“Titirimundi” International Festival of Puppet Theatre, Segovia; www.titirimundi.com; May 14-18.
Festival de Mérida, Mérida; www.festivaldemerida.es; July 2-Aug 24.
GREC Festival, Barcelona; www.bcn.cat/grec; TBA.
International Classic Theatre Festival of Almagro, Madrid; www.festivaldealmagro.com; TBA.
San Javier International Theatre, Music and Dance Festival, San Javier; www.festivalteatrosanjavier.com; TBA.
Bushfire, Ezulwini Valley; www.bush-fire.com; May 30-Jun 1.
With 100 percent of its profits donated to local orphan and community-development charities, the Bush Fire Festival delights in the positive effects of the creativity of the human spirit. A parade of arts (including music, theatre, poetry, dance and circus performance) fuse together into three days of gleeful expression. The Talking Doors exhibit (pictured) defines Bush Fire’s desire for artistic collaboration by allowing festivalgoers to interact in a structure made out of walls composed of dozens of doors.
Stockholm Fringe Fest, Stockholm; www.stockholmfringe.com; Aug 13-16.
The Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, Goteborg; www.festival.goteborg.se; May 14-20.
Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zürich; www.theaterspektakel.ch; Aug 14-31.
Festival of the Dhow Countries, Zanzibar; www.ziff.or.tz; Jun 14-22.
Bayimba International Festival of the Arts, Jinja; www.bayimba.org; Sep 19-21.
AfroSolo Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA; www.afrosolo.org; TBA.
Artscape, Baltimore, MD; www.artscape.org; Jul 18-20
Bankside Festival, Lenox, MA; www.shakespeare.org; TBA.
Bard SummerScape, Hudson, NY; www.bard.edu/pac/summerscape; Jun 27-Aug 17.
Bay Area Playwrights Festival, San Francisco, CA; www.playwrightsfoundation.org; TBA.
Berkshire Fringe, Great Barrington, MA; www.berkshirefringe.org; Starts Aug 2.
Entering its 10th season, the Berkshire Fringe was founded by three Berkshire natives to bring the theatrical innovation of international fringe festivals to Massachusetts. The festival has presented more than 100 original productions from companies around the globe, including the Wardrobe Ensemble from London. Their upcoming performance of 33 (pictured), described as a tale of friendship, hope and Elvis Presley, is a devised performance piece based on the Chilean mining crisis of 2010, in which 33 miners were trapped underground for 69 days.
Best of PlayGround Festival, San Francisco, CA; www.playground-sf.org; TBA.
Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival, Amherst, VA; www.endstationtheatre.org; May-July
Bodies of Work: Festival of Disability Arts and Culture, Chicago, IL; www.bodiesofworkchicago.org; TBA.
Boulder International Fringe Festival, Boulder, CO; www.boulderfringe.org; Sep 17-28.
Brooklyn Fringe, Brooklyn, NY; www.inbrook.com; Jul 11-20.
Buffalo Infringement Festival, Buffalo, NY; www.infringebuffalo.org; July 24-Aug 3.
Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA; www.bumbershoot.com; Aug 30-Sep 1.
Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, DC; www.capitalfringe.org; July 10-27.
Carlotta Festival of New Plays, New Haven, CT; www.drama.yale.edu/carlotta; TBA.
Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, Chicago, IL; www.cmtf.org; June 5-15
Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Cincinnati, OH; www.cincyfringe.com; May 27-Jun 7.
Dell’Arte Mad River Festival, Blue Lake, CA; www.dellarte.com/mrf; TBA.
Des Voix Festival, San Francisco, CA; desvoixfestival.com; May 1-25
DIVAfest, San Francisco, CA; www.divafest.info; TBA.
Festival of Independent Theatres, Dallas, TX; www.festivalofindependenttheatres.org; July 11-Aug 2
Festival of New American Musicals, Culver City, CA; www.lafestival.org; May-Aug.
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Auburn, NY; www.fingerlakesmtf.com; June 4-Sep 24.
Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, Saint Paul, MN; www.ordway.org/festival; May 27-Jun 1.
Game Play, Brooklyn, NY; www.bricktheater.com; July 11-Aug 3.
GoodWorks Theatre Festival, Atlanta, GA; www.goodactingstudio.com; July 24-Aug 3.
