Rogue 2019: Heather Parish and Les Kurkendaal talk up the festival
On the March episode of “The Munro Review on CMAC,” I interview two Rogue Festival veterans: Heather Parish and Les Kurkendaal. The complete episode doesn’t drop until Monday, but here’s a Rogue sneak peek.
Among the topics we cover:
— What if you’re a Rogue Festival first-timer? How does it work?
— What’s the deal with the Rogue wristband?
— Should you include cocktails in your Rogue itinerary? (We hear from the expert, and it’s not Les.)
— What’s it like to be a fringe-festival performer?
— What is Les’ new show about?
— Why is Marcel Nunis’ face plastered all over the Rogue as if he’s some insecure Communist despot?
— Plus: We hear a two-minute excerpt from Les’ new show, “Adventures While Black in Great Britain.”
— Most important, of course, is the Rogue website, which has a complete schedule plus the essential updates page. (Sometimes shows get cancelled, so if you don’t like surprises, check beforehand.) Also, if you can’t find a paper Rogue program, the PDF version is always handy.
— Josh Tehee at The Bee offers his picks.
— You can find lots of Rogue previews at Kings River Life.
— I’ll be chiming in here and there about the Rogue, including my very first drunken interview, which I’ll be posting tomorrow. That’s a pretty good tease, right?