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 »
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“Dualism has proved so popular because it feels right,” says “Mason Rosenthal,” played by Mason Rosenthal in Mining the Mine of the Mind for Minderals, a collaboration between Mason and Megan Mazarick that continues its run with two shows tonight and two more tomorrow, at 7:00 and 10:00 pm. Talking with Megan and Mason about… Read more »
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 »
If the plaudits from Philadelphia Weekly, Metro, and their amazing feature on the Knight Arts blog didn’t already compel you to check out Found Theater’s Electric Jungle, perhaps their trailer will. Man, it’s only noon on a Monday, and I am already ready to smoke some balloon with an alligator. Electric Jungle runs tonight at… Read more »
Prarthana Jayaram is a Philly-based writer and regular Festival Blog contributor. She talked to Rich Kirk, the chairman of the board for the Cavalry United Methodist Church. The West Philly church, located at 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue, hosts the Cavalry Center for Culture and Community, which in turn hosts Curio Theatre Company and Crossroads… Read more »
“I lost the best actress award to Lynn Redgrave, which is awesome!” says Madi Distefano, of her 2004 Barrymore Award nomination for Popsicle’s Departure, 1989. That show was also nominated for outstanding new play at that year’s Barrymores, but got even greater plaudits when it moved to the Edinburgh Fringe: best solo show. Madi, the… Read more »
“It’s not a converted space and it’s not a ghostly space, and yet there are benevolent ghosts present there; children have been playing there for over a hundred years. It’s full of wood and old-fashioned plain toys—nothing with bells and whistles.” When Seth Bauer, writer of this year’s Fringe work Seek and Hide, talks about… Read more »
The Irish Catholic upbringing in me shudders, but here it is: writing in from sketch comedy troupe The Waitstaff’s The Real Housewives of South Philly Play Match Game! is Jesus H. Christ, apparently sacrificing (I’m sorry.) his time to perform in this year’s Fringe, and to Vital Stat us. Thanks Jesus for this, and for…well,… Read more »
Meet Kelly Jennings and Karen Getz, veteran funny women and members of ComedySportz Philadelphia. For this year’s Fringe the two are dropping their pants (More nudity, score!) and hiking up their Victorian petticoats (Oh wait, no.) as Cecily and Gwendolyn, British women from the time of chamber pots and pots of tea, and they’re here… Read more »
Paint it, my friend, PAINT THE AMERICAN EAGLE! Reuben Wade talks Charles Darwin Dickens’ trip to America, and working it for the 2012 Philly Fringe, after the jump. Oh, did I mention that the show is free? Word is bond.
Today, Bobbi Block of Tongue & Groove ran from performing in Le Grand Continental at the Art Museum over to Rittenhouse for the first night of her group’s run at the Playground at the Adrienne. After the jump, this Philly Fringe vet—she’s produced or performed in a show at every Fringe—talks about what makes Tongue… Read more »
If you’ve ever been on South Broad Street in Center City, you know that the University of the Arts dominates those blocks. At the 2012 Philly Fringe, within their walls lies The Walls, which has its final performance tonight at 7:00 pm. After the jump, actress and UArts student Meaghan O’Hare lays out her vitals.
Wolf-suited Max, from Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, is sent to his bedroom for mischievous behavior; little does his mother know that the real mischief begins at a boy’s exile post. As the moon rises outside his window, so does Max’s threshold for indoor foliage: his nightstand becomes a bush, and trees grow… Read more »
Picked last, or not at all, for the nude kickball team (now being referred to as this year’s festival)? Then here’s your chance to flash your best smile, leg, or cheek for the camera: Vintage photographer and founder of Tsirkus Fotografika RA Friedman is holding The Big Nude Pinhole Shoot as part of this year’s Fringe…. Read more »