New Orleans Fringe

Selection Process

Selection process for Fringe-managed venues

The New Orleans Fringe selection process is a unique combination of a peer review process and lottery wild card to create a lineup of 24 shows.

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How to Perform at the Free-For-All

Do Watcha Wanna at the Free-For-All

The Fringe Free-For-All offers of all sorts of great performance at the Fringe for audiences....for free!  This year the Free-For-All is all over the place! Our crazy circus tent this year will be Architect's Alley offering Peep Show Previews and a relaxed lounge for audience and performers to mingle, chat, grab a beer and a bite. Our featured spoken word event will provide a beautiful high-profile platform for poets of all stripes and types. And the Friday Free-For-All party will feature some of the best musical performance mashups.

Want to perform? We have performance opportunities for you at our new Fringe Parade performance hot-spots and at Family Fringe!  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

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Perform At Bring Your Own Venues (BYOV)

Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV)

Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) is a great option for performers who want to make their own venue arrangements or have a site specific production. Registration forms will be posted on May 15 are due September 15.

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Perform at Fringe-Managed Venues

Applications now available! Be the Fringe!

"Artists of all stripes coalesce like never before around the annual New Orleans Fringe Festival, where risk is the rule rather than the exception." - American Theatre Magazine

Here is where you find out how to apply....

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Our Sponsors

fringe sponsors

Fringe is supported by a SEED grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council.  This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.


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