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…
Interview with the author of MMF.
Talking to the playwright for GayFest! 2016’s Mainstage production.
Political rom-com MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS launches the sixth annual LGBT theater festival, GayFest!
Photographer John Donges was at a recent run-through of RODEO, a fun family friendly play by Chicago writer Philip Dawkins.
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.
Warning: Don’t see this erotic-thriller-parody if you take life too seriously! Also: Don’t take life to seriously.
Leeper uses the story of five disparate characters at one gay bar to trace five decades of LGBT history.
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.
Cruising through History with Rainbow Sails at GayFest!: Interview with Sean Chandler and David Leeper, co-authors of AT THE FLASH, part 2
Part two of our interview with GayFest! cowriters David Leeper and Sean Chandler.
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.
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,…
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.
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.
The much-loved little Shubin Theatre is closing. Rich Rubin shares his memories and thoughts.
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.
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.
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.