Direct from the Boulder International Fringe Festival: The preliminary 2012 lineup

The Boulder International Fringe Festival has announced its preliminary 2012 artist lineup, which includes such past fringe faves as TinHouse Experimental Dance, Gemma Wilcox Productions, Square Product Theatre and Band of Toughs, as well as a wide range of on-the-edge artists hailing from New York to San Francisco and points in between.

These names are culled from early-bird applications and lottery winners, so the roster could be retooled before the fest opens on August 15; in fact, waiting-list applications are still available to performing artists still hankering for a chance at the Fringe stage. But you can start researching who you really want to see from this current list

Theater and Dance - Small Venue (90 Minutes)

David Kleinberg, San Francisco, California

Theater and Dance - Small Venue (60 Minutes)

Andy Pratt, Buffalo, New York Cecily and Gwendolyn's Fantastical..., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Melissa Birch, Minneapolis, Minnesota Mile Hi-Larity Improv Comedy, Denver, Colorado Poor Richard Dance, Ellicott City, Maryland SUB(liminal) Space Research Group, Boulder/Denver, Colorado TinHouse Experimental Dance, Boulder, Colorado

Theater and Dance - Medium Venue (90 Minutes)

Billy Bell's Lunge Dance Collective, New York, New York Co. "La Petite Famille", Toulouse, South of France Mick Renner, Berkeley, California O.C.I. Entertainment, LLC, Baltimore, Maryland Society for Creative Aging, Boulder, Colorado

Theater and Dance - Medium Venue (60 Minutes)

Bare Bait Dance, Missoula, Montana Beth McLaughlin, San Francisco, California boom! Theater Company, Seattle, Washington Gemma Wilcox Productions, London, England, United Kingdom Lori Shantzis, San Francisco, California Mark Whitney, San Diego, California ONE ACT, Boulder, Colorado Pack of Others, Brooklyn, New York Pat O'Brien, Edina, Minnesota Pi: The Physical Comedy Troupe, San Francisco, California Society for Creative Aging, Boulder, CO square product theatre, Boulder, Colorado Trainwreck Productions, Boulder, Colorado Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project, Indianapolis, Indiana

Theater and Dance - Large Venue (90 Minutes)

Shane Curtiss Miller, Fort Collins, Colorado Theater and Dance - Large Venue (60 Minutes) Astonishing Productions, Lafayette, Colorado Band of Toughs,  Boulder, Colorado The Bicycling Comedian, Key West, Florida Nicoll+Oreck Dance Theater, Brooklyn, New York Screw You Entertainment, Naples, Florida Ski Town Productions - Pirate Theatre, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Teens Inspiring Community Arts,  Boulder, Colorado

Theater and Dance - BYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) (90 Minutes)

Diagonal Theatre Company, Boulder, Colorado

Theater and Dance - BYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) (60 Minutes)

\Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Boulder, Colorado Cielo Vertical Arts, San Francisco/Oakland, California High Fiction, Boulder, Colorado

Music - Small/Coffeeshop Venue (Single Set)

Daniel, Louisville, Colorado Sam James, New York, New York

Music - Regular/Bar Venue (Single Set)

Longmont Chorale Singers, Longmont, Colorado

And in the meantime, the Fringe Fest will be hosting a new episode of its Big Time performance showcase from 7 to 9 p.m. March 5 at a new (and yet to be named) location; the format includes three previews of upcoming performances in the region and three wild-card slots for the first local performers to sign up. Visit the Big Time event page on Facebook for details.

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