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FEB 2022

Over the weekend at Workshop II, we did a lot of talking about where and when to spend your dollars when producing a Fringe show. The overall consensus was that there are no hard and fast rules— that you need to do what’s best for you, your production and most importantly, your story.

 
Here are a few sample budgets from very different productions. More will be added in the coming weeks.
 
We hope this helps!
 
 
 
 

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FEB 2022
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is accepting applications for Fringe Mentors to support its Fringe Scholarships program. Fringe Scholarships are available to first-time Hollywood Fringe producers who contribute to the ethnic, cultural, racial, intellectually or physically disabled, D/deaf, formerly incarcerated, and the LGBTQ+ diversity of the Fringe community.

As a Fringe Mentor, you will be paired with a scholarship recipient and will exist as their go-to Fringe friend & confidant. APPLY NOW!

Mentor criteria:
1) You must have completed at least one Hollywood Fringe Festival

2) You must be available for a check-in with your mentee every week (starting mid-March) in the weeks leading up to and during the Hollywood Fringe Festival (i.e. phone call, text or email)

3) You must be available for a one-hour pre & post festival meeting (can be in person, Skype, phone call, etc) with your mentee in the first 2 weeks of your partnership (March 15-March 30) and following the 2022 festival

4) You must also attend events with your mentee. The more help the better! We encourage you to attend as many Town Halls, Workshops & Office Hours as possible as well as any other Fringe Scholarship Specific events. No in-person meetings or events will be required. There are virtual options

All Fringe Mentors will receive digital ads to promote their own projects as well.

*Fringe Mentor Applications are due on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

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FEB 2022

Below is our 2022 Artist, Producer, and Crew Safety Plan. This document is for artists/producers/crew at the Fringe only, not audiences. Audience guidance will come April 18, 2022, two weeks before tickets go on sale.

If you are fully vaccinated (taken all eligible shots, including boosters), these are the requirements:

  • You may attend all Hollywood Fringe sponsored events if you 

    • Present proof of full vaccination (taken all eligible shots, including boosters, see below for full details) against COVID-19 along with a photo ID. 

       

    • At all in-person meetings, events, and performances, you will be required to wear a mask indoors in compliance with the current LA County mandate.

      • Your mask must be a medical grade mask and worn while on site (surgical/3-ply, KN95, KF94 and N95 masks). Cloth masks will not be permitted at this time.

  • You may perform on stage while unmasked (masking is required as soon as you exit the stage).
  • Even if you are vaccinated, it is strongly recommended that you & your team test weekly while attending in person events/rehearsals/performances.

If you have proof of vaccination with all eligible shots (including boosters), you will not miss out on any Fringe event or program. Some Hollywood Fringe venues and theatre spaces will not accept unvaccinated performers in their building, and have the right to refuse service. This may apply to some Fringe sponsored event locations as well, and we will make it clear to participants which events are vaccination only.

If you are unable to get vaccinated (or get additional eligible booster shots), for medical or sincerely held religious reasons, these are the requirements to participate:

  • You may attend most Fringe sponsored events if you:
  • Submit verbal or written evidence that you are unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons to any venue you will enter during the Festival (**if permitted).
  • Provide a negative test result (within 72 hours) to be on-site in said venue and photo ID.
  • At all in-person meetings, events, and performances, you will be required to wear a mask indoors in compliance with the current LA County mandate.
  • Your mask must be a medical grade mask and worn while on site (surgical/3-ply, KN95, KF94 and N95 masks). Cloth masks will not be permitted at this time.
  • You must get tested 72 hours prior to entering a Hollywood Fringe venue for tech or performances. 
  • Venues have the right to ask you to get tested for other meetings, walk throughs or other events.
  • You may not remove your mask while you are performing at this time. 

FESTIVAL EVENT COVID REQUIREMENTS:

The following events will require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (all eligible shots received, including booster if applicable) and a photo ID. If you are unvaccinated or not fully inoculated due to a medical or religious reason, you may present a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. To keep our community safe, we are also requiring medical grade masks be worn while on site (surgical/3-ply, KN95, KF94 and N95 masks). Cloth masks will not be permitted at this time. 

Each Office Hours location has different safety measures in place. The current regulations are as follows, but are subject to change:

St Felix: Proof of vaccination OR negative test within 72 hours. Masks are required indoors, but not on their outdoor patio (although we will not be able to enforce that you wear a medical grade mask, it is highly recommended)

Three Clubs: Proof of vaccination, masks are required (although we will not be able to enforce that you wear a medical grade mask, it is highly recommended)

Broadwater Plunge: Proof of vaccination, masks are required (although we will not be able to enforce that you wear a medical grade mask, it is highly recommended)

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Q1 What does Fully Vaccinated mean?

