The Free Fringe

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The Free Fringe

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Theater The Hideout Theatre
Directed by Various
Cast Various
Run 2012-Present

The Free Fringe is a performance slot at The Hideout Theatre.


The Free Fringe happens every Thursday at 10pm at the Hideout. It is free to attend, and features two experimental, one-off shows followed by a headliner act.

The show is concept-driven, rather than troupe-driven. The Hideout accepts online submissions for show concepts, and picks several to showcase each week.

The show is hosted by Jessica Arjet. Firth & Arjet was the Free Fringe's headliner through 8/9/12. Then, after Kristin Firth left Austin, a rotating set of Jessica's projects have occupied the headliner slot.

Many of the experiments put up for the Free Fringe have met with unexpected success and become recurring shows.


The Fringe premiered on 1/5/12, shortly after Parallelogramophonograph travelled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is patterned after that festival's own Free Fringe.[1]

For a list of all formats performed in The Free Fringe, see the List of Free Fringes, which also includes all posted media of the show.

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