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FronteraFest 2018


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 historic 25th season of FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre. Silver jubilee! 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 16 - February 17, 2018
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’re old school and prefer to apply and pay offline, fill out your application online, print it and mail it with your check to
Hyde Park Theatre
511 West 43rd Street
Austin TX 78751
ATTN: FronteraFest

Either way, we must receive your application and payment by November 1, 2017 at the latest. (Seriously, we give out slots on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay.)

The fee is $60, but there's a $10 discount if we receive your application and fee by October 2, 2017.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.

 

The Long Fringe
January 22 - February 4, 2018
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.

PARTICIPANT NOTE: Hurrah! We will be able to do a Long Fringe this year, and applications are now ready. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE SLOTS GO VERY FAST. Dowlnload a PDF with all the Long Fringe information you need. Then fill out your application and submit payment online. $50 discount if we receive your application and fee by October 10, 2017.

Or if you’re old school and prefer to apply and pay offline, fill out your application online, print it and mail it with your check to
Hyde Park Theatre
511 West 43rd Street
Austin TX 78751
ATTN: FronteraFest

 

B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Venue)

January 22 - February 4, 2018
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! Download BYOV information in PDF form for more details--then go to our online application to sign up and pay. Remember: you must apply by November 1, 2017 at the latest.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.

 

Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 10, 2018

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. Tickets are $3 per performance payable in cash only at each venue. Don't miss the after party starting at the final location!

 

 

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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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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