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Preview: KAZ/m

By Rick Pender · May 26th, 2009 · Fringe

Performance Gallery is the only company that has taken part in all six Cincinnati Fringes. It's assembled a script here with multiple characters and layered storylines to follow the reverberations and repercussions of a suicide and how it shreds the veneer of safe and effective communication. “How open and honest can you be?” they ask, calling KAZ/m “the next step in our continued exploration of the quirky and murky.”

Director Brian Robertson says, “We try to challenge ourselves and our audiences.”

None of the performers has been touched by suicide — they were moved by a magazine essay to explore issues of communication around the act.

Playwrights Nathan Singer and Brian Griffin contributed separate scripts that were merged and massaged by the ensemble, bridging another “chasm.”

Performed at New Stage Collective May 27, 29 and 31 and June 3 and 5 (see map of Fringe venues here)


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