Application deadline April 15, 2020
BEFORE YOU APPLY.........
BEFORE YOU APPLY.........
What kind of theatrical entertainment is great for Hi-DeF?
We are dedicated to creating an engaging and accessible platform for artists (and audiences) of all kinds! Theatre, storytelling, spoken word, puppetry, dance and much more are welcome at Fringe! We are an emerging festival based inside a walkable location and focused on the community experience of our artists, patrons and community partners.
The Hi-DeF Team is here to help:
Email contact: email@example.com
Friday through Sunday, June 12-14, 2020
Fringe 2019 Show Hours:
Friday, June 12, 5p.m.–10p.m.
Saturday, June 13, 9a.m.-9p.m.
Sunday, June 14, 10a.m.-7p.m.
and of course, there will be after parties.........
The 2020 festival is being held in and around the beautiful city of
Twenty-Nine Palms is home to Joshua Tree National Park and is approximately 2 1/2 hours from Los Angeles, 3 hours from Las Vegas and 60 minutes from Palm Springs.
Our production company will require a Waiver of Liability be signed by each person from the performing group.
The festival will take place at several venues thoughtout the downtown area. All venues will be air conditioned. Seating capacities, size, etc will vary from venue to venue. The producers in cooperation with each performing group will do their best to accommodate specific requests.
VENUE TECH BASICS
Each Venue will be staffed with volunteer Stage Manager and House Manager
Each Venue will be outfitted with BASIC lights and sound, as in lights up/lights down and your sound track being played on your electronic device of choice (iPhone, iPad, laptop) by our Tech volunteer.
Tech rehearsal is scheduled in each Venue for Friday, June 12 from 1p.m. to 5p.m. We will assign your tech time upon receipt of your confirmation and production deposit.
As is typical with Fringe, each performance group will have 10 minutes for set-up and 10 minutes for strike. This requires MINIMAL, if any props. There will be minimal storage available at each of the Venues – please provide your own container to keep props as organized as possible.
OTHER SHOW BASICS
Your show, storytelling or spoken word will be at least 20 minutes,
NO MAXIMUM TIME LIMIT
please include time for audience response.
Your show needs to be comprised of no more than six members – including crew
Your entire cast/crew need to be at the assigned venue no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of your shows.
How often will you perform?
We anticipate each act will perform at least three, possibly four times during the entire festival with two performance slots likely on Saturday. The Venue will be the same for each performance and the Venue will be assigned by
Hi-DeF Selection Committee.
“Twentynine Palms, California is the home of Joshua Tree National Park headquarters and north entrance, and it is the official Gateway to the new Mojave Trails National Monument. Nestled in the Mojave Desert, its sprawling terrain is scattered with monolithic rocks and sprinkled with wildflowers during the spring season. Its skies are painted with color at dawn and dusk, with night skies bringing an abundance of stars and the stunning Milky Way. Also home to the 29 Palms Marine Base since 1952, this friendly community attracts artists and those seeking wide open spaces where peace and quiet flourish. Stargazing, hiking, rock climbing, wildlife, bird watching, wildflowers, cultural arts, events, food and lodging, desert hospitality and a rich history in 29! . . . It’s the perfect desert getaway.” from the visit 29 website
June is the beginning of the end our heavy tourist season, so you will be able to find accommodations in the form of local hotels and Airbnbs in reasonable price ranges.
checkout visit29.org for all the details
When you are not performing?
When you or your performance group is not performing, your Artist lanyard will give you access to all the other shows during the festival.
We LOVE music....
......and Joshua Tree has a wonderful music community which has many venues, open mics and festivals at which musicians can perform. And now the Hi-DeF Fringe is happy to be joining these venues as a supporting organization for musical artists in the Hi-Desert.
That said, we are looking forward to hosting our second annual open circle on Saturday night for guitarists and vocalists with guitars.
Stay tuned for details!
WHAT ARE THE COSTS AND APPLICATION PROCESS
$25 for new applicants
If you performed in the 2019 Fringe, you DO NOT have pay an application fee, BUT you still need to fill out the application
Due via Paypal/Credit Card with your completed application
Applications without the fee will not be considered
Application fee is non-refundable
$100 for Hi Desert residents (due to a generous patron)
$150 for residents of the rest of the world
(Don’t Panic!!!! See UNBUTTONED below.)
Due upon acceptance to the Fringe
Production fee is non-refundable
A percentage of the net profit of the festival will be divided among each performance group.
Hi-DeF STILL UNBUTTONED!!!!
Yes, that's right, we are still unbuttoned - for those FRINGE familiar, you know that many festivals sell a 'button' which gives one entrance to the event. The button a runs about anywhere from $6 to $10.
Then, one decides which shows to see and purchases tickets to EACH of those shows individually.
Those tickets run from $7 to $15 per show.
Hi-DeF will beUNBUTTONED...
Meaning that we are offering an all-access pass for the entire weekend, yeah!
(or other packages if one can't be there all three days)
which, in turn, will allow one to see as MANY of the performances as one can!!
Perhaps even ALL of them
Perhaps all of them Twice!!!
OH and the Parties, yeah, they are included with your UNBUTTONED ticket purchase!!
NO button and NO single ticket pricing......
Ready to sign up?
Go to the application page, beginning Feb 15, 2020, and complete the application
you may print out the application and send it with your application fee to:
Hi-DeF Festival c/o Project Sheba PO Box 1080 Joshua Tree CA 92252
The NON-REFUNDABLE $25 application fee is due at the time your application is submitted. PAYABLE via Paypal or Credit Card OR if mailing, check payable to Project Sheba, PO Box 1080, JT CA 92252
Not adhering to the guidelines provided in this document will be cause for non-payment of Artists Profit Sharing and possible loss of performance.