It's almost time for the fifth annual production of the St. Louis Fringe Festival, which starts on August 19. There have been some warm-up events, including the Artist's Salon held a few weeks ago, and Act Your Pants off on Tuesday of this week. It's an inexplicable mix of improv comedy, campy drag show, burlesque and serious acting under ridiculous conditions. Everybody, or at least everybody on stage, has to take off something. Optional in the audience.
We will feature the event over the next several days. I got to meet the outgoing executive director, Em Piro, above, and the new boss, Matthew Kerns, below. Looks like I may be able to shoot a lot of the festival itself for them. Watch this space.