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Rogue Festival

Rogue Show Preview: You Belong Here

IN THE February 16 ISSUE

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by Martin Dockery


Okay, so first of all…Hi, thanks for being curious about You Belong Here. It’s a storytelling show. True stories. Funny and heartfelt. We can agree on that. I might be the one on stage, the one doing all the talking, but You Belong Here is actually a show that belongs to all of us, telling a story about trying to distract ourselves from reckoning with The Big Picture.

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by Nat Vickers


At one point in history, almost every major North American city boasted a Pantages theatre, a lavish affair that featured the best of touring theatre and Vaudeville. The empire of theatres was built, in name, by magnate Alexander Pantages, a Greek immigrant who had ostensibly struck it rich in the Klondike gold rush, and returned south able to fulfill his lifelong dream of being an artist. But…that wasn’t the whole story.

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by L. Nicol Cabe


I spend a lot of time thinking about what the future will be like. I don’t like to point fingers and say things like “In times like these!” but, well … the news cycle in the United States, the dramatic political, ecological, and social changes across the rest of the world, and deeper understanding about how our physical health relates to our environment do, I think, make all of us wonder about the future. Sometimes, we look forward with awe at our ingenuity, and sometimes, we look forward in fear.

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by Aaron Shay


Ecological calamity. International unrest. “Economic anxiety.” Spiraling debt and callous indifference to human suffering. Tide Pods. This generation has seen, experienced, and laughed in the face of terrible things. We sing in spite of how screwed up everything is.

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Rogue Festival 2019 Muse

IN THE February 9 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is once again Rogue Festival time and one of the first things that happens is the reveal of this year’s Muse. The reveal took place on January 29. KRL took a moment to chat with the driving force behind choosing this year’s Muse, Vince Warner. He is also Co-Director and Tech Manager of the 2019 Rogue Festival.

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Half-Baked Boomer at Rogue Festival 2019

IN THE February 2 ISSUE

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by Francine Wolf



I am a performer in my third act. The third act is defined as being the last three decades of one’s life. I just turned 70 and my dad is 98. For the first time ever, I’ve developed a solo improv show and I’m taking it from my home in Tampa Bay, Florida, to fringe festivals around the country.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This Valley is blessed with so much talent in so many different forms. A group of some of those talented performers have come together to form the Fools Collaborative. We sat down with their creative director and “founding Fool” Haley White to learn more about them.

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Rogue Teaser Show

IN THE March 2 ISSUE

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by Terrance McArthur


It’s Rogue Time in Fresno! Go Rogue! See local performers! See acts from the far reaches of reality—and beyond!
The Rogue Festival is Fresno’s different kind of March Madness—ten locations, lots of shows, through March 10. You can see stand-up comedy, belly dancing, puppetry, magic (lots of magic, this year), plays, music, and things that defy description.

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by Grant Knutson



Come party with the artists!
That was the idea behind my live game show, Fringe Factor: Rogue Edition. I want to throw a party onstage and invite the audience. I want to play lively games and raucous music.

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by Joshua Ryan Taylor



The Outdustrial Theatre Company is producing an unusual show this year at the 17th Annual Rogue Festival. Titled ASS or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bong, it’s already making waves in the scene.

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by Randy Rutherford



It’s the mid seventies in Alaska; I’m a folksinger in my early twenties, making 150 bucks a night headlining at the Fancy Moose Saloon. I’m driving a bright orange Karmann Ghia convertible—probably the only convertible in Alaska—and I’m adored by my beautiful girlfriend, Molly. So I’ve pretty much got it made.

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by Alexandra Tiscareno



Nothing is Beautiful; Everything is Fine was born around this time last year. I was struggling to survive through my everyday life and found myself constantly thinking about how I could open up to people about what I was feeling. The thought of vulnerability and vocalizing what my brain was telling me was absolutely terrifying.

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