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Orlando Fringe Festival names new theater producer : The 29th annual Orlando Fringe is still 10 months away, but we already know that big changes are in store for 2020, because Fringe Festival producer Michael Marinaccio has stepped down after eight years and is taking on the new title of show director effective July 1. Marinaccio, who was a longtime Fringe artist before succeeding Beth Marshall as Fringe producer, will focus on directing Fringe's artistic endeavors, while his former associate producer, Lindsay Taylor, steps up into the newly created role of theater producer. "Mike has dedicated over eight years to growing the Orlando Fringe,” Fringe executive director Alauna Friskics said in a prepared statement, crediting Marinaccio with "elevating the quality and bringing never-before-seen productions to Orlando.” Friskics says Marinaccio will continue to leverage his relationships with international Fringe artists to “take Fringe to the next level with curated content like Winter Mini-Fest and our year-round events.” “What led to the title change was a yearlong conversation with Alauna about my future with the organization and my desire to be an artist once again,” Marinaccio told me in an exclusive interview ahead of Monday’s announcement.… Full Article
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