KC Fringe Festival http://kcur.org en WATCH: In This Scene ... Three Kansas City Highlights At The Fringe http://kcur.org/post/watch-scene-three-kansas-city-highlights-fringe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It can be daunting to wade through the schedule for the <a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/">KC Fringe Festival</a>. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Founded in 2004, Fringe presents about 130 events this year, including theater, dance, comedy, film, poetry, as well as visual art exhibitions. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are artists from around the world — St. Louis, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, the U.K. — and the Kansas City area. </span></p><p>Here are a few homegrown highlights:</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:59:04 +0000 Julie Denesha 59135 at http://kcur.org WATCH: In This Scene ... Three Kansas City Highlights At The Fringe KC Fringe Encourages Writers To Present New Work http://kcur.org/post/kc-fringe-encourages-writers-present-new-work <p>The KC Fringe Festival, an annual event featuring actors, dancers, poets, storytellers, filmmakers, and visual artists, turns 10 this year. The festival offers about 50 theater performances, from R-rated to puppet shows for kids. And, KC Fringe often provides an opportunity for performers to try out new material.</p><p>It seems appropriate that Jesse Ray Metcalf, the writer of a new production called <em>(Virgin.)</em>, would say: "This is my first time doing Fringe."</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:13:51 +0000 Laura Spencer 59035 at http://kcur.org KC Fringe Encourages Writers To Present New Work Where To Fringe - From Traditional To Unexpected Kansas City Venues http://kcur.org/post/where-fringe-traditional-unexpected-kansas-city-venues <p>For its 10th season, the KC Fringe Festival will take over spaces in Kansas City, Mo., for theater, music, comedy, spoken word, burlesque and more.</p><p>KC Fringe is an <a href="http://kcur.org/post/your-guide-kc-fringe-numbers">11-day festival</a> that provides a platform for often lesser-known performing and visual artists.&nbsp;</p><p>This year's Fringe will have 19 different venues. Most are scattered around the Crossroads Arts District, but some spread out into Westport and the Country Club Plaza.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:57:44 +0000 Cara McClain 59008 at http://kcur.org Where To Fringe - From Traditional To Unexpected Kansas City Venues Your Guide To KC Fringe, By The Numbers http://kcur.org/post/your-guide-kc-fringe-numbers <p><span>In 2004, when Kansas City launched its first fringe festival</span><a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/"> </a>as a showcase for experimental work, the event hosted 30 performances over three days.</p><p><a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/">KC Fringe </a>is now an 11-day festival, and includes nearly 400 performances by more than 100 artists in venues from downtown Kansas City, Mo., to the Country Club Plaza.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:22:16 +0000 Laura Spencer 58357 at http://kcur.org Your Guide To KC Fringe, By The Numbers New Opera 'Red Death' To Premiere At KC Fringe Festival http://kcur.org/post/new-opera-red-death-premiere-kc-fringe-festival <p></p><p>Edgar Allen Poe's 1842 short story "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Masque_of_the_Red_Death">The Masque of the Red Death</a>" serves as the inspiration for a new opera called "Red Death" that premieres next week in Kansas City, Mo.</p><p>The opera will be part of the KC Fringe Festival.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:26:38 +0000 Julie Denesha 58462 at http://kcur.org New Opera 'Red Death' To Premiere At KC Fringe Festival [VIDEO] In This Scene...'Lucky Streak - A Musical' http://kcur.org/post/video-scenelucky-streak-musical <p>In <a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/artist.php?ID=41"><em>Lucky Streak - A Musical</em></a><em>, </em>Bennie (Mandy Mook) flees to the women's shelter&nbsp;where she works in NYC after tragedy strikes in her own home. She receives comfort from close co-workers and friends, Lea (Lana Dealy) and Melanie (Victoria Barbee), who&nbsp;let her know that, to paraphrase <a href="http://barrymanilow.com/">Barry Manilow</a>, she can also "make it through the rain."</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Julie Denesha 40229 at http://kcur.org [VIDEO] In This Scene...'Lucky Streak - A Musical' [VIDEO] In This Scene...'Tormenta Quixotica' http://kcur.org/post/video-scenetormenta-quixotica <p><span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; ">Two children experience many facets of a dream in the mystical tale of </span><em><span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; "><a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/artist.php?ID=49">Tormenta Quixotica</a></span></em><span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; ">; on the dark and curious side of this dream, they encounter a group of contortionists</span>.</p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Julie Denesha 40238 at http://kcur.org [VIDEO] In This Scene...'Tormenta Quixotica' Best Of The KC Fringe Festival Red Carpet Walk http://kcur.org/post/best-kc-fringe-festival-red-carpet-walk <p>Divas adorned with handmade, feathered headdresses paraded alongside comedy troupes wearing&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px; ">Groucho glasses on Thursday night outside the Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus. This</span> diverse array of performers walked on a carpet - more pink than red - kicking off <a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/artist.php?ID=155">KC Fringe Festival</a>'s ninth year.