Interviews

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The Mechanical Theater Discusses its New Site-Specific Take on ROMEO AND JULIET

The cast, director, and artistic director of Mechanical’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s classic give a sneak peek at their original site-specific adaptation.

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Ireland Rising: Irish Heritage Theatre actors respond to THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS

Nine Irish Heritage Theatre actors talk about the Irish roots of Sean O’Casey’s THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS.

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Devised Theater Meets Disability: Matt Purinton talks EXPOSURE

Collaborative performer Ben Grinberg sat down with Matt Purinton to talk about the EXPOSURE project and what he hopes to share with audiences.

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We don’t study history, we just keep reenacting it: a conversation with Jenn Kidwell

Jenn Kidwell talks history and roleplaying ahead of the relaunch of UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME at FringeArts.

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Set the Controls for the Heart of the Moon Jellies: Interview with a Philadelphia psychedelic band

Phindie’s recent review of a concert by Philadelphia psychedelic band The Moon Jellies attracted many readers, so we decided to follow it up by interviewing the band members.

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[podcast] Jen Childs on I WILL NOT GO GENTLY

Today’s podcast features artistic director, writer, and performer Jen Childs. We talk about the latest 1812 offering, I Will Not Go Gently where a stellar team of creatives breathe life into the faded career of “Sierra Mist”.

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Working with the First National Congress in 1776: Interview with director-choreographer Jennie Eisenhower, part 2

In this, the second of a two-part interview, we talk to Eisenhower about the history behind 1776: The Musical

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1776 And All That: Interview with director-choreographer Jennie Eisenhower

In this, the first of a two-part interview, we talk to Eisenhower about her background and work on the production.

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Not Going Gently: 1812 rocks with an album and a play

Harriet Power sits on a stool at a lightly stocked semi-circle bar in the corner of a spacious music room a block from the Ninth Street Market. She’s watching as…

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A Monstrous Creation: Whit MacLaughlin on NPL’s O MONSTERS First Draft

Artistic director Whit MacLaughlin describes the inspiration behind the O MONSTERS First Draft.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Chris, Bruce, and Doug: Interview with three playwrights restaging a Fringe favorite

We talk to Chris Davis, Bruce Walsh, and Doug Williams ahead of their relaunch of HOLLY’S DEAD SOLDIERS.

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Good Maneries: interview with choreographer Luis Garay

Colombian choreographer and director Luis Garay brings Maneries, performed by (and created for) the fiercely captivating dancer Florencia Vecino, to FringeArts April 14-16, 2016

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Putting the fight in DOGFIGHT: Interview with JP Dunphy, multitalented actor, singer, and dancer

Part two of our interview with JP Dunphy details his preparations as an actor for a wide range of demanding roles

Kyle Segarra as Bernstein, JP Dunphy as rough Tattoo Artist in DOGFIGHT. Photo by Maura McConnell.
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Agitate This! Bastion Carboni (aka Pilar Salt) on a new showcase melding theater and burlesque

A theater artist is bringing “a new kind of showcase to the Gayborhood”.

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Revolution Shakespeare: Interview with Rev Shakes director Griffin Stanton-Ameisen

On today’s podcast, we touch base with Griffin Stanton-Ameisen, artistic director of Revolution Shakespeare.

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Getting to know you: Interview with Gabrielle Revlock

The choreographer talks about SHOW NO SHOW, a lively and intimate portrait of two people getting to know each other for the first time.

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It’s Family Friendly But It Still Has Hot Cowboys: Quince director Rich Rubin on RODEO by Philip Dawkins

Quince artistic director Rich Rubin about his company, its latest production, and the unique challenges of staging a family show.

(From left to right) Heather Owens, Lu Bevins, Eli Bevins and Kevin Carpenter, receiving the Jury Award for My Dear Arthur.

Two Tickets to Cannes: Twin Philly filmmakers Eli and Lu Bevins talk about their France-bound short

An absence of opportunity is a window for growth: Interview with filmmakers Eli and Lu Bevins

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Tennessee Williams in Space? Caitlin Weigel talks about writing a play she doesn’t call a play

When does a sketch become a play? How you know when something is funny? Caitlin Weigel might know.