Fringe Festival

The 2018 Philly Fringe Festival runs September 6-23. and Phindie is the place for coverage, with previews, interviews with artists, and reviews of more Fringe theater productions than any other publication.

Mary Tuomanen as the Maid of Orleans in SAINT JOAN, BETRAYED. 2013 Philly Fringe Festival.

SAINT JOAN, BETRAYED, a preview: Really cool masks and puppety things

Aaron Cromie, one half of a double-act with Mary Tuomanen, describes with relish the process of creating their latest Fringe piece, Saint Joan, Betrayed. For Saint Joan, Betrayed, the two will…

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Fringe Preview 7: South Philly Fringe

It’s perhaps peculiar that there aren’t more established theater spaces in South Philadelphia (The Shubin and Theatre Exile’s new headquarters are lonely outposts). And in previous years, it might have…

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Fringe Preview: Recent Graduates Tackle the Fringe, Roots and Enormous PoCkEtZ

Published by The Dance Journal. Reprinted with kind permission. Between the paperwork, the deadlines and the fees, producing a show for the Fringe can intimidate even the most seasoned professionals. …

As Pretty Does Keila Cordova Dances Fringe

Fringe Interview: As Pretty Does by Keila Cordova Dances

Published by The Dance Journal. Reprinted by kind permission. On September 6 and 7, Keila Cordova Dances will present As Pretty Does at Temple’s Conwell Dance Theater, a journey of provoking movement and…

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Fringe Preview 6: North Liberties Fringe

For a while, Northern Liberties replaced Old City as a hub of the Fringe, with the headquarters of the former Live Arts and Philly Fringe, the festival box office, and…

Griffin Stanton-Ameisen The Playdaters 2013 Philly Fringe Festival

Griffin Stanton-Ameisen: An interview with the actor/producer of THE PLAYDATERS about theater, relationships, and romcoms.

With credits at almost every independent theater company in town (PAC, EgoPo, Luna, Simpatico, Renegade, Quintessence, etc.), Griffin Stanton-Ameisen has built a reputation as one of the best young actors in…

Michael Durkin, Bathtub Moby-Dick

Michael Durkin: An interview with the creator of BATHTUB MOBY-DICK about, er, Moby-Dick and baths.

Call me Ishmael. As founding artistic director of The Renegade Company (therenegadecompany.org), Michael Durkin has provided Philadelphia audiences with a stream of engaging theatrical productions: Hamletmachine, The Amish Project, and Glass:…

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Fringe Preview 5: Fishtown–Kensington Fringe

Philly’s fastest developing neighborhood (seriously, every time I go up there there’s some unrecognizable new Euro-chic housing units or hipster art galleries) is home to a number of dance studios…

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Liam Castellan: An interview with the director of TRAVELING LIGHT

Director/producer Liam Castellan of Liam’s Sofa Cushion Fortress is bringing London’s “Summer of Love” to the 2013 Fringe. His Philadelphia premiere production of Traveling Light, a contemporary piece by local playwright Lindsay Harris Friel about…

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Fringe Preview 4: Fairmount Fringe

Site specific work, supernatural happenings, and something for the kids: the area north of Center City is rich in Fringe offerings for the 2013 Festival. The fourth Phindie preview takes…

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Fringe Preview 3: West Philly Fringe

With ten venues hosting fifteen shows in seven different categories (Comedy+Improv, Dance, Music, Happenings, Film, Visual Art, and Theater), West Philadelphia really does have a mini Fringe Festival. Phindie’s third…

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Bruce Walsh: An interview with the playwright/chef serving up Capote, kegs, and eggs

Bruce Walsh—creator of last year’s Fringe home‐hit, Chomsky vs. Buckley, 1969—has sought out fellow playwrights, Chris Davis and Douglas Williams, to stage a collaborative work in their own homes. Awesomely,…

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Fringe Preview 2: Northwest Philly Fringe

The Fringe Festival has expanded greatly from its Old City roots, spreading from a compact neighborhood to all corners of the city and beyond. So to those who remember earlier…

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Fringe Preview 1: Suburban Fringe

The Fringe Festival has expanded greatly from its Old City roots, spreading from a compact neighborhood to all corners of the city and beyond. So to those who remember earlier…

Jess Conda in Eternal Glamnation

Shameless Plugs and Badass Shows: Jess Conda’s picks for the 2013 Fringe Festival

Phindie is gearing up its coverage of the 2013 Fringe Festival, with previews, interviews, and reviews featuring over 60 shows in theater and other performing arts. To kick off coverage,…

Naatya Seva’s Shringara Rasa

Fringe Preview: Naatya Seva’s Shringara Rasa

Published by The Dance Journal. Republished with kind permission. Although most folks equate classical Indian dance with Bollywood, local Bharathanaatyam dancer Anita Ranjani is working to set the record straight. …

Adjacent Spaces by Leah Stein Dance Company Fringe

Fringe Preview: Architectural dance alchemy, Adjacent Spaces by Leah Stein Dance Company

Published by The Dance Journal. Reprinted with kind permission. Leah Stein has had a very prolific year performing and choreographing with several projects overlapping, including the first revival of her…

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Nichole Canuso Dance Company Offers First Glimpse of Intimate, Experiential New Work During Fringe Festival

As part of the 2013 Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts, Nichole Canuso Dance Company (NCDC) invites audiences to preview The Garden: an experiential journey designed to illuminate the peculiar beauty…

Break/Drift/Resist, Tangle Movement Arts, fringe review

FringeArts announces self-produced Neighborhood Fringe dance performances for 2013 Festival

Published by The DANCE Journal, republished by kind permission. In addition to the festival’s annual selection of Presented Fringe performances by internationally renowned contemporary artists and stars of Philadelphia’s stages, this year’s…

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Deb Miller’s Top Picks for FringeArts 2013

HUSH NOW SWEET HIGH HEELS AND OAK by Brian Sanders’ JUNK (Photo credit: Steve Belkowitz) This year’s FringeArts Festival has a new name, but the same two categories as before….