After celebrating our 20th Annual festival, The Present Theatre Company decided to take a hiatus from producing The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) in 2017 in order to embark upon “The Blank Canvas Project” – a year of strategic planning. This yielded our new three year plan – which we call “FringeNYC 20/20”.

In 2018, FringeNYC will include a BYOV (“Bring Your Own Venue”) component in boroughs other than Manhattan, providing an open access opportunity for additional emerging artists to present their work under the auspices of FringeNYC. These venues can be run as adjudicated, curated, or first come first served / lottery or in whatever way the venues wish!  

Any FringeNYC alumni show (a show that was presented at a prior FringeNYC festival) or any show that is being produced by a FringeNYC alumnus company or ACR) that will be presented at a venue in a borough other than Manhattan during the month of October is welcome to register to participate in FringeNYC as a



You provide:
JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING – the fully produced show, the venue you’ve rented, etc. This is a ticketing and marketing opportunity only, and that’s why it is only available to FringeNYC alumni (who we know have the producing experience to leverage this opportunity). This is a perfect way to remount a show from a prior season, produce a larger show that requires significant physical production, or a site-specific, experiential, installation, and/or devised piece.

GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE – naming The Present Theatre Company, Inc. as an additional insured.

You get:
ALL BOX OFFICE INCOME – ticket income will be paid out to your ONE company or producer.

We provide:
TICKETING – We will do all ticketing for all shows in FringeNYC (be they part of the adjudicated festival in Manhattan or a part of a BYOV). Tickets are sold online or via mobile, and you merely need to scan tickets at the door using an app that is available for iPhone or Android devices.

Perhaps stating the obvious, but we’ll be printing the program guide including listings and images for all shows, and display advertising will be available for purchase, as well. Much more detail about marketing inclusion can be found here.