Fringe Festival

The 2017 Philly Fringe Festival runs September 7-24, 2017. and Phindie is the place for coverage, with previews, interviews with artists, and reviews of more Fringe theater productions than any other publication.

Suicide-Stories-fringe-festival

Even Talking about Suicide Is Difficult: Nine playwrights on collaborative playwriting with Elephant Room Productions

The subject of suicide is so taboo that few playwrights tackle the topic, and even fewer theater companies present a whole evening of plays about suicide.

THESE TERRIBLE THINGS used a famous image of a child rescued from a concentration camp asked to draw "home".

24 Picks for the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

What to see at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

devantage

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

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

Leila-puppet-slam

Puppet slams, Faust, and Ghost Stories: Interview with Leila Ghaznavi

Leila Ghaznavi is working on THREE different shows this Fringe Festival.

FLwindow-silhouettes-4-cropped-2-1200x634

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…

phillys-kinda-cool-af-sebastian

Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 2.1: We back!

Would Sebastian would rather sleep with Hillary or Donald, what the hell his Fringe show was about, and what’s the worst way to cook an omelette?

1741-d4d323e737f1cf5bc6c2ecdff3e7c47d

DEATH IS A CABARET OL’ CHUM: A GRAVEYARD CABARET (REV Theatre Company): 2016 Fringe review 94

REV Theatre Company let loose a quirky combo of fright-night-meets-kickline-cabaret for this year’s Fringe.

14446117_10155426234469762_4220168537128461512_n

MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER CABARET (Martha Graham Cracker): 2016 Fringe review 93

Martha Graham Cracker brought the Fringe Festival to a close last Saturday with a marvelous set of compositions

philadenco-in-concert_philadenco

PHILADANCO IN CONCERT (Philadanco): 2016 Fringe review 92

This is a seasoned company that dances with maturity and intent.

convergence-dancespora-fringe-review

CONVERGENCE (DanceSpora): 2016 Fringe review 91

The Trenton-based dance company DanceSpora premiered two works at the Fringe Festival.

gennadi-novash_msu-dress-rehearsal_0157-1200x799

PORTRAIT OF MYSELF AS MY FATHER (nora chipaumire): 2016 Fringe review 90

How do you become a man? A black man? A black African man?

cargoagathepoupeney-225x300

LE CARGO (Faustin Linyekula) 2016 Fringe review 89

“I am simply here to dance,” says Faustin Linyekula.

lets-fuck-around-with-hamlet

Shakespeare Fringe Roundup: Misadventures among the classics

Toby Zinman gives bullet reviews of nine Shakespeare-ish shows in this year’s Fringe.

download

KING JOHN (Revolution Shakespeare): 2016 Fringe review 88

You won’t get many opportunities to see KING JOHN; you’re unlikely to see one as well-rendered as Revolution Shakespeare’s.

dsc06260-300x200

THE GAS HEART (Once More Theatre): 2016 Fringe review 87

Tristan Tzara called his play THE GAS HEART “the greatest three-act hoax of the century.”

scan-160923-0002

Fringe in Sketch: WROUGHTLAND

A land where fairy tales take a wicked turn, and the innocent and optimistic stories of happily-ever-after wrought into the harsh realities of life.

rhizomas-fringe-review

RHIZOMAS (Ryuzo Fukuhara): 2016 Fringe review 86

Improvisation is an enticing, yet dangerous, approach to performing.

fullsizerender-7

Fringe in Sketch: JULIUS CAESAR. SPARED PARTS

Italian director Romeo Castellucci re-envisions his groundbreaking 1997 production Giulio Cesare as a series of “fragments” rearranged and positioned against each other

Photo by Bill Hebert

WITH FLINT AND STEEL (duende): 2016 Fringe review 85

WITH FLINT AND STEEL, this year’s Fringe offering by experimental music and dance group duende, consists of seven separate pieces, each by a different choreographer.

Photo: Blue Chemical Photography

FORE-IGN/ FORE-OUT (Carbonell, Chisena, Gavino, McKenzie): 2016 Fringe review 84

Excerpted by kind permission from thINKingDANCE. In FORE-IGN/ FORE-OUT, four choreographers explore states of liminality—of how to be between things. In Matriz, Evalina Carbonell uses a stage-spanning black banner and fluid…