Rogue 2017

Rogue Reviews 2017

by KRL Staff

Throughout the week we will be posting reviews here of Rogue shows! Check back several times a day! And then go out and enjoy the Rogue Festival! To check out our Rogue preview article & some Rogue performer preview articles go to our Arts & Entertainment section. We will also be posting some performer video interviews on our YouTube Channel. So far we have reviews of Joy Compactor, Tidal Surge, Dances to Heal the Soul, Poetry and Prose From Fresno State, Too Old To Be This Young, Delirium, The Magic of Elder, Discrete Packets of Song, My Cat Thinks It's A Pig, The Wallaby Way, Joan of Sn'arc, Moonlight After Midnight, A Fatal Step, Thanks For Coming, Healing Stories, Chelsea > Blake, and Stalking Grace.

Rogue 2017: Somebody’s Children

by Mallory Lutz

In our era of "fake news," it is refreshening to find an online article that actually serves only to enlighten and educate its audience. New Hope for Motel Kids by Bianna Golodryga, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor, was a wonderful expose on families living in motels in the shadow of The Happiest Place on Earth. The piece spoke not of welfare cases, but rather, of families with two parents working full-time and still not being able to afford better housing. It spoke of entire families packed into single bed units. It spoke of living conditions so dire that motel management forbid the children to play outside in the parking lot. Most of all, it spoke to my heart.

Rogue 2017: The Wallaby Way

by Gemma Wilcox

Gemma Wilcox returned literally just last week from her 91 year old maternal grandmother's funeral in London, UK. This makes performing this show about her maternal lineage--where she plays her grandmother amongst many other characters and creatures--particularly pertinent, alive, and potent!

Rogue 2017: Tidal Surge/Sh*t Show/Daddy Issues

by L. Nicol Cabe,
Anna Sell, & Peter Aguero

I am a 90s kid. I get nostalgic about Ring Pops and Hammer-pants and grunge music and Goosebumps. But the 1990s were also a time of intense science reporting. I don’t think many people my age remember that, but some incredible discoveries were made that decade. We found the first exo-planet: a gas giant orbiting close to its star, so we saw its shadow. We also found a huge hole in the ozone layer above Australia.

Rogue 2017: Chelsea > Blake

by Blake Jones

Songs + guitars + a piece by Chopin that mixes Caribbean-style steel drums with the always odd, antique electronic instrument—the theremin. These are the elements of a musical variety show being put on by myself, Blake Jones, and my partners for this event—Jeff Bowman (ex-of The Wild Blue Yonder), Terry Barnes, and my daughter Chelsea Jones.

Rogue 2017: Tell Me Your Name

by Irma Herrera

“Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.”
This childhood rhyme is one the biggest lies we tell children. Name-calling certainly does hurt us, and this goes way beyond racial epithets. When our parents, siblings, friends, or teachers tell us we are inept, estupido, ugly, gordos…it leaves deep long-lasting hurts.

Rogue 2017: Demidicus Rex

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.

Rogue Festival 2017: The Rockin’ Horse Droppings Tour

by Redmond O. Colonies

Bending reality has been a recurring theme in my life. As an extrovert in the British school system, I used it to overcome the lack of understanding and to self validate. Later in life combining my love of sophisticated pranks, I created events that curved the everyday into questionable circumstances and folks perusing the possibility of parallel dimensions. Thus as a performer, I may step out of the bounds of time—have yet to do the same to space—but always very present. Very!