Call for Artists

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Call for Artists



The BorderLight Fringe is the open call submission part of the Festival—the application fee is $25 to create a low barrier to participation. The Festival welcomes work from both established and emerging companies—we look forward to hearing from you!

BorderLight seeks to offer a culturally, racially, and geographically diverse program representing a variety of theatrical approaches, styles, topics, and genres including (but not limited to): Physical Theatre, Circus, Burlesque, Children’s Theatre, new works, multimedia encounters, immersive experiences, physical theatre, site-specific work, performance art, and MORE!


February 20: BorderLight Fringe Applications Close
March 22: Festival acceptance/waitlist/decline notices sent out by this date
July 20-24: 2022 BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival*

*Tech rehearsals will be scheduled over the 2-3 days prior to the 7/20 opening of the festival.

How To Submit Your Proposal:
Visit to access all the application documents and links.

  1. READ ME FIRST: 2022 Fringe Festival Application Guidelines – We know it’s 9 pages, but I promise it’s helpful! It will answer ALL your questions.
  2. Download the Sample Application. Please note, your actual application will be submitted through an ONLINE FORM (Step #3) and there is no saving mid-process. Use this sample to prep and save your answers as a separate doc before copying them over.
  3. Submit the Online Application. The deadline is February 20, 2022.
    Important note: the online form must be completed in one session (no saving mid-process) – see step #2

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions Sheet. If you still have questions, email in advance of the deadline. We look forward to receiving your submission!

Due to the limited number of venues and schedule slots, the BorderLight Fringe program is determined through a selection process. The application does not guarantee acceptance in the festival. All proposals are reviewed by a diverse panel of industry professionals and theatre practitioners, in collaboration with BorderLight Festival staff. Productions that are not chosen during the initial selection may be placed on a waitlist in the event of a cancellation.