The Hollywood Fringe had a wide array of offerings this year, including a “Girls”-themed stage play transplanted from New York and a “bromantic tragedy.”
The festival continues to struggle for recognition outside of the arts community in Los Angeles, although it’s been attracting a growing audience of theatergoers. Attendance has nearly doubled in the last four years, going from 17,000 in 2010 to 35,000 last year. Figures for this year are still being compiled, but organizers said it was an increase over 2013.
“Every year we feel like it was better than last year,” said Ben Hill, the festival’s director and founder. “But in the end, it’s about community. I think a lot of other festivals miss that. We believe that it’s out of that sense of community that comes future great art works.”
The two productions singled for recognition by the audience were “NO HOMO – A Bromantic Tragedy,” a play about two best friends who have been roommates for six years. All their friends and family are convinced Luke and Ash are secretly a couple, even though neither man is gay.
The second audience-voted award went to “Women,” a mash up of “Little
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