FronteraFest 2023

Theatre from the Edge

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

WE'RE BACK. That's right: it's time to heat up your winter nights again, this time with the 28th 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.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Long Fringe this year.


The Short Fringe
January 17 - February 18, 2023
at Hyde Park Theatre

Every night we present a new, unjuried 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 14-18, 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: Fill out and submit your application and payment entirely online via this Google Docs form. The fee is $60--or only $50 if you apply and pay by October 1.

Questions? Contact FronteraFest producer Christi Moore.

Either way, get your application in by November 1, 2022 at the latest. (Seriously, we give out slots on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay.)


B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Venue)
January 23 - February 5, 2023

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! Read all the details about how it works in our BYOV information sheet. Then fill out and submit your application and payment entirely online via this Google Docs form.

Questions? Contact FronteraFest producer Christi Moore.



Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 11, 2023

A day of site-based work performed in local homes and other surprising locales, Mi Casa is consistently one of the most popular components of our festival. More details here as we get closer to the date, with locations and descriptions of each piece.

Please note: there are no advance sales or reservations for Mi Casa.



Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at Kenneth's Hair Salon, just south of HPT, and at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them all for their generosity.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.

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