NOTE: All dollar amounts are in Canadian funds
Put together your Fringe company and create your company name.
Select or create your material (theatre, improv, dance, musical, etc.).
Apply to the Winnipeg Fringe lottery.
Submit your Winnipeg Fringe application fee if you are drawn in the lottery.
Secure the rights for your production, if the play is not an original piece.
Rehearse your production.
Send us your show’s technical information and program copy.
Prepare for your technical rehearsal where you will layout your set and run sound and lighting cues. If you have prepared sufficiently there should be enough time for a dress rehearsal.
Bring everything needed for your show (props, sets, costumes, stage manager, ideas on lighting and sound cues, etc.)
Promote your show with press releases, posters, handbills, on-site promotions and anything else that will help draw attention to your show. The Fringe publicist will market the entire festival, and will help out individual companies as much as possible.
Perform your show at your scheduled times (there is 45 minutes between shows and companies only have 15 minutes to set-up and strike their production for each performance).
Enjoy the rest of the indoor and outdoor productions and head on down to the beer tent and mingle with the other performers, patrons, volunteers and staff.
Provide a venue (from 90-300 seats) equipped with lighting, sound, stage, masking and seating. The festival can't guarantee any company a specific size or technically equipped venue.
Provide a technician. (Companies should provide a stage manager to call their show)
Provide a 1 to 3 hour technical rehearsal in your venue so you can set-up and run through your show.
Schedule your performances over the course of the festival and at varying times from noon-11pm. (7-8 performances depending on your application category, show length, and conflicts)
Indoor companies with shows that are 75 minutes in length or less, and with no scheduling conflicts will be scheduled a minimum of 7 performances.
The Fringe does not have a maximum running time but we recommend that shows not run longer than 90 minutes if possible. Shows that run 75 minutes or less are preferred.
KidsVenue companies will be scheduled 8 performances if space permits.
Publicize the Fringe Festival.
Include your show in the Fringe Program guide and on the festival website with your show description, graphic and show times.
Manage all front of house duties for your performances.
Sell tickets to your show. Tickets are sold in advance (online and/or in-person) prior to the festival and at the door on the day of your performances.
Return 100% of your box office revenue to you. Ticket price will be $12 in 2023 ($6 for Kids 12 & under in the KidsVenue). All companies will also have a $10 "at the door" discount ticket price for anyone 25 & under. Companies can also select other optional $10 discount groups/categories (matinees, seniors, students...).
Tori Popp, Festival Manager
Phone: (204) 943-7464
Fax: (204) 947-3741
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