Guest Review: Rogue Festival
By Guest Reviewer: Lynn Ruth Miller
Guest Festival Ranking: 5 bowties out of 5
Mr. Fringey’s Description: The mysterious, fascinating, and enigmatic chin whisker that brings joy to the entire family each night at dinner.
The Sunny-side: (Give 3 reasons this festival is the bomb)
1. THE STAFF IS AMAZINGLY HELPFUL. THEY DO PROMOTION AND FRONT OF HOUSE WORK FOR ALL SHOWS FREE OF CHARGE.
2. THE AUDIENCES ARE EAGER AND APPRECIATIVE.
3. THE PERFORMANCE AREA IS VERY COMPACT AND YOU CAN SEE OTHER PERFORMANCES EASILY WITHOUT HAVING TO GO A LONG DISTANCE
The Flip Side: (Give 3 reasons this festival sucks or what makes it difficult)
1. THERE WAS NOTHING DIFFICULT ABOUT THIS FESTIVAL. IT WAS A TOTAL PLEASURE!
Your Money Sock:
How big of a money sock do you need here, based on food prices, and other expenses? (Choose one: A tiny sock, a men's tube sock, a full blown stocking)
IT IS SO EASY!!! THE RESIDENTS READ THE PROMO MATERIAL THE ROGUE PUTS OUT AND THEY SUPPORT EVERYTHING THEY CAN. I BARELY HANDED OUT FLYERS AND GOT A TON OF PRESS AND FILLED HOUSES.
Is there a "festival central"?
YES, AND IT IS VERY SOCIAL, VERY LOVING, AND VERY, VERY HELPFUL ..EASY TO FIND: A GALLERY ON THE MAIN DRAG.
Do you get 100% of door? If not, how much.
What's the ticket range price?
$4 IS TOPS I DO THE SMALLER VENUE YOU CAN GET MORE AT THE LARGER VENUES
Do performers see other shows for free?
NOT SURE BECAUSE I AM WITH THE PRESS AND I ALWAYS SEE THEM FOR NOTHING I ALSO VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT OTHER SHOWS. THAT IS HOW I ROLL (-:
Do you get paid each night? If not how? Were you paid on time if the money was sent to you? YOU ARE PAID RIGHT AFTER YOU FINISH YOUR LAST SHOW IN FULL AND YOU NEVER HAVE TO BOTHER WITH COLLECTING ETC.
Is there a showcase for out of town performers?
NO, I SO WISH THERE WERE
Can you walk to all the venues? If not how did you get around?
I WALKED EVERYWHERE THEY ARE VERY CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER
Travel-in: What city do you fly into and how did you get to your destination?
I DROVE FROM
Did you use festival lodging? If so, how was the lodging? If not, who did you stay with?
THE FESTIVAL CO-0ORDINATOR FINDS LODGING FOR OUT OF TOWNERS AND IT IS FREE.
Where: In the historic Tower District of Fresno, California
Age in Fringe Years: That very nice 7 year old whom you liked to hold hands with in 5th grade.
Festival Dates: February 26 - March 7.
Festival Cost: $25 - $250.
What categories does your show fall under? (IE, comedy, women, religious, etc).
How long have you been fringing or performing at festivals?
How many fringes or festivals do you do each year?
TWO USUALLY THREE IF I CAN MANAGE.
What has been your favorite fringe or festival?
What has been your biggest money making fringe or festival?
THE ROGUE FESTIVAL BELIEVE IT OR NOT BECAUSE YOU DON'T SPEND AS MUCH TO GET THERE.
What fringe or festival did you make your most important contact?
BOTH OF THEM I ALSO DID ONE IN ARUNDEL AND THAT NETTED NOTHING AT ALL.
In one word, why do you fringe or perform at festivals?
What's the name of the show (s) you are fringing or festivaling this year?
“AN AUDIENCE WITH LYNN RUTH MILLER,” A CABARET CALLED “AGING IS AMAZING” I DO IN
Do you use your own tech person at your shows? If so, how much do you pay them?
I DO MY OWN TECH AT THE ROGUE; THEY DO ALL THE FRONT OF HOUSE FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE.
Any fringes or festivals to avoid?
I DIDN'T LIKE ARUNDEL (USSEX) BUT I THINK IT WAS MY VENUE MANAGER NOT THE FESTIVAL ITSELF.