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Entries by Monica Bauer from 08/2012


| Posted 08.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Although the Fringe at first seems intimidating, I'm going to Edinburgh with real joy. That's not because I have visions of winning awards and getting international tours, although those would be quite nice indeed.

Say Hello, Edinburgh!

| Posted 08.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Edinburgh, where every other word seems to be "wee." "Would you fancy a wee cup of coffee, then?" No, I'd like a giant super-deluxe size that Mayor Mike Bloomberg would like to ban, thanks very much, I'm American.

Hello, Media Hordes!

| Posted 08.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Show me an artist completely comfortable with self-promotion, and I'll show you... very few people, actually. Mercifully, many of the reviewers I spoke with had kind eyes, spoke to me like a real human being, and even if they could not promise a review, always left me with a bit of hope.

Artists in the Middle of Fringe Crazy

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Huffington Post

The excitement of the Festival going off like a sprinter in the 400 meters, well, that's wearing thin. And the 400 meters go by in a flash, don't they? And then where are you, after?

The Elephant and the Mouse in Edinburgh

| Posted 08.13.2012 | Arts

Too often, Americans especially view theater as something that is only done in the English-speaking world. One of the coolest things about Edinburgh is finding a hidden gem from the great big wide world of theater, done by companies outside the U.S. and UK.

Pussy Riot in Edinburgh

| Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival held an event in solidarity with the Pussy Riot artists yesterday. About 35 people attended. About 10 took part in the direct organization and performance. Was it significant?

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: She Hearts Hamas

| Posted 08.24.2012 | Arts

Politics demonizes. Theater humanizes. Some prefer their demons. But that may be a harder preference to maintain, after understanding why Jennifer "hearts" Hamas.

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: David and Goliath

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Arts

If you don't get press or reviews, how will the audience know that you, little David, are out there somewhere giving a performance?