Voices from the Fringe: Four Clowns' Jeremy Aluma

The Four Clowns Troupe has been amusing audiences all over the country since 2010 with its distinctive style of clowning and offbeat productions. Already honored with seven Fringe awards, the company is back this year with its largest show yet: The Halfwits’ Last Hurrah.In anticipation of this week’s official Fringe opening, Four Clowns’ Artistic director Jeremy Aluma was kind enough to answer some questions about the troupe’s history, the current production and future plans.What was the insp...

The Ben Hecht Show

Writer Ben Hecht (1894-1964) just might have been the most successful screenwriter of the 20th century. In fact, film historian Richard Corliss dubbed Hecht, “the Hollywood screenwriter,” garnering the first Academy Award for Original Screenplay in 1927 for Underworld. During a 40-year career, Hecht originated or collaborated on over 130 produced film scripts, penning such Oscar-nominated classics as Viva Villa (1934), The Scoundrel  (a 1935 Oscar-winner), Wuthering Heights (1939), Angels Over Broad...

HFF16 Office Hours

Join Hollywood Fringe staff and participants every Wednesday for the return of Office Hours! Office Hours are casual meet-ups at different bars around Hollywood that offer you a weekly chance to network and drink with other Fringers.Use #drinkingaboutfringe on Twitter or Instagram (or check this blog post regularly) for updates on locations, specials, and more.Office hours are always Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm beginning March 30th, at the following bars:March 30th: Three Clubs (1123 Vine St.) – $5 Happy HourApril...

Voices from the Fringe: Molly Dworsky, Director of 'Thug Tunnel'

The Hollywood Fringe Fest, which runs June 9-26, 2016, is the place to see some of the most innovative theater from all around the world — and to discover some amazing new talent.This is my third year covering the Fest, an assignment I particularly savor because I love the weird — and the productions here are edgy, experimental, and uncensored.Last June, the improv group Robot Teammate and the Accidental Party (referenced hereafter as RT+AP) presented its first scripted musical, Timeheart, at the Fringe,...

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 journey through the world of thetans.How did you become involved wi...

Twenty reasons your stage fright is justified

Stage fright is unavoidable. Everyone gets it at some point of their acting experience. Here are 20 reasons why the next time you are presented with the opportunity to perform you should, instead, just run.1.) Everyone is going to laugh at you.  2.) You will forget all of your lines.  3.) You will throw up.4.) You forgot pants.  5.) You can’t breathe.6.) You’re a woman. Women can’t do things.  7.) Other people are better than you. 8.) Maybe you’re reall...

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 for Festival 2017, each of which includes: Free registration for one Hollywood Fringe ...

HFF17 Fringe Scholarship Winners Announced

After intense deliberation by our selection committee, we are proud to announce the 2017 Fringe Scholarship winners. Each production reflects Hollywood Fringe’s commitment to expand and diversify the pool of artists producing work at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The Winners of the 2017 Fringe Scholarships are:Do You: Migration of the MonarchsBlamed: An Established FictionChatterLa Casa de Bernarda AlbaMexiKhan: Growing Up Mexican and Pakistani in AmericaHey Hollywood, My Hustle Has ADHD Secret Iden...

One City One Pride Festival Scholarship Winners Announced

We have partnered with the City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival to offer select participant shows with LGBTQ-themes complimentary Festival registration, courtesy of a scholarship received from the City of West Hollywood. We are excited to announce that the winners are:BRAVO 25: YOUR A.I. THERAPIST WILL SEE YOU NOW     DEAD BOYSDEBAUCHERSDOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD#LASTDANCENICKYRONNIE BRIXTON – BEST OF BRITISH BOXINGS...

Tickets Now On Sale for 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival

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. &nbs...


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Written by the award winner of 2014 hit Angels and Whiskey and directed by Best Comedy for the DC Fringe winner Branda Lock, we finally answer the question: what happens to gods who have no believers left? Let There Be Thistles: An Ungodly Comedy.


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Set against the backdrop of the Trojan War, Kassandra tells the timeless story of the struggle between men and women, the will of the masses and the individual, and the destructive force of war.