Great Plains Theatre Conference, Omaha, NE; www.mccneb.edu/gptc; May 24-31.
Hollywood Fringe Festival, Hollywood, CA; www.hollywoodfringe.org; June 12-29.
HorseHair Strike Team Maine Fest, Waterville, MA; www.HorsehairStrikeTeam.com; TBA.
IndyFringe, Indianapolis, IN; www.indyfringe.org; Aug 14-24.
International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami, Miami, FL; www.teatroavante.org; Jul 10-Jul 27.
Iowa New Play Festival, Iowa City, IA; www.arts.uiowa.edu; May 4-10.
KC Fringe Festival, Kansas City, MO; www.kcfringe.org; July 17-27
Ko Festival of Performance, Amherst, MA; www.kofest.com; TBA.
Leapfest, Chicago, IL; www.stagelefttheatre.com; June 11-28
Lincoln Center Festival, New York, NY; www.lincolncenterfestival.org; July 7-Aug 16.
Marathon of One Act Plays, New York, NY; www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org; May 18-June 29.
Memphis Children’s Theatre Festival, Memphis, TN; www.voicesofthesouth.org; May 23-24.
Midtown International Theatre Festival, New York, NY; www.midtownfestival.org; July 14-Aug 10.
Minnesota Fringe, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN; www.fringefestival.org; July 30-Aug 10.
Momentum, Pittsburgh, PA; www.citytheatrecompany.org; TBA.
Naked July, Chicago, IL; www.npt2.com; TBA.
New Ground Theatre Festival, Cleveland, OH; www.clevelandplayhouse.com; TBA.
New Works Festival, Dallas, TX; www.kitchendogtheater.org; May 23-June 21.
New Works Festival, Nashville, TN; www.tennesseerep.org; May 7-17.
New York International Fringe Festival, New York, NY; www.fringenyc.org; Aug 8-24.
Northern Writes Festival, Bangor, ME; www.penobscottheatre.org; TBA.
Old Globe Shakespeare Festival, San Diego, CA; www.theoldglobe.org; June 22-Sep 14.
One Theatre World, Cleveland, OH; www.otw2013.org; TBA.
Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, Orlando, FL; www.orlandofringe.org; May 14-27.
Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, Steamboat Springs, CO; www.perry-mansfield.org; TBA.
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, Philadelphia, PA; www.pafringe.com; Sep 5-21.
Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival, Pittsburgh, PA; www.pghkids.org; May 14-18.
Planet Connections Theater Festivity, New York, NY; www.planetconnections.org; TBA.
River to River Festival, New York, NY; www.rivertorivernyc.com; TBA.
Rochester Fringe Festival, Rochester, NY; www.rochesterfringe.com; Sep 18-27.
San Diego Fringe Festival, San Diego, CA; www.sdfringe.org; July 3-13.
San Francisco Fringe Festival, San Francisco, CA; www.sffringe.org; Sep 5-20.
Sandbox One-Act Play Festival, Seattle, WA; www.soapfest.org; June 4-8.
Seattle Outdoor Theater and Shakespeare Festival, Seattle, WA; www.greenstage.org; July 12-13.
Shades of Black Festival, Nashville, TN; www.shadesofblackfestival.com; TBA.
SKETCHBOOK, Chicago, IL; www.collaboraction.org; May 22-June 16
soloNOVA Arts Festival, New York, NY; www.terranovacollective.org; TBA.
SoLow Fest, Philadelphia, PA; solowfest.com; June 19-29
Soundscape, Brooklyn, NY; www.bricktheater.com; TBA.
Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC; www.spoletousa.org; May 23-June 8.
Summer Shorts, New York, NY; www.summershortsfestival.com; TBA.
SummerStage Theater, New York, NY; www.summerstage.org; TBA.
Summerworks, New York, NY; www.clubbedthumb.org; May 30-July 5.
Telluride Playwrights Festival, Telluride, CO; www.playwrightsfestival.org; July 20-27.
Village Theatre Festival of New Musicals, Issaqua, WA; www.villagetheatre.org; Aug 8-10
Everyman Summer Theatre Festival, Cardiff; www.everymanfestival.co.uk; July 4-Aug 2
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