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Beijing Fringe Festival returns with theater works from 19 directors in three months
Published: Sep 12, 2022 06:44 PM
Meng Jinghui Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Fringe Festival

Meng Jinghui Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Fringe Festival

The opening drama Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Fringe Festival

The opening drama Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Fringe Festival

The 15th annual Beijing Fringe Festival kicked off at the National Theatre of China on Friday night. 

Meng Jinghui, the festival's artistic director, said at the opening that during a time of change and uncertainty, artists are experiencing more challenges than ever. 

"However, our young creators are not afraid of change. With active thinking, they find inspiration in new propositions and the concepts of the times, and keep on creating," he added. 

In the next three months, the latest works from 19 young directors will be shown both online and offline. Additionally, the festival is working with the Shanghai Young Theater on the GOAT Youth Drama Exhibition, a new platform to promote youth drama exchanges. 

Starting from 2014, the 48 Hours of V Drama event has become an icon of the festival. With a time limit of 48 hours, creators must bring their ideas to the stage for audiences to enjoy. The competition has inspired a group of young directors full of creativity and vitality.