* For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: 

  • Two weeks or more after they have received their last dose of the in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). 
  • If it has been over 6 months since your last dose, you will be required to receive a booster shot, if eligible.
  • If you have received all eligible doses, and there is not another dose available to you, you will be considered fully vaccinated, even if 6 months has lapsed.

Q2 Will the requirements for unboosted performers be the same as unvaccinated?

As of now, yes! You can participate using our unvaccinated requirements. 

 

Q3 Is there a chance we may be able to perform without masks if we’re unvaccinated?

As of now, we are not making any promises, but if things lighten up, and the pandemic reaches levels similar to last summer, then yes! We likely will NOT remove testing requirements.

We are trying our best to adapt to best industry practices, as seen here: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/bestpractices/venues/

If new information comes forward, we will adapt.

 

Q4 Why boosters?

As of now, we know it’s not a county requirement to require boosters, but this may soon change. We’re seeing many institutions changing their requirements quickly (including schools, government buildings, performing arts centers etc) to require boosters for artists, staff and crew. 

We want to stay ahead of the curve and keep the requirements we put out this month in June or lighten the requirements, not add more policy later on. These requirements are the tightest we will get without a major change in government and industry policy.

 

Q5 Why allow unvaccinated performers?

Our policy helps us allow for exceptions, while continuing to keep the community as safe as possible by requiring masking and testing. We do not want those who are legitimately unable to get a vaccine to miss out.

That being said, some Hollywood venues will not accept unvaccinated performers in their building, and have the right to refuse service. This may apply to some Fringe sponsored event locations as well, and we will make it clear to participants which events are vaccination only.

 

Q6 Will an unvaccinated audience be allowed?

Because of the ever-evolving nature of this pandemic, we are going to release our audience safety guidelines on April 18, 2022. If you are interested in what our audience safety plan looked like last year, you can find it here

Our 2022 plans will mirror these guidelines as closely as we can, while continuing to consider the new and developing health recommendations.

Q7 I’m not vaccinated but I’ve had COVID, does that count?

We know that the science has proven that this also provides a source of immunity, but this is not something we can regulate, nor is it common practice. You must still follow the rules for unvaccinated individuals at this time.

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JAN 2022

In preparation for the 2022 Festival season, we’ve put together an events schedule that blends the hybrid nature of our Festival in 2022. 

 

If you’d like to see this event list in date order, please see our Google Calendar. Also note, if you add this Google calendar to your own calendar list, you’ll automatically receive a reminder the day of each event.

 

Note: At each in person event for the Hollywood Fringe, we will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and a photo ID, as well as masks. To keep our community safe, there may be other requirements added as industry standards adapt to the new variants. Please see www.hollywoodfringe.org/COVID for updated requirements.

 

Workshops & Town Halls

These learning events are broken into two categories: Town Halls (get to know the Fringe through the Fringe staff’s perspective) and Workshops (get to know the Fringe from past participant experience).

 

For the safety of our community, please note that all workshops will be fully digital this year, and all Town Halls will offer a digital component.

 

In Person/Virtual Hybrid Performances

 

#HFF22 TOWN HALL #1: WELCOME TO FRINGE, REGISTRATION & MORE

Saturday, February 5, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Zephyr Theatre (7456 Melrose Ave) | Youtube Live

ASL Interpretation Available

 

#HFF22 TOWN HALL #2: PREPPING FOR FRINGE

Saturday, April 16, 2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT

Hudson Theatre (6539 Santa Monica Boulevard) | Youtube Live

ASL Interpretation Available

 

Virtual Performances Only

 

We will have auto-captioning at all virtual events. If you would like to request an interpreter at any workshop, please contact [email protected] within 48 hours of the event, and we will provide one.

 

#HFF22 WORKSHOP 1: ASK A VENUE

Monday, January 10, 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

#HFF22 WORKSHOP #2: BUDGETING & FUNDRAISING

Sunday, February 13, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

#HFF22 WORKSHOP #3: ACCESSIBILITY AT THE FRINGE

Thursday, February 24, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

ASL Interpretation Available

 

#HFF22 WORKSHOP #4: MARKETING & TICKETING

Sunday, March 13, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

#HFF22 WORKSHOP #5: IMMERSIVE AT FRINGE

Saturday, March 26, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

#HFF22 WORKSHOP #6: HOW TO TECH YOUR FRINGE SHOW

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

#HFF22 WORKSHOP #7: FESTIVAL EXPECTATIONS

Sunday, May 8, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

Missed the event? Check out the stream of all Fringe events that have passed here.

