10th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival Welcomes Over 40 Alumni to the Stage
Lights will shine bright on more than 40 AMDA Alumni who are scheduled to participate in the largest performing arts celebration in the US June 13th through June 30th during the 10th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival. Celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community, the festival will feature more than 400 shows and 2,000 performances – a record for the annual event. AMDA Alumni are involved in nine shows in total.
For the last 10 years, the Hollywood Fringe Festival has served as an exclusive destination for AMDA students and alumni to showcase their art without barriers.
Taking place in select theaters, auditoriums, parks, clubs, churches and restaurants throughout local neighborhoods, Hollywood Fringe Festival immerses performers and audiences in a collaborative community environment.
Below are this year’s shows showcasing AMDA Alumni.
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Tabletop explores the way we use games to disconnect from our own realities by following the weekly fantasy adventures of five friends.
David Evan Stolworthy
Jared Tyrel Pixler
When a boy is found dead and two more stand to hang, justice is put under the microscope. In Conclusion: navigates the thin line between young love and despair, empathy and the law, and self-expression and self-destruction.
A young man raises his father. Then he leaves home. He meets a young woman who undoes him. The young woman has her own story: a mother who is a force of nature. It’s a play about legacy—how do we become who we are?
The Backliners are an up-and-coming improv team! They envision a world where improv has become a widely accepted and sought after form of entertainment.
Disenchanted with their lives, close friends Sebastian and Kate become enamored with Sebastian’s successful, charming new neighbor, Tony. Things go from bad to worse when Tony’s antics land Sebastian and Kate along with her new boyfriend, Robert, in a hostage situation in Mexico at the mercy of two bungling banditos.
Substitution takes place in an acting class filled with many eclectic characters. Among the students is a zombie, a time traveler, a cactus-obsessed scientist, a sea nymph, and a dog. As the exercises progress, and their social lives intertwine, the hidden facets of their personal lives emerge.
“The London Rose” tells the story of Edward, a transgender man.
It’s 1895 and Edward Kingsley returns to London after escaping his former life as “Emily”. He builds his new life with help from the quick-thinking Lee, the sardonic Rosanna Winchester, and the tortured, closeted John Collins. When Oscar Wilde’s conviction for homosexuality turns life upside-down in Londontown, Edward must fight for the safety of his loved ones and for his own human dignity.
Mia E. Cotton
An unofficial fan production adapted from Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great parts I and II.
No Joke is a political satire about the immigration crisis in the United States. A Mexican and an Italian share their immigration stories to a clueless American who carelessly spins them into an Instagram post for likes.
Ninet (Alexa) Rocabado
Kayla Marie Peterson (Stage Manager)
Nathanael Johnson (Director, AMDA faculty member)
REWIND is an original 80s pop musical about love, redemption and the magic of second chances.
Directed and Choreographed by Nancy Dobbs Owen, AMDA Dance Faculty
Thomas Adoue Polk
Note: This list is not meant to be exhaustive of all alumni represented in all productions. If you are an alum and would like your show added, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.