The HFF18 Award Nominees


Here are all the nominees for the community and sponsored awards! Congratulations to everyone!



Fringe Freaks (Community-Voted Awards)


Top of the Fringe

Doctor Nympho VS. The Sex Zombies

Met Again


The Day I Became Black




Butoh Medea



“The Parisian Dream”

Vixen DeVille ReVealed


Fringe First (World Premiere)

Doctor Nympho VS. The Sex Zombies

Met Again

Skin Jobs

The Word



Cabaret & Variety

Dracula’s Taste Test

Othello & Otis

The Craftlesque

The Universe (101)

Vixen DeVille ReVealed 



A Very DIE HARD Christmas

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Jane Austen’s Emma Frankenstein




Dance & Physical Theatre

Butoh Medea

Dorothy & Alice: An Aerial Play


Trafficked 2.0

With My Eyes Shut


Ensemble Theatre

A Beast/A Burden


Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia

Trojan Women

White People Drinking


Immersive Theatre

Buzz’d Out Live!

Easy Targets: Artists and Heroes


God: The Apologies Tour



Musicals and Operas


Doctor Nympho VS. The Sex Zombies

Manson’s Girls

Sex and the Musical

The Runaway Clone


Solo Performance



STAGES: Girl Meets Boy, Boy Meets Boy, Girl Meets Drink

The Day I Became Black

The Word




Sponsored Awards


2Cents Theatre Award for Distinctive Voices (sponsored by 2Cents Theatre Group)

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

I Came Here To Make Noise


Othello and Otis

Trafficked 2.0


A Little New Music Award for Outstanding Songwriting (sponsored by A Little New Music)

Manson’s Girls


Sex and the Musical

Dr Nympho and the Sex Zombies

The Runaway Clone


Aunt Lyla’s Fav Fringe Flyer (sponsored by Lyla Karug)

Bad Sponsor

The Day I Became Black

Anxiety Written

Expectations High




Beyond Bechtel-Wallace Award (sponsored by Broads’ Word Ensemble)

Katy and Jennifer

Dr. Nympho Vs. The Sex Zombies

Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia

The Craftlesque

Trojan Women

If I Fell


Female Director of Distinction in Theater (Sponsored by GirlTrip LLC)

Elizabeth Lanier

Lynn Ferguson

Katie Lindsay

Jessica Lynn Johnson

Bernadette Speakes


Fight the Power Award (Sponsored by A Bench Productions)

Ain’t That America

Brooklyn Boy

Gun and a Motel Bible

Skin Jobs

What I Want to Say to You


Larry Cornwall Award for Musical Excellence (sponsored by Shout it Out Promotions LLC)


Wild at Hart

Nobody’s Really Helped Me

The Maya in Me

Mulatto Math


No Room in the Green Room Award (Sponsored by MB Stage Productions, LLC)

Best Buddies: The Hip-Hop Musical

Will You Accept This Rose? The Bachelor Parody Musical.

Unreal City

The First and the Last

Dr. Nympho VS. The Sex Zombies


ShoWorks Don’t Wait. Create! Award (sponsored by ShoWorks Entertainment)

“Villain” directed by Bernadette Speakes
“Gun And A Motel Bible” directed by Alicia LeBlanc
“Gloria” created by Amy Waller
“Disasteroid” directed by Guy Picot


“Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk” directed by Albert Dayan


Soaring Solo Artist Award (sponsored by Soaring Solo LLC in association with the Whitefire Theatre)

STAGES: a Single Woman Musical

Anxiety Written

Vixen Deville Revealed

Salve Regina: a Coming of Gay Story

Many Trump Refugees in One Body


The 2018 O Face Award for Orgasmic Achievement (sponsored by Orgasmico Theatre Company)

Jason Britt as Hercules in Hercules Insane

Tracey Leigh in Easy Targets Artists and Heroes

Christian Lavatino as Howard Hunt in “Meantime at Hojos”

Anna Stromberg as many roles in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

Carl Weintraub as Citizen Of Unreal City in Unreal City


The Golden Key (sponsored by The Speakeasy Society)

Rochester, 1996, by Capital W.

The Stars, by Ceaseless Fun

When Skies are Grey, by Ashley Steed

Snowfridge, by dr3amlogikk

Unreal City by 2cents Theatre Group



The Inkwell Playwright’s Promise Award (sponsored by The Inkwell Theatre)

ECHOES” by Henry Naylor

“Othello & Otis” by Tinks Lovelace & Francesca Gámez

“Fort Huachuca” by Ailema Sousa

“If I Fell/National Zoo” by Laura Stribling

“Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg


The Outdoor Voices Festival “Conversation Creation” Award (sponsored by That’s What She Didn’t Say)



Baby Boy

With My Eyes Shut

Anxiety Written




The Ripest Show (sponsored by Cherry Poppins Productions)

The People vs. HellKross

The Universe(101)

Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk

A Very Die Hard Christmas

The Parisian Dream


The Screamiest (sponsored by Midsummer Scream)

Dracula’s Taste Test

Final Preparations

Dr. Zomba’s Spookshow of Terror

The Witnessing

Cthulhu: The Musical!


The Steve Kent Award (sponsored by Rough Riders Theatre Company)

The Word

The Day I Became Black

The Dangerous Cures of Dr B

Othello and Otis

Ain’t that America

White People Drinking


The Unleashed Award (sponsored by Theatre Unleashed)

Best Buddies

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Katy and Jennifer




The Upcyclers’ Sustainability Award (sponsored by The Zoo Theatre Co.)


