24

SEP 2022

Are you interested in learning more about the Hollywood Fringe Festival? Or do you miss the community spirit of the fest? This event is for you! 

Join us once a month for our in-person networking event. This Pre-Season Series is for both veteran Fringers and new community members alike! $1 off drink specials will flow as we spend time daydreaming about the 2023 Fringe. Even if you’re not a drinker, feel free to come and meet us all in person!

Join us on the following Wednesdays 

7-9 pm at The Broadwater Plunge6324 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles 90038) 

October 5th

November 9th

December 7th

January 11th

February 8th

This event is 21+

11

AUG 2022

The Edinburgh Fringe’s 75th-anniversary festival is taking place now! We are thrilled to share the HFF22 shows taking part in Edinburgh Fringe this month. Running August 5-29, EdFringe has over 3,000 shows. Some are in person, and some are available digitally! Check them out! 

Check out their website to learn more about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! 

Congratulations to all of you on your show’s next journey! Break Legs! 

ONLINE ON-DEMAND 

IN-PERSON

Check out the HFF21 shows that have continued their Fringe journey!

ONLINE ON-DEMAND

IN-PERSON

Did we miss any? If you have a show at EdFringe that you have performed at HFF, let us know, and we will add you to the list! Email [email protected] 

Are you looking to take your show on the road? There are so many different Fringey opportunities. Fringe Festivals come in all different shapes and sizes; some are open access (anyone can take part by registering), first come, first served, created by lottery, juried, part programmed, or a mix of them all.

Check out the World Fringe Network and their helpful database of Fringe Festivals worldwide. 

 

Fringe On! 

20

JUL 2022

HFF22: ACCESS COMMITTEE LISTENING SESSION PUBLIC NOTESJULY 16, 2022 

The following questions were posed by our access committee and answered by members of the community. This roundtable discussion was a great opportunity for us to learn from each other’s experiences.

 

What is a microaggression?

- Microaggressions are exactly what it sounds like, a micro aggression. You may not even be aware that you are guilty of it in the moment, but that doesn’t lessen the harm they cause. 

- This video provides a comprehensive definition of microaggressions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDd3bzA7450

 

What does intention vs. impact look like in our community?

- It may be well-intentioned, but the impact of an action can spread far beyond the original intention. 

- Sometimes it’s very small things. (Microaggressions) 

- What we are trying to do is find our ‘knowledge gaps’ so that we can deal with them as we need to. 

- Is our intent coming off as we intended? 

- Is everyone being heard?

- The intention may be to make it more accessible, but if the impact separates some people in order for them to access a different version of it, then it is not truly accessible in the first place.

- We use pronouns and land acknowledgements because we are in a different place of learning now. In the past, we weren’t thinking of things like visual descriptions, but we’re getting used to thinking in a more intersectional way.

- We have new information and new ways of doing things.

- It takes a while for that to be a part of our normal procedures.

- Language is important.

- Acknowledging that words like ‘blindspot’ are a form of microaggression.

- Another is when the response to “where are you from?” is America, and yet the inquirer keeps pushing.

- What to do when someone tells you you’ve said something that is a microaggression?

- Acknowledge the impact, identify the issue, apologize, and learn from it.

 How do you apologize to someone after causing harm? What does taking responsibility look like after a mistake has been made? 

- Marginalized communities are NOT responsible for educating individuals 

- They are tired of being responsible for explaining when something wrong happens.

- Ask people in your own circle, watch videos, read, listen to podcasts, etc. 

- Acknowledge that people make mistakes so that there’s room to grow

- We all are ‘speaking in draft’ here.

 - Not being afraid of ‘cancel culture’ allows us to apologize and change.

- If people are scared of being canceled then their immediate reaction will be to defend themselves.

- Art should have a certain sense of joy and comradery.

- Have a personal understanding of why it is important to show up for these conversations and put this work in.

- Accountability culture allows for empathy and deeper understanding.

- How do we acknowledge the intention while also holding ourselves accountable to the impact? 

- How do we get comfortable breaking things down and feel safe having difficult discussions? 

Calling Up Justice: What does being ‘canceled’ actually look like in our community?

- Is cancel culture a form of bullying?

