More great reading on Howlround! This time an interview between playwright A. Rey Pamatmat and Christopher Oscar Pena. Pamatmat humorously recounts his frustrations with writing plays with Filipino characters and then being asked why the characters are Filipino to which he responds, “Why are you white?” Though his first question to Oscar Pena is why… Read more »
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Here’s 6 suggestions about what to see this weekend. There are more than 6 worthy possibilities, but we were too lazy to find them. The Gambling Room opens this weekend at the Papermill Theater, 2825 Ormes Street (in Kensington). Starring Dan Tobin, Calvin Atkinson, and Sebastian Cummings. Written and directed by John Rosenberg. May 18th through… Read more »
So everyone and their mothers have probably seen this music video of Space Oddity (by David Bowie) made by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and his International Space Station friends, and posted it to Facebook. As I understand it, he actually recorded the guitar and vocals in space, and they lay down some extra tracks on… Read more »
Jumpstart, a showcase that identifies new and emerging talent, rocked the Painted Bride on Monday and Tuesday nights. We at FringeArts Blog had the pleasure of interviewing each of the lead artists who created and are performing short works. Here’s a quick run down of the artists and shows with some choice quotes and links… Read more »
Nick Stuccio, president and producing director of FringeArts, surveying the good work. A view from a bridge.
“I discovered a radical potential in circus arts to challenge our assumptions about relationships, gender, and what bodies can do.” Tangle Movement Arts has been creating a distinctive brand of circus-dance-theater for the past few years now, and from May 16 to 18, they will be taking over The Sanctuary at the Rotunda with their… Read more »
On May 13 and 14, FringeArts presents our second annual Jumpstart, a showcase designed to identify new and emerging talent in the field of live performance. 2013 will feature six artists/companies performing short works, and we here at FringeArts Blog thought we’d catch up with them. Chelsea Murphy and Magda San Millan will be performing… Read more »
The good folks at HowlRound keep posting interesting stuff! Ben Gansky and Eric Powell Holm of The Wild Plan recently posted a second in a series of articles about their and other companys’ novel approaches with engaging audiences and alternate performance structure. What begins with the idea of bringing the performance to the audience (a mantra… Read more »
What a view from the front door of the new home of FringeArts. All we need to is get some of those bricks out of the way and we’re about ready to party!
What’s better than black market performing arts? Ben Grinberg and Mascher Space Co-op have put together their own performing arts showcase of performers and creators who were not chosen for the official Jumpstart here at FringeArts (Monday May 13 and Tuesday May 14 at 7pm at the Painted Bride). What a fantastic idea! As FringeArts… Read more »
Fishtown’s B. Someday Productions (www.bsomeday.org) announces a new initiative serving Navajo youth in New Mexico, starting this summer. Michelle Pauls, artistic director of B. Someday Productions, and Mary Ellen Gardner, a reading specialist, will bring two weeks of arts activities to Navajo children and youth in and around the area of Thoreau, New Mexico, the… Read more »
“These aren’t ideas irrelevant to your life.” FringeArts debuts the Proposition Tent, a free laboratory and social space of ideas on how to engage the existing world, this First Friday, May 3rd, open from 7pm to 10pm. It will all be happening within (and a little bit around) a big red tent stationed in a… Read more »
“If you think of a gesture as a word or of a dialogue as a movement phrase, the performance can open up new possibilities.” Here comes Marina! On May 13 and 14, FringeArts presents our second annual Jumpstart, a showcase designed to identify new and emerging talent in the field of live performance. 2013 will… Read more »
The Knight Foundation announced 43 winners of the third and final year of the foundation’s three-year arts challenge. And FringeArts is one of the winners! The award will help FringeArts “commission artist Mary Mattingly to ignite imaginations about a sustainable future by creating a large and visually stunning utopic floating structure called WetLand. A participatory art… Read more »