1

JUL 2024

HFF24 Community Award Winners
voted on by Fringe patrons and community

Fringe Award for Cabaret and Variety:

WINNER: Batter Up: Double Play

Astro Cabaret
Fringe! Tonite! Alive!
Magic for Animals
Sexame Strip: The Naughty Puppet Cabaret Show

Fringe Award for Comedy:

WINNER: The Best Man Show

BABY
Furiozo: Man Looking for Trouble
Medicine Woman
Queen Bee
Three Can Keep a Secret
What the Chuck?!
Woody Fu: One-Man John Wick

Fringe Award for Dance and Physical Theatre:

WINNER: THE ANTIYOGI

1972
Dissent: A Dramatherapy Performance
Meeting #7
The Death of the Swan

Fringe Award for Drama:

WINNERMikvah Girls

Dinosaurs
In For A Penny
Mermaid
Our American Tragedy
Vanlyfe

Fringe Award for Immersive and Games:

WINNERGameshow! Gameshow! Gameshow!

Kill The Umpire
Reforged: An SCP Immersive Experience
Shakespeare, Inc.
The Complaints Dept.

Fringe Award for Musicals and Operas:

WINNERBigfoot! The Musical

Final Girl: The Musical
Hunnysweet: an Adult Adventure Through the Hundred Acre Wood
SUPERNOVA : Spiritual Death of a Hot Mess
Zoog Dabbity

Fringe Award for Solo Performance:

WINNERHandala

Grief Box
ICE CATS: A Dead Mother Traumedy
Not My Grandmother’s Daughter
SAM
The Day I Accidentally Went to War
The Iditarod
TYT 5

Fringe Award for Two Person Show:

WINNERHabla y te Salvas: True Stories of a No Sabo Kid & his Guayaco Dad

The Sphere of Fixed Stars in the Heavens by J. Holtham
This Show Is Surrounded By True Events
We Need Better Friends

Fringe International Award:

WINNERMedicine Woman

Furiozo: Man Looking for Trouble
Nora and Jim
Rock Bottom
The Godmother

Fringe Award for World Premiere:

WINNER: BABY

Batter Up: Double Play
Habla y te Salvas: True Stories of a No Sabo Kid & his Guayaco Dad
Handala
Mikvah Girls
SAM
THE ANTIYOGI
This Show Is Surrounded By True Events
Vanlyfe
We Need Better Friends

Top of the Fringe Award:

WINNER: BABY

Habla y te Salvas: True Stories of a No Sabo Kid & his Guayaco Dad"
Handala
ICE CATS: A Dead Mother Traumedy
Medicine Woman
Mikvah Girls
THE ANTIYOGI
The Best Man Show
Three Can Keep a Secret
Vanlyfe

 

HFF24 Discover Fringe Award Nominees
presented by organizations outside of the festival

Best of The Actors Company, presented by The Actors Company:

WINNERS:

Amen
Am I Really Jewish?
An Honest Work
Brainwashed
Baby Rock
Extraterrestial Kink
M
odern Butchood
Morgan The Music
al: A Sex Toy Western
The Border – A Russ
ian Anti-War Self-Confession
The Dolphin I Loved

This is Very Important

Adelaide Fringe Exchange Award, presented by Adelaide Fringe Festival:

WINNERMedicine Woman

QUEEN OUT (VERB)
Woody Fu: One-Man John Wick
Missions
BABY
My Little Phobia
Habla y te Salvas: True Stories of a No Sabo Kid & his Guayaco Dad

Best of Asylum Award, presented by Theatre Asylum/Combined Artform:

WINNERBlack Bastard

DND Betches!
Give Me The MacArthur Genius Grant
Jenny Lind Presents P.T. Barnum
Kosher Salt
Majorettes
Our American Tragedy
Painted Ponies
Pure Cinema
SAM
Sunita: Back to Me
The Build
The Connie Converse Universe Starring Hope Levy
The Easter Bunny
The Funny Thing About Men
The Motherfucker With The Hat
Woody Fu: One-Man John Wick

Best of the Broadwater Award, presented by The Broadwater:

WINNERS:

Not My Grandmother’s Daughter
TYT 5
Kenny Goes To Sleep
A Bella Incarcerated
The Day I Accidently Went To War
This Show Is Surrounded By True Events
Delusions and Grandeur
What the Chuck?
Mikvah Girls
Sam
The Best Man Show
Role Play (Or The Hottest Day In Belgian History)

