Fringe Festival 2020

The CTC is proud to present its sixth annual Fringe Festival: a series of one-act plays showcasing up and coming directors, playwrights and actors. This year’s festival will be held at Krudttønden from May 14 – 16, 2020.

As Denmark’s oldest English-language theatrical society, it is part of the CTC’s mission to help develop new directors in our community. The purpose of the Festival is to encourage our international community to experiment within the theatre, produce original works, and provide a hands-on opportunity to put on a show.

For more information, check out our pages for our first, second, third, fourth, and fifth festivals.

Audition Information

There are many parts available for actors of all types and experience levels.

Audition Format
We will have individual auditions for everyone this year. You will be assigned a time slot of approximately 10-15 minutes to come and introduce yourself, hear about the roles available, perform your monologue, and do some cold readings. You will audition in front of a panel of Fringe directors, each casting for their own shows.

What to Prepare
We ask that you prepare a short monologue (1 – 3 minutes). This can be either comedic or dramatic, whichever you prefer. We will then ask you to do some cold readings from one or a few of the Fringe shows this year.

Audition Times & Location
We will be holding auditions on two days. If you are not able to attend either day, you have the option of submitting a video audition.

If you choose to submit a video, please film yourself performing a monologue. You may also submit work from previous productions you have appeared in.

  • Sunday, March 8 from 14:00 – 16:00 at Østerbrohuset
  • Thursday, March 12 from 19:00 – 21:00 at Østerbrohuset
  • Video Interview

Sign up for Auditions
To register, fill out the form audition form. You will be able to either sign up for an audition day or submit a video interview.

If you have any questions, please contact the organisers at

Important Dates for Actors

  • Weekend workshop: April 4 & 5. If you are cast, you will need to be available for the workshop. You will be assigned a one-hour time slot on one of the workshop days.
  • Performances: May 14 – 16. Your show will be assigned one performance time, including time for tech/dress rehearsal on the same day of the performance. You must be available during the day of your performance (starting from noon).
  • Get out: May 17. All members required to remove any remaining set and props, and to help clean up the theatre.

Weekend Workshop

Once again, the CTC is pleased to offer a director’s workshop during the rehearsal process. A professional director will review and offer constructive feedback for all festival shows during a weekend workshop mid-way through the rehearsal process. The goal is to offer our directors and actors helpful critique to continue to develop their shows and increase the overall quality of the festival. This is a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional director here in Copenhagen.


As in previous years, three impartial members of a jury will watch all the final festival performances to determine winners in three categories. We will also poll our audience members to determine a “Best of Fest,” or People’s choice award. All festival shows will be considered for an award.

  1. Best Original Script or Adaptation
  2. Best Director
  3. Best Performance
  4. Best of Fest (People’s Choice)

The awards will be announced during the cast party which takes place on Saturday evening after the final performance. Winners will receive a (non-monetary) prize.