Platforming unheard voices,
visiting unseen corners.
We create content about arts festivals and independent theatre all across the World. Our aim is to platform new writing from underrepresented creatives who are out to deliver kickass performances that defy conventional narratives and the status quo. Our mission is to platform unheard voices from unseen corners of the creative universe. We seek out the curious, the daring, the intrepid, and the unheard.
Our content is indulgent – we want to gorge and binge on creative work that inspires, excites and rebels. We write longform reviews that seek to touch the very heart of any work we’ve seen. Performance introduces a discussion, and we want to reach into the soul of work platformed at the world’s Fringe and similar Arts Festivals to unlock the good stuff.
We’re especially interested in exploring work from underrepresented backgrounds. For 2023, our contributors chose the following themes as specific areas of interest to pursue our mission:
- Migration and Refugee Stories
- Race, Identity, and Nationality
- Marginalised Genders
- Ableism and Disability
- Climate Justice
- Protest and Revolt
- Class and Society
- Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, and Data in Society
- Lifelong Illness, Mental Health, and Grief
This is not an exhaustive list of our interests, and by no means an exclusive one. As part of our mission, we aim to platform creatives from marginalised racial backgrounds, marginalised genders, those who are actively engaged in socially progressive campaigning or activism, artists who identify as neurodivergent, and disabled performers.
Since starting coverage of EdFringe in 2018, we’ve grown to become a collective of diverse voices writing about work at EdFringe, Brighton Fringe, Paris Fringe, VAULT Festival, Adelaide Fringe, and Prague Fringe. We’re a not-for-profit organisation, meaning we reinvest any advertising revenue into continuing to platform emerging work through reviews, interviews, features and other forms of magazine content here on our site.
Most of our contributors began creating Theatre, Music or Spoken Word and we take a performance-led approach to dissecting what we’ve seen.
We have a hedonistic ethos. Our contributors believe that the best Fringe experiences go hand in hand with a boozy beverage. Our U.S.P is that we provide a recommended alcoholic beverage with every show we feature and review. Like sommeliers at a fancy restaurant, we will give you the perfect aperitif to accompany that delicious show.