Featured Artist: Mad Madame Payne Productions

This Featured Artist is Presenting:

She Touched My Lemons

Can you describe how you go about making your work?

When I’m inspired I write in extremes. It’s personal, silly, or very serious. I want to write something that everyone can connect to. Even if the story is different.

What’s drives you as an artist/company?

As a company we want to be story tellers and inspire the next generation of story tellers.

How did you begin making work?

I write old skool pen to paper. I started later than most. But I started as an artist after a bad personal experience.

One thing our readers might not know about you?

I am a jack of all trades..I like to do a little bit of everything..Example, I’m a competition Hatchet Thrower.

One thing our readers might not know about your work?

That it comes from a very personal and raw place.

What do you most like about the work you will present at this year’s festival?

That even know it’s weird. People can connect to it. They can have a laugh and walk away from this experience moved.

Why should audience members choose you?

Because we will put it all out there in our performance. We will make you laugh, get mad, think, and more.

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Have you ever performed in a fringe Festival before?

Describe your most memorable fringe Festival experience.

When I wrote and directed a parody of The Hunger Games. It was out there! But I got to watch my vision come to life. The audience laughed and enjoyed it. We sold out our shows. It was an incredible feeling.

Have you ever been to Florida or Tampa before?

What are you most looking forward to about your visit?

The festival and time with friends.

Why did you choose the Tampa Fringe?

It’s a new fringe. I’m always excited to try something new.

What do you hope to get from presenting on the Tampa Fringe?

To put up a great show with the cast. That we will enjoy what we put out there, and we enjoy putting it on for them.

Describe the context of your work and where you come from?

It’s a story about 2 people who cross paths. They both have a secret and don’t want to be judged for it. Craziness happens. I wrote this show on a bet. It started out silly but turned into something more.

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Where is home and what is it like?

I’m from Orlando. Its sunny and rainy..depending on the time of day and Florida’s mood.

Anything else you would like to say?

I’m working with an incredible cast and crew. This show would be nothing without them! Sylvia Viles and Josh Woodbury are so talented!