Show: Unreal City (Creators: Tiffany Asta / Kristen Boulé)

Show: There’ll Be Some Changes Made Today (Creator: Katherine King)


TPP’s Trope-Buster!

The People vs. Hell Kross

Coasterthon Catastrophe

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia

Night of the Rootbeer



The LAFPI Most Wanted Award:

This award is being presented to all Hollywood Fringe Festival venues & producing theatres that staged over 50% of works by women.


The Encores & Best of Broadwater extensions will also be announced at the Award Ceremony.


Donate to HFF18 for "Fringe Benefits"


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Hollywood Fringe is about to put up its ninth festival and you can be a very special part of making it all happen. Make a gift to Fringe today and access these awesome “Fringe Benefits”:

  • Highest donor of $1,000+: Pie the Festival Director in the Face at the Fringe Award Ceremony, plus the below benefits

  • $500+: Be a guest of Honor at a Fringe Party (be a Runway judge, make a speech, have a drink named after you, be our honorary Prom Queen, etc.), plus the below benefits

  • $250+: Attend a show with a Fringe staff member, plus the below benefits

  • $100: Be our Special Guest at the Opening Night Party (special early entry, drink tickets etc), plus the below benefits

  • $50: Be listed on the donor page in the HFF19 Fringe Guide, plus the benefit below

  • $25: Get an exclusive inside look at the History of Fringe as told by the three co-founders on the HFF18 Senior Staff (Ben Hill, Festival Director; Stacy Jones Hill, Communications Director; Dave McKeever, Producing Director)

Your donation will support public programs (for lovely Fringers like you!), staff time, rentals, marketing and more. 

Fringe is Magic (with You)!

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Strut Your Stuff at Fringe Runway


HFF17 Fringe Runway Contestants // Photo: Matt Kamimura

Showcase select costumes from your production at Fringe Runway, the Hollywood Fringe fashion show on Tuesday, June 12 at 8:30 pm. The night will begin with a Fringe Cabaret pre-Runway show. Grab a drink at Bryan’s Bar starting at 7:00 pm and get ready to strut your stuff!

Any Hollywood Fringe Production may enter by filling out the Runway Submission form. The deadline to enter Fringe Runway is Thursday, June 7 before midnight (a.k.a. 11:59 pm). 30 productions will be chosen by completely random lottery to participate in the event. While we wish we could feature all applicants, we must cap the participation to two costumes per show.

If selected, you will have 20 seconds to walk the catwalk! Your song will be played from a Spotify playlist, so please submit something that you want to walk to the FIRST 20 seconds of. We are not able to accommodate alternate timing. Guest judges will review each look and award prizes to three favorites. We’ll see you on the runway!

Bar Merchandise Marketing Opportunity at HFF-Hosted Events! 


Photo: Matt Kamimura

Bryan’s Bar is back to serve thirsty Fringers at all upcoming HFF hosted events, and this year you can join in on the fun! Put your show image or logo on bar related marketing materials: if we use it, you can brand it and see your fringe show in the hands of thousands of Fringers.

All bar related marketing materials welcomed. Including but not limited to:

  • Beverage Napkins
  • Plastic cups (12oz & 16oz)  
  • Straws

All marketing materials must be approved in advance. Please email before printing if you are interested in taking part in this boozy branding opportunity.

*Branded materials will be used for all drinks with the exception of Show Sponsored Drinks.

HFF18 Opening Night VIP Party Pass Now Available on TodayTix


The Hollywood Fringe is thrilled to introduce a little more glitter and glam to your Opening Night Celebration with our first ever Opening Night VIP Party Pass, presented through a special partnership with TodayTix.

To help us kick off our 9th annual festival, we invite Hollywood Fringe participants, friends, and adventurous LA theater lovers to join us for the special VIP reception followed by a full night of celebration! For $15, VIPs can fully take advantage of the excitement that The Hollywood Fringe Festival’s Opening Night has to offer.

Treat yourself like the superstar you are, or, in lieu of flowers, gift a VIP pass as an extra special thank you.

Special perks include:

  • Entry into the VIP Party at 5PM (general admission opens at 6:30)
  • “Fast-pass” style entry (no waiting in line)
  • A drink ticket good for any drink at the bar
  • Special photo Op at the HFF Step & Repeat with our photographer at the VIP reception
  • An official HFF button that can be used for discounts festival long
  • Exclusive access to our VIP reception including special guest speakers, live performances and more!
Go here for TodayTix Opening Night VIP Party Passes. VIP Passes are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis through TodayTix. All proceeds go directly back to The Hollywood Fringe Festival community.

About TodayTix
TodayTix is an international ticketing platform on a mission to redefine the way people see theater. Through effortless access to the best shows, insightful guidance to the world of theater, and thoughtful service at each moment along the way, TodayTix enables people to discover the best that their city has to offer.  Operating in the world’s most iconic theater markets, TodayTix secures the best discounted and full price tickets available for the hottest shows in Los Angeles, New York City, London’s West End, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Washington DC, Dallas, and Houston/Fort Worth. Since launching TodayTix in New York City in December 2013 by life-long friends and Broadway producers Merritt Baer and Brian Fenty, the company has quickly amassed partnerships with more than 800 theater institutions globally.

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