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PAC Presents THE CAPTIVE: FringeArts Interview with Dan Hodge

Philadelphia Artists Collective has produced some of the finest works of the last few Fringe Festivals. Director Dan Hodge tells us about this year’s offering.

2014/15 Critics’ Awards: The best in Philadelphia theater

Local theater writers vote for their favorites in twelve categories!

Fringe Preview: THE LIGHT PRINCESS (Tony Lawton with Ugly Stepsister)

The creators/performers of THE LIGHT PRINCESS discuss the development of their adaptation of the 19th-century Scottish fairytale before its workshop production in the Fringe.

1 Actor, 1 Audience Member, 64 Shows, 10 Billion Possibilities: Sam Henderson’s 100 takes over the Fringe Festival

Sam Henderson is keeping the location and the subject of his Fringe show secret. In this interview, Phindie tries to squeeze out a little more information.

Bill Egan, Andrew Dean Laino, and Peggy Smith in MOTHER TONGUE at GayFest! 2015. Photo by John Donges.

The limits of forgiveness: Interview with FROM WHITE PLAINS playwright Michael Perlman

Successful young director-playwright Michael Perlman talks to Phindie ahead of his new play in GayFest! 2015.

#DigitalFringe: The Fringe Festival gets digital

The 2015 Fringe Festival introduces a new component, Digital Fringe, an online platform where artists working in digital media can share their work.

GayFest! 2015: Preview and schedule

GayFest! shows feature gay characters, but they are no more “gay plays” than plays featuring straight characters are “straight plays”.

“Nobody cares what a playwright looks like”: GayFest! playwright F.J. Hartland talks MOTHER TONGUE and more (part 1)

FJ Hartland’s MOTHER TONGUE, about a different kind of love triangle, will be one of the highlight productions of this year’s GayFest!

How to Fringe? On a Bike.

It’s more dope than Lance Armstrong. And ballsier too. The Phindie Fringe Bike Tour is the best way to enjoy the 2015 Fringe Festival.

GayFest! Goes Beyond the Gay Archetype: Interview with Sean Chandler and David Leeper, co-authors of AT THE FLASH, part 1

Couple David Leeper and Sean Chandler created AT THE FLASH, the flagship production of GayFest! 2015.

Hot Spontaneous Performers: FringeArts Interview with David Zambrano on SOUL PROJECT

Republished by kind permission from the FringeArts blog. “Since the beginning of my career as a choreographer, I have always selected a group of international individuals. I like the idea…

Shhhhh! C’mere. Have you heard about the Night Market?

“There are so few secrets left in life, I wanted to make something where you can’t put it in a search bar and get it.”

Theater’s Second Sex: Caridad Svich on playwriting as a woman, as an act of political resistance, and for the first Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival

When Caridad Svich decided to be a playwright, she read every playwright in the public library. Only one of them was a woman. Svich talks to Phindie ahead of the PWTF.

Adriana (Marilyn McIntyre and Rudy Caporaso in REV's COMEDY OF ERRORS. Photo by Dave Kappler.

Home Run! Shakespeare at a Ball Park: Interview with Rosemary Hay and Rudy Caporaso of REV Theatre Company, part 2

REV Theatre Co brings THE COMEDY OF ERRORS to Columbus Square Park in South Philly.

Building New Audiences for Classical Theater: Interview with Rosemary Hay and Rudy Caporaso, artistic co-directors of REV Theatre Company

REV Theatre Company presents Shakespeare and other classical works in innovative ways. We talk to their co-directors.

Philly, WTF? Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival takes on under-representation in theater

We’re asking, Philly, WTF? It’s 2015 and we are still underrepresented on stage, backstage, and in positions of leadership.

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The City That Penn Built

William Penn’s original 1682 map of Philadelphia is still visible in the city’s layout and its five public squares. A not-boring look at Philly past and present.

Fringe Festival The Extra People

Ant Hampton talks audience, space, and the experience of the extra ahead of Fringe Festival show, THE EXTRA PEOPLE

“It’s almost like this isn’t really a ‘show,’ more some kind of process.”… Ant Hampton talks THE EXTRA PEOPLE