Fringe Friday

Submit your Fringe-worthy Performance Proposal today!
Fringe Friday is an open call for schools and/or student groups to submit work (not to exceed 30 minutes) that exists "on the fringe" of popular entertainment. Fringe Friday aims towards inclusivity – celebrating and creating space at the margins for unheard voices and for innovative approaches to performance. Fringe Friday provides a spotlight to theatre, dance, puppetry, music, spoken word, solo performance, and performance art without a focus on one single discipline or genre. Participating in Fringe Friday is different than producing your own show. Your show is part of a larger experience of the Fringe – with several presentations in two venues throughout the day.

The Fringe schedule runs at a fast pace, and our timeline is compressed. Reasonable requests in other circumstances could be an unrealistic request in the Fringe. Please trust in, and adhere to, our guidelines and rules to keep everything running smoothly. We ask you be professional, on time and prepared for a great day!


Basic Information

  • Fringe Friday takes place on Friday February 1, 2019 in Cape Cod Community College’s Tilden Main Stage and Black Box Theatres.
  • Deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2019.
  • All submissions will be reviewed and notified by January 18th.
  • Fringe Friday aims towards inclusivity – celebrating and creating space at the margins for unheard voices and for innovative approaches to performance.
  • We encourage works that challenge our assumptions of what theatre or performance can be.
  • Submissions are not limited to original works; selections from full-length works are welcome (not to exceed 30 minutes in length).

What You’ll Get

  • One 90 minute slot – This includes set up, tech, audience in (see below), 30 minute performance slot, audience out, and load out.
  • A standard light plot and sound capabilities. Sound files must be delivered via drop box by deadline provided in acceptance notification.
  • A Stage Manager and Front of House
  • A short tech time to set lighting, sound levels and cues (this is a part of your 90 minutes). In most cases, lighting should be limited to “lights up, lights down.”
  • Up to 6 chairs, a table and actor cubes
  • Scenery such as platforms or sets requiring assembly are not permitted

What You Are Responsible For

  • Submitting a complete application
  • Finding/creating your 30-minute selection. This includes actors, performers, musicians, directors.
  • Acquiring any necessary rights or permissions for your show.
  • Providing costumes, props, and cues for your show
  • Presenting your fully rehearsed selection, not to exceed 30 minutes in length.
  • Building the audience for your show
  • Provide images/information about your show for the KCACTF Fringe webpage
  • Promote your show on social media with the hashtags #kcactfregion1
  • Bring four (4) posters to the festival (one for each hotel and for the exhibition in the DTM expo space.

Ready to Submit Your Work?
ONE individual from your group should submit your application.