The Undoing Of The Seattle Fringe

What sank the Seattle Fringe Festival? “Between insurance and payroll taxes tripling and funding by pre-established grantors tumbling some 46% over the last year, the organization had very little breathing room to spare. The open letter additionally explains that, while efforts to reschedule the festival from spring to September heightened its ‘artistic viability,’ the event ‘not only failed to draw additional audiences, but attendance actually declined.”

Source: Backstage - 02/05/04