Princes Street in Edinburgh, Scotland The Carthage Theatre Program will return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after successful study tours in 2014, and 2019.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (also referred to as the Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, or the Fringe) is the world’s largest performance arts festival. Established in 1947 as an alternative to (and on the fringe of) the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place in Edinburgh every August.

The department will produce and perform an original work commissioned through the Carthage Theatre Program’s New Play Initiative, entitled “Life Cycle of a Star.” Auditions for the production will be held in late April. Interviews for crew members and marketing positions will be held in early May.

For further information, please send an email to Professor Herschel Kruger at

This course fulfills the AI requirement.

Course code and title

THR 3210 Ensemble and Experimental Theatre


Edinburgh, Scotland


Estimated travel dates

July 27-Aug. 18, 2025

Estimated costs

$2,500 + optional campus meals