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#FundingFriday : Madness, God & Lemonheads

It’s a big, bright time in fund-raising & crowd-funding.

As always, today brings a new edition of The Crowd Crowd on Turnstyle News. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS or on iTunes. Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #TheCrowdCrowd.

You can also sneak a peek LIVE every Thursday 5:15-6pmPT.

Every week on The Crowd Crowd, we choose our Latte Fund picks: campaigns we think deserve your $5. I take suggestions in comments or via @CindyMarieJ . Here’s my pick for this week:

TheatreFactory Studio-The Madwoman Of Chaillot

Learn how to pop an ick (I’m serious, whatever that is) & help an indie company with fresh voices bring their vision to life.

Then, of course there is:

Operation LemonHeadMeter

I am a Contributor to Bitter Lemons, and their conversation opening, standards breaking, standards creating, and passion for the local independent theatre scene have done so much for our community in the past five years. For the first time, they ask for your monetary assistance. Everyone writes and edits for free, and no two people put in more time than Enci and Colin.

Let the voices of the audiences actively assist audience development for intimate theatre!

Last but not at all least is not a crowd-funding campaign, and a very worthy cause:

silence no one with websitegoogleplusPlaywright Steve Julian (you may recognize his voice from early morning KPCC) launched an incredibly ambitious project that begins with What Kind of God? which opens Sept. 14th.

Steve and his producing partner Robert Keasler fronted their own funds and credit to produce a show that gives voice to the silenced, tackling such difficult and thought-provoking topics as abuse of power, sexual abuse, coming out as a teen, being gay and Catholic, and body image.

Full Disclosure: I’m Outreach Director for this play, the first in a trilogy under the banner Silence No One. I do not take projects like this onto my plate lightly; their mission means a lot to me. Steve plans for the second play to tackle silencing rape victims in the military.

Watch the videos (first is below) and see some of our great incentives to give. The most important, as always, is to give voice to those who are silenced by people with power over them. Steve does not mean for this play to be a condemnation of the Catholic Church by any stretch; merely a conversation starter, a place for people to feel open to discussing what may have happened to them or their friends.

Ask questions at #WhatGodPlay and follow our efforts through these social media channels: Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitterfollow-us-on-youtube

Most importantly, please see the play and support the silenced.

More Time to Fringe!

 If you followed me last June, you know I am a huge fan of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Along with infusing a sense of community into the arts scene, it also encouraged me to try new methods of outreach. The Let’s Fringe! interviews conducted through Bitter Lemons LA & Google+ Hangouts last year sparked the Arts Outreach Channel now in process.

The main issue many have with the Festival is they don’t have time to see as much as they’d like. Enter the relentless Fringe Staff with their announcement that the dates are extending! Here’s the release with all the info.

Even if you aren’t in Hollywood, follow their online platforms. Everyone can take a lesson or two in galvanizing artists from these folks.

And stay tuned for some announcements regarding Fringe on my end…….you might want to press “Follow this blog.” Just a suggestion!

 

Hollywood Fringe Festival Press Contact:
Stacy Jones Hill
Communications Director
Press@HollywoodFringe.org
805.604.5106
www.HollywoodFringe.org
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
For Immediate Release
JUNE IS FOR FRINGE
Hollywood Fringe Festival Extends 2013 Dates to Include Additional Week
Hollywood, CA– The Hollywood Fringe Festival (www.hollywoodfringe.org) announced today that the fourth annual festival will be a week longer than the three previous fests. The fourth annual festival will take place June 13th-30th after a week of Previews taking place June 6th-11th. The festival is now one of the largest uncensored performing arts festivals in the country, and extending the length will expand opportunities for both artists and audience members. The festival sold 25,000 tickets in 2012, giving back all $200,000 to participating artists and venues. Festival organizers feel confident that an additional seven days of Fringe will help to keep ticket sales growing at a steady pace.
“Since 2010, we’ve made it our mission to include all types of artists and arts supporters, adopting a ‘come-one-come-all’ mentality meant to unite us in our endeavors to create. A very special community has emerged, one that encourages and cherishes the work of others,” says Ben Hill, Hollywood Fringe Festival Director. “This supportive community is part of the reason our attendance has increased dramatically from year to year. By adding an additional week for Fringe 2013, we hope that we can provide a wider range of entertainment for audiences while also welcoming more producing groups into our already-diverse pool of performing artists.”

Hill and other organizers behind the Hollywood Fringe are planning to host a number of Town Halls and Workshops to assist venues, participants and other community members prepare for the festival. The first of these Town Halls will focus on the Registration process and will be held on January 17th at 7:00pm atTheatre Asylum. Those that can’t attend the event are encouraged to listen to recordings that will be posted on the Hollywood Fringe blog.

Registration for the Hollywood Fringe opens February 1st and closes on April 1st. The event is open and non-curated; any artistic group able to book a venue within the festival’s boundaries may register. Registration for the festival is a three-step process. The first step is the creation of a project page (http://hollywoodfringe.org/add_project) on the festival’s site. Second, the project must be booked at a participating venue within the festival’s boundaries. Once the venue deal has been completed, groups can complete registration by paying the registration fee. The first two steps can be started before February 1st. Read more about the registration process here.
Traditional theatre spaces as well as temporary or DIY spaces are encouraged. Venues can list their space on the festival’s website starting today. Participants may attempt to book a venue that has already signed up, or they may bring their own venue. All registrations complete before April 1st will receive placement in the Festival’s Guide, which will be distributed throughout Hollywood and greater Los Angeles starting May 2013. Registrations completed after that time will be included in listings on the Fringe’s website.
Key Dates for 2013:
November 1st- Venue Sign Up Open
February 1st- Registration Open
April 1st- Registration Deadline for Guide Inclusion
June 6th-11th- Fringe Previews
June 12th- Fringe Opening Night Gala
June 13th-30th- 4th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 30th- Fringe Award Ceremony & Closing Night Party
The organization needs volunteers and interns throughout the year. Any interested persons may learn more here:http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/learn/index/132
Want more information? Contact the festival at support@hollywoodfringe.org or by visiting the website at www.HollywoodFringe.org.
Follow @hollywoodfringe on Twitter (or use the #hff13 hashtag), become a fan of our facebook page, or check us out on tumblr.
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