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20

FEB 2019

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 25th (Mon) – 7-8pm
  • March 9th (Sat) – 12-1pm
  • March 25th (Mon) – 7-8pm
  • April 6th (Sat) – 12-1pm
  • April 22nd (Mon) – 7-8pm
  • May 4th (Sat) – 12-1pm
  • May 20th (Mon)- 7-8pm

All you have to do to join the discussion is use the hashtag #hff19. 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.

18

JAN 2019

Greetings, Fringers-

While studying the registration process for HFF19, you may notice one change – a slight price increase of our top-level registration tier to $300. This is our first price change since 2011.
 
As you know, we don’t take these decisions lightly and we are very serious about how fringe costs impact participant finances. We spend an entire segment of Town Hall 1 discussing budgetary considerations and how to make good financial decisions so you don’t lose money.
 
Since we started the festival in 2010, the costs of promoting events in Los Angeles is more expensive and the funding environment for arts nonprofits is more challenging. Long story short, to stay sustainable with a festival of our size, we need to change the registration fee to compensate for these inflationary events. 
 
We totally understand that no one likes to pay more and this will cause a little pain. But I can assure you, we are doing our best to minimize that pain while balancing the priorities to fund, run and promote the festival as a whole. Ultimately, this additional money goes into programs like scholarships, guides, pole signs, special events, online ads, radio advertising. We ultimately design our budget and financing to provide opportunities for participants to succeed.
 
No one really loves change and even fewer love price increases. We want to make sure you understand this decision wasn’t callously made in a vacuum. We need to implement these changes to keep the festival healthy and secure for generations to come.
 
Here’s to your success in 2019!
 
Ben Hill, Festival Director
Hollywood Fringe Festival
Photo: Matt Kamimura

30

NOV 2018

After a successful first Off-Season Office Hours at The Broadwater Plunge in November, we’ve opted to start having more of these community events. 

Our second Office Hours will be held December 5th from 7pm-2am at The Three Clubs (1123 N. Vine St.). Our partners there have generously offered to donate 20% of the night’s proceeds to HFF19, so come and hang with Fringe friends and support the festival! You’ll also have the chance to check out HFF18 hit The People vs. Hell Kross (tickets on Eventbrite) at 8:30 in the back bar.

RSVP to our Facebook event here.

25

JUN 2018

We are happy to share with you this year’s Award Winners announced at the 2018 Award Ceremony held at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre! Thank you all for joining us at the ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners!

 

Fringe Freaks (Community-Voted Awards)

Top of the Fringe

RESA FANTASTISKT MYSTISK

International

Vixen DeVille ReVealed

Fringe First (World Premiere)

Doctor Nympho VS. The Sex Zombies

Cabaret & Variety

The Craftlesque

Comedy

A Very DIE HARD Christmas

Dance & Physical Theatre

With My Eyes Shut

Ensemble Theatre

Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia

Immersive Theatre

UNREAL CITY

Musicals and Operas

Doctor Nympho VS. The Sex Zombies

Solo Performance

The Word

 

Sponsored Awards:

 

2Cents Theatre Award for Distinctive Voices (sponsored by 2Cents Theatre Group)

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

 

A Little New Music Award for Outstanding Songwriting (sponsored by A Little New Music)

Manson’s Girls

 

Aunt Lyla’s Fav Fringe Flyer (sponsored by Lyla Karug)

Wounded

 

Beyond Bechtel-Wallace Award (sponsored by Broads’ Word Ensemble)

Dr. Nympho Vs. The Sex Zombies

 

Female Director of Distinction in Theater (Sponsored by GirlTrip LLC)

Elizabeth Lanier

 

Fight the Power Award (Sponsored by A Bench Productions)

Ain’t That America

 

Larry Cornwall Award for Musical Excellence (sponsored by Shout it Out Promotions LLC)

Wild at Hart

 

No Room in the Green Room Award (Sponsored by MB Stage Productions, LLC)

Best Buddies: The Hip-Hop Musical

 

ShoWorks Don’t Wait. Create! Award (Sponsored by ShoWorks Entertainment)

“Gun And A Motel Bible” directed by Alicia LeBlanc


Soaring Solo Artist Award (sponsored by Soaring Solo LLC in association with the Whitefire Theatre)

Vixen Deville Revealed

 

The 2018 O Face Award for Orgasmic Achievement (sponsored by Orgasmico Theatre Company)

Christian Levatino as G. Gordon Liddy in “Meantime at Hojos”

 

The Golden Key (sponsored by The Speakeasy Society)

Rochester, 1996, by Capital W.

