Sebastian Cummings

James Tolbert, Anna Watson, and Sebastian Cummings in Rosenberg's QUEEN OF ALL WEAPONS.

Philly Actors Who Are Better Than You (at acting) and Deserve to be Seen

Casting actors you don’t know is like getting a dog from the animal shelter. Shit is cool for a while but then they flip the fuck out and bite you or run away.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 2.1: We back!

Would Sebastian would rather sleep with Hillary or Donald, what the hell his Fringe show was about, and what’s the worst way to cook an omelette?

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AN OBVIOUSLY FOGGOT (Poison Apple Initiative): 2016 Fringe review 50

Sometimes brutal, but always on point, AN OBVIOUSLY FOGGOT is the explosive, vibrant queer play we’ve been waiting for in this year’s festival.

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I’M ENOUGH. Music to the show

I’M ENOUGH, a one night only flash performance by Sebastian Cummings, hits the stage of PhilaMOCA tonight.

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Hey Artists! You’re enough.

Sebastian Cummings is putting together a show in just two weeks. His reasons why should be a clarion call to all artists out there.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 5: Ten citywides, harassment, and which is cooler “black or gay”?

This week’s Philly’s Kinda Cool considers Melania Trump’s plagiarism, harassment, and whether it’s cooler to be black or gay.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 4: The police, babies, local music and James Franco “getting in character”

On this week’s Philly’s Kinda Cool, we share stories of interactions between local people and the police. We also talk babies, James France “getting into character”, and whether it’s dangerous…

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Philly’s Kinda Cool: Episode 2

What kinda cool? Philly’s Kinda Cool. Episode 2 of new local music and talk podcast.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool: Episode 1

A new radio show playing local music and talk local happenings and bullshit.

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There’s No Bizness like SHOWBIZ: Sebastian has a new show

Sebastian describes SHOWBIZ as “part theater, part concert special, part social commentary extravaganza.”

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Do Not Give This Man Your Money: Sebastian’s hilarious Kickstarter video

Sebastian has created a hilarious faux news Kickstarter video lambasting racism, homophobia, and media vacuity. If the show is going to be this good, it’s worth throwing in a couple bucks.

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Sebastian Cummings talks about LIFE ON THE FRINGE

Sebastian Cummings has always been a little edgy. A military brat, a black man in the white suburbs, a Jamaican American in African American black society, a gay actor in a straight-role world—throughout…

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Seven dancers. 200 Surveys. 4-inch Leather Boots. SORRY, I’M JUST HUMAN.

Sebastian’s dance-music-theater creations draw from each art without being confined to easy definitions. This Saturday’s Sorry, I’m Just Human marks a culmination of two years of choreographic, musical, and theatrical experimentation.

Sebastian Cummings, creator and performer in "I Am Because I Am" in DANCE IT OUT.

DANCE IT OUT: SEBASTIAN AND SHANNON (curated by Meg Foley): What Stays With You

Excerpted from thINKingDANCE.net. Upon entering the dark, intimate AUX space for Meg Foley’s first DANCE IT OUT (a new series she is curating), the crowd made chatter from their seats along…

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THE HOMOSEXUALS (Quince): Ten turbulent years for one young man, six friends, and an entire community

And the festivities continue at GayFest! with Philip Dawkins’s acclaimed play THE HOMOSEXUALS. Gritty and thoughtful, with a broad scope of characterizations and universally relatable themes, THE HOMOSEXUALS presented by Quince…

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RETURN OF CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE AND SHOE (SmokeyScout): 60-second review

Josh McIlvain’s RETURN OF CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE AND SHOE should be put in a time capsule and used by future generations as a how-to manual titled “How-to-produce-the greatest-show-ever.” Okay,…

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THE GAMBLING ROOM (Hella Fresh Theater): An ambitious conundrum

Hella Fresh is staging THE GAMBLING ROOM at Papermill Theater in Kensington. One of several little companies working in small neighborhood venues, Hella Fresh is contributing to the flowering of…

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Fever Dream’s BEYOND THERAPY Is No Couch Potato

There is something appealing about short theater. A ten to thirty minute play can be unapologetically funny, without aiming for emotional depth or bothering with character development. Watching Christopher Durang’s BEYOND…

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Best of Philadelphia Theater, 2011-12

Here are my annual picks for the best of Philadelphia theater: Best Play: August: Osage County (Arden) Honorable mention: The Island (Lantern) Best Actor, Male: Frank X, The Island (Lantern) Honorable…

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Live from Philadelphia… it’s 4SW Live! (FREE show)

4SW Productions is launching onto the Philadelphia theater scene with a showcase of short comedic plays next Monday in the third-floor space at Plays & Players theater. Written by and starring company…