Denver Fringe Festival Exchange Award, presented by Denver Fringe Festival:

WINNERHabla y te Salvas: True Stories of a No Sabo Kid & his Guayaco Dad

THE ANTIYOGI
UNTITLED PSYCHIC BUSTER PROJECT
An Honest Work
RONALD
The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life, Sex, and Everything in Between
The Best Man Show
Latini-Duh!™ The Upside Down Latinoverse
tHis Is Very IMPORTANT

Ella Turenne Award, presented by the Hollywood Fringe Access Advisory Board:

WINNERMermaid

Black Bastard
TYT 5
Give Me The MacArthur Genius Grant
The Day I Accidentally Went to War
The Epistle of Her

Fringe Italia Off Exchange Award, presented by Fringe Italia Off:

WINNERS: Woody Fu: One-Man John Wick Medicine Woman

Theatre Show (a play about a woman)
Gameshow! Gameshow! Gameshow!
Baby Rock
Handala

International Fringe Encore Series, presented by SoHo Playhouse:

GUARANTEED SELECTION: Gil Scott-Heron Bluesology

FINALISTS

What The Chuck?!
The Day I Accidentally Went To War
BABY
Mikvah Girls

Jaxx Cultural Arts Envoy Award, presented by Jaxx Theatricals:

WINNERFOXY LADIES LOVE BOOGIE 70’S EXPLOSION!

Bigfoot! The Musical
Final Girl: The Musical
PODCAST: The Show
POPERA: Sex, Death and Politics
The Rabbit Queen
Theatre Show (a play about a woman)
Vanlyfe

Loud Karma Emerging Female and Nonbinary Playwright Award, presented by Loud Karma Productions, LLC:

WINNERS:

1: Obsessed-Starr Shapiro

2: Vanlyfe-Elliot Evans and Soph Fuchs

3: Heart Held at Knife Point-Eliran Sternin

Omnia Motus-Allison Shea Reed
ICE CATS: A Dead Mother Traumedy-Alli Miller-Fisher
The Rabbit Queen-Ilana Gordon
Femmina Super-Bethany Hill
Mikvah Girls-Emmy Weissman
Handala-Myriam Ali-Ahmad

No Room in the Green Room Award, presented by MB Stage Productions:

WINNERSunken

Shakespeare, Inc.
A Third Space: The Trans Conversation Project
Remember 92 : Sierra Leone Will Rise Again

Soaring Solo Social Impact Award, presented by Soaring Solo LLC:

WINNERBlack Bastard by Jon Gentry

Mermaid by Italome Ohikhuare
The Day I Accidentally Went To War by Bill Posley
Magic For Animals by Liz Toonkel
The Godmother by Melina Farahani
Handala by Myriam Ali-Ahmad

StageCrafts Select Award, presented by The StageCrafts:

WINNERS: Roost; Dinner for Eight; Lessons from Children’s Books

The Hobgoblin Playhouse:
Did I Just Join a Cult?
The Iditarod
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Kosher Salt

The Madnani Theater:
Norman Judd: A Life in Concert
space exploration because SPACE EXPLORATION because sPaCe eXpLoRaTiOn!!!
Faking It
The Fairy Who Cried Gems

Javista:
Role Model Juliet
All the Boys I Blocked

Sydney Fringe Festival Exchange Award, presented by Sydney Fringe Festival:

WINNERQUEEN OUT (VERB)

THE ANTIYOGI
Medicine Woman

The Screamiest Award, presented by Midsummer Scream:

WINNERFinal Girl: The Musical

Bride of Blood
Did I Just Join A Cult?
Dracula: Live from Transylvania
In For A Penny

The Splash Award, presented by Namba Performing Arts Space:

WINNERThe Day I Accidentally Went to War

Mermaid
The Godmother
Vanlyfe
Mictlan
Queen Out
Magic for Animals
Schizophrenia is Funny

Theatre Theater Playwright Award, presented by Theatre Theater Podcast:

WINNEREdward G Excalibur, 638: an Uncommonly Comical Review of an Accidental Assassination Attempt of Fidel Castro

Kate Dragone, Lines
Maddie Natoli,
The Death of the Swan
Drew Petriello,
Vote for Tom Ryan
Elliot Evans and Soph Fuchs,
Vanlyfe
Vincent X Kirsch,
Whim

