The Hollywood Fringe Festival is almost upon us!
From June 8th to June 25th, over two hundred and fifty individual productions will be going up at venues across Hollywood. The festival’s boundaries have expanded a bit since it started back in 2010, but there are still areas where you can walk from venue to venue and dash from curtain to curtain. I recommend grabbing some comfortable running shoes. You’ll thank me later.
Back in 2015, I set a record for most shows seen that year at sixty-eight. I wonder who’s going to set the record this year?
In addition to my duties as manager and technical director for multiple venues, this year I’m producing and writing for one show, while acting in a completely different show. This is a level of masochism that I’m already starting to regret. However, I’m incredibly excited about what both of these projects have in store for our audiences!
So, here’s the basics about both of these projects:
Dime Store Detective Stories, presented by Theatre Unleashed
Synopsis: Theatre Unleashed presents a late-night series of original mysteries and thrillers, told in the style of old serialized weekly dime-store pulp magazines. Join us every Saturday night at 11:30pm at studio/stage for the next thrilling chapter!
I’ve got a concept for a Lovecraftian horror story that I’m very excited to write. I’d share the working title, but it’s a giant spoiler.
All performances of this show will be live streamed, and we will have recaps at the top of each episode in case you missed a previous chapter.
UPDATE (5/23/23): I’m thrilled to announce that my script, now tentatively titled Rick Diamond and the Secret of the Green Covenant, will be directed by Matt Ritchey and feature the incredibly talented Ryan Wargnier (who some of you may remember from last year’s revival of A Very DIE HARD Christmas at Theatre Unleashed), and the amazing Nicole Ohara of Street Rat Media. This trio is truly a dream team for me.
Join us for our Preview performance on Saturday, June 3rd at 11:30pm. We’re doing 1937 Throwback Prices for the occasion: 10-cent tickets!
Learn more about Dime Store Detective Stories, presented by Theatre Unleashed at the 2023 Hollywood Fringe Festival!
Hitchcock Lane, presented by Fierce Mama Productions
Synopsis: Welcome to Hitchcock Lane. Our neighborhood is filled with love, laughter and life. Where even here we have to remember to connect with those closest to us before it’s too late. A new play with music by Soda Persi and Fierce Mama Productions, featuring original music by Michael Van Bodegom-Smith.
I’m thrilled to be a part of this heartwarming and heart-rending show. My vignette, titled Still Here, pairs me with the incredibly talented Heather Rose, and let me tell you, I couldn’t have asked for a better scene partner. She elevates my game just by being simple, truthful, and real in every moment. Not one false note in her performance.
UPDATE (5/23/23): Tickets are sold out for our Preview! Grab your seat for the rest of the run now!
Learn more about Hitchcock Lane, presented by Fierce Mama Productions at the 2023 Hollywood Fringe Festival!
Tickets are on sale now at HollywoodFringe.org for both of these shows! I hope you’ll join us.
About the Hollywood Fringe Festival
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrate the Hollywood neighborhood: fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.
Participation in the Hollywood Fringe is completely open and uncensored. This free-for-all approach underlines the festival’s mission to be a platform for artists without the barrier of a curating body. By opening the gates to anyone with a vision, the festival is able to exhibit the most diverse and cutting-edge points-of-view the world has to offer. Additionally, by creating an environment where artists must self-produce their work, the Fringe motivates its participants to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurialism in the arts.
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is a non-profit company. The festival gives 100% of box office revenue back to participating artists and venues—that’s over 3.9 million dollars since the inaugural festival in 2010. Donations are essential for both day-to-day festival costs as well as the growth of festival programs and resources. To help sustain Hollywood Fringe, you can donate here.