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2009CONTENTS Welcome How To Fringe Donors Supporting Partners Staff & Credits

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2009 Featured Artists

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See each Featured Artist for a description of their work, credits and performance times.

Venue Locations Map 7 Phx: Fringe Festival Guide 12 & 13 After Fringe Parties 22

© 2009 Phoenix Fringe Festival. Program by MEDIA PUBLISHERS GROUP. Art Director/Senior Designer Stephen Gamble. Cover designed by SPLINTER CREATIVE. www.mediapublishersgroup.com

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! S N A F E G HELLO FRIN Welcome to the 2009 Phoenix Fringe Festival!

Those of you who were with us last spring will remember the Pilot Project at Space 55. The Pilot Project sparked tremendous interest, as evidenced by the many loyal volunteers who have joined and continued the Fringe mission over the past year. This year’s Festival has expanded dramatically to include 30 artists presenting over 130 performances at 7 venues in Downtown Phoenix.

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The Phoenix Fringe Festival is proud to be part of an important movement in the international theatre community that began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947. That year, a group of renegade theatre companies arrived uninvited to the Edinburgh International Festival. They set up shop and performed anywhere they could find space, creating a new festival taking place on the “fringe” of the official one. Since then, fringe festivals have sprung up in great cities throughout the world to celebrate and promote edgy, innovative theatre that pushes the boundaries of traditional performance. We are very pleased this year to be presenting artists from around the country and around the world side by side with performers from right here in the valley. It is no accident that this project is taking place in downtown Phoenix, at the heart of the urban desert. In the past few years the downtown area has started to come to life with new cultural opportunities – PHX:fringe plans to be an important part of this urban renaissance for many years to come.

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So please, enjoy all that PHX:fringe 2009 has to offer. See the shows. Meet the artists. Explore the downtown community. Join us as we discover together how Fringe happens right here in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Thanks for your support! Patrick Demers and Jonathan Beller Founders & Producing Directors

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How to Fringe! PHX:fringe 2009 is presenting 30 artists at 7 venues with 130 performances – you may wonder how you can best take it all in. There is plenty to do and you don’t want to miss a thing, so this guide is designed to help you navigate the exciting Fringe experience.

The Program It’s already in your hands, so good work so far. This program has a guide to all of the shows - you can browse and easily see all of the performance times.

Getting Around

Spread the Word After each show, stick around! One of the great things about the Phoenix Fringe Festival is the opportunity to meet other alternative-theatre-goers like yourself and learn about the other performances. This is a great chance to make new friends and find out what else you might like to go see.

Tickets

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All Fringe seating is general admission, so plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before the show starts to get the best seats. There are several ways to buy tickets: Individual tickets are $7 each and can be purchased at the door, or in advance online at www.phxfringe.org. Fringe Passes can be purchased online or at any PHX:fringe venue box office. You can get a 5 ticket Fringe Pass for $30, or 10 ticket Fringe Pass for $50. Fringe Passes will be good for any performance on either weekend of the event. You don’t need to decide what shows you’ll be seeing in advance; Fringe Passes can be redeemed at any of the shows. Fringe Pass holders can make reservations by calling the PHX:fringe Box Office at 602-476-1066 or by email to: tickets@phxfringe.org.

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PHX:fringe takes place in two Downtown Phoenix neighborhoods: The Roosevelt Row Arts District and the Grand Avenue Arts District. There is a handy map on page 19 to show you where each venue is located and to allow you to plan your experience accordingly. Most of the venues are within walking distance of one another, but you can also use bicycle rickshaws, buses, or the light rail to get around. For more information on transportation options visit: www.coppersquare.com or call the Ambassadors at 602-495-1500.

Fringe Central Stop by the 7th Street café on the corner of 7th Street and Pierce to obtain Fringe information and visit with Fringe friends. While you’re there, have yourself a cup o’ Joe and purchase your very own 2009 Festival T-shirt.

