antics improv


    Friday, April 26th, 6pm - Ashland Public Library

    Sunday, April 28th, 10pm - SOU Music Recital Hall


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antics improv is a focused comedy ensemble dedicated to cultivating a welcoming

environment for creative exploration. With a focus on long and short form improvisation,

antics strives to highlight the strengths of its members while providing performance

opportunities and consistent new forms of comedy for members to try.


    Cabin 12: A Summer Camp Jubilee


   Wednesday, April 24th, 8pm - SOU Thalden Pavilion

    Thursday, April 25th, 8pm - SOU Thalden Pavilion

    Saturday, April 27th, 8pm - SOU Thalden Pavilion


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Cabin 12 is an audience interactive theatre piece that explores the love, messiness, silliness and pain of female friendships in the formative years. The girls of Cabin 12 invite the audience to come play with them onstage - from a literal game of tug of war to revealing dark secrets, we see the ways in which girls are taught to fear, to shame, to compete with, and to love each other. With no counselors around and without supervision, what does it mean to be truly different in an environment of uniformity? What is there to cling to when your body is changing, your friendships are changing, and the world feels out of control? In what ways are we, society and “fellow campers,” complicit in the violence adolescent girls inflict on each other in small ways everyday? Cabin 12 seeks to answer these questions while making us laugh and cry with nostalgia and recognition of our own vulnerable selves in our transitional phases.


    Austin Copeland's "0 to Nothing"


    Friday, April 26th, 6:30pm - SU Diversions




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0 of Nothing is an attempt to create something that isn’t really seen too often in card magic, that mainly being an answer to the question most people who watch card magic have: why should I care? There is a clear avoidance of the stereotypes that plague modern card magic, from the cringy line “Pick a card, any card” to the anti-climactic ending, “Is this your card?” Though the medium of art is indeed playing cards, the show isn’t really about playing cards. The show is mainly about Austin Mantor, a person, with his own quirks, his own struggles and faults and personality.

More important than anything else, this show is about breaking the barrier between the performer and the audience, kicking the magician off the

damn pedestal that so many put them on. It’s not about “I will fool you” so much as “I will connect with you.”


    Carlie Young's "The Playground"


    Wednesday, April 24th, 7:30pm - Stevenson Union Gallery

   Friday, April 26th, 7:30pm - Stevenson Union Gallery



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How do we talk to our children about the difficult topics? Michael and April aren’t sure how to address this very problem with their son Stephen. Stephen isn’t sure how to address this very problem with his son.

The Playground is a story about family, mental illness, and connection.



Warning - this content discusses suicide and mature topics. Please connect with a trusted loved one and call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline if you are struggling or experiencing any distress.


    Darwin Garrett's "Limetown: A Stage Play"


    Saturday, April 27th, 4:30pm - SOU Digital Media Center

   Sunday, April 28th, 3pm - SOU Digital Media Center



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In 2004, a vague 911 call brings police to the front gates of a self-contained neuroscience research facility called Limetown. After three days, the gates are finally opened, but the site is completely devoid of any trace of its former 300+ residents, save for what looks like an execution site and the burnt remains of Oscar Totem, one of the lead researchers. Lia Haddock, a reporter for American Public Radio, is drawn to the mystery due to her estranged uncle Emil, one of the counted missing Limetown residents. Despite numerous investigations and Congressional inquiries, nothing was ever resolved. That was ten years ago. What were they researching in Limetown? Where did everyone go? Do we really want the truth? This dramatization of the fictional podcast Limetown follows investigative reporter Lia Haddock’s search for answers. What happened? Where did they all go? Are these questions the most important thing to ask?


    Demitra Olague's "Magia en el Rostro"


   Saturday, April 27th, 12pm - SOU Digital Media Center

    Saturday, April 27th, 9:30pm - SOU Digital Media Center

    Sunday, April 28th, 12pm - SOU Digital Media Center



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“What if magic were real?” is the central question driving the one act play Magia en El Rostro. At its core, it is an origin story following a young twenty something named Marina, who discovers magic does in fact exist. Like anyone else she is reluctant to believe in something she finds foolish until she has no other choice. Using a type of subversive storytelling Magia en el Rostro touches on more than fantasy. In fact, magic is the guise for a much larger conversation. Never been performed before the one act play makes its debut at the 2019 Oregon Fringe Festival.


