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Friday, April 13, 2018 - Sunday, April 22, 2018

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 21-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 $50 gets you quite a lot:

Three scheduled performances at the 2018 Memphis FRINGE Performance Festival, April 13 – 15, 2018 AND April 20 – 22, 2018

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 April 2, 2018.

Venue Specifications

All performances take place at TheatreSouth located in the basement of First Congregational Church at 1000 South Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104.

TheatreSouth – Standard Black Box Theatre

·      House Size – 55 seats

·      Stage Size – 18’ long by 19’7” deep (less depending on the masking position)

·      Lighting – A rep plot with a significant number of specials available and a light board that will be run as a two scene preset.

·      Sound – Stereo mini cable for laptops and iPhones.

·      Projector – All projector equipment would have to be provided by the performer and loaded in for each show. We do not keep anything in house.

·      Set and props – This is a fairly small space and there isn’t a lot of room for larger set pieces.


Applying to the Fringe is very simple.

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


Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2018, and must include:

 ·       A completed application on-line.

·       A $20.00 application fee on-line.



January 2, 2018

2018 The Memphis FRINGE Applications available

February 1, 2018

Last Day The Memphis FRINGE Applications Accepted

February 5, 2018

2018 The Memphis FRINGE performers selected.

February 15, 2018

$50 Performance Fee is due from performers.

This fee is non-refundable.

February 27, 2018

PROGRAM FORM is due from all performers.

March 15, 2018

Performance schedules posted for the

The Memphis FRINGE Festival

March 16, 2018

Tech Forms Posted

March 20, 2018

Tech Forms Due

March 25, 2018

Tech Schedules Posted

April 13 - 22, 2018

Voices of the South hosts

The Memphis FRINGE Performance Festival

December 1, 2018

Applications available to perform in the

2019 Memphis FRINGE Performance Festival


For more Information, please contact

Jenny Madden at




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