Well. That was just AWESOME.
Thanks to the generous donations of the Kickstarter 106, I was able to do nine official shows and one bonus preview show. I lost nine pounds during the festival and, at the very end, my voice. On Monday I slept for 17 hours. Maybe 18. I forget. All I know for sure is I am grateful to all involved and thrilled and so forth.
- My show was nominated for the Fringe Award for Theater, the only solo show to be nominated in that category. (!!!)
- I didn't know until I showed up at the tent for closing night festivities and they told me. I promply burst into tears.***
- When I was standing outside the tent going WTF, Ben, the festival director, walked by and gently mocked "O hey, there's Pam freaking out." Which made me laugh and stop freaking out.***
- My show was selected to be part of the Best of Fringe Solo Festival, which will happen in August. (!!!)
- All of us selected for the solo festival are being given a limited extended run gratis by the theater owners who served as jury. Which means if you missed my show in June, you will have one more chance to see in August!
There are two Best of Fringe programs this year. What's awesome is this gives you a chance to see stuff that you probably missed, or take in something one more time that you loved. BoF general takes place in July, BoF solo will happen in August. Once details are available for both I'll share them here because I want you to go see these fab shows!
I'll put the Official Thank You List in its own post later this weekend. For now, here's a blurry picture of Itty Bitty Optimus Prime beneath the disco ball at Fringe Central during closing night festivities.
Read this awesome oral history of Michael Bay in GQ magazine!
I still miss him every day.
*** My official excuse is I was exhausted and hadn't eaten for, like, two weeks. Normally it's rare for me to cry. On the upside, people bought me drinks!
*** Freaking out is part of my Process. I need a new Process.