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Congratulations to all this year's winners! // Photo: Matt Kamimura

1

JUL 2019

We are happy to share with you this year’s Award Winners announced at the 2019 Award Ceremony held at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre! Thank you all for joining us at the ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners!

Fringe Freak (Community-Voted Awards) Winners

 

Top of the Fringe: The Last Croissant

 

International: Hide Your Fires: Butoh Lady Macbeth

 

Fringe First (World Premiere): POCKETS

 

Cabaret & Variety: blackboxing

 

Comedy: Olivia Wilde Does Not Survive the Apocalypse

 

Dance & Physical Theatre: Tattered Capes

 

Ensemble Theatre: The Last Croissant

 

Immersive Theatre: Vote for MURDER!

 

Musicals and Operas: POCKETS

 

Solo Performance: Mr. Yunioshi

 

Sponsored Award Winners

 

2019 Unleashed Award: The Mayor’s Debate of Tranquillity Nebraska 

 
2Cents Theatre Distinctive Voices Award The Institute for the Opposite of Longing

 

Aunt Lyla’s Fave Fringe Flyer: Matt The Gathering

 

Fight the Power Award: Start Swimming

 

No Room in the Green Room Award: Borracho: Spanish for Drunken Bum

 

O Face Award for Orgasmic Achievement in Theatre: “Most Orgasmic Performance”: Macy Idzakovich – FLOWER SOCIETY

 

ShoWorks Don’t Wait. Create! Award: The Duchess & The Stripper

 

Soaring Solo Artist Award: DEAR JEFF by Callie Ott 

 

Standout Song Award: SMELLAY LAHK A TURKAY” Blackboxing

 

Steve Kent Award: Earth Stories: Our Climate and Our Future

 

The Diverse Diva Award: SQUEEZE MY CANS by Cathy Schenkelberg

 

The Golden Key: The Pod

 

The Inkwell Theater Playwright’s Promise Award “Butcher Holler Here We Come” by Casey Wimpee 

 

The Outdoor Voices Festival “Conversation Creation” Award: Dear Jeff: A Musical Comedy About Suicide & Domestic Abuse

  

The Paul Koslo Memorial/MET Theatre Award: A Time Traveler’s Guide To The Present

 

TPP’s Trope Buster! Blackboxing

 
The LAFPI Most Wanted Awards
Actors Company
Assistance League Theatre
Hudson Theatres
Lounge Theatres
Asylum @ McCadden Theatre
Asylum @ Studio C
The Hobgoblin Playhouse at The Arena Stage, Theatre of Arts 
The New American Theatre
The New Collective
 
The Best of Broadwater Extensions: 
SCARLETT FEVER
LEAR / LOMANTHE BEST OF INK @FRINGE
COME BACK!
THE LAST CROISSANT
GRAIL PROJECT
POCKETS
JOURNEY
LINCOLN 2020
SUPPORTIVE WHITE PARENTS
EARTH STORIES: OUR CLIMATE AND OUR FUTURE
RIDE OR DIE: THE HIP-HOP MUSICAL
JORDAN MAVERICK HISTORY TEACHER
TEMPLE TANTRUM
NORMALER THAN EVERYONE
45 MILLIGRAMS
EARTH TO KAREN
THE FLOWER SOCIETY
SON OF A BITCH
ORANGUTAN
FOUR CLOWNS PRESENTS: SHAKEDOWN AT THE DUSTY SPUR!
COME ON DOWN
MR. YUNIOSHI
THE SAME ROOM
GHOST TOWN
RED, WHITE, BLACK & BLUE 
DEAR JEFF: A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT SUICIDE & DOMESTIC ABUSE
THE DEATH OF SAM MOBEAN
MEET ME IN MIZZERY
ALIVE-ISH
IF TRUTH BE TOLD
 
Encore Extensions:
 
The Actors Company
#CANCELLED
BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HOUR 
HUMAN FOUNTAINS
MANDY PICKS A HUSBAND
ORACLES AND MIRACLES
PUBLIC DOMAIN: THE MUSICAL
REWIND – A NEW 80’S POP MUSICAL
THE LONDON ROSE
[TITLE OF SHOW]
 
