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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

2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival Stats


Festival Director Ben Hill in front of the 2015 Award Ceremony Crowd at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre // Photo: Matt Kamimura

We’re proud to say that the Hollywood Fringe Festival continues to grow! Some facts about the sixth annual Hollywood Fringe Festival:

  • We sold at least 50,000 tickets this year, a 10% growth over last year.
  • Since our inaugural festival in 2010, ticket sales have increased 300%.
  • The festival sold an estimated $400,000 in tickets this year. The central Fringe organization doesn’t this money— all $400,000 has been returned to Fringe artists and venues.
  • 285 productions participated in this year’s event, mounting nearly 1,500 performances at 39 spaces throughout Hollywood.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s festival! 

2015 Hollywood Fringe Award Winners


Festival Director Ben Hill in front of the 2015 Fringe Award Ceremony Crowd. Photo by Matt Kamimura

Here’s a list of this year’s Award Winners— announced just moments ago at the 2015 Award Ceremony! Thank you all for coming and congratulations to the winners!

Fringe Freaks (Community-Voted Awards):

  • Top of the Fringe: Shakespeare’s Last Night Out (Or What? You, Will?)
  • Fringe First (World Premiere): Alien vs. Musical
  • The International Award: Loves Labours Won
  • Best in Ensemble Theatre: Cookie & The Monster
  • Best in Solo Performance: Shakespeare’s Last Night Out (Or What? You, Will?)
  • Best in Comedy: The Poe Show
  • Best in Musicals & Operas: King of Kong: A Musical Parody
  • Best in Dance & Physical Theatre: Four Clowns Presents The Halfwits’ Last Hurrah
  • Best in Cabaret & Variety: Thenardier’s Inn- A Les Miserables Cabaret

Sponsored Awards:

  • A Little New Music Award for Outstanding Songwriting: TIE: Alien vs. Musical & King of Kong
  • Bitter Lemons Outrageous Award for Theater (BLOAT): La la la Strada
  • DOMA Theatre Co. New Musical Award: Adam & Eve… and Steve
  • Lumpy-Cramp© Fringe Spirit Freshman Award: TIE: Getting to Know You & Hippopotamoidea
  • O Face Award for Orgasmic Achievement: Elizabeth Godley as Nimrod in Four Clowns Presets the Halfwits’ Last Hurrah (Most Orgasmic Performance); Lindsay Kerns & Mason Flink for Max & Elsa: No Music. No Children (Most Orgasmic Writing); The Knock Shop (Most Orgasmic Performance)
  • The DUENDE Distinction: Emily and Elizabeth Hinkler for Acting in My Sister
  • The Ezra Buzzington Spirit of the Fringe Award: FEMALE PERFORMANCE: Jessica Pohly – Jason & (Medea); MALE PERFORMANCE: Jim Hanna – The 7th Annual One-Man Show World Championships; WRITING: Gus Krieger – Breaking Bard; DIRECTING: Richard Embardo – Tiananmen Annie; PRODUCTION: Tiananmen Annie
  • The Inkwell Playwright’s Promise Award: Mason Flink & Lindsay Kerns for “MAX & ELSA: NO MUSIC. NO CHILDREN.” 
  • The Octavio Carlin Award for Excellence in Costume Design: TIE: Four Clowns Presents The Halfwits’ Last Hurrah & Shakespeare(ish)
  • The Oddbird Award for Premiere Musicals: Shakespeare’s Last Night Out (Or What? You, Will?)
  • The Robot Teammate Woulda Coulda Shoulda Award: The Video Games
  • The Unleashed Award: UNLEASHED PERFORMANCE: Darin Toonder (The 7th Annual One-Man Show World Championships); UNLEASHED PRODUCTION: 8:03
  • Trailer Park Award (TPA): Hamlet-Mobile
  • LA FPI’s 2015 “Most Wanted” List (Venues with 50% or more shows by women playwrights): Actors Company, Art of Acting Studio, Complex Theatres, Hollywood Dance Center, Hudson Theatres, i.O. West, Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, The Barn, Theatre of NOTE, Underground Theatre

The Encore! Producer’s Awards:

  • Theatre Asylum: Alien vs. Musical, Breaking Bard, Hard Sexy Serious Love Conversations, Jason & (Medea), King Dick, King of Kong: A Musical Parody, MAX & ELSA: NO MUSIC. NO CHILDREN, Mudd the Magnificent: Magic & Mayhem, My Sister, Nigerian Spam Scam Scam, Orson Welles & Scatman Crothers in “A HOLLYWOOD ENDING”, Sleeping Around, Snack, The Snail, STARF*CKING, SUICIDE NOTES: In Their Own Words, The 7th Annual One-Man Show World Championships, The Legend of Bobby Darin : An Unauthorized Autobiography, THE POE SHOW, Unemployed. Finally.
  • The Bootleg Theatre: 8:30, Dead Dog’s Bone; House of Rabbits: Charivari in Voyeurville; Lady into Fox
  • The Complex: Nell Gwynne: A Dramatick Essaye on Acting and Prostitution; No Traveler: A Comedy About Suicide; Love Labours Won; Daughter of an Alien; Catalyst; Smile, Baby; Fish Out of Whiskey; Might As Well Live; The Blonde and…; Zip Ties; Romeo and Juliet: An ASL Love Story; The Cellar; Thumb Wars; I Died…I Came Back…Whatever; Bright Swords; Why Water Falls
  • The Hudson: Dating: Adults Embracing Failure
  • The Lounge: Merely Players, Pocket Universe, The Last Known Recording of the Lovely Lenore Sisters, Stupid Songs!!, Fifty Shades of Shrew
  • Three Clubs: Thenardier’s Inn- A Les Miserables Cabaret; The Knock Shop; Fugitive Songs; Shakespeare’s Last Night Out (Or What? You, Will?); The Load-In
  • Actors Company: Assistants: The Musical; The Video Games; Taming of the Shrew – An Exploration of Gender Expression; Mirror, Mirror the Musical; Only the Moon Howls

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