NOV 2021

We are overjoyed to share with you the preliminary numbers from the first ever hybrid Hollywood Fringe Festival.

  • The festival sold over 13,900 individual tickets
  • The festival sold an estimated $120,000 in tickets this year
  • In its eleven year history, Hollywood Fringe has returned over $3.6 million to artists.
  • 129 productions participated in this year’s event, mounting 724 performances at 18 spaces throughout central Hollywood, and some West Hollywood locations, not including the many spaces used around the world to livestream in from beyond the zone.
  • Of the 724 performances, 381 were digital and 341 were performed for an in-person audience. 
  • 531 artists and producers participated in this year’s Hollywood Fringe.

Our annual report with a more detailed breakdown will be released in the coming months.

The safety of our community was always our top priority, from our initial announcement of a livestream only festival, to our hybrid pivot with heightened safety measures requiring masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Our community’s caution and care for one another paid off, and we are happy to announce along with our festival numbers that there were no on-site festival-related COVID cases reported this year.

In a year of new challenges, our community rose to meet them with the kind of fervor that makes Fringe a driving force in the development and practice of performing arts. Congratulations to all our artists and Fringe On!


OCT 2021

Since 2010, we have collectively generated more than $4.3 million for artists and venues in the Hollywood neighborhood. Thank you for being part of our Fringe world! 

We depend on sponsors, partners, donors, and volunteers to help us continue our work in the community and grow our programs. You can learn more about all the great organizations we work with down below. 

You can also support the Hollywood Fringe by donating

This year more than ever, it took the efforts of so many people and organizations to make this Fringe possible. We couldn’t have done it without every sponsor and partner. Thank you for continuing to support the Fringe community. 


Thank You to All our Grantees, Sponsors, & Partners


National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Gather, The Gothenburg Fringe Festival, Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI), NoHo Arts District, RespectAbility, Calling Up Justice, The League of Experiential and Immersive Artists (LEIA), World Fringe Alliance, World Fringe Network, United States Association of Fringe Festivals (USAFF), The Broadwater Plunge, The Complex Hollywood, as well as all the many theaters that make up Hollywood Fringe. 

Thank you to all the businesses that participate in our Hot Spot program: Brasil Kiss Coffeebar, Bungalow 40, Eat This Cafe, Jesse Boy, St. Felix, The Broadwater Plunge, and Thymele Arts.

Thank you for supporting art, for supporting community, and for helping us bring theatre back. 

Because of you, we Fringe On! 


SEP 2021

Through an international exchange partnership with the Gothenburg Fringe Festival, we are proud to announce that Dirty Chai is the inaugural recipient of the Fringe Abroad Award. 

This new exchange program celebrates the art that connects us globally and the reach this new digital medium can provide our participants and audience.  

This year we welcomed a show from the Gothenburg Fringe program to our festival screens and they chose Dirty Chai from the Hollywood Fringe to join their festival’s Digital Day’s program, September 4-7. 

How to Watch

You can experience Dirty Chai digitally or in person this Sunday, September 5th, at 12 pm PT. 

If you are local to Hollywood, you can be a part of their in-person audience by purchasing tickets here.  

Or you can buy tickets to their livestream through The Gothenburg Fringe Festival’s Digital Days Program here

About Dirty Chai 

DIRTY CHAI, a hip hop Bollywood musical, is a colorful & crazy dramedy, full of heart!

Chai’s parents have promised her to a nice Indian boy, and the wedding is in ten days. With her back against the wall, not yet ready to give in to this assault on her freedoms, Chai leaves home but unexpectedly falls in love with a charming & mysterious stranger, making a powder keg out of an already complicated situation. Chai finds forbidden love with a fearless American girl, Ronnie, and is trapped between upholding her family’s traditions or following her heart, which goes against everything she’s been taught.

Chai is a messy concoction of two very different cultures, two conflicting identities, and two opposing desires, just like the dirty chai she orders each morning- a perfect brew of espresso and chai (tea). 

Filled with excitement and sarcasm, DIRTY CHAI challenges the walls of formality, fear, and judgment that separate people. Every cause has an effect in this intricately interwoven dramedy about human lives, embracing family, and the chaos of falling in love. 

The Gothenburg Fringe Festival

The Gothenburg Fringe Festival is an explosion of creativity. Cutting-edge performance art comes to life in unique and unexpected venues across the city. September will mark the festival’s sixth year presenting uncensored performance art that stimulates, educates, and entertains. Check out the Gothenburg Fringe’s Digital Day’s full program running September 4-7. 



AUG 2021

Congratulations to everyone and thank you for being a part of the 11th Annual Hollywood Fringe

Community Awards (“The Freaks”)
Sponsored Awards

The Spare Tire Award Sponsored by Flat Tire Theatre Company
~ A Night at the Chicano Rock Opera (A Modern Day Operetta)
~ Black Woman in Deep Water
WINNER ~ Dirty Chai
~ A Love Song

Solo Splash Award Sponsored by Namba Performing Arts Space, Inc
~ La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas
WINNER ~ Black Woman in Deep Water
Encore Producers Award
Black Woman in Deep Water
Dirty Chai
The Ivory Thread
Mayhem of the Music Meister!
Queer: Drag, Drugs, and a Tick Tock Clock.
Authenticity: the Musical
Nature Vs.
Once Upon A Tango
I Hear So Extremely Loud
(It’s Been 76 Years and We’re) Still Waiting for Lefty 
She Stoops to Scandal
A Night at the Chicano Opera
The Big Crash
The Layers of Tom Lehrer
Junk Girls
The Sleepover
1.5 Koreans 
A Love Song
Caminos: A Mother’s Journey
Confessions of a Former Boy Detective
Funny Bonz, the Humerus Solution
Gideon and the Blundersnorp
Happily Ever After
HOT! :(
Ikigai: A Purpose for Living
Japanese Pop culture showcase
Lies, Anger and Forgiveness
Lockdown Love Story
Now, Now, Now . . . A Livestream Show!
Postcards from a Bench
Pulse of the City
Reichstag is Burning
The Easter Bunny
TOSHANISHA – The New Normals

Best Of Broadwater Award
Caught In The Mix
Deconstructing Holly
I Heart Maroc
Estrawberry Fields Forever
I’m Fine
The Book That Won’t Close – Confessions of a Love Addict
Naturally Tan
The Dean’s Office


AUG 2021
Voting for the HFF21 Fringe Freak Awards begins this Friday, August 27th.
Here is what is required to take part in celebrating the amazing productions at this year’s festival.

In order to vote for the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival community awards, lovingly referred to as the Fringe Freaks, you must meet at least one of the following qualifications:
  • You are on a participant team
  • You are a venue manager
  • You have seen at least three Fringe shows
  • You have posted multiple show reviews
Cast your ballots, then join us for the Digital Fringe Awards Ceremony on August 29th from 6:00 – 8:00pm PT in Fringe Central to see who will take home the top awards of HFF21! Click here to join in, and remember, our virtual doors open for everyone at 6pm. If you click the link before then, the space will be locked.
Keep an eye out for a How To video on best viewing tips and how to accept an award if your show wins!