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This scholarship is partially funded through a grant from the California Community Foundation. Special thanks to our committee members: Chris Farah, Les Kurkendaal, and Elisa Noemí.
Please come celebrate this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival at the following special events!
Opening Night Party at Fringe Central (6510 Santa Monica Blvd.)
June 8th at 7pm
The biggest event of the Fringe season. Entrance requires a $5 Fringe Button ($3 for participants). Skip the line by buying a button online. Buttons will also be available for purchase at the door. http://hff16.org/3692
Fringe Runway at Fringe Central (6510 Santa Monica Blvd.)
June 15th at 9pm
This showcase for Fringe fashion will feature costumes from this year’s festival. To apply, email [email protected] before 5pm on Monday, June 13. Please include “CATWALK” in the subject line and the following in the body: contact name, contact phone number, name of designer, show title and number of costumes you’d like to showcase. http://hff16.org/3905
Fringe Prom: Purple Rain at Fringe Central (6510 Santa Monica Blvd.)
June 22nd at 8pm
This year’s Fringe prom theme, chosen by the #hff16 community, is Purple Rain. Adorn yourself in your finest purple, lavender, violet, and indigo shades for a night inspired by the artist Prince. Purple not your favorite color? The iconic film was released in 1984, when New Wave 80s fashion was at its most ruffled glory. Watch this space (and the tag #hffprom on Twitter and Instagram) for costume ideas! http://hff16.org/3904
Fringe Rocks at Fringe Central (6510 Santa Monica Blvd.)
June 24th at 10pm
Fringe Rocks is back! Don your wickedest threads or dress up as your favorite rock star for this Live-Band Karaoke night, featuring The Moon Units. Karaoke will be first-come, first-served, with more than 200 songs to choose from. Come punk, come metal, come as you are… just come ready to rock! http://hff16.org/3908
Award Ceremony at The Ricardo Montalban Theatre (1615 Vine St.)
June 26th at 6:30pm
Join us for a celebration of all that’s excelled in the festival as the nominees march down the red carpet on a path to Fringe glory. Doors at 6pm. All ages welcome. http://hff16.org/3906
Closing Night Party at Fringe Central (6510 Santa Monica Blvd.)
June 26th at 8pm
Join us at Fringe Central to toast the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival at the official #hff16 Closing Night Party. This celebration will begin directly after the Awards Ceremony and will last well into the night, until all our tears are dry and our cups are empty. This event is open to Fringe participants, festival friends, family, audience, and supporters! http://hff16.org/3907
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is proud to announce that it has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant of $10,000 to support the Fringe Scholarships program. This grant stems from more than $82 million approved by NEA Chairman Jane Chu to fund local arts projects and partnerships. The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields.
“Hollywood Fringe began only seven years ago and has grown into a festival reaching tens of thousands of people,” says Festival Director Ben Hill. “This funding allows us to sustain that growth by supporting artists and programming that is diverse, inclusive, and relevant to the local community. We are truly honored to have been selected as a recipient."
The Fringe Scholarships program strives to provide a platform for artists to exhibit the most diverse and cutting-edge points-of-view, by offering unique and underserved artists scholarships to participate in the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Scholarships will be awarded to artists whose festival participation will increase festival attendance and participation by local Hollywood residents, increase arts participation of ethnically diverse and/or low-income artists, and enrich audience experience through the presentation of unique, underrepresented themes and/or narratives.
“The arts are all around us, enhancing our lives in ways both subtle and obvious, expected and unexpected,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Supporting projects like the one from Hollywood Fringe Festival offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”
The final list of Sponsored Awards being presented at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival is now available at www.hollywoodfringe.org/promote/awards.
To be considered for these awards, you will need to contact the presenting organizations. Each award has unique requirements and considerations—make sure to check out which ones apply to your show!
To see a list of winners from last year’s Fringe Festival, check out this blog post.
See all the Rules for Applying to Fringe Cabaret & the Application Form here.
Fringe Cabaret books fun acts that include variety, magic, dance, music, comedic dialogue, and general silliness. HFF16 registered shows get priority booking, but we also feature guest variety artists who would like to share their talents. Hard-hitting dramatic material is not the best to present on the Cabaret Stage, however, you can still promote your show through us by donating free show tickets or swag to be raffled off during Cabaret performances. To arrange a donation, contact [email protected]. PLUS! This season we are thrilled to be partnering with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School to present live model figure drawing featuring cast members from HFF16 registered shows!
Location: Fringe Central, The Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
Performances: June 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 23
Live Figure Modeling presented by Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: June 19, 21
Dark on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Time: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat – 8pm; Sun – 7pm
Durations: Cabaret ~ 60 min/ Dr. Sketchy’s ~ 120 min
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival runaway smash hit! Welcoming people of all abilities, this two-woman show weaves together comedy, puppetry, and incredible tics. "Like the best comedy, it makes you look at the world in a different way."—The Independent
Don't miss! Only Three performances!! Leila and Sue Anne work together, laugh together and rival each other in their pursuits of love and careers. Three rounds, no good decisions! For information on other tourstops: Www.yourmothersvjj.com
A classical theater actor shares his repertoire of sonnets & verses with the poignant theme of time; literary works from the ancient past to now. Coalesce theatrical storytelling, music, video & movement for an intimate experience. At Hudson Guild
The Lamprey is having trouble with her husband at home, her partner was just murdered, she's suspended, Internal Affairs is riding her butt and a homicidal killer is gunning for her. This might just be the best day of her life!
Blood. Hipsters. Chekhov. 2 plays by G.D. Kimble - an affluent couple discovers a landscape of magical manifest destiny: the inner city and we discover Chekhov's 3 sisters in a morphine and vodka fueled epilogue where everything is going to change.