Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Schmoliday. The work continues!

Activity is strong, but not that exciting.  Paperwork; networks; bureaucracy; other such delights invigorate the process. 

Artists should be percolating.  Audiences should be titillating.  Events are being planned.  Websites are being developed.  Copy is being written.  Meetings are occurring.

And stuffing is being digested.

Monday, November 7, 2011

First Big Pitch

This pitching arm must be ready for the Cards, because our first major pitch with a potential partner would have made David Freese proud.  Ideally our pending partnership will soon be good news full of venues, dates, and a cornucopia of collaboration.

In the meantime, enjoy this delightful summary of what is soon to come to our sweet town:

"The StL Fringe Festival is a 5-day long immersion in cutting edge performing arts, connecting brave artists with bold audiences. Imagine popping into several shows of your choice in downtown St. Louis, ranging from traditional to experimental theater, from Shakespeare to musical theater, but also including dance, movement, improv, music, voice, slam/spoken word, performance art, fashion, vaudeville, burlesque, mime, clowning, circus arts, - all concentrated within several city blocks. Passionate artists from around St. Louis and the country will converge to create a fully immersive and explosive pressure cooker of artistic expression. On any given night, there are half-a-dozen shows on rotating schedules with street performers (or “buskers”) roaming the festival grounds, entertaining crowds with fire dancing, aerial arts, music, poetry, guerrilla theater, urban break-dancing, capoeira juggling, comedy, street improv,or anything else one’s heart desires. Patrons can vote for their favorite shows but will never be able to see everything the festival offers. A minimal admission fee at Festival Headquarters will give a patron a Button Pass and a Schedule/Map to see as many as a hundred different performances by varied artists within a 3-4 block radius over the course of a long weekend. StL Fringe Festival will blossom Locust into a creative hotspot destination within the city, and will open the eyes of St. Louisans to a wealth of undiscovered local talent, new work from national companies, new art forms, and the limitless world of creative possibility."

Proposed dates for the Festival are for late June or mid October 2012, pending collaboration and partnership with existing regional events and institutions.