 

Office Hours (In Person Events, 21+)

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. Office Hours take place Wednesdays from 7-10 PM starting in late March. We’ve included the locations (and one alternate time frame) below.

 

Each space will offer drink specials, and there is plenty of food nearby each location if it’s not offered inside the space. If you only wish to socialize outdoors, our events at St Felix Hollywood will include a spacious outdoor area.

 

These events will differ based on location, but most will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and a photo ID, and some spaces will require masks, so keep one on you (cloth accepted, but medical grade/surgical/KN95 prefered). To keep our community safe, there may be other requirements added as industry standards adapt to the new variants.

 

Hollywood Fringe is back in action for 2022, help us start the season off right with a fundraiser you won’t forget. Tickets go on sale February 15, 2022.

 

Official Office Hours Series:

March 30 – Broadwater Plunge (6324 Santa Monica Blvd)

April 6 – Saint Felix Hollywood (1602 N Cahuenga Blvd)

April 13 – Broadwater Plunge (6324 Santa Monica Blvd)

April 20 – The Three Clubs (1123 Vine St)*

April 27 – Saint Felix Hollywood (1602 N Cahuenga Blvd)

May 4- The Three Clubs (1123 Vine St)

May 11 – Saint Felix Hollywood (1602 N Cahuenga Blvd)

May 18 – Saint Felix (1602 N Cahuenga Blvd) Time Change Alert!! This Office Hours will be 6-9 pm

May 25 – Saint Felix Hollywood (1602 N Cahuenga Blvd)

 

 

Online Networking Opportunities (All Ages)

 

Speed Networking #1

Thursday, April 7, 2022 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Zoom

 

Speed Networking #2

Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Zoom

 

Speed Networking #3

Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Zoom

 

PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Fringe Cabaret – Dates TBA

 

FESTIVAL PARTIES

It’s a FREAKin’ Fundraiser

The Three Clubs

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 – 7:00 pm – late

 

LAST OFFICE HOURS: FRINGE RUNWAY/PREVIEW WEEK KICK OFF 

The Three Clubs

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – 7:00 pm – late

 

OPENING NIGHT PARTY 

LA LGBT Center

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Fringe Member & VIP Preview

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm General Admission (requires a button)

ASL Interpretation Available

 

FRINGE AWARDS & CLOSING NIGHT CEREMONY

LA LGBT Center

Sunday, June 26, 2022

5:00 pm Doors Open

6:00 pm Awards Ceremony Begins

8:00 pm – late Fringe Closing Night Party

ASL Interpretation Available

Hollywood Fringe staff mingling with participants at a networking event in 2019.

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JAN 2022

In preparation for 2022, the Hollywood Fringe Festival is hiring the following positions. All applications are due February 1st, 2022. Read on to learn more about the positions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Audience Services Manager

The Audience Services Manager will assist audience members in all their varying needs and help guide and train other staff to do so. In the months leading up to Fringe, the Audience Services Manager will help develop and implement Hollywood Fringe’s customer service protocols and initiatives, including our budding accessibility program goals and our volunteer program. This position will also answer our audience and artist support emails via [email protected] throughout the Festival season. During the festival, the Audience Services Manager will oversee the Fringe Concierge team, which runs our help desk and shop all in one, with the assistance of other Concierge staff and volunteers. 

To read on about what the position entails, click here.

To apply, submit a resume/CV and answer the questions on this Google form by February 1st, 2022, at 8:00 PM PT.

Guide Manager & Designer

The Guide Manager & Designer will support the Fringe staff in creating the 2022 Festival Guide, a 150-200 page document that serves as the audience guide to the Festival grounds. The guide includes facts about how to navigate the Festival, ads from shows and supporters, and a show listing of the 300+ shows that participate in our Festival.

Past guides are available here.

To read on about what the position entails, click here.

To apply, submit a resume/CV and answer the questions on this Google form by February 1st, 2022, at 8:00 PM PT.

Programs Manager

The Programs Manager will support the Executive Director, focusing specifically on programs and events serving the current body of Fringe participants and audience. This will include supporting the Fringe Scholarships program, our Creative Workshop series, our Access Committee, and more. This position will also look towards inclusion initiatives in concert with our Audience Services Manager, including ADA accessibility initiatives and Spanish-language inclusion efforts.

 

To read on about what the position entails, click here.

 

To apply, submit a resume/CV and answer the questions on this Google form by February 1st, 2022, at 8:00 PM PT.

 

Volunteer with us!

 

Last but certainly not least, if you’re looking to get into Fringe but don’t have the time commitment for a position like the above, we are always accepting volunteers! 

Read on here for how to get involved!