About Minnesota Fringe

There is one big thing that makes Fringe different from any other event in town: All the shows you'll see at Fringe were selected randomly by lottery.

Yep. That's right. Each year the lineup is crafted by placing numbered ping-pong balls into a bingo cage and drawing them out, one by one. From stage veterans to people who are brand new to theater, Minnesota Fringe is a forum for anyone with a story to tell. We also provide the necessary support to make producing a show as easy as possible, regardless of where you land on the artistic spectrum.

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The mission of the Minnesota Fringe is to promote creative freedom and diversity of artistic expression by linking adventurous artists with adventurous audiences. Thank you for joining in this adventure!

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Showtimes

Shows start and end on time at Fringe. With 850 performances of 167 shows in just 11 days, we have to run a tight schedule to avoid descending into chaos. Performances are no more than 60 minutes long with a half hour between each show.

On weekdays shows begin at 5:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm and 10pm. On weekends there are additional shows at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm.

Late seating: There is NO LATE SEATING at Minnesota Fringe. In addition to keeping our schedule, late seating is a safety issue for artists and audiences.

Safety for artists: Some of our theaters require that patrons walk across parts of the stage to reach the seating area, and many of our production companies’ stage work encompasses entrances and exits from the house.

Safety for audiences: Entering a darkened theater, possibly for the first time, and trying to find open seats puts patrons and volunteers at unnecessary risk.

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Fringe Central

Fringe Central, sponsored by Surly Brewing and hosted by Grumpy's Bar & Grill - Downtown, serves as the late-night watering hole for artists, staff, volunteers and audience members alike. Come in after a day full of shows to grab a beer and some bar food. Talk about what you loved and what you didn’t. Meet the artists behind the scenes and actors on the stage. Find out what you should see tomorrow or dream up your own idea for next year. You never know what will happen during Fringe, but dropping by Fringe Central gives you a serious head start.

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What to Wear

Shorts and a t-shirt. Seriously. Also, a pair of comfy shoes will serve you well in case you have to wait in line. Pro tip: Most Fringe shows take place indoors in air-conditioned venues, so having a layer to throw on in case you get chilly is also advisable.

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Choosing a Show

With 850 performances of 167 shows, it's scandalous to see just one. But how to choose the perfect lineup?

Search by genre: You can filter for genres when trying to decide what to see.

Talk to people: It only sounds scary. Just look for the folks in lanyards. Lanyards are worn by Fringe artists and there are at least a thousand of them dying to tell you about their show.

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Fringe isn't just a festival - it's a community, and it couldn't exist without people like you.

Create: Applications for the 2018 festival will go live mid-November on this website. Fringe is open to everyone, all shows are selected by lottery, and you don't even need to have a show ready when you apply.

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Box Office Info

Pass + Token = Your Admission

Everyone needs a valid pass to see a show. In addition to your pass, you will receive a token at the venue which guarantees you a seat. Turn in your token to the usher when you enter the theater.

More information about passes and policies here.

Reservations

Optional reservations guarantee a seat for a particular performance and can be purchased online in advance. You must also have a valid to get in. Day passes can be bought online with a reservation to save time, and can be picked up at the venue box office 30 minutes before the performance.

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Rules

For everyone's safety, Fringe does not allow late seating or re-admission. Photos and video are prohibited without written permission from the production staff. Fringe cannot provide refunds or exchanges.

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Mnemosyne

By Sunday Driver
Created by Sunday Driver

Playing at Southern Theater

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Warnings: Adult language, Sexual Content.

*Pantheon Inc. does not condone the trading or selling of memories. Service is only intended for personal storage and the preservation of history. Violators will be subject to immediate termination of service.

The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 16+

 

Sat, 8/5 @ 1:00pm
 

 

Sun, 8/6 @ 5:30pm
 

 

Tue, 8/8 @ 10:00pm
 

 

Thu, 8/10 @ 7:00pm
 

 

Sun, 8/13 @ 5:30pm
 

* Reservations not required, but a Day Pass is. Find out more below.