The New American Theater
THE SCORPION AND THE FROG: A TIME-KILLER
LOOSE UNDERWEAR
 
Hudson Theater
COMEDY HOE
THE RIDE
GOLDFISH
EVA PERON BY COPI EN ESPAÑOL
AN YET ANOTHER EVENING WITH THE SISTAHS- UNSUNG SHEROES
LOVE, MADNESS, AND SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
IT TAKES TWO: MUSICAL IMPROV WITH PEARCY & BYRNES 
SWIPED
 
The New Collective
YOU TOO 
YOU, AGAIN 
 
The Complex Hollywood
2 FOR 1
ACID WASH LOVE
BLACKBOXING
CAVE GIRL THE MUSICAL
THE COLOR COLLECTIVE
CRACK WHORE, BULIMIC, GIRL-NEXT-DOOR
DEATH AND THE FOOL
FIVE
IF IT GOES THERE
KLINGON TAMBURLAINE
MY TRANS WIFE
THE NARCISSIST NEXT DOOR
OLIVIA WILDE DOES NOT SURVIVE THE APOCALYPSE
PIT OF GOBLINS
POCKETMON! A PARODY MUSICAL
PRINCESS MAGIC’S TRASH TIME REVUE
PRODIGY
SEXUALMISADVENTURESOFASTRAIGHTWHITEMALE: APRIVILEGESTORY
SHIVA FOR ANNE FRANK
TALES FROM THE POWDER ROOM
THE MAYOR’S DEBATE OF TRANQUILITY, NEBRASKA
THIS WAY YONDER
VERY GOOD ACTOR: AN ACTING SEMINAR
WHAT I NEVER TOLD YOU
WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?
YES. NO. MAYBE.
 
Lounge Theatre
AN EXCUSE TO BEHAVE BADLY
CHRISSY METH – A DANCE WITH THE DEVIL AND THE JOURNEY BACK
CORINA, FROM LAP DANCE TO SUNDANCE
HIDE YOUR FIRES: BUTOH LADY MACBETH
HOLLYWOODN’T
(IM)PERFEKT
TO RICHARD!
A BIT MUCH
CLEMENTINE
FERTILE.
IF WE RUN
LEAVING PRINCE CHARMING
 
Studio/Stage
BAT KNIGHT
BATTER UP! MY BRAIN ON BASEBALL
CRABBE AND GOYLE ARE DEAD 
DISROBED 
LIFE PLAN, OR LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE IN A COLLAPSING WORLD 
THE JOURNEY OF THE LITTLE PRINCE 
PHO GIRL
TATTERED CAPES 
SILENT JOY, A NEW PLAY 
SUGARFREE: FOSTER CARE COGNITIVE DISSONANCE 
 
The Hobgoblin Playhouse at the Arena Stage
EARTH & FIRE WALKING (TIERRA Y FUEGO QUE CAMINA)
SHE KILLS MONSTERS 
RADICALS
TABLETOP (THE MUSICAL
THE BULLY PROBLEM
 
McCadden Theater
GUNFIGHT AT THE NOT-SO-OK SALOON
LET’S WRITE A MUSICAL
MIL GRUS
MONKEY MIND
NO MORE TOYS
SIREN CALL
STRAIGHT WHITE MEN TRYING TO WOKE
Thymele Arts
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND.
 
Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre
BUNNY THE ELF LIVE!
GEORGE.
GREENWOOD 1964
OUT OF THE BLUE
RAISED BY WOLVES
SORRY ABOUT MY FRIEND
SWIPE RIGHT: THE MUSICAL
THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME
THE HUMAN[OID] EXPERIENCE
TOBINCON
 
