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.


Long Live Ionesco Actors: Behind the scenes with the cast of IRC’s EXIT THE KING

Philadelphia’s favorite absurdist theater troupe, Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, is Fringing all Festival long with Eugene Ionesco’s EXIT THE KING. Henrik Eger talks to the six cast members about the characters…

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The International Philly Fringe: A welcome to 18 countries

Here’s the latest sampling of Fringe shows, performances, playwrights, and artists from around the world, now grown to 18 countries.


FULL 2015 Fringe Festival Calendar

Here is a comprehensive listing of all performances at the 2015 Fringe Festival by date and time.


Dance Remains: Choreographer Olive Prince on her anticipated Fringe show OF OUR REMNANTS

Olive Princes OF OUR REMNANTS is one of the premiere dance pieces of this years Fringe. She talks to Phindie about the literary inspiration and collaboration behind it.

1997 website for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Blast from the Past: Schedule for the very first Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Useful if you have a time machine. A full listing of events for the 1997 Fringe Festival.


Fringe Wayback Machine: Brain Shapiro revisits online predictions from 1995 in A FEW THOUSAND UPGRADES LATER

What did the future of the internet look like in 1995? This Fringe show takes a look.

Brett Mapp all dressed up to Fringe. Photo by Plate 3 Photography.

My Fringe: Veteran Festival-goer Brett Mapp shares his day by day Fringe schedule

Brett Mapp is seeing 30 Fringe shows in 20 days. Here’s where you can find him this Fringe.

Kacy Todd and Bastion Carboni star in SOMETIMES CALLIE AND JONAS DIE.

Texan Death Squad Comes To Philadelphia: Bastion Carboni arrives at the Fringe with SOMETIMES CALLIE AND JONAS DIE

Épater la bourgeoisie! That’s what they say in Texas, and that’s the sensibility Bastion Carboni says he isn’t bringing here with his smart-mouthed Fringe show SOMETIMES CALLIE AND JONAS DIE.


Mike Durkin’s 10 Fringetastic Fringe Picks!

With his Fringe pedigree, Mike Durkin is the ideal guy to ask for some Fringe recommendations. Here are his Top Ten Fringetastic picks.


Love’s Labour’s 1, Philadelphia Phillies 0: Shakespeare, the Fringe, and the Pope with Griffin Stanton-Ameisen

Griffin Stanton-Ameisen on LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, a FREE music-centered Shakespeare show running during and after the 2015 Fringe Festival


The Cost of Self-Producing in the Fringe

Breaking down the cost of producing in the Fringe. A survey with dance producers.

Bay Bryan. Photo by Artem Yatsunov.

Coming Out to Philadelphia: Fringe visitor Bay Bryan talks GROWING INTO MY BEARD

Bay Bryan talks about his queer at heart Fringe show and how Philadelphia is like Scotland.