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2019 Festival

Lineup

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Venues

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3/4 EMPTY

BY: JUSTICE VON MAUR & JOHNATHAN JARMON

3/4 Empty

Times are dark. Artistic expression is outlawed. With hopeful desperation, a pair of former artists gather in the dark and find sanctuary in an eight foot box. How much would you risk in the name of art?

Justice and Johnathan, a mighty company of two, connected through their work at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. By day, Justice is a stage manager; Johanthan a carpenter. The two have an interest in non-traditional applications of theatre and are thrilled to participate in Theatre Crude where they can share their belief in art's capacity for healing and fostering community. Also: getting weird!

Justice von Maur - Performer, Co-Director

Johnathan Jarmon - Performer, Co-Director

Eli Bradley - Co-Director

Cade Tyson - Lighting Advisor

CATEGORY:  Drama

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE:  17+

CONTENT ADVISORIES:  Simulated Drug Use; Adult Language

SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram

BEING FOR THE OTHER

BY: B4 THE OTHER CREATIONS

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An on your feet, in your body, immersive theatrical experience with devised and play exploration company, B4 The Other Creations. The audience will be guided through the physical, emotional, individual and group efforts as we deep dive into quintessential play exercises with life and death stakes! There is no narrative, though characters will emerge and relationships will form... Offering up the idea of what it means to "hold space" for “the other”. Seeing and being seen for all that we are and all we have yet to become. Come ready to jump in and PLAY! Can you feel the #ripples?

B4 The Other Creations is rooted in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Founded by Christopher Beaulieu (Dell Arte International Graduate, Play Exploration Pioneer, Paddy Crean Award Winner with SAFD) & Malia'Kekia Nicolini (New World School of the Arts BFA Music Theater, RYT Yoga Alliance, and Somatic Consent Facilitator).  Our process is a blend of European theater styles coupled with play exploration exercises offers people a look into their lives with tools to reawaken courage, inspiration, and change for themselves and their community. #VibrationalActivism

Malia'Kekia Nicolini

Christopher Beaulieu

Brianna Gagne

and YOU

CATEGORY:  Immersive Theatre

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE:  All Ages

SOCIAL MEDIA: Website Facebook Instagram

CYRANO A-GO-GO

BY: AUDACITY THEATRE LAB'S BRAD MCENTIRE

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Cyrano A-Go-Go is an exploration of one restless theatre artist's fascination with the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. A chance encounter with the script at a suburban library at the age of fifteen leads McEntire into a wonderful, and sometimes elusive, calling. Mixing the personal, historical and literary into a journey through Rostand's play McEntire puts a funny, warm, insightful spin on the usual coming-of-age one-man show.

 

Brad McEntire is a Texas native and works primarily as a playwright, solo performer and director. For the last several years, McEntire has toured his original one-person shows Cyrano A-Go-Go, Chop, Robert's Eternal Goldfish and The Beast of Hyperborea to venues and festivals all over North America. Since 2008 he has served as artistic director of the small-batch theatre company Audacity Theatre Lab. Audacity is a small, scrappy and fiercely independent theatre collective based in Dallas, Texas.

 

Brad McEntire - Creator/Performer

Ruth-Engel McEntire - Production Manager

 

CATEGORY: Solo Performance

 

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE: All Ages

SOCIAL MEDIA: Audacity Theatre Lab Brad McEntire Cyrano-A-Go-Go

THE GRAVEL ROAD SHOW PRESENTS OKLAHOMA, USA!

BY: THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA

Gravel Road Show Presents Oklahoma, USA!
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Direct from the American Frontier, the infamous Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, U.S.A!, a world-premiere cabaret featuring clown, music, theatre, and a twisted history all set in the Wild West. In a bizarre homage/parody of the musical Oklahoma!, this production crosses a border into the strange. Curious and courageous, they are not afraid to fail!

‘I’m impressed by this group’s willingness to bewilder.’ – FEST

‘A fascinating, thought-provoking show…in a toe-curling way.’ – FRINGE

Born and bred in the red dirt of Oklahoma, the Gravel Road Show, led by Dr. Kato M. T. Buss, are a troupe of performers who toil away in clowning and devising. Created in 2015, Buss and students from the University of Central Oklahoma develop original performance pieces for the the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. This summer, the Gravel Road Show returned to Edinburgh with its fourth theatrical incarnation.

