16 episodes

It's a journey, isn't it? Committing your life to art is rewarding, of course, but there are tests and challenges along the way. Hear Connie Kuntz interview professional actors, writers, musicians, comedians, poets, spoken word artists and performance artists about the physical and mental challenges they have faced -- and continue to face. Learn how and why they never give up. We guaranteed you'll be inspired!

Rockford Fringe Podcast Rockford Fringe

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It's a journey, isn't it? Committing your life to art is rewarding, of course, but there are tests and challenges along the way. Hear Connie Kuntz interview professional actors, writers, musicians, comedians, poets, spoken word artists and performance artists about the physical and mental challenges they have faced -- and continue to face. Learn how and why they never give up. We guaranteed you'll be inspired!

    "It Gets A Little Bloody' - An Interview with Nick Jones

    "It Gets A Little Bloody' - An Interview with Nick Jones

    Get know Chicago musician and playwright Nick Jones in this in-depth interview with Connie Kuntz. We learn about his humor, his dark side, his approach to creating art, his extraordinary talent for combining technology with music and his love for Chicago. And we sample his music!

    Photo Credit: WHDPhoto.

    • 32 min
    'Sarcasm Is My Second Language' - An Interview with Tony Dobrowolski

    'Sarcasm Is My Second Language' - An Interview with Tony Dobrowolski

    Get to know Ubiquitous Players founder and artistic director Tony Dobrowolski in this in-depth interview with Connie Kuntz.

    • 33 min
    'It'll Pin Your Ears Back' -- An Interview with 14-time Emmy® award winner Will Clinger

    'It'll Pin Your Ears Back' -- An Interview with 14-time Emmy® award winner Will Clinger

    Get to know 14-time Emmy® award-winning actor, writer, producer, TV show host, musician and funny man Will Clinger in this in-depth interview with Connie Kuntz. Hear about his childhood, career and personal life. Learn about his unique approach to comedy, interviewing, success and failure. Then go see him perform in the riveting and hilarious play "Being Seen" by Richard Gustin at The Den Theatre in Chicago. It runs June 14 through July 2. In Clinger's words, "It'll pin your ears back."

    • 37 min
    How Do You Express Your Art Outside In Winter?

    How Do You Express Your Art Outside In Winter?

    Meg Elliot, Matthew Jordan Keeley, Kerri Killeen, Joshua Fardon, Patricia Fardon, LaurA Force! Scruggs and Darren Stephens share a little bit about how they express their art outside in the winter. Host Connie Kuntz talks about how it relates to the Rockford Fringe's next event: Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling.

    Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling takes place Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 3-5 p.m. in Walker Park. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.rockfordfringe.org.

    Thank you to Naked Angels Tuesdays@9 Chicago!

    • 4 min
    Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling Trailer

    Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling Trailer

    A promo about Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling. With Michael Bassett, Meg Elliot, Robbie Ellis, Jennifer Estlin, Joshua Fardon, Patricia Fardon, Gail Gallagher, Kerri Killeen, Carl Maronich, Micah Mabey, LaurA Force! Scruggs, Darren Stephens, Nate Woogen and Rockford Fringe podcast host, Connie Kuntz. Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling is a Rockford Fringe event made possible by an Action Grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council. 

    Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling starts at Walker Park (1500 Myott Ave., Rockford, IL) on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 3-5 p.m. This is a free "sleet or snow" event that is open to everyone. Remember to hydrate and bundle up!

    • 1 min
    It Takes Three Villages (Special Episode)

    It Takes Three Villages (Special Episode)

    Man and Moon by Siena Marilyn Ledger runs October 21-November 13, 2022 at the Madison Street Theater in Oak Park, Illinois. This production is a collaboration between 16th Street Theater NFP, Dragonfly Theatre Company and Chicago Dramatists. This special episode features the creative team -- or "villages" -- who united to bring this beautiful play to life. Hear Connie Kuntz interview the playwright as well as director Hayley Procacci, actors Peter Wilde and Clare Wols, microbiologist Heather Minges Wols, Chicago Dramatists own artistic director Carson Becker, 16th Street Theater NFP's interim artistic director Jean Gottlieb and Dragonfly Theatre Company's co-artistic Director Omar Fernandez. Get to know these artists and theatre companies, their backgrounds, their missions and a little bit about what it takes to "put on a show."

    • 1 hr 20 min

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