Fringe 2014 new application

Alberni Valley Fringe Theatre Festival                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

2014 Application Form

Main Stage Productions: plays, film, dance, music, stand-up comedy, performance art, etc


Contact Name:








Postal code______________________________________






Alternate contact name:____________________________________________________




Name of Company:_________________________________________


Show Title:________________________________________________


Author/Playwright/Originator (circle one)   Name:____________________________




Number in cast?_______________________Is this a new work?__________________


Do you have production rights to this show?__________________________________


Note: All shows require permission to perform from the author or playwright. You are responsible for payment of royalty fees, if applicable .SOCAN fees if applicable.

Type of Show: (circle one)


comedy           dance              drama              mime               musical            storytelling

performance art                     poetry             other______________________________






Rating: (check one)


(   )   family (suitable for children)

(   )   general (suitable for all ages)

(   )   parental guidance (limited swearing, violence or mature subject)

(   ) mature audiences (may contain coarse language, violence, sexually explicit)


Additional warning note:______________________________________________


Please briefly describe (on a separate sheet of paper):

What is the show about?

Why should someone come and see it?

Who is in it?


Circle the applicable time slot below


Capitol Theatre (Main Stage)

Running time(less than 50 minutes for cost of $200 for two shows)

One one-hour time slot for a 50 minute or less performance is $125.

1 ½ hour time slots are $150 for one show/ $300 for two shows


Children’s afternoon plays or shows for children $75 (any length)(Main Stage or Bavarian Centre)


Available at the Bavarian Centre only

Storytelling, stand-up, one person shows less than 45 minutes are $75 per show at our second venue (Bavarian Centre)

Bands are $100 per show at the Bavarian Centre (175 seat venue)

15 to 20 minute performance art pieces, slam poetry, singer/songwriters are $50 per show and held at the Bavarian Centre.


All venues are equipped with basic light and sound. Basic lights mean lights up, lights down, spot light and washes.  Additional requirements are the responsibility of the performing company.  All time slots come with an hour to an hour and a half tech – what suits your show.


This application must be submitted with a $100 non-refundable payment by March 14, 2014 for all live performances.  (30 minute shows deposit $50)

Live show production ticket sales:  Tickets are $4-$10 for children’s shows, one man shows $5-$10, one act plays $10-$15, bands $8-$12. q ½ hour shows can charge up to $ 15 only.Performing company takes 100% but Art Matters provides the tickets and box office services.







Make all cheques payable to Art Matters Society and mail to:

                                                            Gwynne Hunt

Artistic Director


3652 15 Avenue, Port Alberni, BCV9Y 5C6


Phone 250-723-7883

Box Office 250-723-3331 matters




Board of Directors:


President                                  David Hunt

Technical Director


Secretary/Treasurer                  Gwynne Hunt

Artistic Director

            Directors: Judith Reeves, Sarah Louise Bunda




June 20, 21, 22 2014


General information and application form


The Alberni Valley Fringe Theatre Festival is an unjuried festival. It is a chance for artists to present new works, remount a production, stage a classic or give expression to a blend of forms and ideas that challenge traditional formats.  

Application forms are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit by Match 14, 2014.

All applications must be in by April 30, 2014 to secure a spot!

However, early applications will be given a spot as soon as they have paid the $100 application.  The earlier the better.


Performances will be scheduled between 7 PM and 10 PM Friday, 1 PM and 10 PM Saturday, Sunday 1 PM to 8 PM Sunday.



 Main stage seating is 220.   All sets must be struck within 10 minutes of the show finish. Each show will be equipped with a technical director responsible for light and sound considerations, and front of house volunteer staff.  Each production company should provide a person to hand out programs and liaison with front of house( but not necessary) However, you must have your own backstage help.

Bavarian Centre is a 175 seat venue with lights and sound included in the venue rental.

This will also serve as a food court/gathering place for performers after hours and pre-show gathering spot.


Box Office:

Art Matters is responsible for box office operations. All Tickets at the Main Artery, 4969 Argyle Street. Fringe Headquarters. Patrons may buy tickets in advance or at the venue. All monies collected will be deposited in the bank and performing companies will be sent a cheque within seven days. A pass is given to all cast and crew from all performing companies to attend any of the shows complimentary. Priority seating is given to ticket holders. There will be a $1 service charge on all tickets that are sold using a debit/credit machine at the Main Artery.


Ticket Prices:

The ticket price is $4-$15 depending on show type and location. A maximum of 10 tickets per production may be allocated by V.V.F.T.F. at no charge to media and festival sponsors. Performing companies may request complimentary tickets for their show only for promotion, sponsors, media, other guests, or for advance sales. 


Performing companies are responsible for the following:

You are responsible for all aspects of your production including special technical and set needs, cast, production personnel, and a stage crew if set-up and takedown is necessary. A stage manager is recommended. If sound or light cues are extensive or complicated, you are required to supply at least one technician. If you require numerous light changes and different coloured spots you may be charged a small fee.  For your convenience you should provide your own person to hand out programs and liaison with front of house.



You are required to promote your own shows, through the use of posters, handbills, advertising, media releases, photographs. Participants should understand that although AVFTF does general publicity each show is responsible for the promotion of their own show.  We do offer a $50 postering program-we will post 50 posters for that cost(various locations around the Island)  or $10 for 12 around town only.


Port Alberni By-Law Note:

Performing companies will be expected to abide by municipal laws and are required to save Art Matters Society and A.V.F. T.F. harmless in case of any violation.

The Festival is not responsible for improper signage, graffiti or garbage left by the individual companies.


























About Gwynne Hunt

I am a writer, activist, producer, director and creative performance artist. My new book Through My Lens is based on newspaper clippings going back to 1928; the stories in-between the clippings are about my mom Gunvor Berglund, my step-dad Ronald Robinson and my DNA father Harold Larsen. How did they come together to make me? Some of the research was shocking, some funny but it left me to define the parts of the story I did not know. a tribute to my three parents. My last book, Unlocking the Tin box is about my journey into trying to find our who I was, who my father was; a complicated con man and a carny. But he was more than that and the journey took me as far as doing DNA tests, digging through his old tin box and an examination of my own life. Published by Silver Bow Publishing, available from the Publisher, Amazon and the Author. Fifteen years ago, the book ‘Rampage; the pathology of an epidemic’ written by me was released at the International Celebration of Women in Abbotsford. The book is my personal journey over six years working on the book and the Memory March (a walk/vigil honouring over 4,000 missing and murdered women and children in Canada). It includes interviews with grassroots' workers she met. There are a lot of individual, concerned people who work to end violence against women. One of those women is Mary Billy, a writer and activist in Squamish. There are interviews, case stories and conversations with family member’s who have lost loved ones. The book is not about how we are going to end the violence but an examination of the problems, concerns and stereotypical thinking that keeps us trapped in a cycle of violence. Included are the names of 4,000 missing and murdered women and children that have been compiled for The List. Other books include bruises & bad haircuts (poetry) and Bob & Boo. (illustrated by my grandkids)
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