Fringe-For-All 1—Robin Gillette


by Matthew A. Everett • July 20, 2008 • Well, practically on top of Fringe-For-All 2 now, aren’t we? Maybe I should mention what I thought of Fringe-For-All 1, in some fast bits for a change. Time’s a-wastin’. Let’s start with the Minnesota Fringe Festival’s grand poobah and mistress of ceremonies, Executive Director Robin Gillette

Since there is as yet no YouTube video of her I just have to say… damn.

I mean, I’m gay, but even I know that Robin rocks a slinky red dress like nobody’s business.

Single White Fringe Geek (and Mom) is the blog of Matthew A. Everett, one of five bloggers covering the Minnesota Fringe Festival for the Daily Planet.

Also, I love how every year, at some point, at some public function for the Fringe, someone has to shout from the audience, “Who ARE you?!” (normally a member of the Fringe board of directors). This is because Robin gets so excited and into introducing the Fringe, she often forgets to introduce herself.

Which, in a strange way, I hope never changes.

By the way, have you visited the Fringe Staff bios page recently on the website? It’s pretty funny.

Entering his sixth year of blogging about the Minnesota Fringe Festival (and bringing Mom along for the ride as a guest reviewer), Matthew A. Everett is also a local playwright and three-time recipient of grant support from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Information on Matthew and his plays can be found at