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 Peter, a man who doesn’t know what’s about to hit him.

Peter

Name – That’s a bit personal at this stage. I didn’t even want to set this up in the first place. Just call me Peter if you must, but preferably just Doctor. Age – Really intrusive question, let’s just say I’m old enough to have PhD’s in Bio-molecular Engineering and …

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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 Sally, the leader of the Crimefighters

sally

Name Most people know me as Sally of the Crimefighters. I can’t reveal my true identity here. Age I can’t reveal that information. It’s for your protection. I come from … New York, a city on the edge.  A city like a healthy heart that has been poisoned with cancer. …

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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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