Plays & Players
ALL THE DEAD BIDDLES (Underbite Theatre Company): Looks at life after death through lens of dark humor
Underbite Theatre Company handles a tough topic wiith searing insight and sensitivity.
Dives into the lives of Irish tenement dwellers at the time of the 1916 Easter Rising
A zany and relevant college production of Aristophanes’ rarely-produced ancient Greek comedy satirizes economic inequality and the random distribution of wealth.
GayFest! Reveals a Different Kind of “Love Triangle”: Interview with MOTHER TONGUE playwright F.J. Hartland, part 2
Part 2 of our interview with GayFest! playwright FJ Hartland.
“Nobody cares what a playwright looks like”: GayFest! playwright F.J. Hartland talks MOTHER TONGUE and more (part 1)
FJ Hartland’s MOTHER TONGUE, about a different kind of love triangle, will be one of the highlight productions of this year’s GayFest!
A “real” American isn’t just a white American: Jeanne Sakata and the Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi. Part 2 of the interview with the playwright of HOLD THESE TRUTHS (Plays & Players
Jeanne Sakata gives another interview on her moving play HOLD THESE TRUTHS, about Gordon Hirabayashi’s battle with the Supreme Cour to stop the injustices of Japanese American internment camps.
The lesser-known story of Gordon Hirabayashi, who ought to be publicly regarded as one of America’s outlying forces of justice, is told fearlessly by Makoto Hirano in Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS.
Being Howard Zinn: Interview with Bob Weick, who plays the historian in VOICES OF A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (Plays & Players)
Henrik Eger interviews Bob Weick, who is taking on the role of the brilliant, if much maligned Howard Zinn in VOICES OF A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
“This production gives me the chills”: Interview with John Doyle, director of VOICES OF A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (Plays & Players)
Henrik Eger interviews John Doyle about Howard Zinn, history, and theater.
Any house is a DREAM HOUSE with some imagination: Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth and Plays & Players prepare a Rainy Day Play
A product of the Philadelphia Local Artists for Youthprogram, DREAM HOUSE is is designed to unleash the creativity of audiences young and old alike.
Plays and Players Theatre is host to x shows in this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival and the upstairs bar is a regular after-show spot for Fringe performers, so Daniel Student, artistic director of the resident theater company, has his finger on the festival pulse. Daniel told Phindie what he’s looking forward to this year, at P&P and beyond.
SoLow is about play.
There are some plays in it.
There are some . . . things . . . in it which are not plays.
But, SoLow is about reducing the boring stuff—the stages and lobbies and tickets and grants and endless marketing strategies—which stands between the artist and the audience, so that everyone can play.
To give you a clearer picture of what’s being played around with, freelance writer/performer Julius Ferraro conducts a series of flash interviews of our artists.
In SEX, DRUGS, ROCK & ROLL, Eric Bogasian’s revolving cast of characters—an aging rock star, a homeless bottle man, an 80s yuppie, and a handful of others—have little in common except their masculine hedonism.