Another, brief take on InterAct Theatre’s latest productionView More EUREKA DAY (InterAct): 60-second review
No easy answers, no good guys/bad guys; it’s life as we cope with it, only funnier.View More EUREKA DAY (InterAct): An infectious satire
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
The “one-and-done” premiere problem and filling more theaters through “rolling WORLD premieres”View More Presenting stronger new dramas by overcoming “premieritis”
Is the Christmas period still a financial savior for their theaters and choruses.View More The Annual Christmas “Cash Cows”: Cultural demands or financial survival for new productions?
A recent performance of HUMAN RITES, a world premiere production by InterAct Theatre, featured a talk with cultural psychologist Richard Shweder, whose work inspired playwright Seth Rozin.View More Talkback in Sketch: HUMAN RITES (InterAct)
HUMAN RITES succeeds as a vehicle to tackle such hot-topic themes as appropriation and intersectionality.View More HUMAN RITES (InterAct): I say tomato, you say genital mutilation
Interact Theatre Company continues to produce provocative contemporary plays exploring relevant political issues.View More 2018 Theater Preview: InterAct Theatre Company
What better theatrical vehicle for cynicism than “meta”: how many ways can the playwright fool an audience?View More BROKEN STONES (InterAct): Searching through the meta rubble
The InterAct Theater goes behind the scenes of a working kitchenView More Theater in Sketch: HOW TO USE A KNIFE (InterAct)
Scene one is hilarious; scene two wipes the smile right off your face.View More HOW TO USE A KNIFE (InterAct): A sharp new play
Cameron Kelsall has some ideas for the new executive director.View More How should Philadelphia Theatre Company rebrand itself?
Accompanying sketches by Aaron Krolikowski, thesketchbookreporter.com.View More THE NETHER (InterAct): Lolita in Nether-land
What would happen if a bunch of early-20-something city-dwelling music-video-watching lower-middle-class variously privileged poorish Americans launched a violent revolution against the state?View More #THEREVOLUTION (InterAct): The vapid rebellion
Interviews with fifteen of Philadelphia’s noted contemporary playwrights give insights into the city’s flourishing theater community.View More [book review] THE PHILADELPHIA CONNECTION: CONVERSATIONS WITH PLAYWRIGHTS, by B.J. Burton
If Jesus were to appear today, what form would he take? A loving son of God, a Marxist activist, or a corporate exec who wants everyone to be rich?View More THE THREE CHRISTS OF MANHATTAN: What would a Christ for today be like?
Post-modern technology collides with human ethics in InterAct Theatre Company’s revolving world-premiere production of playwright-in-residence Thomas Gibbons’ UNCANNY VALLEY.View More UNCANNY VALLEY (InterAct): What makes us human?
You step off the tour bus, the smell of exhaust replaced first with fresh air, then with the sugary smell of grapes. You sit around…View More The Second Annual One-Minute Play Festival (InterAct): Tipsy on Theater: Wine-tasting 90 plays and a night-out in Philly without a hangover
Jason (David Bardeen) and Brendan (Jered McLenigan) ease the paucity of Ritu’s (Rebecca Khalil) existence by sending monthly checks through an aid organization. The last thing in the world they’d ever expect would be for their charity case to show up in their living room.View More RITU COMES HOME (InterAct): Two gay men who practice Safe Charity become parents
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?