Kato Buss - Director, Producer, Actor

Anevay Greenwood - Actor

Brenna Betz - Actor

Brenna Crow - Actor

Cece Kuper - Actor

Dani Smith - Actor

Hunter Wilson - Actor

Jaycee Criswell - Actor

Priscilla Pena - Actor

Skyler Hickox - Actor

Alyssa McCoy - Crew

Valeria Barrientos-Hernandez - Crew

Calvin Ong - Crew

CATEGORY:  Clown

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE:  13+

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook Instagram Twitter

JAMIE CAMPBELL: PROFESSIONAL IDIOT

BY: JAMIE CAMPBELL

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Jamie Campbell is an idiot by trade. In his latest solo performance, the nationally-touring stand-up comedian opens up about jobs he attempted on his way to a comedy career, the realization that he may never become a father, and all of the reasons he should already be dead. He takes a bold leap in his Bucket of Dumb segment, riffing on topics chosen by the audience. Come see the comedian that Dan Telfer of Comedy Central and Mad Magazine called a "Bombastic genius!" and ChicagoNow praised for his "quick wit and inventive riffing."

 

Jamie Campbell is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. A veteran of over 30 comedy and Fringe festivals, his performances have garnered multiple awards, including "Best of Fringe" in Kansas City and Tucson, and "Best Stand-up or Variety Performance" by San Antonio's Bexar Stage. In Chicago, where he began his career, he was named the city's "Best Stand-Up Comedian" by The Chicago Reader. His debut album, Tell Me You're Proud of Me, debuted at #1 on Amazon's comedy charts. His film and television work includes appearances on ABC, NBC, Netflix, TruTV, and the Pop Network. He has shared the stage or worked on projects with countless legendary names in comedy and entertainment, including Hannibal Buress, Cameron Esposito, Oscar Isaac, Chris Redd, Scott Adsit, Ty Burrell, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Alicia Keys, Tech N9ne, and Dana Carvey.

 

 

CATEGORY: Comedy, Solo Performance

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE: 17+

CONTENT ADVISORIES: Adult Language; "There is no hate speech or simulated sex or drug use, but I will talk about drugs and sex."

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Website   Video

PRESENCE

BY: 19TH CENTURY HOUND

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Who should you follow? Become an influencer: use your smartphone to influence the story in this interactive dark comedy. PRESENCE examines our relationship with technology through the lens of your phone. Like a live, interactive episode of Black Mirror, push these characters’ limits… and maybe you’ll connect to your own profile along the way.

 

Alerts on. No filter. Follow us.

19th Century Hound …though our name may be old-school, our ambitions are cutting-edge. We are a company for the digital age: devising theatre, film, and performance art by hybridizing technology and media. We ponder and probe the world around us, exploring empathy through disappointments, dangers, delicacies, and delights. We seize the accustomed and expected models of presentation and flip them on their heads — utilizing non-theatrical spaces in a theatrical way, we offer our community nuanced, immersive, artistic experiences.

Ronn Burton

Alex Prather

Mary Buss

Ashley J. Mandanas

Korri Werner

Zaneen Hotchkiss

CATEGORY:  Drama, Dark Comedy

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE:  13+

CONTENT ADVISORIES:  Violence, Adult Language    

SOCIAL MEDIA: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter

SWEATER CURSE: A YARN ABOUT LOVE

BY: ELAINE LINER

Sweater Curse: A Yarn Abot Love

Knitting and comedy intertwine in this smart five-star festival hit about unraveled romances, unrivaled literature and life's knottiest dilemmas. All you knit is love for an hour that BroadwayBaby.com describes as "full of wit...told with style and elegance." TheaterJones.com says it's "a purl jam that will have you in stitches!" Dallas News: "Like listening to a friend who really needs to tell you some stories." Come early to add rows to the "traveling scarf." Bring your knitting. Hookers welcomed (you know who I mean).

 

Elaine Liner is a Dallas-based playwright/performer who debuted her solo show Sweater Curse: A Yarn about Love at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe. She's also performed at Dallas Solo Fest, New Orleans Fringe, San Antonio Classic Theatre, Granbury Opera House and many other venues. A former journalist, Elaine is a member of the Dramatists Guild and often teaches publicity workshops for other artists. If you see a white-haired lady knitting in public, it's probably her.

