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This is NOT the York Fringe Festival. The mini-FRINGE is an homage to the original and hopes to begin a wave of encouragement for the Fringe’s triumphant return to the White Rose City. This mini-Fringe, unlike other city-wide Fringes, will take place at DreamWrights and utilize all 39,000 square feet of our Center for Community Arts. In addition to our traditional performance spaces DreamWrights’ mini-FRINGE opens a variety of areas to stage your show and encourages your creativity in selecting a site-specific venue to best showcase your story.
TYPE OF mini-FRINGE SHOWS
We invite all styles and genres of performance including everything from theatre, music, comedy and dance to children’s entertainment, spoken word, visual arts and so much more. mini-FRINGE shows in our traditional spaces should run 90 minutes (or less) and have simple load-ins and load-outs with all other spaces staging pieces that are less than an hour. With the full acknowledgment of the artistry of the set, costumes, and props design, the mini-FRINGE celebrates the performance itself above all. Keep it simple! As amazing as it would be to stage both parts of Angels in America it would not fit in the mini-FRINGE.
HOW TO APPLY
Submissions will open on Groundhog Day 2/2/2023 at 12pm Eastern and be accepted through April Fool’s Day 4/1/2023 (no joke!) at 5:00pm Eastern.
Please use the following link to digitally submit your application:
mini-FRINGE fees are not a source of revenue for DreamWrights but rather a necessary cost to support the performances. “Rental fees” for each space are reserved by hourly blocks (4hrs, 8hrs, 12hrs), and include basic technical support. “Micro-Grants” are available by request to subsidize these costs for those in need. See VENUE DESCRIPTIONS & FEES below for more details.
APPLICATION – no fee to apply
All applicants will fill out a digital submission to be considered.
The registration fee is ONLY due after a show has applied, been accepted, and a venue secured. Check out your Registration Benefits below!
The fee structure accommodates shows of all types and sizes:
DIANE CREWS THEATER, STUDIO, or FESTIVAL STAGE:
- One production with up to 3 ticketed performances: $175
- One production with one ticketed performance: $125
BLUE LOUNGE, ORCHESTRA LOFT, RUTTERS’ CONCESSION GALLERY, or RECORDING STUDIO:
- One production with up to 3 ticketed performances/exhibits: $100
- One production with up to 3, free, non-ticketed performances/exhibits: $75
- 50% of your show’s Box Office
- Marketing, including show listing on dreamwrights.org
- PR Support, included on festival press releases, social media posts, and listing in the mini-FRINGE brochure
- Ticketing – DreamWrights will operate a centralized box office – online, via phone, and in-person
- Administrative support. We will staff front of house for all performances
- Basic Tech support
- 4 hours of rehearsal/performance time in space. (See rental rates to purchase additional time.)
DreamWrights opens seven spaces for you to stage your creative dream! From parking lot concerts on the Festival Stage, to readings of new works in the Blue Lounge, or hanging an immersive exhibit in the Rutters’ Concession Gallery, or even an intimate theatre for one in our Recording Studio, DreamWrights wants to help you find the venue that best suits your story. Please find basic venue descriptions below or join us at a mini-FRINGE workshop (see mini-FRINGE 101 below for details.) Though the mini-FRINGE is centrally located at DreamWrights, it is part of the citywide York Arts Week celebration.
For those who are new to the fringe or just want to learn more, DreamWrights Artistic Director Gregory DeCandia will walk you through the submission process, provide a tour of all seven venues, and offer other tips to ensure a successful process, all in the videos below!
Please follow us on social media for updates and other workshops at DreamWrights to help you shape your show.
Ticket Exchange Policy:
Tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged for a different performance of the same show at no charge.
NO exchanges will be made the day of the performance. Tickets must be exchanged through the box office.
Exchanges of Reserved seats can only be guaranteed for the desired performance if there are available seats in the reserved section. All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend a show.