    Donna Kay Yarborough's "Diagnose This! Tales of a Medical Actor"


    Friday, April 26th, 9pm - Ashland Public Library

    Saturday, April 27th, 9pm - Ashland Public Library



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When an improv actor plays patient for budding medical students, what could possibly go wrong?

The answer: EVERYTHING. “Diagnose This! Tales of a Medical Actor” is a hilarious, cringe-worthy, and heartfelt introduction to one woman’s work as a Standardized Patient.


Warning: contains strong opinions and blunt talk of lady parts.


    Elizabeth Teets' "Teets Haus of Fashion"


    Saturday, April 27th, 2:30pm - Ashland Public Library

    Saturday, April 27th, 8pm - Ashland Public Library



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Teets Haus’ of Fashion is the brain child of Portland based comedian and writer Elizabeth Teets.

In this dark satire Elizabeth explores the relationship between the patriarchal control of women’s’ bodies and her favorite thing, FASHION. Through the art of dress women are able to reclaim control over their identities and their bodies. But in the end is this just a Band-Aid or is fashion truly an act of revolution? Do we run the runway or are we just about to get hit by a truck?


    Gail Menasco's "Excuse Me, May I Borrow Your Underwear?


    Wednesday, April 24th, 9pm - Ashland Public Library

    Thursday, April 25th, 9pm - Ashland Public Library



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Come experience an evening of true adventure stories at Gail Menasco’s one woman show, Excuse Me, May I Borrow Your Underwear. You can sit back and enjoy comedic storytelling at its finest. Be prepared to be gripped with suspense and laugh through the night as Gail the misadventurer tells tales of failure, adventure, and motherhood. No props are used in this evening of storytelling as Gail will paint the picture for you with stories, that may inspire you to dream and fail big and live to tell about it.


    Grace Bolling's "What the Snakes Look Like?" +

    "The Creature of Raphael Cofield"

    (dates listed respectively)


    Thursday, April 25th, 5pm - Ashland Public Library

    Friday, April 26th, 9pm - Stevenson Union Gallery


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Within Prelidosa City of planet Jurviclas, The recent Nelorin Act legally requires all wealthy human families to share their homes and goods with their poor and homeless extraterrestrial neighbors, the Nelorin. But the societal and cultural changes from this act breed consequences for the Terrians, Prelidosa City’s mixed Nelorin and human mayoral family…consequences that threaten to infiltrate and undermine their relationships and stability, and possibly to even end them altogether.


Shawna Menrein’s new hometown of Ravesi, Oregon has forests suddenly breaking and dying in the silence. Strangers are coming and frightening her friend, looking for a secret that was failed to be revealed long ago. And something is coming to take Shawna to a new understanding of secrets, silence and the danger that awaits those who chose them.


    Isaac Newton's "Painting Rico"


    Thursday, April 25th, 8pm - SOU Digital Media Center

    Sunday, April 28th, 5pm - SOU Digital Media Center



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A Kennedy Center Playwriting Competition National Semifinalist, Painting Rico explores many of the trials and tribulations teens in lower-income, inner-city areas may come across, and what outcomes arise when passion turns into unbridled obsession. Drugs, beauty, death, and love, we follow the story of Ricardo, a graffiti artist growing up in harsh circumstances, as he grows his passion and uses it to escape from the horrors around him.


