Fringe staff and participants get together over a drink.

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MAR 2020

Fringeships…They are what drive a Fringe Festival.

They help you find your audience, collaborators and lifelong friends. We here at HFF are committed to helping you connect with other participants as often as you can! Not only are we bringing back your favorite events and activities from previous years, we have created even more ways to get connected for HFF2020!

Fringe Speed Dating
Monday, March 16th from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

This event will now take place as a virtual chat on Twitter

Looking to refine your elevator pitch? Want some tips on promoting your show? Prep for the Office Hours Season with our new Speed “Dating” Twitter chat. All you have to do to join the discussion is use the hashtag #hff20. The chat will be moderated by the @HollywoodFringe account and Fringe veterans.

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! 

Hiking With Fringe
Saturday April 11th, Saturday May 9th | 10am-12pm
The Trails Cafe: 2333 Fern Dell Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

No Hiking on Saturday, March 14, this series will continue in April.

Another brand new event for Fringe 2020! Want to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and head… right into the middle of the city? Join us for the first ever “Hiking with Fringe” as we trek up Mount Hollywood through the famous Ferndell/Griffith Observatory loop. Put on your active wear, strap up your boots and meet up as we explore all the beautiful nature LA has to offer. All level of hikers are welcomed to join us on the second Saturday of each month. This event is all ages. 

Coffee With Fringe
Thursday April 23rd, Thursday May 21st | 6:30 pm – 8pm
Bungalow 40: 6541 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Join Fringe staff and fellow participants at our monthly coffee date. This all ages event is perfect for the whole family. Coffee with Fringe is an opportunity to get together with other Fringers in a quieter, more conversational environment at one of our favorite Hot Spots: Bungalow 40! This event is all ages.

Office Hours
Every Wednesday starting April 1 from 7pm-11pm

You know ’em, you love ’em! Office Hours are back! Join Hollywood Fringe staff and participants for weekly casual meet-ups at different bars around Hollywood. If you’re wondering what the fuss is all about, check out this FringeTV video. For updates including specials and more, read your newsletters and check the #drinkingaboutfringe hashtag on Twitter and Instagram (as well as #hff20, the official festival hashtag).  

Office hours are 21+. Hope to see you #drinkingaboutfringe soon.

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FEB 2020

Venues are now open for tours and booking!

Lounge Theatre: Tours available Monday-Saturday by appointment email. Visit [email protected] for details!

Zephyr Theatre: Tours available Monday-Saturday by appointment email. Visit [email protected] for details!

The Complex Hollywood is offering tours of our 4 stages on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 – 6pm. Just show up! We can tour other times by appointment. Contact 323.465.0383 to schedule! The Complex Hollywood cannot host scholarship winners due to accessibility requirements.

The Broadwater is open and available for tours Tues-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat & Sun 10am-11pm, and Mon 6-11pm. It is highly recommended that Fringers make appointments by emailing [email protected] in order to ensure that the space(s) they are interested in are available.

The Hudson Theatres feature two 99-seat theatres and one 43-seat theatre. Fringe productions enjoy valet parking service, storage space for set/props, show title on marquee, and flexible pricing and time slot options. Most productions also receive inclusions such as tech operator, box office host, house manager, tech time, projection capabilities, and marketing services. Also in the Hudson building are two popular eateries: Eat This Cafe and Bungalow 40. Call or email us to learn more! Tours are by appointment. Contact Zeke at [email protected] or 323-856-4249. www.hudsontheatre.com

Jaxx Theatricals – The Met Theatre Hollywood uses Peerspace for all of its bookings. Please reach out to us via Peerspace to schedule your tour as it keeps everything organized for us in one place. You may also view pictures of our 99+ seat theatre and our 32+ seat theatre as well as the specs and “add-on’s” we have available to you. We are offering a Fringe discount!

Theater Asylum has 9 different spaces in 6 different venues throughout Hollywood. To make an appointment for a tour, please email [email protected]

Grand Tours – All Venues Thursdays & Saturdays,  4-6pm (Additional times noted by space)

    Studio C - Monday – Friday – 10am-2pm, Saturday 4-6pm

    Thymele Arts – 6pm most evenings

    McCadden Theater – Monday and Tuesday

    Stephanie Feury – Monday and Wednesday

    Underground Annex – Most days before 7pm

    BLACK – By appointment only or after 8pm

To make an appointment for a tour, please call 415-336-0513 or email [email protected] to confirm a date and time or check for alternative dates.

Actors Company schedules tours of our three spaces Monday-Friday between 11am-5pm and would be happy to make an appointment for you. Our Let Live Theater is a 60-80 seat traditional theater with a proscenium stage, The Other Space Theater is a 50-70 seat contemporary black box with all platforms and seating able to move and be configurable as desired and The Little Theater is a 25 seat black box. There is tons of parking in a safe neighborhood with many restaurants within walking distance! Feel free to email us at [email protected] with any questions, to request a brochure and/or schedule a tour. 

