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Dance in Sketch: AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD

“Is this a dance performance or a social experiment?”

Megan Farley with Sean Lynch (left) in a production of THE FAIRY QUEEN.

The Unemployed Young Actor, a case study

When Megan Farley was still studying theater at Rutgers University in Camden, she thought life as an actor was going to be easy after college.

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“Lauren Feldman is a goddess”: 10 Philadelphia playwrights describe a beloved PlayPenn teacher

Lauren Feldman’s 7-week course for Philadelphia area playwrights had such a profound impact on those she taught.

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Philadelphia DANCE Annual Holiday Dance Guide 2016

Philadelphia offers a whole host of Nutcracker productions and other productions that have become holiday traditions.

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Meeting the TWO WALKENS: Susanne Collins and Kevin Meehan on their new work

For their debut production, Susanne Collins and Kevin Meehan looked to one of the most iconic actors of contemporary cinema: Christopher Walken.

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Dance in Sketch: Koresh Artists’ Showcase November Series

Drawing dance is a challenge. It is difficult to capture gesture, for example, because it is always changing. Modern dance provides a new means to an abstracted form of story telling. Each performance left me with a different feeling: bizarre, savage, sweet and tender, sensual, and empowering.

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Six Questions for Six Directors: John O’Hara’s 12 CHAIRS gets a revamped production

Female-centric theater group ReVamp Collective presents 12 CHAIRS.

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A Philadelphian in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: Colby Lindeman returns to his hometown on a Broadway tour

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS’s touring cast includes Philly local Colby Q. Lindeman, a proud graduate of Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts

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Ready for the Next Flight: BalletX reprises SUNSET, o639 HOURS

Eri Yoneda interviews the lead dancers of BalletX’s popular contemporary full-length

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Dance in Sketch: Jérôme Bel (FringeArts)

Witnessing Jérôme Bel’s dance I captured the representation of a baroque drama, an existential dance, and light and sound personified.

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: Katherine Perry returns with SEX TALK election special

SEX TALK once again turns musical theater tropes into sing-song gropes that will touch you in places only your partner—or favorite presidential candidate—should

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Getting NOWHERE FAST: Sam Tower and BRAT team up for female-fronted rock ‘n’ roll dance theater

Jess Conda joins Sam Tower + Ensemble in an all badass female rock noir cabaret.

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Maboud Ebrahimzadeh as Bashir & Ian Merrill Peakes as Nick Bright. The Invisible Hand, Theatre Exile. Photo by Paola Nogueras.

And the winners are… 2016 Barrymore Awards

For the second year in a row, Theatre Exile led the pack with five Barrymore Awards for its production of The Invisible Hand

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Live Tweeting the Barrymores

Tonight is the ceremony for the annual Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater, and Phindie will be there, holding a cell phone and live tweeting about the gathering and the winners.

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Opera in Sketch: Giargiari Bel Canto Competition at the Academy of Vocal Arts

AVA students sing a single aria in competition with each other for prizes awarded by a professional panel of judges and by the audience themselves.

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Mexrrissey Does Morrissey: Interview with band member Ceci Bastida

Top players in the Mexico music scene joined forces to play Morrissey’s and The Smith’s greatest hits. They’re coming to the Kimmel Center October 29.

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Keen to Feed: Favorite tunes from Red 40 & the Last Groovement

Artists from Philly’s favorite clown-funk band pick favorite songs from their new album and the world of music

Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor in the 1958 film adaptation of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.

Kaepernick on a Hot Tin Roof? Did self-censorship constrain Tennessee Williams?

Six decades separate the Broadway debut of Tennessee Williams’ CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF in 1955 from Colin Kaepernick’s boycott of the National Anthem

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Gaslighting Done Right: Interview with the cast of Hedgerow Theatre’s reinvented ANGEL STREET

Considering a trimmed, contemporized, and feminized version of a classic British drama