By Heidi Masek email@example.com
• Bring your own venue? New England Fringe Festival included 14 Court St. in Nashua as a venue for its first two years. Heading into its third, the main stage will be Atlantis Playmakers’ theater in Burlington, Mass. (Atlantis is the company behind this Fringe.) However, they are offering a “Bring Your Own Venue” option anywhere in the six New England states, during the festival run of Sept. 21 through Oct. 4. Registration is first-come, first-served starting July 1 and isn’t just open to theater. Music, stand-up, dance, improv and performance art are some of the other options. Productions this year can use up to 120 minutes (you can certainly use a shorter piece) but are disqualified for running over their time slot. New this year, productions get a percentage of ticket sales plus an opportunity to win a cash “Audience Award” or “Producers Award.”
For more details, visit www.NEFringeFestival.com, call 978-667-0550, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• At the Majestic: In other festival news, applications to put a production in the New Hampshire Community Theatre Association Festival are due June 30. That festival runs Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 at the Majestic Theatre in Manchester. Visit www.nhcommunitytheatre.com for the entry form, or e-mail Rob Dionne at email@example.com for details.
• Congrats: Void, by New Hampshire playwright Don Tongue, was the Audience Choice runner up in the 37th Boston Playwrights’ Platform Festival of New Plays in Series B — nine shorts performed nightly from June 18 through June 20 in Boston. New Hampshire’s John Sefel directed, and also tied for the runner up of best director, Playwright’s Choice (www.playwrightsplatform.org).
• (Targeted) jobs: Stimulus funding has made its way to the Henniker Youth Theatre at John Stark Regional High School via The New Hampshire Department of Education (www.NHworks.org). It’s allowing for 12 full-time positions for 18- to 24-year-olds interested in the arts who can work up to 40 hours a week from July 1 to Sept. 30. Some work will be at the Hillcat Summer Theatre in Hillsboro and other performing arts programs. Find out if you are eligible at www.alchemistsworkshop.org, where job descriptions are also posted, or call 428-8202.
• This weekend: The Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, www.palacetheatre.org) features a reading of Room 16, an in-development musical about Watergate, Friday June 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10. On Saturday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m., Aaron Tolson returns to the Palace with dance showcase “Tapped,” including performances from New England Tap Ensemble (www.newenglandtap.com). Tickets cost $27.
Musical revue Girls Night: The Musical visits the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com), Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, June 27, at 3 p.m. Ticket costs range from $29.50 to $49.50.
The National Theatre of London HD Broadcast Series can be seen in New Hampshire on Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m., when Phedre, by Jean Racine in a version by Ted Hughes, is broadcast at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 433-3100, www.themusichall.org). Helen Mirren stars. Ticket costs range from $15 to $27.50.