Ticket Options

Day Passes are $16 on weekdays; $22 on weekends. Day Passes serve as entry to any show in the festival on a given day. Optional reservations to guarantee a seat for a particular performance are available by clicking the "reserve" button above. Day Passes can be purchased in advance with a reservation or at any venue box office during the festival.

Weekdays 1pm-3pm and Weekends 11am-1pm we'll also open an Alternative Box Office at Fringe Central so you can grab a Day Pass and skip the lines at the venue before the show.

Day Passes for kids 12 and under are available at any box office during the festival just $5 every day.

A 2017 Fringe button isn't required for entry, but it does get you access! Wearing it not only identifies you as a part of a fabulous Fringe community, it also entitles you to special deals at local bars and restaurants and access to reduced ticket prices at various theaters throughout the year. Get your 2017 Fringe button for only $4 at any Fringe preview event or Fringe venue during the festival.

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Daring, Original Dystopia

by Alexander Gerchak on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

Mnemosyne stands as prime example of what the best of a Fringe production should be; creative, challenging, and entirely different from what we as an audience are accustomed to. The collaborative writing team behind Mnemosyne has delivered a hypothetical that is distressingly existential, a dystopian future where our memories, the very thing that constitutes our sense of self, can be commodified. Elegant costume design readily sets the necessary tone, and clever use of The Southern's space makes for strong staging. I personally preferred the vignette structure of the show's first half to the latter which meshed the stories into one thread, this however wasn't detrimental to the plot.

See this show, and enjoy new theatre done right.

5 people found this review helpful


Smart, Creative, Sci-fi Delight

by Amie Durenberger on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

What a cool concept. This show takes parts of the future and the past to create a one of a kind type of world and experience. The writing is both smart and poetic, which is no surprise from these artists. I honestly wish this was a book, because it hits all the things I love about science fiction. Oh! I almost forgot about all of the modern dance, it really takes the show to another level-fusing mediums effortlessly. My favorite part was the goddess of memory, it felt really refreshing to bring the comedy into that second half of the show. Great portrayal by Pauline Johnson. Basically you need to ask yourself: Do I like Science Fiction? Do I like strong performances? Do I want to go to a great show? Yes. Yes you do.

6 people found this review helpful


Entertaining, provocative and deep.

by Dale Glader on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

The soul of the cast comes through on this one with a twilight zonish glimpse into our future (maybe near future??).

6 people found this review helpful


Intelligent sci-fi

by Susan Knutson on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

This intriguing and original story is expertly enacted by a talented cast. I really appreciated that I could hear every actor very clearly.

5 people found this review helpful


Interesting Idea

by Walter Furtney on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 35 shows

3 1/2 stars. A very interesting concept that took too long to come together. The overall impression at the end of the piece is profound but the journey was muddled and diffuse.

1 person found this review helpful


So well done!

by Sarah Hill on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

I love a good futuristic narrative and this one had me hooked! I really appreciated how the ensemble fluidly shifted characters, the narrative and staging didn't fall into predictability, it was truly innovative. The costumes and sound were awesome too! I highly recommend this show, it's funny, sweet, a little sad and performed beautifully!

5 people found this review helpful


It will fade to memory

by Christopher DeVaan on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 17 shows

It's an intriguing idea, and obviously one the company cares about, because they are already remounting it post-Fringe.
It's part Greek chorus Oedipus tragedy, part dance, and part The Circle.
A society with the ability to buy, sell, or trade memories must deal with the consequences and responsibilities of that technology. Partway through the piece, some interesting characters immerged. Poor Mnemosyne herself kept struggling with her headdress.
Dialogue was purposefully stilted, and at times, characters echoed others' lines, which was never made effective with volume or spacing, and therefore the effect got lost.
It's about two-thirds of a great idea, and Fringe is as good a place as any for workshopping, but it still needs work.

