What do David Bowie, witches, chairs and fears have to do with a show about a couple planning a dinner party? Catalog Models (Mark Sweeney and Gemma Irish) dive into how these elements found their way into ‘Invitation’, the opening number to The Chair-builders their 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival offering. After about seven minutes of […]
Ryan Dean creates work under the name The Live Instructional Video . His 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival show Lazerjuice was a multidisciplinary work of modular theatre that mixed elements of dance and electronic music with audience isolation, sketch comedy, puppetry, and movement. Also, it took place in space and had invisible robots. It surprised those […]
Let’s get a general idea as to why I’m doing this Podcast. Then I talk to Mark Sweeney about his song ‘A Matter of Time’ from his musical The Unknown Matters. It’s a musical about dark matter, exo-planets, working relationships and a lot of waiting for results.
Keith Hovis stood out in the Minnesota Fringe Festival for his dark musical comedies, with Mrs. Housel: A Suicide Suite he gets seriously dark. We talk about his song ‘The Nine Lives of Mrs. Housel’ and the bit of Minnesota history that inspired his one-woman folk infused musical.