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Lindsay Taylor (top left), theatre producer for Orlando Fringe, Alauna Friskics (top right), Orlando Fringe executive director, and Lena Feliciano  (bottom), artistic director of Celebration Theatre Co. Photo: Clarissa Moon
Intersection

Orlando Fringe Festival returns for its 30th anniversary


The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The 14-day festival, which features hundreds of theatrical performances, was canceled last year due to COVID-19. This May, it’s back with an in-person festival in Loch Haven Park, along with an all-new online “DigiFringe” festival in June.  Alauna Friskics, executive director of Fringe, Lindsay Taylor, the festival’s theatre producer, and Lena Feliciano, artistic director of Celebration Theatre Co., join Intersection to discuss how the festival is adapting to the pandemic, expanding their diversity and inclusion efforts, and celebrating 30 years of Fringe. 
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Justice Peggy Quince. Photo: League of Women Voters of Florida
Intersection

Former Florida Supreme Court justice discusses signing of “anti-riot bill”


The Combating Public Disorder Bill–nicknamed the “anti-riot bill”–is now law. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill Monday morning at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.  Supporters of the new law say it’s a necessary safeguard against lawlessness and rioting. Opponents say it’s unconstitutional and an attack on free speech.  Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince joins Intersection to discuss the Combating Public Disorder Act and other pieces of legislation she says are problematic–including a bill that makes it harder to vote by mail. 
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