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Third Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival Sets 2012 Dates: How to Join Up

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 16, 2011 at 11:44AM

Los Angeles culture lovers: the third installment of the Hollywood Fringe Festival has set its dates for 2012. From June 14-24, Hollywood will get an "explosion of theatre performances, solo artists, dancers, experimental art, comedy, films, and cabaret" from this non-profit fest. An opening night gala, awards ceremony and after party are all part of the fest, which is open and non-curated. More information on how to be involved and key dates are below:
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"Cowboy Mouth," Fringe 2011
Courtesy of HOLLYWOOD FRINGE "Cowboy Mouth," Fringe 2011

Los Angeles culture lovers: the third installment of the Hollywood Fringe Festival has set its dates for 2012. From June 14-24, Hollywood will get an "explosion of theatre performances, solo artists, dancers, experimental art, comedy, films, and cabaret" from this non-profit fest. An opening night gala, awards ceremony and after party are all part of the fest, which is open and non-curated. More information on how to be involved and key dates are below:


The event is open and non-curated; any artistic group able to book a venue within the festival’s boundaries may register. Traditional theatre spaces as well as found/DIY spaces are encouraged. Venues can list their space on the festival’s website starting Nov. 15.
 
Registration for the Hollywood Fringe opens February 1st. Potential participants should be aware that registration for the festival is a three-step process, and the first two steps can be completed before February. The first step is the creation of a project page on the festival’s site. Second, the project must be booked at a participating venue within the festival’s boundaries. Only then can projects register for the Fringe.
 
Participants may attempt to book a venue that has already signed up, or they may bring their own venue. All registrations complete before April 1 will receive placement in the Festival’s Guide, which will be distributed throughout Hollywood and greater Los Angeles starting May 2012.
 
Key Dates for 2012:
November 15- Venue Sign Up Open
February 1- Registration Open
April 1- Registration Deadline for Guide Inclusion
June 7-12- Fringe Previews
June 13- Fringe Opening Night Gala
June 14-24- Third Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 24- Fringe Award Ceremony
 
The organization needs volunteers throughout the year, any interested persons may learn more here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.