Arming GABLER: Prop designer Paul Kuhn talks about his work on HEDDA GABLER

Paul Kuhn is perhaps the finest designer in Philadelphia’s independent theater. He tells Phindie about his prop design for a site-specific production of Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER.


Is It Always About Sex? Director Kittson O’Neill on the sexual politics of THE ROVER

If you don’t think every play is about sex, you shouldn’t be making theater.


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.

Liz (Kate Czajkowski) and Charlie (Scott Greer) in Theatre Exile's THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. Photo credit: Paola Nogueras.

And the Winners Are… 2015 Barrymore Award winners

2015 Barrymore Awards recipients by award category


Directing the Barrymores: Steve Pacek on putting together the award ceremony

Excitement, surprising winners, and a brand new award: Barrymore director Steve Pacek tells us whats in store at this years ceremony.

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”.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph at a student meet and greet for Opera Philadelphia’s We Shall Not Be Moved (Photo credit: Philip Todd)

Opera Is Now Open: Opera Philadelphia Unveils its Plans for O17

Opera Philadelphia announces its new cutting-edge direction with a twelve-day urban opera festival that will debut in September 2017.

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Wine, Tapas, Flamenco! Pasión y Arte presents a contemporary take on a classic tablao

Pasión y Arte, an all-female flamenco dance company based in Philadelphia presents the first of a quarterly performance series.

Photo by Natalia Kabanow.

Chopin As He Was Meant To Be Heard: Without the piano

Frédéric François Chopin’s expressive and technically demanding piano concertos are among the finest in the classical music canon. So naturally, Polish actor Barbara Wysocka and director Michael Zadara (who make up the group…


Art Exhibit Celebrates Trisha Brown’s Creative Milieu

New exhibit focuses on the choreographic works and also the lesser-known drawings created by dance maker Trisha Brown.

Photo credit: George Platt Lynes Harlequin

Dancing around the glass closet, Part 2: Gay identities in dance

Part 2 of Lew Whittington’s series on gay identities in dance

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BEYOND 20, beyond boundaries: Complexions Contemporary Ballet kicks off its 21st season in Philadelphia

Desmond Richardson, cofounder of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, talks about the company as it starts its 21st season with three premieres in Philadelphia.

Sean Bradley, Krista Apple-Hodge, Brandon Pierce, and Clare O’Malley in METAMORPHOSES. Photo by Mark Garvin.

Diving into METAMORPHOSES: A watery stage takes shape at the Arden

A look at the building of the impressive set for the Arden production of METAMORPHOSES.

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Old Friends and Frequent Collaborators Get HOOKED! An interview with Tom Reing and Charlie DelMarcelle

Director Tom Reing and actor Charlie DelMarcelle talk about their childhood, their collaborations, and Inis Nua’s upcoming production of HOOKED!


A New 120 DAYS OF SODOM has Something for Everyone! (If everyone’s a fan of utter depravity)

Most books which were considered sexually scandalous at the time seem positively anodyne when read in the early 21st century. Marquis de Sade’s novels still make for discomforting reads.

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Photo by Kyle Cassidy.

HEDDA Gets Styled to Rock: Interview with designer Autumn Kietponglert

TV-famous fashion designer Autumn Kietponglert created a gorgeous mourning dress for an upcoming production of HEDDA GABLER.

Harry Smith (Photo credit: Xanthe Elbrick)

From the UK to Philadelphia to Broadway: An interview with actor Harry Smith

British-born actor Harry Smith talks about his background in the UK, his life and career in Philadelphia, and his upcoming debut on Broadway.


What Theater Can Do that TV Can’t

The success of TV is based on its ability to entertain. Theater must be its own medium. It must say new things, create new forms, eschew entertainment in order to challenge, and let audiences turn on their minds.

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.

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.