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S D N E I R F L FESTIVA Donors

Thank you to the following donors for making cash or in-kind gifts to support PHX:fringe 2009:

Arizona Commission on the Arts ASU School of Theatre and Film Patrick Baliani Jonathan Beller California Pizza Kitchen Cheesecake Factory Nancy Dallett Patrick Demers & Debbie Gilpin Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Inc. Linda Essig Future Arts Research (F.A.R.) Geoffrey Gonsher Hotel San Carlos Esther Groves Rex Gulbranson Tony Hodge Catrina Knoebl, Urban Affair

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Supporting Partners

Steven Mastroieni Annie Moscow Jake Pinholster Patrick and Amy Sciannella Pita Jungle Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation Media Publisher’s Group New Times Shop Devious Splinter Creative Sunflower Farmer’s Market The Clarendon Hotel Janice and Paul Sweeter Trader Joe’s Elizabeth Widmer Yelp

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S N O I T A C O L VENUE 3rd Street Theatre 1202 N. 3rd Street Phoenix AZ 85004

PHiX Art Space 1113 W. Grand Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85007

Drop In Gallery 917 N. 5th Street Phoenix AZ 85004

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The Chocolate Factory 1105 W. Grand Avenue Phoenix AZ 85007

Modified Arts 407 E. Roosevelt Street Phoenix AZ 85004

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Arizona Center

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W. McKinley St.

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N. 10th Ave.

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N. 12th Ave.

1022 W. Grand Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85007

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Soul Invictus

Space 55 636 E. Pierce Street Phoenix AZ 85004

See pages 12 & 13 for a full program schedule

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17:5 - Blood, Death, Drag and Mom 7(x1) Samurai Created and performed by David Gaines (Washington DC) Venue: PHiX Art Space A solo-performance adaptation of Kurosawa’s classic film, retold at a breakneck pace using movement, gibberish, and vocal sound effects. Voted Best Solo Performance at 2008 Capital Fringe Festival! www.7x1samurai.com Thurs, April 2 @ 8:30 PM Fri, April 3@10:00 PM Sat, April 4 @ 5:30 PM & 9:00 PM Sun, April 5 @ 2:30 PM

Venue: Space 55 Moulthrop, a New York author, actor, and award-winning playwright, reads 17 of his stories over 5 performances: an edgy, laser-beamed, sometimes-affectionate, sometimes-comic look at family, friends, life and truth. www. robertmoulthrop.com Thurs, April 2 @8:30 PM Fri, April 3 @ 8:30 PM Sat, April 4 @ 7:00 PM Sun, April 5: 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM

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A Man, A Magic, A Music Created and performed by Movin’ Melvin Brown (Austin, TX) Venue: Modified Arts

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35 Minutes Created and performed by Los Torreznos (Madrid, Spain) Venue: Modified Arts Drawing on influences from the conceptual art of seventies, this piece was developed to speak directly to a diverse, contemporary audience. www.lostorreznos.es Sun, April 5 @ 3:00 PM

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Created and performed by Robert Moulthrop (New York, NY)

A magical journey through Black Music history 50’s-90’s, in Song, Tap & Clogging, Comedy, Characters & Story! Songs of Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Chubby Checker, Otis Redding, Temptations and more…“performed so you think the original artist stands before you... Brown is a one man concert!” the Scotsman, UK–Characters like: the ‘Black Preacher’, James Brown, the “music box dancer”, Bojangles... Sold out in Edinburgh, Edmonton, Adelaide... Scotsman, UK. www.movinmelvin.com Sat, March 28 @ 9:00 PM Sun, March 29 @ 1:30 PM Thurs, April 2 @ 7:30 PM Sat, April 4 @ 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM Sun, April 5 @ 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM


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Beautification: A Transcultural Exploration of the Oppression of Women by Phillip Zisman and Members of the Hybrid Ensemble (Tempe, AZ) Venue: The Chocolate Factory

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Behind Closed Doors written by Madolyn Whitmer. Van Rockwell, director (Tempe, AZ)

Beautification is a theatrical blend of dance, movement, image, and emotion that explores the lengths that women of various cultures go to in the search for beauty. Producing Company: Hybrid Ensemble

Venue: Space 55

Fri, March 27 @ 7:00 PM Sat, March 28 @ 9:00 PM Thurs, April 2 @ 9:00 PM Sat, April 4 @ 3:30 PM Sun, April 5 @ 1:00 PM

Sat, March 28@ 3:30 PM Sun, March 29 @ 3:30 PM Thurs, April 2 @ 10:00 PM Sat, April 4 @ 5:30 PM & 10:00 PM

Boxed In created by the Arizona School for the Arts Thespians (Phoenix, AZ)

Campfire created and performed by Matt Johnson, Will Koehl, and Chris Pierce (Hollywood, CA)

Venue: PHiX Art Space

Venue: Modified Arts

Borrowing from Chuck Mee’s own reinvention of the Greek god of ecstasy, wine, and merriment, Boxed In imagines Dionysus’ return to modernity. Here the patron god of theatre observes a new medium - You Tube. www.goasa.org

Three friends on their annual camping trip spin stories around the campfire - a mix of memories, dreams, and tall tales - and begin to wonder if they’re as close to one another as they imagine. Producing Company: Seria Ludo

Sat, March 28 @ 3:30 PM Sun, March 29 @ 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM

Fri, March 27 @ 8:30 PM Sat, March 28 @ 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM Sun, March 29 @ 3:30 PM

A black comedy about Rebecca, who must return home after her father’s death and again do battle with her bizarre, dysfunctional family. Producing Company: Excellent Cake

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Dead Wait created by Ross Gosla and Stephen Kass (Tempe, AZ) Venue: Soul Invictus A professional assassin sits down with his next target and begins an impromptu psychotherapy session that leads both men to examine their own lives.

