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Great Moments from the Festival

Jun
06

Some off-kilter picks of my own from the festival:

 

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All Done

Jun
06

Well, we did it. 31 shows in 11 days.

I'm not completely sure what I'm going to do with myself tomorrow.... sleeping in will be a part of it for sure, to recover from teh Finale Party that begins in about 60 minutes.

This was far more fun that I thought it would be. I'm not going to commit doing this for next year yet. 

However, I will be reserving this week off from work.

Cheers. On to the party.

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Conveyor Editors' Pick: Empire of Feathers

Jun
06

This is easily the best Cincinnati Fringe Festival to date. There were more outstanding shows that I have seen in previous years, and the quality has been shockingly even. I say this, having attended every festival to date.

But though there were many shows to love, we arrived at our choice for Critics' Pick with little disucssion.

Our pick is Empire of Feathers by Giant Bird.

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Word of the day?

Jun
06

I'm trying to decide whether I ought to feel embarrassed for just saying the words "Assholes and Aureoles" to a gentle elderly couple who wandered into New Stage looking for a show.

(They were looking for something else)
(I think they were a little bit confused by my response to their question)
(Would I have so enthusiastically said "Asshole" to that lady in any other context?)
(Probably not. Fringe is cool)
(And she didn't get mad)
(It's been an awesome twelve days, thanks everybody)

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What do you mean you have a Critics' Vote?

Jun
06

So, Griffin and I both have votes in the Critics' Picks, which either shows the increased respect for Internet media or is yet another sign of the coming Apocalypse.... your call.

Basically, we're all expected to vote for three shows, listing in order our choices.

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Best Festival Ever . . . "Bestival" perhaps?

Jun
05

I just want everyone out there in Fringe land to know that my socks have been rocked. This has been an incredible festival in so many ways. I'm thrilled with the caliber of work this year. I haven't seen a bad show, nor have I really talked about anyone else seeing a bad one. It's been a great time, and I hope that everyone else is having as much fun. And oh yeah, we broke goal last night with 37 more performances to go. This is the earliest yet!

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Visual Fringe Pics

Jun
04

Thought I would share some of the great work the Visual Fringe Crew is doing.

Go to:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2025007&id=1378571178&l=2df9bd928f

Jay B. Kalagayan
Founder, Director of Development
Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Volunteer Liaison / Coordinator
Cincinnati Fringe Festival
“Just Left of Off Broadway”
www.knowtheatre.com
513.300.KNOW (5669)

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Fringe is Magic

Jun
04

There is something about the Fringe Festival that is magic. You feel it balls to bones. It's a little ethereal.

But there is a more tangible magic. This is the magic of strange shit appearing on my desk. Today this included half of a tub of cold mashed potatoes, and an 8" serrated blade knife.

Where do these items come from? Who can say?
The Fringe giveth and the Fringe taketh away.

Berma-shave,

MD Eric

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Don't blink or you'll miss it

Jun
03

People keep asking me if I'm okay because lately I seem to have developed an even more undead-like glaze than is even normal for my generally deadpan demeanor. I walked to the bank this afternoon and realized I had my eyes closed for most of the Walnut Street portion of my route. I ran into Shawn on the way back from my second trip of the day to Coffee Emporium. I. Am. Tired.

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I can't believe we're over halfway

Jun
02

This thing is flying by at light speed. Damn.

Last night marked the halfway point for this year's Festival...at least in number of days. The beauty of the Fringe, however, is that we have a huge number of shows left...hopefully I'll get to see a couple.

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The Chase is On

Jun
01

Your investigative reporters are on the chase for hard-hitting news. Check out this riveting video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHRtdV_usBo

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More CincyFringe in the News: WLWT

May
29

In case you missed it, on the opening night of shows WLWT was at the Fringe Bar Series to cover the Festival. Check out their online story.

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CincyFringe In the News

May
29

CinWeekly and Metromix Cincinnati had some Fringe coverage this week, including a cover stoy.  Have a looksee and get to some shows.

