Hello! My name is Lois Neville. I’m a Seattle bred, musical theatre-loving gal who would sing and dance my way through this life if I could. With the Hollywood Fringe Festival I have found a community who not only allows me to be my truest self but will add in the harmonies!
I was first introduced to The Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2010. I was asked by my friend Bryan (of Bryan’s Bar, the infamous Fringe Central bar) to put on a bright orange unitard and play a Fringe Freak in one of the first original FringeTV productions “A Family Affair”. I had no idea at the time that a simple favor for a friend would make such a wonderful impact on my life for years to come. The lesson? When your friend calls you up and says, ”We need someone who looks like a 10 year old boy and thought you’d be perfect… Will you put on a unitard and shoot a short commercial with us?”, you save the issue with the comparison for a later date and you say “Yes!”.
Saying “yes” has remained the theme throughout my time with Fringe. In 2011, I was asked if I wanted to bartend during the festival, said “yes” and June quickly became my favorite time of the year. I got to work and play with the most amazing community of artists, be immersed in theatre, and feel part of something I truly believed in. Yes, please!
In 2015, I was asked if I wanted to take on a little more responsibility. I (of course) said “yes” and took on the role of Sponsorship Coordinator. I started coordinating Hot Spots, Food Trucks, and Drink Sponsorships.
This year I have taken on the role of Sponsorship Director. I get to spend my days talking about the wonderful Hollywood Fringe Festival to equally enthusiastic sponsors and partners.
I deeply love being a part of this magical festival. I get to work with the most amazing humans on the planet and be surrounded by the most supportive, creative and talented community of artists in the world. If you think I’m kidding, come see for yourself. All are welcome! Just say “yes” and come experience The Hollywood Fringe Festival for yourself. I dare you.
Where will the Fringe take YOU?
Fringe season has officially begun!
Tickets are now on sale for the 8th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival, happening June 8-25.
L.A.’s largest celebration of the performing arts is bigger than ever!
There are currently 375 shows and workshops registered for this year’s festival – a significant increase from last year’s 300 – and we’re expecting even more by the end of June. This means that we’ll have well over 2,000 performances for you to choose from.
Get your Fringe Button and save $1 on all ticket purchases! The Fringe Button also gets you access to all Fringe-run events (like the Opening Night Party & Fringe Prom), discounts and special offers at Fringe Central and Fringe Hot Spots around town June 1st-25th. Plus, the button is only $5. Click here for details.
We also have a new online scheduling tool that will help you streamline your festival experience. By visiting hollywoodfringe.org/scheduler, you can sort through productions participating in this year’s festival, reference a list of favorites, and buy a full lineup of tickets in one click. For more about the new scheduler, check out this support article.
To purchase tickets, visit www.hollywoodfringe.org/discover and search for shows by time, venue, category, or tag. The full schedule can also be viewed here.
We have partnered with the City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival to offer select participant shows with LGBTQ-themes complimentary Festival registration, courtesy of a scholarship received from the City of West Hollywood. We are excited to announce that the winners are:
- BRAVO 25: YOUR A.I. THERAPIST WILL SEE YOU NOW
- DEAD BOYS
- DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD
- RONNIE BRIXTON – BEST OF BRITISH BOXING
- SEX ANYONE
- THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF DRAG IN A FEW MO-MO
- UPSTAIRS – A MUSICAL TRAGEDY
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is proud to support the LGBTQ community and congratulates this year’s winners!
For more information, including a list of participating venues, please visit www.hollywoodfringe.org/weho_2017.
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Hollywood Fringe Festival will present “LA Theater Scene and Paths Towards Success”, a panel about theater presenting in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 24, at 3:00 p.m. at Sacred Fools Theater – Main Stage, located at 1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
This special event is free and open to the public and features some of Los Angeles’ leading theater presenters as they discuss how theater presenting works in the city and how they choose theater projects. The panel will also identify the trends in national and international theater, and provide ideas on how to amplify the local theater community.
“The Department of Cultural Affairs is excited to be co-presenting this panel exploring how LA’s theater and presenting communities can work together to provide support to our home-grown artists,” said DCA General Manager Danielle Brazell. “LA has a world-class, entrepreneurial creative community, and this forum will help guide and shape our collective success at presenting quality work to as many residents and visitors to LA as possible.”
“LA Theater Scene and Paths Towards Success” was created to welcome Los Angeles presenters into the Fringe community, showcase local theater, and explore the Fringe theater community’s place on the global stage. The goal of the panel discussion is not only to educate and inform, but also to foster fruitful relationships that will enable small and independent productions to confidently grow and take projects into the future.
“We are very enthusiastic to partner with DCA in this manner because we believe in the power of the theater community in Los Angeles,” said Hollywood Fringe Festival Director Ben Hill. “This panel will certainly help to foster relations between Fringe producers and high-profile theater presenters, and it will also set the stage for further discussion about collaboration, growth, and viability of Los Angeles theater on a global scale.”
The panel, moderated by Ben Johnson, DCA’s Performing Arts Division Director, includes:
Paul Crewes, Artistic Director, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Carolyn Elliot, Director of Programming, The Broad Stage
Ben Hill, Festival Director, Hollywood Fringe
Andy Horwitz, Director of Program, Skirball Cultural Center
Allen Moon, Director of Touring & Artist Management at David Lieberman Artist’s Representatives and Artistic Director of Santa Ana Sites
Selene Santiago, Programming Director, Encuentro de las Americas Festival, Latino Theater Company
Tickets for this event are free and open to the public. Ticket reservations will open on May 1.
To reserve your space, please visit http://hff17.com/4688.
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