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Sat, March 28 @ 3:30 PM Sun, March 29 @ 5:30 PM Thurs, April 2 @ 9:30 PM Sat, April 4 @ 6:00 PM Sun, April 5 @ 6:00 PM

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Doss House created by members of 5 out of 4. Joya Scott, Director (Tempe AZ) Venue: The Chocolate Factory 1934. Chicago. A Depression. A disaster. Four strangers pushed to the edge. Doss House is a new work about old times devised by members of the ASU graduate program in theatre. Fri, March 27 @ 8:30 PM Sat, March 28 @ 7:30 PM Sun, March 29 @ 2:30 PM Fri, April 3 @ 7:00 PM Sat, April 4 @ 8:30 PM

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Dial S for Stripper by Kevin Frei, Franc Gaxiola, director (Phoenix, AZ) Venue: Soul Invictus What happens when you cross an episode of “Murder She Wrote” and a strip club? We’re not sure, but there is one thing we do know – this zany spoof is sure to knock your pasties off! Producing Company: Artists Theatre Project. www.artiststheatreproject.org Fri, March 27 @ 7:00 PM Sat, March 28 @ 9:30 PM Fri, April 3 @ 7:00 PM Sat, April 4 @ 8:00 PM

Fruit Machine created and performed by Hilary Harp and Suzie Silver Venue: 3rd Street Theatre This interactive multi-media performance combines video, sound, sculpture and live action in a series of humorous and erotic tableau. A parade of characters includes a life-sized toy robot, a phalloi phaerie, and an androgynous bagpipe player. www.harpsilver.com Fri, March 27 @ 7:30 PM Sat, March 28 @ 7:30 PM


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The View from Eden Written and directed by Scott Ballou (Tempe AZ) Head! A Symphony of Horror

Venue: The Chocolate Factory

Based on a concept by David Salcido and Scott Pierce. book, music, and lyrics by Kevin Frei. Kevin Frei and Willaim F. Irwin IV, directors. Leah Koestner, musical direction (Phoenix, AZ)

Through traditional narrative and gestural movement, The View From Eden explores the various concepts of honesty, candor and integrity in many of life’s most comical and most dire of situations.

Venue: PHiX Art Space A wild new musical adapted from a campy ‘B’ horror film, featuring catchy tunes, crazy characters, and a disembodied head. Producing Company: Artists United for a Cure. www. headthemusical.com.

Sat, March 28 @ 5:00 PM Sun, March 29 @ 8:00 PM Fri, April 3 @ 10:30 PM Sun, April 5 @ 6:00 PM

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Fri, March 27 @ 8:30 PM Sat, March 28 @ 5:00 PM & 9:30 PM Sun, March 29 @ 6:00 PM Sun, April 5 @ 4:00 PM

It’s All About Me

Created and performed by Los Torreznos (Madrid, Spain)

Created by Rebecca Ferrell and FDance (Richmond, VA)

Venue: Modified Arts

Venue: PHiX Art Space

This new piece uses language and movement in the exploration of the shifting notion of identity in the modern world. www.lostorreznos.es

FDANCE serves as a creative domain for Artistic Director Rebecca A. Ferrell. Filled with satire and wit, Ferrell’s obsession with American culture and sexuality rings throughout each of her pieces. It’s All About Me gives us an inside look into beauty pageants, awkward first meetings and the results of having a long distance relationship. Producing Company: FDance

Sat, April 4 @ 7:00 PM

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Identity

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Friday, March 27, 2009 PHiX ART Drop In Space 55 SPACE Gallery

AT A GLANCE Modified Arts

Chocolate Factory

Soul Invictus

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

Pensive Beauty approx. end time: 8:00

Poison Lecture approx. end time: 8:00

MENding Monoluges approx. end time: 8:00

Beautification approx. end time: 8:00

Dial S For Stripper approx. end time: 9:00

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Head! approx. end time: 10:00

