Instead of canceling the 2020 Cincinnati Fringe Festival due to the pandemic, the producers at Know Theatre put the festival 100% online. While the video format cannot come close to the experience of in-person theater, I am glad that these artists have a chance to earn some of the revenue they would typically receive during the festival season.
Another benefit to the online festival is that I am able to take part, even though I’m 1,200 miles from my hometown. When I lived in Cincinnati I penned theater reviews for the alt-weekly CityBeat, and this year I was invited to review five of the festival productions.
Proximity | Pones
Forbidden City! | Martin Dockery
Love & Other Lures | Dr. Dour and Peach
Dreary, Dearie | Caitlyn Waltermire
Colony | PSOPHONIA Dance Company and AURA Contemporary Ensemble