JUL 2021

This year, we’re located square in the heart of Gather.Town

Let me walk you through the experience you’re about to have. Gather is a combination video-chat platform and video game we all get to enjoy together. To gather! 

The best way to enjoy this platform is on a desktop or laptop computer. Chrome is the recommended browser. 

Once you click the link you will be asked to enter your name and choose your avatar and clothing. (You will do this each time you enter, so fear not, you can change your costume the next time you swing by.)

Click next 

You will then allow Gather to use your camera and microphone. Just like in Zoom. 

Click “join the Gathering” 

You then have the option for a quick tutorial and then walk through the doors of Fringe Central 

(wouldn’t it be great if every social gathering or new life experience had this option in real life?)

You can also .. 

Click skip tutorial to move swiftly into Fringe Central. 

The Basics

  • You can move your avatar around with the arrow keys. Up goes up, down goes down, the rest you can figure out from there.
  • If you ever find yourself lost in the virtual world or stuck in the crowd, you have two options. One of them is holding down the G key and you can pass through other people. You won’t be seen or heard while you are in ghost mode, you can pass through the crowd unabated.
  • If you ever get lost, you can always click on your name at the bottom of the screen and choose “respawn.” That will take you back to the central room where you joined.
  • If you’d like to dance, you can hold the Z key. Look at you go!
  • If you’d like to follow a friend into a different room or area, you can right-click (or double-finger click) on their avatar and you’re automatically following them around until you press a key to move somewhere else.


We hope this is never needed but it’s important to us that you always feel safe. 

  • If someone is bothering you, you can always block them, and you won’t be able to hear from them in chat or in video. 
  • Our Code of Conduct applies to our virtual spaces and we take conduct seriously at Fringe. If you are harmed in any way in this space or any other at the festival email [email protected] 

The Hollywood Fringe staff look forward to helping guide you through the site along the way. Ask us questions at Office Hours, feel free to play around in the space as you figure it out. 

Remember, Have a wonderful time in our shared space! You will always be in control of your experience and we are here if you hit any walls (virtually or otherwise).

Want to do a deep dive to make the most of your virtual experience? Gather has you covered. Check out their support center



JUL 2021

Lights, Camera, FRINGE

Fringe TV is an HFF run program and artist resource that you should get to know. In addition to archived Workshops, Town Halls, panels, and festival footage, this program provides multiple marketing opportunities as a part of your registration. 

Here at FringeTV, we also want to feature you and your show! The following segments are a great marketing opportunity to share a little about your show to pique the interest of new audience members. 

Participant Lightning Round

We will be taking video submissions from participants answering two questions: “What is your show about?” and “What is your favorite line from the show?” (10-15 seconds). Check out the Lightning Rounds from 2017, 2018, and 2019 on our FringeTV channel.

This can be filmed on your phone, just make sure it’s 

  • Well-lit & a medium shot -chest up. 
  • Shot in landscape, not portrait (a shot that would fill a standard screen).
  • Double-check that your show title in the filename is as you want it to appear on the clip. 

Please drop the above video with your show title as the filename here

Final submissions are due August 1st, 2021. We will have multiple installments, so the sooner you get them in, the sooner this marketing platform can help get eyes on your show. 

Fringe Trailers

We want your show trailers! In our new digital Fringe Central (details coming soon), we will be featuring #hff21 show trailers on loop. A great way to pique the interest of potential ticket buyers.

To be included in this new theatrical fight board, submit your registered show’s trailer by filling out this form

Questions? Email:  [email protected]


An artist takes the stage at one of the many unique venues of the Gothenburg Fringe in Sweden.


JUL 2021

We are thrilled to announce a partnership with the Gothenburg Fringe and the official start of the Hollywood Fringe Abroad Program. 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 will welcome a show from the Gothenburg Fringe program to our festival screens, and a show from the Hollywood Fringe will be awarded a place in their festival’s digital prologue, September 4-7. 

After a year devoid of travel, we are thrilled to offer this artistic mode of transportation to our artists and theirs. 

Details about how to apply for this digital award to be announced in late July. 

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. The Gothenburg Fringe Festival takes place September 8th-13th, 2021, with over 100 performances and events of all shapes and sizes. 


HFF21 Artist Fund


JUN 2021

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is thrilled to announce the fourteen recipients of the 2021 Artist Fund. Selected by lottery and funded by you, our community. 

We can’t wait to see these stories take to the stage at the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival. 

Mayhem of The Music Meister!

I Hear So Extremely Loud

Deconstructing Holly

A Night at the Chicano Rock Opera

Boy Crazy Psycho Slut

Funny Bonz, the Humerus Solution

The Dean’s Office

The Blues

Black Woman in Deep Water 

Gideon and the Blundersnorp

I’m Fine

American Woman

Dirty Chai

The Big Crash

All shows listed applied and were selected by a third-party lottery system. Each of these shows has received free registration and a $550 stipend towards production costs at the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival. 

More information about the 2021 Artist Fund here

Fringers cheers in celebration at The Broadwater Plunge.


JUN 2021

Marketing Opportunity Alert! 

Our Sponsored Drinks program is back this year but with a bit of a (lemon) twist. This year, five show-sponsored drinks will make up the official HFF21 drink menu. These five drinks will be decided by auction. 

The top five auction bids will receive a beverage recipe to promote & celebrate your production uniquely! In addition, you will also receive official festival social media promotion, newsletter mention, blog post inclusion, and be highlighted in our (soon to be announced) digital Fringe Central.

If you win one of these five spots, you will provide the name, a promotional photo, base alcohol choice, and other information about your show. Our creative mixologists and marketing team will do the rest! For a chance to be featured on the official drink menu of HFF21, place your bid here. The auction is now open and closes on July 12th, 2021.

Get your bid on! 

Email any questions about this program to [email protected]