The Other Side approx. end time: 9:30

Untitled & The Virgin Barb-E approx. end time: 9:30

Campfire approx. end time: 9:30

Doss House approx. end time: 9:30

10:30 PM

9:30 PM Splat! approx. end time: 11:00

Saturday, March 28, 2009 PHiX ART Drop In Space 55 SPACE Gallery

Modified Arts

Chocolate Factory

Soul Invictus

2:00 PM

2:00 PM

2:00 PM

2:00 PM

It’s All About Me approx. end time: 2:30

Poison Lecture approx. end time: 3:00

Campfire approx. end time: 3:00

Moby Dick Tonight approx. end time: 3:00

3:30 PM

3:30 PM

3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Boxed In approx. end time: 4:30

Behind Closed Doors approx. end time: 4:30

MENding Monoluges approx. end time: 4:30

Dead Wait approx. end time: 4:30

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

5:00 PM Head! approx. end time: 6:30

7:30 PM Fruit Machine approx. end time: 8:30

Moby Dick Tonight approx. end time: 10:30

10:00 PM

It’s All About Me approx. end time: 11:00

Third Street Theatre

Untitled & The Virgin Barb-E Splat! approx. end time: 6:00 approx. end time: 6:00

Third Street Theatre

5:00 PM The View from Eden approx. end time: 6:00

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7:30 PM

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

7:30 PM

7:30 PM

7:30 PM

7:30 PM

Pensive Beauty approx. end time: 8:30

The Other Side approx. end time: 8:00

Paisly Yankolovich approx. end time: 8:00

Campfire approx. end time: 8:30

Doss House approx. end time: 8:30

Moby Dick Tonight approx. end time: 8:30

Fruit Machine approx. end time: 8:30

8:30 PM

9:00 PM

9:00 PM

9:30 PM Head! approx. end time: 11:00

Untitled & The Virgin Barb-E A Man, A Magic, A Music Beautification approx. end time: 9:30 approx. end time: 10:30 approx. end time: 10:00

9:30 PM Dial S For Stripper approx. end time: 11:30

Sunday, March 29, 2009 PHiX ART SPACE

Space 55

Modified Arts

Chocolate Factory

2:00 PM

2:00 PM

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

Pensive Beauty approx. end time: 3:00

Paisly Yankolovich approx. end time: 3:00

A Man, A Magic, A Music approx. end time: 3:00

Doss House approx. end time: 3:30

3:30 PM

3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Boxed In approx. end time: 4:30

Behind Closed Doors approx. end time: 4:30

Campfire approx. end time: 4:30

Soul Invictus

4:00 PM

F E S T I V A L

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Moby Dick Tonight approx. end time: 5:00

