FronteraFest 2014

Theatre from the Edge

"The fringe theater event of the Southwest!"
-Austin American Statesman

That's right: it's time to heat up your winter nights again, with the 21st season of FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre. That's right--we're 21 this year and we are gonna PARTY. The Short Fringe, the Long Fringe, BYOV, or Mi Casa--as always and ever, FronteraFest is five weeks of alternative, offbeat, new, and just plain off-the-wall fringe theatre. Too bad there's no actual way to expect the unexpected, because that is your only hope.

FronteraFest is produced in collaboration with ScriptWorks, a group dedicated to supporting emerging playwrights and developing new dramatic works.


The Short Fringe
January 14 - February 15, 2014
at Hyde Park Theatre

Every night we present a new bill of four or five plays no longer than 25 minutes each. Brilliant monologues? Plays in progress? Comedy improv? Cabaret singers? Avant-garde dance? Short films? Multimedia? We've seen it all.

Every Saturday night is a juried "Best of the Week" performance, and the last week, February 11-15, is the juried "Best of the Fest"--with a few wild cards thrown in. A complete schedule, updated regularly, will be available here as the festival approaches.

PARTICIPANTS: Get your application in PDF format turned in right this second, or at least by November 1, 2013. (Seriously, we give out slots on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay.) The fee is $50, but there's a $10 discount if we receive your application by October 1, 2013. Fill it out, then print it out, sign it, and mail it to us with your wee check.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.


The Long Fringe
January 20 - February 2, 2014
Salvage Vanguard Theater

Longer productions (90 minutes or less) at Salvage Vanguard Theater: everything from new works by emerging playwrights to cutting edge choreography. Get more details about the shows in this year's Long Fringe right here as soon as we have 'em.

PARTICIPANTS: The Long Fringe is full for 2014. To get on the waiting list, contact Christi Moore. Also, consider trying out a shortened version of your piece as part of the Short Fringe (above), or performing your piece in a non-traditional space as part of BYOV. This Long Fringe information document contains helpful information about our BYOV at the end--check it out. Or pick up a BYOV application below.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.


B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Venue)

The name says it all: participants bring not just their creative work but also their own venue. It's all part of FronteraFest.

PARTICIPANTS: BYOV fame awaits you! Download an application in PDF format today. Fill it in, print it, and mail it in with your check.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.


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This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at HPT is also supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.

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