3 weeks. 10 plays. My first Fringe Festival.
Pig Iron Theatre Company
Revisiting Philly theater history through the eyes of one of its finest critics.
It is our job as artists to create environments for people to see things differently. Pig Iron did that.
Sketches by Chuck Schultz.
We celebrate PlayPenn with interviews of the major dramatists who have benefited from its programs.
Collaborative performer Ben Grinberg sat down with Matt Purinton to talk about the EXPOSURE project and what he hopes to share with audiences.
GENTLEMAN VOLUNTEERS displays charm, psychological interest, and fringe sentiment which planted the roots of Pig Iron’s experimentation.
This DOLL’s HOUSE is human and multifaceted, lighthearted and ironic, narrative with a dancer’s expression of character.
Useful if you have a time machine. A full listing of events for the 1997 Fringe Festival.
Jumping Out Of Airplanes: Trey Lyford on theater, life, and DOLL’S HOUSE at the 2015 Fringe Festival
This fall, Lyford takes a break from his typical role as a contemporary clown and returns to Fringe Festival in Jo Strømgren’s recreation of Henrik Ibsen’s famous play, A Doll’s House.
An absurd sci-fi epic with countless phallic symbols and absolutely no sense of “too much”. What more could you ask for?
Pig Iron’s latest wild theatrical creation opens this week at FringeArts. I Promised Myself to Live Faster is an absurdist sci-fi epic and wild allegory about gayness in 2015,
Wanna experience the best of Fringe, but don’t know how? Overwhelmed by the offerings of the Guide? Fearful to take your first taste of Philly’s oldest and largest performance festival and somehow get it wrong? Or else just don’t want to do it alone?
Join Phindie for a one-day Fringe immersion, led by Julius Ferraro—Phindie.com theater editor, journalist, playwright, performer, and veteran fringehopper.
Playwright Douglas Williams collaborated on a stand-out Fringe hit of 2013, Holly’s Dead Soldiers Doug shared five picks the 2014 Fest.
Philadelphia’s theater scene is better than ever—haven’t you heard? But so few of its practitioners can eke out a living wage from it. This interview Charlotte Ford takes a serious look at how poor the health of the theater industry is in this city.
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,
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.
Phindie looks at tax returns for local theaters to see how much they brought in from what sources. We also look at who the best paid employee was for each “non-profit”.
THE WEST is ensemble-devised musical theater, described as “an absurdist western music hall drama about the gun that killed Billy The Kid, the gun that didn’t, and truth and fiction in history, human relationships, and our day-to-day lives.”
TWELFTH NIGHT being the 1602 equivalent of a holiday special, there’s no shortage of booze-riddled merriment in Pig Iron’s revival from the 2011 Fringe Festival.
David Patrick Stearns writes yet another petulant review, this time of Pig Iron’s TWELFTH NIGHT. If he whines enough that he isn’t entertained at theater and doesn’t get it, will…