July 24-27, 2019
Omaha Fringe Festival Mission Statement:
The Omaha Fringe Festival was created to give local theatre artists a space where they can experiment with performance and get paid for their work. The festival will be an incubator for new works and will help attract artists and audiences to our vibrant Omaha community. Given this space, these artists will help create art for local theatre audiences to explore and appreciate.
About the Festival:
The festival will feature four days of live theatre all produced, acted, directed, and performed by Omaha artists. Each show will have multiple performance times allowing for the audience to be able to see all of the shows in the festival. Each audience member will have a chance to vote on their favorite and the
“Best of show” will be re-mounted on the final night for the last performance.
All productions will be determined by an open call. Artists who want to apply will need to fill out the application from November 12 to January 18, 2019. There is no fee for the application and no fee to participate in the festival. There are no restrictions on who can apply for the first year, but if there are more applicants than space to perform then the artists will be determined by lottery. The lottery will happen sometime in February and the applicants who get in will be notified via email.
Fringe festivals are known for their egalitarian spirit and the fun of discovering the “next big thing” or suffering through another flop. At a Fringe festival, you never know what you’re going to get--and that’s what makes it fun. During the Omaha Fringe Festival, audiences will get to experience Omaha theatre unfettered.
About the Organizer:
Tamar Neumann is a writer, educator, and theatre critic. After seeing a need for a space where local artists could perform, explore new works, and get paid, she decided to start the Omaha Fringe Festival as an extension of OUTR. Her hope is that artists will embrace the opportunity to show off the brilliance of many Omaha theatre professionals.