Shameless plug of the day (weekend)—Twin Cities Improv Festival


by Matthew A. Everett • June 26, 2008 • Just got tapped to start writing for the community arts website (I’m actually getting paid for arts writing in something other than comp tickets – a most welcome first, I’m very excited.) My first assignment, the equally exciting Twin Cities Improv Festival. I’ll be immersing myself in nearly all of the performances, and I’m doing a lot of background work in advance, to try and get the context right. Then four days after TCIF is over, the piece is due.

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

There’s a great mix of local and out of town improv acts on display (plus they have workshops by the visiting artists going on over the weekend during the day) – all at the Brave New Workshop

Thursday 6/26 – Larynx, T-Rex Force, Stevie Ray’s, SCRAM (Chicago), Vaudeville With a Pig, 123 IMPROV!!, and Toy Soup

Friday 6/27 – pH (Chicago), the Election Show (Seattle), Rampleseed, Irish Mutts (San Francisco), Five Man Job, Coldtowne (Austin, TX), Girls, Girls, Girls (Austin, TX), Pimprov (Chicago), and Neutrino – Twin Cities

Saturday 6/28 – the Onion Writers (NYC), Ferrari McSpeedy, the Josh and Tamra Show (NYC), Brave New Workshop, BASSPROV (Chicago), Survivors of the Undead Plague, and Darby Lane (NYC/Los Angeles)

Sunday 6/29 – Police Cop Detective PI, Mustache Rangers, HUGE, and Buddy Daddy

For tickets and more info, visit

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