Blogging Fringe podcast started almost 10 years ago when a kid with a microphone wanted to see the Fringe have more of an online presence, and he dragged the artists and patrons kicking and screaming. Then YouTube, Facebook and Twitter exploded and the reviewers, artists, patrons and freaks were all getting online! Now after a 5 year hiatus, Ryan is going back to the roots and interviewing touring artists who are passing through Orlando on their way to Canada, Edinburgh, Australia and the rest of the globe. Subscribe in iTunes or subscribe in your favorite podcast app to get weekly updates throughout the season!
Download Bogging Fringe 1512: Ferdinand - Tasty Monster Productions
Luke Tudball and Heather Bagnall are Washington, DC area artists and the co-owners of Tasty Monster Productions. Their 2015 show, Ferdinand, toured the United States and will be playing at Edinburgh Fringe. Ferdinand is the story of a single father raising his son, and deals with numerous social issues like bullying. It's inspired by the story of Ferdinand the bull, and we get to hear how audiences react to the show.
Download Blogging Fringe 1511: I'm Just Kidneying - Amanda Nicastro
Amanda Nicastro is bringing a one-woman show, I'm Just Kidneying, (tickets) from New York to Orlando for the first time. Amanda is an actress and comedian, and her story of donating a kidney to benefit her sister is the subject of her 2015 show. We also discuss what it's like to be a working comedian in New York, and the modern world.
Download Blogging Fringe 1510: Village Ax - Sydney Hayduk
Sydney Hayduck's Village Ax is a one-woman / storytelling / dance piece with bedtime stories told to a little girl by her grandfather. "If you like to think and you like metaphysical stuff, this is your show". Sydney is from Winnepeg, and this is her first Orlando Fringe. We discuss devised theatre and how Sydney got involved with the community. https://www.facebook.com/PeachyKeenProd
Download Blogging Fringe 1509: Cootie Catcher - Lucas Brooks
Lucas Brooks brought his one-man show VGL5'4" Top to Orlando last year, and he is returning this year with Cootie Catcher, about when he thought he might have an STD. Lucas is doing a crowdfunding campaign to help him raise money for his Fringe tour this summer, check out the page and donate! Get more info at http://www.lucas-brooks.com/ and on Facebook
Download Blogging Fringe 1508: Deviant Behaviors and Dark Wood - Winnie Wenglewick
Winnie is an Orlando Fringe veteran from the 90s who returned last year with Black Stockings, and is now bringing a one-woman BDSM show Deviant Behaviors to the Purple Venue and a three-naked-man ape show Dark Wood to the Brown Venue. Get more info at dangeroustheatre.com
Download Blogging Fringe 1507: The Road Less Gravelled - Wanda Carroll
Wanda Carroll is a Canadian storyteller, originally from Newfoundland, where her one-woman show, The Road Less Gravelled (Red Venue) is set. Wanda tells us stories about growing up in isolation, what it was like to leave for the mainland and talks about a Storytelling festival she is producing at the Drake Hotel in Toronto.
Download Blogging Fringe 1506: Exclusion Zone - Martin Dockery
Martin Dockery, a New-York based storyteller, talks to us about his upcoming show, The Exclusion Zone (yellow venue, 2015), and a show he is performing with his wife Vanessa Quesnelle, Moonlight After Midnight in the Green venue in 2015. Martin discusses his trips to various places around the world, and how he wants to bring the feeling to his audience. Listen to the interview to discover all the secrets Martin can impart before the apocalypse arrives!
Download Blogging Fringe 1505: Absolute Magic - Keith Brown
Keith Brown, award-winning magician and Canadian Fringe touring artist, joins us to discuss his 2015 show Absolute Magic, in the Yellow venue at Orlando Fringe. He discusses how he got into the world of magic (Jumping Gemini), his idols in the magic world, his TED talk and how he became the Best Magician in Toronto. Check out KeithBrown.ca for more.
Download Blogging Fringe 1504: From Como to Homo - Lynne Jassem
Lynne Jassem is a veteran performer with credits going back to her pre-teen days on the Perry Como show. Now she tours the world dancing, singing and entertaining people with stories from her life. She is bringing a one-woman show, From Como to Homo to the Red venue at the 2015 Orlando Fringe.
Download Blogging Fringe 1503: Best Picture (Kurt Fitzpatrick, Jon Paterson, Tara Travis)
Best Picture is coming to the Brown venue for the 2015 Orlando Fringe. Kurt Fitzpatrick, Jon Paterson, and Tara Travis join Ryan to discuss their current run at the Rogue Festival in Fresno, how they'd like to play the Kodak theatre during Oscar Week, and how they got involved in the Fringe Family (Framily). Check out RibbitRepublic.com and BloggingFringe.com for more.
Kurt Fitzpatrick (Cathedral City, The Last Straight Man in Theatre, Hooray for Speech Therapy, Rebel Without a Niche)
Jon Paterson (House [Best Male Performer 2014], Be a Man)
Tara Travis (The Shakespeare Show: Or, How an Illiterate Son of a Glover Became the Greatest Playwright in the World)