An Arizona Bestiary

  • January 26 - 28, 2024
  • Marbella Room - AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown

    151 East Broadway Boulevard
    Tucson, Arizona 85701
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over

A history of the monsters of Arizona! From the prehistoric beasts that roamed the Grand Canyon state, to the monsters of indigenous legend, to modern cryptozoology, learn the extensive and bizarre history of Arizona’s weird creatures! A one-man presentation, with jokes! And PowerPoint! Part of the “Reverend Matt’s Monster Science” series, which won “Best Solo Show” at the 2020 and 2021 Tucson Fringe Festivals.

Content Warning: 13+, Depictions or Discussions of Violence, Strong Political Content.

Artist Bio: Matthew Kessen is a writer, performer, producer, dramaturg, and flavored beverage enthusiast from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is best known for his solo comedy-lecture show, “Reverend Matt’s Monster Science,” which has appeared at numerous museums, libraries, conventions, bookstores, and theaters across the country, and which is a monthly livestream these days as well. He has a pet gecko called Linus.

Date & Time

Jan 26 - 28, 2024

Venue Details

Marbella Room - AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown

151 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85701 Marbella Room - AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown
Tucson Fringe Festival

The Tucson Fringe Festival is an unjuried, uncensored performing arts festival. Since 2011, following international fringe tenets, the festival provides artists with low-risk, low-cost opportunities to perform by using economies of scale to reduce venue rental costs and by taking only 20%, and sometimes 0%, of the artist’s earnings. Tucson Fringe also provides the Tucson arts community with avant-garde, non-traditional performing arts at low-cost ticket prices.

The festival does not curate or select the performances, maintaining an environment in which everyone and anyone can perform. This ensures that underrepresented artistic voices, such as people of color, the LGBT+ community, women, and other marginalized genders, are championed in our community.

The festival takes place in January every year across multiple venues in downtown Tucson. On average, every year the festival has 20+ shows with between 50-60 performances during the festival weekend.

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