- Head's up! A few Short Fringe slots still available--get your application below.
- Also, we're hiring tech and front of house for the festival--read more below!
- Now Playing at HPT: Capital T Theatre presents Fool for Love, by Sam Shepard, October 30 - November 22

FronteraFest 2015

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 22nd 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.

NOW HIRING: FronteraFest is now hiring Stage Managers, Light Board Operators, Box Office attendants, and House Managers. These are paid positions. Email your résumé and area of interest to Festival Director Christi Moore.


The Short Fringe
January 13 - February 14, 2015
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 12-16, 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: Get your application in PDF format turned in as soon as possible--just a few slots left. (Seriously, we give out slots on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay.) Fill it out, then print it out, sign it, and mail it to us with your $50 fee. Like our FronteraFest Facebook page or follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.


The Long Fringe
January 19 - February 1, 2015

Longer productions (90 minutes or less) performed at a new location this year (soon to be named): 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: The Long Fringe is now full. However, we're still taking applications for the waiting list. To get on it, download an application in PDF format plus more participant Long Fringe info. You can fill out the application on your computer, then print and mail it with your check. The check will be held until a slot opens up.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.


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! Download an application in PDF format today. Fill it in, print it, and mail it in with your check.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.


Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 7, 2015

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 and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.

HPT is also funded by a grant from The Still Water Foundation.

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