CATEGORY:  Comedy, Solo Performance

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE:  All Ages

SOCIAL MEDIA: Website  YouTube

THE ULTRA-CONSERVATIVE THEATRE SUMMIT

BY: NEXT STAGE

The Ultra Conservative Theatre Summit

Somewhere in the Midwest, well-meaning theatre lover, Jim Turner, puts on a play festival dedicated to ultra-conservative propaganda. Celebrating stalwart traditional values, the festival aims to show the dangers of liberal thinking. But can an art form known for being progressive really be used to advance a right wing bill of sale? From gender identity to individual freedoms, The Ultra-Conservative Theatre Summit allows the elephant in the room to take center stage.

Next Stage is an OKC-based theatre troupe dedicated to original and semi-original live performance.

Rodney Brazil - Writer/Producer

Holly McNatt - Director

Todd Clark - Actor/Producer

Rebecca McCauley - Actor/Producer

Tiffany Tuggle - Actor

Jessica Carabajal - Actor

Kaleb Bruza - Actor

Tyler Clark - Actor

CATEGORY:  Comedy

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE:  13+

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook

WATER WON'T WAIT

BY: PERPETUAL MOTION DANCE

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Water Won't Wait

Perpetual Motion Dance presents “Water Won’t Wait” [2013], an original production featuring signature blend of stunning visuals and technical ingenuity delving into the fear, despair, and courage inspired by the unalterable current of time. Derived from major life changes affecting Artistic Director, Michelle Moeller and former Aerial Arts Director, Kimberly Kieffer. Choreographers [Kieffer, Moeller, and Amy Nevius] used classical elements; water, earth, wind [air] to expand and explore the theme of change; with the final element [fire] added this year by Kayla Jenkins. Additionally, PMD previously collaborated with filmmaker K Edward Van Osdol creating a series of dance films interwoven throughout the concert. A new collaboration includes; hair and makeup design by Shear Balance Salon.

 

Perpetual Motion Dance is a modern and aerial dance company based in Oklahoma City with a mission to “create, develop and inspire innovative dance.” Blending post modern and aerial dance techniques with signature grace and technical ingenuity to create dance on all planes. PMD is in their 17th season of creating annual original concerts in addition to regional and national touring and committed to educating both adults and youth through classes, workshops, and residencies.

Michelle Moeller - Artistic Director

Kayla Jenkins - Performer, Company Manager & Business Director

Amy Nevius - Performer, Rehearsal Director

Emily Dawson - Performer, Marketing & PR

Alana Murray - Performer, Qualified Rigger

Caitlin Robinson - Performer

Maria Krey Gibson - Performer

Riley Daniel - Company Member

Emma Prilaman - Company Member

Mari Rada - Company Member

Melanie Lambert - Company Member

CATEGORY:  Dance

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE:  All Ages

SOCIAL MEDIA: Website Facebook Instagram

WE STAN TOGETHER

BY: WE STAN TOGETHER

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Stan| Noun or Verb (stans, stanning, stanned)

 

An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.

 

Caitlin Bitzegaio & Lauren Brickman bring their pop culture expertise to the UCB stage each month to unpack and celebrate the most important pop culture news, fan theories, and Instagram stories that they can’t stop thinking about and, frankly, you can't either. Think about it like TEDTalks for people who've binged minimum 60% of all Shonda shows, slide in DMs with photos from Sarah Michelle Gellar’s insta and still think about Pacey Witter. Often. Have you read every Yelp review of SUR lounge? This is the show for you. We Stan Together.

Lauren Brickman and Caitlin Bitzegaio are NYC based artists who met through The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre where We Stan Together was born. Outside of their various UCB credits they have both had wild and varied careers. Caitlin's recent television writing credits include The Rundown with Robin Thede on BET, Impractical Jokers, and Project Runway (wild, right?) Check out caitbitz.com! Lauren has appeared on the TV shows BULL (CBS), Alternatino (Comedy Central), the feature film Gloria (with Julianne moore), and Off Broadway in Lisa Lampanelli's play STUFFED. You can find out more about this former Oklahoma gal (who still has a 405 number!) at LaurenBrickman.com and you can keep up with the show by following us on instagram @westantogether4ever

Lauren Brickman - Creator/Performer

Caitlin Bitzegaio - Creator/Performer

CATEGORY:  Comedy 

SUGGESTED AGE RANGE:  13+

CONTENT ADVISORIES:  Adult Language

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Instagram

Schedule

BY PRODUCTION

3/4 EMPTY

Wed Sept 25 at 7p

Sat Sept 28 at 5:30p

Thurs Oct 3 at 8:30p

Fri Oct 4 at 10p

Sat Oct 5 at 5:30p

BEING FOR THE OTHER

*Thurs Sept 26 at 8:30p

Fri Sept 27 at 5:30p

Sat Sept 28 at 2:30p

Sun Sept 29 at 1p

Wed Oct 2 at 7p

CYRANO A-GO-GO

Fri Sept 27 at 10p

Sat Sept 28 at 1p

THE GRAVEL ROAD SHOW PRESENTS OKLAHOMA, USA!

