All 2020 Reviews

InHERitance: The Stories We Carry – Barbara Dooley, Fringe Reviewer

Chicago-based Heather “Byrd” Roberts turns an empty apartment into a stage for her mesmerizing exploration of what freedom might mean to a Black woman in contemporary America. Roberts sets the stage with her interpretation of the famous Nina Simone ballad, “Blackbird.” She then segues to a powerful excerpt from an interview with Ntozake Shange discussing…

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Chapters of Seeking – Isaac Robinson, Fringe Teen Reviewer

“Chapters of Seeking” is a beautiful four part modern dance piece. The choreography has a unique flow to it that captures the concept of time’s inconstant momentum in a stunningly marvelous way. With captivating music and beautiful lighting, Chapters of Seeking is a choreographic experience that should not be missed.

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Julia Haile – Mark Dugan, Fringe Reviewer

It might be easy to miss Julia Haile’s Fringe show. It’s short (three songs over 12 minutes), and it’s spare (one singer, one guitar player), but don’t miss it. Haile’s popularity as a Kansas City singer is growing, and for good reason. She has a commanding, yet comfortable presence, and a voice one could never…

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This is Me, This is KC – Luke Dodge, Fringe Reviewer

Perhaps you’re wondering at the idea of holding Fringe online this year. How will performances translate over video? What will my experience be watching from my living room without a crowd? Who will I chat with between shows? This intimate and personal collection of videos from artists across the city captures that part of Fringe…

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The Opinions of Men: A Stupid History of the Protestant Reformation – Teresa Leggard, Fringe Reviewer

This Woman’s Opinion on “The Opinions of Men: A Stupid History of the Protestant Reformation” – by Teresa Leggard The animated play (does that just make it a cartoon?) by Ben Dudley is Drunk History meets Adult Swim. We all know it’s a weird time and this is not how anyone intended to experience the…

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Delirium – Barbara Dooley, Fringe Reviewer

Brooklyn-based storyteller Martin Dockery tells tales of the everyday life of a millennial Everyman.In this set of three stories, filmed on the last day of the Edmonton, Canada Fringe, he regales us with the story of his cross-border romance with his Canadian girlfriend, takes us to Burning Man and the intersection of creativity and death,…

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