On August 14, 2018, Robyn Perkins participated in a dating show in front of a live audience. Her experience led her to question human morality and the social constructs of present-day dating, with a scientific twist. She is now at the Fringe with new show, Mating Selection, and spoke with The Fountain about the premise in more depth.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how excited are you?
I LOVE the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s my favourite time of year.
TF: Your show certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?
At least year’s Fringe I did a dating show in front of a live audience. The experience led me to explore the morality of dating in today’s world. It’s a true story about the experience, which is also anonymously interactive.
TF: And what drove the project, where do your influences lie?
Both last year’s and this year’s show use science to explain personal struggles, probably influenced by my past careers in biologist and a landscape architecture. I have a very research driven mind, which heavily plays into my style.
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?
My plan or the Fringe is to enjoy it and see as much as possible. It is my 7th year at the Fringe and the best advice I can give is to eat healthily, get rest and don’t burn out to early. BLUEBERRIES!
TF: And what are your future plans, beyond the Fringe?
Sleep. After that, my show Mating Selection will hopefully be touring in Australia, early 2020, which will be very exciting. Personally, I am off to visit my family for a bit in The States, and possibly cycling for a few days in Spain. And at some point, write another hour of stand-up.
You can see Robyn Perkins: Mating Selection at Underbelly Daisy from 31st July – 25th August at 5:50pm. For tickets, please visit www.edfringe.com