Next up in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A’s it’s the turn of Joy Donze on 13 and Not Pregnant
In one sentence tell us about your show.
A comedic one woman show that explores verbatim text sourced directly from my sixth grade journal.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
It’s been a dream of mine to attend this festival and after my show was well received in Chicago and New York, I figured “Hey! Maybe it’s time to share all this ridiculousness with the rest of the world.” I was also already travelling with another show titled Whore: a Kids Play by Reese Thompson, and that was when the producer asked me to bring my show as well.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
I’ve heard it can be the most challenging yet most rewarding experience of ones life-so I guess soak it up.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
My show is unique because it was written in secrecy 18 years ago and was never meant to be shared with anyone which makes it that much more special. We go inside a young girls mind as she lays it all out on the table. It’s universal because puberty is something we all have to go through and there is a common feeling of isolation that occurs. In 13 and Not Pregnant, you witness a young innocent girl grow and develop into an angsty, hormonal teen before yours eyes… in less than one hour.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
I would love to support other female solo performers of course and I’d like to see shows that incorporate a ton of movement. I also have a friend who is bringing a show from New York called The Older Brothers Almanac.
Finally, the boring but essential bit:
Name of the show: Joy Donze: 13 And Not Pregnant
Venue: Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Dates: 4-12, 14-19, 21-26 August 2017
Time: 20:50 (50 mins)