Let’s Get Weird.

Fringe staff and volunteers get all warm and fuzzy in the 12 days of chaos that is Fringe.

You guys. Somehow, it’s only 16 days until the kickoff of the 12th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival.   I started this job (as Associate Artistic Director of the Know) exactly one year ago–right before Fringe 2014. What a year it’s been! The Fringe is, in many ways, the heart and soul …

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Meet Lisa. She’s a wrecking ball.

Lisa

Name Lisa Age 28 I come from … Salt Lake City, Utah My life’s soundtrack would feature the song … Heartbreaker by Pat Benatar     What I’m Doing With My Life: Not enough… I’m Really Good at … Making traffic stop with my looks, breaking hearts, kicking ass, knitting, …

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Meet Nurse, a girl just trying to get something going…

Nurse

Name: Nurse Age: 29 I come from … New Jersey My life’s soundtrack would feature the song … Love Story from Taylor Swift     What I’m Doing With My Life: Planning my wedding to Peter on Pinterest… I mean… I am a Registered Nurse…. I’m Really Good at… Day …

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Meet Jazmin: A Crimefighter with a taste for the rough stuff.

Jazmin

Name: Jazmin Age: How old do you want me to be? I come from… Australia. That’s why I know so much about survival. My life’s soundtrack would feature the song… Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard What I’m Doing With My Life: Justice…and a lot of one night stands …

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Meet Nina, a Crimefighter with a secret

Nina

Name Nina Age 24 I come from … The Gritty Motor City—Detroit, Michigan My life’s soundtrack would feature the song … ’03 Bonnie & Clyde by Jay-Z and Beyoncé. “All I need in this life of sin is me and my boyfriend.” What I’m Doing With My Life: Making the …

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So…Why Superheroes?

Research is important. And sometimes, fun!

My first task in taking on the (somewhat daunting) feat of staging Adam Szymkowicz‘s brilliantly crafted love-letter to comics, heroes, and love, was to figure out one question: What the hell is Adam doing with this structure? (This is where I freely admit that I did not grow up a comic …

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Because we need a little magic.

Looks pretty good in performance, no?

I have a confession to make: This is not my first magical realism play. In fact, when Andrew asked me to direct Bureau of Missing Persons, reading the script felt like a homecoming. The very first full-length play I ever directed, The Old Man in the Woods by Brooklyn playwright Gina …

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Get to Know Patrice, played by Burgess Byrd

Burgess Byrd as Patrice in Bureau of Missing Persons at Know Theatre - Photo by Daniel R. Winters

This is Patrice. She’s got a job to do. She’s a lady who gets things done. She’s got very little patience for most things–but she’s also got a big heart. We asked her to tell us a little more about herself: If you had a free day with no responsibilities …

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