2011 Chicago Fringe Festival: genders, counting and soul mates

Rebecca Kling returns to the Chicago Fringe Festival. This Saturday I made the trek down to Pilson to catch a trio of shows on the final weekend of the second annual Chicago Fringe Festival. To add to my initial impressions from last year, I’ll simply say this: Chicago’s Fringe Festival continues to amaze and inspire… Read More 2011 Chicago Fringe Festival: genders, counting and soul mates

Pedaling for your art: Playwright Tim J. MacMillan bikes 801 miles to raise money for his Chicago Fringe play

Tim J. MacMillan isn’t what you’d call predictable. When asked about his work, the New York City-based playwright describes it as dramatic comedy, and proceeds to give examples of recent plays that sound, well, amazingly “out there.” And when one of his plays, Soul mates don’t die, was selected for the 2011 Chicago Fringe Festival,… Read More Pedaling for your art: Playwright Tim J. MacMillan bikes 801 miles to raise money for his Chicago Fringe play

‘Inner Cartography’ at the Chicago Fringe Festival

The brain is an incredibly miraculous thing. This three-pound mass of flesh operates a highly-complex, integrated information processing and control system, with billions of neurons firing information down our spinal cord to make us do things like write blog posts at 4:30 am. Working with neuroscientist Miriam Sach of University California-San Diego, local choreographer Megan… Read More ‘Inner Cartography’ at the Chicago Fringe Festival

My (very limited) thoughts on the Chicago Fringe Festival

This past weekend was the first annual Chicago Fringe Festival. Developed by a group of Chicago-based individual artists and producers, it follows the footsteps of theatre fringe festivals in other major cities. This year’s ChiFringeFest featured 46 performance groups that were selected by lottery. These artists performed in six venues around the Pilson neighborhood, centering… Read More My (very limited) thoughts on the Chicago Fringe Festival