1 person found this review helpful


Interesting Premise. Story Holes.

by Holly Peterson on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 18 shows

I like the dystopia feeling of the entire piece. The cast is talented, although more volume at times would have been nice. It's a big space.

The reveal about 3/4 of the way through the show is interesting, but doesn't ever culminate in the "ah-ha" moment that a reveal like that should. The whole piece does a good job of embodying a sense of creeping dread, which is fun, but there was no solution to the puzzle, which makes it an ultimately unsatisfying piece.

1 person found this review helpful


More movement Sci-Fi in the Fringe Plz

by Daniel Mauleon on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

I had a chance to see earlier drafts of this dark sci-fi. It had always been a bit of ambitious tale that aimed to navigate space, time and memory and do so in less than 60 minutes. Having finally seen it on its feet with mindful staging and movement, nuanced performances, and clever sound and lighting I believe the Sunday Driver team pulled it off. A story like this lives and dies in its transitions and echoes. How scenes bleed together or recall one another help to set up the more complicated plot elements.


For as dark and melancholy this world is, I want to spend more time in it. I want more stories of people navigating this courageous new world.

Really great performances and a surprising bit of silly humor. Bravo!

6 people found this review helpful


Very nice!

by Michael Johnson on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 8 shows

While it started slow, this was a show that had me nodding my head as I left at some lovely work.

The specificity of gesture in the show is unparalleled in the Fringe. Some very lovely performances, namely by Mnemosyne and the gentleman who plays the 'memory broker.' A huge issue with shows set in other worlds is the oftentimes numbing amount of exposition the storyteller(s) feels they must use to "make the audience get it." I truly, deeply appreciated the fact that both the performers and the show in general trusted the text and the work enough to stay away from this sci-fi sin - bravo.

As repeated by other reviews, some performances were uneven and I had an issue with some staging - overall however, a very enjoyable show

3 people found this review helpful


3.5

by Jon Golden on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 16 shows

This show is good. Do I think its a must see for fringe, maybe not. There are some strong performances and some weak ones throughout. Mnemosyne herself is pretty fun but some of the other performances seem incredibly put on and more unnatural than they need to be. The movement is good but I wish it was more incorporated into what is going on, as opposed to feeling like a background noise and making me decide whether they or the speaker were more important. I also wish there were more movement pieces because i think this group really excels at movement. If i could give 3.5 stars i would.


From the not so distant future...

by Eric Meininger on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 31 shows

A dystopian journey into the sharing of what most makes us human. You won't be disappointed if you add this to your schedule for the, uh, sorry. I forgot. Recommended.

4 people found this review helpful


This one makes you reminisce

by Michelle Morris on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

Very interesting script with a great cast to support it. The direction was clever and purposeful. This show makes you think about the good ol days and sometimes the not so good ol days. Worth a slot in your fringe schedule.

5 people found this review helpful


The persistence of memory

by Devin Hogan on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Reminiscent of the Dali painting, except with a Greek chorus. Unboundedly creative and moving. Genuinely funny. Check it out.

4 people found this review helpful


science fiction meets modern dance

by Dave Stagner on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 9 shows

When I found out that some of the team from The Final Tubby Bye-Bye (Fringe 2016) were back, this became a must-see - Tubby was absolutely my favorite show last year. I appreciate the daring new direction in this one - sort of dystopian philosophical science fiction, expressed in a modern dance context. I appreciated the performances (especially Hillary Olson, who captured my imagination in Tubby last year too), the writing, the direction, and the costuming. Excellent use was made of the beautiful Southern stage.

My only gripes are that I wish the lighting was a bit brighter, and the slowish pacing combined with recursive/self-referential ideas made the story a bit hard to follow at times. But those are minor concerns. Outstanding.

