Listing Your Show at Bitter Lemons

Again, we are striving to create an online gravitational center for everyone associated and involved with the making, promoting, or enjoyment of theater, be it on a local, regional, or international levels. If you have a show youd like to promote and want to get yourself in the mix for a LemonMeter Rating, a LemonHeadMeter Rating, Unique Advertising & Marketing opportunities, a BLI Review, and a host of other services, go ...

On Observing Artists in Their Junior Year

I’m in Seattle this week.Some very nice people have made it possible for me to speak, in my capacity as a critic, to a class of university theater students on why to become professional theater practitioners. They’re lovely kids. I’ve met some of them; I’ve seen some perform; I’m going to deliver the first lecture tomorrow. I guarantee I’m more excited about it than they are.Last night I saw a junior class put up a ten-minute play festival. Watching people half my age act in stuff their peers ha...

New Play Festival

The New Play Festival “The sh’t you ain’t heard yet” is a newcomer to the local art scene. Co-founder Jasmin Please recently moved here and joined forces with local artists to produce their festival, which is held at and is part of the Kumu Kahua Theatre Dark Night Series. Fringe spoke with Jasmin to learn more about this exciting festival on June 21 – 23.Tell us a bit about your creative background and where are you originally from?...

Blues for One

There’s a fair amount of booze, only two balls, and very little bluegrass in Booze, Balls and Bluegrass: A Daughter’s Journey. But there’s a lot of Laura Carson.Carson’s autobiographical one-woman show wedges into the crowded territory of single, middle-aged actors whose stalled careers coincide with their parents’ mortality. Carson leaves her temp job in Los Angeles to live with her widowed, alcoholic father in Atlanta, to regroup and to h...

Pay What You Decide

There have been many explorations of this Pay What You Want variation of ticket prices, Coeurage Theatre Company has been using it as their ticketing model since day one.Here’s a new Guardian first person take from Annabel Turpin, leader of Britain’s ARC Stockton company. She talks about what happened when they instituted this new PWYD model where the audi...

Acting Workshop: The Actor, The Mask, The Character

The workshop is open to actors, dancers, and anyone who is interested in exploring physical theatre and its potential for expression on stage. The focus is the actor, his/her body as the instrument and vehicle of expression, his/her voice. This is a unique opportunity to experience techniques and imaginative modes of expression that have been the language of theatre research since the avant garde movements of the beginning of the...


Everyone outside a nightclub on a Tuesday looks like they’re in line to get an abortion.It’s 11:00 and I’m driving through Hollywood, away from Phantom. Phantom sucked. It sucked so bad my ex-girlfriend who’d bought the tickets for her birthday left at halftime. We ate at the W and went our ways. My way went for awhile past marquees and sleek-lettered walls behind which you can spend $300 not to sit down, $5000 not to impress anybo...

Caution: Live Audience in Attendance, Keep Hands and Feet Away from the Fourth Wall

A great little article from Rob Weinert-Kendt over at AT. In it he responds to Patti Lupone’s recent engagement with a mad texter at one of her shows, an incident so traumatizing she actually had the gall to say this:“I am so defeated...

"Father, Son and..." Holy Crap that Was Good!

I knew I was in trouble the moment I heard the title, “Father, Son and Holy Coach.”Ever been in a Christian gift store?  You find some really ludicrous items in them.  Like tee shirts with graphic etchings of Jesus’ hand with a nail driven into the cross and his blood flowing out to spell “Jesus loved you so much it hurt!”   Or plaques that read, “Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven.”And there’s alwa...


Friday was good.Thursday was a day I’d planned to spend in bed, where I had spent most of the week in a depressive state. I spend a fair amount of time this way. I used to take drugs about it but I have learned not to. Could I be happier on drugs? Shit, man, I was the happiest of all possible Jasons when I was on drugs, and drunk, and stuff. When that went, the big pharma shit went, too, for related reasons. So every couple of months I get down and...

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