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Edinburgh Fringe

A Caring Bridge Site for Artists?

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

I kind of feel like, if you bring a show to the Fringe, it's like the Universe's way of hazing you, and whatever the outcome, just by surviving the month, you are in the club.

Demetri Martin Is a Pretty Cool Cat

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Villarreal

Martin is all about games and puzzles. He writes 500-word palindromes for amusement and transforms everyday enigmas into equations and formulas with a whimsical bent. Because of his idiosyncratic outlook on humanity, he's earned acclaim in the entertainment industry.

Running With Ghosts in Edinburgh

Natalie Compagno | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Edinburgh is haunted. Everyone knows that. Especially the spirits that linger year-round with no regard for the passing of All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day. I am in Edinburgh for a few days to enjoy its charms as well as ghouls.

Edinburgh: Motherlode of Festivals

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Though August is a peak time for Edinburgh Festivals, you'll find something stimulating and entertaining throughout the year.

Jaweed Kaleem

Why Death Is The Liveliest Topic At The Edinburgh Festival Fringe | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion

Eighty-year-old Lynn Ruth Miller takes the stage in Edinburgh this month to talk about death. That might sound morbid, but Miller isn't. The Califo...

'Romantic Romeo' From Captivate Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Romantic Romeo is the first of the "They Do Not Deserve to Die" series from director Sally Lyall and musical director Tommie Travers. The duo have concocted a hilarious formula to introduce Shakespeare's plots to young 'uns.

Brilliant Ventures Out of the Box With 'Kid Box' From Feng Dance Theater at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

For the first time, the Feng Dance Theater from Tainan, Taiwan is making its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And boy, have they exploded onto the international stage.

A Friend Indeed -- Social Network Friendships Are No Substitute for the Real Thing

Allen Barton | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Allen Barton

I'm the annoying friend who pesters other friends to get together in person. It's difficult. It's practically a secondary career for which I've developed strategies, persistence, long-term goals.

Girls Gone Fringe: Three Feminist Observations from Katie Goodman at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Katie Goodman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

"Who here masturbated already today?!" This was the opening line of a cabaret I just saw at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where I'm performing my solo musical satire show all month in Scotland.

The Underground Theater World Of Belarus

AP | YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts

MINSK, Belarus — Two emotions course through spectators at the Belarus Free Theater – excitement at watching avant-garde drama and fear th...

Beyond Words, a Mime's Story Coming to Edinburgh Fringe

Monica Bauer | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Monica Bauer

The journey of this young gay boy from the Big Sky country of one of the USA's most under populated western states (Montana) becomes something much, much more than a series of "amusing things that happened." That's because the performer is Bill Bowers.

How To Strike It Lucky In The Biggest Cultural Casino In The World

Bob Golding | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Golding

I don't think any of the team who put Morecambe together could have predicted the success of the play as it unfurled in what was in many ways unfathomable. A sell out run is a big ambition in the biggest arts festival in the world but to be followed by a West End opening, two Olivier Award nominations and one Olivier Award win, was way beyond our wildest dreams.

Transitioning out of Our Past and Into Our Future

Amanda Draughn | Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts
Amanda Draughn

To us, it is more than just a play, it is a journey. Our journey. Nothing can replace it, or even come close. And now, after all this time of sharing the stories of the underworld, we finally get to tell our own; moving on to new memories and new beginnings.

What Happens After the Fringe?

Amanda Draughn | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Amanda Draughn

Leaving Edinburgh is difficult. We share stories and fall into a deep sleep as the plane takes us home. But home doesn't mean that the journey is complete. On the contrary, the journey continues.

After Orpheus Arrives at the Fringe

Amanda Draughn | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Amanda Draughn

The opportunity to be able to perform in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was beyond my wildest dreams. It was the first time that I had ever been a part of a touring show, and producing After Orpheus was no small feat.

The End is Nigh

Anne McGrath | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Anne McGrath

What you've done become eclipsed by what you won't do, because there's no way to come to the Fringe and expect to experience even half of what it has to offer.

The Short Venue For The Tall Comic

Naomi Hefter | Posted 10.31.2012 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

Like a month into your first year at University, just one week in to the festival I was overly tired, bloated, and erratically emotional and my new white converse were ruined from cheap drink spillage and muddy rain.

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: David and Goliath

Monica Bauer | Posted 10.30.2012 | Arts
Monica Bauer

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

From Rehearsals to Performances and Beyond

Amanda Draughn | Posted 10.28.2012 | Arts
Amanda Draughn

When we arrived in Lexington, we all realized one thing: we finally have an audience, and none of us knew what was going to happen next.

That Awkward Moment when you Body-Check a Pulitzer Prize Winner

Anne McGrath | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Anne McGrath

Imagine, if you will, the following scenario: You are at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. This is your fifth time in the city, yet somehow you have only just discovered that this event exists.

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: She Hearts Hamas

Monica Bauer | Posted 10.24.2012 | Arts
Monica Bauer

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

The Downside of Being Neil Armstrong

Jake Martin | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
Jake Martin

Years and years ago when I was a wee improviser in Chicago, I expected that I would one day perform at the Fringe; I just never imagined it would be as a vowed celibate.

I'll Show You Mine...

Anne McGrath | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
Anne McGrath

You want your fellow performers at your show for the same reason you should go to theirs -- the ideal audience is made up of your peers, other theatre-makers who know that a venue in a closet is still better than where the ceiling doubles as the floor for a dance show.

The One Where Mabel & Bob Absentmindedly Wander Into a Comedy Show

Michael Blomquist | Posted 10.21.2012 | Comedy
Michael Blomquist

After the second sketch there was mock applause. During each sketch there were "hushed" whispers that my deaf-in-one-ear grandfather wouldn't have had much trouble hearing, though the accents were so cartoonishly thick that he would have had trouble deciphering.

The Contemporary Shakespeare Drinking Game

Anne McGrath | Posted 10.20.2012 | Arts
Anne McGrath

As we looked more closely at the disparate shows, we realized that although the plays themselves are incredibly diverse, contemporary productions, whether great or terrible, tend to have a lot in common.