MMN ep:023 The Edge of Fringe in Chicago

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On the edge of creative performance you will find the fringe. Mikayla Brown and Vinnie Lacey of Fringe Chicago talked with me about their upcoming event slated for the beginning of September. If you’re a performer get your application in there now! The deadline for submissions is February 15th 2010. If you like watching raw creativity well you better pencil in some time between Sept 1st – 5th.

This is no ordinary performance showcase this is stuff you won’t see at any mainstream events. Even Mikayla and Vinnie don’t know what to expect. But judging from their passion and their experience with similar events it’s going to be crazy fun! Fringe events have had quite a history and are popping up all over the county and now here is Chicago!

Just listen to the show and get all the details and hear the history of Fringe.

On the show:
Chicago Fringe

Sarah Mikayla Brown
Executive Producer/Interim Board President (Board Member)
Vinnie Lacey
Vice President (Board Member)
Sean McMenemy webtwitter

Things that came up!
Chicago Fringe
Argo Tea
Find out more about Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood here, here and here!

Minnesota Fringe
Fringe NYC

TimeOut NewYork
PopUP Art
Crash Pad Puppets

Chicago Fringe 411
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This was a first! An acting Troupe.

Find out what it’s like to juggle work and art, pitching your characters to your group, and just how many swear words can be spoke before 7am!  What a fun group to start the day off with.  Check out their videos and see if you can get them in your next project.  Not only can you find them on the Internet you’ll find the all over town in all kinds of shows.

Listen how this diverse group of actors work together to make funny videos happen.


Josh Elicker, Matt Kelley, Neil Arsenty, Richie Cross, Kate Lambert,

Marla Depew, Vinnie Lacey

On the show:
Cell Camp Chicago
Cell Camp is on facebook!

The Cast
Neil Arsenty, e-mailwebtwitter
Kate Lambert, e-mail – web – twitter
Richie Cross, e-mail – facebook
Vinnie Lacey, e-mail – web
Josh Elicker, e-mail – facebook   josh elicker facebook

Matt Kelley, e-mail – web twitter – facebook is down now but will be working.
Marla Depew, e-mail – web – twitter – facebook
Sean McMenemy webtwitter
Things that came up!
Second City
Improve Olympics (IO)
Shadowbox Comedy Festival If you’re in Columbus on 7/21, 7/22 GO!
Tyler Perry
Anthony Leblanc Second City Main Stage
Midwest Teen Sex Show
Big Bang Theory
Sacha Baron Cohen
Tavis Smiley
Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show

Check out this show!
The Megaphone
Can I Fart Here?

Gear they use
Canon GL2
Rhode Mic
Windows Movie Maker
Adobe Premiere
Final Cut