Monday, July 11, 2022

Fringe 2022 - Top Ten - #5 - swim team – The Aquatic Center (george mcconnell, Samantha Johns)

swim team, inspired by Miranda July’s story, is a devised comedy exploring relationships between women dealing with the impact of toxic masculinity inflicted through romantic entanglements, and there is water.

Honestly, the only thing I need to know about swim team is that george mcconnell is directing and Samantha Johns is a production consultant on the show.  Those two (together or individually) create some of the most engaging, mind-boggling, amazing theater I’ve ever seen.  They directed a show back in 2012 called “Snowf**k” (without the asterisks) that I still think about.  So whatever they’re doing, whoever they’re working with, I’m on board.  There’s a video trailer on the show page on the Fringe site, and there’s more video and photos of this show in development on george’s website if you want more of a preview.  Very much looking forward to this one.  And if you haven’t seen work from these people before, you really should see swim team.

(You can click on the following links to see a set of links to the full Top 10 list, the Top 11-20 list, a list of returning favorites, and the full coverage of the 2022 Fringe on this blog.) 

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