Mark your calendars now for the 2nd Annual Frigid Festival, brought to you by Horse Trade (the folks who run The Kraine, the Red Room and Under St. Mark’s) and EXIT Theatre (founders of the SF Fringe Festival). It runs from February 27-March 9, 2008.
What makes Frigid different from other festivals is that the artists take home 100% of their box office and the festival producers do not receive royalties from future performances. It is also non-juried which is a good thing in principle, but from an audience perspective: caveat emptor!
Still, since Culturebot can sometimes be an Old Leftist Crank and since he participated in the first Seattle Fringe Festival (in 1991!!), which we think was the first Fringe in the States, we stand with our fellow indie theater artists in forging opportunities for everyone to show their stuff, regardless of funding, etc. etc.
I don’t really know anything about any of the shows but I like robots, so I’m hoping that Giant Invisible Robot is good. I’m also curious about the nonsense company‘s show Great Hymn of Thanksgiving/Conversation Storm, which seems to be some kind of avant-garde collaboration between theater artists and new music composers.