FringeNext Application

Fringe Next Application Deadline: January 15th, 2018

Well, well, well...the best and brightest of the next generation has arrived to pARTy with the grown-ups, eh? FANTASTIC. We love giving aspiring artists a taste of the Fringe Life every year and are thrilled you're throwing your hat in the ring! Apply on!

Section One: Basic Info

This is the student-aged Producer who will be the SOLE correspondent with the Festival.
We do 98.6% of Festival communications via email, so make sure the address is correct.
Just in case there's something SUPER time sensitive.

This is the 21+ individual who's "chaperoning" your project.

Feel free to name drop. Maybe we'll buy them a cookie!

Section Two: Show Information

Even if it's just your working title.
Who the show would be listed as "presented by."
Where the show/group/artist would be listed as "from."
Shows don't have to be presented BY the school, we're just curious.
You MUST select one of these options.
Please provide two tags that help further categorize your show. Entirely your call!

Sell your show in 10 words or fewer.
You have up to 50 words to describe your show.

Must be between 45 and 60 minutes.
Provide a single count of all participants who'll be involved.

Section Three: Samples & Materials

As detailed in the 2018 Handbook, the type of show you are applying with determines what samples & materials you are REQUIRED to submit. Please verify those one last time using the following lists and submit all REQUIRED samples and materials below -- along with any additional samples or materials you wish to provide.


Scripted Productions
-Up to 10 pages of a script sample from the production is REQUIRED.

We-Will-Eventually-Have-A-Script-But-We-Don't-Yet's (Devised works, etc)
-Up to 10 pages detailing, outlining, or otherwise reviewing the process, intention, and goals of the production being submitted is REQUIRED.

-Up to 10 pages of a script sample from the production is REQUIRED.
-Link(s) for no fewer than THREE songs from the production are REQUIRED.

Unscripted Productions (Dance, Improv, etc)
-Up to 10 minutes of video from this or another recent production is REQUIRED.


Full Script
-Jurors aren't required to read full scripts, only the sample pages, but it never hurts to have it on hand if we want to dig deeper.

-Share links to any and all pertinent media coverage of your production or group.

Additional Materials
-Whether by link or upload, share with us anything else you think might help (e.g. Production photos, media kits, etc).

Production History
-When and where your group has performed before (with any show)?

Once you've confirmed your REQUIRED samples, submit any and all materials using the fields below.

REQUIRED for Scripted Productions and Musicals. MUST be in PDF format.

REQUIRED if your production will ultimately have a script. MUST be in PDF format.

Musicals are REQUIRED to submit NO FEWER than THREE sample songs via online steaming (YouTube, Soundcloud, etc)

Dance/Physical Theatre productions are REQUIRED to submit up to 10 minutes of video via online steaming (YouTube, Vimeo, etc).

MUST be in PDF format.

Feel free to provide links to any media coverage your production has received.

Anything else you'd like to share with us?
Anything else you'd like to share with us?

When and where have you performed before? Included title of show, Festival/Theatre, and year.

Section Four: The Proposal

Use the button below to upload your ~1,000 word document that explains why you think your show belongs in Cincy Fringe, based on the prompts covered in the Handbook.

MUST be in PDF format.

Section Five: Technical Elements

Please be as detailed as possible regarding you anticipated lighting needs.
Please be as detailed as possible regarding you anticipated sound needs.
Please be as detailed as possible regarding you anticipated video/projection needs.
Please be as detailed as possible regarding you anticipated video/projection needs.

Section Six: Availability

We know it can be tough this early on to predict the exact dates you'd be available, but we need to know at least how many days overall you intended to be here as that determines how many performances you would receive. Please answer the following questions as best as possible.
REMEMBER: Primary Lineup performances occur only between 5/30/18 and 6/9/18, the 11 days which comprise your window for this question.

Section Seven: It's Your Fringe!

Even if you're not accepted, there are ways for you to help us mold this year's Festival. Feel free to throw us some ideas about the following!

Master Classes

During the Festival we give artists a chance to work with each other and share their skill sets. Do you have an area of expertise or interest you'd like to share with fellow artists? Feel free to be as descriptive as possible below about any and all classes you could lead.

Bar Series Events/Themes

We usually do a pretty good job of coming up with event and theme ideas for the Bar Series in-house, but that doesn't mean we don't like hearing suggestions! If you've got some thoughts about what we could do at our nightly after parties, drop it below!

Happy Birthday!

Fifteen years have come and gone so fast, we might as well be dreaming... We've got some fun and frivolity in store for the big 1-5 this year, but it never hurts to have even more ideas about how to celebrate! What should we do?

Section Eight: Lack of Application Fee (but Production Fee Reminder)

For Fringe Next applicants, we wave the traditional application fee -- you're still in school, for Pete's sake!

BUT, we do want to take this final moment before you hit SUBMIT to remind you that, even as a Fringe Next participant, you'd be required to pay a nonrefundable $50 Production Fee when you return your signed contract in February.

If that's all good with you, then pop on down and turn this sucker in!

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