The Theatre Crude Fringe Festival is a two-week event in Oklahoma City every fall, showcasing creative and experimental local theatre companies, as well as fantastic visiting theatre companies from across the country (and potentially, the globe). Each will bring their own production, roughly one hour in length, and perform it multiple times over the course of the festival, with multiple companies performing daily.



Fringe is a national and international phenomenon, with festivals happening in every major city across the globe. And what is Fringe?  Fringe performances are one hour or less, low tech, and high on ingenuity.  No restrictions are made as to the nature, style, theme or content.  All performers are welcome, regardless of professional or amateur status.  The result is a festival full of the unexpected.  



Each day of the festival is its own adventure.  Explore as many different genres and styles of performance as possible in a single evening, or over the course of the two weeks.  Experience unique perspectives into everything that theatrical performance has to offer.


It is our hope to provide a balanced and varied festival full of unique perspectives and styles, therefore Theatre Crude Fringe Festival is a juried festival with an application process. We do not look for "the best of the best" but rather "the most passionate of the passionate" from Oklahoma and across the country.

Thank you to all of the artists who applied for and participated in the 2019 Festival.  We had a great inaugural festival.  We look forward to another adventure in the fall of 2020.  Applications for that festival will open in January 2020.  If you'd like to be informed as to when the applications open, please join our mailing list



We are always on the lookout for passionate individuals to help us achieve our goals. Volunteers, social media advocates, local business sponsors - all are necessary for a successful festival. If you or your business are interested in learning more, click the Volunteer button below.

To help make us possible via a donation, click the Donate button below to be taken to our GoFundMe page to make a contribution.  Thank you in advance for your generous support.

Theatre Crude welcomes out-of-town performers from across the nation; we would love for them to stay with local Okies. If you are able to open your home to provide an out-of-town artist a place to stay, click the Host An Artist button and fill out the short form.