3 weeks. 10 plays. My first Fringe Festival.View More Spooky Queers, Reimagined Classics, Giant Misses: 2019 Fringe recap from an outsider
Revisiting Philly theater history through the eyes of one of its finest critics.View More Philadelphia theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 2: 2004
“I was thinking about what happens in domestic spaces that is often hidden from plain sight but could benefit from being brought into the open”View More Taking Care: Nell Bang-Jensen on Pig Iron’s new show
It is our job as artists to create environments for people to see things differently. Pig Iron did that.
Sketches by Chuck Schultz.View More A PERIOD OF ANIMATE EXISTENCE (Pig Iron): Creating an environment for thought
We celebrate PlayPenn with interviews of the major dramatists who have benefited from its programs.View More Widower and Beyond: Successful PlayPenn dramatist David Jacobi talks about the playwriting process
Collaborative performer Ben Grinberg sat down with Matt Purinton to talk about the EXPOSURE project and what he hopes to share with audiences.View More Devised Theater Meets Disability: Matt Purinton talks EXPOSURE
GENTLEMAN VOLUNTEERS displays charm, psychological interest, and fringe sentiment which planted the roots of Pig Iron’s experimentation.View More GENTLEMEN VOLUNTEERS (Pig Iron): Psychology, trickery, live foley, everything you want
This DOLL’s HOUSE is human and multifaceted, lighthearted and ironic, narrative with a dancer’s expression of character.View More A DOLL’S HOUSE (Jo Strømgren Kompani): 2015 Fringe review 9.1
Useful if you have a time machine. A full listing of events for the 1997 Fringe Festival.View More Blast from the Past: Schedule for the very first Philadelphia 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.View More Jumping Out Of Airplanes: Trey Lyford on theater, life, and DOLL’S HOUSE at the 2015 Fringe Festival
An absurd sci-fi epic with countless phallic symbols and absolutely no sense of “too much”. What more could you ask for?View More I PROMISED MYSELF TO LIVE FASTER (Pig Iron): 60-second review
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,View More How to Live Faster: Interview with Dito van Reigersberg of Pig Iron
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.View More PHINDIE’S OFFICIAL FRINGE BIKE TOUR: Experience Fringe in a way never before possible
Playwright Douglas Williams collaborated on a stand-out Fringe hit of 2013, Holly’s Dead Soldiers Doug shared five picks the 2014 Fest.View More Doug Williams’s 5 Fringe Picks: Festival fave reveals his not-to-miss shows
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.View More Interview with Charlotte Ford: The untenable career of a successful Philadelphia theater artist
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,View More THE FUTURE has arrived: Interview with Peter Gaffney, musical creator of BRAT’s latest production
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.View More Communitas Organizer: Interview with Ben Grinberg about his dance circus theater
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”.View More Is there money in theater? Where does it come from? Who gets it?
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.”View More THE WEST Comes to Town: Interview with Creator Alex Bechtel
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.View More TWELFTH NIGHT, or WHAT YOU WILL (Pig Iron/FringeArts): The 1602 equivalent of a holiday special