DIRECTING A FRINGESHOW:
Space, Timing, and Collaboration
Creative and Practical Steps to Success
with Matt Ritchey
Learn the unique challenges and benefits to directing a production at the Hollywood Fringe Festival! As the person guiding the project, you need to understand everyone’s position, how you can assist them to do their best work, and how you can bring your vision to life at Fringe.
Focusing first on technique and tips, and then moving on to practical steps, attendees are encouraged to bring in copies of their scripts (as many copies as there are characters in the scene) to work with on stage and come away from the Workshop more confident and inspired!
Matt Ritchey is a director, writer, actor, and acting coach. He holds a BFA in Acting from NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts, a Certificate in Shakespeare from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and is a recent graduate and Associate Producer at Director’s Lab West. Recent directing credits include the new drama American Conspiracy (Winner of the “Encore Producer’s Award” at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018, “Best Director” nomination by TheTVolution), Angel’s Flight (winner of “Best Cabaret/Variety” at Hollywood Fringe Festival, “Best Director” nomination by Rogue Shakespeare Company), and Martha Washington Killed a Redcoat (nominated for “Best Comedy” and “Short and Sweet” Awards). As a film director, his short Poker Night won “Best Comedy Short” at the Culver City Film Festival and was nominated for Connect Film Festival’s ’Apollo Award’ for “a compelling exploration of masculinity” in filmmaking.