First Fringe, First Thoughts

I would have thought that by this date, Copper Moll Production’s first Fringe experience would be done and dusted. At this point, I expected to be basking in the glory of a triumphant inaugural production, full of insight and perspective and wisdom. ‘Tis not the case.

No, although the official Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015 has concluded, the Best-Of’s and Encores are now running. And “The Last Known Recording of the Lovely Lenore Sisters” was a recipient of the Encore! Producers’ Award. As of this writing, there are two encore performances left.

So surprised. So grateful. So very much in awe of the caliber of this Fringe and the other Encore-granted shows.

It was a whirlwind of bold and brilliant artists, so many passionate weirdos to connect with (and some old comrades to reconnect with too). There were wonderfully inspired offerings and brave experiments. Maybe a few productions weren’t entirely polished, but everything I saw was a risk, a gamble, a lesson in raw vulnerability.

While I am still processing what we achieved artistically with “The Last Known Recording of the Lovely Lenore Sisters”, I know that I have never worked harder. I have never taken more risks, artistically or personally. This production has been the most challenging thing I have ever taken on. Ever.

And I have so many ideas for next year.

For now though, I’ve still got the Lenore Sisters. If you live in Los Angeles, I’d love to share their story with you.

Encore Flier, Fringe 2015

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