by John Todd on August 29, 2021

in Theater-Los Angeles

Congratulations to these award winners
of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Here are their encore performances.

TransSetter. Winner of the Encore Producers Award. Written and performed by Veronica Carey Matthews. Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. After a series of self-inflicted tragedies, a Hollywood dreamer has to go back to basics and figure out some life truths. Out of all the questions to answer, the biggest (and most unexpected): is “he” actually a “she”? Encore performance at Studio/Stage, 520 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004. Friday, September 3, 2021 at 8pm. Reservations:

The Book That Won’t Close: Confessions of a Love Addict. Winner of the Solo Splash Award and the Best of Broadwater Award. Written and performed by TL Forsberg. Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. A deaf woman hires a non-binary transgender coach to walk her through love addiction and she learns to embrace her shame as part hearing and Deaf. A dark edgy comedy with original music and dance. The show includes an ASL Interpreter and is accessible to the d/Deaf. Encore performance at Broadwater Black Box, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Saturday, Sept. 4 at 12:30pm. Reservations:

Versatile. Winner of the Best of Broadwater Award. Written and performed by Kevin Neighbors. Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. An intimate, multi-media, hip-hop, journey through intersectionality and a code switching master class. Kevin wades through a political existence, with the help of ironic African wild life guides At Broadwater Black Box. Sunday, September 5 at 6pm. Also available via a livestreaming option. Reservations:

Durang!, the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival Award-winner for Best Comedy, will play one Encore! Producers’ Award performance on Wednesday, September 8, at 8pm. Durang! consists of four one-act plays written by Christopher Durang and directed by Kristin Towers-Rowles. The plays are For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, ‘dentity Crisis, Wanda’s Visit, and The Actor’s Nightmare. The cast features (in alphabetical order) Michelle Bonebright-Carter, Megan Cochrane, James Everts, Shayna Gabrielle, Dan Lovato, Michael J. Marchak, Michael Mullen, Will Potter, Chris Ramirez, Jen Talton, Neil Unger, and Mouchette Van Helsdingen. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased online at  A livestream will also be available. Studio|Stage is located at 520 N. Western Ave.

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