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Fringe Festival 2023

Tranby College Announced as a Fringe World Venue

Tranby College is excited to share news that the College is a listed FRINGE WORLD Festival venue in 2023. This is believed to be a first for the Baldivis area (as typically the festival venues are across metro Perth, with the occasional show in Mandurah). With three different venues available, our local community can enjoy a variety of performances running over the course of two evenings on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February 2023. Key details about FRINGE WORLD and the opportunities available at Tranby College are detailed below.

What is FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD is a massively popular annual festival held in Perth that is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people. With an incredible array of entertainment on offer, FRINGE WORLD has something for everyone; from comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more, plus ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows in one night out.

What’s unique about FRINGE WORLD is that it is open-access which means anyone can apply to participate and the Festival does not curate the program, buy any shows nor employ artists directly. The open-access Fringe model is popular with artists and, as a result, FRINGE WORLD is the largest annual performance platform for local artists with more than 85% of 2022 participating artists coming from WA, alongside participation from Australian artists and international performers.

HOW DO LOCAL ACTS APPLY?

Tranby College welcomes applications from local artists keen to perform in one of our venues. Given we are a school, the College is particularly interested in applications from family friendly acts.

Interested acts are required to submit an expression of interest form (link below), noting which of the following venues they are interested in:

  • Twilight Lawn: Open air, grassed picnic area hosting an audience of up to 100.
  • College Lounge: Indoor small theatre with end stage hosting an audience of up to 140.
  • Chapel Theatre: Indoor venue with cabaret seating and small stage hosting an audience of up to 100.
 

For further information or to arrange a tour, please contact the Event Director, Erin Hutchinson at productions@tranby.wa.edu.au

WHAT’S SHOWING?

Tickets are now on sale for performances by Tranby College performing arts students. (See below for details.) As more acts are confirmed, they will be added to the listing on the Fringe World website for ticket purchase. The College will also promote its full program closer to the date. 

When you book your tickets, remember you are welcome to BYO picnic and drinks to enjoy, and the College has also arranged a food van  and an icecream van if visitors want to treat themselves on the night.

Class Act: 3-4 February, 5:30pm

‘Class Act’ is a back-to-school variety show all about school experiences.

Remember that favourite teacher? Recall the boredom of rainy lunchtimes? Blanked that horrific bus trip from your mind?

From exams to excursions, P.E. to physics, technology to teachers, Tranby College performing arts students have devised a show about it all! Including solo and group dances, comedy sketches and original musical items, ‘Class Act’ will have you reliving the good, the bad and the funny of your school days.

Featuring Tranby College Senior School students from Years 7 to 12.

Class Act

SPOTLIGHT: 3-4 FEBRUARY, 7:30PM

It’s an unofficial tradition; as the school fete ends a group of competitive students sneak off for their annual game of Spotlight. In self-selected teams they compete against one another, with pride, popularity, and legacy on the line. This year, Keeley Spanner has their eyes set on another prize – revenge!

After being rejected by their friend group and kicked out of their Spotlight team, Keeley decides to gather their own crew of outcasts and underdogs to take on the contest. As the game gets more heated and various dark secrets and betrayals get brought into the light, the new team begin to grow suspicious of their leader’s true motivation…

Featuring students in Years 7 – 11, Spotlight is an action-packed comedy thriller about competition, leadership, and what it truly means to win.