Rogue Festival Lottery Winners for 2022 Festival

Hi! Here’s who the fates have smiled upon for the 20th Anniversary Rogue Festival in March 2022! (This video records the lottery draw for transparency: https://youtu.be/WAQniAM_Ufg) Gallery Performers: Brian Feldman Projects – #txtshow (irl) – Washington, DC The Ill Defined Theatre Co – Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear – Fresno Lark – Mad for Trad –

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Rogue Festival planning a 2021-2022 DEIA Audit to ensure long-term and transformative change.

Fresno’s Rogue Festival has been offering DIY, off-the-beaten-path performance in Fresno for 20 years. Our primary goal has always been to connect art, artists and audiences in the center of California, inspiring creativity, curiosity and new experiences in our community. For years, countless artists, volunteers, staff members, sponsors, and board members have endeavored to make Rogue Festival a welcoming, inclusive,

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VIRTUAL ROGUE FAQ – HOW IS THIS GONNA WORK?

We may be doing Rogue safely from home this year, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get your annual booster shot of original, independent and unique performances from our artists. No matter how it is done, Rogue brings you things you’re not likely to see anywhere else! But we know you may have questions, so here are some answers! If

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Our Virtual Rogue 2021 Lottery Winners!

Virtual Rogue 2021 Artists Accepted – November 1, 2020   *Melanie Gall, Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert *The Murray Girls, Blood Harmony *Les Kurkendaal-Barrett, Diary of America’s First Black Drag Queen *Martin Dockery, RIGHT NOW: MARCH *Lark, Mad for Trad *Steven Karwoski, Am I There Yet? *Peter Michael Marino, Show Up, Kids! Online Live! *Charles Jackson Jr., Poetic Thespian

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2021 Virtual Rogue Festival: Creativity Thrives Under Constraint

It’s said that creativity thrives under constraint. Rogue Festival is no stranger to that. We’ve always been one of the most stripped-down, barebones, DIY fringe festivals out there. No fancy theaters; we perform in the back of bars, coffee shops and bookstores. No awesome technical gear; half of our venues come with a single mic and a PA system. You’re

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Statement of Solidarity

Statement of Solidarity: The Board of Directors of Rogue Performance Fresno values the First Amendment and as such we wholeheartedly support those protesting racism and police brutality. Fringe festivals like Rogue Festival value open access to performance opportunities for all people and we will continue to strive toward that ideal. Rogue Festival also has an unofficial motto of “Don’t Be

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Rogue Festival Update, Friday 3/13/20

The Rogue Festival Board of Directors has once again agreed to remain open for Rogue Festival programming for Friday evening. Rogue performers are at liberty to cancel or maintain their performances individually, as are Off-Rogue Venues (Cal Arts Severence and Hart’s Haven) and all Artist Underground performers. The following individual shows are added to our current lineup: James Sundquist, “Mingalaba.”

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Rogue Festival Updates for 3/12/20

“The Rogue Festival is committed to completing the remaining three days of performances if possible, but we are evaluating the situation on a day-by-day basis. We advise all persons who are feeling ill, are elderly, or have compromised immune systems to stay home. Our festival volunteers are cleaning surfaces in our venues and maintaining hand-washing and hand-sanitizing hygiene. Any change

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ROGUE FESTIVAL GOES ON WITH THE SHOW

In light of recent public concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Rogue Festival wishes to assure audiences that the Festival’s operations fall within acceptable California Public Health Department guidelines for public gatherings.   In fact! We have no performers traveling from a Level Three Health Warning locations. The vast majority of our audiences come from within Fresno County. All of our

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