An essay response to the Big Outdoor Site-Specific Stuff Festival (Oct. 23-25, 2015)
“Does art actually DO anything? That’s very nestled into my concept of time travel.”
No sensible person pretends the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a breeze. Every August, performers and audiences and critics swarm the charming Scottish capital for three weeks of thrumming, sleep-deprived, often soggy mayhem. Founded in 1947, it’s billed as the largest arts festival in the world.
Celebrate, agitate, generate! Artists mark the 25th Anniversary of the ADA with more deformity than in Bradley Cooper’s worst nightmares. This revolution will not be telethon-ised, you have to see it live!
—Mat Fraser, curator of CripFest
Artist Cristina Victor and co-curator crystal am nelson discuss ass, Miami vs. San Francisco, and the potential for failure to be a good thing.
International playwrights team with translators and directors to bring English translations of their work to life at the Lark.
Monkey Suits and Airborne Spaghetti: Berlin’s Festival of International Drama.
Katie Gaydos responds to New York Live Arts’ Live Ideas Festival.
Talking Band’s Paul Zimet reflects on a trip to Hungary for the Dunapart3 Festival.
Andy reports back from London’s Dialogue Festival: Talking/Making/Taking Part
Joost Ramaer reports from Noorderzon in the Dutch city of Groningen..
Ruth Wikler-Luker reports from Argentina’s Panorama Sur 2014.