THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL BLOG
March 02, 2014 by Ben Hill
Starting this week, and continuing throughout March, participating Fringe venues will be hold walk-throughs on Tuesday evenings according to the following schedule:
Theatre Asylum 4:30pm – 6:45pm
Studio C Artists 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Lounge Theatre 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Complex Theatres 4:00pm – 6:00pm
The Actors Company 4:00pm – 6:00pm
The Lex Theatre 4:00pm – 6:00pm
McCadden Place Theatre 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Schkapf aka Artworks Theatre 6:00pm – 7:00pm
NOTE: Though the venues plan to maintain a consistent schedule, you must contact them directly to RSVP. This is a great way to organize several venue visits in a single evening. Remember, venues not listed here are also willing to show their spaces by appointment; contact venues through the Fringe site or by phone to make arrangements.
The walk-throughs will be followed by an annual Fringe tradition: Office Hours! Please convene at Three Clubs for an informal gathering of Fringe folk for drinks and networking, starting at 7 PM on Tuesdays. Office Hours is a fun way to meet and talk about all things Fringe.
February 27, 2014 by Stacy Jones Hill
Last year we held a series of Twitter Chats in order for Fringers to meet and mingle online before the festival begins. It turned out to be a great way to recruit audiences and make #fringeships long before June. You’ll get to tweet about how the process is going, different challenges you might be facing and you’ll get the opportunity to chat with Fringe staff members.
This year we’ll be hosting the Twitter Chats at the following times:
March 24th, 7:00-8:00pm PST
April 7th, 1:00-2:00pm PST
April 21st, 7:00-8:00pm PST
May 5th, 1:00-2:00pm PST
May 19th, 7:00-8:00pm PST
June 2nd, 1:00-2:00pm PST
All you have to do to join the discussion is use the hashtag #HFF14. The chat will be moderated by the @HollywoodFringe account. Can’t make the time but still want to participate? All you have to do is schedule a tweet or two using one of the many available Twitter clients.
February 26, 2014 by Stacy Jones Hill
You (or one of your friends) can be the head graphic designer for the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival! All you have to do is enter our first ever design contest next week.
Dates of the Contest
You can start submitting your designs for the qualifying round starting Monday, March 10th. To ensure your design is eligible for the final round, make sure we receive your concept by the end of the day on Thursday, March 13th. We will update this post on Monday (the 10th) at noon with a link to the contest.
What We Want You to Design
Every year, we produce a printed guide of all the shows produced at our festival. This contest is centered around the GUIDE COVER IMAGE; the seminal representation of the 2014 festival.
Generally, the cover image includes our mascots – “the freaks”. The five main freaks are included on the cover of the 2012 & 2013 Guides. The “look” of these freaks should be adapted to fit the your unique aesthetic so feel free to play into your comfort zone (see the links above for examples of previous adaptations).
The winner of this contest is immediately eligible for additional work finishing off the rest of the guide design. See below for more info.
The Big Prize
The winner of the contest will receive $799 (minus the commission taken by 99Designs) and be eligible for another $500 to finish off the guide, produce the button and complete other branding needs. Anyone can participate, they just need to create a (free) account on 99Designs.com.
We’d also adapt the images above to be used as print and online ads.
Our team has lots of experience working with designers and we have in-house adobe suite experts, so we won’t be constantly going to you for minor updates.
We are ready to answer your questions, so feel free to communicate at will. Just email us at [email protected].
Thanks for your interest and we look forward to your submissions!
February 11, 2014 by Stacy Jones Hill
Registration is now officially open! If you’ve already created a project, you are all ready to dive into the second (and generally the most time-intensive) step of the three-step registration process. Sometimes it can be difficult to book the perfect venue, but this year you can tour a number of spaces in a condensed timeframe during the first Fringe Venue Open House of the 2014 season this Monday, February 17th. You are encouraged to RSVP by sending a quick email or message to venues you intend to visit, but if you find yourself in Hollywood on Monday at the last minute, the following venues will be open at the following times:
Lex Theatre: 2:00-6:00 PM
Three Clubs: 2:00-7:00 PM
The Complex: 3:00-6:30 PM
Theatre Asylum: 3:00-6:00 PM
Artworks Theatre & Studios: 4:00-5:30 PM (Most spaces, including 80+ seat Mainstage); 5:30-6:15 PM (All Spaces)
The Actors Company: 3:00-6:00 PM
Lounge Theatre: 3:00-6:00 PM (Note: The Lounge 2 space will be intermittently available)
Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre: 3:00-5:00 PM
In addition, though they cannot be open on the 17th, Studio C Artists will be open the following Monday, February 24th from 12:00-6:00 PM.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to get a jump on the booking process and meet venue operators in person!
January 27, 2014 by Stacy Jones Hill
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is seeking a motivated and organized individual to serve as Volunteer Coordinator. As the festival enters it’s fifth year, volunteers are playing an ever-expanding role in ensuring the success and reach of our organization.
- Maintaining the organization’s volunteer roster
- Engaging with the public at all Fringe-run events
- Engaging with Fringe staff to assess volunteer needs
- Recruiting new volunteers and matching them to appropriate duties
- Managing the HFF Volunteer Twitter account
- Overseeing the organization’s Internship Program and ensuring quality intern experiences
- Scheduling volunteer shifts throughout the festival season (April-July)
- Ensuring a quality experience for all HFF volunteers
- Organizing volunteer appreciation events during the festival season
- Training volunteers for work at Fringe Box Office/Concierge
- Overseeing HFF Street Team activities during the festival
- Occasionally staffing Fringe Box Office/Concierge during the festival
- Further developing the HFF volunteer program
Qualified candidates should have prior experience with community organizing, excellent Microsoft Office/Google Drive skills, experience handling organizational social media accounts, and a high aptitude for public engagement. Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter describing why you would like to be a part of the Fringe team to [email protected]. An honorarium will be provided each Fringe season.