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On the Fringe with George

To his friend Brian Aherne, the depressive cad actor George Sanders wrote: December 31st, 1937Dear Brian,I was very happy to receive your angry letter, and I am glad I shook you up a bit. Ask yourself this question: If money (greed); loyalty to theatrical tradition (pernicious exhibitionism); rigid conformity to social convention (masochism), are incompatible with personal happiness—which should be sacrificed?You talk about the theatre as if it had some cosmic significance. As a matter of fact it is pathe...
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"Who Is It That Can Tell Me Who I Am?"

A society can’t claim perfection until it kills its critics. That is how it knows when to make the announcement.Ask Stalin. Ask Mao. Ask the Americans who assault people at rallies and call for mass deportations – they’re only a little ahead of themselves. Be grateful that they let us see them coming. Act on the knowledge.Critics – bitches, malcontents, squeaky wheels; the people who tell you you’re not doing it right – are half the driving force of progress. Alone, we a...
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In Extremis

When I was young, every night after my swing shift I rode down to the Staten Island Ferry. I’d float home at midnight, or 5, because I would get off the train and close bars on the way. I was usually drunk. Any potential I had I was throwing away. This was my primary knowledge of self. I spent all my time alone or having sex with strangers which is the same thing.One midnight I sat on the deck staring toward the Narrows. The harbor, on the dark water between Liberty and Governors, is the quietest place in the ...
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Oeuvre Total Part 6: Billy Wilder, Giant Killer

 - cowboys - In an election year you hear a lot of history. A recent statement that the White House was built by slaves was rebutted with the astonishing assertion that those slaves were fed and housed. This kind of dialogue marks the periodic ebbs in our national discourse.Every single American election year, our people tell us that, historically, this is the wrong year to take a moral stand; that this time, a vote for anyone but our factory-fresh candidate (we already printe...
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The Interns: Looking Back on HFF16

The Hollywood Fringe Festival would not be able to operate every year were it not for an army of volunteers and a few hard-working interns. We recently reached out to this year’s interns and asked them to write a few short paragraphs about their experience. Here’s what they had to say.From Ben Fang, the HFF16 Volunteer Intern:Throughout the three weeks that I volunteered for Hollywood Fringe, I was often met with surprise when I described my background and interests. “So, what is a musician with al...
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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 ...
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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 mixers followin...
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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 by creating a project today. Registrations must be completed by April 1st in order to be included in the printed Fringe Guide. Producers wishing to register after the April deadline will still be able to sell tickets through the festival’s website.We have launched a new registration wizard which will guide you through the process and ...
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New Registration Category for Immersive Theatre

Registration is now open and we are happy to announce the creation of a new category: Immersive Theatre. This category may include any kind of performance that thrusts the audience member into an interactive experience in a non-traditional environment. We added this category due to an increased interest in these types of productions by patrons and producers alike.The Immersive Theatre category will join the ranks of Cabaret & Variety, Comedy, Dance & Physical Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Events & Workshops...
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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.This year we’ll be hosting the Twitter Chats at the following times:February 27th (Mon), 7:00pm-8:00pm PDTMarch 13th (Mon), 2:00pm-3:00pm PDTMarch 27th (Mon), 7:00pm-8:00pm&n...

Cuba on the Fringe

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Two generations of women cope with motherhood and madness in the aftermath of Fidel Castro’s revolution.

The Foxhole Stories

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The Foxhole Stories: Twist, Pull, Smoke, Run-Motherfucker, Run! is a story of Adam dodging his girlfriend's questions about Afghanistan and chooses to argue with his own PTSD to find the answers.