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    FronteraFest, Austin’s longest-running and most beloved performance festival returns in 2023 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A unique collaboration between Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks, FronteraFest is celebrating its 28th year, attracting actors, artists, poets, dancers, and performers of all types throughout Texas and beyond.

    The 2023 FronteraFest will include three different components. The Short Fringe (pieces 25 minutes or less) will run the entirety of the festival, January 17 – February 18, taking place five nights per week at Hyde Park Theatre, 511 West 43rd Street. Bring Your Own Venue (B.Y.O.V.) runs January 29 through February 4, at various locations throughout Austin. (Note – there will not be a Long Fringe, nor Mi Casa es Su Teatro component this year.)

    FronteraFest has attracted worldwide recognition and the participation of thousands during its nearly three-decade history. is a synergistic collaboration between two local arts organizations; Hyde Park Theatre, an award-winning professional theatre in Central Austin, and ScriptWorks, a playwright development and service organization with members in Austin, the state and around the country.

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