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Your guide to Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival

Here’s everything you need to know about the musical smorgasbord that awaits.

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2016-2017 Phindie Critics’ Awards

Philadelphia theater writers choose their favorite plays of the last season.

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Fake It Till You Make It and Other Tips for Artists

You should listen to Lorenzo Buffa’s advice for artists—and buy one of his watches.

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24 Picks for the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

What to see at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

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Party in Sketch: Diner en Blanc Philadelphia 2017

The White Party is an annual event held in a secret location, and this year it was held at Franklin Square.

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2017 Barrymore nominees: In their own words

Phindie asked this year’s crop of Barrymore Award nominees about their experience of being nominated.

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From Philly to Edinburgh: Meeting up with Chris Davis at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

In his 4th year here at Edinburgh it looks like Chris has become quite a popular fixture.

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Murals, Facades, & Other Lies

Everyone knows the murals in Philadelphia suck balls, right?

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2017 Barrymore Awards nominations

On August 21, Theatre Philadelphia announced nominees for the 2017 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Established companies led the day.

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Yo Philly, No More Safe Bullshit

Excerpted from gchat conversations between Christopher Munden and John Rosenberg.

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Feed the Piranhas: A Poem by Sean Lynch

A poem about how art can address real issues.

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No Words for Arielle Pina’s NO INTRODUCTION or A White Viewer’s Guide to Reacting to NO INTRODUCTION

Arielle Pina doesn’t have words for it. She can talk about colorism , but there’s not a way to neatly explain how it has affected her.

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Opera Innovator: An Interview with David Devan ahead of the O17 Festival

Opera Philadelphia’s innovative general director previews the upcoming O17 Festival.

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A Woman Who Dares: Interview with KC MacMillan

KC MacMillan talks about making the transition from freelance artist to administrative director, what she envisions for the next phase of her career, and what advice she has for young women who aspire to direct in Philadelphia

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Theater in Sketch: CORIOLANUS (Shakespeare in Clark Park)

The audience gather together on two adjacent hill sides and in the middle is a stretch of grass,

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Explaining those billion nights: Interview with Thaddeus Phillips

Republished by kind permission from the FringeArts blog. “A Billion Nights on Earth is at the same time an adult work for kids and a kids work for adults—or in…

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Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival Returns August 2–6, 2017

From a fledgling weekend-long event, Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival (PWTF) has become an established part of the city’s theater calendar.