Solo performer-playwright Michelle Myers
Berg celebrates what producer Michelle Storm calls the "overlooked lives" of ordinary people in the working class neighborhood where she grew up in the 1960s and '70s.
Think the cafe poetry scene inspired by the spoken-word poetry and alternative Hip Hop of Saul Williams, West Coast popping-and-locking, T. S. Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan and others of their ilk.
For Christmas 2008, Minnesota-based actors Ryan Lear and Rachel Petrie sent loved ones an oddly festive portrait in glitter-bomb envelopes. "We set up a camera in our living room and started pulling stuff out of this costume trunk," Lear says.
Louisville improv and sketch comedian De Blenniss is taking the next step in the war on drugs with a one-man stand-up comedy presentation (mixed with slick multimedia) dissecting and investigating the history of drugs and their impact on the country.
Amy Pettinella, playwright/director/ costar of 'Nevermore,' says Edgar Allan Poe's greatest mystery was his death. Researching Poe's life led her to writing this play about him and American writers in general.
The power and truth of dreams leads a young woman from confusion to understanding in this multi-disciplinary new work. Playwright Serenity Fisher and director Caitlin Kane present a
dreamscape of personal metaphors and iconic issues through poetry, music and storytelling.
What would you do if you had an earth-shattering vision that prompted you to create a Christian ministry called "Soul Juice?" Josiah Pratt stands up and answers the call, creating a ministry with his wife, Ruth Gardener, to open the eyes (and hearts) of the most egregious sinner.
In an hour of poetry, visual imagery, song and ad slogans, poet-playwright Rhonda Pettit, director e.E. Charlton-Trujillo and a cast of 10 women explore an unlikely relationship between a teenage sex slave in Pakistan and a wealthy older woman in Kentucky.
Megan Venzin and Emily Althaus didn't
have to dig too deep to find material to mine for their Fringe show. They simply looked to their mothers. "My mother is a bipolar alcoholic and Em's mom is a manic narcoleptic," Venzin says. "Fun, right?"
As anyone in a big city knows, familiarity and comfort can require time and effort. Modern dance collective The Space Movement Project delved into the individual experiences of its company members (some Chicago newcomers and some natives) to find differences and common ground in their ties to the city.
Karim Muasher says there's a reason why
we've never heard of the Oldverse: "You weren't there." Fair enough. And because this otherworld existed before the Big Bang, "there is no visible evidence." A member of last year's Fringe favorites Giant Bird, Muasher is flying solo this year.
Finite Number of Monkeys Productions
presents a send-up of esoteric approaches to theater arts (and probably
more) in 'Tantric Acting at the Holiday Inn,' also the fictional location for their successful 'The Success Show' in last year's Fringe.
Four Humors has presented crowd-pleasing hits in two previous Cincy Fringes: 'Mortem Capiendum' in 2008 and 'April Fools' in 2009. This year they're inspired by a familiar ghost story about a scarecrow that comes to life and menaces two farmers.
New Englander Elise Dubois thought she knew everything about the Salem witch trials until research began for an
all-female musical parody. The result: a tuneful, twinge-worthy attack on all things puritan.