About Us

Fringe Benefits Alliance members and Cootie Shots contributing writers at our Every Picture Tells a Story bookstore performance.



We are an ever-expanding alliance of artists, educators, parents, social justice activists and youth dedicated to creating theatre that promotes constructive dialogue and action about diversity and discrimination issues.




Fringe Benefits is a groundbreaking educational theatre company whose workshops and productions have earned the commendations of educators, parents, and community leaders.

Fringe Benefits offers tools for constructive dialogue and action on issues of tolerance and diversity.

We are dedicated to using theatre to build bridges within and among diverse communities and to promoting social justice. We help schools and communities understand the damage caused by intolerance and discrimination and to address these issues through the creative process.



Fringe Benefits is based in Los Angeles, California. While most of our programs are conducted in Southern California, we can and do travel just about anywhere, scheduling and funding permitting!

We have toured our productions to and led workshops and residencies in hundreds of schools, universities, community and religious centers, theatres and conferences throughout the United States, and in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.



We offer a variety of different programs throughout the year, both during the school/work day, after school and on weekends. Programs vary in length from 90 minute plays and interactive presentations, to three-hour and full day workshops, In-Services and Master Classes, to week-long institutes, and year-long Residencies.



Fringe Benefits’ programs have been lauded as a highly effective form of early hate crime prevention. We are committed to “waging peace” by working with communities to find creative and positive responses to intolerance and bigotry.

Fringe Benefits’ work promotes the idea that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.