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WHA?!! There's another way to see all the show?!

May
28

Randy Waterhous figured out another way to see all of the shows! Here's the schedule . . . if you DARE!

Wed 5/27 Cinema Fantastique, 7:30 PM
Wed 5/27 KAZ/m, 8:45 PM

Thurs 5/28 Cemetery Golf, 7:00 PM
Thurs 5/28 Brother Bailey's Pageant, 8:30 PM
Thurs 5/28 The Terrorism of Everyday Life, 9:45 PM

Fri 5/29 Guns and Chickens, 7:00 PM
Fri 5/29 Painted, 8:15 PM
Fri 5/29 It Might Be Okay, 9:30 PM

Sat 5/30 The Gayer Show, 2:00 PM
Sat 5/30 The 4 Food Groups, 4:00 PM
Sat 5/30 Free At Last . . . , 7:00 PM

Sun 5/31 Gravesongs, 2:00 PM
Sun 5/31 No Stranger Than Home, 3:15 PM

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hard hitting action news

May
28

In your spare time between watching shows and resting up in preparation for watching more shows, keep an eye on our YouTube channel, CincyFringeFestival, for HARD HITTING ACTION NEWS UPDATES.

My co-anchor Megan and I deliver the news nightly in the Underground before kicking off the Christian Moerlein Bar Series.

You can watch our video blogs as well as recordings of our live nightly fringecast from the Underground on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOanXtee3mE

And don't forget to tip us off when you see Fringe news happen! actionnewstipline@knowtheatre.com

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Don't Sit in the Front Row if You Haven't Done the Reading

May
28

Last night the trek through 31 shows started with A Perfectly Wonderful Evening.

They started the evening with massive sound problems. Reminder: if you are looking for perfect production values from a play, Fringe is probably not the best place to search.

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Why I'm Seeing 31 Shows in 11 Days

May
27

As a new blogger on The Conveyor, I would like to introduce myself.

My name is Shawn. I'm seeing the entire 2009 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.

I suppose that the logical question would be: why would you make a plan for yourself to see--and blog--31 shows in 11 days? Are you sane?

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oh it's on!

May
26

so here I stand at 950pm in the Underground at the beginning of the Fringe Kick Off Party and I find myself hoping already that Les brought at LEAST a case of those hangover patches he was sporting last year!!!!!

woooohoooo! It's Fringe!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian Wheeler
volunteer manager
Cincinnati Fringe Festival

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This is What a Full Fringe Looks Like

May
26
I have my tickets. I have my camera. I have a pen. I have a fresh new reporter's notebook. I have my press pass. My laundry will last until the weekend. I have 11 days of shows ahead of me. I will not be getting much sleep. If you see me at the Bar Series and I look a little out of it, then walk me to the door, turn me North on Jackson St. Tell me to to take a left turn, then a right turn, and up the stairs.

It is Fringe Time. This is Cincinnati. I am really doing this. It is happening now.
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Word of the day

May
25

Who knows where words come from? Here's one that's been getting a lot of usage around Fringe HQ lately.

BORNTRAGER
born-TRAY-ger
(verb, -ed, -ing)
from the Latin "duggles borntraegorus"

def:To call the box office and trick Alex into thinking you're a 90-year-old woman with a very long list of highly involved questions about Fringe; to possess a phone voice that is very believably that of a 90-year-old woman; to be a righteous production manager that everybody loves to have around.

Origin:

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Segway Window Cleaning

May
25

Fringe staff have been introduced to the wonder that is Segways.

I'm not sure Eric will walk ever again. We have all been loving the humongous grin that has been plastered to his face the past week. I think the grin is only going to get bigger.

Today while we were cleaning up around these parts, Eric took to cleaning on a segway! Check out his mad skills.

Segways are really fun. If you'd like to try one visit http://segwayofohio.com/

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Fringe changes lives!

May
24

Hey everybody. Sadie here, serving as Artist Liaison for this year's Fringe. This is my first year on festival staff, but lemme tell ya, The Cincinnati Fringe Festival literally changed the course of my life.

