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Tommy “Rev. Nuge” Nugent and Kurt Fitzpatrick toured the Canadian and American fringe festival circuits as solo performers for years and met at the Orlando Fringe in 2009.

Five years later, they teamed up and created and performed the live comedy “Bromance,” which debuted to sold out crowds in Fresno, CA, and was also performed in Cincinnati, London, New Orleans, and Indianapolis.

In 2016 Kurt took a class at NYU to develop a pilot script for a series loosely based on “Bromance.”  The script had a successful live reading at the London Fringe Festival that year.

In 2017 a 25-minute pilot was filmed in Fresno, Jersey City, and Detroit (where the show takes place), and additional scripts were written.  A year later, 2018, the pilot was shown as an Off-Rogue event during the Rogue Festival in Fresno when it was projected against the side of a house. This was followed by a live reading of an additional episode, which was warmly received.

With the pilot completed and scripts written for the season, we are now researching and learning what the next step will be to get a season of “Campus Martius” produced and seen.

What is Campus Martius?

Campus Martius is Latin for “Field of Mars” and is the name of a park in downtown Detroit, which was named after a publicly owned area of ancient Rome.   Having little to do with those meanings, the TV series is named “Campus Martius” because “Diff’rent Strokes” was already taken.

The TV series is loosely based on a fringe festival touring show created by and starring Tommy “Rev. Nuge” Nugent and Kurt Fitzpatrick.   It is currently intended to be an eight-episode season of 25-30 minute episodes, for cable or streaming.