With 34 events, 105 artists, and 21 cities, Come to PAPA celebrates the ingenuity and necessity of Philadelphia’s Pan-Asian performing arts community.View More Come to PAPA: Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists celebrates local Pan-Asian Art with a 10-day virtual festival
A surprising reminder of how good it is just to be alive.View More SUICIDE STORIES (Elephant Room Productions): 2017 Fringe review
Welcome to Philadelphia, international Fringe artists.View More International Fringe 2017: A welcome to theater from around the world coming to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival
How would you feel if your entire life was summed up by a single number? A suicide statistic.View More I Just Wanted To Be Happy: SUICIDE STORIES, a Fringe preview
The subject of suicide is so taboo that few playwrights tackle the topic, and even fewer theater companies present a whole evening of plays about suicide.View More Even Talking about Suicide Is Difficult: Nine playwrights on collaborative playwriting with Elephant Room Productions
Not without its own brand of social commentary, but mainly it’s just one damn good timeView More REALITY CHECK (ETC Theater): 2016 Fringe review 26
Pasión y Arte brings flamenco superstar Almudena Serrano to the Asian Arts Initiative for the second Tablao PhillyView More More Flamenco. More Wine. Tablao Philly returns with flamenco superstar Almudena Serrano
This fall, Lyford takes a break from his typical role as a contemporary clown and returns to Fringe Festival in Jo Strømgren’s recreation of Henrik Ibsen’s famous play, A Doll’s House.View More Jumping Out Of Airplanes: Trey Lyford on theater, life, and DOLL’S HOUSE at the 2015 Fringe Festival
Asian Arts Initiative will present Chang(e) by Soomi Kim and Tree City Legends by Dennis Kim as part of the National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival.View More Asian American Theater Conference and Festival in Philadelphia
With WE ARE BANDITS, director Rebecca Wright and Applied Mechanics are working against a brutal opponent: American cynicism.
They’ve turned the third-floor space of Asian Arts Initiative into what looks like a sprawling, minimalist installation piece. Tables, chairs, and little else delineate various spaces throughout the basketball-court-sized venue, including a city square, the apartments of various characters, a rooftop, and a church.View More WE ARE BANDITS (Applied Mechanics): People like us don’t meet
SoLow Fest 2014 sweeps the city this June. Floods of performances. Floods of performers. Get swept up!
To give you a clearer picture of what’s in store, freelance writer/performer Julius Ferraro conducts a series of flash interviews of our artists.
This episode we have Ingrid Bergman in South Philly, theatrical memoir on Vine, and porn at Quig’s.View More SOLOW FLASH INTERVIEWS 2014, EPISODE FIVE: Meredith Sonnen, Sam Henderson and Asaki Kuruma
Upon entry into the theater space, I was directed to a setup off to the side with slips of paper and pens. Little placards told us to write a NOTE TO SELF and drop it in the metal can, examples offered including “get donuts for the office.” I had received the inside scoop from one of the other theatergoers that they’ll be used as a formative part of the show. As NOTE TO SELF is improv comedy, I didn’t want mine to be too mundane to work with so I chose a simple, sadly relevant, yet ripe for humor note: stop eating in bed. The conversation and jokes with strangers, all ruminating on what their contribution would be, set a fun, friendly and upbeat tone for the performance.View More NOTE TO SELF (Figment Theater): Improv at Its Finest, with a Twist.
This is the only place where baby doll dismembering, Santa Claus chopping, guts wearing, head smashing, dub-step listening, and wrapping a woman in plastic are…View More  BASEMENT (Gunnar Montana): 2013 Fringe Review
This is not a play. Therefore this is not a review, but a warning. If you’re looking to sit in a darkened theater watching actors…View More  PAY UP (Pig Iron Theatre Company with The University of the Arts): Fringe review