 

The Inkwell Playwright’s Promise Award (sponsored by The Inkwell Theatre)

“Fort Huachuca” by Ailema Sousa

 

The Outdoor Voices Festival “Conversation Creation” Award (sponsored by That’s What She Didn’t Say)

Still

 

The Ripest Show (sponsored by Cherry Poppins Productions)

The People vs. HellKross

 

The Screamiest (sponsored by Midsummer Scream)

Dr. Zomba’s Spookshow of Terror

 

The Steve Kent Award (sponsored by Rough Riders Theatre Company)

The Dangerous Cures of Dr B

 

The Unleashed Award (sponsored by Theatre Unleashed)

Mackers

 

The Upcyclers’ Sustainability Award (sponsored by The Zoo Theatre Co.)

Show: Unreal City (Creators: Tiffany Asta / Kristen Boulé)

 

TPP’s Trope-Buster!

Coasterthon Catastrophe

 

The LAFPI Most Wanted Award:

2nd Stage
Actors Company
Art of Acting Studio
Assistance League Playhouse
Lounge Theatre
Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre
Studio C
studio/stage
The Broadwater
The New Collective
Theatre of NOTE
Thymele Arts

 

The Best of Broadwater extensions: A Beast/A Burden, Ain’t That America, Best Buddies: The Hip-Hop Musical, A Familiar Audience – The Best of Inkfest @Fringe, Disasteroid!, Dracula’s Taste Test, Earth & Fire Walking (Tierra Y Fuego Que Camina), Easy Targets: Artists and Heroes, Echoes, Jane Austen’s Emma Frankenstein, Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia, Nobody’s Really Helped Me, Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk, Rimbatubes, Skin Jobs, The Autism Mamalogues, The Day I Became Black, The Joe & Joshua Show! (2018 Edition), The Runaway Clone, The Woman is Perfected, We Are Traffic, Yarn

Encore extensions:

Aeriform Arts: Dorothy & Alice

Actors Company: A Piece of Work, Anxiety Written, Benevolence, Cowboy Mouth, Daddy Issues: A One-Way Ticket from Daughter to Darkness, I DIED TODAY, Maron Doll. New Kid on the Block, Public Comment, a New Musical, Strong. The Oz Monologues

Los Angeles LGBT Center: Dr, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Complex Baby Boy, Blackballed, Dr. Zomba’s Ghost Show of Terror, Drunk Bible Stories, Hercules Insane, Hollywood Minstrel Show, I Can Hear You Now, Lady Farts, Matthew Marcum: Pollack A Frequency Parable, Meantime @ HoJo’s, Ronnie Brixton: The Best of British Boxing, Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran, Still…inspired by 444, The Book I’m Going to Write, The Color Collective, The Rental, The Study, The Universe (101)

3 CLUBS: Jack Benny (A Ménage En Train), Lorelei: I’m Coming Out, Othello & Otis, Shakes on the Rocks, STAGES: Girl Meets Boy, Boy Meets Boy, Girl Meets Drink, The Bitch is Back, The Craftlesque, The People Vs Hell Kross, The Word, White People Drinking

STUDIO / STAGE: 19 Years Later: A Surprisingly Dark Satire of Witchcraft and Wizardry, From Toilet to Tinseltown, Hungry Bitch , PLAY ON! A Musical Romp with Shakespeare’s Heroines, THE HIGH CAPTAIN, A Very Die Hard Christmas, Final Preparations, God: The Apologies Tour, Love, Locs & Liberation, Met Again, My Mom Died When I Was 14 (A Comedy), SURVIVAL CHECK, The Women of, Lockerbie, Buzz’d Out Live!, Jake and the Angel, With My Eyes Shut

