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Fringe Festival

by Lorie Lewis Ham


A new festival is hitting Fresno next weekend-this one especially for students-Renegade: The Fresno Student Fringe Festival. We recently chatted about Renegade with Tony Sanders, who is the Event Producer/Founder and Renegade Director who oversees all aspects of the festival (scheduling, marketing, and recruitment).

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Rogue 2017: Demidicus Rex

IN THE February 25 ISSUE

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by Brendon Mustaciola


Husband. Father. Wrestler. Drill sergeant. Presidential candidate. Vampire. Non-smoker. Demidicus Rex, the new satirical slice of life from Andrew Champagne and Brendon Mustaciola, examines the lighter side of populist demagogues, modern mental illness, dysfunctional sixth marriages, the increasing disregard for public well being by the media, faith, terrorism, blood sucking, live impalement, and mother in laws. All in The Family, but with dementia.

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Rogue Festival 2017

IN THE February 25 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we interviewed the 2017 Rogue Festival Director, Heather Parish, who oversees the various aspects of the Festival’s operations. “I’m very lucky that there’s a great all-volunteer team of staff and managers helping everything along.”

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by Myque Franz


I don’t remember much about her; she was blond, my age, and from New York. This was both of our first time visiting Kansas City, and she could have no idea of the impact she made on my life.
She said, “Where are you from?”

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Are You Rogueing This Year?

IN THE February 20 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad



‘Rogueing’ isn’t a dance move, fad diet, or the latest hip exercise program. Simply put, it’s attending performances at Fresno’s Rogue Performance Festival, commonly known as just “the Rogue.” Although its popularity has continued to increase, there are still people around here who haven’t heard of this showcase of independent performance. If you are a member of that group, you’ve been missing out on one of the most innovative events in Fresno, so keep reading. If you’re a Rogue regular, you know what I’m talking about, but keep reading anyway.

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Rogue Festival 2016: Red Hot Mama

IN THE February 13 ISSUE

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by Melanie Gall


When you hear the name Sophie Tucker, what comes to mind?
The eccentric older woman who appeared regularly on the Ed Sullivan Show; the real-life subject of the tribute show that launched Bette Midler’s career; the famous vaudevillian who influenced Ethel Merman, Joan Rivers, and Carol Channing?

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Seattle to Fresno Fringe Festival

IN THE August 19 ISSUE

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by Joshua Taylor



The Rogue Festival, one of the Central Valley’s most important and fascinating cultural events, happens early each year. But for those craving another fix of the fringe festival circuit without wanting to wait until February, here is your chance.

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by Christopher Seelie



Shadows lurk, jealousy seethes, plants talk and seeds grow in 16 time Best-of-Fest award winner, Gemma Wilcox’s Shadows in Bloom. Returning for her sixth Rogue Fest with her Hit Show that Sold-Out in 2010, this comedy-drama of the life and subconscious of a young woman on the edge of her independence is sure to touch audiences to the core.

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Recycled Virgin Shows Up to Rogue On!

IN THE February 16 ISSUE

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by Houston Robertson



Victory for the Recycled Virgin, a solo show written and performed by Houston Robertson, is full of surprises – including the age of the performer. Houston grabs you by the heart with all her 78 years as she romps through the fearless and funny episodes of her delayed adolescence. Her opening line “I’ve come here to tell the truth” is the truth. The show radiates with honesty and wit. This solo performance piece was developed with and directed by Mark Kenward, an icon of solo performance in the San Francisco Bay area. He says of Houston, “Houston performs with an engaging presence and riveting energy. She is a force to be enjoyed.”

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Fallen, My Road to Rogue

IN THE February 14 ISSUE

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by Heather Rule



Getting back into acting after a 15-year absence was nothing like riding a bike. For me it was more like riding your bike off a steep hill after not riding a bike for 15 years in the dark. I performed in the Good Company Players’ production of The Comedy of Errors in the fall of 2014.

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Rogue 2015

IN THE February 11 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This marks the 14th year of the Rogue Festival in Fresno and there are a lot of new things, a lot of favorite returning performers and venues, and just a great week of interesting and diverse shows. Over the next couple of weeks, we at KRL will be featuring articles about some of the performers coming to this year’s Rogue, and once it gets underway you can expect reviews, and maybe some video interviews. Dates for this year’s Rogue Festival are February 26-March 7, 2015.

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by Rogue Performers



Here are three more Rogue Performer Preview Articles-Can Death Be Staid by a Catchy Chorus, Hearing Love, Inspiration Found, & Witchdoctor.

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by Sandra Risser



There is a saying “You have to kiss a few toads before you meet your prince charming.” I can attest to its truth. Almost everyone has had a “toad” in their life, but don’t feel bad if haven’t. I likely took yours and am not the least bit sorry. Even though making fun of myself is the mainstay of my comedy, I find almost nothing more rewarding than making fun of my ex and the other men I’ve dated.

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Rogue Festival 2012!

IN THE February 18 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



It’s nearly time for Fresno’s Rogue Festival 2012 which will take place March 1 through 10. Recently I had the chance to speak with one of the Festival’s producers, Renee “Solitaire” Newlove, about this year’s event. I also spoke with a few of the performers who will be there this year. So enjoy this intro to our Rogue coverage and watch for several more articles and reviews over the next couple of weeks!

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