The Providence Fringe Festival FringePVD is Extending to Two Weeks

The Wilbury Theatre Group's FringePVD with feature in-person and online performances at ten different venues and a mobile flatbed stage.

Booby Trap, a play in which two unruly sisters are stuck—between then and now, forward and back.

The Wilbury Theatre Group is extending this year’s FringePVD: The Providence Fringe Festival to two weeks from July 18-31. FringePVD brings together more than 300 individual artists for two weeks of performances in and around WaterFire Arts Center — also the Wilbury Group’s new future home — as well as online.

“We’ve discussed extending the Fringe Festival to two weeks and creating even more space for performing artists in the festival many times in the past, and this year seems like the perfect opportunity to do so,” says Josh Short, artistic director of the Wilbury Group. “The additional week of programming gives us the space to ensure that the performing artists and our audiences have a safe and enjoyable experience, while offering more opportunities to see the wide variety of performances we have this year, both in-person and online.”

This year’s FringePVD will feature more than thirty in-person performances and twenty-seven online performances at ten different venues and a mobile flatbed stage.

The festival will continue its community focus with multiple free events including an all-day Family Fringe Day and live performances of Capture the Block, which showcases stories from Providence locals about the ways COVID has impacted their lives.

FringePVD is produced by the Wilbury Theatre Group and presented in collaboration with WaterFire Providence. Founded in 2010, the Wilbury Theatre Group’s goal has been to offer audiences from throughout New England affordable access to cutting-edge theater.

Tickets for all performances are now on sale. For more information regarding the festival, visit Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities for FringePVD can also contact Renee Bessette at



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