THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL BLOG
March 23, 2010 by Ben Hill
We had so much fun meeting all of you during our last Town Hall event, we are happy to announce another opportunity to ask questions, discuss the Fringe, and network with our emerging Fringe community.
This time we are all meeting at Fringe Central on Las Palmas directly South of Hollywood Blvd. in sunny Hollywood, CA. If you have yet to secure a venue, this is an excellent opportunity to make some last minute deals with the many venue managers attending.
Here’s the info:
WHAT: A Fringe Town Hall
WHERE: Fringe Central at Theatre of Arts, 1625 North Las Palmas map
WHEN: Monday, April 5, 2010 @ 6-8pm pacific
Town Hall II will follow the same format as last time: A brief update by the Fringe team followed by a longer Q&A session. Parking is available on the street and in the lots adjacent to the space. Thanks to the folks at Theatre of Arts for hosting us.
Directly following the Town Hall, we are hosting a mixer for socializing and networking at the legendary Pig’n Whistle. We will have our own room with drink specials galore.
WHAT: A Fringe Mixer
WHERE: The Pig’n Whistle, 6714 Hollywood Boulevard map
WHEN: Monday, April 5, 2010 @ 8-10pm pacific
Hope to see everyone there!
March 09, 2010 by Ben Hill
The Hollywood Fringe Festival
March 9, 2010
For Immediate Release
REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON
fringe boasts over 170 submissions with less than a month remaining
Registration for the Hollywood Fringe Festival officially closes on April 1, 2010. With 170+ projects seeking homes to perform/exhibit (and more projects created every day), the inaugural Fringe in Hollywood is shaping up to be fantastic, exhilarating, chaotic, and fun.
Fringe organizers strongly recommend against waiting until the last minute. The festival is 100% find-your-own-venue, and artists will need several days if not weeks to apply, sort through contracts, and book performances. Only after having secured a venue can participants register for the Fringe itself.
While several venues are already fully-booked, the Fringe just announced The Hudson Theatres and the International Dance Academy (IDA Hollywood) as their newest venues. Many of the 14 existing venues are still looking for interesting projects to host.
Prospective participants in need of assistance in their venue hunt can email support; fringe organizers can help pair projects with receptive venues.
Participants needn’t limit themselves to the venues available online. If a producer books any venue within the 2010 festival boundaries, they can participate in the Fringe. Organizers suggest hitting the pavement and finding the best space for a particular project.
ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual celebration of the emerging arts.
Environments for the Fringe include both traditional and unorthodox venues; fully equipped theatres, street corners, clubs, bars, and places unexpected. Performances are self-produced by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers. In the spirit of most Fringes, participation is open and uncensored.
The festival runs from June 17-27, 2010.
March 03, 2010 by Ben Hill
We are pleased to welcome the International Dance Academy in Hollywood to the Fringe Festival. IDA is opening five studio spaces all with wide open, dance-friendly performance areas and sprung wooden floors. It’s right in the middle of the tourist action, too, directly off Hollywood blvd and the Walk of Fame.
For more information on IDA, check out their website.
More opportunities for Fringers! And a special gift to all the dance companies out there looking for a suitable place to play during Fringe.
March 02, 2010 by Ben Hill
We are proud to announce the addition of another Theatre Row powerhouse to the Fringe Festival: The Hudson Theatres on Santa Monica blvd. in Hollywood.
These are beautiful theatrical spaces adjacent to a cafe (Cafe Muse) and a coffee bar. Make sure to check out the spaces tab on their venue page to learn about the slots available for the Fringe. Three spaces are open for bookings: Hudson Guild (42 seats), Hudson Mainstage (99 Seats), and Hudson Backstage (99 Seats).
The application process works just like all other fringe venues: Create an account, create a project, and apply online to the Hudson from their venue page.
You can learn more about Hudson on their website.
Many thanks to Liz and Zeke for opening up more opportunities to Hollywood Fringers.
March 01, 2010 by Ben Hill
A couple Saturdays ago, I joined some LA theatre folk for a discussion on the future of theatre in our society. The final discussion is required (or at least strongly suggested) listening for those that care about the relevance of theatre in society and this particular city.
Panel participants included Matt Wells of NeedTheater, Gedaley Guberek of Coeurage Theatre, Paul Millet of the The Nom de Guerre Theatre Guild, Michael Michetti of Boston Court Theater, Terence McFarland of LA Stage Alliance, Evan Henerson a theater critic, and Frank Manano of the Inland Valley Repertory Theater
It aired over the weekend on KPCC’s Off-Ramp; if you missed it, you can listen to the discussion on KPCC’s website.
Thanks to Steve Julian and the good folks in the beautiful, new Pasadena, CA studios.
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