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The Lonely Heart of Darkness: Chris Davis on his ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW

Chris compares the Edinburgh and Philly Fringe festivals and shares his thoughts on waking up to the scent of Napalm.

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Sex Public and Private: Artist lovers bring STORY OF MY EYE to the Fringe

This 60-minute spectacle of trangressive theater sounds like a seriously good Fringe time. Zach Trebino and Jenni Messner tell more.

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Ionesco Anticipation: IRC’s Tina Brock on another buzz-worthy Fringe show, and her favorite chair

Tina Brock talks about Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s Fringe show Eugene Ionesco’s THE CHAIRS.

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Building Bridges with Love and Theater: Sarah Gafgen organizes a concert for victims of violence

Philadelphian actor, singer, and director produces a charity concert in support of three organizations that work diligently on overcoming violence.

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Spelling Bee: Interview with Chloe Sierka

Feeling altogether out-of-the-loop with regards to this mysterious sleeper gem and Avenue Theater Company I caught up with choreographer and assistant director Chloe Sierka

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Sailing into Success at GayFest! Interview with HARBOR playwright Chad Beguelin

Talking to the playwright for GayFest! 2016′s Mainstage production.

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Filling the World with Love and Theater: Interview with Harry Dietzler of Upper Darby Summer Stage

Summer Stage, one of the largest draws for young theater artists on the East coast: Interview with founding executive and artistic director Harry Dietzler

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There’s No Place Like Home: Revolutionary performances by Automatic Arts

The best showcase for new performing arts in Philadelphia gets Revolutionary with an evening of beer and performance at Cliveden

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NICE WORK on a Summer Stage

The Upper Darby Summer Stage just opened its 2016 season with an entertaining Gershwin farce.

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GIANTESS: Interview with Genne Murphy, successful PlayPenn dramatist

Our series of interviews with prominent PlayPenn playwrights continues…

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Know KING JOHN: Helen Mirren and other stars promote Philly production of little-known Shakespeare play

Revolution Shakespeare has put together a truly all-star line-up for its promotional video for KING JOHN, this year’s fall Shakespeare production in Hawthorne Park.

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Summer Club: Swinging on the Shore

This weekend, while the cheese-steak crowd is piling into Wildwood, sophisticated Philadelphians go on their annual pilgrimage to Cape May to experience the latest program of The Summer Club.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 5: Ten citywides, harassment, and which is cooler “black or gay”?

This week’s Philly’s Kinda Cool considers Melania Trump’s plagiarism, harassment, and whether it’s cooler to be black or gay.

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Development, Culture, and Community in the Forest of Arden: REV Theatre’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Columbus Square Park

REV invited us to chase characters through the Forest of Arden against a backdrop of South Philadelphia’s urban skyline.

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Un-Conventional Theater: Performances around the Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention comes to Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016, with all its trappings of political theater: Hillary inspiring the masses (?), Bernie joining her in a heart-warming display of…

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Comedic Self-flagellation and Rodent-skin Jackets: Interview with CHINCHILLA COATS creator Chris Davis

Chris takes his deranged soliloquy about a drunken, under-sexed, 34-year-old man-child to the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Flying with BOEING BOEING Captain Damon Bonetti: An interview with the Hedgerow director

Damon Bonetti returns to Hedgerow Theatre for another summer farce.

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A Trewly Awful Trip to the Desolat Interior of a Successful PlayPenn Dramatist: Interview with Ellen Struve

To celebrate this year’s conference, Phindie is running six interviews with prestigious playwrights who have benefited from their experiences with PlayPenn.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 4: The police, babies, local music and James Franco “getting in character”

On this week’s Philly’s Kinda Cool, we share stories of interactions between local people and the police. We also talk babies, James France “getting into character”, and whether it’s dangerous…