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:51:20 +0000 Julie Denesha 40423 at http://kcur.org Best Of The KC Fringe Festival Red Carpet Walk KC Fringe Festival Inspires Creative Challenges http://kcur.org/post/kc-fringe-festival-inspires-creative-challenges <p></p><p>This year’s <a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/">KC Fringe Festival</a> includes dance, theater, visual arts, spoken word, fashion, and film; in 11 days, there are just over 360 shows in 19 venues.</p><p>Artists often describe Fringe as an opportunity to take on new roles: to direct, to write, to produce. But sometimes, it's also a chance to have some fun.</p><p><strong>Connecting to the Kansas City theater community</strong></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 40455 at http://kcur.org KC Fringe Festival Inspires Creative Challenges [VIDEO] In This Scene...'Devoured By Tigers' http://kcur.org/post/video-scenedevoured-tigers <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 18px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); ">In this scene from the play</span><span style="color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 18px; line-height: normal; "><em> </em></span><em><a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/artist.php?ID=30">Devoured By Tigers</a>, </em><span style="color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 18px; line-height: normal; ">Ruth Harper </span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 18px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); ">(</span Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Julie Denesha 40225 at http://kcur.org [VIDEO] In This Scene...'Devoured By Tigers' KC's Fringe Festival Brings the Obscure Into the Spotlight http://kcur.org/post/kcs-fringe-festival-brings-obscure-spotlight <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's no secret that the arts community is Kansas City is vibrant and dynamic, but like any arts community it takes a lot of work to get a play or musical, visual exhibit, fashion show or performance to get in front of the general public. As&nbsp;Cheryl </span>Kimmi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Founder of <a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/">Kansas City Fringe Festival</a> put it, artists have to put their work through a lot of testing before a theater or museum will consider hosting it.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:57:58 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 39949 at http://kcur.org KC's Fringe Festival Brings the Obscure Into the Spotlight KC Fringe Dares Artists To Take A Chance http://kcur.org/post/kc-fringe-dares-artists-take-chance <p>KC Fringe has been called a festival of daring – providing an opportunity for artists to take risks and to challenge themselves. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 21329 at http://kcur.org KC Fringe Dares Artists To Take A Chance Missouri Tragedy, Kansas Suburbs Get Fringe Festival Focus http://kcur.org/post/missouri-tragedy-kansas-suburbs-get-fringe-festival-focus <p>Though the 8th annual Kansas City Fringe Festival is increasingly drawing groups from out of the area, over half of this year's 87 performance and film offerings originated with Missouri-based artists, while about a quarter hail from Kansas. Two shows in particular look distinctly at events or locales in our adjacent states with very different moods and tones.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 21186 at http://kcur.org Missouri Tragedy, Kansas Suburbs Get Fringe Festival Focus 6 Tips For KC Fringe http://kcur.org/post/6-tips-kc-fringe <h2>The 8th annual <a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/2012/index.php">KC Fringe Festival</a>, a 10-day festival of cultural arts, kicks off this week. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 20898 at http://kcur.org 6 Tips For KC Fringe Two Transgendered Performers Find Haven in the Fringe http://kcur.org/post/two-transgendered-performers-find-haven-fringe <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d650a4aaa39-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d650a4aaa39-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d650a4aaa39-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-978375.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – With a dizzying array of theater, dance, and visual arts - and sometimes in a combination of all of those - the Kansas City Fringe Festival kicks off its seventh year this weekend.</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:09:00 +0000 Steve Walker 2262 at http://kcur.org Two Transgendered Performers Find Haven in the Fringe KC Fringe Festival Presents Clown Ballet with a Serious Message http://kcur.org/post/kc-fringe-festival-presents-clown-ballet-serious-message <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6545a6ad0b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6545a6ad0b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6545a6ad0b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-734280.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – EXTENDED RUN: August 1 - 3, American Heartland Theatre. At performance spaces throughout the city, over 50 events make up this year's <a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/">KC Fringe Festival</a>, a celebration of the off-beat, nontraditional, and avant-garde.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 16:55:00 +0000 Steve Walker 1225 at http://kcur.org KC Fringe Festival Presents Clown Ballet with a Serious Message