FronteraFest Schedule

Fred Fouche in Actual Lives
Fred Fouche in Actual Lives


All Short Fringe shows start at 8pm.


Tuesday, Jan. 13

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Touring al-Mu'tamid," by Miriam Robinson Gould. Solo spoken-word performance that centers on the last king of Seville.

"Cuentos Con Consuelo III," by Consuelo Samarripa. Medley of stories and folktales.

"The Wussy Boy Chronicles," by Erik Ott. A series of poems and monologues exploring masculinity.

"Kisses," by Danielle Monsalvo. A look at a woman's relationships and love mishaps.


Wednesday, Jan. 14

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Begging Your Indulgence: A Tarot (of Sorts)," by Hank Schwemmer. Interactive work with the audience choosing which of 50 short pieces will be performed. (Austin Script Works commission)

"Two Bubbles," by Greg Romero (Cliff Diver Productions/rm. 120 theatre). Three versions of a young couple converge during one night of staying up late. Finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Heideman award.

"remembering," by Tamara Beland. Short stories told by a young boy remembering his mother and his aunt.

"Confessions of a Toothless Goon," by Heather Barfield (Go Bella Works)

"Forbidden Fruit," a short film with music by Jon Daries and Sheima Mojtahedi


Thursday, Jan. 15

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Asian Man, Big Dick," a solo hustle by Steve Willingham

"Pride, Envy & Lust," by Stacy Christie, Rebecca Ouellette, and Melissa Watt. Piece inviting the audience into the creative and insecure working of an artist's brain.

"Franky Says," by Franky Ramont, directed by Chris Strickling. Autobiographical solo performance, assisted by ASL interpreter Jill Arechiga.

A collaborative effort by Shard Live Performance Collective.

"Lashed Chants," by Wayne Alan Brenner. A solo stroll through the life and times of the author.


Friday, Jan. 16

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"A Short History of Coal and Coal Mining in England," a short film by Robi Polgar and Lowell Bartholomee

A Chinese shadow puppet show by Elizabeth and Francesca Marquis

"Two Shorts for No Good Reason," by Randy Wyatt. Actor Sanctuary Group performs "Defined by Negatives" and "Defined by Inverses."

"Regarding Belated Birthday Greetings," by Julia M. Smith and Christopher Wild. Dance/theatre piece exploring the communication and distance of long-distance relationships.


Saturday, Jan. 17

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Best of the Week"


Tuesday, Jan. 20

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"The Living Wage," by the Gypsy Babies. A live "silent movie" in black and white, which uses music and slapstick to tell the story of a distracted typist and modern medicine.

Lynn Mikeska in The Color of Your Dreams
Lynn Mikeska in "The Color of Your Dreams"

"The Grandfather Paradox," by William Schwarz and Rebecca Schwarz. A play about time travel and family ties.

"Deferment," by Karen Brooks

"Absolute Rest," conceived by Ian Hunt. An account of one person's struggle to identify the truths in him/herself and in his/her surroundings.

"What s/he said," by Austin Poetry Slam. A collaborative performance.

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

The Bateman Trilogy, 7pm

How to Belly-Dance for Your Husband Starring Little Egypt, 9:15pm


Wednesday, Jan. 21

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"mother invention," by Skipper Chong Warson. A series of monologues spoken by female body parts. (Austin Script Works commission)

Actual Lives Performance Project. Autobiographical performances by people with disabilities.

The Colored Museum, by Invigorating Productions. Excerpts from George C. Wolfe's play.

"The Color of Your Dreams," by Gary Rasp

"Main Event II: This Civilization for Rent," by Ryan Wilsey, directed by Chris Doubek

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

Miscarried Lullaby, 7pm

Will Power: The Course of Love, 8:45pm


Thursday, Jan. 22

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Out in Front," by Cynthia Allison and Cari Kerkhoff (Moving Voices Dances). Excerpts from a full-length multigenerational dance piece.

An untitled drama by John Flynn about excess, need, and control in a relationship, the drive not to give up, and the peace in acceptance

Big Mama & the Furrballs. Outrageous retro musical-comedy troupe.

"You Should Go to Church," by Aaron T. Dixon, directed by Blanca Madriz. Play in which two strange and invasive proselytizers sabotage a young man's Sunday morning.

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

Black Things, 7pm

Meditations While Running Water, 8:45pm


Friday, Jan. 23

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Connections," by Marshall Ryan Maresca. A frank and explicit look at phone personals.

"The Tanqueray Prayer Circle," by Malisa Hargrove and Rhonda Kulhanek. A secret ingredient makes a small-town Texas prayer circle's casseroles and friendships very special.

"The Weight Guesser," by Charlie Watkins, directed by Jon Holt. Play about a mysterious carnival worker's elusive past.

<i>Black Things</i>
Black Things

"The Smartest Man in the Whole Damn World," by Brad McEntire. A short, free-form, one-man show.

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

Dance Carousel, 7pm

The Bateman Trilogy, 8:45pm


Saturday, Jan. 24

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Best of the Week"

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

Meditations While Running Water, noon

Dance Carousel, 2:15pm

The Bateman Trilogy, 4pm

How to Belly-Dance for Your Husband Starring Little Egypt, 6:15pm

Will Power: The Course of Love, 8pm

The Armageddon Telethon, 10:15pm


Sunday, Jan. 25

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

Black Things, noon

Miscarried Lullaby, 1:45pm

The Armageddon Telethon, 3:30pm

Ménage ã Dix and The Honeymoon Period Is Officially Over, 5:30pm

Meditations While Running Water, 7:30pm

The Bateman Trilogy, 9:45pm


Tuesday, Jan. 27

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Hans My HedgeHog," Francesca Marquis, Dot Smith, and WRyan. A hand and marionette puppet show.

