Award-winning writer, director, producer Tom Cavanaugh brings his creation “Now, Now, Now” to the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival along with a cast of 19 actors in a bi-coastal, simulcast, multimedia event.
Cavanaugh combines pre-recorded videos and music with live performances from actors from their Covid-19-safe homes to create this supernatural thriller!
“Now, Now, Now” centers on characters that are receiving a mysterious email, a children’s song with a series of numbers at the end. The song places the readers in a trance-like state causing strange people and events to enter their lives. The song and its encoded message goes out to millions and seems to be part of the larger plan, a possible invasion. People are being kidnapped and their loved ones are left behind to solve the mystery and fight back, but will they?
Thursday, August 5 at 8:00pm (Preview Show)
Saturday, August 14 at 8PM
Tuesday, August 17 at 8PM
Wednesday, August 25 at 8PM
“I was sitting home watching Zoom workshops, Zoom performances and wishing I could be back in a theatre somewhere,” says creator Tom Cavanaugh. “I thought, why wait for the virus to end? Why not learn how to navigate this new media and try to create a production that would combine everything I love about film, television, and live theater, and here we are,” he adds.
Cavanaugh’s “Now, Now, Now” made its virtual Fringe debut on May 8 at The 2021 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival where it won BEST NATIONAL SHOW. Now, Now, Now… then went on to win, BEST LIVESTREAM SHOW at the Big Sky Fringe Festival in Missoula, Montana and will make its International Premiere at the 2021 Calgary Fringe Festival July 30 to August 7, 2021.
About Director Tom Cavanaugh
He received his M.F.A. in playwriting from The Actors Studio Drama School in 2000. Tom’s full-length play, “BEHOLD” was a 2010 finalist New American Playwrights Program at Utah Shakespearean Festival and won a 2011 Pickering Award for Excellence in Playwriting. “ADAM & YOSHI” was a finalist in McKinney Repertory Play Competition, Texas, finalist 2013 New American Playwrights Program Utah Shakespearean Festival, and won the 2012 Make the House Roar Prize at Lionheart Theater, Georgia.
In 2014, “INLAND EMPRESS,” Tom’s full-length play, world premiered, at The Lounge Theatre, Los Angeles. In 2017, “MISTER PICMAN” premiered at the Short & Sweet Play Festival, Hollywood, CA, and Theatre of Note’s Alternative Acts in Los Angeles. “THE FIELD,” a short play by Cavanaugh, premiered at The CTI Theatre Festival in Independence, MO.
Then, in 2018, Theatre of Action in Los Angeles Plays about immigration listed Tom’s short play, “COYOTE.” Tom won the Artists & Playwright Festival at The Know Theatre in Binghamton, NY in 2018 with his short play, “ROCKS ON THE PLAYS.” Tom was a member of the 2019 National Playwrights Symposium at Cape May Stages in New Jersey and has been a member of the Dramatist Guild of America since 1998.
About The Hollywood Fringe Festival
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrate the Hollywood neighborhood: fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.