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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fringe Artist Forum - Good Talks!


So my Fringe Forum is on tonight.  I am very excited to participate in this panel, although I feel a bit outclassed by the talent I will be sitting up there with.  In any case, it is sure to be an interesting discussion and it's FREE!  Drop by the PCL Theatre and check it out.  For those of you who write for Fringe or produce for Fringe it is sure to be a valuable discussion. 

FRINGE FORUMS 2012

CJSR FM 88

August 20, 21 and 22, 2012
8:30 – 9:30 PM

ADMISSION: Free
LOCATION:
 PCL Studio at the TransAlta Arts Barns
10330 – 84 Ave. (south end of the Arts Barns)  [map]
Fringe Theatre Adventures, in partnership with the Playwrights Canada Press,NeWest PressTheatre AlbertaAlberta Touring Arts Alliance and theWriters Guild of Alberta, is pleased to present the Fringe Forums at the PCL Studio located in the TransAlta Arts Barns.
There are three different forums that touch on issues that concern the theatre community currently. We are pleased to host some of Alberta’s most celebrated theatre artists and personalities as guest panelists and moderators. These forums promise to create a lively discussion.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 8:30 – 9:30 PM 

A FRINGE TOO FAR? WHAT RISKS DO WE REALLY TAKE?
Writers Guild of Alberta
Join local playwrights as they probe questions about the size and scope of the risks they take in their Fringe work. Should new works at the Fringe strive to take risks that may not be possible in a regular theatre season? Should a playwright go ‘to the edge’ at the Fringe, or does too much “fringy-ness” turn away audiences?
MODERATOR:Eric Rice (President, Walterdale Playhouse)
PANELISTS:Marty Chan (author of the 2011 Fringe hit Mothership Down); Kristen Finlay (author of the 2011 Fringe hitPieces)Nicole Schafenacker (co-author of the 2012 Nextfest play Double Occultation)Mark Stubbings (author of the hit play Dry the Rain)


2 comments:

Annemarie said...

So, how did it go? What was the experience like?

Finster said...

Someone reviewed the forum. You can read the review here: http://academicalism.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/review-of-fringe-festival-forum-on-risk-in-theatre-and-reviewing/

Interesting to read. I too felt that the topic of reviews was heavily discussed - was not expecting that - I thought it was going to be more about risky elements (nudity, taboo topics, language, etc...).