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Edinburgh Festival 2012

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 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.

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.

What to Do When You Have Performance Dates, But You Have No Script

Amanda Draughn | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Amanda Draughn

Working on this play is unlike anything I have ever worked on as an actor. We got random pieces of the script at a time, instead of a complete script. We actually received a completed Scene 3 before we had written Scene 2.

Dear Fringe Diary

Monica Heisey | Posted 10.14.2012 | Comedy
Monica Heisey

DeAr FrInGe DiArY: If U don't have a !BiG AuDiEnCe! for your show, a cool way to get ppl 2 come CU is to scream at them while already in costume for that show. Ppl will be so impressed that u r in character 24/7 that they will HAVE to come see you.

For the Love of God, Come See My Show!

Jake Martin | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
Jake Martin

I wake up screaming, soaked in sweat thinking about it. No, I'm not talking about my show, I'm talking about flyering.

Claire Sweeney Spotting

Up & Over It | Posted 10.13.2012 | UK Comedy
Up & Over It

We're officially half way through the fringe people - HALF WAY! Two weeks down, two to go. That's two weeks without watching the news or reading a newspaper (besides scouring them for reviews). So apart from Tom Daley getting a medal for doing some sexy showering and Louise Mensch fecking off to America, we have no idea what's going on in the rest of the world. Not that'd matter if we did know.

If Every Instinct You Have Is Wrong, Then the Opposite Would Have to be Right

Michael Blomquist | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Michael Blomquist

When I was young people would say, "Oh, he has so much potential!" This was my death knell. Even in my naive state of ignorant bliss and never-ending cans of root beer I knew that I never wanted to be that guy who grew up with potential and lost it somewhere along the way.

"Raunchy Librarians Take Manhattan!"

Anne McGrath | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home
Anne McGrath

There's a delicate art to selling a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. When my sister was helping me flyer for the show I'm producing at the 2012 Fringe, we discovered an entirely new flyering move -- straight-up lying.

Edinburgh Fringe Diary #2: Tonight's the Night

Felipe Schrieberg | Posted 10.05.2012 | Home
Felipe Schrieberg

I am hanging on for dear life pretending that everything is alright as a mad Polish artist barrels down the street in a van that is carrying all our delicate equipment back to our show venue. He may be drunk. Or high. Or both. I'm not sure.

EDINBURGH FRINGE DIARY #1: Say Hello, Monica

Monica Bauer | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Monica Bauer

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.

What's This Fringe Thing, Anyway?

Michael Blomquist | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Michael Blomquist

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in the world. Sounds impressive, eh? Well, it is and it sort of isn't.

The 10 Best Shows At The World's Largest Arts Festival

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home

Every August, the Scottish capital of Edinburgh becomes host to the world’s largest arts festival. The Edinburgh Festival & Festival Fringe is known...