August 24, 2018

This is the fourth straight year I’ve done a show in the St. Louis Fringe Festival. The first two years were scripts from other writers - bizarre, unique, extremely Fringe-worthy shows. But for the third year, one of several realizations I had was that while these show...

August 22, 2018

The economic state of black men is in shambles. It’s hard for black men to escape poverty. Black men can work a full-time job, go to college, get a degree, never get a speeding ticket, and still be told that they don’t qualify for a well-paying job. But bills still got...

August 21, 2018

Artica exists to inspire the people of St. Louis to celebrate and express their creative selves. Artica’s efforts culminate in our annual riverfront festival, and this collaboration with the St Lou Fringe is an action in perfect support of our mission.

This 2018 year, w...

August 19, 2018

When I decided to retire from my first dream job as a flight attendant after nearly thirty years of service, I knew it was time to put up those wings and come down out of the friendly skies and pursue my real passion. I am so happy to say that I am enjoying my second a...

August 18, 2018

At my first Fringe festival I played an extremely pregnant Shakespearean wife, a battered woman, and Ringo Starr. This year is a tad bit different! For this year’s St Lou Fringe, I am lucky enough to be working on the new musical “Race Cars & Romance” with The Cruxory...

August 17, 2018

I was roughly 14 when I discovered Bill Hicks. I was about 15 when I found George Carlin and Richard Pryor. I was 16 when I performed my first Stand Up Comedy set.

It’s been about 13 years (at the time of this post) since my very first show at the high school talent sho...

August 16, 2018

because why not? theatre company was created in 2015, when I got into a Fringe Festival.  This year, when I had the opportunity to participate in Shake38, the Artistic Line Director said “So much of because why not?’s identity is tied to Fringe…” and I realized it was...

The St. Lou Fringe Festival is where Same Difference was able to establish a solid foundation, a niche, and most importantly a voice.  That voice, encouraging people to be unabashedly themselves, in turn, helped us find a new level of comfort in being unforgivably us....

August 14, 2018

I have lived and taught in the rural South for a long time. I didn’t mean to… it just worked out that way. Partly because I was fortunate to be raised in an area known for its natural beauty, music, and storytelling, the Ozarks. I didn’t know how tied to that area I wa...

August 13, 2018

Growing up in St Louis, there were two types of productions that struck me as vital to the community: the big shows that we all know and love and the smaller shows that we don’t always know we need. The first type had found good, strong homes in the Fox Theatre and in...

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