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Inspecting the Circus Sideshow of Government: IRC director Tina Brock talks Gogol

In this two-part interview with Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium (IRC) director Tina Brock shares facts and her insights on Gogol’s The Government Inspector,

Kash Goins stars as Willy Loman in DEATH OF A SALESMAN. (Photo credit: Katie Balun)

Building a Diverse Audience for Theater: Interview with playwright/actor/director Kash Goins

How can theater attract people of all socio-economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds?

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Between the Bars: Playwright Kash Goins on V TO X and prison life

One of Philadelphia’s most talked about new playwrights, Kash Goins has developed a series of dramas about life in the black community that are attracting a lot of attention.

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Phindie Loses a Contributor: Remembering Allison Rickert, writer, editor, and mensch

Before she passed away at the age of just 24, Allison Rickert contributed several delightful articles to Phindie. Henrik Eger offers this personal tribute to a talented writer lost before her time.

Walt Vail conducting the Playwrights Project at Society Hill Playhouse, photo was probably taken by Paul S. Buck, late 1950s

Reflections on Playwriting: A personal interview with Walt Vail, one of Philadelphia’s most experienced playwrights

Part two of a multi-part interview with one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most prolific playwrights.

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Sixty Years of Philadelphia Theater: Interview with playwright Walt Vail

Tracing 60 years of theater history in Philadelphia through the eyes of one man.

Akeem Davis, Amanda Jensen, Rachel Brodeur, Laurel Grace Hostak and Javier Mojica. Photo by Christopher M. Colucci

Santa Colucci and His Merry Philadelphia Theater Elves: Behind the scenes of a holiday video

Interview with Christopher Colucci about the making of a holiday

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The Magic of Christmas!: Barbershop Quartet with famous Philly magicians at the Society Hill Playhouse

One real barber and four famous Philadelphia magicians who are going to surprise the audience on Saturday, December 19

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2016 is almost knocking at the gate: Interview with LAFFERTY’S WAKE playwright Susan Turlish

In this, the second of a two-part interview (read part one here), Henrik Eger talks to playwright Susan Turlish about her work.

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Our Man in Havana: Gerard Hooper takes Drexel film students to Cuba

Interview with a Drexel professor taking 10 students to study with Cuban filmmakers.

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“No Irish Wake is considered a success without one mighty, knockdown, knockout fight!”: Interview with LAFFERTY’S WAKE playwright Susan Turlish

Part one of the first-ever interview with Susan Turlish, playwright of Society Hill Playhouse’s smash hit LAFFERTY’S WAKE

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FULL OF GRACE, part 2: Oppressed Catholic voices on stage

More thoughts on the good, bad, and ugly presented in Scott Barrow and Robert Choiniere’s play about LGBT Catholics.

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From Assisi to Philadelphia: U.S. premiere of Italian cantata celebrating the extraordinary life of Hildegard von Bingen

Philadelphia is in for a musical treat: an Italian cantata based on original writings of Hildegard.

The Boyle matriarch, Kirsten Quinn as Juno, with Ethan Lipkin as her husband Captain Jack, and Kevin Rodden as son Johnny. Photo by ALEXIS MAYER AND ARMEN PANDOLA

Peggy and the PAYCOCK: Interview with Peggy Mecham of Irish Heritage Theatre

Henrik Eger interviews Peggy Mecham about JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, the second part of playwright Sean O’Casey’s “Dublin Trilogy”.

Troubled marriage with Andy Joos and Julia Wise in ALTAR CALL.

ALTAR CALL (Melissa McBain): “Theologically speaking, have you ever considered going to hell?”

ALTAR CALL begins and ends with hymns, not only setting the mood but, through carefully chosen songs, it sends out thought-provoking messages

Rene Goodwin as Sister Katherine Drexel.

The Pope, the Writer, and the Saint: Catholic theater for Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia

Audiences in town to see the Pope are treated to a play by a Philadelphia playwright about a Philadelphia saint.

Jenna Kuerzi, Robb Hutter, and Patricia Durante in EXIT THE KING.  (Photo credit: Johanna Austin)

When an actor cannot move, the director has to jump in: Tina Brock is the new KING in the sold-out final performances of Ionesco’s classic

Director Tina Brock shares her thoughts as she steps into the lead role for IRC’s final performances of EXIT THE KING

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THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT: A GRAVEYARD CABARET (REV Theatre): 2015 Fringe review 60

Charles Dickens comes undead at this haunting site-specific show.

The cast (Patricia Durante, Robb Hutter, Anna Lou Hearn, and Jenna Kuerzi) of IRC’s EXIT THE KING (Photo credit: Johanna Austin)

“Performing Ionesco is a sport”: Interview with EXIT THE KING director Tina Brock

Henrik Eger talks to director Tina Brock about this intriguing Fringe production.