Sydney Fringe announces inaugural director

A new Sydney Fringe Festival will be held in the inner west later this year.
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Sydney is about to get a new festival, with the inaugural Sydney Fringe Festival – described as ‘a look underneath to the urban and the unconventional, a two week perv at what is happening next in our culture’ – to be held across Newtown, Enmore and Marrickville later this year.

A multi-discipline event showcasing the creativity of the numerous artists who live and create in the area, the Sydney Fringe Festival is the brainchild of an alliance of inner west businesses and venues, including Carriageworks, the Seymour Centre and the Enmore Theatre.
The inaugural festival will be curated by Festival Director Kris Stewart, a performing arts producer and director who is currently the resident director of the musical Wicked at the Capitol Theatre.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts