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I Just Wanted To Be Happy: SUICIDE STORIES, a Fringe preview

How would you feel if your entire life was summed up by a single number? A suicide statistic.

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Even Talking about Suicide Is Difficult: Nine playwrights on collaborative playwriting with Elephant Room Productions

The subject of suicide is so taboo that few playwrights tackle the topic, and even fewer theater companies present a whole evening of plays about suicide.

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WHITE: James Ijames on PlayPenn and Playwriting

James talked to Phindie about the genesis of WHITE and its development at PlayPenn, a Philadelphia-based organization for the development of new plays.

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Playwrights Under Pressure: Part 2 of interview with OSLO playwright J.T. Rogers

“The American theater is chock full of inward looking plays that fester over small, personal family dramas”

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Shelley Butler and Patrick Ross at PlayPenn. Photo by John Flak.

Beyond PlayPenn: Former conference interns come into their own, part 3

Former PlayPenn interns come into their own as theater professionals.

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Under the wing of America’s most promising playwrights: PlayPenn interns speak, part 2

PlayPenn interns describe what its like to work with top playwrights.

Interns at the 2015 PlayPenn Conference. Photo by John Flak.

Interning PlayPenn, part 1: What theater students do behind the scenes of the playwriting conference

We hear from PlayPenn interns about the daily goings on of the conference.

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Welsh Christmas in Philadelphia: Interview with the cast of Walnut Street Theatre’s A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES: Interview with Aaron Cromie, Scott Greer, Maggie Lakes, Matthew Mastronardi, and Amanda Jill Robinson

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“Lauren Feldman is a goddess”: 10 Philadelphia playwrights describe a beloved PlayPenn teacher

Lauren Feldman’s 7-week course for Philadelphia area playwrights had such a profound impact on those she taught.

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Six Questions for Six Directors: John O’Hara’s 12 CHAIRS gets a revamped production

Female-centric theater group ReVamp Collective presents 12 CHAIRS.

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Gaslighting Done Right: Interview with the cast of Hedgerow Theatre’s reinvented ANGEL STREET

Considering a trimmed, contemporized, and feminized version of a classic British drama

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Talking EMPEROR JONES: Interview with the director and cast of O’Neill’s tragedy at the South Camden Theatre Company

Eugene O’Neill’s THE EMPEROR JONES kicks off the South Camden Theatre Company’s Fall season

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Leading the Blind: Interview with the director and cast of Irish Heritage Theatre’s MOLLY SWEENEY

We presented five questions to IRT’s Peggy Mecham, the director, and the three cast members: Kirsten Quinn as Molly Sweeney, the blind woman; Ethan Lipkin as the husband; and Michael P. Toner as the physician.

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A Little Bird Who Fucks Everything Up: Interview with Haygen Brice Walker, the new enfant terrible of Philadelphia

Henrik Eger talks to Fringe playwright Haygen Brice Walker of BIRDIE’S PIT STOP (AND THE TRIBE OF QUEERS WHO FUCKED EVERYTHING UP).

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“Casting call” for the chairs in Ionesco’s THE CHAIRS: Interview with IRC artistic director Tina Brock

The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium brings Eugene Ionesco’s hilarious, controversial, absurdist classic THE CHAIRS to the 2016 Fringe Festival. We talk to director Tina Brock about the show.

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Black Theater and How It Can Heal A Community: An historic town hall meeting in Philadelphia

Black theater speaks to the souls and cells of Black folk, and it is within this space that healing may occur.