Nugget Fringe Theater Festival 2018 Registration

The registration fee for the 2018 Nugget Fringe Festival is $35.00.  This gets you in!  Once you have taken this exciting step you will be contacted by festival organizers to work on specific time slots and costs.  Congratulations!!  Please note that you need to submit the registration fee below the registration page separately.  We are excited to start this journey with you!

When you submit your information, we’ll start working on your submission.  That’s why we have a registration fee.  This fee helps us provide a platform for your work.

There is no curation of artists.  There is no selection process.  If you want in and we can find a slot or slots that work for you, great.  Welcome!  We're glad you're here.

Before you register, we need to make sure you understand a few things.  If you have questions not covered here, please send an email to scott@nuggetfringe.com

There are three options by which artists may participate in The Nugget Fringe Theater Festival.

Option A – The Edinburgh Fringe model - Register your show with us for $35, pay a promotional fee of $195, find your own venue, run your own box office, etcetera.  Basically, you will be included in our printed program and that’s about it.

Option B – The Canadian Fringe model - Register your show with us for $35, pay a promotional fee of $195, then negotiate for performance dates and times and locations with us for additional fees.  These fees vary according to date, time, location, audience capacity and technical requirements. Your show will be listed in our printed program and will be included in our marketing efforts.  We will run the box office for your event as well.  You will then be issued a check for the total proceeds less any credit card and box office charges.  For reference, this model was used in January 2016 for “An Intimate Evening with Death Herself” and for Robin Wallace’s two plays, for the out of town pieces, as well as about five others.  To be clear, you will still need to help your show stand out by doing extensive marketing on your own, in addition to our group efforts.  You also agree that your entire ensemble will attend the opening night party, the mid-fest party and the closing night party and that you will perform a snippet from your piece or will talk about your piece from the stage at the opening night party and the mid-fest party. Artists choosing Option B or Option C agree to make themselves eligible for the Best of Fringe competition.  The ticket cost will be $25 and the artist will split the proceeds with the Fringe 50/50.

Option C – The Quest Theaterworks model – Quest Theaterworks, producers of The Nugget Fringe Theater Festival, recognizes that some artists may not have the necessary resources to take advantage of Option A or Option B.  Quest Theaterworks will select a limited number of shows to produce from among artists requesting Option C.  Under Option C, the artists must register the show with The Nugget Fringe Theater Festival for $35, pay a promotional fee of $195, then negotiate for performance dates and times and locations with Quest Theaterworks.  Your show will be listed in our printed program and will be included in our marketing efforts.  We will run the box office for your event as well.  Quest Theaterworks will keep all of the income generated from your show.  If you promote your show according to Quest Theaterworks’ guidelines to the best of your ability, your $195 promotional fee may be refunded.  While there is a separate agreement for Option C to be executed between you and Quest Theaterworks, generally, Quest Theaterworks requests that you create a press release, make daily posts to Facebook, create Facebook invitations, print and post postcards and flyers for your events, perform at the opening night party and the mid-fest party and attend the closing night party. Again, Option C is for artists who can not swing Option A or B.  Option C is designed to provide a platform for artists' work.  As Quest Theaterworks takes virtually all of the financial risk, they receive the financial reward.  In 2016, about 18 of the 31 events fell under Option C.  All shows wishing to be considered for Option C must first register with the fringe and pay the $35 fee.  Artists choosing Option B or Option C agree to make themselves eligible for the Best of Fringe competition.  The ticket cost will be $25 and the artist will split the proceeds with the Fringe 50/50.

For your information, performance slots will likely range in price from $35 to $300 and the theaters will likely all be in downtown Grass Valley in theaters with capacity ranging from 30 to 300.

Again, please email Scott Ewing if you have further questions prior to your registration at scott@nuggetfringe.com

By clicking submit and paying the registration fee, you agree that you have read and accept the above.  You must pay the fee to Paypal AND submit the registration form separately.  After submitting payment, please be sure to come back to this page, fill out the form below and hit the submit button.

Nugget Fringe Theater Festival 2018 Registration


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