5-Minute Fringe 2022


wRESTling-fringe 2022

Reading Theater Project’s 7th annual 5-Minute Fringe Festival offers artists a platform to create new work, develop and explore ideas, challenge their own expectations, and collaborate with an artistic community.

As an audience member, you can expect new work that may challenge your expectations and surprise you! Take a creative risk with us!


Each year we choose a theme to unify the performances in the Fringe Festival. This year, the theme is wRESTling. We've been reflecting on ideas within ideas, words within words, and both wrestling and rest made us think and feel this year.

  • What issues are you wrestling with right now?
  • What has helped you find the time to rest? How do you rest?
  • What truths have you wrestled free over the last several months?
  • What fears are resting beneath the surface?


Performances are:

  • Thursday, 2/24, 8pm
  • Friday, 2/25, 8pm
  • Saturday, 2/26, 8pm
  • Sunday, 2/27, 2pm

All tickets are pay what you will, with a suggested price of $20 and a pay it forward price of $40.  One of our goals is to make theater more inclusive and to remove a barrier of price for those who want to come.  We also understand new theater is a risk, and maybe you'd prefer to pay after the show.  Pay what you will allows that option.

Performances will be held at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education black box theater, located at 3000 Penn Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609. Parking is available on site.

This event is accessible to those in a wheelchair.  Please let us know if you need other accommodations or have questions about access.

Interested in crew or front-of-house support?  Please email info@readingtheaterproject.com with your interest

Watch the virtual 2021 5-Minute Fringe

Covid-19 policy

Reading Theater Project’s COVID-19 Policy: all individuals involved in the production are required to be fully vaccinated.

For performances, in accordance with the policy of the venue, the Yocum Institue, audience members will be required to wear masks.

No concessions will be offered for sale, but bottled water will be available for free.