Fringe Performances

The fringe is a conference tradition where names are drawn by lottery, giving storytellers the opportunity to present 55 minutes. The 2015 fringe performances are:  

 

Rosie Cutrer - Kansas/Missouri Folktales, Stories and Songs

Kansan Rosie Best-Cutrer will present a fun hour of stories and music from the heartland.  Come enjoy tales of pioneers and ghosts who made their way across Missouri and into Kansas.

Category: Adult, Solo
Content Warning: None

 

Pam Faro - Uncle Olaus survives the Titanic

Pam’s great-uncle was one of the few 3rd class male passengers to survive “the safest ship ever built.”  This is your chance to hear his unique, very true, and gripping story.

Category: Adult, Solo
Content Warning: None

 

Mark Goldman - True Love, Faithful Love, Young Love

That moment when your heart races.
It skips a beat, and then, for an instant,
...it seems to stop.

Category: Adult, Solo
Content Warning: None

 

Alan Hoal - Death and the Horn of Horror
Accompany Alan as he relives, and embellishes on, his favorite childhood memories of scary movies, rocket riding rodents and other escapades and high jinks.
Category: Family, Solo
Content Warning: None

 

Lou Ann Homan - A Baptist Girl’s Guide to Sex, Love and Happiness

You will be laughing and crying as Lou Ann shares stories of swimming with sperm in the fifth grade, watching the sex-ed film, and experiencing the 21st century feminist’s issues.

Category: Solo, rated PG13
Content Warning: rated PG13

 

Priscilla Howe- The Trickster Show

Watch out for those sneaky, sly clever fools, ready to pick your pocket and the heart out of your chest!  Priscilla brings these tricksters to you directly from Bulgaria.

Category: Family, Solo
Content Warning: None

 

Kate Lutz - Left, Right, Breathe

A walk-up climb, to 18,000 feet. One foot in front of the other. Again and again and again. Could I do it? What about other mountains in my life?

Category: Adult, Solo 
Content Warning: Mild language

 

Judith Onesty and Les Schaffer - To Hell and Back: Couples Surviving Together

We’ll stretch the boundaries of tandem telling to express the intricate emotions and mysteries of relationships.  With humor and word play, we’ll paint a vivid canvas of couple’s interwoven lives.

Category: Adult, Tandem with some improvisation
Content Warning: None

 

Laura Packer - The Adventures of Crazy Jane and Red-haired Annie

Join Crazy Jane (holy fool, raconteur) and Red Haired Annie (her friend) in adventure and misadventure, meeting faeries, fate and fabled beings, exploring friendship, kindness, evil, language and mystery.

Category: Solo, rated PG13
Content Warning: rated PG13

 

Bob Reiser - Say Freedom!

A wrong turn and a hand-painted sign hurl a timid man into the belly of the Civil Rights Movement.  Free Marchers, the KKK and a singing quartet transform his life. True Story

Category: Adult, Solo, spoken word, song
Content Warning: None

 

Robin Schulte - My Mother’s Daughter
Mothers! We’ve all got one. And many of us are one.  In this collection of memoir based pieces, storyteller Robin Schulte explores this complicated relationship from both sides.

Category: Family, Solo
Content Warning: None

Joyce Slater and Brother John Anderson - Dueling Preachers at the Fringe Revival

Evangelist, Bishop Doctor U.B. Healed and Sister Sweet Angel of Heaven, Miss Annabelle Jones meet at the Big Tent Revival to tell their stories of hardship, healing and redemption.

Category: Adult, Ensemble, Music
Content Warning: Adult Subject matter