    Les Kurkendaal's "Walking While Black in Moscow"


    Friday, April 26th, 7:30pm - Ashland Public Library

    Saturday, April 27th, 7pm - Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant



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    Levity Circus Collective


    Saturday, April 27th, 4pm - Levity Circus Collective

    Saturday, April 27th, 10pm - Levity Circus Collective



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The Levity Circus Collective creates high quality variety performances by encouraging artists to present their

best work. There’s a breadth of talent in the Rogue Valley from amazing aerialists to jaw-dropping contortionists and hilarious clowns who come together on the Levity stage to create works of joy. Oregon Fringe Festival will see Levity performers explore themes of Spring and awakening as they perform their

acrobatic and eclectic pieces. We are proud to present Kaj’s circus debut on slackline, as well as out of state aerialists Caroline and Grace who will be joining us for these special one-time performances.


    Mikey Hay's "Life's A Gas"


    Saturday, April 27th, 1:30p - SOU Digital Media Center

    Sunday, April 28th, 1:30pm - SOU Digital Media Center



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Life’s A Gas is a one man physical comedy about the hilarious, never ending fight against monotony.

Using Modern Mime, contemporary storytelling and live music (inspired by T-Rex): Life’s A Gas takes you through a day in the life of a small town nobody, exploring the conundrum of what is really means to be content.


    Monique Debose's "Mulatto Math: Summing Up the Race

     Equation in America"


    Saturday, April 27th, 4pm - Ashland Public Library

    Sunday, April 28th, 6pm - SOU Digital Media Center



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Jazz, high-level mathematics, and race relations all come together in writer/performer Monique DeBose's exploration of identity. With original music, Monique explores America's relationship with race and exposes the beauty, disgrace and complication of both the black and white worlds she has access to.

She asks the questions you've had yourself, but maybe been too afraid to speak out loud.


    Sierra Camille's "The Miss American Dream Show"


    Friday, April 26th, 9:30pm - SOU Digital Media Center

   Saturday, April 27th, 3pm - SOU Digital Media Center



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Sierra Camille is excited to return to her alma mater to debut her newest work The Miss American Dream Show. A satirical one woman show about the joys of America, Sierra will have you rolling with laughter and gasping at the facts. The Miss American Dream Show was written by Sierra Camille and directed by Dan Griffiths


The adult show you never wanted! Remember when television was educational after you got home from school? Start to learn again with Miss American Dream! Don’t miss out on her show during which you’ll have snack, learn some science, and even work out! You won’t want to tune out for the ads during this show. The Miss American Dream show is like watching Mr. Rogers with a Sarah Palin twist made for Stephen Colbert’s audience.


    Stephanie Neurerburg's "Hellbread"


    Friday, April 26th, 7:30pm - SOU Digital Media Center

    Saturday, April 27th, 12p - Ashland Public Library



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After the death of their father, siblings Ruth and Otto are struggling to get their family back on track. When their über-religious mother makes an incredible claim, the family finds themselves tested by an onslaught of unwanted attention — and perhaps the Devil himself.


Loosely based on a true story, HELLBREAD asks us to examine how we communicate with our loved ones

and challenges the ways we honor those we’ve lost.


    Sweaty Palms Productions' "Stoned, Stupid & Stuck"


    Wednesday, April 24th, 6pm - SOU Digital Media Center

    Thursday, April 25th, 9pm - SOU Digital Media Center

    Friday, April 26th, 6p - SOU Digital Media Center



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Stoned, Stupid, & Stuck is being produced through Sweaty Palms Productions, an emerging London and Beirut based international theatre company.


Stoned, Stupid, & Stuck is an exploration of friendship, drug addiction, poverty, and youth set against the background of the changing marijuana industry in Northern California. Rose

and Sequoyah’s futures hang in the balance of the recent legalization of cannabis, as does the future of their town. This play brings the audience into a part of the world that is so steeped in drug culture that the line between addiction and survival becomes blurred.


    Aaron Shay performs his "Apocalypse Songs"


   Friday, April 26th, 10:30pm - Ashland Public Library

    Saturday, April 27th, 9pm - Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant




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In the far-flung future, a graduate student uncovers the classified records of a vanished scientist/poet known only as Captain Redacted, who was sent to explore alternate Earths and document his findings in strange stories and original songs.​ Over the course of the show, audiences will explore many fantastical places, from sunken towers under monstrous seas, to ​cyber-punk rock clubs in foggy super-cities. An interactive show for all ages, Apocalypse Songs delivers a message that the end of everything is just the beginning.