Actors Company: A Piece of Work, Anxiety Written, Benevolence, Cowboy Mouth, Daddy Issues: A One-Way Ticket from Daughter to Darkness, I DIED TODAY, Maron Doll, New Kid on the Block, Public Comment, a New Musical, Strong., The Oz Monologues

NEW COLLECTIVE: Because Of You, Here’s To You

ASYLUM: Alexa, turn off heartbreak, Baba, Jee (Father, Yes), Black When I Was A Boy, Coasterthon Catastrophe, First Dates, Fresh Meat, Houses Without Walls, Ingersol Speaks, KEEPING UP WITH THE PROSOROVS, Last Christmas, Let There Be Thistles, Pervert, Psychodelicate’s magical mystery comedy show, Rayn, Reality Star, Sink or Swim, The Complete Works of Julia Roberts:a parody musical, The Elevator (Working Title), The Importance of Being Oscar, The Other Side of the Razor Ribbon, The Sower (He Who Hath Ears), Villain, What I Want To Say To You, WNTMTSUSK

 

Fringe Runway Awards: First Place— Cowboy Mouth, Second Place— The Upcyclers Green Theater Workshop, Third Place— A Beast/A Burden, Runner up— Dorothy & Alice

24

JUN 2018

Here are all the nominees for the community and sponsored awards! Congratulations to everyone!

 

 

Fringe Freaks (Community-Voted Awards)

 

Top of the Fringe

Doctor Nympho VS. The Sex Zombies

Met Again

RESA FANTASTISKT MYSTISK

The Day I Became Black

Wounded

 

International

Butoh Medea

ECHOES

STILL

“The Parisian Dream”

Vixen DeVille ReVealed

 

Fringe First (World Premiere)

Doctor Nympho VS. The Sex Zombies

Met Again

Skin Jobs

The Word

Wounded

 

Cabaret & Variety

Dracula’s Taste Test

Othello & Otis

The Craftlesque

The Universe (101)

Vixen DeVille ReVealed 

 

Comedy

A Very DIE HARD Christmas

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Jane Austen’s Emma Frankenstein

NIGHT OF THE ROOTBEER

RESA FANTASTISKT MYSTISK

 

Dance & Physical Theatre

Butoh Medea

Dorothy & Alice: An Aerial Play

Hush

Trafficked 2.0

With My Eyes Shut

 

Ensemble Theatre

A Beast/A Burden

BlackBalled

Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia

Trojan Women

White People Drinking

 

Immersive Theatre

Buzz’d Out Live!

Easy Targets: Artists and Heroes

ESCAPE FROM GODOT

God: The Apologies Tour

UNREAL CITY

 

Musicals and Operas

Disasteroid!

Doctor Nympho VS. The Sex Zombies

Manson’s Girls

Sex and the Musical

The Runaway Clone

 

Solo Performance

Balls’ON

I CAN HEAR YOU NOW

STAGES: Girl Meets Boy, Boy Meets Boy, Girl Meets Drink

The Day I Became Black

The Word

 

 

 

Sponsored Awards

 

2Cents Theatre Award for Distinctive Voices (sponsored by 2Cents Theatre Group)

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

I Came Here To Make Noise

Mackers

Othello and Otis

Trafficked 2.0

 

A Little New Music Award for Outstanding Songwriting (sponsored by A Little New Music)

Manson’s Girls

Disasteroid

Sex and the Musical

Dr Nympho and the Sex Zombies

The Runaway Clone

 

Aunt Lyla’s Fav Fringe Flyer (sponsored by Lyla Karug)

Bad Sponsor

The Day I Became Black

Anxiety Written

Expectations High

 

Wounded

 

Beyond Bechtel-Wallace Award (sponsored by Broads’ Word Ensemble)

Katy and Jennifer

Dr. Nympho Vs. The Sex Zombies

Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia

The Craftlesque

Trojan Women

If I Fell

 

Female Director of Distinction in Theater (Sponsored by GirlTrip LLC)

Elizabeth Lanier

Lynn Ferguson

Katie Lindsay

Jessica Lynn Johnson

Bernadette Speakes

 

Fight the Power Award (Sponsored by A Bench Productions)

Ain’t That America

Brooklyn Boy

Gun and a Motel Bible

Skin Jobs

What I Want to Say to You

 

Larry Cornwall Award for Musical Excellence (sponsored by Shout it Out Promotions LLC)

Squirrel!!!

