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 Posted: Sun Dec 27th, 2009 05:10 pm
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Paddy



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Just a few thoughts. As my production company produces a fringe-ish festival, I have a few opinions. UNHINGED is similar to 24:7 in that although it is essentially set up as a Fringe, it isn't quite, and deals more with site-specific theatre...

It is not unusual for Fringe festivals to charge a submission fee. Usually, it's about $15.00. They'll call it a reading fee, or administration fee. £30 is really really high.

We do charge a fee, but not one up front. The fee is for plays that are in the festival. We get the venue, we deal with major advertising, lights, fx...tickets.

So similar, but no admin/reading/submission fee...and the artists get the entire box office.

Usually it is the playwright that sets about orgainizing the production, and creates a production company...but it shouldn't be the playwright that funds the event.

Frogfall, what a great first post. Good to discuss things even when there is a different view, but the conversation is civil.

So...all these words and I'm saying, I don't think you need to charge a fee.

Paddy