About 5-Minute Fringe: wRESTling

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. 

Each year we choose a theme to unify the performances in the Fringe Festival. This year, the theme is wRESTling

  • 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?

The Festival will be held in person at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education’s Schumo Theater from February 24 – 27, 2022.  Tickets are pay what you will, with a suggested price of $20 and a pay it forward suggestion of $40.

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

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

Reading Theater Project

The Reading Theater Project is a locally-focused, professional theater company, based in Greater Reading/Berks County, PA. We produce new theater with a focus on the creative process for the artists involved, resulting in a unique production for the audience.

We value collaboration and creative challenges and believe theater is an inclusive experience that can reveal our shared human condition. Risk-taking and art-making are at the forefront of what we do.


Theater is transformative. As such, and with a spirit of shared humanity, we stand for an anti-racist community of artists and audience, and we renounce all racism, xenophobia, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, classism, ableism, and hate speech or actions that aim to silence, threaten, or degrade anyone.