THE SYRINGA TREE, Pamela Glen’s intimate story of the love between two families—one white, one black—in apartheid-era South Africa is usually presented as a one-woman show. Spanning four generations, the story is…
Asian Arts Initiative will present Chang(e) by Soomi Kim and Tree City Legends by Dennis Kim as part of the National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival.
Singers/songwriters/musicians Christine Havrilla and Gretchen Schultz are busier than ever this week with an upcoming show at the Tin Angel.
SmokeyScout Productions’ Nice and Fresh performing arts series is like a mini Fringe Festival each month
This fall sees Revolution Shakespeare’s first full production: a New Orleans-inspired MACBETH, from October 1-12.
Phindie is providing more Festival coverage than any other publication, and BETTER!
Part of an ongoing international tour, FringeArts’ 13-performance engagement of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit follows the playwright’s rules: A script waits in a sealed envelope. ach night, a different actor steps on stage and opens the envelope, reading the script aloud for the first—and last—time.
Two groundbreaking plays in the history of queer theater–Lillian Hellman’s THE CHILDREN’S HOUR and Mart Crowley’s THE BOYS IN THE BAND—will be presented in the format of staged readings over the next two weekends by Mauckingbird Theatre Company.
In this special Phindie feature, Holly’s Dead Soldiers alums Douglas Williams and Chris Davis talk about Chris’s new work and his recent trip to Scotland for the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe.
The Renegade Company presents a new work, The Hunchback of Notre Dame…A Mute Play, as its offering for the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
For the second year, Phindie asked local theater writers to vote on the best theatrical work produced in or near the city in the 2013/14 theater season.
Dance writer Lew Whittington gives 10 “moving” picks for the 2014 Fringe Festival
Plays and Players Theatre is host to x shows in this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival and the upstairs bar is a regular after-show spot for Fringe performers, so Daniel Student, artistic director of the resident theater company, has his finger on the festival pulse. Daniel told Phindie what he’s looking forward to this year, at P&P and beyond.
A backwoods exorcism by a snake-handling preacher, a community-building sleepover play about death, devised theater by dangerous women, and a gallery where live mannequins and their art intersect: we’re hoping the newly-birthed Fringe/Fringe Festival turns out to be as freaky and compelling as its play synopses promise.
In shooting YOU KNOW MY NAME: A DANIEL TALBOTT TRIO, I wanted to capture not only the unique world in which Talbott’s plays occur, but the very different worlds of these three short plays. A kitchen (Break My Face on Your Hand), a public bench (You Know My Name), and a bedroom (What Happened When) become joyous, sinister, hopeful, despairing, or reassuring places as the plays move along and flow into one another.
This Wednesday, Quince Productions continues an exciting GayFest! with the opening of Next Fall, playwright/actor Geoffrey Nauffts’ Tony Award-nominated play. Next Fall tackles big issues without big presumptions, approaching societal white…
Kyle Cassidy photographs Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company’s production of Tennessee Williams’s THE GLASS MENAGERIE, now onstage at the Off Broad Street Theatre.
“What’s really interesting to me is that in just a few years since “Standing on Ceremony” came out, some of the pieces are already ‘period pieces.’ There is, for instance, one piece about two women flying from California to Iowa because marriage is legal in Iowa but not California (it was while Proposition 8 was still making its way through the courts). And the two women are saying things like, ‘Can you believe we live in California and have to fly to Iowa to get married?’ Well that, of course, is no longer the case. So in a way it’s a primer on recent history and an indication of how quickly things change!”