Fringe at 20 Profile: Jennifer Kidwell
Name: Jennifer Kidwell
Type of Artist: theater-maker, performer
Company: Lightning Rod Special
List of Fringe shows I’ve participated in:
Gayze: the Miniseries, 2013 – performer
The Object Lesson, 2013 – “assistant director”
99 Break-ups, 2014 – creator, performer
Underground Railroad Game, 2015 – creator, performer
First Fringe I attended: 2012’s Untitled Feminist Show (I’m a big Young Jean Lee fan)
First Fringe I participated in: 2013. The highlight was getting to watch people watch The Object Lesson.
First show I produced/created at the Fringe: Underground Railroad Game – it was amazing walking into Christ Church the first day our set was actually in there.
The Fringiest show, venue, action, or moment I ever experienced: sight-free Macbeth? Or, maybe Go Long, Big Softie in a soon to be demolished boxing gym?
An artist I have met or was exposed to in the Fringe who I went on to collaborate with: I met Steven Dufala while working on The Object Lesson in 2013 and we’re still collaborating and now working together on two projects.
The craziest idea for a Fringe show I wish I had done or to one day do: Drag version of Drunk History stumbling tour/bar crawl/pageant of/through Olde Philadelphia.