It’s All About Me approx. end time: 5:30

MENding Monoluges approx. end time: 6:00

5:30 PM Dead Wait approx. end time: 6:30

6:00 PM

6:30 PM

Head! approx. end time: 7:30

Untitled & The Virgin Barb-E approx. end time: 7:30

8:00 PM

8:00 PM

8:00 PM

Boxed In approx. end time: 9:00

Paisly Yankolovich approx. end time: 9:00

The View from Eden approx. end time: 9:00

7:00 PM Moby Dick Tonight approx. end time: 8:00

Thursday, April 2, 2009 PHiX ART SPACE

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Space 55

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

The Punchline approx. end time: 8:00

VIXIN approx. end time: 8:00

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

7(x1) Samurai approx. end time: 9:30

17:5- Blood, Death, Drag and Mom approx. end time: 9:30

10:00 PM

10:00 PM

The Next Best Thing approx. end time: 11:00

Behind Closed Doors approx. end time: 11:00

Modified Arts

Chocolate Factory

7:30 PM

Paint the Town approx. end time: 8:30

Soul Invictus

7:00 PM A Man, A Magic, A Music approx. end time: 9:00

9:30 PM Splat! approx. end time: 10:30

9:00 PM Beautification approx. end time: 10:00

10:30 PM xo_xy approx. end time: 11:30

7:30 PM The Last Castrato approx. end time: 8:30

9:30 PM Dead Wait approx. end time: 10:30


AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 3, 2009 PHiX ART SPACE

Drop In Gallery

Space 55

Chocolate Factory

Soul Invictus

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

The Next Best Thing approx. end time: 8:00

The Other Side approx. end time: 8:00

VIXIN approx. end time: 8:00

Doss House approx. end time: 8:00

Dial S for Stripper approx. end time: 9:00

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

9:00 PM

17:5- Blood, Death, Drag and Mom approx. end time: 9:30

Paint the Town approx. end time: 10:00

8:30 PM The Punchline approx. end time: 9:30

10:00 PM

The Other Side approx. end time: 10:00

7(x1) Samurai approx. end time: 11:00

Saturday, April 4, 2009 PHiX ART Drop In Gallery SPACE

Space 55

10:30 PM

10:30 PM

The View from Eden approx. end time: 11:30

The Last Castrato approx. end time: 11:30

Modified Arts

Chocolate Factory

Soul Invictus

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

2:30 PM

2:30 PM

3:30 PM

1:00 PM

The Next Best Thing approx. end time: 2:00

The Other Side approx. end time: 3:00

VIXIN approx. end time: 3:30

A Man, A Magic, A Music approx. end time: 4:00

Beautification approx. end time: 4:30

The Last Castrato approx. end time: 2:00

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Paisly Yankolovich approx. end time: 5:00

Splat! approx. end time: 6:00

xo_xy approx. end time: 6:00

4:00 PM

5:30 PM

7:00 PM

6:30 PM

The Next Best Thing approx. end time: 5:00

Behind Closed Doors approx. end time: 6:30

Identity approx. end time: 8:00

Paint the Town approx. end time: 8:00

5:30 PM

7:00 PM

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

7(x1) Samurai approx. end time: 6:30

17:5- Blood, Death, Drag and Mom approx. end time: 8:00

A Man, A Magic, A Music approx. end time: 10:00

Doss House approx. end time: 9:30

7:30 PM

8:30 PM

10:00 PM

The Punchline approx. end time: 8:30

VIXIN approx. end time: 9:30

Paint the Town approx. end time: 11:30

9:00 PM

10:00 PM

7(x1) Samurai approx. end time: 10:00

Behind Closed Doors approx. end time: 11:00

6:00 PM Dead Wait approx. end time: 7:00

8:00 PM Dial S for Stripper approx. end time: 10:00

10:30 PM The Last Castrato approx. end time: 11:30

Sunday, April 5, 2009 PHiX ART SPACE

Space 55

Modified Arts

Chocolate Factory

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

The Punchline approx. end time: 2:00

17:5- Blood, Death, Drag and Mom approx. end time: 2:00

A Man, A Magic, A Music approx. end time: 2:30

Beautification approx. end time: 2:00

2:30 PM

2:30 PM

7(x1) Samurai approx. end time: 3:30

Untitled & The Virgin Barb-E approx. end time: 3:30

4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Head! approx. end time: 5:30

VIXIN approx. end time: 5:00

7:00 PM

6:00 PM

The Next Best Thing approx. end time: 8:00

17:5- Blood, Death, Drag and Mom approx. end time: 7:00

7:30 PM Paisly Yankolovich approx. end time: 8:30

3:00 PM 35 Minutes approx. end time: 4:00

4:30 PM Splat! approx. end time: 5:30

6:30 PM A Man, A Magic, A Music approx. end time: 8:00

2:00 PM The Last Castrato approx. end time: 3:00

4:00 PM Paint the Town approx. end time: 5:30

6:00 PM

6:00 PM

The View from Eden 6:00-7:00

Dead Wait approx. end time: 7:00

7:30 PM

7:30 PM

xo_xy approx. end time: 8:30

The Last Castrato approx. end time: 8:30

F E S T I V A L

1:00 PM

Soul Invictus

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2:30 PM The Punchline approx. end time: 3:30

Dates and times are subject to change. Visit www.phxfringe.org for details.

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Moby Dick Tonight

Paisley Yankolovich

Created and performed by Loren Niemi (Minneapolis, MN)

Composed and performed by Paisley Yankolovich (Glendale, AZ)

Venue: Soul Invictus

Venue: Space 55

Loren Niemi’s Moby Dick Tonight is a solo performance based in the traditions of story telling and one of America’s greatest fish tales. But just you wait... Niemi’s retelling isn’t going to be traditional at all! www.storytelling.org/Niemi

One-man, post-modern, punk, industrial, techno, Gospel-infused showtunes, the Marilyn Manson of CCM, The “Rocky Horror Jesus Show” Shut up Bowie, it’s Paisley’s turn! www.paisleyyankolovich.com

Fri, March 27 @ 9:30 PM Sat, March 28 @ 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM Sun, March 29 @ 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sat, March 28 @ 7:00 PM Sun, March 29 @ 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sat, April 4 @ 4:00 PM Sun, April 5 @ 7:30 PM

