Quince Productions

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The Howl of the Under-Represented: Interview with WOLVES director Michael Osinski

Michael Osinski is a Philadelphia-based director, educator, and deviser (a person who works with a form of theater where the script originates not from a writer but a collaborative, improvisatory…

Rachel Berkman, Jessica Snow, Andy Shaw, and Michael E. Manley in HARBOR at GayFest! Photo by John Donges.

HARBOR (Quince): A house of mirth

The second play in this year’s GayFest expertly navigates between comedy and tragedy.

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Sailing into Success at GayFest! Interview with HARBOR playwright Chad Beguelin

Talking to the playwright for GayFest! 2016′s Mainstage production.

Joel Guerrero (left) and Jeff Hunsicker in MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS (Photo by John Donges).

MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS (Quince): The illogical politics of love

Political rom-com MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS launches the sixth annual LGBT theater festival, GayFest!

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RODEO (Quince): “Who you calling a lady?”

Throw your preconceived notions about gender aside and ride your own exasperated mule to Quince Productions’ staging of RODEO.

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[photo essay] Reverse Cowgirls and Hot Cowboys: Quince presents RODEO by Philip Dawkins

Photographer John Donges was at a recent run-through of RODEO, a fun family friendly play by Chicago writer Philip Dawkins.

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It’s Family Friendly But It Still Has Hot Cowboys: Quince director Rich Rubin on RODEO by Philip Dawkins

Quince artistic director Rich Rubin about his company, its latest production, and the unique challenges of staging a family show.

Sarah Schol (l.) and Emily Schuman. Photo by John Doges.

THE SECRETARIES (Quince): An erotic-hilarious farce—not suited for an embarrassed young man?

Warning: Don’t see this erotic-thriller-parody if you take life too seriously! Also: Don’t take life to seriously.

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AT THE FLASH (Quince/GayFest!): No wigs, no props, no problem

Leeper uses the story of five disparate characters at one gay bar to trace five decades of LGBT history.

Bill Egan, Andrew Dean Laino, and Peggy Smith in MOTHER TONGUE at GayFest! 2015. Photo by John Donges.
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David Leeper in AT THE FLASH. Photo by Sean Lambert

GayFest! Goes Beyond the Gay Archetype: Interview with Sean Chandler and David Leeper, co-authors of AT THE FLASH, part 1

Couple David Leeper and Sean Chandler created AT THE FLASH, the flagship production of GayFest! 2015.

Drama teacher (Elexis Morton) and seniors (Jordan O'Brien, Jared Rosenberg, and Colleen Murphy)rehearsing for Romeo & Juliet. Photo by Fernando Gonzales

BARE: A Pop Opera – In Concert: Bare-bones budget but not a bare-bones sound. Interview with Fernando Gonzales, artistic director of Truth Be Told, Philadelphia

Fernando Gonzales, Philadelphia theater artist and co-director of Truth Be Told Productions, made his regional directing debut with The Shape of Things at the Ritz Theatre, NJ. As a director,…

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THE SUBMISSION (Quince): Things we dare not even think about

THE SUBMISSION revels in its unique brand of pot stirring, inflammatory, back and forth that has the characters talk openly and passionately about things most people seem reluctant to even think of—racism and homophobia.

Jeff Talbott

“A conversation until it’s a fight”: Playwright Jeff Talbott talks about THE SUBMISSION (Quince)

An explosive tale of race, sexuality, and prejudice, THE SUBMISSION gave Jeff Talbott awards, acclaim, and a new life. Phindie talks to the playwright ahead of it’s Philadelphia premiere.

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Making Dreams Happen: The closing of the Shubin Theatre

The much-loved little Shubin Theatre is closing. Rich Rubin shares his memories and thoughts.

YOU KNOW MY NAME: A DANIEL TALBOTT TRIO (Quince): Devils and saints in small-town America

Daniel Talbott’s YOU KNOW MY NAME: A DANIEL TALBOTT TRIO presents some unique challenges. Three short plays which could easily take place in the same town dwell with nearly pornographic clarity on the cruelty of the town’s inhabitants and of fate.

Photographing Quince Productions’ YOU KNOW MY NAME: A DANIEL TALBOTT TRIO

In shooting YOU KNOW MY NAME: A DANIEL TALBOTT TRIO, I wanted to capture not only the unique world in which Talbott’s plays occur, but the very different worlds of these three short plays. A kitchen (Break My Face on Your Hand), a public bench (You Know My Name), and a bedroom (What Happened When) become joyous, sinister, hopeful, despairing, or reassuring places as the plays move along and flow into one another.

(Left to right) Chris Melohn and Alex Kryger in Quince Production’s THE HAUNTED HOST (Photo credit: John Donges)

THE HAUNTED HOST (Quince Productions): Neon Nihilism

On a favor called in by a friend, the misanthropic Jay agrees to let a traveling college drop-out, Frank, crash on his couch for the night. Jay has given up on his dream of becoming a writer, while Frank eagerly seeks advice and guidance on his own play. However, in a great display of “neon nihilism,” Jay teases and bullies his straight guest Frank, who looks uncannily similar to Jay’s recently deceased boyfriend. As these men come to understand each other, and themselves, we discover what it means to sacrifice yourself for lovers, friends, and art.