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.”

Rogue resources

— 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?

Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

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