FronteraFest 2011 belongs to the past now--but check back in August 2011 for participant applications to FronteraFest 2012.

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.

Many thanks to our magnificent and kindly sponsors:
Hyde Park Bar and Grill
Pilates Center of Austin
Motorblade Postering Service
The Austin Chronicle
Worley Printing
The Austinist
i2i Group
American Color Labs


Calendar view of the whole festival
Short Fringe Tickets & Descriptions
Best of Week Tickets & Descriptions
Best of Fest Tickets & Descriptions
Mi Casa Es Su Teatro schedule and descriptions


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.

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 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.

See the full Long Fringe schedule and buy tickets 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. It's all part of FronteraFest.

See the full BYOV schedule and buy tickets here.


Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 5, all day

Presenting: the 2011 Mi Casa Es Su Teatro, a day-long smorgasbord of site-based work performed in local homes and businesses, and one of the most popular components of our festival.

This year Mi Casa is curated by award-winning Austin playwright Aimee Gonzalez and includes dance, theater, film, music, and comedy, each one a mere $3. We've got a smaller carbon footprint than in years past, too, because all events take place in just three South Austin locations. That means you can take in more than one piece with little or no driving--or just come for the one you want to see; it's up to you. Don't miss the free wrap party at the end of the performances.

Check out the full listings for more information--or just download the Mi Casa schedule and map stick it in your pocket, and go!


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Hyde Park Theatre is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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