Do events have to be in English?

No, there are no restrictions.

For a start, some art forms such as mime, instrumental music and dance are inherently non-verbal.

Then an Italian opera is going to be in the Italian language. Ditto French, German, Russian, Chinese opera.

We’d love to have indigenous art forms in their native languages.

Finally we aim to be a truly international festival and welcome events in any language their performers wish to present them. That said, we really don’t know how to make the directory friendly for non-English speakers but are prepared to try.

Can I do live drawing or painting?

Sure. How you present it is up to you. Perhaps just show the art as it develops. Perhaps a split screen showing the artist on one side and the art on the other.

Do I have to be visible during my performance?

No. You could provide live audio for a pre-recorded video, or even just do an audio only event.

If you’re doing something like live gaming you would probably prefer to stream the game.

Live drawing? Show the art as it appears.

Can you help me find cast members?

Short answer, no.

Longer answer, we understand our art form, the further you get from that we have increasing difficulty sorting out a good example of a genre from a bad one.

Longest answer, we can’t help much but we would be open to creating some type of “performer looking for event”, “event looking for performer” list and leaving people to it. If you would benefit from one of these lists message us & we’ll see what we can do.

How long can events be?

As long or as short as your like. Time limits are artifacts of physical stages where the venue needs you out so someone else can be on the stage in 30 minutes. The festival is a multiplex with an unlimited number of stages. You’d be limited by the maximum length of your chosen streaming service, but not by us. We also don’t set a minimum length.

Even physical venues are getting flexible. During Auckland Fringe this year one group were running 4 hour shows & either this year or last another performer was running 5 or 10 minute (can’t remember which) one-on-one mini plays to a single audience member.

Can I do live gaming or other sports?

Yes. The festival is unjuried (open access). If you think what you want to do is a performing art we aren’t going to try and second guess you.

You might like to consider if you will benefit from being in this festival. The potential audience we are likely to attract may not be the right audience for sports.

Do I have to be doing something live? Could I do an animation?

Each performance needs to have a live component to distinguish us from pre-recorded video libraries, but it is acceptable to mix live performance with pre-recorded material.

You could (for example) use green screen, aka chroma key, to place yourself live into an animation or you could have a full animation & provide the voice live.

Can you help me find an existing group?

Short answer, no.

Longer answer, we understand our art form, the further you get from that we have increasing difficulty sorting out a good example of a genre from a bad one.

Longest answer, we can’t help much but we would be open to creating some type of “performer looking for event”, “event looking for performer” list and leaving people to it. If you would benefit from one of these lists message us & we’ll see what we can do.

Can I present a work in progress?

As long as you are clear about it in your description, your event can be any performing art form. A work-in-progress such as readings from a partially written novel or book of poetry counts.

May I do something with another person?

Of course. We’re doing a play with 4 people in it. Groups have more than one person. Comedy skits typically have more than one.