Interviews

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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.

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“Nobody cares what a playwright looks like”: GayFest! playwright F.J. Hartland talks MOTHER TONGUE and more (part 1)

FJ Hartland’s MOTHER TONGUE, about a different kind of love triangle, will be one of the highlight productions of this year’s GayFest!

David Leeper in AT THE FLASH. Photo by Sean Lambert

GayFest! Goes Beyond the Gay Archetype: Interview with Sean Chandler and David Leeper, co-authors of AT THE FLASH, part 1

Couple David Leeper and Sean Chandler created AT THE FLASH, the flagship production of GayFest! 2015.

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Hot Spontaneous Performers: FringeArts Interview with David Zambrano on SOUL PROJECT

Republished by kind permission from the FringeArts blog. “Since the beginning of my career as a choreographer, I have always selected a group of international individuals. I like the idea…

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Theater’s Second Sex: Caridad Svich on playwriting as a woman, as an act of political resistance, and for the first Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival

When Caridad Svich decided to be a playwright, she read every playwright in the public library. Only one of them was a woman. Svich talks to Phindie ahead of the PWTF.

Adriana (Marilyn McIntyre and Rudy Caporaso in REV's COMEDY OF ERRORS. Photo by Dave Kappler.

Home Run! Shakespeare at a Ball Park: Interview with Rosemary Hay and Rudy Caporaso of REV Theatre Company, part 2

REV Theatre Co brings THE COMEDY OF ERRORS to Columbus Square Park in South Philly.

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Building New Audiences for Classical Theater: Interview with Rosemary Hay and Rudy Caporaso, artistic co-directors of REV Theatre Company

REV Theatre Company presents Shakespeare and other classical works in innovative ways. We talk to their co-directors.

Fringe Festival The Extra People

Ant Hampton talks audience, space, and the experience of the extra ahead of Fringe Festival show, THE EXTRA PEOPLE

“It’s almost like this isn’t really a ‘show,’ more some kind of process.”… Ant Hampton talks THE EXTRA PEOPLE

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How to Get Accepted into PlayPenn: Interview with founder Paul Meshejian, Part 3

How do you get your play accepted to PlayPenn? Founder Paul Meshejian gives the low down to the selection process.

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PlayPenn, Theater, and “A comfortable place for misfits”: Interview with founder Paul Meshejian, Part 1

It’s unfashionable to suggest there’s such a thing as human nature, but we are “Homo narrans”—Man, the story teller. The theater will always be with us—as a sacred space.

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Many Goodly Creatures: Allen Radway talks THE TEMPEST, Simpatico, and fatherhood

Even a brief encounter with Allen Radway reveals the intelligence, sympathy, and generosity of spirit evident in his theatrical work. We talk to him ahead of his newest, CCTCs THE TEMPEST.

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What Do Indie Rock and Contemporary Ballet Have in Common? Musician Chris Kasper tells us ahead of his show with BalletX

Talented indie folk rocker Chris Kasper prepares for a show with Philly’s top contemporary ballet troupe, BalletX.

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Moonwalking on the Moon: Lindsay Smiling on Michael Jackson, Philly theater, and the inaugural production by Orbiter 3

This week marks a landmark in independent theater in Philadelphia: the inaugural production by Orbiter 3, a new producing playwrights collective. Over the next three years, the company will produce six…

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A Woman’s World: A conversation with Brenna Geffers, Lane Savadove, and Adrienne Mackey on bringing a new focus on women to Philadelphia theater

For the theme of its 2015–16 season, EgoPo Classic Theater has announced it will honor American female playwrights: Lillian Hellman, Clare Boothe Luce, and Sophie Treadwell.

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Hearing voices at 3 AM: Interview with POST HASTE playwright Frank E. Reilly

Frank E. Reilly’s latest play, POST HASTE, just finished its world premiere run at the Hedgerow Theatre. Henrik Eger interviewed the playwright about his works.