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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The 1st Annual New York International FRIDGE Festival

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The Arctic Group Presents
The 1st Annual New York International FRIDGE Festival
August 31 through September 10, 2017


Born in response to the news that the NY Fringe Festival would not take place in the summer of 2017, The FRIDGE Festival is a multidisciplinary theater festival which will feature new works. We place no restrictions on pieces and are excited to present a wide variety of genres. We do, however, require that all plays include (nay, feature) a fridge. WE PROVIDE THE FRIDGE!

In tandem with The Arctic Group’s mission to pick a snowflake out of an avalanche, we will be curating a festival of unique, thought-provoking works by both established and emerging artists. No matter what night they attend, audiences will be captivated by the works presented.


And now, the part that will melt even the coldest of hearts… we are excited to announce that half of all performances will be FILL OUR FRIDGE nights; in which tickets can be purchased with non-perishable goods instead of money. These donations will be delivered to a food bank local to the theater. FILL OUR FRIDGE is our way to solidify our belief that The Arts play an essential role in the community.

The 1st New York International FRIDGE Festival will take place from Aug 31 – September 10th, at IRT Theatre (154 Christopher St. 3B) in the charming West Village neighborhood in NYC.

Curated and Produced by The Arctic Group, Fridge Fest will premiere New Works by playwrights including Matthew Minnicino, Daniel Talbott, Harrison Rivers, Celine Song, and hopefully YOU!

Submissions open on APRIL 3, 2017

Deadline is JUNE 1, 2017 midnight EST

Here are some answers to your questions:
What are you looking for?
One acts, preferably between 20 - 30 minutes. That being said, we’ll consider 10-20 minutes. We ask that your play NOT exceed 40 minutes.
Your play must include, but preferably FEATURE, a fridge. We provide the fridge. It is very likely that our fridge will be backless (and therefore walk-through-able) In terms of genre, there are no restrictions whatsoever. Our mission statement is to “pick a snowflake out of an avalanche”, and we want you to be that snowflake. We really like risk-taking and disclaimer-free art, so we encourage you to think outside the (ice)box.

What if I’m selected?

If selected, there is a non-refundable $200 participation fee. This fee includes: 4 performances, marketing, press, production stills for your show, help with graphics. And a potential encore.

You’ll be in charge of fully staging your play, though we’re happy to help with any casting, recommending theater-makers and personal issues (within reason.)

What do I need to send?

Email us your script, any supporting documents, a little bit about yourself and any questions you might have at arctichumans@gmail.com

Please format the subject of your email as such: TITLE OF PLAY - Length of play - Author. (ie. FROZEN MEATBALLS - 26 minutes - Mrs. Breezy Bottoms)

When will I hear back?

June 15, 2017.

What else should I know?

Performances will be ticketed. However, half of your shows (2/4) will be “Fill Our Fridge” nights, where tickets can be purchased by donating a non-perishable good, which will be donated to a food bank local to the theater

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