The company behind the Hollywood Fringe Festival was founded in January 2005 with a singular mission: Produce new and provocative works by undiscovered artists for benefit of the community.
Our inaugural production was The Hatchery Festival in Washington DC. Its mission to introduce new works was widely received as a critical injection of vigor into the community’s literary culture. The playwrights underwent an extensive dramaturgical workshop process to improve their plays and prepare them for production. In recognition of our efforts towards community enrichment, we were awarded a grant from the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities.
In June 2010, The Hollywood Fringe Festival launched its inaugural festival, filling over 17,000 seats in over 30 different venues throughout central Hollywood. We featured 186 distinct shows with over 800 performances. Approximately 10% of our festival was international with one-third of all participants coming from out-of-state.
The 2021 Festival debuts on August 12 in Hollywood, CA.
FESTIVAL STAFF 2021
Ellen Den Herder
Communications Director/Social Media Director
Volunteer/Audience Services Director
Fringe Freaks created by
2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Angela Babcock, Gregory Crafts (Venue Representative), Mark Edwards, Ben Hill, Kanchan Mattoo (chair), Stacy McKee, Dave McKeever, Craig Sweeny
Bryan Burgess*, Alexa Hill*, Ben Hill*, Nicholas Hill*, Stacy Jones Hill*, Kanchan Mattoo*, David McKeever*, Ken Peterson*, Abbie Wagoner*