Check us out: June 14-24, 2012
- Favorite activity is to go through and set my schedule to see shows. Is there any way to see your schedule in a calendar on the website?
- Is there way to throw all the shows you want to see in the basket and then sorts it into a logical schedule for you? (awesome idea, probs not next year)
- Big board in the main space should be like just full of all the stuff and things
- Shows need to start on time (Couldn’t agree with you more, personally - Rachel)
- Stacy did a great job getting press, and helped out shows.
- NewYork does the sold out board - generate buzz
- Fringe central was effin’ amazing this year - Matt Quinn ( <3 )
- Music was super phenomenal, Rich brought in great bands. Maybe we need an event to help showcase and bring in more people. If more performers knew about it, it would help generate buzz
- Fringe family was good this year
- Fringe central was a great place to meet people, but volunteering was so much a great way to meet people and a great way to bond. Is there a way to exchange volunteer hours for a lower participant registration fee? (noted) (stacy - we do not make people shovel shit as volunteers)
- At edfringe it was an experience as a society, it was neutral. Here, if I was hosting a festival in my space but I’m placing my company in there as well — there is conflicts on interests may happen. Question to fringe who hosts a venue: how do we operate to ensure no conflicts as a non-profit. (Meghan : we always promote the festival as a whole, venues new and old. Sometimes new programs we will promote more. Everything changes on a year by year basis. Major thing we are always promoting is NEVER a single show or single venue)
- You guys are awesome (Applauds)
- What about Silverlake Jubilee? Are there more opportunities (Meghan, let us know about other cool things we should be a part of)
- One-night events to participate in. Women’s arm wrestling.
- What about having highschool kids come in for volunteer hours (we had some of this, but this is expanding)
- Just a way to find highschoolers theres all of those highschool theatre festivals that we could go to (noted)
- How is it possible with the musicians? What about a music competition and bringing in their audience (Fringe music is a new program this year. But we can’t do competitions because it’s fringe)
- Theatre Unleashed wants to offer 24 hour theatre experience. Wants to know if they want workshops for fringe community? (noted, we want more workshops)
- Participant doesn’t think that workshops popped up in online schedule for the day (noted, but we think they were on there)
- If we can have the schedule for everything before we book shows of like the brunch things and town halls (Stacy - we are planning out more in the future for next festival)
- More panels to learn about all these different types of theatre and challenges. (Dave - we are open to this and are willing to help with space)
- What about SXSW approach - book panel times and let people pitch panels and produce
- Cabaret stages in other places, not just fringe central
- Living social or groupon? What about these online deals? (Stacy: we are working with them already for 2013, kinda difficult for different shows and the website, but we’re talking)
- Discount registration for groupon? Discussion of a lot of ideas (again, lots of ideas)
- Goldstar deal of the day has worked for some people too
- Love volunteers
- Can we put in venues hand or participants hands to help you guys get more hotspots an volunteers?
- Coffee shop for during the day instead of bar
- Live painting of opening night party was super cool
- Can we sell things as part of the art installations? (We can look into this, and it’s sort of on our radar)
- Scan the live painting and sell prints
- Was there reach out to LMU/UCLA? What about no registration fee to college students? Some type of incentives (Meghan - not as much as there should be but we did. Venue incentives would be great too)
- Large woo from audience
- It was like camp! Events are fun!
- More hard liquor at the end of the festival
- Weren’t enough bar-tenders — especially on the packed nights
- Cabaret was great
- Sometimes there was no one around at cabarets - especially 7pm Mondays. (Noted - Meghan asks the counter question - how to get people into fringe at that time)
- Creating more buzz
- “I saw so many more shows because I met people there”
- People really did self-police the postcard tables (Stacy - you didn’t see what we did after closing)
- More art in that type of space (this was an intra-staff discussion too!)
- Press person - not all people may feel comfortable being contacted. What about a way to opt in? We don’t want to overwhelm participants or reporters
- Many conventions (like SDCC) have a list of press. So maybe that’s something.
- Would love to see a fringe app (May be on the way….)
- Being able to grab emails from people seeing shows would be good
- Is there a brainstorming session for how to get fringe “out there” to the no-theatre people (we are always talking about this)
- What about banners? (we get this question every year…and we’re researching)
- Cindy is amazing (I agree) and doing the interview with Stacy was great too! I felt cared about without being pandered to.
- At a townhall someone told a story about someone high on drugs getting on stage and a story about a cop? So what about a tales from the fringe series? Webisode (stacy says this would make a good fringe show)
- For all the volunteers and interns - everyone was patient and really tried to take a few minutes to talk and help.
- Seconded - everyone was amazing. People were professional and business but really care.
- We sent a survey to our participants, we had a lot of good words, but some people had concerns. Two types: (1) that they would have done as well w/o the fee. (2) they paid a lot of fees or ads and didn’t get any return. Solution proposed by participant: Marketing campaign listed ahead of time so that they can strategize alongside us (Noted)
If you have a specific contact for someone please email them to us! Here are some thoughts from people here
- Playworks - participant will send info
- Theatre students - participants have some contact info for them
- Art Institute!
- What about projecting all the shows happening that day? (we’ve been talking about that a lot for next year)
- Online and bar schedule only showed 10 shows at a time, couldn’t see the whole day
- What about like shuttles and like car racks? What can we do to help?
- Some venues were smoother than others
- What about procedures for new venues for box office and venue relations (we are all about supporting that. Dave is planning on putting together a resources kit that we use for Fringe venues)
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