Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fringecast 2012: The Base

“Have you seen Rambo III lately?” I haven’t, but Marcus Anthony Downs has, and he’s written The Base in response. Instead of talking about tv and film influencing stage productions and the difficulties that can present (which is more eloquently…

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Fringecast 2012: Tales from a Twisted Universe

On this episode of Fringecast, Mic Weinblatt, Heather Baldwin, and Asha Nanavati discuss Seldom Scene Productions and their fringe show, Tales from the Twisted Universe. We spoke in the previous episode about anthology shows like Fringe Orphans, and that continues…

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Fringecast 2012: Fringe Orphans

Your theatre podcaster speaks with Brian Watson-Jones about a show both are working on, Fringe Orphans. I haven’t performed in a fringe show since 2009, but when Brian sent me an e-mail describing his idea–a show wherein all the ideas…

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Fringecast 2012: Sneak Thief

Tim Hellendrung + Brant Miller = comedy diamonds in Sneak Thief. Duos are a rarity in my world of solos and manys. When he went to the 2010 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Brant saw 15, and has wanted to produce one…

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Fringecast 2012: The Theater of Public Policy

Brandon Boat and Tane Danger introduce us to The Theater of Public Policy. I thought improvisation and public policy was a tough sell, that they couldn’t go well together. Then I thought about how it always seems that so much…

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Fringecast 2012: Steel Kiss

In which Scott Gilbert, Jay Kistler, and John Potter discuss Steel Kiss, violence, and communities. We spoke previously on how artists develop from fringe to fringe, and now I have another example. Scott Gilbert spoke with me last season regarding…

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Fringecast 2012: Birds of Passage

In which Amber Bjork discusses her obsession with winding sheets and how they figure into her Minnesota Fringe show, Birds of Passage. This is Amber Bjork’s third appearance on the podcast. The first was as actor, the second as director,…

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Fringecast 2012: The Gay Banditos

The Mechanical Division gentlemen Ben Thietje and Patrick Kozicky return to the Minnesota Fringe with their new show, The Gay Banditos. I’ve seen Mechanical Division shows for the past three fringes: The Return of LICK!, Princess Jessica and the Kingdom…

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Fringecast 2012: Ivory Tower Burning

Ivory Tower Burning is the Minnesota Fringe creation of none other than TC Daily Planet writer and editor, Jay Gabler. When you see a lot of fringe shows (let’s apply this to all fringe shows and not just the ones…

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