FringeArts

white-feminist

WHITE FEMINIST (Lee Minora): 2018 Fringe review

A no-holds-barred look at the ways in which white feminists, with the best of intentions, don’t always walk even their own talk.

BeholdHerDress_66 (1)

BEHOLD HER (Half Key Theatre Company): 2018 Fringe review

Publicity for the show focuses on the question, “What is beauty?,” but the show itself goes much deeper.

seancer_in_sketch _piano

Performance in Sketch: SÉANCERS (Jaamil Olawale Kosoko / FringeArts)

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko makes us feel comfortable before getting all Prince Purple Rain on us. It’s great.

team-sunshine-bienvenidos-blancos

2018 Theater Preview: FringeArts

The company that brings us the Philadelphia Fringe Festival keeps the Fringe coming all year long with presentations by inventive local and visiting artists.

Angela DiCarlo

Cabaret in Sketch: GET PEGGED (Bearded Ladies)

Sketches of the monthly cabaret show at La Peg.

hold still_helmets_bottlerack_costume_change

Theater in Sketch: HOLD STILL WHILE I FIGURE THIS OUT (FringeArts)

The three artists in Subcircle transform the FringeArts stage in a never-ending improvisation.

foodtruck

A PERIOD OF ANIMATE EXISTENCE (Pig Iron): Creating an environment for thought

It is our job as artists to create environments for people to see things differently. Pig Iron did that.

Sketches by Chuck Schultz.

FullSizeRender (12)

Fringe in Sketch: HOME (Geoff Sobelle)

Our personal space is our own

9B3B2AD0-A014-45EA-A46B-8867AE396761-220-00000006CFCBEE53_tmp
devantage

Opera Innovator: An Interview with David Devan ahead of the O17 Festival

Opera Philadelphia’s innovative general director previews the upcoming O17 Festival.

Thank_you_for_coming7

Dance in Sketch: Faye Driscoll’s THANK YOU FOR COMING: PLAY (FringeArts)

The narrative of the play dances around anxiety, narcissism, and companionship, and the cards let truth be told.

its-so-learning-berserker-residents

IT’S SO LEARNING is Even Berserker!

Republished by kind permission from FringeArts. Bradley Wrenn, co-founder of The Berserker Residents, talks about how the company is revamping their 2015 Fringe hit It’s So Learning to reflect our new, terrifying…

a-ride-on-the-irish-Cream-erin-markey-review

A RIDE ON THE IRISH CREAM (Erin Markey/ FringeArts): The mind does crazy, sexy, cool things with memories

In A RIDE ON THE IRISH CREAM the script and choreography embodied the textures and lyricism of the music.

IMG_2741

SANS EVERYTHING (FringeArts): Artificial Intelligence with Lightning Rod Special + Strange Attractor

Humanity creates its own godhead – AI – that longs to experience its creators through Shakespeare

annie-wilson-photo-jen-cleary
thehumorlessbastard5

Dance in Sketch: More from Annie Wilson’s AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD (FringeArts)

Events like AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD need to happen more often. It isn’t just dance; it is socially provocative artwork.

humrlessbastard4

Dance in Sketch: AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD

“Is this a dance performance or a social experiment?”

jean-terry-fringearts

JEAN & TERRY (FringeArts): A mystery of the heart

What exactly is the relationship between Jean and Terry?

jeanterry-3

Theater in Sketch: JEAN & TERRY

Philadelphia artist Melissa Krodman and long-time collaborator Kelly Bond enter the mind’s eye for an experimental new play.

jerome-bel-2

Dance in Sketch: Jérôme Bel (FringeArts)

Witnessing Jérôme Bel’s dance I captured the representation of a baroque drama, an existential dance, and light and sound personified.