The Foxhole – With Over 2,700 sq. ft of event space including three separate areas: lobby with bar, 75 seat theater, green room, and a back studio Foxhole Hollywood is the perfect Fringe Venue. We’re Open Mon-Sat during the day so please contact [email protected] to set up a walk through!

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FEB 2020

The Hollywood Fringe would like to congratulate the 13 members of the 2020 Fringe Scholarship Program. This year, the Scholarship Program received over 160 applications, and after numerous conversations and intense deliberation by our selection committee, we are proud to announce the 2020 Fringe Scholarship winners. 

The Winners of the 2020 Fringe Scholarships are:

Three applicants that also struck the heart of our committee, and have received honorable mentions are:

We feel so lucky, as the Fringe community, to have received such quality applications for this program. The decision for this year was truly tough for our committee. We have a sincere hope, that many who have applied for this scholarship will choose to produce as a part of our festival.

As an open-access festival, we seek to foster a ground-breaking community of artists and make performances more accessible, both to the artists who produce them and for those who otherwise cannot afford to see theatre. Our committee firmly believes that these productions will enrich audience experience and the quality of the Hollywood Fringe Festival’s artistic offerings through the presentation of unique and underrepresented themes.

Each scholarship recipient will receive free registration and a $550 stipend towards production costs, a Fringe mentor, and marketing and networking opportunities as a member of the Fringe community. Fringe scholarships are available to first-time Hollywood Fringe producers who contribute to the ethnic, cultural, racial, mentally or physically disabled, or LGBTQ+ diversity of the Fringe community.

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NOV 2019

Hey Fringers,

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Fringe Scholarships program. 

Created in 2016, the Fringe Scholarships Program exists 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 has since expanded to include 13 scholarships with free registration and a $550 stipend towards production costs.

Fringe Scholarships will be awarded to first-time Hollywood Fringe producers who contribute to the ethnic, cultural, racial, mentally or physically disabled, or LGBTQ+ diversity of the Fringe community.

Want to learn more? We have a Fringe Scholarship informational session on Wednesday, November 20 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Ruby Theatre at the Complex. During this panel, past scholarship winners, our committee members and Fringe staff will dive into the scholarship application process, what the winners are required to do, and answer all your questions, live! If you cannot attend, this session will be recorded and posted to FringeTV.

Our Scholarship winners have gone on to win awards such as: Best Solo Performance 2019: Mr. Yunioshi, Short & Sweet Award 2017: Chatter, O-Face Award for Orgasmic Achievement (Most Orgasmic Performance): Yozmit Walker – Do You: Migration of the Monarchs). They’ve gone on to extended runs at various Fringe venues, a run Off-Broadway at the SOHO Playhouse, Second City, and the steps of the California State Capitol Building. 

 



“The program helped my artistic vision blossom. I have grown as an artist and a leader.”
- Jennifer Linares, from El Hood de MacPuerco, 2019 Scholarship Winner


“This scholarship allowed us to produce the show for a Los Angeles audience, where we were scouted for the Fringe Encore series at the Soho Playhouse in NYC. Without this scholarship, we would not be going Off-Broadway!"
- Callie Prendiville, from Blamed: An Established Fiction, 2017 Scholarship Winner

 



Visit the Fringe Scholarships page to view the application, full requirements and prize details. The deadline is January 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Please feel free to share this information with anyone who you feel may benefit from the program!

Questions? Send them to us at [email protected].

Fringe On!

The Hollywood Fringe Festival Team

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NOV 2019

Greetings, Fringers-

Don’t miss these three 2020 Fringe kick-off events, happening this week!

For those of you that missed the announcement, we now have official dates for the 2020 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Our eleventh festival, previews will be held June 4th-9th with the festival proper taking place June 11th-28th. We will hold our annual Opening Night Party on June 10th.

Make sure to check out these events to join our community and get an early start on the 2020 festival.
 



OFF SEASON-OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Broadwater Plunge

Thanks to everyone who has joined us for Off-Season Office Hours so far! Please join us again tonight, 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Broadwater Plunge (6324 Santa Monica Blvd.). Our pals at The Plunge are generously donating 20% of the proceeds to the 2020 Hollywood Fringe Festival so come have a drink for a great cause!
 



CREATIVE WORKSHOP SERIES
Saturday, November 16, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm (+ a mixer) at the Broadwater

Thinking of writing a piece for the 2020 Hollywood Fringe Festival? Already started a piece but want some feedback? Or do you just really, really love the Hollywood Fringe? You’ll fit right in! Come for one or all of these breakout sessions led by Hollywood Fringe award winners and veterans. Each workshop focuses on a different aspect of writing in the “Fringe” style and are tailored to help in various stages of the writing process. Tickets are PWYC and available here.
 



FRINGE SCHOLARSHIPS INFORMATIONAL PANEL
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Complex

Interested in applying for a Fringe Diversity Scholarship? We have a Fringe Scholarship informational session on Wednesday, November 20 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Ruby Theatre at the Complex. During this panel, past scholarship winners, our committee members and Fringe staff will dive into the scholarship application process, what the winners are required to do, and answer all your questions, live! If you cannot attend, this session will be recorded and posted to FringeTV.