ADDISON, TX – WaterTower Theatre is now accepting applications for the 2012 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, to be held March 1- 11, 2012. The Out of the Loop Fringe Festival will once again be a ten-day mind-blowing spectacle of shows representing groups from DFW and all over the country performing at 3 different venues at the Addison Theatre Centre. Visit www.watertowertheatre.org for more info and to download the application. The cut-off date for submission of the application is November 15, 2011.
In an effort to increase exposure for participating companies or groups, this year WaterTower will be increasing the amount of performances granted to each participant and will be consequently increasing the stipend amount each group receives. In addition, special attention will be paid to performances of 1 hour or less which will allow the pairing of groups in a single slot. That does not mean longer pieces will be disqualified or discouraged in any way, we just encourage you to consider pieces that are of a length that can be paired as we feel it will make for a more exciting festival overall.
About the Festival
WaterTower Theatre’s highly acclaimed Out of the Loop Fringe Festival returns March 1- 11, 2012. For the past 11 years, WaterTower Theatre's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival has wowed audiences with an exciting and unmatched artistic lineup. Featuring some of the best acts in theatre, music, dance and art from around the region, OOTL continues to bring all three spaces of the Addison Theatre Centre alive with exciting, contemporary work.Loop Passes allow you entry to every Loop performance and are only $65 ($55 for WaterTower Theatre Subscribers). Passes are on now on sale at the WaterTower Theatre box office at 972-450-6232.
About WaterTower Theatre
WaterTower Theatre is celebrating its 16th anniversary with its 2011-2012 season. The Company is one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas. It is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, Dallas/Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,100 subscribers and serves an audience of over 35,000 patrons annually.
WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of The Town of Addison, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. WaterTower Theatre is supported, in part, through the generosity of The 500 Inc., Ackley Financial Group, Inc., Atmos Energy, AT&T Yellow Pages, Liberty Capital Bank, Rainmaker Advertising, Target, The Shubert Foundation, and Media Sponsors WFAA, The Dallas Observer, The Dallas Voice, The Senior Voice, and Addison -- the Magazine of the North Dallas Corridor.
About Terry Martin, Producing Artistic DirectorTerry Martinis WaterTower Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, a position he has held for 13 years.Terry has directed 45 productions for WaterTower Theatre.Some of his directing credits at WTT include Spring Awakening, Our Town, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Man of La Mancha, Humble Boy, The Crucible, Take Me Out, A Country Life (which he adapted from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and which won the 2005 Rabin Award – Best New Play), Cabaret, It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Company, An Inspector Calls, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Laramie Project, You Can't Take It With You, Book of Days, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2002 Rabin Award – Director of a Play), Sweeney Todd (2002 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Desire Under the Elms, Ravenscroft, Rockin’ Christmas Party (2000, 2001), Enter the Guardsman (2001 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Little Shop of Horrors (2000 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical) among others.