    Atlas Percussion and Friends performs Paul Lansky's

    "Threads" and Lou Harrison's "Violon Concerto"


    Thursday, April 25th, 7pm - SOU CVA Marion Ady Painting Studio

    Saturday, April 27th, 2:30pm - SOU CVA Art Building



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Atlas Percussion is comprised of founding members Kyle Maxwell-Doherty, Scott Shinbara, and Alex Wier. Formed in Tucson, Arizona while students at the University of Arizona, Atlas Percussion has a

diverse range of interests and abilities that span from world, contemporary, classical, and popular music. Atlas Percussion has performed diverse repertoire in a variety of settings with past performances including educational presentations at Tucson schools, private foundations, and the Biosphere 2 Earth Day Festival. Maxwell-Doherty is currently living and freelancing in Durham North Carolina. He frequently subs for Hamilton: An American musical and performs with the Radio City Orchestra as part of the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. Shinbara serves at the Coordinator of Percussion at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Wier is the Instructor of Percussion at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.


We are proud to be collaborating with guest percussionist Terry Longshore and Jason Domonokos, as well as violin soloist Mary Perkinson.


    Bryan Jeffs' "Collective Resonance"


    Wednesday, April 24th, 12:30pm - SOU Courtyard

    Thursday, April 25th, 12:30pm - SOU Courtyard

    Friday, April 26th, 12:30pm - SOU Courtyard



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Bryan Jeffs is a member of the SOU Music Department faculty, specializing in Rock History and World Music and also directs the SOU Raider Band.


This year he is again presenting his interactive sonic installation “Collective Resonance”. Audience members can manipulate a signaling system for a collection of large crystal singing bowls which will activate and deactivate sound at their discretion.


    Jordan Curcuruto presents "Here and There"


   Saturday, April 27th, 7:30pm - SU Arena

   Sunday, April 28th, 2pm - SOU Marion Ady Painting Studio



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This is an evening length performance curated by SOU alum, Jordan Curcuruto and composer

Colin Horrocks. The concert includes the Samuel Beckett plays Quad I & Quad II, Roger Reynolds new work Here and There, and a new work by Colin Horrocks for electronics and Beckett text.


    Raef Wheaton presents "Interpreting the Arts"


    Saturday, April 27th, 4:30pm - SU Arena




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Hey there everyone, if your feelin groovy why don’t cha cruise on down to the Stevensen Union Arena at Southern Oregon University and watch original and covered music played and interpreted by Jeremy Jacobs and Raef Wheaton.


    Slow Corpse


    Saturday, April 27th, 10pm - Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant




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Just a little band from Ashland tryin' to play at your house party.


Mitchell Winters (Vocals, Guitar, Keys)

Brenton Clarke (Guitar)

Cole Zollinger (Bass)

Sean Siders (Drums)

Dash Curtis (Keys)


    Elizabeth A. Baker


    Wednesday, April 24th, 8pm - SOU CVA Art Building

    Saturday, April 27th, 4:30pm - SOU CVA Art Building




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Celebrated for her “terrifying dynamic range,” cleanliness of sound, as well as unique sensitivity and ability to sculpt her performance for the acoustics of a space, Elizabeth A. Baker is a dramatic performer with an honest, near psychic connection to music, which resounds with audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds. As a creator, her understanding of sonic space from organic intuition and studies in music production, pair with a unique eclectic voice, making for a spatial and auditory experience of music. Eschewing the collection of traditional titles that describe single elements of her body of work, Elizabeth refers to herself as a “New Renaissance Artist” that embraces a constant stream of change and rebirth in practice, which expands into a variety of media, chiefly an exploration of how sonic and spatial worlds can be manipulated to personify a variety of philosophies and principles both tangible as well as intangible.