Wild at Hart

Nobody’s Really Helped Me

The Maya in Me

Mulatto Math

 

No Room in the Green Room Award (Sponsored by MB Stage Productions, LLC)

Best Buddies: The Hip-Hop Musical

Will You Accept This Rose? The Bachelor Parody Musical.

Unreal City

The First and the Last

Dr. Nympho VS. The Sex Zombies

 

ShoWorks Don’t Wait. Create! Award (sponsored by ShoWorks Entertainment)

“Villain” directed by Bernadette Speakes
“Gun And A Motel Bible” directed by Alicia LeBlanc
“Gloria” created by Amy Waller
“Disasteroid” directed by Guy Picot

 

“Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk” directed by Albert Dayan

 

Soaring Solo Artist Award (sponsored by Soaring Solo LLC in association with the Whitefire Theatre)

STAGES: a Single Woman Musical

Anxiety Written

Vixen Deville Revealed

Salve Regina: a Coming of Gay Story

Many Trump Refugees in One Body

 

The 2018 O Face Award for Orgasmic Achievement (sponsored by Orgasmico Theatre Company)

Jason Britt as Hercules in Hercules Insane

Tracey Leigh in Easy Targets Artists and Heroes

Christian Lavatino as Howard Hunt in “Meantime at Hojos”

Anna Stromberg as many roles in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

Carl Weintraub as Citizen Of Unreal City in Unreal City

 

The Golden Key (sponsored by The Speakeasy Society)

Rochester, 1996, by Capital W.

The Stars, by Ceaseless Fun

When Skies are Grey, by Ashley Steed

Snowfridge, by dr3amlogikk

Unreal City by 2cents Theatre Group

 

 

The Inkwell Playwright’s Promise Award (sponsored by The Inkwell Theatre)

ECHOES” by Henry Naylor

“Othello & Otis” by Tinks Lovelace & Francesca Gámez

“Fort Huachuca” by Ailema Sousa

“If I Fell/National Zoo” by Laura Stribling

“Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg

 

The Outdoor Voices Festival “Conversation Creation” Award (sponsored by That’s What She Didn’t Say)

Wounded

Villain

Baby Boy

With My Eyes Shut

Anxiety Written

Still

Strong

 

The Ripest Show (sponsored by Cherry Poppins Productions)

The People vs. HellKross

The Universe(101)

Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk

A Very Die Hard Christmas

The Parisian Dream

 

The Screamiest (sponsored by Midsummer Scream)

Dracula’s Taste Test

Final Preparations

Dr. Zomba’s Spookshow of Terror

The Witnessing

Cthulhu: The Musical!

 

The Steve Kent Award (sponsored by Rough Riders Theatre Company)

The Word

The Day I Became Black

The Dangerous Cures of Dr B

Othello and Otis

Ain’t that America

White People Drinking

 

The Unleashed Award (sponsored by Theatre Unleashed)

Best Buddies

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Katy and Jennifer

Mackers

Wounded

 

The Upcyclers’ Sustainability Award (sponsored by The Zoo Theatre Co.)

Show: COASTERTHON CATASTROPHE: AN AMUSEMENT PARK MUSICAL (Director: SPENCER FRANKEBERGER)

Show: Unreal City (Creators: Tiffany Asta / Kristen Boulé)

Show: There’ll Be Some Changes Made Today (Creator: Katherine King)

 

TPP’s Trope-Buster!

The People vs. Hell Kross

Coasterthon Catastrophe

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia

Night of the Rootbeer

 

 

The LAFPI Most Wanted Award:

This award is being presented to all Hollywood Fringe Festival venues & producing theatres that staged over 50% of works by women.

 

The Encores & Best of Broadwater extensions will also be announced at the Award Ceremony.

 

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