Studio C
AMERICAN STRANGER
ASK A BLACK WOMAN
DANDY DARKLY’S ALL ABOARD!
DEAR JEFF: A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT SUICIDE & DOMESTIC ABUSE
DOUBLE FEATURE: THE ORIGINAL ENGLISH & MURDERFUCK
I AM NOT A MAN
JAMBA JUICE: THE MUSICAL
MORAL FIXATION (ORIGINALLY TITLED BOYS
WILL BE BOYS)
MR. YUNIOSHI
ONE HUMP HEART
PAPER TRAILS
SPEAK I WILL: A FRACTURED SHAKESPEARE
SUPPORTIVE WHITE PARENTS
TEMPLE TANTRUM 
THE LAST POWERPOINT
THE MASHER
THE ONE-MAN IMPROVISED MUSICAL
SEVEN
ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS

 

Fringe Runway Winners: 

1st Place- ANGELBIRD 

2nd Place- THE HUMAN[OID] EXPERIENCE 

3rd Place- Start Swimming 

Honorable Mention – Mil Grus 

Audience Winners:

1st Place – Squeeze My Cabaret 

2nd Place – HAMILKONG 

Fringe Staff giving out a Fringe Freak // Photo: Matt Kamimura

30

JUN 2019

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

 

 

Fringe Freaks (Community-Voted Awards) Nominees

 

Top of the Fringe

Klingon Tamburlaine

Mr. Yunioshi

POCKETS

THE BULLY PROBLEM

The Last Croissant

 

International

Hide Your Fires: Butoh Lady Macbeth

PRETTY, WITTY NELL

Start Swimming

What Am I Even Doing?

What I Never Told You

 

Fringe First (World Premiere)

45 Milligrams

blackboxing

POCKETS

SON OF A BITCH

THE BULLY PROBLEM

 

Cabaret & Variety

Batter Up! My Brain on Baseball

blackboxing

Pick of the Fringe – Cabaret Show

Squeeze My CABARET

The Color Collective

 

Comedy

Come Back!

Crabbe and Goyle are Dead

Olivia Wilde Does Not Survive the Apocalypse

The Mayor’s Debate of Tranquility, Nebraska

Stuff i think is funny and good

 

Dance & Physical Theatre

Cirque du Giselle

Four Clowns Presents: Shakedown at the Dusty Spur!

MIL GRUS

Scarlett Fever

Tattered Capes

 

Ensemble Theatre

GRAIL PROJECT

Saving Cain

SON OF A BITCH

The Last Croissant

THE DEATH OF SAM MOBEAN

 

Immersive Theatre

Disrobed

Life Plan, or Living Your Best Life in a Collapsing World

Matt: The Gathering

The Pod

Vote for MURDER!

 

Musicals and Operas

Earth To Karen

POCKETS

Public Domain: The Musical

Supportive White Parents

THE BULLY PROBLEM

 

Solo Performance

FERTILE.

Meet Me In Mizzery

Mr. Yunioshi

Pit of Goblins

Temple Tantrum

 

 

Sponsored Awards Nominees

 

2019 Unleashed Awards

Scarlett Fever
Meg Jo,Beth Amy & Louisa
Haddon Park
Sorry About My Friend
The Mayor’s Debate of Tranquillity Nebraska 
 

2Cents Theatre Distinctive Voices Award

The Death of Sam Mobean
Dear Jeff
Butcher Holler Here We Come
The Institute for the Opposite of Longing
Scarlett Fever

 

Aunt Lyla’s Fave Fringe Flyer

Winner announced tonight! Honorable Mentions:

No More Toys
The Mayors Debate of Tranquility, NE
Cave Girl
If We Run
Start Swimming

 

Fight the Power Award

Greenwood 1964
Start Swimming
No Child Left Behind
Falling on Deaf Eyes
The Bully Problem

 

No Room in the Green Room Award

Silent Joy
Borracho: Spanish for Drunken Bum
Tattered Capes
The Bully Problem
The Circle Table

 

O Face Award for Orgasmic Achievement in Theatre: “Most Orgasmic Performance”

Blaire Chandler – THE DUCHESS & THE STRIPPER

Yokko – HIDE YOUR FIRES: BUTOH LADY MACBETH

Jim Hanna – THE MAYOR’S DEBATE OF TRANQUILITY, NEBRASKA

Elisabeth Hower – FOUR CLOWNS PRESENTS: SHAKEDOWN AT THE DUSTY SPUR!

