Fringe Festival

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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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Fishtown Fringe Preview #2: POPE UP

Part of a series of previews of shows in the Fishtown Fringe segment of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Deb Millers review of Brian Sanders' JUNK's American Standard was the most-read dance piece of 2015. Photo by Bill Hebert

Scratching The Surface: Scratch Night previews the 2015 Fringe Festival

Leading up to the Fringe a series of Scratch Night performances showed excerpts of self-produced work that will be presented at the festival.

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Skin Deep: Jeanine McCain talks UNDER HER SKIN

Jeanine McCain talks about her inventive dance show in the 2015 Fringe Festival.

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Disarming Discourse: Arielle Pina talks race and the body in her Fringe show UNARMED

America has embarked on a complicated discussion about race and policing. How can a Fringe show contribute to this conversation?

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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.

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Get your 2015 Fringe Guide at a Special Launch Party

Red 40 and DJ Jersey Dan give a taste of the Fringe Festival at the Guide Launch Party this First Friday.

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UNARMED: Realizing Race and Racism at Fringe Festival 2015

“Before we even get to move, the bodies just existing together in space is getting at American politics”

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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Enter the Fringe: the MOST and BEST coverage of the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival + some picks

Phindie is providing more Festival coverage than any other publication, and BETTER!

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Fringe preview: Full line-up of the late night cabaret

Sometimes, the best thing you’ll see in a Fringe Festival will be an unexpected delight at the FREE late night cabaret. (Last years highlight: Greg Giovanni’s impromptu story about his…

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FringeArts Progress Report: The latest on the High Pressure Fire Service Building of 1903

Since my initial tour of the new FringeArts headquarters in August 2012, the projected opening (originally set for the Spring of 2013, then for the 2013 Festival in September) has…

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[7.1] THE SOCIETY (Jo Strømgren Kompani): Fringe review

This outrageous frolic with a ridiculous premise begins in the meeting room of a quiet, conservative French coffee society. Everything is ordered and in its place. But when—horrors!—a used tea bag…

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[4] 4PLAY (Crack the Glass Theatre Company): Fringe review

Short plays by unknown playwrights, mixed performances by rarely seen actors, an upstart company that takes statement-making risks: this is what the Fringe is all about. Polly Rose Edelstein’s Crack…

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Fringe Preview 9: Center City Fringe

There’s still a cachet and a natural audience draw when a work is staged in the center of town, and that’s still where most of the theaters in town are…

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Fringe Interview with New Street Dance Group presenting ChORDED Motion

Published by The Dance Journal. Reprinted with kind permission. New Street Dance Group, led by co-directors Krista Armbruster and Shannon Dooling will present ChORDED Motion on Saturday, September 14 at the First…

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Fringe Preview 7: South Philly Fringe

It’s perhaps peculiar that there aren’t more established theater spaces in South Philadelphia (The Shubin and Theatre Exile’s new headquarters are lonely outposts). And in previous years, it might have…

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Fringe Interview: As Pretty Does by Keila Cordova Dances

Published by The Dance Journal. Reprinted by kind permission. On September 6 and 7, Keila Cordova Dances will present As Pretty Does at Temple’s Conwell Dance Theater, a journey of provoking movement and…

Griffin Stanton-Ameisen The Playdaters 2013 Philly Fringe Festival

Griffin Stanton-Ameisen: An interview with the actor/producer of THE PLAYDATERS about theater, relationships, and romcoms.

With credits at almost every independent theater company in town (PAC, EgoPo, Luna, Simpatico, Renegade, Quintessence, etc.), Griffin Stanton-Ameisen has built a reputation as one of the best young actors in…

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Michael Durkin: An interview with the creator of BATHTUB MOBY-DICK about, er, Moby-Dick and baths.

Call me Ishmael. As founding artistic director of The Renegade Company (therenegadecompany.org), Michael Durkin has provided Philadelphia audiences with a stream of engaging theatrical productions: Hamletmachine, The Amish Project, and Glass:…