Fringe Festival: Fighting for the Arts


A collection of theatre, music, and dance pieces performed, produced, directed, and choreographed by the students of the Theatre and Dance program at NMU!


Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 PM

Friday, October 5th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 6th at 7:30 PM

Wednesday, October 10th at 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 11th at 7:30 PM

Friday, October 12th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 13th at 1:00 PM

Saturday, October 13th at 7:30 PM


Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students, and $5 for NMU students.

Located in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre.


What is a Fringe Festival?

The concept of a Fringe Festival can be traced back to Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947, when eight theatre groups were shunned from the Edinburgh International Festival because they weren’t part of the official program. The eight snubbed groups decided to stage their productions anyway, right on the “fringe” of the official festival—thus, the concept of a Fringe Festival was born. The official Edinburgh Fringe Festival was created in 1958, and is one of the largest theatre festivals in the world.

The Fringe Festival at the Forest Roberts Theatre follows this idea, albeit on a much smaller scale—our festival was initially put together to allow graduating seniors to showcase their capstone projects, but also features work from various students in our Theatre and Dance program.


The Productions


TBA - Stay tuned for a list of pieces that will be performed!



Forest Roberts Theatre Staff

Costume Shop Supervisor Ann Juidici
Costume Shop Crew Helen Boburka, Hannah Danforth, Taylor Ehle, Regan McKay, Erin Perry, Sabrina Nelson, Esther Teng
Scene Shop Foreman Steve McClain
Carpenters, Electricians and Painters Emily Baker, Marissa Bekkering, Helen Boburka, Hannah Cormier, Keegan Downey, Nathaniel Langlie, Audree Stephens, Jacob Stipe, Justin Van't Hof, Taylor Wilcox
Lighting and Sound Supervisor Dan Zini
Box Office Manager Lilith Kontos
Assistant Box Office Manager Emily Kendall
Box Office Staff Jacob Laitinen, Regan McKay, Micah Munts, Nick Salin, Sophie Sam, Nathan Zaremba
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† indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.