Rogue Performer Previews: Breakneck Romeo & Juliet/Potty Training/Emil Amok

by Tim Mooney, Joey Rinaldi,
& Emil Amok Guillermo

It is almost time for the Rogue Festival again--it will be taking place March 1-9 in the Tower District of Fresno. Here are 3 more Rogue Performer Preview articles and we will be posting 3 more next week before Rogue starts! We will also be posting several show reviews once the festival begins!

Rogue Festival 2024

by Lorie Lewis Ham

The wonderful arts festival known as the Rogue Festival, which takes place in the Tower District of Fresno, is nearly upon us again! This year it will be running from March 1-9. While the general idea of the Festival remains the same each year, there are always subtle differences, so we took a moment to chat with the always witty Jaguar Bennett to find out what this year’s Rogue has in store for us! Hopefully, we will get him to tell us about his show this year as well!

Rogue Performer Previews: Marty’s Turn & CRUSH

by Marc Gonzalez & Molly Rose-Williams

The idea for this play came from a full-length play I've been working on where the supporting character Marty dominated the script even though that play doesn't revolve around him. The original full-length play is my "Covid play," and centers around a firefighter's journey from childhood to promotion, featuring the people who helped him along the way.

Rogue Performer Preview: Why I wrote Robert Will Show You the Door (Tales of Being Fired)

by Susan Jeremy

Have you ever been fired? Imagine getting fired from your first job ever. That’s what happened to me when I was 16. I was working at Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips, a fast-food chain in New York, all the way from London. When I got hired, my mother told me to ask them if they had a pension. Apparently, she thought I’d have that job for a long time. It lasted three weeks. The exact reason why I was fired is a blur. The indignation that I felt at such an impressionable age would last for years to come. Little did I know that I would be fired from a series of jobs to follow for the next two decades.

Steven’s Eventful April 2023

by Steven Sanchez

The month of April was a great month for live entertainment. So far 2023 has been flooded with good concerts and comedy shows, but April went to another level. Now that Spring is here, more shows will be appearing to satisfy all tastes, but this past month really set the tone. The Central Valley always offers a variety, but this time around there was quite a bit happening in Bakersfield. There were many options in terms of genres ranging from classic rock, jazz, and stand-up comedy. These are the shows that Kings River Life had the privilege of covering.

Rogue Festival Reviews: Every Good Story Ends With One/Benjamin’s Passion/Bully Love

by Lorie Lewis Ham

I am not exaggerating when I say that I would pay to watch Martin Dockery read a phone book—he is just that good! (for those who don’t know what a phone book is, it was a book where you could find people’s names and phone numbers back before the internet) When I saw he was going to be at this year’s Rogue Festival I knew I had to be there. During the pandemic, Martin performed many stories on YouTube and I caught as many of them as I could—now I was finally going to be able to see him again in person.

It’s Rogue Festival Time Again!

by Lorie Lewis Ham

It is once again time for the Rogue Festival, which runs from March 3-11 in Fresno. This is one of the highlights of the Fresno arts scene each year and it takes place in the Tower District. Recently we chatted with Jaguar Bennett, who is board president and lead producer of the Rogue Festival this year, to learn more about this year's event.

Rogue Festival Reviews: Jaguar Is a Liar/Thinking Out Loud/Blood Harmony/The Real Black Swann

by Mallory Moad
& Terrance McArthur

Here are 4 more Rogue Festival show reviews-Jaguar Is a Liar/Thinking Out Loud/Blood Harmony/The Real Black Swann--with more to follow today and tomorrow! Be sure to head out to weekend two of this year's Festival starting today! You will be able to find all of our Rogue Festival Reviews in our Rogue Festival Section here on KRL!