HFF23 Workshop 3: Anti-Racism in Producing

Events & Workshops · hollywood fringe festival · Ages 0+ · United States of America

world premiere

Sunday, February 26, 2023
Virtual Event | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

This event will have live captioning. To request live ASL interpretation, please email [email protected] at least 72 hours in advance, and we will provide one.

Learn how to practice fully inclusive producing. From auditions & casting, community building in & outside the rehearsal room, audience engagement, marketing, and show content. Recommended for new & veteran producers alike!

This workshop is followed by Q&A.

To join in on the Zoom chat, make sure to reserve your ticket no later than 1:00pm PT on the day of the event. It will be live-streamed to the Hollywood Fringe Festival Facebook page, which can be found here Missed the event? Check out the stream of all Fringe events that have passed here.

Our expert moderator:

Kevin Neighbors is a film & theatre artist. He found his home at HFF premiering his first solo show as a 2021 scholarship winner. Now Kevin is your friendly Fringe Neighborhood Programs Manager & performs his two solo shows around the U.S.

Our accomplished panelists:

Royce Shockley is an award-winning producer, writer and comedian originally from the great state of New Jersey. He’s a founding team member of Pack Sketch Night, and has produced shows such as Black Magic Live!, The Color Collective, The Night Cap with Stacy Rumaker and more! In addition, he’s helped others win awards by consulting or mentoring on their projects for live theater and comedy performances for festivals around the country. Believing that diversity, inclusion, and equality should be the backbone of any organization; he also is a board member for The Ledge Theater, on the Scholarship and ACCESS Committees for the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and is a co-founder of the Blacktoberfest international beer festival. He has a background in political campaigns and working for “The Man” in corporate America, but now is content teaching kids when he’s not on the never ending search for the best burger in LA and being the Managing Director for The Pack Theater. You can follow him on IG @royceshockley.

Born in Bogota, Colombia, and raised in Los Angeles, Camila Rozo is an actor, writer, and teacher with a passion for integrating socio-political efforts in her work. Camila earned her B.A in Theater with an emphasis in Acting at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. While she was producing and acting in student and department theater work, Camila was also spearheading social justice instagram campaigns for trans youth, houseless communities, raising Texas abortion funds as well as translating interviews with Dole workers unionizing for a class action lawsuit. Camila believes there is no working in theater without engaging with the social polities of one’s community and sees education as no different.

Natasha Lewin was a recipient of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Diversity Scholarship for her play CHATTER, which highlighted generational trauma and combating negative thoughts. CHATTER won a Sponsored Award and was subsequently given funding to create a short film based on the play. Her short won numerous awards, including UCLAxFilmFest, and was an Academy Award qualifier. Natasha has now adapted CHATTER as a YA graphic novel in hopes of reaching a younger generation. She is on the HFF ACCESS Committee and is a proud HFF Diversity Scholarship mentor.

Production Team

* Fringe Veteran