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The podcast dedicated to all things fringe theatre. Host Lauren Hance visits with fringe artists to discuss their endeavors and gain insight into their process.

What the Fringe?‪!‬ What the Fringe?!

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The podcast dedicated to all things fringe theatre. Host Lauren Hance visits with fringe artists to discuss their endeavors and gain insight into their process.

    WTF with Martin Dockery

    WTF with Martin Dockery

    We sit down with Martin Dockery, arguably one of the best fringe performers in North America, to talk about making a living as a full-time fringe artist, WTF fringe is so important, and all about his newest shows.  Martin is a Brooklyn-based artist who spends much of the year touring his 12 one-person shows and 7 two-person plays. He’s performed at over 100 fringe festivals, winning 50+ awards along the way.


    out more about Martin on his WEBSITE

    Keep up with him on Social Media on Instagram @martindockery1 and Facebook

    • 41 min
    WTF it's World Fringe Day!

    WTF it's World Fringe Day!

    Happy World Fringe Day! We did something super fringey and put out an open call to our fringey friends. Today’s episode features 14 different productions complete with the best fringe stories and advice!


    Check out all of the productions on their websites and follow them on Instagram! Better yet, go see the shows!!! WTF are you waiting for?!


    Dear Annie, I Hate You | @dearannie_ihateyou

    Non-Player Character: Live Virtual Reality Musical | @brendanAbradley

    Bangs, Bobs & Banter: Confessions of a Hairstylist | @gravity_theatre

    That's So Magically Meta | @magicallymeta

    Whore's Eye View | @oldprosonline

    CRISPR: The Musical! | @crispr_the_musical

    Main Street Players | @terryfykemsp

    Do This One Thing for Me | @dothisonethingforme

    Art Of Selling Out | @JackiThrappp

    Cirque Us Stories  | @thecirqueus

    Whatever Fate Decides | @whateverfatedecides

    Colored Silk: A Civil War Odyssey  | @colored.silk

    Meet Me in Buenos Aires | @florencia_iriondo

    A Letter To Lyndon B Johnson Or God: Whoever Reads This First | @xhloeandnatasha



    Reference articles concerning Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s veto of state-wide arts funding.

    Orlando Weekly Article

    NPR Report

    CBS Miami Deep Dive

    • 42 min
    WTF with Paul Snider

    WTF with Paul Snider

    If you like WTF's theme music, you will love today's guest! Paul Snider of Orchestra of Sound (and creator of our theme song) is joining us to talk all things fringe and being a working artist. He is one fascinating dude and you will learn so much from him.

    Connect with Paul on his WEBSITE.

    Keep up with his production on Instagram @theorchestraofsound and on Facebook at Orchestra of Sound

    • 39 min
    WTF with Kimberly Prentice

    WTF with Kimberly Prentice

    Get more than just a peek behind the curtain in Kimberly Prentice's new solo show, Unseen, which won Best One-Woman Show at the 2023 United Solo Theatre Festival. Utilizing the journey of dressers and other backstage workers, Unseen reaches into deeper truths of WTF it feels like to be unseen. Kimberly Prentice is a writer/actor/singer/dancer/producer who has also been a Broadway dresser for over 25 years. Not only does Kimberly give us the dish on her newest Fringe show, but she also gives us a glimpse into what it's like working in the theatre industry in New York City for decades.

    • 28 min
    WTF with Laura Marsh

    WTF with Laura Marsh

    If you have been to the Midwest, you know it is delightful, and if you haven't, WTF are you waiting for?! The Omaha Fringe Festival is making its way in the Midwest and is well worth your time. The Omaha Fringe strives to bring the different members of the Omaha theatre community together for one open-access and inclusive festival where theatre artists can experiment with new works, and audiences can experience new theatrical movements. The Omaha Fringe Festival 2024 runs August 8-11.

    Learn more about the Omaha Fringe Festival.

    Follow the Omaha Fringe Festival on Instagram @omahafringefestival and on Facebook at Omaha Fringe Festival.

    • 35 min
    WTF with Maarika Freund

    WTF with Maarika Freund

    WTF is the best way to deal with trauma? With humor of course! Maarika Freund discusses her show PEACHES: THE PLAY and how she was able to process and then turn the most traumatic experience of her life into a comedy. Plus, hear how Maarika became one of our fringe besties.

    Maarika co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in the web series “Millie & Midge,” has had her work featured at the L.A. Comedy Festival, and is the creator of PEACHES: THE PODCAST, which is being developed into a television series. Maarika is a founding member of My Voice, My Choice, an initiative that successfully changed the Canadian Criminal Code on October 26th, 2023, in order to secure better rights for victims of s*xual assault.

    *A note to listeners: this episode contains discussions of s*xual violence. If this is not for you at this time, please let this episode pass, and we will catch you next time.

    Learn more about Maarika on her WEBSITE.

    Keep up with Maarika on Instagram @peaches.thepodcast and @maarikaisfunny

    If you need assistance with s*xual violence, please reach out to:

    Ending Violence Association of Canada

    RAINN in the US

    The Survivors Trust in the UK

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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MaarikaMarion ,

Such a fantastic podcast!!!

This is so helpful & informative - a fantastic resource for anyone looking to produce a show - first time or tenth time - so many great pearls of wisdom!!! And Lauren is a brilliant host. :)

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