FronteraFest 2014 is now in the sweet hereafter. But check back in August 2014 for applications to the 2015 festival!

FronteraFest 2014

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 21st season of FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre. Yep, we're turning 21 and we are gonna PARTY. 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 splendid FronteraFest 2014 sponsors:
The Austin Chronicle
Hyde Park Bar and Grill
New World Deli
Sol Marketing
Asti Trattoria
Austin Beerworks
Beverage World
Dane's Body Shop
El Alma
The Parlor
The Pilates Center of Austin
Worley Printing

Just want to cut to the chase? Here's a handy calendar of all FronteraFest events.


The Short Fringe
January 14 - February 15, 2014
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. And show descriptions and tickets are now available.

Every Saturday night is a juried "Best of the Week" performance, and the last week, February 11-15, is the juried "Best of the Fest"--with a few wild cards thrown in. The "Best of" shows sell out quickly, so get your tickets soon.

Don't miss our closing week after-party. The doors open around 10:30pm on Saturday, February 15, at Dane's Body Shop, right next door to Hyde Park Theatre. Seize your chance to look around without having to lift anything heavier than a beer. The party will be catered by El Alma, Austin Beerworks, and Beverage World. We hope to see you there!


The Long Fringe
January 20 - February 2, 2014
at Salvage Vanguard Theater

Longer productions (90 minutes or less) at Salvage Vanguard Theater: everything from new works by emerging playwrights to a World War II comedy. Show descriptions and tickets now available.


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. And this year we have a record SIX BYOV shows to choose from, from some of Austin's best theatermakers, at locations ranging from a church to a private home to the sidewalks of South Congress. Show descriptions and tickets now available.


Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 8

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. This year's Mi Casa is curated by writer/performer Rudy Ramirez with assistance from Cassidy Browning and Kyle Zamchek. Download a full, detailed schedule in PDF format with locations and descriptions of each piece.

Please note: there are no advance sales or reservations for Mi Casa. Tickets are $3 per performance payable in cash only at each venue. Don't miss the after party starting at the final location!


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This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/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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