Hollywood Fringe Festival ’16; Bad Jews at Theatre of NOTE

Fringe Festival Poster 2016

The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2016

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 curative 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.

June 2nd – June 7th: Previews
June 8th: Opening Night Party
June 9th – June 26th: The Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 26th: Awards & Closing Night Party

For more info and a complete schedule visit

The Hollywood Fringe Festival at Theatre of NOTE

I’m back alongside my outstanding Co-Producers at Theatre of NOTE as we return for the HFF ’16 as one of countless participating theatrical venues. This year we are playing host to 10 different productions traveling from across town to across the seas to be participants in Theatre of NOTE‘s line up and not a single day is without at least one performance! You can pre-purchase tickets online via the Hollywood Fringe website, find out more information regarding Theatre of NOTE at, or link directly to each participating production via their direct link below for more info and tickets. You can also follow me on Twitter or Instagram @TechTorAaron for daily HFF ’16 updates and announcements.

Designated Mourner
The Designated Mourner – Direct Link
90 Min: Sun. 5th @ 6:30pm; Sat. 11th @ 5pm; Sun. 12th @ 2pm; Sat. 18th @ 6:30pm; Sun. 19th @ 2pm; Fri. 24th @ 9:30pm; Sat. 25th @ 5pm

The trio from Theatre of NOTE who brought you Wallace Shawn’s THE FEVER in 2013 are back with another acclaimed Wallace Shawn play, THE DESIGNATED MOURNER. Imagine a Western Nation growing more and more dangerous as the government sacrifices freedom for control. The fate of this small group of intellectuals unfolds in a story of heart and humor matched with equal parts horror.

SITS VR Workshop
Virtual Reality: A Revolutionary Approach to Theatre – Direct Link
60 Min: Sat. 4th @ 4pm; Thurs. 9th @ 5:30pm; Wed. 15th @ 5:30pm; Tues. 21st @ 5pm

An educational lecture on virtual reality, it’s application in theatre, and a demonstrative viewing of a scene from “Othello” in virtual reality.

Odilia – Direct Link
60 Min: Fri. 10th @ 8pm; Wed. 15th @ 7pm; Sat. 18th @ 9pm; Thurs. 23rd @ 7pm; Sun. 26th @ 3pm

“Odilia” By Vanessa Espino is a whimsical dark comedy that follows Odilia, a young social worker driven to the borderlands in the middle of the night to save a man’s life and keep him from getting deported. A mysterious figure crosses her path and she is thrust into the Middle Ground – a dark space inhabited by the Esqueletos. They are a vibrant group of skeletons, tasked with building an offrenda (an altar) for the new arrival. Through fractured memories and lamenting tales of their past lives, the Esqueletos lead Odilia through the eerie Middle Ground on a journey of life, death, family, love and self discovery. Will Odilia find the secret to life and get back home in time to save her client’s life? Or will she be doomed to wander the Middle Ground forever?

Revelation – Direct Link
50 Min: Sun. 5th @ 9pm; Sat. 11th @ 2pm; Sun. 12th @ 4:30pm; Thurs. 16th @8:30pm; Fri. 17th @ 10pm; Sun. 19th @ 4:30pm; Thurs. 23rd @ 9:30pm; Sun. 26th @ 6pm

Revelation is about a parallel universe where humans have free thought but not free choice With the use of stereotypes and allusions to the Boston Marathon, Ferguson, 9/11 and more, Revelation explores the idea of religion, fate, and the purpose of life.

NEVA – Direct Link
80 Min: Tues. 7th @ 9pm; Mon. 13th @ 9pm; Tues. 14th @ 9pm; Wed. 15th @ 10:30pm; Mon. 20th @ 9pm; Tues. 21st @ 9pm; Wed. 22nd @ 10pm

In a dimly lit rehearsal room in St. Petersburg during the winter of 1905, Anton Chekhov’s widow, the actress Olga Knipper, along with two other actors, await the rest of the cast and their director while unseen striking workers are being gunned down in the streets by the tsarist regime. A politically charged, haunting interrogation of theater and the revolutionary impulse, Neva savagely examines the relationship between theater and historical context in this ominous and tightly crafted ensemble work that allows a palpable terror to creep through the theater walls.