Macy Idzakovich – FLOWER SOCIETY

 

ShoWorks Don’t Wait. Create! Award

Oracles & Miracles
Supportive White Parents 
The Duchess & The Stripper
Earth to Karen
The Bully Problem

 

Soaring Solo Artist Award

SQUEEZE MY CANS by Cathy Schenkelberg

DEAR JEFF by Callie Ott 

MR YUNIOSHI by Jonathan Cho 

MANDY PICKS A HUSBAND by Amanda Broomell 

THE ONE MAN IMPROVISED MUSICAL by Conor Hanney

 

Standout Song Award

SMELLAY LAHK A TURKAY” Blackboxing

“Wanted” Pockets

“Love Triangles” Pocketmon

“The Futures Lit” One Hump Heart

SLAPFOC” Bully Problem

 

Steve Kent Award

Earth Stories: Our Climate and Our Future
In Conclusion
Ghost Town
Mr Yunioshi
The Last Croissant

 

The Diverse Diva Award

SQUEEZE MY CANS by Cathy Schenkelberg

(IM)PERFEKT by Jannica Olin

CHRISSY METH by Crystal Bush

LOOSE UNDERWEAR by Dagmar Stansova

CORINA: FROM LAPDANCE TO SUNDANCE by Corina Calderon

 

The Golden Key

The Pod
Tales by Candlelight
Best Night Ever
Internal
Vote for Murder 

 

The Inkwell Theater Playwright’s Promise Award

“Institute for the Opposite of Longing” by Lindsay Beamish and Vanessa Peters
“Butcher Holler Here We Come” by Casey Wimpee 
“To Richard!” By Jessica Durdock Moreno
“The Circle Table” by Eric Moore

 

The Outdoor Voices Festival “Conversation Creation” Award

Cave Girl: The musical 
Blackboxing 
Silent Joy
Crack Whore, Bulimic, Girl Next Door
TBD Fifth Nominee

 

 

The Paul Koslo Memorial/MET Theatre Award

A Time Traveler’s Guide To The Present

Mr Yunioshi
The Grail Project
Scarlet Fever
Pho Girl

 

TPP’s Trope Buster! 

Batter Up

Blackboxing
Butcher Holler Here We Come
Mr. Yunioshi
Sins

 

Design the Guide!

3

APR 2019

The Guide Contest is back! We would like to invite our Fringe community to design the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival guide cover, which will be distributed throughout L.A. county. Submit your design ideas anytime between today, Wednesday, April 3rd and Sunday, April 7th by 9:30am to be included in the qualifying round. To enter the contest visit our contest link.

 
The winner will receive a $550 cash prize for their winning design. Additionally, the winner is eligible for a bonus cash prize of $500 to design the category headings for various disciplines and the official Fringe Button – the pin fringe-goers sport as they see shows around Hollywood. Participation is open to everyone. To get started, create a (free) account on 99Designs.com.
 
Know the perfect artist? Please share the contest or this blog post with friends! 

Fringe Central is our main community space each June.

29

MAR 2019

Big news today, Fringers.

Fringe Central has been secured for 2019, and will be housed at The La-La Land Gallery (6450 Santa Monica Boulevard), in the heart of Theatre Row.

Fringe Central is the rallying point for the festival: a social hub for artists and audience members alike. A place where you can interact with Fringe staff, buy tickets and merchandise at Fringe Concierge, hear about what’s hot from fellow Fringers, make those truly special Fringeships, and grab a drink at the infamous Bryan’s Bar. We’ll have many more details in the coming weeks about Fringe Central, so watch this space.

Join the Fringe team!

15

MAR 2019

We are looking for smart, motivated individuals to help the Fringe staff mount the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. It’s a big job but it’s also a very rewarding one. Some of our past interns have even moved on to become Fringe staff. 

The following positions are available: Events Intern, Programs Intern, Volunteer Coordinator Intern and FringeTV Production Intern.

If you are interested in an internship with the Hollywood Fringe Festival, please review the four available positions here and submit a cover letter and resume to internships@hollywoodfringe.org. Please specify which position(s) you are applying for in your cover letter. Deadline to apply is April 15th.