The third edition of the eclectic Hollywood Fringe Festival hits the streets for almost a dozen days starting on Thursday.
The 11-day festival will feature more than 1,000 performances, from full-length plays to standup comedy to music and dance. Its director Ben Hill says that every year the festival has a different look “because every year it’s a bit of a statement on where emerging art is today."
"We don’t censor," says Hill. "A lot of festivals say, 'We want to put on this sort of aesthetic, this sort of show.' And we say let the fates create the aesthetic.”
Hill says there’s no deadline to enter creative work into the festival, and he emphasizes that it’s not a competition. That means there are no rules regarding format or style meaning performances can be of any length and in just about any location.