14th Annual NYC Fringe Festival Now Accepting Applications

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Are you an actor, writer, director, producer and thinking about doing some NYC Fringing this year?

This press release, courtesy of uber-publicist Ron Lasko, gives you all the deets:

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New York International Fringe Festival
Applications Due Feb. 14, 2010
14th Annual Festival Runs Aug. 13-29, 2010

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 14th annual festival from Aug. 13-29, 2010. Each year the festival presents programming by nearly 200 of the world’s best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies. General FringeNYC applications are being accepted for participants in all genres (theatre, dance, puppetry, performance art, multi-media, etc.), and separate Fringe Al Fresco (free outdoor events) and FringeJR (children’s programming) applications are also available. Applications are now available online at www.fringenyc.org and completed applications are due Feb. 14, 2010.

All applications must be postmarked on or before Feb. 13, 2010 or hand delivered before 6pm on Feb. 14, 2010. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $40 application fee, in the form of a certified check, cashiers check, or money order in U.S. dollars payable to the Present Company.

In 2010, many of New York City’s most prominent downtown performance venues will host productions from around the globe as part of FringeNYC. Past participant venues, ranging in size from 50 to 700 seats, include Lucille Lortel Theater, Soho Playhouse, Players Theater, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Cherry Lane Theatre, Actors Playhouse, Barrow Street Theater, Minetta Lane Theater, P.S. 122, and The Village Theater. FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy.

In 1997, New York City became the seventh US city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. In its first 13 years FringeNYC has presented over 2100 performing groups from the U.K., Canada, Poland, Ireland, Japan, China, Singapore, Germany, the Czech Republic and across the U.S., prompting Switzerland’s national daily, The New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.” The festival has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Never Swim Alone, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, 21 Dog Years, Joys of Sex, Krapp 39, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, Silence! The Musical, and Matt & Ben as well as movies (WTC View) and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair).