"Rogue Festival: A Tradition of Avant-Garde Theater and a Cultural Ambassador for Fresno"
Fresno's annual Rogue Festival has presented independent theater, music, and dance performers from Fresno and around the world since 2002. The Rogue is now one of the oldest and most respected festivals of its kind in the United States and has brought Fresno national attention in The Atlantic magazine. The 18th Rogue Festival will present over 50 performers in multiple Tower District venues March 1-9. Amber Strid, Executive Director of the Rogue Festival, and Rogue staffers Heather Parish and Jaguar Bennett will present a brief introduction to the Rogue, the value the Rogue brings to Fresno, and how Fresno's most unique cultural arts event is produced.
Amber Strid, Executive Director of the 2019 Rogue Festival. A long-time Rogue staff member, Amber has been a Rogue venue manager, a Festival producer, and now Executive Director.
Heather Parish, Publicity Director of the 2019 Rogue Festival. Heather is the former Executive Director of the Rogue Festival, the Woodward Shakespeare Festival, and her own theater company The New Ensemble. She has directed numerous plays, including "S'Will: Romeo and Juliet" at the 2019 Rogue and will be appearing in "Tea Liturgy" at the 2019 Rogue.
Jaguar Bennett, board member, Rogue Performance Fresno: Jaguar is a long-time Rogue volunteer and performer. He alleges that he is a comedian, but audiences angrily disagree. Jaguar will appear in his one-man show "Jaguar Saves America" at the 2019 Rogue