- Most times people in power who are ‘canceled’ retain their power. 

– Theatre strives to be a safe place where we should feel free to share things that might not be widely accepted.

- Cancel culture vs. accountability culture

- Pushing back on someone and letting them know that’s offensive

- They’re NOT trying to ‘cancel you’ when they alert you to harm you’re potentially causing or perpetuating.

- Consequences/being held accountable for behavior

- Accepting that there are consequences for your actions. 

- There is no ‘war on comedy’

- Audience members don’t have to like a joke, they have the right to question it and push back. 

- As creators, we have to be okay with everyone not being okay with what you put out there.

- It is OK to make mistakes.

- Rejecting the impact of your actions by labeling the response “cancel culture” is ignoring, marginalizing, and oppressing members of the community.

- People often mistake ‘cancel culture’ with accountability culture. 

- Particularly those who haven’t traditionally had to reflect, take responsibility, and accept the consequences of their actions.

- Accountability culture

- Some people internalize being ‘called in’ and start to question everything interaction they’ve had.

- In the beginning anxiety can get in the way of your own growth.

- Questioning yourself is going to be uncomfortable, but it is how we grow

 - The power of forgiveness.  

- People have the RIGHT to forgive but they don’t HAVE to forgive — they can choose to do it on their own terms. 

- We often EXPECT forgiveness

- The importance of learning and adapting after being forgiven (or not forgiven).

- Examining WHY we ask forgiveness in the first place

- Recognizing the impact on our own

- Understanding the actions were wrong and need to be corrected

- Being ‘called in’ and taught that those actions caused harm

- Everyone will interpret things differently depending on their background and experiences.

- Whether you meant to say it a different way, the impact could be that someone is offended and hurt by it.

- And their reaction and experience is valid.

- Be willing to be ‘called in’ so our community can put in work to change.

- We have discussions to find resolutions for people who are offended or hurt.

- The only way you can learn is through uncomfortable conversations – especially after people have been triggered or hurt.

- Misunderstandings are inevitable given the diversity at this festival. 

- We strive to find more safeguards to help us all deal with these moments. 

- Providing everyone a safe space to clearly communicate their feelings.

- Whether conscious of it or not, words matter

- What is the motivation? 

 

What more can we do to educate and empower our community? 

- Something similar to DE&I educational sessions in the corporate world?

- Including and fully explaining our Code of Conduct in more participant emails and events leading up to the festival 

Dancing freaks on the Hollywood Hills. Festival dates June 9-26.

26

JUN 2022

Happy Closing Day of the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival!

 

HFF22 Community Awards (“The Freaks”)

voted on by Fringe patrons

 

Cabaret & Variety

I Wanna Fall in Love

Most Likely To…

 

WINNER 25 Plays Per Hour

Tales of the Transcestors

Shubop-Dubay-Had: The No Matter Watt PreQuel

 

Comedy

Breed or Bust

Love Chicken

Three Guys, One Groupon

Homeless Romantic

WINNER A Terrible Show for Terrible People by Bonnie He

Gummy Worm – a new comedy by Nathaniel Foster

 

Dance & Physical Theatre

WINNER Flamencodanza

Dying for Our Voices

 

Drama

All American

Dead Skin

It’s In Our Bones

Cock

Reconsider Me

WINNER Battlesong of Boudica

 

Immersive & Games

WINNER The Ramón Show: Spiritual Cheerleading

NOT Another Midsummer

Signals

Death To Realism

Sins

 

Musicals & Operas

Asexuality! The Solo Musical

WHO’S AFRAID OF DAVID LYNCH?

WINNER DI LADY DI

Chriskirkpatrickmas: A Boy Band Christmas Musical

Housewife ’52

 

Solo Performance

CALL ME ELIZABETH

WINNER Made In America

DOG

The Toughest Man in Chicago

QUEEN OF FISHTOWN

Noor Inayat Khan: The Forgotten Spy

 

Two Person Show

WINNER Abortion Weekend

WEST

!!!!!!!!!! CAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMPPPPPPPPPP !!!!!!!!!!

The Shape of Me

ANDOUT OF THE BLUE — A Miraculous MUSICAL

 

International

Tommy Cooper: I Didn’t Let You Down, Did I?

