Pop-Up PortFringe Presents


Artists Apply here through October 31, 2019


Pop-Up PortFringe is our annual fundraiser.
Your weird art can make the festival happen.
You can help – like, a lot.
Sound like fun?
Read on!

Pop-Up Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland happens on March 28, 2019, offering 14 theater companies a shot at an incredibly bizarre mash-up classical theater experience. After four great years popping-up with classical plays, PortFringe is pumped to present a more delightfully whimsical offering as our fifth Pop-Up event! We can’t think of a more FRINGE-worthy source text than this colorful, pyschedelic, and downright weird little Lewis Carroll gem! See Past POP-UP Artists by clicking here. Questions about ALICE? portfringe@gmail.com


The Application information and form below are for Performance Artists interested in participating in PORTFRINGE PRESENTS POP-UP ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
taking place on March 28, 2020 in Portland, ME.  Performance Artists in any discipline are invited to apply. Artists not local to Portland/Maine are also invited to apply.
This is NOT an application to participate in next summer’s 9th annual PortFringe Festival. Applications for PortFringe 2020 will open on December 1, 2019.

Friday, March 27 – Mandatory Company Meeting (time/location TBD)
Saturday March 28 – Matinee & Evening shows (venue TBD -please hold entire day for Pop-Up)
**Returning Artists Note – there will not be an Art Walk component this year!**

APPLICATION FEE: There is NO application fee for PortFringe’s Pop-Up Alice
PRODUCTION FEE: There are NO production fees for PortFringe’s Pop-Up Alice

Pop-Up Artists will be selected by chance through a random Lottery pull to take place on Thursday, November 1, 2019. All applications will be pulled and numbered in order.

The play will be cut into 14 scenes and 14 artists will be selected. Pop-Up scenes/sections will be assigned based on Lottery Number – for example, the first lottery number selected will be assigned the first section of Alice. These scenes/selections will be sent to Artists with their Lottery results.

ARTIST COMPENSATION: Pop-Up Alice will be presented as part of PortFringe’s year-round fundraising effort. All proceeds will go directly back to PortFringe to offset the costs of presenting our upcoming 9th Annual PortFringe Festival in June 2020. Each participating Pop-Up Group will receive ten (10) complimentary PortFringe passes to be distributed as desired, for use at any performance taking place during next summer’s festival.

Unscheduled/Remaining Applications will be placed on a waitlist in the event that one of the scheduled Artists has to withdraw from the event.  Please note you may only participate in one Pop-Up scene. If you choose to participate in someone else’s Pop-Up scene, you will forfeit your spot on the waitlist. 

You must agree to present the Pop-Up scene assigned to you by the lottery (no switching with other artists).
You must present your entire scene in five minutes or less.
You must have extremely minimal and/or portable technical and design elements.
You must include one line of original text.
You may only participate in ONE Pop-Up scene.
You must agree to follow all other rules and policies outlined in the application (below)

Remember – this is PortFringe talking. Boring theater, go home. 
Really. Please.
Pop-Up is not a place for you to exemplify the original intent, not a time for precision of history.
Get strange.  Go nuts.
No sets.  Only the costumes on your backs and props you can carry.
Embrace the chaos. Expect the unexpected. Don’t plan for a proscenium or your audience neatly arranged in rows.
Bother to be weird.

It’s that easy.