WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD Live Premieres at Hollywood Fringe

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Loose Change, the immersive subsidiary of 2Cents Theater, has announced the world premiere of its new show, Welcome to the Neighborhood, written by Scott Golden and directed by Kristen Boulé. The show will feature seventeen performances during the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival which runs August 14 through August 28, 2021 at the Anthony Mendl studio located at 905 Cole Ave in Los Angeles.

In the spring of 1953, after a nuclear missile test wandering off the coast of California, the people of Los Angeles were given a choice: either evacuate Southern California for the foreseeable future or retreat to their own personal underground bunkers until what the worst fallout calms down. More than fifteen months later, the government gave the “green light” and people began to come out of their protective underground shelters to resume their lives. Summer has arrived, the birds are finally resuming their migratory habits and Bob and Cindy Nelson want to invite you to their 7th (technically 8th) July 4th Celebration BBQ! Come meet your new neighbors, bring your appetite and enjoy the freedom that life on the surface brings!

Welcome to the Neighborhood is an immersive outdoor experience. All shows will be live in person, not streaming. For all in-person performances at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, customers will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) along with photo identification. Food and drinks will be offered free with each ticket.

Production and distribution team

Director Kristen Boulé (HFF Best Immersive Unreal City (2018), Vote for MURDER (2019)) is the artistic director and co-founder of 2Cents Theater Group. A multi-award-winning producer and director, her work spans a range of traditional narrative, musical and immersive experiences. She recently made her debut as an off-Broadway producer with Bill Posley’s The Day I Became Black. She produces the 2Cents Theater Group’s annual Acting Out INK Fest, a three-day festival for female playwrights. She also manages the 2Cent Carolers who sing for homeless organizations, youth shelters and supportive housing each holiday season.

Writer Scott Golden is a Hollywood Fringe Festival and Los Angeles Theater veteran. His previous writing works include The Last Twelve Years of Phineas Gage and Hurricane Kate. Golden produced Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk, a 2018 Top of Fringe Award-winning production, and 2017 Best Comedy Easy Targets. He is co-artistic director of the Sacred Fools Theater Company where he has established his artistic house.

Producer Tiffany Asta (HFF Best Immersive for Unreal City (2018), Vote for MURDER (2019)) is the literary director of 2Cents Theater Group. Originally from Oklahoma City, she received her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University. Last year she graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London with her MA in Theater Criticism and Dramaturgy. While in London she was a guest critic at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and also had an English translation which she adapted and performed by a well-known theater in Paris.

Sound and props are designed by Allison Sulock with costumes from Linda Muggeridge.

The cast of Welcome to the Neighborhood includes Peter Fluet, Leigh Wulff, Dana DeRuyck, Lucas Alifano, Everjohn Feliciano, Kelly O’Malley, Gregory Guy Gordon, Joe Hernandez-Kolski and Sam Sheeks.

Tickets are available online at www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/7142.


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