Quick thoughts about opening weekend


by Phillip Andrew Bennett Low | 8/4/09 • A few Quick Thoughts(TM):

For the past couple of years, I’ve seen approximately forty-five shows per Festival. I’m not going to hit that this time around. There’s a number of reasons for this, exhaustion from touring being a major one: while most people are on Day Six of Fringing, I’m currently on Day Thirty-Six. It takes a lot of energy for me to sustain my attention right now.

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Also, the after-parties have been awesome — for those few that I’ve made it out to — though I notice that the themes seem to be hit-or-miss. Their success seems to largely hinge on how engaged the audience and artists are with them, and I’m not sure how to increase that. After a day of Fringing, I’m inclined to just want to recline with a beer in a corner somewhere.

Phillip Andrew Bennett Low (maximumverbosityonline@gmail.com) is a playwright and poet, storyteller and mime, theater critic and libertarian activist, who lurks ominously in the desert wilds of St. Louis Park, feasting upon the hygienically-prepared flesh of the once-living. His main claim to fame is probably as co-founder of the Rockstar Storytellers, and as founder/producer of Maximum Verbosity, a garage-band-like theater troupe that is in a state of constantly re-defining itself.

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