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SHUTTLEFISH (Eva Steinmetz): In the middle of the lake

It feels like when I’ve rowed out to the middle of a lake alone on a cloudy-still day and suddenly I realize I’m in the middle of the lake.

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Hopefully This Will All Be Over Soon: A punk-theater election fantasia

Mixing punk and bouffon, this political satire offers a chance to laugh at the absurdity of this unusual election cycle and engage in the real issues of the November 8 election.

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Devised Theater Meets Disability: Matt Purinton talks EXPOSURE

Collaborative performer Ben Grinberg sat down with Matt Purinton to talk about the EXPOSURE project and what he hopes to share with audiences.

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Fringe in Sketch 4: SLAUGHTER/ETTE (Butter & Serve)

As part of Phindie’s coverage of the 2015 Fringe Festival, we are having artists sketch what they see at select Fringe shows. Here’s what Chuck Schultz saw at SLAUGHTER/ETTE. [Mascher Space Cooperative,…

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SLAUGHTER/ETTE (Butter & Serve): 2015 Fringe review 20

In this parody of The Bachelor, reality television contestants hope to score themselves an eligible bachelor by any means necessary.

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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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THE FUTURE has arrived: Interview with Peter Gaffney, musical creator of BRAT’s latest production

In ALWAYS COMING SOON: THE FUTURE, BRAT Productions takes another look at what the future holds, and the auguries are not pretty: Derelict clowns, aggressive barkers, and obscene control culture. But THE FUTURE is funny and fun: It’s another of the entertaining rock cabarets which the company has launched in recent years,

Ben Grinberg rehearsing COMMUNITAS at Penn Treaty Park. Photo credit Justin Rose

Communitas Organizer: Interview with Ben Grinberg about his dance circus theater

Together with collaborator Nick Gillette, Ben Grinberg founded Almanac Dance Circus Theatre to offer production of his unique brand of acrobatic theater. Almanac’s inaugural show, Communitas, launches this May 22-24 at Christ Church Neighborhood House. Phindie asked Ben a few questions about the show and his new company.