FronteraFest 2011

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 18th (we can vote! be afraid) season of FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre. 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 11 - February 12
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 8-12, 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. (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 you apply by October 1. You can fill the form out on your computer (so 21st century!), then print, sign, and mail it to us with your wee check.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.


The Long Fringe
January 17 - 30 at
Salvage Vanguard Theater and at the Blue Theatre

Longer productions (90 minutes or less) at Salvage Vanguard Theater and the Blue Theatre: 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: Download your application in PDF format plus more participant Long Fringe info today. There's a 10% fee discount if you apply by October 1.

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, mail it in.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.

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