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I Love Volunteers!

May
24

Over 100 people fulfill the 200+ volunteer needs for The 2009 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.

We are currently at 80% capacity, which rocks!
Thanks to everyone that has signed up. We still have more slots to fill.

The Fringe Festival runs on volunteers from it’s humble beginnings six years ago to today.
It’s the lifeblood of the next wild ‘n’ crazy twelve days. It would not be possible to do a festival this size without the generous time, energy and passion of our volunteer core.

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preparations

May
23

We are but a mere three (say it with a rolling 'r') days away from the Official CityBeat Fringe Festival Kick-Off Party...and thereby the start of the 2009 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. Oh yeah.

Venues are being loaded in as I type - most are already done. Rock on, Doug.

Volunteer slots are filling up fast...but there is still time to help. Thank you, Brain, Bridget, Matt (your software is...well, cool) and Jay!

Passes and tickets are selling. You know. You've already talked to Alex.

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How to See Every Show: Fringe Schedule

May
23
Can't decide which shows to go see? Why not see them all!!! Here's a listing of a schedule that gets you to every show:

27-May
A Perfectly Wonderful Evening 7-8:20pm
Empire of Feathers 830-10pm

28-May
Cemetery Golf 7-815pm
Incredulity 9-940pm
The Terrorism of Everyday Life 945-1045

29-May
Call Me 6-8pm x30
No Stranger Than Home 7-8pm
Painted 815-905pm
It Might Be OK 930-1030pm

30-May
The Gayer Show 66 Years of Faggotry 2-3pm
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Fringe Action News Tipline!

May
22

One addition to the 6th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival are nightly newscasts from your lovely Channel Fringe anchors, Megan Venzin and Sadie Bowman. Though Megan and Sadie will be Segwaying through the streets in pursuit of news, we need your help to get the hottest stories. We can't be everywhere at once, and Segways only get to 12.5 mph, so please send ANY interesting/funny/ridonkulous happenings to actionnewstipline@knowtheatre.com for a chance to see this content included in our nightly newscasts!

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What are you looking at?

May
14

Welcome Suckers! You don't get your money back! Oh, wait! Sorry...this is Cincy Fringe! I was confusing this post with the transcription of a Speech from the President of AIG (American International Group) to the US Senate's Banking Subcommittee. I get them mixed up all the time. Anyway....

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Fringe Rumors

May
08

Can anyone confirm or deny any of the following rumors heard "on the street?"

1. CincyFringe is looking for nude equine dancers.
2. Trashy Pam will be on sale nightly at the Bar Series. (If you don't know Trashy Pam, then, ah, just one bit of advice: go slowly and only touch her with your lips. Also, Pam does go both ways: she goes down and is known to come right back up again.)
3. Water Boarding is an event in the Fringe Olympics.
4. Chris Finney is the 2009 Fringe Urinal Cake Sponsor.

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That's All, Folks!

Jun
08

On behalf of the Conveyor I wish to send out a big thank you to everyone writing on the Fringe Blog, everyone writing reviews, to all of the performers, the volunteers, the staff and the audiences!

The Pick of Fringe was announced last night:
Audience Picks of the Fringe
Don't Make Me Pull This Show Over: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Parenting
(R3 Productions)

Body Language: A Radical Truth
(True Body Project)

Critics' Pick of the Fringe
Oatmeal and a Cigarette
(Bad Dog! Productions)

Producers' Pick of the Fringe
Mortem Capiendum
(Four Humors Theatre)

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Last Day of Fringe

Jun
07

Somehow I survived Fringioke with my vocal chords intact. Today I'm pulling myself out of bed early (it's not 9 AM yet!) and I am preparing to feast upon the LAST DAY OF FRINGE. That's supposed to sound monumental. The all caps just don't quite portray the level of importance this fact entails. You must get prepared with me as well. Chances are few, but the experiences of the LAST DAY OF FRINGE will stay with you forever, kinda like the Chicken Pox.

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