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The Bat at the Fringe Festival, July-August 2013

Erika Kate MacDonald, 7/29/13

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Erika Kate talks about her work writing one-woman shows, with special attention to Tap Me On The Shoulder, scheduled for five performances at the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Natalie Rae Wass, 8/1/13

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Natalie Rae Wass, writer and actor, performed in her play, Fashion Risk, or the Accidental Nudist, at the 2013 Fringe. In this interview, she talks about growing up in England and about the place of nude vacations in her family’s life.

Jack Rose, 8/3/13

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Jack Rose was a cast member in Kristin Anderson’s 2013 Fringe production Hitler, Satan, and Me: A Love Story. In 1958, Jack’s first role in community theater was a hospital orderly (The Hasty Heart). Since then he has become an able-bodied seaman (Mister Roberts), a mayor (The Music Man), a doctor (Harvey), a sea captain (Anything Goes), a bartender (Bye Bye Birdie), a gangster (Pal Joey), a cardinal (The Devil’s Advocate), and the President of the United States (The Mouse That Roared). A computer consultant by day, Jack serves on the board of Lex-Ham Community Arts.

Kristin Anderson, 8/5/13

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Actor and writer Kristin Anderson discusses her play, Hitler, Satan, and Me: A Love Story, presented at the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Candy Simmons, 8/6/13

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Candy Simmons performed her one-woman show, Expiration Date at the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Matt Trumbull, 8/7/13

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Matthew Trumbull wrote and acted in The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children, a one-man show about his father, in the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Robin Gillette, 8/21/13

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Robin Gillette has been Executive Director of the MN Fringe Festival since 2006. In this interview, she speaks about the logistics of the festival, the process of creating a Fringe production, and her decision to end her tenure as Executive Director.

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