FronteraFest 2019


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 26th 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.

 

The Short Fringe
January 15 - February 16, 2019
at Hyde Park Theatre

Every night 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.

Every Saturday night is a juried "Best of the Week" performance, and the last week, February 9-13, 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.

PARTICIPANTS: You can now fill out and submit your application and payment entirely online.

Or if you prefer to apply and pay offline, just fill out the application and then print and mail it with a check made out to Hyde Park Theatre to Hyde Park Theatre, 511 West 43rd Street, Austin 78751.

Get your application and $60 fee in by November 1, 2018 at the latest. (Seriously, we give out slots on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay.)

 

The Long Fringe
January 21 - February 2, 2019
at Ground Floor Theatre

Longer productions (90 minutes or less) performed at Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road: 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.

PARTICIPANTS: The Long Fringe is now full! To get on the waiting list, print and mail your check and completed application to Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St., Austin, TX 78751. We will hold your check until a slot becomes available. Please read the Long Fringe information document before applying.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.

 

Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 9, 2019

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. More details here soon, with locations and descriptions of each piece.

Please note: there are no advance sales or reservations for Mi Casa.

 

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.

PARTICIPANTS: BYOV fame awaits you! Read all the details about how it works in our PDF information sheet. Then fill out and submit your application and payment online.

Or if you prefer to apply and pay offline, just fill out the application and then print and mail it with a check made out to Hyde Park Theatre to Hyde Park Theatre, 511 West 43rd Street, Austin 78751.

But you must apply by November 1, 2018 at the latest.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.

 

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 the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both for their generosity.

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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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