Dan Striker, the Executive Director of Pittsburgh Fringe, was kind enough to bring over two of his artists to chat about this year's festival. Both Hudson Rush and The Mad Muse are hands on and devoted performers seeking to push the boundaries of the theatre stage and performance with audiences.
Rush will be in the Free For All which is free for artists to participate and no cost for the audience to spectate. In this chat she describes her conceptual performance that requires passers-by to delve into themselves and confront their hangups in order to over come them.
The Mad Muse is a force. One that takes absolutely no excuses and zero shit. She discusses using her anger as a tool to to propel her work into audiences. Shakespeare, poetry, and her own life experiences are also in her arsenal an feature relatable themes to connect with her audience.
GO TO FRINGE! Check out their website for discounts, for performance packs that get you into multiple shows, and a map that details all the different spots in the North Side they are taking over this weekend!