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Paint the Town Created by Rex Winsome. performed by Insurgent Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)

Pensive Beauty

Venue: The Chocolate Factory

By Candy Jimenez, James Cerracchio and Lee Berger, performed by Dulce Dance (Phoenix, AZ)

A radical political drama about an inspired revolutionary, the perfect family who loves her, and the terrorist who slaughters her family to set her free. Producing Company: Insurgent Theatre. www.insurgenttheatre.org Thurs, April 2 @ 7:00 PM Friday, April 3 @ 8:30 PM Sat, April 4 @ 6:30 PM & 10:00 PM Sun, April 5 @ 4:00 PM

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Venue: PHiX Art Space Pensive Beauty is a modern dance theater piece consisting of nine movements which together explore a personal emotional journey to becoming a creative spirit. ww.dulcedancecompany.com Fri, March 27 @ 7:00 PM Sat, March 28 @ 7:30 PM Sun, March 29 @ 2:00 PM


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Splat! Created and performed by Raleigh Pinskey (Carefree, AZ) Poison Lecture Created by Christine Rebet (New York, NY) Venue: Space 55 Poisoned Lecture explores the work of magician and lecturer John Mulholland. On the surface this performance resembles a simple lecture about magic – but as the piece unfolds a slippage occurs revealing the darker side of trickery such as mind control, poison and death. Fri, March 27 @ 7:00 PM Sat, March 28 @ 2:00 PM

Venue: Modified Arts SPLAT! A side-splitting solo show that begs the age old questions “why was I born, why am I living, and why can’t I blame you for everything?” Follow Raleigh through her hilarious educational forays in Heaven and at In-Utero University where she learns about sex, food, and rock and roll. Fri ,March 27 @ 10:00 PM Sat, March 28 @ 5:00 PM Thurs, April 2 @ 9:30 PM Sat, April 4 @ 5:00 PM Sun, April 5 @ 4:30 PM

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Created, designed and performed by Kristen Loree (Albuquerque, NM) Untitled

Venue: Space 55

Created and performed by Space 55 Theatre Ensemble. Boyd Branch, Director (Phoenix, AZ)

A one-person a capella opera in twenty-four personalities, based on a true story, VIXIN explores sexuality, gender, and love. Incorporating masks, dance, and unbelievable vocal aerobatics, VIXIN lets the audience witness Loree’s amazing transformations from one character to another. www.solarts.org

Venue: Space 55 An intimate dialogue on grief, faith, and elevator etiquette. Producing Company: Space 55.Theatre Ensemble. www.space55.org Fri, March 27 @ 8:30 PM Sat, March 28 @ 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM Sun, March 29 @ 6:30 PM Sun, April 5 @ 2:30 PM

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xo_xy

The Last Castrato

Created and performed by Chris Danowski and Irish México (Phoenix, AZ)

Written by Andy Eninger. Brad McEntire, director (Dallas, TX)

Venue: The Chocolate Factory

Venue: Soul Invictus

A multimedia performative work in which the figures of Narcissus and Echo intertwine, change places, and mingle, like an unwieldy strand of DNA. Producing Company: Theatre in my Basement. www.timb.org

The Last Castrato is a darkly comic solo performance piece about Joseph, who was born without a penis, and Elena, who was born with her skin inside out. Producing Company: Audacity Theatre Lab. www.audacitytheatrelab.com

Thurs, April 2 @ 10:30 PM Sat, April 4 @ 5:00 PM Sun, April 5 @ 7:30 PM

Thurs, April 2 @ 7:30 PM Fri, April 3 @ 10:30 PM Sat, April 4 @ 1:00 PM & 10:30 PM Sun, April 5 @ 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

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The MENding Monologues

The Next Best Thing

Created by Derek Dujardin and the MENding Monologues Ensemble (Sedona, AZ)

Written and performed by Antonio Sacre. Jim Lasko, director (Hollywood, CA)

Venue: Modified Arts

Venue: PHiX Art Space

Through courageous personal monologues, poems and comedic sketches, this show takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster ride through relationships, gender wounds and abuse issues to arrive at a place of peace, understanding and healing. Producing Company: MENding Monologues. www.themending.org

The Next Best Thing is the newest solo performance piece from a man who has been hailed as “a genius”, “a serious artist”, and “a sexual extremist” (according to Bill O’Reilly). Side-splittingly funny! www.antoniosacre.com

March 27 @ 7:00 March 28 @ 3:30 March 29 @ 5:00 16

Thurs, April 2 @ 10:00 PM Fri, April 3 @ 7:00 PM Sat, April 4 @ 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Sun, April 5 @ 7:00 PM


