The chairs formed a circle in the Philadelphia Live Arts Studio on Saturday afternoon, and when I walked in over a dozen people were introducing themselves: “I’m an independent theater artist.” “Social media junkie.” “I just tried to get some gas at a gas station and it took all my credit information and gave me… Read more »
Posts Tagged: 2012 Live Arts Festival
Julius Ferraro is a freelance writer in Philadelphia, a former Festival Guide intern, and regular blog contributor. We sent him to cover the opening night of Open Air. This is his story. My Thursday night started with a closeup view of the moon—craggy, cratered, with the arc of the earthʼs shadow slicing it out of… Read more »
Well, not quite. A few more stories are coming down the pipe, and please come back from time to time to check out what we’re up to. We’re hoping to have growing year-round blog content, as we move in that direction as a presenter. In the meantime, read our board chairman Richard Vague’s Inquirer column… Read more »
“Billy was the bully on our school bus, always waiting to bother any one of us,” says Philadelphia’s WMGK Debbi Calton. Her voice is gentle, but emphatic. “When walking down the aisle to your bus seat he’d jump ahead and step on your feet…while on his face there’d be smirking, snickering, snide.” Debbi’s spoken piece… Read more »
Music by the Mountain Goats, who are also awesome. Sadly, they’re not performing, but you can still catch Sequence 8 tonight and Saturday at 8:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm. At the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street, Center City. $20-$45 adults, $9-$23.50.
Mike Gerkovich makes zines and they are like roadside lookout areas: created in collaboration with members of the cultural arts program at the Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corporation (PDDC), each page makes you pull over, take a look, and wonder how each frame of vision marries the other to form one magnificent gorge you never knew… Read more »
Open Air kicks off tomorrow night with opening celebrations beginning at 7:30 pm. Then it runs every night through October 14, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Free!
Julius Ferraro is a freelance writer in Philadelphia, a former Festival Guide intern, and regular blog contributor. One of the 2012 Live Arts Festival highlights is Toshiki Okada and Pig Iron Theatreʼs Zero Cost House. The show is about, among other things, Kyohei Sakaguchi. Though Sakaguchi is relatively unheard-of in the United States, his Zero… Read more »
Ellen Freeman is a freelance writer and former Festival Blog intern who is based in Oregon. Remember the segment Adam Carolla used to do on the radio show Loveline called “Germany or Florida?” Oh, you had better things to do at 11:00 pm on weekdays than listen to ecstasy-addled sexually-active teens discuss their problems with… Read more »
Tonight! Sequence 8 from 7 Fingers opens at the Merriam! Will it amaze? Watch the preview, and you decide. Sequence 8 runs tonight, and September 20 through 23 at the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street, Center City. Times vary; $20-$45 adult tix, $9-23.50 for the kids, because like Wu-Tang, 7 Fingers is for the… Read more »
Because the press has failed to remark on the penetration of au naturel into this year’s Live Arts and Fringe shows (read my sarcasm, then read the Inquirer’s most recent article on the same), I’ve decided to introduce a resolving flavor to the chatty pot of “No clothes; oh no!” “Take it off!” “You want… Read more »
You may have noticed that we’ve been spreading our wings a bit, and wrapping them around visual and performance art more than ever before. At the 2012 Live Arts Festival, Los Angeles-based artist, Ashley Hunt, will perform Notes on the Emptying of a City for one evening only, September 11th at 7:00 pm (tomorrow!) at… Read more »
Spooky spooktacular! Not really. But after the jump, coverage of Fringe in cemeteries, my friend Cherri interviews Jumatatu Poe for KYW, some top picks from our media posse, and more. Rounding up the roundups again, here we go:
YES! After all the talk about baring all at this year’s Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, we’ve definitely made the big-time. I found out over the weekend that this humble blog was linked to by another blog titled “Batty for Nudity.” I have done my part to advance art in these United States. VICTORY!!!… Read more »
In addition to talking with rehearsal director Sarah Gladwin Camp earlier in the week, blog contributor Marina Kec also chatted up Le Grand Continental rehearsal assistants Jacelyn Biondo, Gabrielle Revlock, and Rhonda Moore about working with the motley crew of awesome people who will seize the Art Museum steps with dance one more time today,… Read more »