“All the world’s indeed a stage and we are merely players.”
-Rush (kind-of), Limelight and/or Shakespeare, As You Like It
Hello, fellow Fringers!
I am so FREAKin’ excited to begin as your new Publicity Manager! (See what I did there?)
Although I am new to the Los Angeles Theater scene, my love of theatre has stemmed from 14 years old when I played a robotic security guard, WD-40 (yes, like the lubricant), in a small-town Mississippi theatre production of Prospero.
Last year was my first Fringe Festival attendance. I was blown away by the overall atmosphere and the level in which it was curated. Seeing the community come together to celebrate creativity, exploration and expression was incredibly inspiring. I knew I needed to be a part of it.
My job will be to work with the media and public to ultimately share all the things we love about Fringe and the importance of what we do here. I will be helping to write press releases as well as creating and maintaining partnerships with the press and organizations that keep the exposure of Fringe strong.
If anyone has any ideas/thoughts on strengthening the publicity for Fringe, let me know and we’ll rock it together! I am so excited to part of this community and can’t wait to meet y’all soon.
Hi I’m Melissa!
I’m so overwhelmingly excited to join the Hollywood Fringe Festival, specifically the Outreach team.
I remember seeing the posting for the Community Engagement Coordinator on Facebook and I immediately thought the job was specifically tailored to me. Theatre has been a huge part of my life all throughout my teen years and into adulthood. I’ve worked in the non-profit theatre world, theme parks, and postproduction.
My first introduction to a Fringe Festival was in San Diego. I was a student at San Diego State University, studying theatre, when I came across an opportunity to be in a show that would be presented in the Fringe there. I loved that experience. Since then, the Fringe has been very close to my heart.
Currently, I’m working on my Arts Leadership and Cultural Management Master’s Degree. I chose this area of study because it focuses on the benefit art has on diverse communities. Theatre has benefited me, in the most positive way possible, and I hope to help other people have the opportunity to engage in theatre and all it has to offer.
Thanks for welcoming me to the team!
We are excited to announce the return of Fringe Scholarships!
Fringe Scholarships are available to first-time Hollywood Fringe producers who self-identify as contributing to the ethnic, cultural, racial, age, mentally or physically disabled, sexual orientation, or gender identity diversity of the Fringe community.
A total of 10 Fringe Scholarships will be awarded after review by our scholarship committee, consisting of a jury of previous Fringe participants, scholarship winners and members of select outside organizations.
The scholarship provides free registration for a Fringe production, a stipend toward venue and production costs, a Fringe mentor and more! To learn more about application requirements and award details, or to apply, visit hollywoodfringe.org/scholarships.
Applications are due November 27, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Fringe Scholarships will be awarded in early January.
We are thrilled to announce the return of our Creative Workshop series this fall.
Join us on at one or all of our Creative Workshops focused on creative development and the writing process. The workshops are intended for those new to writing for the stage, but veteran Fringe participants will also gain new tips, strategies, and insights into the creative process. The Creative Workshops directly complement the spring 2018 Workshops and Town Halls, which focus on marketing, budgeting, and registration. Admission to all the workshops is free.
Each workshop will include a small panel of veteran Fringe writers, who will share their experiences and answer questions. There will be two sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday, all hosted at Studio/Stage.
Registration for the workshops is highly recommended. Seats fill up quickly. To reserve your space, register by clicking the links above.
Fringe Publicity Manager Job Description
The Publicity Manager will support the Communications Director in an effort to expand the visibility of the Hollywood Fringe Festival by managing and developing the publicity department for the organization.
Collaborate with the Communications Team on an Editorial Calendar and coordinate press releases with other marketing efforts (weekly newsletters, social media, etc).
Develop a Pitch Plan to creatively pitch new and existing press contacts about upcoming Fringe events and programs.
Draft, edit and send press releases to our list of press and industry contacts.
Maintain the Fringe Press List by researching new contacts, removing old contacts and building relationships with existing contacts.
Secure news coverage for the Hollywood Fringe Festival as well as year-round initiatives (workshops, Town Halls, deadlines, etc).
Influence decisions about marketing, advertising and other initiatives.
Demonstrable experience in publicity & press relations (Candidate must have experience pitching and/or writing press releases)
Candidate should be proficient in basic computer skills (Bonus points for experience with Google Docs/Sheets, MailChimp and/or Slack)
Available to work 5-10 hours per week in the off-season (July through December), 10-20+ hours per week during pre-season (January through March) and Festival season (April through June), depending on current initiatives.
Desire to work in the Fringe environment: we are a young non-profit arts organization centered around an annual festival.
Ideally, the candidate will be an imaginative, confident and hard-working team player.
What to Expect
A fast-paced, collaborative work environment.
A workplace for self-starters.
A high level of contact with Senior Staff, especially the Communications Director.
Opportunity to shape a role and advance in a young, active, and growing non-profit organization.
Qualified candidates should have prior experience (or similar skills), and excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills. Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter describing why you would like to be a part of the Fringe team to our Communications Director, Stacy Jones Hill (email@example.com). An honorarium will be provided each Fringe season.
Deadline to apply is October 1.
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