"The Saddams," by Rebecca Schwarz. What will Saddam's body doubles do now?

"The Truth About Harvey," directed by Linda Leseman

"The Demon of the Well," by James B. Hendricks. Act I of this verse drama.

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

The Armageddon Telethon, 7pm

Dance Carousel, 9pm


Wednesday, Jan. 28

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"The Birth of Paper: A Ritual Transference," by Molly Rice. "Experiment 002. Intent: To soften the cruelty of absence. To rupture the caul of separation. To witness in real-time the rebirth of a medium." (Austin Script Works commission)

Dorothy Smith and  W. Ryan in  Hans My HedgeHog
Dorothy Smith and W. Ryan in "Hans My HedgeHog"

"6 Years and 19 Days," by Rhonda Kulhanek. Original monologues depicting the life of a single white female.

"Silver Bic Pen," by P. Paullette MacDougal, performed by Adrienne Harrell

"Red," by Eve Springer. Choreography to original music.

"Nothing," by Viva la Vulva. Ensemble piece by the San Antonio troupe.

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

Ménage ã Dix and The Honeymoon Period Is Officially Over, 7pm

Black Things, 9pm


Thursday, Jan. 29

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Some Leave, Some Stay," two short works, one by Anup Mistri and one by Ryan Campbell

"Itself Sounds Like," by Philip Crabtree

"Freudian Afternoon," by John Fleming, directed by Chuck Ney

"Ben Prager," original work written and performed by Ben Prager

"Lost Night at the Armadillo," by Eugene Cuny, featuring Cassie Fitzgerald and Paula Gilbert

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

How to Belly-Dance for Your Husband Starring Little Egypt, 7pm


Friday, Jan. 30

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"The Number Cruncher," by Max Langert. Isn't it creepy how you can work so close to someone but have no idea who that person really is?

"We've Died -- How Unfortunate," by Megan Gogerty and Alexis Chamow. Comedy that explores the deaths of notorious women.

"Exeunt Dead Actor," by Julie Winston-Thomas, performed by Loaded Gun Theory. In a country divided by war, Sophia just wants to stage the best darn play ever.

"I Don't Know What I'm Doing but I'm Happy That I'm Doing It: A Reading of Poems," by Elizabeth Mason

An original work by Emily Fordyce and Lauren Alleman

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

Miscarried Lullaby, 7pm

Ménage ã Dix and The Honeymoon Period Is Officially Over, 8:45pm


Saturday, Jan. 31

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Best of the Week"

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

Will Power: The Course of Love, 2pm

Dance Carousel, 4:15pm

<i>The Armageddon Telethon</i>
The Armageddon Telethon

Ménage ã Dix and The Honeymoon Period Is Officially Over, 6pm

The Armageddon Telethon, 8pm

Miscarried Lullaby, 10pm


Sunday, Feb. 1

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater

How to Belly-Dance for Your Husband Starring Little Egypt, 2pm

Meditations While Running Water, 3:45pm

Will Power: The Course of Love, 6pm

Black Things, 8:15pm


Tuesday, Feb. 3

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Thirsty Dog: A Prague Story," by Steve White, directed by Jimmy Gonzales. A young American and a Czech pensioner cross paths in a pub on Valentine's night.

"North American Travelogue II," by Kent De Spain. A humorous dance piece set on a train platform and involving an inordinate amount of clothes.

"Spin -- an inside out musical," by Catherine Berry. Obscure musical theatre songs spun out of their original context.

"The Show to End All Shows," by Lowell Bartholomee. A star-studded cavalcade of theatre magic.


Wednesday, Feb. 4

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Lucy Dies in Fives," by Abi Basch. Play that explores five deaths of one woman during five minutes of brain activity after her body dies. (Austin Script Works commission)

"Guru or Disciple? Yes!" by Bijoy Goswami. A dialogue between a guru and disciple on the bank of a river.

"Hats, Shoes & Purses," by Neena Husid. An artfully accessorized Cuban/Jewish Mama mambo performed by Alia McKee.


Thursday, Feb. 5

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Naturally Curly Hair," by Kirk German. One young man's compulsive quest to unlock the mystery of a forgotten character from the Peanuts comic strip.

"In the Name of Love," by Wayne Alan Brenner. Play about the power of friendship and venom.

"What Am I Saying?" by Kayo Fischtrom. Dance performance.

"The ManFools: Live," by the ManFools. Sketch comedy by Austin's original gay, lesbian, and more troupe drawn from their cable access program.

"Luminous Fishes," by cornerstore productions


Friday, Feb. 6

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

A piece by Shannon Ward

Mixed-form dance from Tapestry Dance Company, choreographed by Acia Gray

"Marla's Devotion," by Linda Eisenstein, directed by Jeremy Aldridge

"The Harem," by Eric Geyer. A new comedy.

"Bill's Dead," by Bernadette Nason. A comic take on an Englishwoman abroad based on the author's travels in North Africa, the Middle East, the United States, and Great Britain.


Saturday, Feb. 7

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Best of the Week"


Tuesday-Saturday,

Feb. 10-14

Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre

"Best of the Fest"

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