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Press Release

January 29, 2024

Full media kit including performer images, Rogue Muse Info, program, and

2024 Rogue Program PDF

2024 Rogue Performance Festival

Jaguar Bennett, Rogue board president and lead producer
(559) 258-1634
[email protected]

The Rogue Festival is back, 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

Muse Reveal on Feb. 8 and Rogue Teaser Show on Feb. 29

All-new Rogue website at

FRESNO, CA — 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 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
  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.

Rogue 2024 Important 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

2023 Rogue Festival venues:

Rogue-Managed Venues

Dianna’s Studio of Dance, 826 N. Fulton St.

The Lotus Room, 626 E. Olive Ave.

Spectrum Art Gallery, 608 E. Olive Ave.

Veni Vidi Vici, 1116 N. Fulton St.

ViSTA Theater, 1296 N. Wishon Ave.

Off-Rogue Venues

Hart’s Haven, 950 N. Van Ness Ave.

LAByrinth Art Collective, 1470 N. Van Ness Ave.

Artist’s Underground Venues

2nd Space Theatre, 928 E. Olive Ave.

Stargazer Cottage, 1292 N. Ferger Ave.

Rogue on the Web:
Rogue website:
Rogue ticket sales website:

Rogue social media:


2024 Rogue Festival sponsors:
The Rogue Festival is not possible without our generous community supporters. Special thanks to our
wonderful Rogue sponsors:
Central California EHS
Crazy Squirrel Games and Toys
Dumont Printing
Fresno Flyer
Fresno Music Academy
Lorie Lewis Ham
Hobb’s Grove
Humble Hostess
Ragin’ Records
Root Access Hacker Space
Tower District Records

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