6 people found this review helpful


Absolutely Captivating

by Lily Handahl on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

This show is the highlight of my day. From concept to lines to sound effects to the acting itself, I was absolutely in love the whole time. This show is a great balance of funny moments, mystery, and beautiful stories. I'm not usually a fan of sci-fi, but I would see this show again if I could. There is definitely something for everyone to enjoy.

5 people found this review helpful


Great idea!

by Sarah Lanners on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 10 shows

I love the idea behind this show; it is dangerously close to our reliance on technology and I love that. The stylized movement complimented the story well; I didn't quite know which character(s) I was supposed to focus on--perhaps making one storyline more prominent would be helpful.

2 people found this review helpful


Pretty good!

by Evan Myers on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

This show had an interesting premise. I loved the costumes and the sound design was really put together in comparison to other fringe shows. The script however, was not quite put together. And some of the acting seemed forced and I felt myself drifting off.
I do suggest seeing this show to add diversity in your fringe schedule, but be aware that this comes off much more like a workshop


Mnemosyne

by Phillip Schramm on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

This is a show talking/asking philosophical questions on technology’s role in shaping our identities in regards to memories.

The script is very intriguing. It does a great job setting up the rules of the world, and the lives of those who inhabit it. The ensemble does great movement work in supporting the various monologues, though at times I wasn’t sure where my focus needed to be.
I also felt the show had an inconsistent tone. It moves from serious, to sarcastic, to nostalgic, to silly and back and I’m not sure if came together well enough for it to make it cohesive. It left me wondering what the piece as a whole was saying, and I find myself asking “What is the takeaway here?”

Still, this is a show to make time to see.

2 people found this review helpful


Really cool world

by Danielle S on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 14 shows

I really enjoyed the world this was set in. I only wish it was a little more... organized, I suppose? It was a little hard for me to follow, and honestly, the dancing/movement in the background did nothing to help the story that I could tell. I'd love to see more stories from this world!

1 person found this review helpful


Memorable

by Peter Largen on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Very entertaining and emotionally moving.

4 people found this review helpful


Go see this!

by Maria Fonacier on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Everything about this production makes it an excellent choice for your fringing. The actors' performances are strong, the costumes and sound add wonderfully to the experience, the choreography is mesmerising, and the world of the play lingers. Congrats to the writing team - I will be thinking about this performance for a long time!

For a peek into the complexity of this lovely play, google:
pantheontech.tech/olympus

3 people found this review helpful


Exactly what I wanted

by Diana Thompson on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 9 shows

Wow. That's the first word that comes to mind. This was a visually stunning show with a delightfully clever story. LOVED the costumes, LOVED the portrayals of Rook and Anon. I was blown away by the choreography, and want more shows from this group!

5 people found this review helpful


Loved It!

by Stephanie Vadala on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

This show satisfied all my sci-fi taste buds. The costumes were perfect. The acting is fantastic. Just go see it. One of my favorites of Fringe so far!

6 people found this review helpful


Great, original sci-fi

by Ben Mendis on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 10 shows

I could say they borrowed concepts from a number of different sources, but the way those elements were mixed up and strung together produced a wholly original story. Great sci-fi gives us a peek into the future, and Mnemosyne does exactly that. I haven't been able to stop thinking about this, and each time I deconstruct it I discover new layers to consider.

The story is complete and well written, but the acting is was really sells it with brilliant performances by the entire cast. I especially enjoyed the clever use of costumes.

Bottom line: If you enjoy science fiction, this is one you don't want to miss.

7 people found this review helpful


Glad I went

by Fourth Wall on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 24 shows

Super ambitious and they pulled it off. Trippy and futuristic. I was in the back. You may want to be up front to hear the dialogue clearly.

2 people found this review helpful


Complexity mnemosnye

by Angelo Kelvakis on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

This was a fantastic show with a complex plot and you can see clearly the effort the actors, costume designer, playwrite, director, and choreographer put into the show.
The themed costumes and movement help to build a wonderful futuristic world where memories are a form of currency and happiness, love, and sadness all have a place on the market.
The people involved have constructed a wonderful fringe play and I highly recommend seeing the show more than once to catch all of the detail they have added.
Another detail that they have used in their performance is a creative website.

