Who is Sylvia?


by Kate Hoff • July 29, 2008 • My Best of the Worst of the Fringe prediction goes to Skunkape Sexkult presented by Mother/Destroyer at the Lab at 700 N 1st Street in the Warehouse district (new Fringe venue this year!).

Full Frontal Fringe is the blog of Kate Hoff, one of five bloggers covering the Minnesota Fringe Festival for the Daily Planet.

I heard Greg Carlson speak at the Playwrights’ Panel in St. Paul a couple weeks ago, talk about his piece, and read a few lines from his script. This is Greg’s first Fringe performance. When considering what to write, he thought about what kind of show he’d like to see. The basic premise of a woman having an affair with a monkey sounded interesting; why not start there? Add a British accent, maybe a fight scene when the show runs short, and kill off a character who’s not showing up reliably to rehearsal, and you’ve got yourself … something! This guy’s got ideas. He might not (ever) be ready for prime time, but where else but the Fringe are you gonna see this show? That’s a good thing.

Kate Hoff (katehoff@gmail.com) is a fundraiser, printmaker, and alternative-theater denizen. Her prints were included in the Visible Fringe show in 2004—also the year she began blogging about the festival. A few years, countless blog entries, and a hundred-some Fringe shows later, Kate joined the Fringe board in early 2008. The views expressed here are hers alone and do not represent the official position of the Fringe (unless noted).