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FronteraFest 2012

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 19th (what the hell, that is almost twenty!) 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.

Check out this brief and excellent KUT piece about the 2012 Festival.


Many thanks to our splendid FronteraFest sponsors:
Austin Chronicle Logo


Print Media Sponsor
The Austin Chronicle
Culture Map logo


Digital Media Sponsor
Culture Map Austin
Sol Marketing logo


Marketing Sponsor
Sol Marketing Concepts

as well as . . .
Hyde Park Bar and Grill
New World Deli
Beverage World
Worley Printing
El Alma
Pilates Center of Austin


Handy calendar of all FronteraFest events.


The Short Fringe
January 17 - February 18
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 14-18, is the juried "Best of the Fest"--with a few wild cards thrown in.

Come to our opening week party this Saturday, January 21 after the "Best of Week" performance. It will be scrumptiously catered by New World Deli and Beverage World.

See the full Short Fringe schedule and buy tickets here. Or get your Best of Week and Best of Fest tickets now.


The Long Fringe
January 24 - February 5 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.

See the full Long Fringe schedule and buy tickets here.


Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday afternoon, February 11
$3 per location or $12 all-location pass, cash only at the door

Presenting the 2012 Mi Casa Es Su Teatro, an afternoon of site-based work performed in local homes and businesses--and one of the most popular components of our festival.

This year, join us for a highly unconventional tour of Austin's historic Bouldin Creek Neighborhood, curated by theatrical maven Sam Webber and theatre director Shobie Partos. Sam and Shobie have gathered some of Austin's finest artists, including Robert Faires, POPWORKS (Adriene Mishler, Jeffrey Mills, Sonnet Blanton, and Company), Christina Houle, Jason Phelps, Margery Segal, Deborah Paredez, Eliot Haynes, and Katherine Catmull.

Get all the details in this handy PDF flyer. Mi Casa 2012 promises to be an extraordinarily memorable and quintessentially Austin experience. Don't miss the free wrap party at the end of the performances!

7pm, Thursday, January 26
at The UT Lab Theatre behind the Winship Building

FronteraFest goes international: Stephen Gerald and the University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance present the results of an eight-day workshop with students from South Korea's most respected theatre training program, Chung Ang University (CAU). LOST is a rethinking of Shakespeare's The Tempest, extracting some of the characters from the play and imposing other questions on them filtered through the theme of being lost and unable to find one's way. The actors will speak English and Korean in the performance.Tickets are free; no need for reservations.



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This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and 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 an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.

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