San Francisco Fringe Festival September 8th to SEPT 17th 2022: Christina Augello Founder and Artistic Director of EXIT Theatre and the SF Fringe talks with Jo Tomalin about her Interest in Indie Theatre, Fringe Festivals, what they offer performers and audiences – and producing the uncurated SF Fringe.

Christina Augello’s Bio from The EXIT Theatre Website:
Christina Augello is the founder and artistic director of EXIT Theatre and is an actress, arts activist and arts administrator. She has been involved with American theater for over 50 years, growing up in the 1950s as the daughter of the proprietor of a famous theater saloon and piano bar in the theater district of downtown Buffalo. In the 1960s she performed in high school theater, CYO competition plays and avant garde storefront theater in her hometown before hitch hiking cross country to San Francisco. There she founded several cooperative and women owned businesses in the Haight Ashbury while pursuing acting. In the 1970s she performed at the original Intersection for the Arts in North Beach, the first ever theatrical production at Theatre Artaud, at the Oakland Ensemble Theatre, at the Poverty Theatre and other venues. She has studied acting with Wendell Phillips, Eric Morris, Stephanie Priest and Phillip Pernaud. In 1983 she founded EXIT Theatre, in 1992 she founded the San Francisco Fringe Festival, in 2002 she founded DIVAfest and in 2007 she co-founded FRIGID New York. She was appointed by the Board of Supervisors as the small arts representative to the San Francisco Cultural Affairs Task Force, served on Theatre Bay Area’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee and was honored as Working Women of the Year. She has performed as part of various ensembles and toured her one-women shows around the world, including performances in Prague, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Victoria, Edinburgh, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. She has dedicated her life to creating and supporting small independent theater.

The EXIT Theatre San Francisco

2022 San Francisco Fringe Festival Schedule of Shows + Ticket Information: