Just look at us with all of our jibber jabber! Enjoy this fun little interview with Yes/And Theatre Company talking about rocking the Orlando Fringe with their forthcoming Atlanta Fringe show “Jett Backpack and the Battle at the End of the Universe.” Oh and also there is an intrusive toddler, but he’s also a featured Fringe artist so he’s cool.
BEHOLD the beautiful weirdness of Verge of Meeting! “I’M VERY ADVANCED.” We still have no idea what this show is actually going to look or sound or be like, and we love that. And the skies were not cloudy all day…
Send/End’s characters are all online and it’s frikkin’ awesome
We are a certified Fringe festival, which means we love weirdo shit and ambition and ridiculous things that exist for their pure ridiculousness. So you can imagine how stoked we are that all of the characters in Leave Your Mark Productions' Send/End have Twitter and Facebook accounts and have been interacting with each other in character for the past month. THAT IS SOME HIGH GRADE FRINGEY SHIT RIGHT THERE.
Here’s a fun little video to go with that Rocky Hickey interview! Showbiz! Wild gesticulations! Yetis holding protest signs! This video has it all.
Fringe Radio Preview - Rocky Hickey, The Have Nots Theater
Respondent: Rocky Hickey
Company: The Have Nots Theater
Show: The Shortest Distance
"This was originally written as a stage play during the Bush era (2003), and was shelved when Obama was elected because it seemed like America might a stand against Big Oil. That didn’t happen…”
Check it, y’all. Funda Yilmaz is here to talk about her company’s show “A Woman: 5 Feminine Powers Unveiled” in this great, charming little video. This one is going to be lovely and we can’t wait to see it.
Fringe Radio preview – Craig Dominey, The Moonlit Road
Respondent: Craig Dominey
Company: The Moonlit Road
Show: Skull Lake
“I wrote a column for a long gone Sunday newspaper section in the AJC called “Dixie Living,” about odd and unusual Southern customs, destinations and people. I wanted to create a website version of those columns that educated the world about the American South without resorting to typical stereotypes.”
Hahahaha OMG this show is going to be so creepily great. Nice work from the gang at Twinhead Theatre (with a couple of cameos from Fringe staffers). And you might think, “Oh those Twinhead guys are only kind of crazy" until you go to the website featured in the video and see the enormous, insane #InnerWiki section. Lawd god.
Rachel “The Teages” Teagle writes with an important message:
Hey busy Fringe Bees! Hooray for trying to spread the trailer love about my upcoming show Queen of Delicious Animals, but boo for Tumblr not letting you embed! Here’s the link to the video on youtube, maybe it won’t be so fussy this time around.
Fringe Radio Preview - Mimi Rice, The Radio Theatre Project
Company: The Radio Theatre Project
Respondent: Mimi Rice
Shows: Shelter & Live Alligator Wrestling
"Our mission is to provide a place where people can experience artistic and educational programs in innovative ways; to bring people from diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences together as artists, audiences and volunteers.”
Fringe Radio Preview - Daniel Guyton
Company: WUGA Radio
Respondent: Daniel Guyton
Show: The Mother of God Visits Hell
“We have the freedom to experiment here, unlike with bigger festivals that are more worried about commercial elements. We can truly focus on the art and the artistic experience in a Fringe Festival.”
Fringe Radio Preview - Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Company: Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Respondent: David Benedict - Executive Producer; frequent actor; audio editor; occasional writer
Shows: Time for Station Identification & Blues for Johnny Raven
"In today’s world, “entertainment” is literally everywhere, but “art” is becoming more difficult to define. There is a great temptation to dismiss anything that is commercially viable as being “not art” or to rank which art is worthy and which is not. I think the Fringe dispenses with that whole argument by allowing artists to concentrate on what is important about art – introducing an audience to something they had not experienced before…”
Fringe Radio Preview - Final Rune Productions
Company: Final Rune Productions
Respondent: Frederick Greenhalgh - Writer/Director/Producer
Show: The Cleansed
“In the early days I had no access to a studio and was struggling with coming up with convincing recordings in my [poorly sound treated] apartment. An Irish colleague said “Fuck the studio!! What d’ya need that fer?” and told me to take my field rig out to the field with my actors and start recording. So that’s what I did.”