FringeTV: We Want You!

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The HFF14 FringeTV Team L-R: James Warfield, Bex Frankeberger, Stacy Jones Hill & Nathaniel Beaver. We'll miss you this year Bex!

FringeTV is back and we want to hear from you! Here are a couple of promotional opportunities we hope you’ll take advantage of.

“Backstage at Fringe 2017” - We want to film a few clips from your live show, and follow you backstage to hear about your experience and what Fringe means to you. Contact us at [email protected] by May 10th (include “Backstage” in the subject line). Slots are very limited.
 
“Participant Lightning Round” - We invite you to join us on Friday, May 12th from 2:30pm – 5:30pm for a Lightning Round of FringeTV interviews. It will be held at Sacred Fools Mainstage (1076 Lillian Way).
 
You will answer 2 questions very, very quickly. Lightning round style! Remember, you will be in a short video with 30 other productions, so make your answers SHORT & SWEET! Make sure to bring your awesome personality and character to the stage for us! You are welcome to wear your costumes and be as animated as you would like.
 
You will answer the following questions:

  1. What is your show about?
  2. What is your favorite line in the show?

No more than four people from your production are allowed in the video. We recommend planing ahead for who will say what, when. And remember: keep it short. If your answers are too long, your show may not make the cut. 


Nathaniel Beaver Takes on FringeTV Director Role

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"Beav" has been helping out with the Hollywood Fringe since our inaugural festival. // Photo: Winston Burris

Who are you?

 

I’m Nathaniel Beaver. Most people call me “Beav”, which is cool by me. I am a fencer, movie buff, director, editor, filmmaker, Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit player, and Greek mythology enthusiast.  Oh, and I am from Indiana, proving that there is more than corn in Indiana. After college, I spent two amazing years traveling and working in beautiful New Zealand, before coming back to the US and moving to LA, where I started my production company, Parry-Riposte Films.

 

How did you get involved with Fringe?

 

I was here at the very beginning: the very first Hollywood Fringe Festival. I was recruited by Bryan Burgess (of Fringe Central’s Bryan’s Bar). I volunteered and handed out fliers on Hollywood Blvd, and I helped wherever I could. It has grown immensely since 2010! I have met some great artists and worked with many great people over the years.

 

What do you do with the Hollywood Fringe Festival?

 

In 2013 I was brought on as the FringeTV Editor. I worked closely with Stacy Jones Hill and James Warfield in cutting together some really funny and creative content. I served as Editor from 2013-2016. This year, I am happy to be a part of the staff once again, this time as FringeTV Director.

 

What is FringeTV?

 

FringeTV is the channel that hosts videos covering the festival. As the festival has grown in scope and popularity over the years, so has FringeTV. Our videos are informative, with topics such as the Fringe button, Fringe Central, How to Vote, and Cabaret, to name a few. We also enjoy showcasing artists and interviewing audience members about their Hollywood Fringe experiences, along with some fun parodies and entertaining videos.  Be sure to stay up to date and subscribe to our channel: www.youtube.com/hollywoodfringe.

 

What are your plans as the new FringeTV Director?

 

I am very excited to be in this position. I am ready to take on the responsibility and the increased workload. I hope to bring a creative eye to this channel, and a new perspective. I will also be serving as Editor, which will really be a lot more work this year, but I like being able to direct and edit, because once I sit down to cut the piece together, I already have a great idea of what I shot and where it all fits together.

 

Any challenges that you expect to face?

 

I think every Fringe is a challenge, whether you are an artist or staff member. June can be quite an intensive month. The challenge for me is to create, shoot, edit episodes and videos on time, along with entertaining our audience. Fringe on!

 


Consider Giving Volunteer Comps or Discounts!

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Make a Fringer smile today. // Fringe Friend Katelyn Schiller at the 2016 Opening Night Party // Photo: Matt Kamimura

Offering discounts or comps to volunteers is a great way to give back to the Fringe community and get butts in the seats of your show. Please email our Volunteer & Front of House Director, Stina Pederson, at [email protected] if you want to be included in the list of shows providing comps or discounts to Fringe volunteers.

Please include the name of your show, your discount code, and what the code provides, (whether the code will provide a comp or a certain dollar amount off). This information will only be shared with Fringe volunteers.


Lois Neville Joins HFF17 Senior Staff as Sponsorship Director

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Congrats to the newest member of our Senior Staff! // Photo: Sam Atkin Photography

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?


Tickets Now On Sale for 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival

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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.


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