Adam & Eve
Adam & Eve – Direct Link
90 Min: Sat. 4th @ 8:30pm; Thurs. 9th @ 10:30pm; Sat. 11th @ 7:30pm; Thurs. 16th @ 10pm; Sat. 18th @ 10:30pm; Wed. 22nd @ 7:30pm; Sat. 25th @ 10pm; Sun. 26th @ 10pm

When a clown takes the stage to bring to life this biblical tale, God’s word is put on trial, and we quickly find ourselves taking a whimsical journey into the realm of “What if?” Forget all that you may think you know, because history is about to be dissected and reshaped in this play’s attempt to find new meaning in our origin.

Labitity – Direct Link
80 Min: Sat. 4th @ 2pm; Thurs. 9th @ 8pm; Wed. 15th @ 8:30pm; Sat. 18th @ 4pm; Fri. 24th @ 7:30pm

Comedian Kay Monroe tackles race, gender, and sexuality during a stand up routine that becomes an authentic experience. With a brash sense of humor and unique perceptions, Kay takes you on a journey that explores our innate nature to attach ourselves to labels, titles, and identities. Challenging this need, she combines them all to lose her Labitity. We hope you do too!

Waiting For Godot – Direct Link
120 Min: Sat. 4th @ 5:30pm; Sat. 11th @ 10:30pm; Sun 12th @ 6:30pm; Sun. 19th @ 6:30pm; Sat. 25th @ 2pm

Nothing happens…twice! A revival of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist masterpiece a la Alchemy Theatre Company. In which, a couple of bums wait for a guy. And then wait for him again. Featuring the tragicomic talents of Jeff Lowe, Jonathon Durante, Richard Burnes, and Paul Burt. Directed by Jesse Runde. Produced by Alchemy Theatre Company. Alchemy Theatre Company is a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC.

A Regular Little Houdini – Direct Link
55 Min: Thurs. 16th @ 7pm; Tues. 21st @ 7pm; Additional Performances at The Asylum

A Regular Little Houdini, set in Newport, South Wales at the turn of the last century, is a coming of age story. A tenacious young boy from the docks idolises Houdini and commits himself to a life of magic. But the harsh reality of working class life in Edwardian Britain gets in the way. Regardless, he trains himself to emulate his hero’s magic tricks and escapology on the town’s famous landmarks while his toiling family struggle to accept their son’s eccentricity. As he matures our boy finds himself an integral part of the most significant and terrifying events of British industrial history and his personal journey intersects with the great showman himself. With his hero’s guidance, he fights against conformity, in the mud and the filth, against the irrepressible tide of responsibility, to balance childhood folly and humanity with the cynicism of adulthood. It’s a story of youthful imagination and joie de vivre, with a very real vein of jeopardy brought about by the dangers of daily life in a ruthless Edwardian dock town. It’s a beautiful tale of hope and magic inspired by the author’s own family stories and of course, the real life visits of Houdini to Wales.

Bound – Direct Link
75 Min: Tues. 7th @ 6:30pm; Fri. 10th @ 10pm; Tues. 14th @ 6:30pm; Fri. 17th @ 7:30pm; Mon. 20th @ 4pm; Wed. 22nd @ 3pm; Sat. 25th @ 7:30pm

A tragedy of maritime decline, BOUND follows the fortunes of six trawlermen from Devon, UK as they embark on one final voyage. Compelled by the threat of bankruptcy, the aging fishing trawler The Violet is forced out into treacherous weather. Bound to and by the sea, these fishermen discover, despite their differences, a deep bond with each other. But risking storms, friendships, and relationships ashore, will the crew lose more than just a way of life?

bad jews press poster

Bad Jews at Theatre of NOTE

A fierce, biting comedy about family, faith, and what you choose to believe when you’re chosen, BAD JEWS follows Daphna Feygenbaum, the self-proclaimed most devout Jew in her family. When her less observant cousin Liam arrives to claim a treasured family heirloom, bringing along a surprisingly non-Jewish element in the form of Melody, a hilarious and devastatingly funny battle of Old Testament proportions ignites.

Written by Joshua Harmon & Directed by Sabrina Lloyd
Executive Produced by Sigi Gradwohl & Hilary Curwen
Produced by Caity Ware
Stage Managed by Aaron Saldana
Set Design – Chad Phillips; Lighting Design – Ashley McCormick;
Fight Choreography – Peter Berube; Publicist – David Elzer/Demand PR

Performances run June 30th – July 24th
Thurs. – Sat. @ 8pm; Sun. @ 2pm
Theatre of NOTE
1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

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