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Chavkin and Thorpe for Fringe Central Welcome Address

By | Published on Thursday 31 July 2014

Fringe 2014

The Fringe Society yesterday announced that multiple award winning director Rachel Chavkin and four time Fringe First writer Chris Thorpe will deliver tomorrow’s Welcome Address at its Fringe Central complex.

The official Welcome Address was launched as an annual event last year, and is aimed at performers at the Fringe. This year Chavkin and Thorpe will tell the story of their individual Fringe journeys, and will discuss how they started working together and why they are still presenting new work at the Festival.

Confirming this year’s speakers, Fringe Society CEO Kath M Mainland told ThreeWeeks: “I am immensely pleased that two such distinguished and clever artists have agreed to deliver this year’s Welcome Address to Fringe Participants”.

She went on: “The purpose of this address is to make participants feel at home in Fringe Central and to inspire them in preparation for the month ahead, as well as introducing them to all the free events which take place here designed to help them make the absolute most of their time In August. It’s fantastic that two such important and long serving Fringe artists have agreed to share their wisdom with us”.

Chavkin and Thorpe are at the Festival collaborating on the show ‘Confirmation’ at Northern Stage at Kings Hall.