Google: pantheontech.tech/olympus

Overall a great play made by passionate people, a must see for this year's fringe!

8 people found this review helpful


Thought Provoking and Beautiful

by Ann D. on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

A totally unique and beautiful performance. I can't stop thinking about it. Go see this show!

4 people found this review helpful


Memorable

by Kate Katzer on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

...yeah, couldn't resist the title. This is quite lovely. Great production choices, an intriguing science fantasy story with solid performances by all. The writing for the titular character is particularly delightful. It is well-suited to the ambience of the Southern - quirky, alluring, dark-edged and human.

3 people found this review helpful


or does my memory deceive me

by Nadra Wass on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 9 shows

This show is heading in a great direction. It slowly immerses you in its stylish vision of a potential future. The latter part runs up against inconsistencies in the internal logic and the concept of the Mnemosyne character bent us away from the sci-fi technology theme rather than playing into it. Worth seeing for the concepts and presentation but not entirely satisfying.

1 person found this review helpful


Great Philosophical Sci-Fi

by Cetius d'Raven on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 50 shows

In my personal experience, finding science fiction on a stage is difficult, and finding one with a solid philosophical message is a rare treat.

2 people found this review helpful


Magnificent! And mind-bending!

by Shauna Edson on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 8 shows

I will be thinking about this show for a long time, processing and unpacking it in my head... and that's about the highest praise I can give to a performance! The cast introduced us to this futuristic world through both text and movement, and I was instantly intrigued. The story and characters emerged gradually, unfolding such that I didn't really grasp the true plot until near the end, then suddenly it all made sense... Or did it? Hrm, did I remember that same line from three scenes ago? ... OH WAIT I GET IT!! Wait, what?? (The story is a philosophical gift that keeps on giving.) I loved the unique costumes, the sometimes-subtle sound, and the seamlessly integrated staging with narrative and movement from these outstanding performers. Wow!

8 people found this review helpful


Can't pronounce it, won't forget it

by Matthew Vaky on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

This show is so ambitious! The costumes and sound were amazing, the movement was lovely. The story had kept me engaged and really got me thinking about memory and how it really is what makes us human. The production is really well crafted with some very fine acting. Make room for this one in your schedule.

5 people found this review helpful


Interesting, but a little messy...

by Christopher Allen on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 24 shows

It's a very interesting concept, used to decent effect. However, it came off a little chaotic at times. There was so much going on and it didn't all seem to gel together. I think with a little bit of workshopping, this could be a truly great piece and I've honestly seen nothing like it. If you've got the time, try it out.


Weird Sci Fi

by Dahlia Acman on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 17 shows

If you like Black Mirror you'll love this "will-we-take-technology-too-far" story. My only critique is that I think it tried a little too hard to be weird. The story itself was brilliant, and the connections between the actors are what I really loved about the piece.

2 people found this review helpful


Interesting premise

by Jeff Hoffmann on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

Interesting premise, very well produced. I think I was more of a fan of those things than the actual story which felt like it needed a bit more editing.


Fantastic

by Jessica Torola on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Very mesmerizing and engaging. I was sucked right into the story and dance performance.

5 people found this review helpful


Very cool sci-fi

by Chris Torola on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Incredible story - a sci-fi mystery in the vein of Phillip K Dick. Not what your use to seeing in local theatre. Very ambitious.

6 people found this review helpful


The next version will be outstanding!

by Sofia Lindgren Galloway on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 9 shows

Great premise. Lovely sound and costume design. Interesting staging. And perfect for those who want to engage with a challenging show! The script, however, felt like a first draft. Yet, its such a compelling story that I am rooting for this one after a bit more workshopping! Certainly check it out if you like to see something a little heavier than your average fringe fare and if you're willing to see an early draft of something great!

