Performing Artist Application


AUGUST 2-12, 2018


Shows must be no longer than one hour. If you go over the one-hour limit, your lights and sound will be turned off. We warned you. Please keep this in mind when preparing your show.

Fringe venues are equipped with basic theatrical lighting (a full-stage neutral wash and lights up/lights down) and sound playback. Additional lighting (warm and cool washes and specials) may be available in some venues. Use of these elements will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Please note in your application if this is an option you are interested in exploring.

Fringe performances will take place on August 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12 from 1:30 PM to 11:30 PM. Your show may be scheduled at any time on these days. We will do our best to be equitable in assigning time slots, giving each artist both matinees and evening performances.

Additionally, there will be an optional (but highly encouraged) Preview Night on the evening of August 2nd, where artists can perform short snippets of their shows for an audience of press, reviewers, and the public to help draw audiences before the festival even begins!

Once the application is closed, accepted artists will be given further details regarding venue choice. Your venue fee will range from $200, for four performances in the cheapest venue, to $900, for six performances in our most expensive venue. The payment schedule for venue fees is as follows:

Application opens: Monday, April 16 at 9:00 AM

Application closes: Monday, April 30

Signed contracts/50% venue payment: Monday, May 14

100% venue payment: Monday, May 28

Accepted artists may also qualify for a number of discounts (for example, productions being produced by students or donating proceeds to charity)

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once our 40 slots have been filled, we will open a waitlist for additional interested companies. Application will not be considered complete until we have received your application fee of $50.


The 2018 application will open on Monday, April 16 at 9:00 AM and remain open until Monday, April 30 or until our 40 slots are filled, whichever comes first.

To preview the application and prepare to fill it out when it opens, click here.