Fringe Fest includes performers with disabilities

The Minnesota Fringe Festival continues through Sunday, August 14, with hundreds of performances at 20 Minneapolis venues every night and weekend day. The “Accessible Fringe” includes 33 performances that are audio described (AD) for people with vision loss, 18 performances presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting, and 15 productions that include artists with disabilities (DIS). The ASL and AD shows can be found on the Fringe Fest website and on each day’s listing in VSA’s Accessible Arts Calendar.

Among the performers with disabilities are:
Nikki Abramson, No Limits – at Ritz Studio;
Alison Bergblom Johnson, The Right Words: Stories of Justice Served and Justice Thwarted – at Ritz Theater Studio
Pat Dempsey, Satan Causes Your Poop to Stink! – at Bryant-Lake Bowl;
Michael Merriam, Unsafe at Any Speed – at Bryant-Lake Bowl;
Leslye Orr, What I Thought I Saw: Random Acts of Blindness – at Strike Theater;
and others.

Young woman with dark hair and red blouse looks up at a mailing label on her forehead that says Expiration?

Nikki Abramson in “No Limits”

To make a Fringe Fest reservation for an audio described or ASL-interpreted performance, email or CALL 612-872-1212, or go to

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