Voices from the Fringe: Cathy Schenkelberg, Star of 'Squeeze My Cans'

Making its world premiere at this year’s Hollywood Fringe is Cathy Schenkelberg’s solo show Squeeze My Cans, in which the writer/performer chronicles her life as a member of the Church of Scientology — and how she got out.Hers is a story that seems ripe for a riveting theatrical experience, so I reached out to her for an interview about the production. As you’ll see here, Cathy is refreshingly frank and upfront about her...

Voices from the Fringe: The School of Night's Chris Johnson and Jen Albert

The Fringe is just around the corner, but there’s still time to meet the creatives behind some of the edgy shows scheduled for this year’s festival.The School of Night’s production of Punch and Judy seems ready-made for the Fringe. Taking the time-honored tradition of this centuries-old puppet show to violent new levels, the company is reenacting the classic with live actors who list “fighting” on their resumés as a primary skill.I contacted School’s Chris Johnson and Jen Alb...

FringeMeter 2016 is Live!

Top of the site. FringeMeter. Live Real Time Review Aggregator Score pulled directly from the User Reviews on the Hollywood Fringe Site. This was the granddaddy prototype for our very own LemonHeadMeter. But we’ll get to that later. For now we have, FringeMeter 2016!How it works: See a show and then go to that show page on the Fringe site and post your review. The top secret magical algorithm takes care o...

Regarding the Chicago Profiles Theatre Abuse Story: Where is the Personal Responsibility?

What everyone seems to be either ignoring or intentionally skirting with this bizarre story coming out of Chicago is this:These were all consenting adults.Clearly this Darrell W. Cox dude is some kind of messianic, power-hungry, disturbed freak and it’s right that he’s been found out and called out, but these were not children in these shows, these we...

Educate Yo-Self! Or Who Is Blamed?

I’m a writer. Writers write at every opportunity given.  I am not the collective voice of Bitter Lemons.  I take full responsibility and ownership as a writer with editing access to the Bitter Lemons site.  I love free speech.  I love the concept of being able to express oneself.  I love that one can make their voice heard through a collection of letters rearranged to fit your thoughts. I just love that shiz.  A few days a...

On the Fringe with George

To his friend Brian Aherne, the depressive cad actor George Sanders wrote: December 31st, 1937...

Fringe Scholarships Return for HFF17

We are so happy to announce the return of this amazing program! Fringe Scholarships, created in 2016, exist to expand and diversify the pool of artists producing work at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The inaugural program offered free registrations to five Hollywood Fringe productions, and the 2017 Fringe Scholarships program has expanded thanks to a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.We will award 10 scholarships...

2017 Hollywood Fringe Town Hall & Workshop Series Schedule

If you are considering participating in the 2017 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, moderated by Outreach Director Meghan McCauley, are specialized discussions featuring Fringe veterans to help you navigate the festival. We’ll have informal social...

Registration Now Open for 2017 Festival

Participant Registration for The 8th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival is now open. You can begin the three steps of registration...

HFF17 Twitter Chat Schedule

Every year we host a series of Twitter Chats in order for Fringers to meet and mingle online before the festival begins. It’s a great way to recruit audiences and make #fringeships long before June. You’ll get to tweet about how the process is going for you as well as the opportunity to chat with Fringe staff members....

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