NOTE: PortFringe will be profiling PF14 Artists and their shows on this blog in the weeks leading up to the festival (June 24-29, 2014). The next snapshot is of Katy Rydell and Meredythe Lindsey – performing at PortFringe for the first time together, with what promises to be an entertaining, family-friendly, and fun show. 

Artist: Katy Rydell & Meredythe Lindsey
Show: Story Drum
Description: Drums and stories! Stories and drums! Taiko drummer Meredythe Lindsey and storyteller Katy Rydell take folktales from around the world and weave them together with the pulsing rhythms of drums.

Tell us something we don’t know about you/your company, and your PortFringe show.

Katy Rydell has been telling stories professionally since the 80s.  Most of her career has been on the West Coast, where she lived until moving to Portland seven years ago.  Meredythe Lindsey started playing taiko five years ago at Taiko Maine Dojo here in Portland.  Either one of them can show you how to play “don, don, doko don!”

What are you most looking forward to about PortFringe 2014?

Having Fun!  Experimenting with our own art.  Watching other people experiment.

Lobster or Steak? Discuss.

Neither goes well with granola.

SEE KATY RYDELL & MEREDYTHE LINDSEY’S “STORY DRUM” AT PORTFRINGE 2014’S FAMILY FRINGE FESTIVAL!

Saturday, June 28 at 12:00pm – Mayo Street Arts (all ages appropriate)
!! ONE SHOW ONLY !!

for more information about PortFringe, visit www.portfringe.com