Are you lovin’ it?

Too Big For Her Britches

Dead Skin

WEST

WINNER AFGHANISTAN IS NOT FUNNY

 

World Premiere

DI LADY DI

Abortion Weekend

WINNER Asexuality! The Solo Musical

Made In America

DOG

 

Top of the Fringe

WINNER Asexuality! The Solo Musical

Abortion Weekend

Chriskirkpatrickmas: A Boy Band Christmas Musical

DI LADY DI

DOG

 

HFF22 Sponsored Awards

selected by the sponsoring company

 

Black Box Live Digital Innovation Award, sponsored by Black Box Live

Must Go On: A Rite of Passage

Noor Inayat Khan: The Forgotten Spy

She Stoops To Scandal

 

WINNER TEACHING A ROBOT TO LOVE

 

Ella Turenne Award, sponsored by the Hollywood Fringe Access Committee

WINNER Abortion Weekend

Becoming Austin Nation

Must Go On: A Rite of Passage

What Am I, Chopped Suey?

 

International Fringe Encore Series, sponsored by SoHo Playhouse

WINNER Abortion Weekend

AFGHANISTAN IS NOT FUNNY

DI LADY DI

Made In America

West

 

Soaring Solo Social Impact Award, sponsored by Soaring Solo Studios LLC

Emergence: First Flight

Made In America

Must Go On: A Rite of Passage

 

WINNER Noor Inayat Khan: The Forgotten Spy

The Toughest Man in Chicago

 

Splash, Sponsored by Namba Performing Arts Space, Inc.

Emergence: First Flight

WINNER Made In America

QUEEN OF FISHTOWN

 

The No Room in the Green Room Award, sponsored by MB Stage Productions, LLC

Apocalypse at the Rainforest Cafe 

WINNER Battlesong of Boudica

Chriskirkpatrickmas: A Boy Band Christmas Musical

Housewife ‘52

Not That Illegal

Signals

TEACHING A ROBOT TO LOVE

 

The Theatre Theater Playwright Award, sponsored by Theatre Theater Podcast

DOG

F#@% Julie!

WINNER Love Chicken

“Lvl One Gygax” and “Of Branch, Of Beast, of Beatnik”

Noor Inayat Khan: The Forgotten Spy

Steps of Glory

 

The Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum Wordsmith Award, sponsored by Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

Battlesong of Boudica

Beowulf

 

WINNER “Lvl One Gygax” and “Of Branch, Of Beast, of Beatnik”

No One Will Be Immune and Other Plays and Pieces

Noor Inayat Khan: The Forgotten Spy

Steps of Glory

The Pig Farm

The Second Coming of Joan of Arc

The Tanner

The Ecstacy of Victoria Woodhull

 

 

HFF22 HOLLYWOOD ENCORE PRODUCERSAWARD

 

The Actors Company

Blood Pig

Camp Ginger: An Original Musical

Still Awake

The Shape of Me

The Toughest Man in Chicago

They Call Him Mother

Tommy Cooper: I Didn’t Let You Down, Did I?

Tragic Magic: A Story of Recovery

 

Asylum @ McCadden Theater

Emma and Richie’s Big Viking Funeral

All American

Love Chicken

A Dream at the End of Time

 

Asylum @ Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre 

4 Seasons Total Sh!tshow

Ben and George

Criminal Genius

Gummy Worm

It’s In Our Bones

Mother Grace

Tourrorists

What about Dad

 

Asylum @ Thymele Arts

Looking Past Loss

Mother Nature

Signals

The Verse Violent Chorus – Part 1

 

Asylum @ Wren Theater

Best Wife Ever

 

Howard Fine 

Empanada for a Dream 

What Am I, Chopped Suey? 

 

Hudson Theatre

An Intervention

Battlesong of Boudica

If I Look This Good, Why do I Feel Like Shit?

