Interviews

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Ben Grinberg (center) and EXILE 2588 collaborators (l-r Mark Wong, Nick Gillette, Ben, Lauren Johns, Nicole Burgio). Photo by Kate Raines.

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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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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Belonging and not wanting to: FringeArts interview with Reggie Wilson

Reggie Wilson spoke with FringeArts about finding inspiration for CITIZEN in the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston, his family history, and his travels as well as the evolution of the piece.

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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 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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GIANTESS: Interview with Genne Murphy, successful PlayPenn dramatist

Our series of interviews with prominent PlayPenn playwrights continues…

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Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 5: Ten citywides, harassment, and which is cooler “black or gay”?

This week’s Philly’s Kinda Cool considers Melania Trump’s plagiarism, harassment, and whether it’s cooler to be black or gay.

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Comedic Self-flagellation and Rodent-skin Jackets: Interview with CHINCHILLA COATS creator Chris Davis

Chris takes his deranged soliloquy about a drunken, under-sexed, 34-year-old man-child to the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Flying with BOEING BOEING Captain Damon Bonetti: An interview with the Hedgerow director

Damon Bonetti returns to Hedgerow Theatre for another summer farce.

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A Trewly Awful Trip to the Desolat Interior of a Successful PlayPenn Dramatist: Interview with Ellen Struve

To celebrate this year’s conference, Phindie is running six interviews with prestigious playwrights who have benefited from their experiences with PlayPenn.