Wed Sept 25 at 5:30p

Sat Sept 28 at 8:30p

Sun Sept 29 at 4p

Wed Oct 2 at 5:30p

Thurs Oct 3 at 7p

JAMIE CAMPBELL: PROFESSIONAL IDIOT

Fri Oct 4 at 8:30p

Sat Oct 5 at 7p

Sun Oct 6 at 4p

PRESENCE

Fri Sept 27 at 7p

Sat Sept 28 at 4p

Sun Sept 29 at 5:30p

Wed Oct 2 at 8:30p

Thurs Oct 3 at 10p

SWEATER CURSE: A YARN ABOUT LOVE

*Thurs Sept 26 at 5:30p

Sun Sept 29 at 2:30p

Fri Oct 4 at 7p

Sat Oct 5 at 2:30p

Sun Oct 6 at 1p

THE ULTRA-CONSERVATIVE THEATRE SUMMIT

Wed Sept 25 at 10p

Sun Sept 29 at 7p

Thurs Oct 3 at 5:30p

Sat Oct 5 at 8:30p

Sun Oct 6 at 2:30p

WATER WON'T WAIT

Wed Sept 25 at 8:30p

Sat Sept 28 at 7p

Fri Oct 4 at 5:30p

Sat Oct 5 at 4p

Sun Oct 6 at 5:30p

WE STAN TOGETHER

*Thurs Sept 26 at 7p

Fri Sept 27 at 8:30p

*Performances on Thurs Sept 26 were located at The Venue at Plenty Mercantile. All other performances took place at The Capitol View Event Center.

BY DAY

 WEDNESDAY SEPT 25

The Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA! at 5:30p
3/4 Empty at 7p
Water Won’t Wait at 8:30p
The Ultra-Conservative Theatre Summit at 10p

 THURSDAY SEPT 26

VISITING ARTIST SHOWCASE

*SPONSORED BY AND LOCATED AT

THE VENUE AT PLENTY MERCANTILE

*Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love at 5:30p
*We Stan Together at 7p
*Being For The Other at 8:30p

FRIDAY SEPT 27

Being For The Other at 5:30p
Presence at 7p
We Stan Together at 8:30p

Cyrano A-Go-Go at 10p

 SATURDAY SEPT 28

Cyrano A-Go-Go at 1p

Being For The Other at 2:30p
Presence at 4p
3/4 Empty at 5:30p
Water Won’t Wait at 7p
The Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA! at 8:30p

 SUNDAY SEPT 29

Being For The Other at 1p
Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love at 2:30p
The Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA! at 4p
Presence at 5:30p
The Ultra-Conservative Theatre Summit at 7p

 WEDNESDAY OCT 2

The Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA! at 5:30p
Being For The Other at 7p
Presence at 8:30p

 THURSDAY OCT 3

The Ultra-Conservative Theatre Summit at 5:30p
The Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA! at 7p
3/4 Empty at 8:30p
Presence at 10p

 FRIDAY OCT 4

Water Won’t Wait at 5:30p
Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love at 7p

Jamie Campbell: Professional Idiot at 8:30p
3/4 Empty at 10p

 SATURDAY OCT 5

Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love at 2:30p
Water Won’t Wait at 4p
3/4 Empty at 5:30p

Jamie Campbell: Professional Idiot at 7p
The Ultra-Conservative Theatre Summit at 8:30p

  SUNDAY OCT 6

Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love at 1p
The Ultra-Conservative Theatre Summit at 2:30p

Jamie Campbell: Professional Idiot at 4p
Water Won’t Wait at 5:30p

Photos

Venues

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CAPITOL VIEW

EVENT CENTER

Sept 25, 27-29 and Oct 2-6, 2019

 

Hidden in this inauspicious insurance building lies Fringe secrets waiting to unfold...

Ample free onsite parking. 

Speakeasy bar and food onsite.

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THE VENUE AT PLENTY MERCANTILE

Thurs Sept 26, 2019

Sponsor of the Visiting Artist Showcase

 

Think this is only the best shop in town? Breathe deep, delve deeper and discover the Fringe world that lies beyond...

Free street parking from 5p (no time limit).

Speakeasy bar onsite.

Multitudes of neighborhood food options.

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