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2016 Town Hall & Workshop Series


The first ever Fringe Town Hall before the 2010 festival // Photo: FringeTV

If you are considering taking part in the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival, we urge you to participate in our Town Hall & Workshop series (especially if this is your first HFF). 
The Town Halls, led by Festival Director Ben Hill, cover everything you need to know to produce a successful Fringe show; the Workshops are peer-led specialized discussions to help you navigate the festival. We’ll have informal social mixers following each of these events. 
For those that can’t attend the meetings in person, the events will be recorded and posted on the FringeTV YouTube Channel


tagged under venues · tech · marketing · workshops · town halls

Fringe Website Redesign Contest


Our current web developer (also the Festival Director) Ben Hill // Photo: FringeTV

We’ve decided to turn to our great community to help us redesign our website (specifically the home page, the venue page and the project page).

The winner will be awarded $1,899 (minus the commission taken by 99Designs).

The qualifying round of the contest is officially open as of the publishing of this post and will close this Tuesday, December 8th at 1pm.

Please check the contest page for all the guidelines and spread the word to any of your design friends! To enter, set up a (free) profile on

2016 Hollywood Fringe Staff Openings


We are seeking two individuals to join our awesome team!

We’re excited to announce that we are once again looking for additional team members for the Hollywood Fringe staff. We are now seeking motivated and dedicated individuals to fill the positions of Outreach Coordinator & Publicity Manager.

Qualified candidates should have prior experience (or similar skills), and excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills. Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter describing why you would like to be a part of the Fringe team to our Volunteer Director, Stina Pederson ([email protected]). An honorarium will be provided each Fringe season. Deadline to apply is December 14th. If you have any questions, please feel free to email support

Outreach Coordinator Job Description


  • The qualified individual is organized, focused, positive, outgoing, strategic and empathetic.
  • Should have high energy and a flexible schedule.
  • Knowledge of social media, Google Drive, Slack, Excel, and ZenDesk a plus.


  • The Outreach Coordinator will support the Outreach Director in efforts to expand and diversify Hollywood Fringe Festival’s program, focusing specifically on community events serving the current body of Fringe participants and audience.

  • Develop both new and pre-established outreach initiatives.

  • Maintain communication with a network of arts industry contacts (including other non-profit arts organizations, community festivals, and more) with the goal of finding opportunities to collaborate and integrate programming.

  • Expand accessibility for local Hollywood residents, including increased bilingual programming, flexible scheduling and pricing, and more.

  • Assist Fringe staff with all events, including pre-Festival workshops, Town Halls, and Office Hours, as well as Festival events like Fringe Prom, Runway, and Opening and Closing Parties.

What to Expect

  • A fast-paced, collaborative work environment.

  • A high level of contact with Senior Staff, especially the Outreach Director.

  • Potential to become a solid fixture of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Senior Staff.
Publicity Manager Job Description

  • Demonstrable experience in publicity & press relations (Candidate must have experience pitching and/or writing press releases)
  • Interest in newsletter marketing (we have a newsletter subscribership of over 16,000 people). Prior experience with a large newsletter list a plus.
  • Interest in social media marketing. Prior experience a plus.
  • Candidate should be proficient in basic computer skills (Bonus points for experience with Google Drive, MailChimp or Slack)
  • Available to work 5-10 hours/week in the off-season (July through December), 10-20 hours per week during pre-season (January through March), 20-30 hours per week during Festival season (April through June).
  • Desire to work in the Fringe environment: we are a young non-profit arts organization centered around an annual festival.
  • Ideally, the candidate will be an imaginative, confident and flexible team player!
  • The Publicity Manager will directly assist the Communications Director by running the publicity department for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
  • Draft plans, an Editorial Calendar, press releases and weekly newsletters.
  • Maintain the Fringe Press List by researching new contacts, removing old contacts and building relationships with existing contacts.
  • Secure news coverage for the Hollywood Fringe Festival as well as year-round initiatives (workshops, Town Halls, deadlines, etc).
  • Assist with Social Media and other special projects
What to Expect
  • A fast-paced, collaborative work environment.
  • A workplace for self-starters (most work will be done from home except for June when some work in Hollywood will be required).
  • A high level of contact with Senior Staff, especially the Communications Director.
  • Potential to become a solid fixture of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Senior Staff.

HFF16 Creative Workshop Series Announced


Attendees of a 2015 Town Hall at The Dragonfly // Photo: FringeTV

The Creative Workshops have passed—check out recordings of the sessions online.*

We are so excited to share that we are launching a fall component of our Town Hall & Workshop series focusing on creative development, the writing process and mentorship in the arts. The writers’ workshops are intended for those new to writing for the stage, but even veteran Fringe participants may gain insight from an exploration of another artist’s creative process. These workshops are meant to complement the spring events, which deal mostly with marketing and registration topics. 

A small panel of veteran Fringe writers will share their experiences and answer questions November 16th & 17th at The Dragonfly (6510 Santa Monica Blvd.) at 6:30pm on both days. The November 16th session will focus on solo writing practices; the November 17th session is intended for collaborative writers and devisers. Make sure to RSVP here for the Solo Workshop and here for the Collaborative Workshop in order to ensure a seat. 

Attendees can see the awesomeness of The Dragonfly, the site of last year’s Fringe Central. 

tagged under outreach · fringe · writing · writers · new · workshop · creative

Dates for Hollywood Fringe 2016


The 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival Staff // Photo: FringeTV

Dates for the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival were formally announced this week.

The seventh annual festival will take place June 9th-26th after a week of Previews taking place June 2nd-7th and an Opening Night Party on June 8th. Registration for the festival opens February 1st—create a project today!

tagged under Announcement · festival · 2016 · hff16 · dates

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