1 person found this review helpful


Strongly recommended

by Martin Sheeks on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

This cast under the artful direction of Shalee Coleman have created an entrancing tale of a world where technology mixes with memory. Strongly acted, beautifully lit, intriguing writing.

8 people found this review helpful


Cast and crew

Shalee Coleman

Director

Shalee Coleman is an early career director/choreographer in the twin cities who specializes in working with visionary playwrights and performers to assist them in realizing their work. Shalee has previous directed with 20% Theatre Company, Freshwater Theatre Company, Uprising Theatre Company, Gadfly Theatre Company, Theatre Unbound, and has assistant directed with Walking Shadow. She is delighted to be back to the MN Fringe, directing for the 3rd year in a row. For more MN Fringe fun, check out Shalee's Play-dot Productions show: Mayor Lear of Townsville at Intermedia Arts!


Rya DeMulder

Costume Artist

Rya DeMulder is multi media artist, fashion/costume designer and performer from New York currently living in the Twin Cities. Walking the line between fashion and visual art, her work explores themes of identity, sense of self and isolation while retaining a strong sense of whimsy. Rya takes inspiration from materials primarily found in nature or thrifts shops and draws from her fine arts, apparel construction and theater backgrounds to create unique and memorable work with a high emotional impact.

www.ryademulder.com


Kelly Glader

Gale/Assistant Director/Writer

Kelly Glader recently found out she likes to do theatre stuff after having so much frickin fun putting on The Final Tubby Bye-Bye with her friends last year. She's a graduate of Hamline University ('12), a writer, artist, collaborator, sometimes model, often times audience member, and loves giving her time and money to Pro-Choice Resources and Planned Parenthood. She is a hardcore feminist but her guilty pleasure is watching The Bachelorette. Follow her and her cat's mostly boring life @wednesday.cat.jpeg.


Siri Hammond

Ensemble/Chorus Leader

Siri Hammond is an actor, mover and singer who is thrilled to be back at the Fringe this year after a very long hiatus. She was last seen at the Minnesota Fringe in 2010 in the well-received Grind: A Coffee-Shop, Comic-Book Musical. She graduated from St. Olaf College in 2013 with a B.A. in Theater and many credits in Dance and French. Since arriving in the Twin Cities, she has appeared with Artistry (The Secret Garden, The Baker's Wife, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Phantom, Carousel), Paul Bunyan Playhouse (Leaving Iowa), Gadfly Theatre Productions (Final Frontier Festival: Fairy Tale Edition), Mission Theater Company (Van Winkle: A Folk Musical), and Theatre in the Round Players (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie). Upcoming Productions: Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Zephyr Theatre in Stillwater.


Pauline Johnson

Mnemosyne

Pauline Johnson is an improv, sketch actress, comedian in the Twin cities. She is a U oM twin cities graduate with a BA in theater. You can find her sketch comedy on Facebook Pauline G. Comedy or Instagram @Powleen13 !


Paris Kelvakis

Rook/Head Writer/Producer

Paris is a poet, librarian, and gumball connoisseur. MNEMOSYNE is his love letter to mythology, science fiction, and nonlinear narratives. Paris also likes infinite diversity in infinite combinations, obscure Star Trek references, and the number three.


Beckett Love

Ensemble/Chorus Leader

Beckett is a Twin Cities performance artist who has acted and directed for a variety of shows, most notably in productions with 20% Theatre Company. When they are not onstage, they are also an arts educator. They are delighted to be acting in two pieces for Fringe this year and to be rejoining the team from last year's "The Final Tubby Bye-Bye."


Suzi Love

Percy

Suzi Love holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the U of M (2014), and is a theatre performance artist and educator. Their previous works include writing for and performing in The Naked I, If We Were Birds (Philomela) Slut (Bed), and Q-STAGE 2017.

