Fringe Festival 2020 — Applications Open

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.

Now accepting applications

The festival is open to anyone keen to try out their directing skills without having to put on a full-length production. We welcome directors of all experience levels.

Applications for directors are now open. The application deadline is Sunday, February 9, 2020.

Guidelines for play choice

  • One-act play (all genres accepted)
  • Strict time limit of 30 minutes
  • Small cast size — under 4 is ideal
  • Minimal set, props, tech, etc.

If you would like to apply to direct a show, please first read the Information Sheet and then fill out the Application.

If you have any questions, please contact the organisers at

Important dates for directors

  • Info session: March 1. All directors required.
  • Auditions: PENDING.
  • Weekend workshop: April 18 & 19. You will be assigned a time slot on one of the workshop days.
  • Get in: May 13. All directors required to load-in and help set up the theatre.
  • Performances: May 14 – 16. You will be assigned one performance time, including time for tech/dress rehearsal on the same day of your performance. You and your cast must be available during the day of your performance (starting from noon).
  • Get out: May 17. All directors 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.

Auditions for Actors

Please check back in early 2020 for more information on auditions.