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FronteraFest 2006

FronteraFest 2006 has come and gone, gone, gone. It was great fun. Find out more about FronteraFest 2007 (and pick up an application) right here this summer.

Theatre from the Edge

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

Expect a thrillingly troubled adolescence as FronteraFest enters its lucky thirteenth year at the Hyde Park Theatre. That's right: it's time to heat up your January nights again. 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. Expect the unexpected!

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



The Short Fringe
January 10 - February 11
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 7-11, is the juried "Best of the Fest"--with a few wild cards thrown in. Check out our complete Short Fringe schedule, which will be updated regularly.

PARTICIPANTS: If you'd like to apply to be on the waiting list for a performance slot this year, download your application right here.


The Long Fringe
January 17 - 29 at the Blue Theater

Ten longer productions (90 minutes or less) at the Blue Theater: everything from new works by emerging playwrights to cutting edge choreography. Full details can be found on the complete Long Fringe schedule.


B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Venue)
January 19 - 29 at various locations

The name says it all: participants bring not just their creative work but also their own venue. It's all part of FronteraFest. Take a look at the shows participating in this year's BYOV.


Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 4 at various locations around Austin

This perennial audience favorite features site-specific productions all around town. This year it's curated by Julia M. Smith. Get the full schedule here--and don't miss the party that evening!