Dearest Fringe Family,
As we embrace 2021 with cautious optimism, we couldn’t be more thrilled to begin sharing our plans for the 11th annual Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Over the last year we have watched creativity blossom throughout our community in ways we didn’t know were possible. From Zoom theatre to socially-distant immersive experiences, you have shown that artists will find a way to create theatre even in a pandemic, and it is this creativity that will make the 2021 Fringe season possible. Throughout its past, the Fringe community has proven, time and time again, the impact that an annual, grassroots gathering of artists provides its community. The camaraderie, creativity, and connections we witness in the lead-up to the festival mirrors the resilience this moment requires.
In concert with our venue partners, we have rescheduled the festival to August 12-22, 2021. By pushing back our timeline this year, it gives us the greatest assurance that we can gather for a digitally-driven, community-focused Hollywood Fringe Festival.
We are actively working in conjunction with local, city and state health officials in planning a safe and successful festival. While digital shows will certainly make up the bulk of Fringe this year, the postponement allows for the increased possibility of safely presenting in-person shows according to public health guidelines. We’re hopeful that the delay will allow more time for the public to be vaccinated and restrictions to be loosened.
To ensure that we have the most up-to-date safety and health regulations in mind when we start our Fringe season, we are also delaying the opening of registration to May 1, 2021.
We remain committed to providing excellent resources to our stakeholders, and encourage our community to reach out with thoughts, questions, and concerns to [email protected]
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FRINGE FROM HOME
Though we may not be able to meet in person right now, we will be continuing our digital community space, Fringe From Home, beginning in March.
WE WANT TO HELP
We know that the pandemic’s economic impact has affected our community deeply. Our artists have lost work over the past year and our artistic homes are hurting: from the theaters we perform in, to the watering holes we grab a drink in post-show.
To help offset the cost of participating in the 2021 Fringe, we are proud to announce that we are creating an artist fund with the proceeds from our upcoming annual fundraiser. More information on how to participate and donate coming soon.
With love and support,
The Hollywood Fringe Festival