profit space in the midst of the Edinburgh Festival. Their aim was to build a community around this space in which experimentation and adventure were cherished and supported. In the ten years since then, they've tried to embed these values in everything they've done. Returning to Edinburgh every year, each time experimenting with different ways of doing things and new contexts to accommodate even the most unusual experiences. Meanwhile they've also started exploring beyond the festival, creating new projects across the UK and internationally, including a festival in an old cinema in the centre of Bangkok, a series of performances on night buses across London and a travelling library of audio experiences. They see themselves as a bridge, finding imaginative ways to connect the country's most innovative performance artists and theatre makers with new audiences, new supporters and new contexts for their work. Forest Fringe remains an experiment, a creative project that is defined by the same kind of adventurousness and unpredictability that exists in the artists they work with.