Rogue Festival Goes Virtual

by Mallory Moad

Well, here we are, nearing the end of what has been a very disruptive twelve months. We’ve all been faced with changes. Our workplaces, schools and social outlets have been turned inside out and backwards in order to remain functioning during the pandemic. But this year might be remembered as more than one of turmoil and loss. It could also go down in history as that time when the performing arts hijacked Zoom.

Rogue 2015

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.

The Great Green At Rogue 2014

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.

No Strings & Friends At Rogue 2014

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

Magical Mystery Detour: Rogue 2013

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.

The Chaser: Rogue 2013

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.