Theatrical Clown: Jo Tomalin talks to Áine Donnelly, producer/author/performer from San Francisco about Theatre Infinite and developing her clown character and show Hi. (Jean-Luc Godard). “Inspired by Jean-Luc Godard, clown Rodeo Debbie conducts an aesthetic investigation, where symposium meets jam session, and the audience contributes vital material. Mr. Godard knows a lot, but you are […]


How and why do we set ourselves challenges.  Jo Tomalin talks to producer and performer Natacha Ruck about her work telling other people’s stories – and writing and telling her own story in a solo performance You’re good for nothing. I’ll milk the cow myself. “Natacha stepped into her French grandmother’s kitchen to pick up […]


What does it take to write and perform a solo show? Jo Tomalin talks to memoirist, published essayist, actor and and lecture agent Jamie Brickhouse about creating solo shows and his latest show: I Favor My Daddy. “Daddy Poo adored bikinis and martinis as much as his homosexual alcoholic son. Was he a sodomite lush too? […]


Jo Tomalin talks to Comedic Storyteller Colleen Hindsley from NYC about what is special to her about performing at different fringes, developing new material, and developing and performing That’s Not How it Happened. Listen to our interview with Colleen Hindsley Visit our audio interviews page Visit our main San Francisco Fringe page for reviews


There are many Fringe Festivals in North America and they are coordinated by different organizations. How can fringers find out about them? Jo Tomalin talks to Grant Knutson, a fringe consultant and Managing Director of Minion Productions, who helps independent artists find out about fringe festivals, how to fringe in North America and about the […]


Shakespeare’s plays are just as relevant today as they were when they were written hundreds of years ago, and adapting Hamlet from Hamlet’s own point of view is a fascinating project. Jo Tomalin talks to San Francisco based Laurel Scotland-Stewart about her academic background in philosophy and The Readiness Is All: A Solo Hamlet by William Shakespeare; adapted […]


How does a performer develop a one person show? Jo Tomalin talks to James Sundquist about his creative process, performance style and AEON. “AEON by James Sundquist is the last chapter of good-humored resilience and personal pain that has been explored in EXPEDITIOUS INTENT (2017) and MINGALABA (2018). Minimalist, Paired Down Monodrama. I’m excited to […]


Telling a personal story is often more difficult to tell than a fictional one. Jo Tomalin talks to Jonathan Euseppi, a comedian and storyteller from Chicago about wanting to create a one person show about his dad, how he couldn’t get started and how he developed Grief is Horny. Listen to our interview with Jonathan Euseppi […]


Bars and Craft Cocktails in San Francisco! Jo Tomalin talks to Brian Waksmunski from Oakland, CA about crafting his experience in this industry and his inspiration for creating and performing his first solo show A Decent Negroni. “Abandoned by another waitress, our bartender takes inventory of his stock.” Listen to our interview with Brian Waksmunski Visit our audio […]


A survivor is always healing. Jo Tomalin talks to Nicia De’Lovely from Oakland, California about her healing process, the community workshops she conducts, theatre as a therapeutic tool and Get Uncomfortable. “Get Uncomfortable is a provocative performance addressing taboo subjects that have been normalized by traumatized silence within our marginalized communities. This one woman recital is […]


Jo Tomalin talks to pioneer lesbian playwright and actress Terry Baum about her work and Hick: A Love Story, Based on Eleanor Roosevelt’s Letters to Letters to Lorena Hickok, written by Terry Baum who also plays Lorena Hickok – Hick. “When Eleanor Roosevelt became First Lady in 1933, she had a lesbian lover — Lorena […]


  The Intrepid Theatre Company in San Diego produces plays for all audiences. Jo Tomalin talks to Sean Yael-Cox, the company’s founding artistic director about the importance of outreach in the community, producing plays that have a message and The Thousandth Night by Carol Wolf, performed by Sean Yael-Cox. “One Actor, 38 roles. It’s Paris, 1943. […]


FringeReview Interviews

            Welcome to our audio interviews and podcasts. We talk to those who make and influence fringe theatre and arts.


  Jo Tomalin talks to Neil Arthur James (aka Dandy Darkly) about how to Fringe! Many performers want to perform at other fringes around the world, and in this 18 minute conversation Neil shares his recent experiences and helpful tips for others planning to perform at fringe festivals in North America and the Edinburgh Fringe. […]


Jo Tomalin talks to Joan Chaplick about how and why she developed her solo performance Put a Little Shimmer in Your Life. “Retired professional athlete meets single San Franciscan woman age 40+. He’s looking for freedom- she’s wants commitment. Somehow- it results in an amazing adventure of friendship, fame and fur. (Did I mention he’s a […]


Jo Tomalin talks to Kel’ Wil’ (aka Kellita) about her solo show I K(no)W and Showgirl Awakening “The lengths one woman will go to to NOT say no. And what happens when she starts saying it. Tale complete with international pooping in pants scenes, shimmy dance and redemption.” Listen to our interview with Kel’ Wil’ about […]


Union Machinist and Air Transport Mechanic Tells Her Story! Jo Tomalin talks to Kathleen Denny about creating her solo show – Tolerance?! “Sometimes a gal just has to do something! Like when she walks into work and Miss September is NOT demonstrating a specialized machining technique. With humor, Kathleen Denny shares this timely tale from […]


  Magical Therapy: Jo Tomalin talks to Sheila Rubin – writer, performer and therapist – about healing through magic, and Saun-Toy Trotter, director of Transformation. Rubin describes her show as Self-Revelatory Performance, a form of drama therapy and theatre. “Once upon a time, two sisters desperately hide their secret Cat Stevens album Tea for the Tillerman […]


  It’s Important to Write That Story! Jo Tomalin talks with Evelyn Jean Pine about creating her solo performance and The Mermaid’s Tears – with advice for anyone who has an idea of a story to tell. “A to-do list for eager young female entrepreneurs from a housecleaner-turned-tycoon who builds her empire by creating opportunities […]


“My Preferred Pronoun Is We is the hilarious story of Lyralen Kaye’s decision to move to Canada immediately in November of 2016…and her complete ignorance about what it would take to get all her personalities over the border. Combining storytelling, stand-up comedy and physical theater, this show is a roller coaster of immigration struggles, long […]


 Jo Tomalin talks to Neil Arthur James about Southern Gothic Storytelling and creating Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard! “New York City’s critically acclaimed satirist and cult horror raconteur, Dandy Darkly, returns to the Fringe for another horrific, hysteric, late-night frolic. Join Dandy aboard the infamous Gaybird Steamer for the smartest, sleaziest ride of your life. Enjoy a drippin’ […]