How Do You Express Your Art Outside In Winter?
Meg Elliot, Matthew Jordan Keeley, Kerri Killeen, Joshua Fardon, Patricia Fardon, LaurA Force! Scruggs and Darren Stephens share a little bit about how they express their art outside in the winter. Host Connie Kuntz talks about how it relates to the Rockford Fringe's next event: Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling. Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling takes place Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 3-5 p.m. in Walker Park. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.rockfordfringe.org. Thank you to Naked Angels Tuesdays@9 Chicago!
October 15, 2022
Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling Trailer
A promo about Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling. With Michael Bassett, Meg Elliot, Robbie Ellis, Jennifer Estlin, Joshua Fardon, Patricia Fardon, Gail Gallagher, Kerri Killeen, Carl Maronich, Micah Mabey, LaurA Force! Scruggs, Darren Stephens, Nate Woogen and Rockford Fringe podcast host, Connie Kuntz. Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling is a Rockford Fringe event made possible by an Action Grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council. Winter Solstice Poetry Caroling starts at Walker Park (1500 Myott Ave., Rockford, IL) on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 3-5 p.m. This is a free "sleet or snow" event that is open to everyone. Remember to hydrate and bundle up!
October 13, 2022
It Takes Three Villages (Special Episode)
Man and Moon by Siena Marilyn Ledger runs October 21-November 13, 2022 at the Madison Street Theater in Oak Park, Illinois. This production is a collaboration between 16th Street Theater NFP, Dragonfly Theatre Company and Chicago Dramatists. This special episode features the creative team -- or "villages" -- who united to bring this beautiful play to life. Hear Connie Kuntz interview the playwright as well as director Hayley Procacci, actors Peter Wilde and Clare Wols, microbiologist Heather Minges Wols, Chicago Dramatists own artistic director Carson Becker, 16th Street Theater NFP's interim artistic director Jean Gottlieb and Dragonfly Theatre Company's co-artistic Director Omar Fernandez. Get to know these artists and theatre companies, their backgrounds, their missions and a little bit about what it takes to "put on a show."
October 03, 2022
Connie Kuntz Interviews Kate Blair
Kate Blair is a dancer who lives and works in Rockford, IL. Get to know a little bit about her background, training and philosophy in this 7-minute episode. Then come see her dance to Nina Simone's song "22nd Century" with Nicole Rundall-Royal and Emily Klonicki at the #RockfordFringe.
July 08, 2022
Connie Kuntz Interviews Alyse Dionne
Alyse Dionne is a Chicago actor who will be performing in the 10-minute romantic comedy Lady Balls by Allison Fradkin. Get to know a little bit about what drew her to the role and hear a sample of what she does for fun. (Hint: Cockney!) Then...come see her at the #RockfordFringe.
July 07, 2022
Connie Kuntz Interviews Schann Stewart
Schann Stewart is a comedy jazz artist from Freeport. She moved to northern Illinois from Nebraska in 2020. Find out why and learn a little bit about her background and her hopes for the future. Then, come see her perform live at the Rockford Fringe Festival on Saturday, July 9, 2022 from Noon to 6:00 p.m. in Rockford's Walker Park; 1500 Myott Avenue. The Fringe will take place rain or shine so consider wearing sunscreen, a hat or bringing an umbrella. This is a free event and is open to the public. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for sitting. Pack a picnic, snacks, water. The #RockfordFringe is an environmentally friendly event so if you pack it in, be sure to pack it out. We don't want to leave the park with even a hint of litter.
June 21, 2022
Connie Kuntz Interviews Robbie Ellis
Robbie Ellis is a multitalented comedy songmaker from Chicago and he'll be kicking off the Rockford Fringe Festival with his original comedy songs. Hear samples of his music and a little bit about his background in this 8-minute podcast episode. Then, come see him perform live on Saturday, July 9, 2022. He'll kick off the Fringe at Noon and you don't want to miss him. You don't want to miss any of it! It's a free rain or shine event that's open to the public and it lasts until 6:00 p.m. Bring your own chair and picnic and remember: If you pack it in, you'll need to pack it out. The #RockfordFringe is a free, environmentally friendly event and we want to leave the park without a trace of litter.
June 21, 2022
Connie Kuntz Interviews Nathan Sill & Max Saladar of SigFreed (Parkour)
SigFreed's Nathan Sill and Max Saladar talk about the creativity and efficiency of parkour, share some of their favorite spots to explore and say what they hope to achieve at the #RockfordFringe.
June 09, 2022
Connie Kuntz Interviews Gerri Hood
Poet Gerri Hood tells Connie Kuntz a little bit about the challenges she's overcome, some of the friends she's made and how her "blue" poetry is actually fun.
June 07, 2022
Connie Kuntz interviews Aubs.
Aubs. tells Connie a little bit about who he is, where he's from and what Rockford -- and fun -- means to him. See Aubs. at the Rockford Fringe Festival on Saturday, July 9 at Walker Park; 1500 Myott Ave. Free and open to the public.
June 03, 2022
Connie Kuntz Interviews Rockford Fringe Festival Host Rebecca Ann Carver.
Rebecca Ann Carver is hosting the Rockford Fringe Festival on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Walker Park in Rockford, Illinois from Noon-6:00 p.m. In this seven-minute podcast with Connie Kuntz, Rebecca shares what she does for work and fun, and how hosting the #RockfordFringe is a little bit like gardening.
June 01, 2022
Connie Kuntz interviews Christopher D. Sims
The ever-evolving Rockford poet and performance artist Christopher D. Sims talks with Connie Kuntz about his unique craft and his reasons for performing at the #RockfordFringe. Check out this fun, five-and-a-half minute interview that samples Sims' song, "Timeless." If you'd like to perform at the Fringe, the deadline to submit is June 10. The official lineup will be announced on or by June 15. Follow Rockford Fringe Festival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information, email Fringe Producer Connie Kuntz at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fringe is July 9 from Noon-6:00 in Rockford's Walker Park and is free to attend.
May 31, 2022
Rockford Fringe Festival Info Session
Rockford Fringe Festival Artists Aubs, Rebecca Ann Carver, Connie Kuntz, Jesse Kuntz and Sharon Nesbit-Davis provide information about how to attend or volunteer at the Rockford Fringe Festival. To stay updated, follow Rockford Fringe Festival on Facebook.
May 28, 2022