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F E A T U R E D

The Other Side Created by Tumbleweed, Xanthia Walker, director (Phoenix, AZ) Venue: Drop In Gallery (DIG) Think you know the story on homeless youth? Did you know there are over 1,000 youth without homes every night in Phoenix alone? This original, ensemble devised performance invites you to take a look into the worlds of real Phoenix youth with real homeless experience: Ready for the other side? www.tumbleweedtheater.blogspot.com Fri, March 27 @ 8:30 PM Sat, March 28 @ 7:00 PM Fri, April 3 @ 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Sat, April 4 @ 2:00 PM

A R T I S T S

The Punchline Created and performed by Alicia Dattner. Katie Ruben, director (San Francisco, CA) Venue: PHiX Art Space A hilarious and interactive one-woman show, The Punchline is a dramatic journey through the quirky world of standup comedians, Jewish grandmothers, and wacky gurus who think they have all the answers. www.aliciadattner.com Thurs, April 2 @ 7:00 PM Fri, April 3 @ 8:30 PM Sat, April 4 @ 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM Sun, April 5 @ 1:00 PM

The Ophelia Project

Created by EmaLee Arroyo. performed: EmaLee Arroyo and Paco Velez (Tempe, AZ) Venue: Space 55 The artist plays a life-size Virgin of Guadalupeversion of a Barbie Doll, coming to life and performing miracles for the audience in an interactive performance. Producing Company: Trinidad Productions. Fri, March 27 @ 8:30 PM Sat, March 28 @ 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM Sun, March 29 @ 6:30 PM Sun, April 5 @ 2:30 PM

Directed by Rachel Bowditch, presented by Arizona Women’s Theatre Company & Vessel Venue :Taliesin West (see ad on pg. 20) The Ophelia Project is a poetic portrait of the lives and writing of Virginia Woolf, Anne Sexton, and Sylvia Plath – an original multimedia physical theatre performance that weaves the poems, historical texts, and journal entries of these three renowned poets in an evocative history of struggle, failure, and artistic triumph.

F E S T I V A L

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AFFILIATED FRINGE PRODUCTION:

Fri, March 27 @ 7:30 PM Sat, March 28 @ 7:30 PM Sun, March29 @ 7:30 PM Fri, April 3 @ 7:30 PM Sat, April 4 @ 7:30 PM Sun, April 5 @ 7:30 PM 17


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Where the arts come alive

T H E U R B A N H E A RT O F A R I Z O N A

For a complete calendar of events, go to coppersquare.com. D o W n t o W n P h o e n i x P A rt n e r s h i P


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With assistance from Future Arts Research, PHX:fringe is pleased and honored to welcome Master Teacher Kari Margolis to the Valley. Kari will work with local performers in a three-day “Margolis Method� workshop intensive. Kari has spent the last three decades exploring and codifying the skill-sets of the actor, resulting in an abundance of practicable, applicable exercises and improvisation structures. She is Co-Artistic Director of the internationally renowned Margolis Brown ADAPTORS Company and has run a professional international theatre training center since 1984. Kari and company members offer residencies throughout the country and abroad. For more information, see www.margolisbrown.org.


The Arizona Women’s Theatre Company and Vessel present a world premiere of

The Ophelia Project

A poetic portrait of the work and lives of Virginia Woolf, Anne Sexton, and Sylvia Plath. Performances March 27, March 28, March 29, April 3, April 4, April 5 at 7:30pm at Taliesin West in Scottsdale.* General Admission $22/ Student $10 (with ID) Tickets available at www.azwtc.org. Further information at 480-607-7107. *Performances in the Music Pavilion at Taliesin West. Taliesin West is located at 12621 North Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. The entrance to Taliesin West is at the Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. and Cactus Road intersection.

Under the direction of Rachel Bowditch, assistant professor in the School of Theatre and Film at Arizona State University, The Ophelia Project is an original multimedia physical theatre performance that weaves the poems, historical texts, and journal entries of these three renowned poets into an evocative history of struggle, failure, and artistic triumph. Their brave and tragic stories give us a way to reflect on our own world, how far we have come and how much further we have to go. 2 0 0 9 | P H X : F R I N G E

All the world’s a stage…

F E S T I V A L

For over 80 years, the Hotel San Carlos has been a premier downtown location. 866-253-4121 www.hotelsancarlos.com

…and here you play on it!

