News: Charm City Fringe Announces 2019 Festival Lineup

Charm City Fringe announces the lineup for the eighth annual festival, now in its third year in the Bromo Arts District. Charm City Fringe will present 22 productions and over 90 performances during the 11-day festival from October 10-20, 2019.

CJay Philip with Dance & Bmore at Charm City Fringe 2018. Photo by Corey Jennings.

Charm City Fringe features performers from all over North America presenting new, innovative, and experimental work. The festival features 11 productions by Maryland artists and 11 from other states. Shows include clowns pushing and pulling the earth towards nuclear annihilation, a whimsical Victorian steampunk love spectacle, the summoning of the great priest Cthulhu, and an immersive production based on the life of the enslaved Baltimore cook, Ms. Sybby Grant. Show selections can be found here.

Festival venues are conveniently located within three blocks in the Bromo Arts District, and include Maryland Art Place, Downtown Cultural Arts Center, Howard Row, with the newly opened Le Mondo space serving as the Charm City Fringe headquarters and location of Fringe After Dark performances and parties.

Passes to shows are now available at Options include 3-ticket and All-Access passes, as well as a Date Night combo pass that includes 2 tickets to 2 shows (for a total of 4 tickets). The full schedule will be announced in September.

Charm City Fringe again is partnering with the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and the Bromo Arts District, which is providing programming support. Charm City Fringe is also made possible with support from the Maryland State Arts Council, the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.



Show Title


BOUXSCAL Productions

URBAN SPRAWL: A Sketch Comedy Event

Baltimore, MD

Brianstorm Productions

In the MetroDome: A Post-Trumpocalypse American Musical

Clarkston, GA

Michael Burgos


Falls Church, VA


Black When I Was A Boy

Los Angeles, CA

Fade To Black

Belle! An improvised comedic play

Baltimore, MD

Jane Franklin Dance

Beauty and the Beat

Arlington, VA

Mary Goggin

Runaway princess, a hopeful tale of heroin, hooking & happiness

Bronx, NY

Lisa Hayes

Crusading Mrs. Catt

Bowie, MD

Max Hromek

Chair, Center Stage, Knocked Over

Ellicott City, MD

Brett Johnson


Cambridge, MA

Amanda Erin Miller

The Jew in the Ashram

Brooklyn, NY

Out of Ink Productions

The Possible Place

Baltimore, MD

Spectacle & Mirth

Marvelous Mechanical Musical Maiden

Richmond, VA

String Theory Theater

String Theory Theater

Baltimore, MD

The Central Scrutinizers


Chicago, IL

The Hallucination Project

Three Women Walk into a Bar

Baltimore, MD

The Keegan Theatre

From Gumbo to Mumbo

Washington, DC

The Other Side Of Money Productions

Momma Was A BAD Mutha…Shut Yo Mouth

Baltimore, MD

The Phenomenal Animals

H.P. Lovecraft’s: The Call of Cthulhu

Baltimore, MD

Tres Brujas Productions

Modern Witches

New York, NY

Ron Kipling Williams

How Many Orgasms Does It Take to Stop Dropping Bombs?

Baltimore, MD

WombWork Productions, Inc.

Channeling of Ms. Sybby Grant

Baltimore, MD


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