I asked Tuomanen, who directed the piece, to talk about The Body Lautrec. On extremely short notice, she agreed (“Aaron called me, said someone was upset about Lautrec and you wanted to ask me some questions.”) We talk about filth, exploitation, agency, and other uplifting stuff.View More Nudity or Crudity: a conversation with Mary Tuomanen about THE BODY LAUTREC
Lately I’ve been thinking about that “worthwhile strategy” in regards to making a living as a theatre artist. Too many of my colleagues can’t afford to get sick, and certainly can’t afford to start a family. An interview with Charlotte Ford (revealing she’s stepping away from theater to go back to school for speech pathology) seems to have sparked a vigorous public debate about how difficult it is to make a living as an artist, and what can be done about it.View More Sustainability and the Artist
Josh McIlvain’s interview with Charlotte Ford “The untenable career of a successful Philadelphia theater artist” sparked some soul-searching among Philadelphia performers. They met on June 23rd to discuss.View More Philly Performing Artists Discuss their Untenable Careers: Video from the Philadelphia Artists Summit
Philadelphia’s theater scene is better than ever—haven’t you heard? But so few of its practitioners can eke out a living wage from it. This interview Charlotte Ford takes a serious look at how poor the health of the theater industry is in this city.View More Interview with Charlotte Ford: The untenable career of a successful Philadelphia theater artist
I loved to read when I was a kid
And although I’m full grown I still love what I did.
THE CAT IN THE HAT was one of my faves.
Now that book is a play* and I’m giving it raves!
The Arden’s production is silly and wild.
It’s as good for adults as it is for a child.
It’s perhaps peculiar that there aren’t more established theater spaces in South Philadelphia (The Shubin and Theatre Exile’s new headquarters are lonely outposts). And in…View More Fringe Preview 7: South Philly Fringe
Phindie is gearing up its coverage of the 2013 Fringe Festival, with previews, interviews, and reviews featuring over 60 shows in theater and other performing…View More Shameless Plugs and Badass Shows: Jess Conda’s picks for the 2013 Fringe Festival
The Live Arts and Philly Fringe has grown and moved mostly North and West from its Old City nexus, prices have gone up, and the roster of…View More Theater Picks for the 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe
“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work… I want to achieve it through not dying.” — Woody Allen Woody Allen might be the preeminent comic mind…View More 1812 Productions’ An Evening Without Woody Allen, now onstage at Plays and Players