Three Clubs Production Award, presented by Three Clubs Theatre:

WINNERS: FOXY LADIES LOVE BOOGIE 70’S EXPLOSION! AND Hunnysweet: An Adult Adventure Through The Hundred Acre Wood

This Song Reminds Me Of…
Supernova: Spiritual Death of a Hot Mess
Chess, The Musical
Bigfoot! The Musical
What The Chuck?!
Astro Cabaret
Sexame Strip: The Naughty Puppet Cabaret Show

Zephyr’s Zest Award, presented by Zephyr Theatre:

WINNERTHE ANTIYOGI

Daddy Issues
Revolution with Ramón
The Super Trio
There is Something Seriously Wrong with Cyrus: How I Went From A Hot Mess To A Hot Bitch
Where Within

27

JUN 2024

Announcing a new program, Hollywood to Edinburgh – a Fringe support group for USA-based artists going to Edinburgh Scotland. We are thrilled to announce a small step towards more artist support for LA-based artists in Edinburgh through a partnership with Summerhall Venues for Edinburgh Fringe 2024! Last year, over 30 Hollywood Fringe shows went to Edinburgh Fringe, and this year, we are expecting quite a few more!

Get started early in Los Angeles through our prep program in July:

—> Catch us at an artist mixer for artists going to Edinburgh on Wednesday, July 17th from 7pm-9pm in Central Hollywood at the Broadwater Plunge.

—> Sign up for the Hollywood to Edinburgh Whatsapp thread here! This thread is for artists who will be in Edinburgh for the Fringe during August 2024.

—> Join us for a virtual panel discussion with past Edinburgh + Hollywood Fringe artists on what to expect on the ground at Edinburgh Fringe, and what tips + tricks you might be forgetting on Tuesday, July 9th from 7pm-9pm

Get support in Edinburgh from your fellow artists + Hollywood Fringe staff:

—> USA Artists in Edinburgh Mixer on Sunday, August 4th- meet your fellow artists, work together on a marketing plan, and celebrate being in Scotland!

—> USA Artists & Industry Mixer on Monday, August 19th - mix and mingle with your fellow artists and industry professionals. A perfect way for you to find some new pathways for touring!

—> A Late Night In Hollywood Cabaret on August 22nd, showcasing the brilliant talent coming to the festival from the US! 

Interested in applying to be one of the ten featured artists in the curated cabaret “A Late Night in Hollywood”? Apply here!

With so many amazing US artists bringing their work to Edinburgh Fringe each year (many of which start at Hollywood Fringe), we want to do our part to create a stronger pathway! We couldn’t be more excited to expand our support beyond Hollywood and do so in partnership with a similarly missioned venue partner. 


With funding, we hope to do more for US-based artists in Edinburgh! Interested in starting a partnership? Reach out to
[email protected] and let’s get chatting!

ABOUT OUR VENUE PARTNER: SUMMERHALL 

Summerhall occupies a central place in Edinburgh’s art scene. It has won multiple awards in its twelve years as a festival and year-round venue, providing a safe and supportive space that champions high quality, contemporary work that says something about the world and does it in an interesting way.


We are dedicated to supporting the artists that we work with. We value the creative process, even it’s challenges and volatility, and support companies and individuals at every stage of their career: from emerging and independent to major national portfolios. The building’s history as a former veterinary school makes itself felt in the wide variety of performance spaces, each with their own charm. 

Summerhall also has its own brewery, distillery, pub, café and a buzzy festival courtyard. We believe in challenging our own administrative policies and the status quo of the wider festival to the same level expected of artists by their audiences.

18

JUN 2024

ISOLATION AFTER CLOSE CONTACT WITH COVID-19: FESTIVAL POLICY

The Hollywood Fringe has over 1,700 cast, crew members + venue team members that rely on community safety to keep them safe from illness. We ask that you follow these guidelines when you get sick, regardless of it being related to COVID-19, so that you may not spread your illness across the Fringe.

 

IF YOU, A CAST MEMBER, CREW MEMBER, OR VENUE TEAM MEMBER TEST POSITIVE… 

- You must report infection to Fringe staff ([email protected]) and your venue rep – neglecting to report this directly violates our Code of Conduct.

- Consider all team members you’ve been in contact with over the past 5 days a possible exposure (see below for recommendations).

