Festival founder and executive producer David Ortolano stresses the grassroots, community-centric nature of the programming. This year we have workshops and seventy groups performing. We provide the framework, but the artists control the events, he says. We give access to the audience to rate the shows and comment on them online, and we give out a peoples choice award at the end of the festival.
For a nightly recap of the days programming, check out the late-night talk show, the Daily C.R.A.B., held at the Scotch Corner Pub, 1800 Broadway in Boulder, with host Jimmy Hogg and various fringe artists.
The fun begins at 7 p.m. at the Naropa University Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder; admission ranges from $2 to $12 (determined by a roll of the dice) at the door. The BFF continues through August 23; event tickets range from free to $15 and can be purchased online or at specific venues. Special Fringe passes are available for $50 to $240 at the main box office, located inside the Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl Street. For more information, call 720-563-9950 or visit www.boulderfringe.com.
Aug. 12-23, 2009