It was a great festival this year, but now it's done. Check back in late August 2010 for 2011 applications.

FronteraFest 2010

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 17th (2 cool 4 school) 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 unjuried 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 Austin Script Works, a group dedicated to supporting emerging playwrights and developing new dramatic works.


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NEW! A FronteraFest calendar that shows what's playing each day throughout the festival.


The Short Fringe
January 12 - February 13
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 10-14, is the juried "Best of the Fest"--with a few wild cards thrown in. Check out the schedule and purchase tickets here.


The Long Fringe
January 18 - 31 at the Salvage Vanguard Theater and the Blue Theatre

Longer productions (90 minutes or less) at the Salvage Vanguard Theater and the Blue Theatre: everything from new works by emerging playwrights to cutting edge choreography. Read descriptions of all the shows and buy tickets here.


Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 6 at various locations around Austin

This perennial audience favorite features site-specific productions, curated this year by the DA! Theatre Collective. DA! has done a bang-up job putting together fifteen pieces plus the famous wrap party, this year all in the 78704 zip code. You'll even get to participate in the creation of a stop-motion video. Get all the details about shows, locations, and prices (cheap!) right here.


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.

In This House (Everything Is You)
presented by Salvage Vanguard Theater and Eponymous Garden

We are thinking of a lost child. We are thinking of the past poking up into the present and giving you a chill. We are thinking about the present reaching back into the past, and giving it a loving hug. A workshop production written by Sharon Bridgeforth, Daniel Alexander Jones, Monika Bustamante, and Cyndi Williams. This ghost story is an examination of love, loss, and family. Co-directed by Dustin Wills and Jenny Larson. PLEASE NOTE: Audience members will be required to walk around the house; and part of the performance will be outside.

Featuring performers Florinda Bryant, Wesley Bryant, Adriene Mishler, Jude Hickey, and Cyndi Williams.

Performances: January 21-24 at 8:00pm, January 23 & 24 at 5:00pm
Location: Eponymous Garden , 1202 Garden St.
Tickets are $15.
Seating is limited to 20 people per performance. Tickets available here.


Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available 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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