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HFF16 Fringe Scholarships


At the Fringe we are dedicated to providing platforms for unique and underserved artists. We are proud to announce our newest initiative: Fringe ScholarshipsWe are offering free registration to five participants who meet the scholarship criteria.

We are looking for 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
  • Enrich audience experience through the presentation of unique, underrepresented themes and/or narratives

A special committee will select the recipients. To apply for the Fringe Scholarship, fill out the online application found here by May 11.

This scholarship is partially funded through a grant from the California Community Foundation.

Help Us Pick the HFF16 Prom Theme


Participant Angela Sauer at the 2014 B.C. Prom // Photo: FringeTV

Ever dream about re-doing your prom, but with a way better theme and adults instead of teenagers? It’s time for you to make that dream come to life! This year’s Fringe prom theme is going to be picked by YOUNow through May 2nd you can nominate anything off the top of your head to become a real live prom theme!
Hit us with your best: Under the Sea? Happily Ever After? Apocalypse Now? Bring it on!

Here’s how to nominate your theme: Tweet @hollywoodfringe #hff16 #hffprom with your ideas and get your friends to like/RT it! The themes with the most engagement (plus a few staff favorites) will be compiled as a survey to be voted on starting May 3rd. The winner will then be announced on May 11th (since voting ends 5/10). 



Greetings, Fringers!

For those shows including Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) members, there are three codes/agreements that apply to 2016 Fringe productions. Please read the following for some guidelines:

There are three codes/agreements that apply to 2016 Fringe productions:

If you want to include a union actor in your project, you need to prepare the relevant paperwork and submit to AEA for approval ASAP.

You can contact AEA directly with your questions by emailing: [email protected]

I hope this clears up some of those questions you have. 


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Sponsor a Fringe Award


The Vagrancy presented The Duende Distinction Award to Emily & Elizabeth Hinkler in 2015 // Photo: FringeTV

On the last day of the festival (June 26th) we host our Award Ceremony and Closing Night Party. We hand out two types of awards: the Community Awards (top shows by category and also the all-around “Top of the Fringe” award), which are determined by votes from Fringers; and Sponsored Awards, which are awarded by organizations outside of the Fringe. Check out last year’s award winners here. In order to sponsor an award, you must meet a number of requirements, including the following:

  • Naming requirements (no fringe-specific superlatives)
  • Requirement to provide a physical award to the winner at the Fringe Award Ceremony
  • Details on eligibility and how the winner will be selected
  • You may present ONE award (if presenting to multiple awardees, they must all be called to the stage at the same time).
  • Presenting organization must be incorporated 

And perhaps most importantly, Sponsored Award applications must be submitted by May 1st. Check out the full list of requirements and a link to the proposal form here.

HFF16 Fringe Hot Spot Program


Communications Director Stacy Jones Hill & FringeTV Director Bex Frankeberger hanging out at Eat This, one of our favorite Hot Spots // Photo: FringeTV

If you have a business located in the Hollywood area, consider participating in our Hot Spot program. Businesses involved in this program are able to gain access to Festival participants through discounts and special offers. The benefits of being a Hot Spot include social media mentions to Hollywood Fringe’s 2K+ Twitter followers and 8K+ Facebook followers. You will also be included on the Fringe website and in the Fringe guide.

Click here to see a list of the 2015 Festival Hot Spots. Have questions about this special program please contact Sponsorship Manager, Lois Neville at [email protected]

Hollywood True Confession

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Amy Snowden at her best ...A gripping account of a personal journey from the backwaters of Louisiana Bayou Country to the corner of Hollywood & Sunset Blvd. It will captivate your imagination and hold you spellbound... a tellall of life on the edge

"Cowboy Mouth"

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"COWBOY MOUTH" by Sam Shepard & Patti Smith One Act / 1HR /*18 yrs+ Starring: Cait Mathis & Trevor Downie Directed By: Erika Ackerman FRI/SAT/SUN June 3 - June 26 2016 @ The New Collective LA 6440 Santa Monica Blvd. LA CA 90038

Sticky Fingers

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Join nine women, ages 16 to 76, including the most famous Hollywood shoplifter of all time, as they share their humorous and heartbreaking true stories about stealing from major retail stores. At the COMPLEX (Dorie Theater)


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Two trailer trash vampires get an unexpected guest in this whirlwind farce about hillbillies, Native American truckers, Mexican drug dealers, the Virgin Mary, and the absurdity of judging by appearances. Lounge #2 6/4, 6/9, 6/17, 6/22 & 6/25. Tix $10