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The 2020 Hollywood Fringe Festival (Fringe) scheduled for June 2020 has been postponed until October 2020 for the safety of the community and to help halt the spread of the coronavirus through social distancing.
The annual festival, whose venue partners span throughout Hollywood and Theatre Row, has tentatively set the new dates for October 1 through October 25, 2020. Final confirmation of all dates will be made by August 1, 2020, based on pending updates by federal, state and local health officials in the coming weeks.
“With the directive to cancel or postpone in-person events and meetings, we are working to provide safe solutions to keep our community active and engaged. We know how necessary the arts are in times like these,” The Hollywood Fringe Festival said in a statement.
The festival is offering reimbursements of paid registration fees where needed at this time, which are refundable up until September 1, 2020, and officials suggest that all current Fringe participating productions contact their individual venues for rescheduling arrangements or cancellations.
For those who can and wish to, the Fringe is also asking for the donation of registration fees to help them maintain operations and that these, and any gifts, to the festival are tax-deductible.
Plans are in development for a program to support shows with the "Fringe marketing/technology infrastructure" and there is a call for anyone who wishes to participate in the development process, and volunteers can sign up here to join their ongoing efforts. A survey has been posted as well to help inform the festival producers going forward.
The Fringe is currently developing plans to provide its ongoing networking and promotional opportunity events as virtually as possible through Virtual “Office Hours” Networking, a virtual Cabaret, Twitter chats, online workshops, and other activities.
Complimentary registration will soon be available on their website for any free online meet-up, workshop or project that relates to the festival and any collaborative related efforts.