The 29th Annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival

Chicago’s Longest Running Fringe Festival

Starting in January 2018 – Get your application in today!

Chicago’s longest running fringe festival lands at the Prop Thtr in January, and we are now accepting your adventurous submissions and proposals. Individual artists, performers, companies, playwrights, directors... all are welcome! First organized nearly 30 years years ago in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, the Rhino is unique among national fringe festivals in that artists are never charged a fee to participate, and each year our programs are individually curated rather than selected on a lottery basis.

Start the application process by downloading the Rhinofest artist proposal form, then return your completed application no later than October 1, 2017.

Download the artist proposal form