Over the last few years, the Hollywood Fringe Festival has been one of our favorite events every year. Over the years, we’ve been introduced to companies and creators such as the Shine On Collective and Annie Lesser, both of which continue to be a driving force of immersive theatre in Los Angeles. Last year we hit up many, many, many shows and for the most part, each one was fantastic.
We’re very happy to see that Hollywood Fringe Fest has added an “Immersive Theatre” category. This is good news for a couple reasons…on a personal level, it’s great to be able to search by “immersive theatre” and find shows within that category, but on a much bigger level, Fringe is acknowledging the impact, importance, and fanfare of the genre.
We were already looking forward to Fringe Fest this year, but knowing this is now a category makes us even more excited!
Taken from their website:
Registration is now open and we are happy to announce the creation of a new category: Immersive Theatre. This category may include any kind of performance that thrusts the audience member into an interactive experience in a non-traditional environment. We added this category due to an increased interest in these types of productions by patrons and producers alike.
The Immersive Theatre category will join the ranks of Cabaret & Variety, Comedy, Dance & Physical Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Events & Workshops, Musicals & Opera and Solo Performance. When registering, producers must select one category. At the end of the festival, the community will vote for their favorite shows within each category.
Hollywood Fringe Fest 2017 takes place June 8th – 25th.