Registration Now Open for HFF18

Registration for LA’s largest performing arts festival is now open.

Now is the time to seize the day, to realize your dreams and propel your vision onto the stage. The good news is that you aren’t alone. By your side is a legion of veteran and aspiring fringers, each sharing your grit, hope and ambition. It’s the Fringe community that makes all this possible and that community is behind you!

Check out this video for a registration tutorial.

Complete the three steps of registration by April 1st to be included in this year’s printed guide (if you don’t register by that time you can still take part in the festival and have your project listed at hollywoodfringe.org). Guide ad sales close on April 15th and tickets go on sale on May 1st. 

If you have questions about anything Fringe, check out our support portal filled with advice, information and reference. Or send us your questions at [email protected].With hope, joy and a belief in the endlessly possible, we welcome you to this new season of Fringe. Welcome to HFF18!


The HFF18 Scholarship Winners

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After intense deliberation by our selection committee, we are proud to announce the 2018 Fringe Scholarship winners. Each production reflects Hollywood Fringe’s commitment to expand and diversify the pool of artists producing work at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
 
The Winners of the 2018 Fringe Scholarships are:

Fringe Scholarships provide each recipient with complimentary festival registration, a $550 stipend toward venue and production costs, a Fringe mentor, and marketing and networking opportunities as a member of the Fringe community.


Become a Mentor for the Fringe Scholarship Program

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HFF17 Scholarship Winner Rasika Mathur performing on the Cabaret Stage // Photo: Matt Kamimura

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is accepting applications for Fringe Mentors to support its Fringe Scholarships program. As a Fringe Mentor, you will be paired with a scholarship recipient and will exist as their go-to Fringe friend & confidant.

*Fringe Mentor Applications are due on January 15th, 2018 at 11:59 pm. To apply, please visit our mentor page.

Mentor criteria:

  1. You must have completed at least one Hollywood Fringe Festival
  2. You must be available for a short check-in with your mentee weekly (starting Feb 1) in the weeks leading up to and during the Hollywood Fringe Festival
  3. You must be available for a one-hour pre & post festival meeting (can be in person, Skype, phone call, etc) with your mentee in the first 2 weeks of your partnership and following the 2017 festival
  4. You must also attend events with your mentee. The more help the better! We encourage you to attend as many Town Halls, Workshops & Office Hours as possible.

The two following dates are required:

  • Special pre “Office Hours” Meet-up (Required): May 16, 2018 6:00 pm
  • Fringe Central Meet Up for winners & mentors (Required): Sat, June 9, 2018 3:30 pm
  • Fringe Cabaret (Recommended): Sun, June 10, 2018 8 pm

All Fringe Mentors will receive a quarter page ad in the 2017 Hollywood Fringe guide to promote their own projects.

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2018 Hollywood Fringe Town Hall & Workshop Schedule

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Festival Director Ben Hill leads a HFF17 Town Hall // Photo: Matt Kamimura

If you are considering participating in the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival, we urge you to attend our free 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 specialized discussions featuring Fringe veterans 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.
 
Click the links below to register for each event.

 

A huge thanks to all our venues for hosting these events (and many more) and for being such an important part of Hollywood Fringe and L.A. theatre. 


Kan Mattoo to Succeed Ben Hill as Chairman of the Board

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Kan (second from right) with Fringe staff and volunteers during the HFF17 Opening Night Party // Photo: Matt Kamimura

We’re excited to announce that Kanchan Mattoo will succeed Festival Director Ben Hill as Chairman of the Board. Kan and Ben are both co-founders of the festival and Kan has served for many years on the board. He served as the Fringe Development Director for many years before retiring from staff. 

From Ben: “Kan has been with the organization since its inception and has always been a driver for positive change. I am thrilled to work with him in his new capacity as he continues to develop a board worthy of our mission.” 

In his new position, Kan plans to focus on marketing, fundraising and other opportunities contributing to long-term stability. “Now that Hollywood Fringe has become a staple in the cultural arts of Los Angles,” he said, “my long-term vision is to develop a strong basis of funding to sustain the festival for years to come.”  

The slate of board members for 2017-2018 is listed below.

Kanchan Mattoo, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board
Ben Hill, Co-Founder, Festival Director
Jon Armstrong
Monica Martin
Stacy McKee
Steven Leigh Morris
Dave McKeever, Co-Founder, Producing Director
Matt Wells


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LAST CHRISTMAS

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West Coast premiere of exciting new work by Welsh playwright Matthew Bulgo. Tom is forced to confront the demons of the past in order to save his family's future. "One of the best things on the Fringe." **** The Scotsman

CLOSING NIGHT + MERCHANDISE GIFT

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*FINAL PERFORMANCE ON JUNE 23* RESERVE TICKETS NOW & REDEEM YOUR COMPLIMENTARY T-SHIRT or TANK TOP AFTER THE SHOW! ___100%SWEET ON BETTER-LEMONS! ___"STUNNINGLY GOOD" ___"CHARISMATIC, ECCENTRIC & EMPATHETIC PERFORMANCE"

Combined Artform's PICK OF THE FRINGE

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Fifth smash year! Too many shows and not enough time? Our experienced, independent judges see tons of productions across every genre, then we choose, and present live highlights from, five of the best shows at each Pick of the Fringe performance.

Final two shows! Sat at 7pm, Sun at 3pm

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Who knew that being afraid of tubas would be the most reasonable thing going on these days? Come see us. Share a heartfelt laugh. Let the storytelling push away our fears. Participants PYWC Volunteers are free.