december, 2022

26dec(dec 26)7:00 pm29(dec 29)9:00 pmPop-Up Fringe FestivalA four-day event featuring live performances by local writers, playwrights, and actorsAssemblage Art Space


26 (Monday) 7:00 pm - 29 (Thursday) 9:00 pm


Assemblage Art Space

70A Sleeper Street

Event Details

Not sure what to do during the dead week between Christmas and New Years? Check out the Pop-Up Fringe Festival, presented by the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) in Boston’s Seaport. The event runs from 12/26-12/29 and features four evenings of poetry readings, live theater, story-telling, one-man shows, and a multimedia talk about Boston’s notorious adult playground, the Combat Zone.

All events take place at FPACs’ Assemblage arts space in Boston’s Seaport. Performances begin at 7PM and are free with a suggested donation of $10.

The schedule of events:

Monday 12/26

“Getting Older but Not Necessarily Wiser”


New work from the New England Indie Authors Collective and friends. Among the readers and performers: memoirist Judah Leblang, novelists Randy Ross and Jason M. Rubin, and nonfiction author Stephanie Schorow.

The New England Indie Authors Collective is a diverse group of local writers and playwrights whose work has been published by independent presses. Our members specialize in unconventional and experimental works of fiction, non-fiction, theater, and memoir. The collective includes an historical fiction writer, musician, and arts critic; a Grub Street writing instructor, memoirist, and storyteller; and a world-traveler, humorist, and novelist.

Tuesday 12/27

“Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler,” a one-man show by Randy Ross.


“Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler” is the story of how a Boston homebody turned a rotten, solo trip around the globe into a comedy novel and an acclaimed one-man play. The show is part travelogue, part performance, and part off-kilter author talk. A must-see for book lovers, writers, travelers, whiners, kvetches, and misanthropes. Please note: The show carries content warnings for gooey diseases, heartless publishers, and liquor made from cobras.

Randy Ross is a writer, performer, and FPAC member. His fiction and humor have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, Side B Magazine, and Calliope, among others. His comedic novel, God Bless Cambodia, was published in 2017. He is currently querying a second novel and writing a third.

Wednesday 12/28

“Sex, Drugs, and Crime: The Real Boston,” a talk by Stephanie Schorow


If you think of Boston as prim and proper, think again. A multimedia talk by author Stephanie Schorow about Boston’s seamier side features an X-rated PowerPoint presentation about the city’s bygone red-light district known as the Combat Zone.

Stephanie Schorow is the author of The Great Boston Fire, Inside the Combat Zone, Drinking Boston and other nonfiction books. Her novel Cat Dreaming will be published in 2023.

Thursday 12/29

“It’s Now or Never,” a one-man show by Judah Leblang


It’s Now or Never is a humorous and poignant look at one man’s life in late middle age, the challenges of living outside the box of a conventional 9 to 5 existence, and dealing with times when one man planned, and God laughed.

Judah Leblang is a teacher, storyteller, fringe festival performer, and author of Echoes of Jerry: One Man’s Search For His Deaf Uncle And His Own Voice.


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