Emily R. Johnson

SeanLally, StephIozzia, JoeWozniak, and AdrienneHertler

NOTHING TO SEE HERE (Found Theater Company): Experience the chaos

At times, the play feels like a bad dream, at others like an epiphany; at times confusion seems the primary sensation clouding the experience.

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Protect the #SPINE

On today’s podcast, we get to know Claire Moyer, director of Inis Nua’s SPINE, discuss the issues that make up the piece, and talk about some of the first books that moved us.

Emily R. Johnson as Amy in Inis Nua’s SPINE (Photo credit: Katie Reing)

SPINE (Inis Nua): Beauty in the library stacks

Dramatizing the effects of public library closings doesn’t sound like the most engaging of topics, but playwright Clara Brennan weaves a beautiful story about the importance of seeing the people behind numbers and statistics.

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SPINE (Inis Nua): A funny and poignant paean to libraries

A funny, touching, and uplifting 70-minute solo show considers the vital importance of books, libraries, and a supportive community on human happiness and development.

Found Theater Company’s DEEP BLUE SLEEP (Photo credit: Harish Pathak)

DEEP BLUE SLEEP (Found Theater Company): Fringe Review 13

This year’s Fringe offering by one of Philadelphia’s most consistently impressive young collectives transports us through a maritime dreamscape of sailors and pirates, shipwrecks and skeletons, sea shanties and sea creatures, as two children drift into a fitful sleep filled with the imagery of bedtime stories and seafaring tales