I Make No Promises, But Someone’s Probably Going to Die – Fringe 2013

I Make No Promises, But Someone's Probably Going to Die

I Make No Promises, But Someone’s Probably Going to Die

Annie Scott Riley talks Trusty Paper Ship‘s upcoming Fringe 2013 production I Make No Promises, But Someone’s Probably Going to Die. We also discuss Annie’s career, acting and playwriting, and social media!

While I recorded Annie on the show, she also recorded me for her Google Glass project tracking the production of her show. Being recorded while recording is a bit like looking into a dark abyss, and seeing an ever-watching eye staring back.

Performances run August 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10 at the Illusion Theater during the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

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Robin Gillette — Minnesota Fringe Festival 2013

Executive Director Robin Gillette joins us to talk news and what’s in store for the 2013 Minnesota Fringe.

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News

  • With issues of noisy audience members cropping up everywhere, NPR asks if audiences are becoming ruder.
  • The Guardian reports on a recent ruling regarding actors working for little to no pay.
  • Jeff Larson named new Minnesota Fringe Executive Director:

Interview

Robin Gillette, in her fifth TC Theater Connection interview, discusses what’s new and returning to this year’s 2013 Fringe, the upcoming transition to new Executive Director Jeff Larson, and the future.

Review/Preview

Review: War Horse, Sherlock Holmes: Adventure of the Suicide Club.

Preview: Twin Cities Improv Festival, Clybourne Park, Herocycle.

The Fringe Festival website goes live on July 1st at noon CST. The festival itself runs from August 1st through the 11th. See you out there!

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Peter Hansen

Actor and artistic director of Gremlin Theatre Peter Hansen talks fundraising, his work at the Guthrie, and the last show at Gremlin Theatre’s current location.

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News

GiveMN ups their transaction fee from 2.9% to 4.9%.

Interview

Peter Hansen discusses his recent work, including his current role in the Guthrie Theater’s Clybourne Park, Gremlin Theatre’s The Effects of Gamma Radiation on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, and the situation surrounding Gremlin’s impending move.

Review/Preview

Review: An Iliad, Nice Fish, Tesla

Preview: Camino Real, Urinetown, Emilie, and Human Combat Chess.

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Carin Bratlie and Shanan Custer — Emilie

Carin Bratlie and Shanan Custer return to discuss cell phone usage in theatres, a public relation nightmare, and the upcoming production of Theatre Pro Rata’s Emilie:a Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight.

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News

  • Kevin Williamson of The National Review tosses an annoying theatregoer’s cell phone.
  • The all-around disaster that is Amy’s Baking Company.

Interview

We catch up with Shanan Custer and Carin Bratlie, touch on Shanan’s hosting of the Iveys, and discuss the upcoming Emilie. Emilie runs from June 7 to 22 at St. Catherine University.

Review/Preview

Review: Changes in Time, War HorseSpunk.

Preview: War Horse, Alice in Wonderland, and the many shows of Huge Theater.

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Natalie Novacek and Wade Vaughn — Cul-de-Sac

Natalie Novacek and Wade Vaughn return to discuss Chris Kluwe’s appearance at the Minnesota Fringe fundraiser, leadership changes in Minnesota theatre, and Loudmouth Collective’s Cul-de-Sac.

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News

  • Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was released from the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, May 6th, but turned up that night at the 5 Fifths of The Terminator, the Minnesota Fringe’s annual fundraiser, playing the Terminator in Mainly Me Production’s segment. The State of The Arts has video.
  • We touch on C. Andrew Mayer’s Minnesota Playlist article, Major Leadership Changes are Coming.

Interview

Natalie Novacek and Wade Vaughn have both appeared on the show before, but never together. Here they discuss Loudmouth Collective, the upcoming Cul-de-Sac, and performing and directing solo work. Cul-de-Sac runs May 17th through the 26th at Open Eye Figure Theatre.

Review/Preview

Review: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.

Preview: Girl Friday’s Camino Real, Ten Thousand Things’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Nimbus Theatre’s Tesla, 20% Theatre Company’s Changes in Time, and Theatre Pro Rata’s Emilie.

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Claire Avitabile and Ethan Boatner — Changes in Time

This week, guests Claire Avitabile and Ethan (EB) Boatner discuss news, Changes in Time, and upcoming shows!

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News

Gay marriage passes in France!

Backstage ceases reviews.

Interview

Claire Avitabile is executive artistic director of 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities and director of EB Boatner’s play Changes in Time. EB Boatner is writer and journalist living in the Twin Cities. Changes in Time runs from May 11 through the 25th at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage.

Review/Preview

Lorca in a Green Dress, Propeller’s The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night, An Iliad, and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.

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