Interviews

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Take It to the Bank: Jack Tamburri on Fringe, non-profits, and theater

Ferdinand creator and producer talks about his Fringe show NOT FOR PROFIT and the art of creating art in the non-profit world.

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Dance Remains: Choreographer Olive Prince on her anticipated Fringe show OF OUR REMNANTS

Olive Princes OF OUR REMNANTS is one of the premiere dance pieces of this years Fringe. She talks to Phindie about the literary inspiration and collaboration behind it.

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Fringe Wayback Machine: Brain Shapiro revisits online predictions from 1995 in A FEW THOUSAND UPGRADES LATER

What did the future of the internet look like in 1995? This Fringe show takes a look.

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Texan Death Squad Comes To Philadelphia: Bastion Carboni arrives at the Fringe with SOMETIMES CALLIE AND JONAS DIE

Épater la bourgeoisie! That’s what they say in Texas, and that’s the sensibility Bastion Carboni says he isn’t bringing here with his smart-mouthed Fringe show SOMETIMES CALLIE AND JONAS DIE.

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Love’s Labour’s 1, Philadelphia Phillies 0: Shakespeare, the Fringe, and the Pope with Griffin Stanton-Ameisen

Griffin Stanton-Ameisen on LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, a FREE music-centered Shakespeare show running during and after the 2015 Fringe Festival

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Coming Out to Philadelphia: Fringe visitor Bay Bryan talks GROWING INTO MY BEARD

Bay Bryan talks about his queer at heart Fringe show and how Philadelphia is like Scotland.

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Capable of Truthiness: Jessica Creane gets honest about CAPACITY FOR VERACITY

Lies, damned lies, and theater: that’s what they say. Maybe. Jessica Creane is one Fringe creator/performer with a large CAPACITY FOR VERACITY.

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Art, History, Love: Hannah Van Sciver and FIFTY DAYS AT ILIAM

With last year’s Fringe hit Marbles and her recent SoLow show Bicycle Face, Hannah Van Sciver has been building a reputation as a “smart, funny, and provocative” local playwright. This…

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Skin Deep: Jeanine McCain talks UNDER HER SKIN

Jeanine McCain talks about her inventive dance show in the 2015 Fringe Festival.

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I’m The Hero? This Fringe, Daniel Park says YOU ARE THE HERO

Daniel Park is a happy guy, and he’d like to make you happy too. First, he’ll give you a Sturburst, then he’ll invite you to unwrap it with him, then…

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Disarming Discourse: Arielle Pina talks race and the body in her Fringe show UNARMED

America has embarked on a complicated discussion about race and policing. How can a Fringe show contribute to this conversation?

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Shakespeare’s Darkest Play, Literally: TILL BIRNAM WOOD… returns to the Fringe

Director John Schultz talks about his immersive staging of Shakespeare’s Macbeth: to a blindfolded audience.

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Nowhere Woman: Femme fatale Emilie Krause on 901 NOWHERE STREET

Emilie Krause talks about her Fringe play, her work as an actor and devisor, and how she’s probably not a real-ife femme fatale.

​Dwayne Thomas as Iago and LaNeshe Miller-White as his wife Emilia. Photo by Tieshka Smith.

An ALL-Black OTHELLO: Director Ozzie Jones talks about his “gloriously liberating” casting for Theatre in the X, part 2

In part two of our interview with Ozzie Jones, the director talks about his decision to cast an ALL-black OTHELLO.

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Bringing OTHELLO to the Hood: Interview with director Ozzie Jones, part 1

Henrik Eger speaks to director Ozzie Jones about Theatre in the X and presenting Shakespeare in an area some call “the hood”.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.