We’re definitely ready to swing into January like Miley Cyrus on a wrecking ball and smash 2018, but first we want to take a moment to celebrate a few of this year’s highlights.
2017 is drawing to a close, but there’s no rest for the wicked…and, well, we’re most definitely wicked. We’ve got a number of exciting projects for next year on the go, so stay tuned! But in the meantime; here’s an update of what some of our brilliant 2017 Fringe stars are working on at the moment.
Producing 14 shows across six venues, plus doing PR for three additional shows, meant a very busy July/August for us indeed. But more importantly, it meant meeting and working with an army of amazing artists and arts industry people to deliver an exciting programme of world-class shows. And in the end, the fun totally outweighed the fatigue and stress. We may still be knackered and full of the Fringe flu right now, but we’re also feeling pretty darn proud of our first, full Edinburgh Fringe season.
We’re beyond excited as our first ever Edinburgh Fringe programme just arrived from the printers! Starring Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz; Roddy Bottum’s Sasquatch; Joe’s NYC Bar; Hans: Mein Camp; Michael Griffiths’ Sweet Dreams; Carla Lippis: Cast A Dark Shadow; Danny Condon’s Songs from the Black Sheep; Peter Michael Marino’s Show Up; Mindy Raf: Keeping My Kidneys; Romy Nordlinger’s Places; Tomas Ford: Crap Music Rave Party/Craptacular; Modern Robot’s Alive: Music for Night of the Living Dead; and Michelle Shocked: Truth vs Reality.
With the recent sad news that George A. Romero has passed away, Modern Robot’s original take on his zombie classic at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe is a chance to celebrate his iconic legacy. ALIVE: Music for Night of the Living Dead sees edited screenings of Romero’s bleak cult horror movie treated to tense and disturbing live scoring at ZOO Venues this August.
That’s right. Three of the amazing shows we’re producing at the Edinburgh Fringe this season are currently in the midst of (or about to launch into) previews at the 59e59 Theatres’ East to Edinburgh festival in New York City. It’s a great opportunity to catch the shows before they hit the largest open access arts festival in the world for their European premieres, and support these brilliant artists. Get your tickets now, while there’s still time.
Listen up, creative types; our associate producer Louise Oliver has got something to tell you. Whether you’re about to battle the wild and fickle beast that is the Edinburgh Fringe, or pack in a secure day job for a precarious career in the performing arts, Louise is here to remind you of how much the world needs you. And as seasoned arts industry manager, who also acts, writes, sings, and produces for a living, she knows what the hell she’s talking about.
Looking for hot Fringe tips for this August? The full Civil Disobedience programme of shows for the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe is now on sale, including Courtney Act, Michelle Shocked, Roddy Bottum’s Sasquatch, Hans, Carla Lippis, Mindy Raf, PLACES, Tomas Ford, ALIVE: Music for Night of the Living Dead, and many more.
Roddy Bottum (film composer and founding member of rock group Faith No More) is debuting a new, experimental work, Sasquatch, The Opera, at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Produced by Civil Disobedience, it will be playing a full run at Summerhall this August and we’re currently casting for musicians and chorus members.
What do you get if you take an exceptionally tall Australian bloke, put him in a pair of sequin-spangled hot pants, cake him in makeup, and hand him an accordion? You could be forgiven for guessing a male rugby player on his stag night – but the answer we’re looking for is ultra-sassy, faux-German, Fringe pop sensation Hans.