Looking forward to the Fringe again this year. This time around, I will be trying a bold new experiment of doing producing work not just one, but two Fringe shows! These shows include an award winning student play about magic in the Phillipines and a PBK scholar’s feminist take on Taming of the Shrew. Both of these students, by the way, are either now in grad school or will be after this summer.
So, the big goal for this year’s Fringe (besides putting on two amazing, really sold out shows) is to help raise money for those who will in two year’s time find themselves up past their necks in debt. However, we’re not just going to pass the tin cup around, no sir. We’re going to entertain you. Whereas last year’s Fringe plan was more or less all about our five fringe shows, this year’s plan revolves around that terrifying pile of debt waiting for me and my cohorts just a few years down the road. As a theatre entrepreneur, I feel like… hrmmm… getting some funds ahead of time miiiight be a good idea.
We’re looking at a summer that (hopefully) will be much more chock-full of entertainment goodies and opportunities to view these works in process, followed by discussion, drinks, and food. And, once you’ve paid for the entertainment, and feel like we did a good job (or like we definitely need to go back to school), feel free to help us fund our educations.
This time, we’re getting greedy. Hopefully it pays off – for you.
As we get closer to Fringe, this page will become more and more like the Santa’s Helper page from last summer, only with, you know, Two Shows instead of one.
This is going to be one crazy spring and summer.