Check out Suzi Love and Beckett Love (real life couple) tackle relationships, time warps, and ghosts in "_____", playing at the Jungle Theatre: 8/3 @8:30, 8/6 @10, 8/7 @7, 8/11 @7, 8/13 @1.


Hillary Olson

Anon/Writer/Producer

Hillary is an artist and creative collaborator from Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Hamline University in 2013 with a degree in Studio Arts & Theatre Arts. Hillary is a fine art photographer, graphic designer and theatre artist, both on and off stage. She is currently the Marketing & Box Office Manager at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. This is Hillary's third year participating in the Minnesota Fringe Festival. She most recently starred in "The Final Tubby Bye-Bye" and Galdfly Theatre's production of "Slut." She will be performing in 20% Theatre Company's upcoming show: "The Terror Fantastic" this December.

Hillary loves to grow things in the dirt.

www.hillaryolsonphotography.com
@scrappyradish


Eric Siegel

Joe Stevens/Writer

Eric Siegel would like to pet your dog. He would also like you to know he is 26 years old, a graduate of Hamline University and is not proficient at using the Oxford comma. This will be Eric’s 2nd year participating in the Fringe festival as both a performer and a writer. Eric spends too much time on Twitter, is generally wary of people who do not eat pickles and aspires to one day be seated on the Iron Throne, his birthright. He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support of his misfit lifestyle.


Matthew Vichlach

Sound Designer


Taja Will

Choreographer

Choreographer Taja Will is a queer, Latina artist. Her body of work includes multi-dimensional contemporary performance and holistic therapy. These two parallel worlds come together in her artistic work through modalities of somatic movement and structured improvisation. Will’s aesthetic is one of spontaneity, bold choice making, sonic and kinetic partnership and the ability to move in relationship to risk and intimacy.

'She's after connection. Looking at Will is like opening the door to a fire: she glows' Lightsey Darst for MN Artists

Will’s work has been presented throughout the Twin Cities and across the United States. Including local performances recently at the Walker Art Center Choreographer’s Evening, the Red Eye Theater’s New Works 4 Weeks, the Radical Recess series and Late Nite at the Pillsbury House Theater. Will has been named ‘One to watch, one to embrace’ as the Keeper Award recipient in 2010 from Metro Magazine, she received a 2011 Sage Award nomination, named a highlight of the 2014 dance season by the Star Tribune for her role in Off Leash Area’s Maggie’s Brain and was recently a featured artist in Lavender Magazine’s ‘Choreographers that Move Us’. Will received the Right Here Showcase commission, Jerome Travel Study Award and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant for her most recent solo work Bruja // Fugitive Majesty. Her futuristic trio Gospels of Oblivion just received a Catalyst commission from Intermedia Arts and will perform in May 2018.

In addition to her own work Will has collaborated and dance with Rosy Simas Danse, Aniccha Arts (Pramila Vasudevan), Deborah Jinza Thayer, Off Leash Area, Vanessa Voskuil, Body Cartography Project and others. Will maintains a private healing practice blending modalities of healing justice work with developmental psychotherapy and somatic bodywork.

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 A book of photographs. A historical trinket. More often than not, our most valuable inheritances aren't physical objects at all. They're lessons learned and experiences shared. Memories. Stories.

Our collective memory is humanity's most precious resource. From ancient oral traditions, to the study of history and science, to the modern ubiquity of the Internet, memory and our desire to share experiences with one another account for every one of humanity's great leaps forward. The ancient Greeks understood this. The Titan MNEMOSYNE personified memory and was the mother of the nine muses, who in turn inspired us mortals to create art.

From the creators of THE FINAL TUBBY BYE BYE, comes a genre twizzling exploration of the inexorable link between our memory and our imagination, our bodies and our minds, and the great and terrible beauty we find when ancient myth and speculative fiction become entwined.

It's a story that you won't want to forget.
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