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FronteraFest 2024

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 29th season of FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre. 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.

Skip straight to the show listings and ticket links
--or read on . . .


2024 FronteraFest Sponsors
Please give your thanks and patronage to our generous, marvelous, extremely good-looking 2024 FronteraFest sponsors:

  • The Parlor
  • Travis Heights Wine and Spirits
  • Worley Printing

    Media Coverage
    Oh yes they're talking about FronteraFest this year:

  • An Arts Eclectic piece up on KUT! (two-minute listen)
  • This marvelous under-one-minute teaser video about FronteraFest courtesy of Elizabeth Tyson and Christine Hoang.
  • A great Austin Chronicle rundown on FronteraFest and what's it all about.

    The Short Fringe
    January 16 - February 17, 2024
    at Hyde Park Theatre

    Every Tuesday-Friday night through February 11, we present a new, unjuried 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. See this year's complete Short Fringe listings and ticket links, updated frequently. Most nights will sell out, so don't delay.

    Every Saturday night through February 10 is a juried "Best of the Week" performance: these tickets go even faster, so grab your Best of Week tickets now.

    The final week of the festival, February 13-17, is the juried "Best of the Fest"--with a few wild cards thrown in. These tickets go fastest of all so get your Best of Fest tickets as soon as possible.

    PARTICIPANTS: We have a wait list for Short Fringe, and most of those on the wait list will indeed get to perform! Fill out and submit your application and payment via this Google Docs form.


    Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
    Saturday, February 10, 2024

    Mi Casa--a day of curated, site-based work performed in local homes and other surprising locales--is consistently one of the most popular components of our festival. This year's pieces have been curated on the theme of censorship by multi-disciplinary artist Kelli Bland with the help of producers Seth Beaugh and Glory Reichelt.

    The fifteen pieces will take place from 11am to 7pm at three locations: the Flower Hill Foundation on West 6th; Bobo’s Snack Bar on Airport; and at a residence in East Oak Hill (that one's follwed by an afterparty). Get all the details in the Mi Casa Flyer.

    You can buy a $20 all-day pass for all three locations at this link. You can also buy a pass at the first location for cash or credit card. For one location only, the ticket price is $7. Those can be purchased at the location with cash or credit card.

    Kelli Bland is a multi-disciplinary artist for hire in Austin for nearly 20 years. As a former member of Paper Chairs Collective, she co-directed and performed in the multimedia Art Model Show, as well as Murder Ballad/Murder Mystery, The Suicide, and Baal. Kelli is a frequent performer for visiting artists from Fusebox Festival, such as Wunderbaum, Michelle Ellsworth, and 600 Highwaymen. She also works as a puppeteer, costume designer and maker for local companies as well as commercials and music videos.

    Seth Beaugh is a playwright, screenwriter, and arts administrator based in Austin, TX. Originally from Southeast Texas, his work has been produced by SciptWorks, and he has received a commission from La Femme Theatre Productions. He is a member of ScriptWorks and the Dramatists Guild of America.

    Glory Reichelt is a writer, creator, performer, and cinephile living in Austin, Texas. She dabbles in many forms of media. She owns the sustainable clothing brand Helen Vendibles and has contributed to projects with makers through the Austin Film Society and the Salvage Vanguard Theatre.



    Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances 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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    Many thanks to our season sponsor:
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    This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

    HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.

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