Telluride Theatre: Announcing First Ever Fringe Festival, 3/7- 3/10 & 3/14 – 3/17!

Telluride Theatre: Announcing First Ever Fringe Festival, 3/7- 3/10 & 3/14 – 3/17!

Telluride Theatre announces Telluride’s first ever Fringe Festival. The dates are March 7 – March 10 and March 14 – March 17. Two weekends! Over 20 local artists presenting work. 

3 Ways to Fringe Fest:

$150 VIP pass- gain access to any event both weeks, VIP prime seating & more.
$40 day pass- access to both shows that day, all artwork & experiences.
$25 single event ticket – one day.

Tickets are available at

Go here for more about Telluride Theatre (back to 2009).

Over the second and third weekends of March 2024, Telluride Theatre is producing Telluride’s first ever Fringe Festival featuring grassroots, experimental work… Art on the fringe.

Fringe Festivals are popular across the globe so it is high time to produce such an event in our box canyon. The Telluride Fringe Festival was curated by local artists, writers and performers. Comedy, readings, poetry, performance art, music, pop-ups, visual art…With so many different projects, attendees will experience something new every night. The work on deck embraces the freedom to celebrate and exchange unique creativity and artistry through different creative platforms. Audiences should  anticipate all genres of performance art on the “fringe” of traditional mainstream theater.

“Over the years, many local artists have approached me with really great ideas for smaller shows. There is a desire to create work and share with our community.  When I started SquidShow Theatre, it was small, site-specific, low budget, wild and fun.  The idea of this festival was born from that. To get back to presenting new, original, experimental grassroots work.  Our community is so talented, there is so much creativity and need for expression.” states Sasha Cucciniello, Telluride Theatre’s Artistic Director.

The first Telluride Fringe Festival takes place over two weekends, March 7th-10th and 14th-17th, with eight days of performances in the BoB, lobby and dance studios at the Michael D. Palm Theatre:

“We are so excited to partner with the Palm as our Festival Hub and are planning to use the spaces in a way that has not been done before,” Sasha continues.

Patrons can purchase a VIP Pass that allows attendance to all Festival events, with prime reserved seating, VIP access, and no lines.  Day Passes will also be available. They admits the audience for all events on s single day, as well as single event tickets for all performances.

Audiences get to enjoy a full range of artistic offerings: an all-female comedy show, staged play readings, a magic show, Mad Libs theater, a new musical, live poetry performance, a podcast for the eyes, the Downlow and a new live talk show for Telluride.

With entry,  audiences will experience visual art, installations and experiences as well…


Clam Jam Comedy Night – with Marissa Mattys & Catherine Cypher
Downlow After Dark, NSFW – with Laura Shaunette & local storytellers
Footprints In The Snow by Brett Dalton, Directed by Melissa Trn (a staged reading)
I See You, a podcast for the eyes, Seth Berg & Kathleen Morgan (part of EYE SEE U WRITE week 1)
Prep School Musical – by Sam Forman & Sean Mahoney
Mad Libs Theatre by Stanya Gorraiz (part of MAD MAGIC week 1)
MagmaSurfaceSky with the Writes Mesa Gang: Daiva Chesonis, Art Goodtimes, Ellen Metrick
Mentally Arranged, magic by Ty Gallenbeck (part of MAD MAGIC week 1)
Meteor Shower by Steve Martin (a staged reading)
Who Are The People…. hosted by Sasha Cucciniello with special guests

Art Installations & Experiences included with entry:

Elegy for Forgotten Selves – Kelli Fox
Fluxus Museum – Ursula Ostrander
Just, Like, Try It, Man – Carly Hodes
Paintings – Scott Harris
Sunshine Bursts from My Chest – Heidi Sarazen
The Poet Is In – Joana Yonder
Your Family Photos – Adin Sterling

About Telluride Theatre:

Telluride Theatre is committed to advancing the performing arts in our region through innovative productions, education programs and community involvement. The nonprofit creates theatre that lives in moments of truthful human connection, promotes joyful celebration and is an open dialogue, accessible to all audiences.

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