The Selection Process
The BorderLight Fringe is committed to presenting a wide range of theatrical work representing the best of contemporary theatre from across the country, including work that is new and untried. We are looking for everything from translations to adaptations to musical theatre; from experimental opera to new circus; from physical theatre, to interactive wandering shows, to reimagined classical texts…and everything in between.
Additionally, we will be looking to activate the outdoor public spaces along the downtown Euclid Avenue corridor, so if you are a busker, a living statue, a street musician, juggler or otherwise interested in being involved, let us know!
In July 2019, our inaugural BorderLight Fringe will present approximately 30 theatre and performance companies from across North America.
The inaugural BorderLight Fringe will use a juried application process—and this application serves as the first step. Fringe festival programming will be selected from applications received between October 31 and December 15, 2018. Artists who are not chosen during the initial selection may be placed on a waitlist in the event of a cancellation.
Here’s what we’ll we’re looking for:
Surprise, innovation, and creative risk-taking in the proposed work
Artistic quality and style of the proposed work and/or work samples
Feasibility of your show’s technical requirements
Enthusiasm and capacity for self-promotion
Preference for shows 45-60 minutes in length; no shows longer than 90 minutes
An expressed interest in the work of others, being part of the Festival community, and embracing the collaborative spirit of the inaugural BorderLight Festival
Perhaps you are a new or emerging artist, and don’t have extensive materials to share – we still want to hear from you. The spirit of the Fringe is one of risk-taking and development, and we will be looking to program diverse work that represent a wide range of artistic styles, modes, and points of view—including the untested and untried. Share with us your vision and what you hope to achieve with the work—we look forward to hearing from you.
For more information on Participation Fees, Box Office Compensation, Production, and Scheduling, see our Information for Artists page.