- Email [email protected] right away so we can begin the process of rescheduling or moving tickets if it is deemed necessary under your circumstances.

If your show can go on without that team member, you can perform your show if:

- You procure a negative test from all exposed team members within 24 hours of each time you’ll be on site for a total of 7 days.

- Your cast/crew wear a mask while not on stage.

- We strongly encourage you to require masks in your audience – if you would like some to have on hand, please pick up from Fringe Central.

 

You may end your isolation

- After 5 days if you test negative on a COVID-19 test (one taken at home is fine) AND are symptom free.

- After 10 days if you are no longer symptomatic but still test positive

You may enforce stricter guidelines if your venue, cast and/or crew agree that is the right thing to do.

 

IF YOU, A CAST MEMBER, CREW MEMBER, OR VENUE TEAM MEMBER ARE EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19

We consider contact/exposure as being around a positive individual for 15 minutes, masked or unmasked, indoors or outdoors.  We encourage you to report exposure to Fringe staff ([email protected]) and your venue rep to see what next steps should be taken.

 

After an exposure we ask that you:

- Do not come to Fringe events outside your performance times for the first 3-days post exposure

- Test daily and wear a well-fitting mask for the first 7 days after exposure when you do have to come to the Fringe site outside of your performance times.

- You can perform your show without a mask if you have tested negative and have no symptoms

You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms. If you develop symptoms, you should follow the “tested positive” protocols.

 

Symptoms include but are not limited to: 

- Fever or chills

- Cough

- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

- Fatigue

- Muscle or body aches

- Headache

- New loss of taste or smell

- Sore throat

- Congestion or runny nose

- Nausea or vomiting

- Diarrhea

4

JUN 2024

Are you struggling with selling tickets?

Please see below for all the resources Hollywood Fringe has to offer plus some awesome advice we’ve gathered over the last decade from producers who have found success under our platform!

FRINGE RESOURCES

  1. If you haven’t watched our workshops + town halls from last year, catch them all here! There are unbelievable gems of information from Fringe staff and award winning past participants.
  2. If you haven’t seen the Fringe marketing opportunities blog, catch them here!

TIPS, TRICKS + BEST PRACTICES

Get organized! People want to help you, but they are SUPER busy. But, if you had a really easy way (i.e. a media kit with already built social posts, good images, pull quotes) for them to pull marketing, they’ll usually help you repost (but you might have to help them later)! These media kits don’t have to be fancy – sometimes a single Google Doc or PDF with all the info (like a press release and links to images they may share) is more than enough.

Delegate to your friends + family. You’re overwhelmed, but you are not alone! Who are you close to that you can bring in? They don’t even have to be familiar with Fringe. It could be your niece who is obsessed with making tik toks (social media), your neighbor who is a huge social butterfly (word of mouth) or even just someone to help you keep organized.

Know your show is good, but don’t know anyone in LA? Paper your house (that means give out a ton of comps) for your first two shows! Invite your fellow artists to come (and ask them to leave you a review). After the show, send them all a message via the Fringe site with an easy way for them to promote your show. For example, you could include in your thank you email a link to a social media post and ask them to repost with a specific promo code for lower priced tickets.

Have some friends doing Fringe? Cross promote! You shout out their show at the curtain call, they shout out yours. Add them to your program and ask if they can do the same. Flyer together at a place you feel comfortable (or, if your audience is the tourist crowd, on Hollywood Blvd!)

Find your people. The Fringe is all about GRASSROOTS marketing- that means word of mouth, meeting people and getting out of your comfort zone. Find local groups that match your show content and invite them to your performances! For example, if your show is about motherhood, you could go to your local mom Facebook group + become active on the site. Post a link to your show in the group and see if you can have a moms night out organized with your team. Maybe there is a huge mom meet up? Go to it and talk about your show. You are selling yourself as much as you are selling your show—believe in yourself! 

Feel like you’re doing it all, but having no luck? Phone a friend you trust (the type of person you could market your show to) and send them your copy, your images and see if there’s something they think is missing. Simple pivots like a clearer marketing message sometimes make all the difference.

STILL HAVING TROUBLE?

Come talk to us in person at Fringe Central- we are here to help! Hours and more at www.hollywoodfringe.org/central

And, as always, email [email protected] if you’re out of time and need some quick advice.