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Festival seeks applications

Planning is underway for the second annual Fringetastic Theatre Festival with a call for submissions of one-act plays for the summer event.

Last year more than 500 people attended the four-day event, seeing theatre shows produced by artists in Nanaimo, Vancouver and as far away as Mexico.

This year’s festival, set for Aug. 16-26 in downtown Nanaimo, will be bigger, said producer Jeremy Banks.

“We want to provide local performers with even more opportunities to connect with the international and national theatre scene and experience innovative new theatre,” Banks said.

Interested companies can submit applications at www.fringetastic.com no later than Feb. 1.

The following day will see entries to the festival picked by lottery.

Fifty per cent of the slots will go to Vancouver Island-based companies, with 25 per cent reserved for national companies and 25 per cent for international applications.

Companies selected to perform present six performances of the show of their choice – unjuried and uncensored.

To enter, or for more information, please visit www.fringetastic.com.

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