//Rogue Returns March 1-9, 2024

Rogue Returns March 1-9, 2024

with 45 performing groups, 9 venues, and 6 days of theater, music, dance, improv, comedy, storytelling, performance art, magic and more

The Rogue Festival has shaken off the post-pandemic blues and coming back bigger March 1-9, 2024, presenting over 190 performances from 45 different performing groups, in nine different venues for six days of theater, music, dance, improv, comedy, storytelling, performance art, magic and the Rogue’s signature “acts too strange to accurately describe.”

The Rogue Festival now has a new home on the web at fresnoroguefestival.org that will feature improved navigation and show searchability.

The 2024 Rogue Muse, the artwork that serves as the symbol of this year’s Rogue Festival, will be unveiled at the annual Rogue Muse Reveal, Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. at Goldstein’s Mortuary and Delicatessen, 1279 N. Wishon Ave., Fresno CA 93728.

Audiences can get a sneak peek at this year’s Rogue acts at the Rogue Teaser Show, Thursday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. at The Howlin Wolf, 920 E. Olive Ave, Fresno CA 93728.

Founded in 2002 by Fresno playwright Marcel Nunis, the Rogue Festival is now one of the oldest and best respected Fringe theater festivals in North America. The Rogue is an uncurated, unjuried, uncensored festival — performers are selected through a random lottery and there are no restrictions on what performers can say or do. In an age of book bannings and constant threats to free speech, the Rogue Festival stands firm for unrestricted artistic expression and celebrates the power of outsider art to challenge society.

The Rogue Festival features independent artists performing their own original work, often for the first time. The Rogue provides a venue for artists to present their most daring and experimental work and gives audiences a unique chance to see new, bold and utterly unconventional performances before anyone else. At the Rogue Festival, only the audience judges what is good or bad, expressed through word of mouth, reviews on the Rogue website and ticket sales. And best of all, 100% of Rogue Ticket sales go directly to the artist.

How to buy Rogue tickets:

1. Get a Rogue wristband. A Rogue wristband is required for entry to EVERY Rogue performance. Rogue wristbands cost just $6. You can buy your Rogue wristband on the Rogue website, at any Rogue venue, or at The Rogue Store, located in the Component Coffee/Lotus Room parking lot.

2. Buy tickets with credit/debit at the door or online. You can purchase tickets to any performance with credit or debit at the door, starting 30 minutes before the performance. Or you can buy tickets in advance at roguefestival.ticketleap.com.

3. If you want to pay cash, buy Rogue Vouchers at The Rogue Store. Rogue-managed venues (Dianna’s Studio of Dance, The Lotus Room, Spectrum Art Gallery, Veni Vidi Vici and ViSTA Theater) only accept credit, debit, and Rogue Vouchers. Cash is accepted only at The Rogue Store. Off- Rogue venues (Hart’s Haven, LAByrinth Art Collective) accept credit, debit, cash, and Rogue Vouchers. Artists Underground Venues (2nd Space Theatre and Stargazer Cottage) accept credit, debit, and cash, but not Rogue Vouchers.

4. If you’re going to do a lot of Rogueing, buy a 10-Show Ticket and save up to $30! A 10-Show Ticket costs $120, and is available at The Rogue Store.

2024 Rogue Festival dates:

Thursday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Rogue Muse Reveal, Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen: Every year, the Rogue is symbolized by the Rogue Muse, a unique artwork by a San Joaquin Valley artist that exemplifies creativity. Join us at Goldstein’s as we unveil the 2024 Rogue Muse “Autumn” by Elizabeth Castro.

Thursday, Feb. 29, 7 p.m., Rogue Teaser Show, The Howlin Wolf: Get a sneak peek of the 2023 Rogue performers at our special Teaser Show one night before the Rogue starts.

Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3: First weekend of Rogue performances.

Monday, March 4, 7 p.m., Beatdown Slam, The Lotus Room: Rogue performers face off against Inner Ear Poetry Slam poets in a Battle Royal of rhythm, rhyme, and improvisation! Pick your side as your favorites vie for $100 prize and team bragging rights!

Thursday March 7, Friday March 8, and Saturday, March 9:  Second weekend of Rogue performances.

Visit www.fresnoroguefestival.org for more information and tickets at roguefestival.ticketleap.com