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Putting the Vulnerable Thing Out There: An interview with Chelsea & Magda

Female friendships, aggression, integrity, Lisa Frank, light-up sneakers, and more.

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The Mechanical Theater Discusses its New Site-Specific Take on ROMEO AND JULIET

The cast, director, and artistic director of Mechanical’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s classic give a sneak peek at their original site-specific adaptation.

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A Weird History: Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter and his peculiar museum

Within a staid building at 22nd and Ludlow lies one of the most peculiar and enthralling museums in the world.

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Ireland Rising: Irish Heritage Theatre actors respond to THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS

Nine Irish Heritage Theatre actors talk about the Irish roots of Sean O’Casey’s THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS.

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Devised Theater Meets Disability: Matt Purinton talks EXPOSURE

Collaborative performer Ben Grinberg sat down with Matt Purinton to talk about the EXPOSURE project and what he hopes to share with audiences.

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We don’t study history, we just keep reenacting it: a conversation with Jenn Kidwell

Jenn Kidwell talks history and roleplaying ahead of the relaunch of UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME at FringeArts.

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In Process: PhiladelphiaDANCE.org’s new residency program to have its first showing with Sam Tower + Ensemble

Sam Tower + Ensemble will show a selection of In Process material that has resulted from their residence at CHI Movement Art Center.

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Set the Controls for the Heart of the Moon Jellies: Interview with a Philadelphia psychedelic band

Phindie’s recent review of a concert by Philadelphia psychedelic band The Moon Jellies attracted many readers, so we decided to follow it up by interviewing the band members.

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Bodies in Translation: Week Two: Trust Fails

Trisha Brown Company dancer Neal Beasley details the experience of setting Brown’s work on PA Ballet dancers.

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Working with the First National Congress in 1776: Interview with director-choreographer Jennie Eisenhower, part 2

In this, the second of a two-part interview, we talk to Eisenhower about the history behind 1776: The Musical

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1776 And All That: Interview with director-choreographer Jennie Eisenhower

In this, the first of a two-part interview, we talk to Eisenhower about her background and work on the production.

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Summer Tailgating: A guide to upcoming new work for theater lovers, likers, and makers

A list of summer pre-season new work tailgating essentials to get us pumped for the 2016/16 theater season.

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Meet Me On South Street: Previewing the fourth annual SOUTH STREET SPRING FESTIVAL

The city’s largest block party returns to South Street on May 7, with a celebration of food, drink, music, and art.

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We Are All Chelsea Manning: Inis Nua actors on what THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING means to them

We asked the actors in this challenging production: Who is Bradley Manning to you?

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Not Going Gently: 1812 rocks with an album and a play

Harriet Power sits on a stool at a lightly stocked semi-circle bar in the corner of a spacious music room a block from the Ninth Street Market. She’s watching as…

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Bodies in Translation: Week one, beginning at the beginning

A dancer for Trisha Brown Company details the experience of setting Brown’s work on the Pennsylvania Ballet dancers.

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Rapid Oscillations Between the Sacred and the Profane: An interview with Bhob Rainey

We caught up with Bhob Rainey to learn more about his background and his work on O Monsters First Draft.

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A Monstrous Creation: Whit MacLaughlin on NPL’s O MONSTERS First Draft

Artistic director Whit MacLaughlin describes the inspiration behind the O MONSTERS First Draft.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Chris, Bruce, and Doug: Interview with three playwrights restaging a Fringe favorite

We talk to Chris Davis, Bruce Walsh, and Doug Williams ahead of their relaunch of HOLLY’S DEAD SOLDIERS.

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The Unprecedented Universe of O MONSTERS First Draft

New Paradise Laboratories’ O Monsters First Draft invites audiences to imagine the world separate from our human understanding of it.