The Winnipeg Fringe will soon be here and the Jenny Revue site has been updated with the information for 2018.
Please check out our Online Winnipeg Fringe Program and Schedule. We think it is better than the one on the Official Winnipeg Fringe site, since it requires a lot less clicking. You can also select a date and it will give you all the shows on that date sorted by start time! Perfect for planning your viewing schedule. There are also quick links to the various social media platforms for each of the companies that provided them to the Fringe. You can even click the links to purchase tickets directly from the Winnipeg Fringe site.
Once again the Jenny will mostly be an E-Jenny as we are only doing a few “Best of the Jenny” single sheet print issues. That means we are not constrained to the limited space of the print version and we will also be able to have the reviews/ssps/letters on the site in a more timely fashion. So if you are a performer, send us your Shameless Self Promotions (see below for an explanation) before the Fringe to try and convince the Fringe-going public to see your shows.
For those of you who might not know, let me explain what the Jenny Revue is. We are an independent medium for YOU to communicate your thoughts, comments, feelings and reviews about the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. We edit those reviews, shameless self-promotions, and letters and publish them online. While we do have a cadre of Jenny Staff that help fill our web pages with reviews, we want to hear from you. You can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow us on Twitter @jennyrevue for updates on when the site is updated and other Fringe news.
The key parts of the Jenny are the following:
- Reviews—We do a few things differently at the Jenny, one of the biggest differences is we do not use a star or number rating system. Yes that means you actually have to read a review to see what the person reviewing the show thought about it. We have always done it this way, and think that it is a better way to do things. We accept reviews from anyone, with only one condition: You must provide your real name, and some form of contact info (so you can be reached in case we need clarification). Not all the reviews we receive may get published but in general as long as the review was well written it will be published on the website.
- Shameless Self-Promotion—If you are in a Fringe play and haven’t shamelessly promoted your show, put together 80 words (or less)—different from your program blurb—and send them to us. Clearly mark them as SSPs since it’s difficult to tell the difference between an unqualified rave by a satisfied patron, and a bombastic bit of self-promotion by a company scribe.
- Letters—Got an opinion on something at the Fringe? It is always better to get it off your chest. Send us your thoughts with your name and contact info and if it catches our eye we’ll spread the word.
- News—Our editor is always looking for interesting or wacky things that have happened during the Fringe. If you have a tale to tell, let us know.
Last, but certainly not least are the Jenny Awards. It is an end of the Fringe party upstairs at the King’s Head where we gather to celebrate the performers that pour their hearts and souls into this Festival. Some even go home with Donkeys.
See you at the Fringe!