One of the missions of The Game, "Ask an Artist Why they Made their Show". So +1 for me, and +1 again for making a video and posting it!
Last night's opening was a quiet one but still so great. Missed the ribbon cutting because it was still so damned hot, so my buddy Emily and I had the contingency plan of drinking at Peacock first : ) Though we were both very well behaved because we knew we had a long night ahead of us and wanted to be in shape for it. The bartender had never heard of Fringe, and while I never like to be one of those clutch the pearls “You've never heard of...?” people, this one continues to surprise me. But it also kind of excites me because there are so many more people the regulars can help bring into the fold. The bartender and dred boy next to me sounded pretty well sold when I talked to them about Schave and Reilly's show, with the dred guy saying 'It's not every day someone talks about Buster Keaton at a bar.'
Edit: Lately I've been thinking Battledecks would be a great addition to the Fringe. The Pecha Kucha mentioned below is pretty similar.
Edit 2: The short slideshows will be held at the Outdoor Stage on Monday, May 24th, around 7PM.
Edit 3: We have a facebook event for Small Talk at Fringe: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=364435458753
After almost 26 years on the staff of the Orlando Sentinel, Elizabeth Maupin has been writing and creating community togetherness. For my part in this game, I'd like to congratulate her and wish her the best.
About 30 game cards are now floating around the festival... I know that's a very small number, considering there are tens of thousands of people that will shuttle through Loch Haven Park in the next 2 weeks, but it's a start.
Theresa, Kids' Fringe Producer, brought up a good point - if it says "photo", or if I choose to use a photo as my proof, what do I do with it?
I say just post it wherever you normally do. If you use Flickr, that's my #1 recommendation. MySpace and Facebook are fine too. Some of you may have Picasa, Photobucket, Twitpic or other photo-sharing sites.
Wherever you put your photos, if you DON'T want them re-posted here, please say so.
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Two shows by local companies:
Sister Mary Ignatious Explains it All to You
5/14 THU 11:30PM, 5/16 SAT 5:00PM, 5/18 MON 6:00PM, 5/20 WED 7:40PM, 5/22 FRI 10:00PM, 5/23 SAT 1:40PM, 5/24 SUN 7:40PM
The Mayor of Orange Avenue
Donnelly, Dana and Sparky share some Fringe Moments
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I was leaving the festival on Saturday night and just felt inspired to call in and leave a message for everyone.
Thank you to Cervo Systems for providing bandwidth and hosting for Blogging Fringe.
The file is just an MP3 - no iPod is required to listen to this show, although that is a popular way to enjoy podcasts.
Two years ago, John Valines and the Rickshaw Boy crew won the Fringe of the Fringe Award - last year they gave it to Blogging Fringe. Radio Rickshaw is a long-running podcast here in Orlando with a small network of shows, and a barbershop quartet.
Also hosting this episode is Greg Barris from the Heart of Darkness Rock and Roll Circus. I actually don’t know much about Greg, except he used to live in Orlando, and he was involved with SAK Comedy Lab. His show was part monologue and part stand-up comedy, and it was pretty good.
Sometime during the week, I bumped into John and Greg with the Marantz recorder interviewing folks, and they talked to me a bit. I talk about Twitter, USB Humping Dogs and Fringe Shows, and I might be on mushrooms.
Listen to the show.