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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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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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Here are three more Rogue Performer Preview Articles-Kinetic Interludes by JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre, Never Own Anything You Have to Paint or Feed by Howard Petrick, & Steve Seabrook: Better Than You by Kurt Bodden.

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Rogue Festival 2014!

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Between now and Rogue Festival 2014 we will be featuring several of the performers who will be at this year’s festival, so keep watching for more! Also, today we have a preview of the Festival itself, as we interview one of the Rogue producers this year, Amy Querin.

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The Great Green At Rogue 2014

IN THE February 20 ISSUE

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by Joanna Rotkin



The Great Green is a thorny narrative of social codes, false pretenses, quirks and incongruities. Amid the uproar of vexing topographies, this solo work unearths, disputes, and relishes in a skewed conversation of gluttony and greed. By investigating the demarcation of ownership through landscape and power, The Great Green is a world that traverses between absurd stand-up comedy, starving despair, and choreographic upheaval. Through rich imagery, dialogue, repetition, and fourth wall break down, The Great Green codifies personal, familial, and cultural gesture using an illogical and bizarre theatrical arc to convey the vast disconnect between the grandiose power of greed and ownership with everyday existence in our consumer driven culture.

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No Strings & Friends At Rogue 2014

IN THE February 19 ISSUE

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by Harriet Wagner



She was an only child for the first ten years of her life. The winters in Philadelphia were snowy and damp and every winter she was ill, wistfully watching the other children careening down the hill beside her house on their magic carpets better known as Flexible Flyers. She was, in those long-ago days before television, blanketed on the carpet next to the big, bay window, in front of a huge Westinghouse radio that sat on the floor, as tall as she was in the beginning. She kept busy with coloring books and paper dolls and listening to music

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by Terrance Henderson



Take a sneak peak into the heart, mind, and soul of Choreographer Terrance Henderson and T.O. Henderson Dance Incorporated (TO DANCE Inc.) through this evening of contemporary dance excerpts… A theatrical experience through dance, sound, image, spoken word, song featuring two original works.

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Magical Mystery Detour: Rogue 2013

IN THE February 27 ISSUE

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by Madeleine Ocean




9 TIME BEST-OF-FEST AWARD WINNER, Gemma Wilcox (from London, UK), returns for her fourth Rogue Fest with a sparkling new one-woman multi-character show, exploring the unexpected twists and turns of life, love and being on the road…
In Magical Mystery Detour, Wilcox plays 25+ characters (Human, Furry, Feathered, Mythical and Steel!). It is humorous, moving and highly original piece of physical theatre.

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The Chaser: Rogue 2013

IN THE February 27 ISSUE

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by Bremner Duthie



My Rogue Festival show – The Chaser – at the Starline Theatre – was inspired by a story about the last night of Vaudeville and a quote from the infamous Sophie Tucker. Sophie was one of the most famous performers of the first half of the 20th Century; she was called, ‘The Last of the Red Hot Mamas’. Vaudeville was the most popular entertainment in North America for decades, but when film and radio came along, Vaudeville began to decline. The last Vaudeville theatre shifted to playing movies on the 16th of November 1932. That was the end of Vaudeville and the end of a livelihood for thousands of performers.

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by Sarah J. Lau



My journey to the Rogue Festival began over a decade ago when I started a short story code-named “Crazy Grandma” that eventually became The Secret Adventures of Fat Woman & Remedial Girl, a literary novel dealing with issues of life, death, and madness narrated by a not-so-bright eleven-year old with the vocabulary of a second-grader. It also contained a lot of poop jokes. By the time I hit the eighth year and the fourth draft, I realized my book might never be published.

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Jump Right In At Rogue 2013

IN THE February 26 ISSUE

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by Heather Karsevar



Jump Right In Productions has produced five shows here in Fresno since it began in 2011. Two of their productions will be involved in festivals this year: The Rogue in Fresno, CA and The Fringe in San Francisco, CA.

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by Michael Peterson




I believe someone once said, “First attempts at writing are inevitably autobiographical in nature.” This truism is born out in my first project, a play about a young man and his relationship with his mentally ill mother, entitled The They, which will have its premier as an Artists’ Repertory Theatre production at the Severance building in the Tower District…

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



With the Rogue Festival now underway, I found myself curious how a group goes about getting ready for Rogue. Anthony Taylor, who is directing one of the shows for the Artists’ Repertory Theatre Company this year, and Jennifer Meckel with Ananka Dance Company, shared with KRL a bit of the process.

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by Heather Parish


What’s that? You say you’ve never been to the Rogue Festival in Fresno before? Hmmmm. . . I think it is about time you did. Don’t let a little thing like the unfamiliar keep you from the adventure in art that is “Da Rogue”. But, like any other cultural event that has evolved (this is its 10th year), it has its own quirks, etiquette and, of course, buzzwords.

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