Pre-Fringe Profiles: 2014 edition

For ease of navigation, the seven Pre-Fringe Profiles I've created are below, each linked to their respective haiku. Happy clicking!

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Pre-Fringe Profile: Miniature Horses Don't Go To Heaven

CAVEAT: I have worked with both Adam (writer) and Bethany (director) on a handful of smaller projects in previous years, and Cody (actor) is directing one of my sketches for a show in this Fringe, as well.

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Pre-Fringe Profile: Green T's 2001: A Space Odyssey

CAVEAT: I performed in a fundraiser for the company back in 2012, and have worked with one of the performers (Natalie Rae Wass) extensively in past productions.

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Diaspora soul man: Trumpeter Steven Bernstein returns to Minneapolis August 6

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Steven Bernstein: What’s not to love about a band with a tuba, trombone, trumpet and drummer?

Steven Bernstein, an accomplished trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader, was set to head off to Europe last week, for shows with the sensational New Orleans pianist Henry Butler and their group, the Hot 9. They were booked for the Nice Jazz Festival, in France; and on Sunday, they played the North Sea Jazz Festival, in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Pre-Fringe Profile: Stairway to Kevin

CAVEAT: I have been touring on the Fringe circuit in many of the same places as Kevin for years now, though we have never worked together directly.

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Passionate singer is writing the newest Lyriq to her life's song

(Photos courtesy of the artist)

Stardom doesn't come easy.

Behind every so-called overnight success, there's usually a story of long days and even longer nights, disappointments, frustrations and rejections. But the true stars are the ones who rise above, persevere and dig deep within to show the world all they have to offer. Twenty-four year old vocal powerhouse, Lyriq La'Shay is well on her way to stardom and her success won't be a fluke ... she worked for it.

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Pre-Fringe Profile: Natural Novice

SHOW TITLE: NATURAL NOVICE
PRODUCER: Siobhan O'Loughlin
HAILING FROM: Brooklyn, New York
SHOW DESCRIPTION: Siobhan moves from a commune to NYC; analyzes the implications of not shaving her body hair; and contemplates how a woman defines herself, no matter what she looks like.

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Musicians bringing New Orleans flavor to the Dakota July 24

(Photo courtesy of Basin Street Records) Davell Crawford

Are you ready to party New Orleans style? Then there’s nothing like the real thing, baby. And since we’re in the midst of some steamy New Orleans like weather here in the Twin Cities, why not mix it up with some equally hot New Orleans music, right?

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Pre-Fringe Profile: #RelationshipStatus

CAVEAT: Meredith Larson, the director of this show, also directed a one-minute play I wrote last winter, though I don't believe we've officially met face-to-face.

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