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FronteraFest Turns 23

FronteraFest has a been a staple of the Austin theater community for nearly a quarter of a century. As perhaps the premier fringe theater festival in the southwest USA, FronteraFest has given hundreds of artists an opportunity to present their works to an accepting audience.

Producers Ken Webster and Christy Moore have both been with the festival for years, and say that this year, as is the case most years, will feature dozens of performers who are new to the fest along with plenty of returning favorites.

"It's amazing to me," says Moore. "We have new people every year, actually usually more new people than returning people, so we are discovering new groups, new talent all the time."

FronteraFest is underway now and lasts five weeks, taking place in several venues. For a full schedule, consult Hyde Park Theatre's website.

Mike is the production director at KUT, where he’s been working since his days as an English major at the University of Texas. He produces Arts Eclectic, Get Involved, and the Sonic ID project, and also produces videos and cartoons for KUT.org. When pressed to do so, he’ll write short paragraphs about himself in the third person, but usually prefers not to.
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