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Hollywood Fringe Diary 2016: The Final Tally!!

awards! awards! awards!

Well another Fringe has come and gone. I attended 60 shows and managed to review 55 (denoted by the asterisk: “*”), and I must say there were some gems. So here is my final call, including those shows that ranked as Platinum. Congratulation to all who worked and sweated and gave it their all to make Hollywood Fringe 2016 such an extraordinary event!


 

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A REGULAR LITTLE HOUDINI *

BUMPERSTICKER – THE MUSICAL *

NEVA *

OFFICE BEAT *

PUNCH AND JUDY *

SQUEEZE MY CANS *

THE KING OF SOHO *

THE INDIAN WANTS THE BRONX *

THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL *

VINCENT DECONSTRUCTED *

VOICES *


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50 SHADES OF SHAKESPEARE *

BIN LADEN: THE ONE MAN SHOW *

HORSE WITH A VIEW *

MACDETH *

SITTING BULL’S LAST WALTZ *

STRAP-ON *

TILT

#WHALEFAIL *


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(A)PARTMENT 8 *

OBLIVIOUS: A VIDEOGAME THEATRE EXPERIENCE *

TROY

WMMFEST 2016 *


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AMY SNOWDEN IN CASTING CONFESSIONS FROM LA TO LA *

ARTICHOKE HEARTS *

BEING MARTIN SHKRELI *

BLOODY BEAUTIFUL *

CULT MODEL *

HOW TO BE A VIRGIN (IN 12 MORALLY AMBIGUOUS STEPS) *

METAFAM *

MIMI’S SUITCASE *

MR. MARK TWAIN ANSWERS ALL YOUR QUESTIONS *

SEXY MAUS *

THE CREEPS *


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MY BIG FAT BLONDE MUSICAL *

PATRIOT ACT *

 


BRONZE: 16

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ADAM BOMB(S) *

ALL THE BEST KILLERS ARE LIBRARIANS *

BREAK IN *

COWBOYMOUTH

EINSTEIN *

GANDHARI…IN SEARCH OF LIGHT

JONBENÉT THE MUSICAL *

MCCREADY *

NILBOG THE MUSICAL*

PORN ROCK *

QADDAFI’S COOK *

SNATCHED (STORIES FROM DOWN THERE) *

SUICIDE LIVE

THE TRUTH *

VINTAGE BOX *

WINTER IS COMING *

 


NO AWARD: 5

 

A USEFUL LIFE IN C MAJOR *

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) *

TIMELESS *

TITUS ANDRONICUS, JR. *

YURI SPEAKS OUT *


EAR WAX: 3

 

BUMP IN THE NIGHT: TALES OF MONSTERS & FOOLS *

HELLO WORLD *

THE BIG SNAKE *


(**Hollywood Fringe 2016  Image Courtesy of The Hollywood Fringe Festival)

 

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<p>An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, “Among the Vipers” was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist, three times, in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. After a wild and misspent youth, which lasted well into middle age, Kearney has settled down and is focusing on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. Ernest’s stage reviews and social essays can be found at TheTVolution.com and workingauthor.com. Follow him on Facebook.</p>

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