Stilettos and Steel

Why I Am the Way I Am 

 

Studio/Stage 

Asexualty! A Solo Musical 

Chriskirkpatrickmas 

From Here to Maturity 

Happy Girl 

It’s Who You Know 

Lvl 1 Gygax 

She Stoops to Scandal 

$H!+HEADS

 

Zephyr

Desert Weeds

Breed or Bust

And…Out of the Blue– A Miraculous MUSICAL

Too Big For Her Britches

Ascension Day

 

Best of Broadwater

A TERRIBLE SHOW FOR TERRIBLE PEOPLE

ABORTION WEEKEND

AFGHANISTAN IS NOT FUNNY

DI LADY DI

DOG

GRIEF: A ONE MAN SHITSHOW

HOUSEWIFE ’52

LET’S GET SILLY.

MOST LIKELY TO….

NOOR INAYAT: THE FORGOTTEN SPY

QUEEN OF FISHTOWN

TALES OF THE TRANCESTORS

TEACHING A ROBOT TO LOVE

THE TANNER

THREE GUYS AND A GROUPON

WEST

 

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Cock

THE RAMÓN SHOW: SPIRITUAL CHEERLEADING

Tree

“Hot Stuff”

MUST GO ON: A RITE OF PASSAGE

 

4

MAY 2022

FRINGE TV

PARTICIPANT LIGHTNING ROUND 
(Festival Covid Guidelines will be followed at this event) 

We invite you to join us on Monday, May 16th from 5 pm – 8 pm for a Lightning Round of FringeTV interviews. It will be held at Thymele Atlas (1100 N. Western, Los Angeles).

You will answer 2 questions very, very quickly. Lightning round style! Remember, you will be in a short video with 30 other productions, so make your answers SHORT & SWEET! Make sure to bring your awesome personality and character to the stage for us! You are welcome to wear your costumes and be as animated as you would like.

You will answer the following questions:

What is your show about?

What is your favorite line in the show?

No more than four people from your production are allowed in the video. We recommend planning ahead for who will say what, and when. Remember: keep it short. If your answers are too long, your show may not make the cut.

See past Lightning Round answers here!

To sign up please fill out this form

FRINGE TRAILERS

We want your show trailers! We will be featuring #HFF22 show trailers on our website this year. A great way to pique the interest of potential ticket buyers. To be included in this theatrical flight board, submit your registered show’s trailer by filling out this form.

Submit your trailer by May 15th to be included in this promotional opportunity! 

Email questions to 
[email protected]

 

 

FRINGE RUNWAY

Showcase select costumes from your production at Fringe Runway, the Hollywood Fringe fashion show on Wednesday, June 1st at Three Clubs.

Any Hollywood Fringe Production may enter by filling out this form. The deadline to enter Fringe Runway is is Sunday, May 29th before midnight (a.k.a. 11:59 pm).

30 productions will be chosen by random lottery to participate in the event. 

Guest judges will review each look and award prizes to three favorites.

Get full details here. We’ll see you on the runway!

 

SHOW SPONSORED DRINKS- SOLD OUT 

The sponsored drink program is back for its tenth year, allowing you to feature a drink crafted especially for you at the infamous Bryan’s Bar at Fringe Central (905 Cole Ave). For $100, you provide the name, your base alcohol choice, and details about your show, business, etc, and our in-house mixologist will create a handcrafted beverage to uniquely promote you, your business, and/or production! You will also receive an official #hff22 social media blast, blog post, a newsletter shout-out, and printed signage at the bar. All proceeds from sponsored drink sales go to the Fringe. 

To take advantage of this boozy marketing opportunity please submit this form by May 25th! Drinks are scheduled on a first come first served basis so submit soon, we only have space for 16 special drinks this year! 

Email [email protected] with any questions. 

We look forward to marketing your show at HFF22!

 

FRINGE CABARET

Fringe Cabaret is now booking fun acts that include variety, magic, dance, music, comedy, and general silliness! Cabaret will be presented at the Atlas Theater located inside Thymele Arts (1100 N. Western, Los Angeles 90029). Booking acts for June 2nd, 6th, 9th, and 14th. Fill out this form to submit your show! Sign up soon as spots tend to fill up quickly.

Want to attend Cabaret and support your fellow Fringers? Check out all the details and get tickets!

Hard-hitting dramatic material is not the best to present on the Cabaret Stage, however, you can still promote your show through us by donating free show tickets or swag to be raffled off during Cabaret performances. To arrange a donation, contact [email protected]