Chicago’s Longest Running Fringe Festival
The 30th Annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival
January 18–February 24, 2019
at the Prop Thtr
The 30th Annual Rhinoceros Festival is produced and curated by Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr. The Rhinofest provides production and exhibition opportunities to hundreds of artists, drawing thousands in attendance each year. The longest-running multi-arts fringe festival in Chicago, the Rhino features works in theater and performance from Chicago companies and national artists alike.
First organized 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 by a rotating selection committee composed of Curious and Prop artistic leaders, led by Beau O’Reilly, rather than selected on a lottery basis.