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Mike Durkin’s Annual Fringetastic Fringe Picks for the Fringe!

Clearly an expert on all things Fringe, the director of ANIMAL FARM TO TABLE shares his annual picks of shows flying under the radar or chosen based on their stellar guidebook art.

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Folk Artists in Space: Almanac’s Ben Grinberg on EXILE 2588

Hhere at Phindie, we’ve been long-time fans of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Philadelphia’s trailblazing contemporary acrobatics company, and their work seems to keep getting bigger and better. This Fringe brings , the…

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Barrymore Awards Nominations

Industry insiders vote on their favorite shows and artists in their community from the preceding theater season. The resulting awards recognize the best that Philly stages have to offer, and also musicals.

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Womanhood, Sexuality, Longing: Irina Varina on her Fringe show SPECULUM DIARIES

Irina Varina combines dances, theater, performance art, and compelling personal-fictitious narratives of womanhood, sexuality, and longing.

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Black Theater and How It Can Heal A Community: An historic town hall meeting in Philadelphia

Black theater speaks to the souls and cells of Black folk, and it is within this space that healing may occur.

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Young People Speaking Truth: A talk with Mantua Theater Project’s Nick Anselmo

Addressing the needs of the communities in West Philadelphia through self-esteem building experiences for youth in theater.

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Foreign Affair: Annielille Gavino-Kollman talks diversity and dance ahead of Fringe show FORE-IGN FORE-OUT

Annielille Gavino-Kollman’s piece focuses on the immigrant experience and includes a cast drawn from diverse cultural backgrounds, all of which influence the music and movement of the work.

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The Howl of the Under-Represented: Interview with WOLVES director Michael Osinski

Michael Osinski is a Philadelphia-based director, educator, and deviser (a person who works with a form of theater where the script originates not from a writer but a collaborative, improvisatory…

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The Ultimate Guide to Dance at the 2016 Fringe Festival

Dance takes center stage this year at the 20th Fringe Festival with 6 curated performances and over 27 Independent Fringe Fringe shows.

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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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Yoel “Samuel Beckett” Wulfhart on CAT-A-STROPHE

I’m sitting with playwright Samuel Beckett in a townhouse in Fishtown. I have a lot of questions, the first being how anybody can call themselves Samuel Beckett when the “real” Samuel Beckett died in 1989

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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