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Artist interviews and updates about the Rockford Fringe.

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Artist interviews and updates about the Rockford Fringe.

    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
    Connie Kuntz Interviews Kate Blair

    Connie Kuntz Interviews Kate Blair

    Kate Blair is a dancer who lives and works in Rockford, IL. Get to know a little bit about her background, training and philosophy in this 7-minute episode. Then come see her dance to Nina Simone's song "22nd Century" with Nicole Rundall-Royal and Emily Klonicki at the #RockfordFringe.

    • 7 min
    Connie Kuntz Interviews Alyse Dionne

    Connie Kuntz Interviews Alyse Dionne

    Alyse Dionne is a Chicago actor who will be performing in the 10-minute romantic comedy Lady Balls by Allison Fradkin. Get to know a little bit about what drew her to the role and hear a sample of what she does for fun. (Hint: Cockney!) Then...come see her at the #RockfordFringe.

    • 5 min
    Connie Kuntz Interviews Schann Stewart

    Connie Kuntz Interviews Schann Stewart

    Schann Stewart is a comedy jazz artist from Freeport. She moved to northern Illinois from Nebraska in 2020. Find out why and learn a little bit about her background and her hopes for the future. Then, come see her perform live at the Rockford Fringe Festival on Saturday, July 9, 2022 from Noon to 6:00 p.m. in Rockford's Walker Park; 1500 Myott Avenue. The Fringe will take place rain or shine so consider wearing sunscreen, a hat or bringing an umbrella. This is a free event and is open to the public. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for sitting. Pack a picnic, snacks, water. The #RockfordFringe is an environmentally friendly event so if you pack it in, be sure to pack it out. We don't want to leave the park with even a hint of litter. 

    • 5 min

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