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The Orlando Fringe Application Process

To submit an application to the lottery for the 2021 Orlando Fringe, you must log in to or create an account for Eventotron, at www.eventotron.com. Once in the system, you will be able to search for the festival and apply.

When applying, Eventotron will ask you to add your event. Your event is your show title, not the festival

Please note: For any application submitted in-person at the Fringe office there will be a $10 administration fee on top of your application cost.

Only one application per producer/production company may apply, and you must select only one tier. If there is more then one submission for the same show, your application may be pulled at the discretion of the Theatre Producer.

The application fee for 2021 is $25

There is no application fee for our Fringers of the Future lottery.

Application submissions are final when payment is received and there are no refunds or changes to tier, extensions of showtimes, or producer/production company. If you do not receive a confirmation from Eventrotron stating your application was successfully submitted, please contact Theatre Producer Lindsay Taylor at [email protected]

Additional ways to participate in the Orlando Fringe Festival

The Festival lottery may have passed but performing in a festival-managed venue isn’t the only way to participate in Fringe. Check out some of the other options that may be available to you.

DigiFringe Applications

This extension of our May Festival will take place from June 4-18, 2021. Application fee for artists in Festival Managed Venues will be free to participate, otherwise a $75 fee will secure your spot in the Festival.

Applications will be open from Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021 until Monday, March 1, 2021.

Any questions please contact Theatre Producer Lindsay Taylor at [email protected]

Outdoor Stage Applications

This year, we are reimagining the Outdoor Stage to create a new experience for performers and patrons. The stage will be located in the outdoor Courtyard area outside of the Shakespeare Theatre, and not on the lawn.

We will be offering 45 minute performance slots in the Orlando Fringe Courtyard in partnership with the Outdoor Stage. For Fringe Artists, this is a great opportunity to perform material that is different than your show!

This space is not designed for full-scale productions but is well-suited to small, self-contained acts such as comedians, musicians, story-tellers, dancers, and so on. Amplification will be limited due to the stage’s proximity to theatre venues; amplification needs will be discussed with each booked act during the booking process and ultimately will be at the discretion of Fringe staff. All performers MUST wear a mask, even during their performance.

This space will utilize a “pay what you can” format in which audience members can pay whatever they would like to watch the performances, and we will have a host to strongly encourage patrons to donate throughout the evening. All proceeds from each performance block will go directly to the artist.

We are accepting submissions through March 8, 2021.

Any questions please contact Outdoor Stage Producer Gina Barone at [email protected]

Visual Fringe Applications

Visual Fringe is a subset of the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival that features drawing, painting, sculpture, design, jewelry making, and more. This year we will have a virtual gallery to meet COVID safety protocols. Please complete the following application by the submission deadline. It must be completed and paid for to be accepted. Since we are online, we do not have a cap on the number of artists we can include. Therefore, all paid submissions completed before the deadline will be accepted. DEADLINE: Tuesday May 11th at 12pm EST. No submissions wil be accepted after the deadline.

Any questions please contact Visual Fringe Producer Melanie Leon at [email protected]

Kids Fringe Applications

Kids Fringe is a four day, kid-friendly fringe festival happening on weekends during the Orlando Fringe. Performances, workshops, meet and greets, and interactive art experiences are offered by touring and local Fringe artists, local arts organizations and local artists.

The festival is on May 22, 23, 29, & 30 2021 from 10am-2pm inside and outside of the Orlando Garden Club which is a five minute walk from the beer tent. Artists who share their talents are compensated with either a small stipend and/or beer tickets. There is no application fee for Kids Fringe. Fringe artists are encouraged to promote their shows at Kids Fringe by performing, offering a workshop or as strolling entertainment. Please note that Kids Fringe 2021 will be re-imagined from past Kids Fringe events to ensure everyone is safe and distant!

Stage shows are 30 minutes or less, including load-in and load-out, with basic tech. Outdoor shows are on the garden club lawn under a tree and artists are responsible for their own tech. Workshops are outdoors on the grass and participants will be distanced.

Have a socially distanced idea you want to pitch? Let us know!

To get an idea for the vibe and see images of past Kids Fringe events: orlandofringe.org/kidsfringe/

Site-Specific Applications

In addition to Festival Managed theatre performances, Orlando Fringe also provides artists the opportunity to present shows in a Site-Specific format. These are considered to be “found spaces” not in a traditional theatre space. Applications can be submitted until 5 pm on Monday, February 1st. A Fringe staff member will reach out to you to talk through your concept, and we are discouraging artists to submit shows in spaces that do not adhere to Covid-19 safety precautions. If accepted the fee is $275 and must be paid within 72 hours of approval. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Theatre Producer Lindsay Taylor at [email protected]

Orlando Fringe Bring Your Own Venues (BYOV)

BYOV Applications will be open in January 2021. A specific date will be announced when it is determined. This form is designated for those artists who have already paid the application fee for the Festival Managed venues but did not get accepted into the lottery. If you did not apply for Orlando Fringe 2021 you must sign up at www.eventotron.com to be considered for a space. There is a $250 ticketing and listing fee that will be paid to Orlando Fringe if a BYOV accepts you into their venue, and there will be additional production fees that will be negotiated with the individual BYOV venues should you be accepted.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Photo of the exterior of The Center.

The Rainbow Venue at The Center

The Rainbow Venue is a small, intimate space with seating for 40.  It has basic lights and sound system. No mic is needed. This venue is best for solo shows, drag shows, or a cast up to 3.  There is a full bar, patron lounge, free wi-fi and green room and storage for artists.

Venue Manager: George Wallace

Address: 946 North Mills Ave, Orlando Fl 32803

Seating Capacity: 40

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Age Restrictions: No

Stage Type: No stage

Lighting FAQ’s

-Medium lighting options, with general washes with one special/spotlight option

Sound FAQ’s

-Sound system with connection via ⅛ inch headphone jack available

-No microphones provided (the space does not need it)

Technicians

-Technician is provided by the venue

Storage

-There is limited storage provided by the venue.

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The Starlite Room at Savoy Orlando

The Starlite Room is a medium size venue perfect for shows with small casts. Attached to Savoy, patrons can grab a drink to watch the show, and hang out after talking to performers about what show they are going to see next.

Venue Manager: Brandon Bracale-Llewellyn

Address: 1913 N Orange Ave, Orlando FL 32804 

Seating Capacity: 75

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Age Restrictions: No

Stage type: Proscenium 

Lighting FAQ’s

-Lighting board is a DMX Controller

-A few pars, spotlight, and LED Lights that can be run through the board and programmed.

Sound FAQ’s

-Sound board has XLR inputs, think a DJ mixer sound board 

-Two wireless mics and two mic stands

-Yamaha weighted keyboard hooked up to the sound system that artists can use.

Technicians

-Not provided by the venue.

-House Manager that can run very basic lighting commands (lights up, lights down, spotlight), and hit a simple go and stop on sound cues but will not be able to run sound cues during the show.

-Any cues more complicated artist would need to provide a technician to program cues on the board.

Storage

-The producers of each show may leave one small tote container at the venue. Anything larger must be taken with them at the end of the night.