Hands-On! Educational! Fun! 215 N. 7th Street | Phoenix, AZ | 602.253.0501 www.ChildrensMuseumOfPhoenix.org


TEAM

Staff

Board Of Directors

Jonathan Beller, Producing Director Patrick Demers, Producing Director Elizabeth Widmer, Director of Operations Matt Wattkins, Production Manager Dan Frey, Communications Director Sara Schwabe, Marketing Director Kyle Lewis, Marketing Associate Molly Gittleman, Volunteer Coordinator Anne Negri, Volunteer Coordinator Angela Vasco, Special Events Coordinator Courtenay Cholovich, Special Events Coordinator Nick Broderick, Box Office Coordinator Adam Prine, Business Manager Kristina Hayden, Project Coordinator Beck, Education Director Hanna Leister, Production Associate

Patrick Demers Jonathan Beller Linda Essig Jake Pinholster Steve Mastroieni Geoffrey Gonsher

Artistic Steering Committee Jamie Dempsey Ron May Harper Piver Joya Scott Jake Pinholster Rachel Bowditch Steven Mastroieni

Special Thanks Leslie Oliver Kimber Lanning Shawna Franks Roger Bedard Steve Bass Megan Schmitz Carmella Ramirez Casaundra Vega Mayor Phil Gordon Vice Mayor Tom Simplot Dan Schay Dustin Leighton David Coffman Arthur Sabatini Kate Wells Jeff McMahon David Barker Miss Patti

Pete Weisman Hector Ruiz Sunflower Farmer’s Market Rick McCartney Fred Corey Wendy Craft Kari Margolis & Tony Brown Jessica Hill Bill Partlan Phil Jones Dwight Walth Jaime Dempsey Bob Booker Debbie Gilpin ‌and to all our dedicated volunteers!

Get Involved PHX:fringe is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing cutting edge theatre to downtown Phoenix. Proceeds from ticket sales are all returned to participating artists in order to help them defray production costs and travel expenses. Therefore PHX:fringe depends on contributions from individuals and corporations, foundations and government grants in order to balance the budget. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today. Since PHX:fringe is a nonprofit, charitable organization recognized under IRS Code Section 501(c)3, donations are tax deductable to full extent allowed by law.

PHX:fringe also depends on the generosity of volunteers who give their time and expertise to help make the Festival happen. If you are interested in joining our team and committing time and effort to promote independent, cutting edge theatre in Downtown Phoenix, please consider becoming a PHX:fringe volunteer. Artists interested in applying to be part of PHX:fringe 2010, please join our mailing list in order to receive the earliest possible notification. For more information please visit our website at www.phxfringe.org.

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ASU School of Theatre and Film AZ Commission on the Arts Marilu Knode Bruce Ferguson Cindy Coon Scott Andrews Leslie Oliver Alliance for Audience Joe Baker Greg Esser Claire West Simon Dove Marsha Goodman Malissa Geer Elizabeth Apodaca Adam Prine Lee Berger Scott Andrews


T I F O T H G I N MAKE A Before (and after) the shows PHX:fringe would like to invite our performers and audience members to join us at a few of our favorite Downtown spots. Just present your Festival ticket and join the party!

Friday March 27th:

Thursday April 2nd:

Carly’s Bistro- Discount Draft Beers 128 E Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602)262-2759 www.carlysbistro.com

Maizie’s Café and Bistro 4750 N Central Ave #B1 Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602)274-2828 www.maiziescafe.com

Saturday March 28th:

Friday April 3rd:

FEZ- Happy Hour 4 - 6:30 pm & 10 – 12 am 3815 N Central Ave # B Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602)287-8700 www.fezoncentral.com

The Roosevelt Tavern 816 N 3rd St Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602)254-2561

Sunday March 29th: The Rose and Crown- Discount Draft Beers and Domestic Bottles 628 E. Adams Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602)256-0223 www.theroseandcrownpub.net/Home/home

Saturday April 4th: Bikini Lounge 1502 Grand Ave Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602)252-0472

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F.A.R. (Future Arts Research) @ ASU is dedicated to arts research residencies,

public programs and commissions of new

work that will intensify and expand the

F E S T I V A L

understanding of the role of the arts in Phoenix and region. F.A.R. (Future Arts Research) @ ASU has invited Spanish performance duo Los Torreznos, and commissioned a new work by French artist Christine Rebet as part of the 2009 PHX: fringe, in support of the festival’s activities in downtown Phoenix. F.A.R. has provided support for Master Teacher Kari Margolis’s residency in Phoenix.

F.A.R. was established by a generous grant from Diane Halle, Founding Benefactor.

futureartsresearch.asu.edu


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