november, 2017

2nov - 12All DayCharm City Fringe Fest 2017


Event Details

This year Charm City Fringe announces the largest number of performances since the annual festival’s inception six years ago. Charm City Fringe will present 26 shows and more than 90 performances during the 11-day festival, which this year moves to a centralized two-block campus in the Bromo Arts District and stretches over two full weekends from November 2 to 12.


Charm City Fringe features performers from all over the North America, who will come to Baltimore to present new and experimental work. This year’s shows include a thriller on roller skates, a rock opera, and a one-person show starring “All Things Considered” host Emil Guillermo. Find all show selections below, and at


Festival venues are conveniently located within three blocks in the Bromo Arts District, with the new Le Mondo space serving as the Charm City Fringe headquarters and location of Fringe After Dark performances and parties. Additional venues include the 14 Karat Cabaret at Maryland Art Place, Downtown Cultural Arts Center, and 322 North Howard Street.


2017 Charm City Fringe Venues:

  1. Le Mondo: 406 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21201
  2. 14 Karat Cabaret at Maryland Art Place: 218 West Saratoga St,Baltimore MD 21201
  3. Storefront building at 322 North Howard Street, Baltimore MD 21201
  4. Downtown Cultural Arts Center: 401 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21201


Passes to shows are now available at Options include 3-ticket, 5-ticket, and all-access passes, as well as a new Date Night combo pass that includes 2 tickets to 2 shows (for a total of 4 tickets).


As previously announced, this is the first year Charm City Fringe is partnering with the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and the Bromo Arts District, which is providing financial and programming support. Charm City Fringe is also made possible with support from the Maryland State Arts Council.


Special programming leading up to and during the festival includes Fringe After Dark events at Le Mondo of live music, spoken word, dance parties and more; a pop-up gift shop; and the “Baltimore Star Walk” honoring 20 Baltimore legends, including Billie Holiday, Babe Ruth and Tom Clancy. More programming details will be announced soon.




“Amok Monologues: Short History of an American Filipino (NPR, Harvard, Death on Mission Street)” by Emil Guillermo

Ripon, California


“Barriers” by Trajectory Dance Project and directed by Alice Howes

Burtonsville, MD


“Bound to the Rocks” by Something About Kaz

Toronto, Canada


“Childish Things” by Hamlet Cooper

Northampton, MA


“Chills, Frills, and Thrills on Wheels: A Haunting Good Time” by Fluid Movement

Baltimore, MD


“Clinically Happy” by Emotions Physical Theatre

Suffern, NY


“Cody Clark: A Different Way of Thinking” by Cody Clark

Louisville, KY


“Foodless Food: A Nourishing Look at Food Deserts in Baltimore City” by BlueShift


Baltimore, MD


“Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!” by Dandy Darkly

Brooklyn, NY


“Don’t Come In” by The Withering Few

Halethorpe, MD


“Fruit of the Sea” by Sean M. Daniels, Eliza McCoy, Eric Mercado

Ridgefield Park, NJ


“Godly Chaos” by QuaQuaQua

Baltimore, MD


“HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr” by Heather Massie

New York, NY


“I Want to be Your Friend, Please: Why No One Likes You and the Easy Method to Making Real Human Friends!” by Maggie Metnick

New York, NY


“Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales Rock Opera” by Night Watch Paradox

Crownsville, MD


“Mo-to-the-Oncle” by Melissa Cole

Hempstead, MD


NDE” by Vaahe Art Collective

Philadelphia, PA


“The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within” by Valerie David

New York, NY


“Smack ’Em in the Snout” by Rufus Drawlings

Baltimore, MD


“The Structure of Us” by Kitty Hubbard, Wild Beast Dance, Tammy Carrasco, Brandon Whited, B. Scott Dance

New York and California


“Thank You” by The Thank You Project

Baltimore, MD


“Them” by Nine Dollar Bill Theatre

Baltimore, MD


“You Don’t Know Jack” by Jack Golden

Leyden, MA


“You’re in Danger!” by Lucius Robinson

Baltimore, MD


“Yum” by Michael Burgos

Falls Church, VA




Charm City Fringe, Inc. is part of the worldwide network of fringe festivals and aims to connect and develop Baltimore’s theatre community, engage existing audiences, attract non-traditional theatre-goers, and reach out to communities not commonly represented. Through an annual theater festival and regular educational community workshops, CCF looks to cultivate Baltimore as a hub for theater and the performing arts and expand, strengthen, and enhance creative learning opportunities for Baltimore’s youth. The 2017 festival theme is “theater without boundaries.” For more information, visit


november 2 (Thursday) - 12 (Sunday)


Bromo Arts District