Episode #95: Stephanie Svec & Randall Dierson (Creators of two different one-person shows at Capital Fringe)


Tim & Jelly continue to spread their love for the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival!  This week, they interview two Fringe Fest creators with one-person shows. The insanely talented and brave Stephanie Svec talks to Tim & Jelly about the making of her original one-woman show, I Tried To Be Normal Once, It Didn't Take which is an intensely honest account of her life and the pivotal moments when she confronted fear and the impact its had on her past, present and future. Stephanie tells her story through stand-up, song and a conversation that we can all relate to through laughter and tears. Four shows left! Next Show Thurs. 7/18 at 8:30!
Randall Dierson,
creator of his one-man show, Fear Factory, talks to Tim & Jelly about his belief that fear should be embraced as a tool for long-term survival. At 97 years of age Randall looks like he is in his forties. It makes you stop to think. But not for long! Randall lives in a bunker 2 1/2 miles underground and wears a hazmat suit inside a bubble 24/7.  A friend challenged him to talk about his extreme lifestyle and because he was afraid not to, Randall wrote this show. Randall's show details the odd string of unusual tragedies that took the lives of each of his family members. After hearing the stories, you start to understand how he found safety within his string of phobias which include:

Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing
Bromidrosiphobia - Fear of body smells
Cyberphobia- Fear of computers or working on a computer.

Caligynephobia- Fear of beautiful women
Dikephobia- Fear of justice
Gynophobia- Fear of women
Hobophobia- Fear of bums or beggars
Ideophobia- Fear of ideas
Kyphophobia- Fear of stooping
Lutraphobia- Fear of otters
Pteronophobia- Fear of being tickled by feathers
Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat

Randall's Fringe shows have been cancelled due to the incident that happened on this show. 

Special thanks to DC Improviser and Co-Host of the DC Couch Cast, Taylor Edwards for creating Randall. Taylor performs with DC improv troupes Mister Meaner and Mahoney.