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Nov 19, 2012 1:43 PM by Victor L. Villa

Tucson Fringe Festival taking submissions for 2013

TUCSON - The Third Annual Tucson Fringe Theater Festival is extending their submission date, welcoming original work from playwrights, bards, stage managers, performers, and anyone interested in contributing to this "unjurued and uncensored festival" held in Downtown Tucson.

The Fringe is a festival that began in 1947 in Edinburgh Scotland and was named Fringe in 1948 by a journalist named Robert Kemp. It is an alternative festival that allows complete artistic freedom, accepting a wide range of original work and does not censor the pieces they receive. There are not set rules for the Fringe festivals, and many vary in structure from city to city.

Fringe is focused on performing arts of any kind, from theater, dance and puppet shows, but Fringe can also include film and visual arts.

The hope of the Fringe in Tucson is to allow artists to expand on the flourishing theatrical community through affordable opportunities, according to Tucsonfringe.org.

Applications for the Tucson Fringe Festival are due by December 1, 2012, extended from November 16, 2012. They are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are two types of performances applicants can apply for, the "One-and-Done" or the "Triple Threat". One-and-Done performances perform once over the course of the festival while the Triple Threats will perform three times, once a day for three days. Applications fees are $15 and performance fee for Triple Threats are $200. One-and-Done performers pay $75 for their participation fees.

There are two to four Triple Threat slots and six to ten One-and-Done slots available.

The Tucson Fringe Festival will take place on March 1, 2013 to March 3, 2013.

For more information visit http://www.tucsonfringe.org/ and to apply click here.

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