Tag Archives: Rogue Festival

More Rogue Recommendations: “Adventures While Black,” “Dammit, Jim” and “Blood Harmony”

Y’all know I don’t review shows. . . but I DO recommend them!

Rogue Recommendation: S’Will 2 with The Fools Collaborative

by Emily Kearns. “Drink, sir, is a great provoker of three things,” notes Shakespeare. I would contend that in the case of S’Will, those things are engaged hilarity, colloquial wit, and bubbling chatter. I had the pleasure of seeing The Fools Collaborative’s second reincarnation of S’Will at the Rogue Festival this past weekend and thoroughly […]

Rogue Recommendation: Triptych from Mariah Bosche and EJ Hinojosa

by Emily Kearns. Stepping into Wishon Avenue’s Vista Theater on Friday evening, a certain air of transcendence ushered me into a crowded room. Dark and misty sounds of tuning instruments dripped down twinkly lights and pulled a warm audience close and out of the rain as people filed in and took their seats. I knew […]

Art or Evidence? “Tea Liturgy” a celebration of creativiTEA.

Liturgy: a communal response to and participation in the sacred through activities reflecting praise, thanksgiving, reflection or repentance. Tea Liturgy: A communal response to and participation in the creative through activities reflecting song, spoken word, music, and beverages brewed from camellia sinensis. Building a show song by song, word by word, laugh by laugh and […]

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Rachel Witort

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Rachel Witort. ‘Our group is very eclectic in ideas and in the members’ backgrounds. It pushes me to look for new concepts to include in my songwriting”

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Charis Calvert

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Charis Calvert – “The incredible gift the arts can give us in comforting us when no purely rational means can is astonishing and fascinates me.”

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Victor DesRoches

Every week for the next four weeks, I’ll be introducing you to each member of Art or Evidence?, the music/spoken word group I joined last fall to create a show for Rogue Festival. Our show is titled “Tea Liturgy” and is a “creative brew of tea, music, humor, and inspiration to spark ideas for our audience.” […]

2019 Rogue Festival Application Window is open until October 12th

If you’re a performing artist who says they want to see more of the original, more of the off-beat, more risks, and more opportunities on Fresno stages and haven’t applied to be in the Rogue Festival yet, WHY HAVEN’T YOU? Rogue Festival is a non-curated fringe festival, which means there is no one who decides […]

The End of the Trail for me as Rogue Festival Executive Director

Official statement-like stuff: Yesterday was my last day as the executive director of the Rogue Festival. I gave the board of directors notice in January and my term finished with the second quarter board meeting last night. When I was brought on board to guide the festival in May of 2016, I promised the board […]

From the Archives: Rehearsal Notes to Myself

In 2007, I was working on my first Rogue Festival show – an original play written in iambic pentameter called “All’s Red that’s Riding Hood” written by Terrance Mc Arthur. It was the winner of an original playwrighting competition at Woodward Shakespeare Festival. I had a very game and supportive cast and a very philosophical turn of mind at that time.