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Today we were happy to announce that the next Hollywood Fringe Festival will be a week longer than the three previous events. The fourth annual festival will take place June 13th-30th after a week of Previews taking place June 6th-11th. The festival is already one of the largest uncensored performing arts festivals in the country, and we hope that extending the length will expand opportunities for both artists and audience members. Together, we sold 25,000 tickets in 2012, giving back all $200,000 to participating artists and venues. We want to make those numbers even bigger.

Today we also announced the first of a series of Town Halls meant to assist venues, participants and other community members prepare for Hollywood Fringe 2013. The first Town Hall will focus on the Registration process and will be held on January 17th at 7:00pm at Theatre Asylum. Don’t worry, if you can’t attend, you can still learn all sorts of stuff by listening to recordings that will be posted here on the Hollywood Fringe blog.

Feel like Fringe is a long lost memory? It’s not! Registration opens on Feb. 1st, which means this is the perfect time to start whipping up your production ideas for the 2013 festival. Take the first step toward registration and create a project! Read more about the registration process here.

Ben Hill, Festival Director, on the extended festival dates:
“Since 2010, we’ve made it our mission to include all types of artists and arts supporters, adopting a ‘come-one-come-all’ mentality meant to unite us in our endeavors to create. A very special community has emerged, one that encourages and cherishes the work of others. This supportive community is part of the reason our attendance has increased dramatically from year to year. By adding an additional week for Fringe 2013, we hope that we can provide a wider range of entertainment for audiences while also welcoming more producing groups into our already-diverse pool of performing artists.”

Key Dates for 2013:
February 1st- Registration Open
April 1st- Registration Deadline for Guide Inclusion
June 6th-11th- Fringe Previews
June 12th- Fringe Opening Night Gala
June 13th-30th- 4th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 30th- Fringe Award Ceremony & Closing Night Party

Want more information? Contact the festival at [email protected].

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Tiananmen Annie

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TIANANMEN ANNIE is a comedic and heartfelt coming of age story about finding your Chinese soul while getting swept up in a revolution. It is Ann's true story of living in Beijing as a student in 1988-1989, and working for CNN during the Tiananmen Square Uprising. Told through the voices of the people that shaped Ann's year including one of the hunger strikers and an old-woman with bound feet, Ann weaves a story of hope and loss against a background of China on the brink of change.

The Desperate Yogi

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A yoga instructor with HIV travels to India to reconnect with his practice and possibly find an ancient, mystical cure to eliminate the virus from his system. Instead, he gets visited by Hindu gods and goddesses who help him find what he’s really searching for. Tickets are PWYC for all shows!