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MAR 2019

*Article updated to include Final Office Hours info!*

Join Hollywood Fringe staff and participants for weekly casual meet-ups at different bars and cafés around Hollywood. If you’re wondering what the fuss is all about, check out this FringeTV video

Office Hours take place Wednesdays starting March 27th. We’ve included the times and locations below. 

  • March 27th, 7-10pm - St. Felix (1602 N. Cahuenga Blvd.) 
  • April 3rd, 7-10pm – The Broadwater Plunge (6324 Santa Monica Blvd.) 
  • April 10th, 7-10pm – The Well (6255 Sunset Blvd.)
  • April 17th, 7-10pm - St. Felix (1602 N. Cahuenga Blvd.) 
  • April 24th, 7-10pm - Pig N’ Whistle (6714 Hollywood Blvd.) 
  • May 1st, 7-11pm - BLACK (6202 Santa Monica Blvd.) – 10% of sales donated to HFF
  • May 8th, 7-11pm – BLACK (6202 Santa Monica Blvd.) - 10% of sales donated to HFF
  • May 15th, 7-11pm - BLACK (6202 Santa Monica Blvd.) - 10% of sales donated to HFF
  • May 22nd, 7-11pm - BLACK (6202 Santa Monica Blvd.) - 10% of sales donated to HFF
  • May 29th, 7-11pm - BLACK (6202 Santa Monica Blvd.) - 10% of sales donated to HFF
  • June 5th, 7pm-Late – LAST OFFICE HOURS/FRINGE RUNWAY 2019 – Thymele Arts (5481 Santa Monica Blvd.) - Showcase select costumes from your production at Fringe Runway, the Hollywood Fringe fashion show. The night will be begin with a general office hours and end with a Live Band Karaoke Party. Grab a drink starting at 7:00 pm and get ready to strut your stuff!

In addition to our 21+ Office Hours series, we host a series called “Dining About Fringe” for all ages on the following dates:

  • April 11th, 6-8pm – Bungalow 40 (6541 Santa Monica Blvd.)
  • April 25th, 6-8pm – Eat This Cafe (6547 Santa Monica Blvd.)
  • May 9th, 6-8pm – Bungalow 40 (6541 Santa Monica Blvd.)
  • May 23rd, 6-8pm – Eat This Cafe (6547 Santa Monica Blvd.) 

For updates including specials and more, read your newsletters and check the #drinkingaboutfringe and #diningaboutfringe hashtags on Twitter and Instagram (as well as #hff19, the official festival hashtag).

Networking is an essential ingredient to your success at Fringe and we’re giving you a ton of opportunities to mix and mingle! Hope to see you #drinkingaboutfringe soon.

Festival Director Ben Hill leads a Town Hall.


FEB 2019

We are pleased to present our annual series of Town Halls and Workshops as a way to help you navigate the Hollywood Fringe Festival. You can reserve your free seats by clicking the event links below. 

You can check out all our other workshops and events on FringeTV

2016 Scholarship Winners. Photo by Matt Kamimura


FEB 2019

We are proud to announce that we’ve been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant of $20,000 to support the Fringe Scholarships program. This grant stems from more than $27 million approved by NEA Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter to fund local arts projects and partnerships. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,605 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 972 grants in this category.
“Hollywood Fringe has grown over the past ten years into a festival reaching hundreds of thousands of people,” says Festival Director Ben Hill. “This funding allows us to sustain that growth by supporting artists and programming that is diverse, inclusive, and relevant to the local community. We are truly honored to have been selected as a recipient." 
Created in 2016, the Fringe Scholarships Program exists to expand and diversify the pool of artists producing work at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The inaugural program offered free registrations to five Hollywood Fringe productions, and has since expanded to include 10 scholarships with free registration and a stipend. Fringe Scholarships are available to first-time Hollywood Fringe producers who contribute to the ethnic, cultural, racial, mentally or physically disabled, sexual orientation, or gender identity diversity of the Fringe community. See the list of this year’s in our previous blog post.
“The arts enhance our communities and our lives, and we look forward to seeing these projects take place throughout the country, giving Americans opportunities to learn, to create, to heal, and to celebrate,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

A Fringe Scholarship Winner from HFF17.


FEB 2019

After intense deliberation by our selection committee, we are proud to announce the 2019 Fringe Scholarship winners. Each production reflects Hollywood Fringe’s commitment to expand and diversify the pool of artists producing work at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
The Winners of the 2019 Fringe Scholarships are:

We’d also like to give some special recognition to our honorable mentions: Corina, From Lapdance to SundanceGirl from Schenectady, and The London Rose.

Fringe Scholarships provide each recipient with complimentary festival registration, a $550 stipend toward venue and production costs, a Fringe mentor, and marketing and networking opportunities as a member of the Fringe community.


FEB 2019

Every year we host a series of Twitter Chats in order for Fringers to meet and mingle online before the festival begins. It’s a great way to recruit audiences and make #fringeships long before June. You’ll get to tweet about how the process is going for you as well as the opportunity to chat with Fringe staff members.

This year we’ll be hosting the Twitter Chats at the following times:

  • February 25th (Mon) – 7-8pm
  • March 9th (Sat) – 12-1pm
  • March 25th (Mon) – 7-8pm
  • April 6th (Sat) – 12-1pm
  • April 22nd (Mon) – 7-8pm
  • May 4th (Sat) – 12-1pm
  • May 20th (Mon)- 7-8pm

All you have to do to join the discussion is use the hashtag #hff19. The chat will be moderated by the @HollywoodFringe account. Can’t make the time but still want to participate? All you have to do is schedule a tweet or two using one of the many available Twitter clients.