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#FringeFemmes Check-Ins: The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life, Sex, and Everything in Between

by Eloise Coopersmith

Quick peeks at #HFF24’s “Women on the Fringe” by Fringe Femmes who are behind the scenes this year. Click Here for all Check-Ins

Fringe Femmes

WHO:  Ariella Salinas Fiore

WHAT: The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life, Sex, and Everything in Between

WHERE: The Hobgoblin Playhouse, 6440 Santa Monica Bl

WHY: Ariella Salinas Fiore shines in her show with a mix of fun, frisky, and fabulous energy. Her storytelling is incredibly sincere and real, drawing audiences in to care deeply about both her and the topics she discusses. She unabashedly tackles personal challenges – particularly society’s judgments on physical appearance – offering not just entertainment but also a poignant educational experience. Her narrative sheds light on the universal struggle to stay authentic in a world that often dictates how one should be rather than accepting individuals as they are.

HOW: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/10927

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#FringeFemmes Check-Ins: My Mother Doesn’t Know I’m Kinky

by Eloise Coopersmith

Quick peeks at #HFF24’s “Women on the Fringe” by Fringe Femmes who are behind the scenes this year. Click Here for all Check-Ins

Fringe Femmes

WHO:  Jean Franzblau

WHAT: My Mother Doesn’t Know I’m Kinky

WHERE: The Broadwater Second Stage,  6320 Santa Monica Bl

WHY: Well-structured storytelling with a powerful narrative exploring what some might consider a taboo topic. Educational and deeply personal, Franzblau takes her audience on her journey of self-discovery into her authentic sexual identity. Despite ratings and descriptors suggesting an adult audience, the storytelling remains respectful and accessible to all. Those attending with a sense of wonder rather than judgment will certainly enjoy this work.

HOW: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/10366

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#FringeFemmes Check-Ins: Intrusive Thoughts

by Samantha Shada

Quick peeks at #HFF24’s “Women on the Fringe” by Fringe Femmes who are behind the scenes this year. Click Here for all Check-Ins

Fringe Femmes

WHO:  Brenda “BK” Wong

WHAT: Intrusive Thoughts

WHERE:  Asylum @ Stephanie Fuery Studio Theatre (Mainstage), 5636 Melrose Av

WHY: Brenda “BK” Wong shares personal experience with intrusive and destructive thinking, leading the audience to realize that those thoughts just aren’t helpful! Through her story, BK leaves us with a choice: give in to the intrusive thoughts or choose positivity. I can’t wait to see this new writer develop a team of support. Yes, one day, she may have more actors and more set pieces, though they don’t need to look any better or be any better than what is at heart a raw and personal portrayal. BK’s debut as the unlikely hero of her own story resonates with personal vulnerability, humor and a whole lot of positivity. Honored to see this first performance from a writer who I look forward to seeing back at fringe again soon. Keep writing BK, your stories matter!

HOW: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/10884

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#FringeFemmes Check-Ins: B+ MOM

by Eloise Coopersmith

Quick peeks at #HFF24’s “Women on the Fringe” by Fringe Femmes who are behind the scenes this year. Click Here for all Check-Ins

Fringe Femmes

WHO:  Melissa Greenspan

WHAT: B+ Mom: An Enthusiastic Guide to Imperfect Parenting

WHERE: The Broadwater Studio, 1078 Lillian Way

WHY: Being a parent is not for sissies.

Lots of love for sure, but there’s also the madness that comes with parenting. Melissa Greenspan’s show captures it all: highs, lows, pivots, love, tenderness, anxiety, perfect plans in an imperfect world. Her engaging and candid look at motherhood made me go home and text my daughter. This is the perfect show for anyone who has a mom, is a mom, or is considering having children. Rich with paradigm-shifting moments and laughter, it’s a must-see. Take your mom—she’ll love it!

