Key Conspirators, Poppy Seed Festival, North of Eight
Tea with Chekhov
16 September – 1 October
Bluestone Church Arts Space
|Siobhan Connors. Photo by Nogani Moore|
If you could invite anyone to your show (and you knew they would come), who would it be?
Anton Chekhov or David Bowie.
The Melbourne Fringe in three words?
Mixed Goodie Bag.
A favourite Melbourne Fringe memory.
Somehow Stephen K Amos and I were having a laugh in the Fringe bar and were making jokes about me being a stalker, we laughed and when it settled I deadpanned him and said ‘But I do really like your couch’. He faltered, then realised I was joking and burst out laughing (probably out of relief). When he recovered he told me that was in his top 10 list of funniest calls he’d heard in his life. Might have been hyperbole but I’m claiming it.
What is your experience as an independent artist being part of the Melbourne Fringe?
First time creating work for Key Conspirators and loving it!
What makes the Melbourne Fringe unique.
The chance to see a ridiculous amount of art in a condensed period of time. A great place for fledgling companies to stretch their wings, test viability and increase their profile in a supportive framework. In particular I’m loving the expansion of Fringe out west this year. Fringe is definitely unique in the way they are ready to embrace artists and audience members based in the west!
Your advice for choosing what to see in the Melbourne Fringe.
Make a day of it and show hop as many as you can fit into one hit.
Do you think there’s a better system than star ratings for reviews?
No, I think star ratings are useful for all.
Five shows/events that you will not miss at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe
Title and Deed
Hamiltunes. An Improvised History
Love Song – John Kolvenbach
Two Bad Dates & Two Broken Noses
Andrew Brown. The most boring name in entertainment