The fearless leader and Executive Director of the Minnesota Fringe, Robin C. Gillette, returns to TC Theater Connection Podcast.
00:00-02:51: We start with the changes to this years Fringe, including new venues.
02:51-04:30: Robin talks about her sanity and exhaustion level during crunch time and the appeal of the ever-changing Fringe landscape.
04:30-06:58: We discuss crisis and what artists should be responsible when putting up a Fringe show.
06:58- 08:13: Robin talks about how many shows she typically sees during the course of the festival.
08:13-09:51: If Robin had her own Fringe show to produce, what would it be?
09:51-13:24: We talk Bedlam Theatre and prospects for next year’s Fringe Central. We also discuss this year’s Fringe Central events.
13:24-14:37: The photographers and other Fringe volunteers that help keep the festival running.
14:37-15:42: The benefits of the Ultrapass.
15:42-21:49: The process of preparing for the next Fringe, including sponsorship, grant-writing, and bringing in new people.
The Minnesota Fringe runs from August 5th through the 15th at venues across the Twin Cities.
(Note: there is background noise throughout the interview–I’ve attempted to decrease it as much as possible, but it remains.)