HOW: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/10379

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#FringeFemmes Check-Ins: The Funny Thing About Men!

by Eloise Coopersmith

Quick peeks at #HFF24’s “Women on the Fringe” by Fringe Femmes who are behind the scenes this year. Click Here for all Check-Ins

Fringe Femmes

WHO:  Mandy Williams

WHAT: The Funny Thing About Men

WHERE:  Asylum @ Stephanie Fuery Studio Theatre (Mainstage), 5636 Melrose Av

WHY: Mandy Williams, a multi talented Brit transplant, has crafted and performs a highly entertaining evening of charming and original tunes. Whether it’s her British roots or her subtle humor, her songs—with a wink and a nod—evoke a modern “variety theatre,” blending comedy, music and dance, reminiscent of the vaudeville houses of the past. She woos the listener, taking us on an enjoyable ride through the very human foibles of male/female relationships. Clever, witty and unexpected, her mellifluous voice enchants the audience as she lovingly examines men, women, their idiosyncrasies and their relationships.

HOW: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/10376

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#FringeFemmes Check-Ins: SAM!

by Eloise Coopersmith

Quick peeks at #HFF24’s “Women on the Fringe” by Fringe Femmes who are behind the scenes this year. Click Here for all Check-Ins

Fringe Femmes

WHO:  Samantha Labrecque

WHAT: SAM: An Existential Comedy Solo Show

WHERE: The Broadwater Studio, 1078 Lillian Way

WHY: Spunky, sassy, and sincere, Sam opens our hearts to the adventures of an aspiring actress in Hollywood, striving to find her artistic purpose. Labrecque embodies the quintessential fringe artist—bold, innovative, and deeply passionate. With meta musical numbers, composed/keys by the multi-talented Edith Mudge, captivating dance moves, humor, and a heartfelt narrative, she paved the way for a meaningful realization for both herself and her audience.

HOW: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/10296

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#FringeFemmes Check-Ins: Getting There!

by Eloise Coopersmith

Quick peeks at #HFF23’s “Women on the Fringe” by Fringe Femmes who are behind the scenes this year. Click Here for all Check-Ins

Fringe Femmes

WHO: Rebecca O’Brien

WHAT: Getting There!

WHERE: Hudson Theatres (Hudson Guild), 6539 Santa Monica Boulevard

WHY: Do not miss the opportunity to witness Rebecca O’Brien’s incredible performance in “Getting There.” Her show has received such acclaim that it has been extended, giving you the fortunate opportunity to see it for yourself. Don’t miss this chance to be reminded of the incredible strength and resilience of the human spirit, and the profound impact that empathy and understanding can have on our lives.

HOW: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/7059

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#FringeFemmes Check-Ins: Valley of Light

by Eloise Coopersmith

Quick peeks at #HFF23’s “Women on the Fringe” by Fringe Femmes who are behind the scenes this year. Click Here for all Check-Ins

WHO: Naomi Melville

WHAT: Valley of Light

WHERE: The Broadwater (Main Stage), 1076 Lillian Way

WHY: “…a reminder of the power of music and storytelling and in its desire to convey profound messages and forge connections with the audience.”

Click Here for more of Eloise’s “Fringe Femmes” Review on Gia On The Move!

HOW: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/9746

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#FringeFemmes Check-Ins: Cherries, Rare & Fair

by Eloise Coopersmith

Quick peeks at #HFF23’s “Women on the Fringe” by Fringe Femmes who are behind the scenes this year. Click Here for all Check-Ins

Fringe Femmes

WHO: Suzie Bohannan

WHAT: Cherries, Rare & Fair

WHERE: Three Clubs , 1123 N Vine St

WHY: “… an unforgettable experience, where inhibitions are shed and the audience is whisked away on a journey of whimsy and uninhibited revelry.”

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HOW: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/9954

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#FringeFemmes Check-Ins: Patient 13

by Eloise Coopersmith

Quick peeks at #HFF23’s “Women on the Fringe” by Fringe Femmes who are behind the scenes this year. Click Here for all Check-Ins

Fringe Femmes

WHO: Gail Thomas

WHAT: Patient 13

WHERE: The Broadwater (Black Box), 6320 Santa Monica Blvd.

WHY: “Go for the story and leave with Hope.”

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HOW: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/9938

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