Don’t let the start of a new year catch you by surprise, particularly if you plan to take part in the 2014 Atlanta Fringe Festival. The deadline for submission applications for this summer’s event is Jan. 10. The third annual Fringe runs June 5-8 at venues around town.

fringe-logoThe event accepts submissions from all corners of the performance world: cabaret, comedy, drama, opera, musical theater, solo performance, performance art, puppetry, mask, variety, magic, immersive, multimedia, drag, dance and anything legal that might not be represented in that list.

Shows can be no longer than 55 minutes and no shorter than 30 minutes. The lineup is chosen through a random lottery. The event is completely uncensored, unjuried and uninhibited. There is a $25 application fee and, if your show is chosen, there’s an additional $250 registration fee. The 2014 festival includes Fringe Radio, which has 25 slots available on a first-come, first-served basis ($15). Submission packets are available HERE.

Lottery winners will be chosen at a Jan. 21 drawing. Other 2014 events include a superhero-themed Reveal Party in early February, an Easter-themed Art Hunt in April and opening-night/closing night-parties around the festival itself.

The 2013 Atlanta Fringe Festival featured 24 productions from 10 states, and the event itself was named “Best New Trend in the Arts” by the readers of Creative Loafing, the weekly alternative newspaper and website. Follow the AFF on Twitter (@AtlantaFringe) and Facebook for announcements, updates, volunteer opportunities and choice commentary.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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