    Isabel Underwood: "Your Staring Makes Me Uncomfortable


    On view for entirety of 2019 Festival




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What is your relationship with the energy surrounding you? Are you aware of how the looks of strangers effects it? Are you aware of how you affect others? What about how you affect yourself? Your Staring Makes Me Uncomfortable is about bringing awareness of just how uncomfortable unwanted staring makes a person, whether it's from a stranger, friend, or yourself.

The human like figures with televisions for heads is representative of the pure static feeling the artist gets when their energy is unwillingly disturbed by others. It also represents how she makes herself feel when her gaze becomes harsh in the mirror. While the piece is deeply personal, the artist hopes the simplistic imagery is relatable as well.


    Maz: "Now May Their Words Never Exist"


    On view for entirety of 2019 Festival




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Inspired by the recent resurgence of interest in witchcraft and its use as an instrument of political and social empowerment, Now May Their Words Never Exist is an uncompromising work of “hexology” with a clear and direct intention aimed at the megalomaniacal powers that


The piece is ultimately an opportunity for frustrated citizens to air their political grievances. The experience itself offers a heady intensity within an occult context that is ambiguously seriocomic. Users who interact with the installation should depart it feeling as if they have

participated in a unique action that is memorable, revolutionary, potentially unsettling and

perhaps magical.


    Tatsuya Nakatani


    Friday, April 26th, 8pm - Levity Circus Collective

     Saturday, April 27th, 9pm - SOU CVA Art Building




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Tatsuya Nakatani is an avant-garde sound artist and master percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan. Based in the USA since 1994, he lives in Truth or Consequences, NM. Since the late 1990’s, Nakatani has released over 80 recordings in the USA and Europe and has toured extensively; performing solo, in collaboration with other artists, and with his large ensemble project - the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. He presents masterclasses, workshops, and lectures across the USA and around the world.




    Puppeteers for Fears: "Cattle Mutilation: The Musical!

    & "Lithia Water Diaries" (dates listed respectively)


    Wednesday, April 24th, 9pm - SOU Digital Media Center

     Friday, April 26th, 7pm - SU Diversions

     Sunday, April 28th, 7pm - SOU Music Recital Hall


     Saturday, April 27th, 10:15pm - Ashland Public Library

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Puppeteers for Fears present Cattle Mutilation: the Musical!, a quintessentially Southern Oregon

story of the generational divide, UFO sightings, and looking for bigfoot. But with puppets. Written by

Josh Gross, directed by Katy Curtis, and with live music performed by Derek Deon and the Vaugns.


Lithia Water Diaries will be a reading of Ashland's intriguing "folklore".


    Steven Czifra: A Reading and Pecha Kucha


    Sunday, April 28th, 1pm - SU Diversions




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"Better that he should have died than come to this." -Charles Dickens, upon meeting a prisoner released from the Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania.


A reflection upon despair and a friend's suicide.


    Ryan Fogelman performs "now.then.never"


    Saturday, April 27th, 6 & 7pm - Ashland Public Library




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now, then, never combines sight and sound in a breathtaking, sometimes alien way. The music, ranging from lush, symphonic orchestrations to experimental electronic sounds, evolves in tandem with immersive video projections to tell the “story of everything”. Listeners are exposed to music from around the world and through time, as well as synchronized visuals that depict the history and evolution of our universe, life and the landscape of the human mind. The work explores themes such as the dichotomy of good and evil, the limits of our human knowledge, and how society and nature influence psychology. Above all, now, then,never is dedicated to our eternal, collective search for meaning, truth, and music.


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    Tessa Brinckman's "Box | Grown Men Sing"


   Thursday, April 25th, 9pm - Marion Ady Painting Studio

   Sunday, April 28th, 8pm - Marion Ady Painting Studio




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Box |Grown Men Sing, composed and performed by flutist Tessa Brinckman, is a 35 minute electro-acoustic tone poem which explores the meta-politics of solitary confinement, with live bass flute, waterphone, recordings of three survivors, found sound + video.




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