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Friday, June 07, 2019 - Saturday, June 15, 2019

Voices of the South hosts

The Memphis FRINGE Performance Festival

June 7 – 9, 2019 and June 13 – 15, 2019

Voices of the South started when co-founders Alice Berry and Jenny Odle Madden prepared a theatre piece to take to the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1996 and 1997. The Fringe was the inspiration and catalyst for Voices of the South and its 22-year history of touring the world and building a strong foundation in the Memphis Theatre Community. Voices of the South wants to give artists the same opportunity to create and perform.

The Memphis FRINGE Performance Festival is committed to involving performing artists of every level and discipline. We welcome participation from anyone who wants to play! FRINGE Festivals are exciting, frenetic and deliriously fun. If you have a monologue, a dance, a fully realized performance piece - this is the festival for you!


Here’s what The Memphis FRINGE Performance Festival requires:

All shows must be between 30 and 55 minutes long. This time limit includes any curtain speeches, shout-outs to other shows, or audience discussions.


Keep your technical elements simple (set, lights, sound, projection). You must be able to load in and set up for each performance in ten (10) minutes, and you also only have ten (10) minutes to strike everything from the stage after your show. Don’t count on storage space in the venue, you may have to haul your set and costumes in and out for every show. You will only have 3 hours for your technical rehearsal.


Be prepared.  Make sure your show’s script is final and actors are off-book in time for your tech rehearsal. Make time to take a good promotional photo that accurately represents your production.


Promote your own show vigorously. We market the festival as a whole; you are responsible for promoting your show individually. It’s up to you to convince folks to come to your show.


Acquire the appropriate rights or permissions for your production.
Please take care of rights and royalties for material that has a copyright.

 What you get from

 The Memphis FRINGE Performance Festival

 Your production fee of $75 gets you quite a lot:

Three scheduled performances at the 2019 Memphis FRINGE Performance Festival, June 7 – 9, 2019 and June 13 – 15, 2019

50% of your box office revenue, after applicable taxes

Professional technicians to set levels and cues at your scheduled technical rehearsal, and one board operator for each performance.

Box office and front-of-house services

Listings in official schedules and festival publicity

Inclusion in press announcements sent to major media outlets, with potential inclusion in photo and interview requests from local media when applicable

Individual show page on, plus inclusion on all our social media outlets

Okay, just a few more things you should know…

Our festival is unjuried. We will try to include all that apply. We encourage artists of every creed, color, age, gender, nationality, and sexuality to apply.

We will work with you on the performance schedule so that it works with your schedule. Your three-hour technical rehearsal will be scheduled during the week of June 3, 2019.

Venue Specifications

All performances take place at The McCoy Theatre Main Stage or Lab Theatre - Ewing Theatre located on the Rhodes College Campus, 2000 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112.

Lab Theatre – Ewing Theatre

Total Space dimensions 51 x 47 with 43 x 26 viable playing space risers inclusive,

       Current seating count ~ 55 can contain 8O+

       Covered loading dock and extra storage available

       Single integrated DMX universe

       100 dimmers @ 2,4kw available, 4 in wall pocket US,C,

       Non-integrated single channel 1000w sound system

 Main Stage – The McCoy Theatre

       48’x48’ viable playing space risers exclusive

       Movable booth and seating approx., 175 maximum

       attached scene shop with loading dock access

      195 dimmers @ 2.4kw, 193-195 reserved for house

      2 integrated DMX universes

    integrated 2OOOw 4 channel discrete sound system with move-able speakers

Applying to Fringe is very simple.

Once you are ready to apply, please follow the link below: 


Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2019, and must include:

 ·       A completed application on-line.

 ·     A $30.00 application fee on-line.



January 31, 2019

2019 The Memphis FRINGE Applications available

March 15, 2019

Last Day The Memphis FRINGE Applications Accepted - EXTENDED

March 15, 2019

2019 The Memphis FRINGE performers selected.

March 31, 2019

$75 Performance Fee is due from performers.

This fee is non-refundable.

April 15, 2019

PROGRAM FORM is due from all performers.

May 1, 2019

Performance schedules posted for the

The Memphis FRINGE Festival

May 1, 2019

Tech Forms Posted

May 15, 2019

Tech Forms Due

June 1, 2019

Tech Schedules Posted

June 7 – 15, 2019

Voices of the South hosts

The Memphis FRINGE Performance Festival

For more Information, please contact

 Jenny Madden at





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