Applications for the 2020 Tucson Fringe Festival are open from July 1, 2019 and close September 1, 2019. The festival dates are January 9-12, 2020. Our lottery party where we chose shows for the festival (we literally draw names from a hat) is September 5, 2019. Be sure to watch Facebook for a live video of the drawing. Find out who which shows are picked for the festival before anyone else.
What Do Performers Need to Know?
Each show must be between 45 and 60 minutes. All performers will have 15 to set up and 15 minutes to strike their shows. We ask for a one-sentence description and a longer description of your show. We understand some aspects of your show may change, but please have a complete idea for your show before applying. If your show is chosen and everything about it has changed, we will still need complete descriptions of your show.
More details are asked in the application. If your show is chosen, we will have follow up questions based on the needs you requested for your show. This may include your housing needs if you are coming from out of town or technical needs we may not be able to accommodate. Venues and show schedules will get finalized in the fall before the holidays.
How Much Will It Cost?
Our application fee is $20. Get $5 off your application fee by emailing us a short video (30 seconds to one minute) of you talking about why you’re applying to Tucson Fringe, what you like about Tucson Fringe or Fringe Festivals in general, and agree to let us use a portion of your video for future marketing. Send the video before Sept 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can pay the application fee through PayPal.
Our registration fees ($150 – $285) are not due until you’re chosen by lottery in early September and you’ve signed your contract. It covers venue, tech, front of house, marketing, etc. In return, you receive 100% of ticket sales. Your registration fee is determined by the number of performances you want during our festival. One Night Only (one performance) is $150. Double Header (two performances) is $225. Triple Threat (three performances) is $285.