How would knowing exactly what another person is feeling change your relationship, for better or for worse?View More EMPATHITRAX (PTC):What tools can… or, should you use to save a relationship?
THE WOLVES has been reconfigured as a virtual performance, with the same talented all-female-identifying cast and the same devastating drama.View More Directing THE WOLVES: Nell Bang-Jensen helms a talented team at PTC
Hanna Gaffney’s character is the center of much of the action in Sarah DeLappe’s wonderfully naturalistic new playView More Tackling THE WOLVES: Star Hanna Gaffney talks about working on the new PTC production
“I was thinking about what happens in domestic spaces that is often hidden from plain sight but could benefit from being brought into the open”View More Taking Care: Nell Bang-Jensen on Pig Iron’s new show
Blanka Zizka boldly steps forth as both debut playwright and seasoned director of the semi-autobiographical ADAPT!View More ADAPT! (Wilma): On the brink of dawn
THE LONG TIDES weaves clown, movement, audience participation and narrative in a poignant audit of how we spend our minutes.View More The Long Tides of Time: Nicole Quenelle on her 2016 Fringe show
A podcast DJ and his tireless producer on a mission to conquer the late-night dregs-of-society demographic.View More SORRY, BROKEN PIANO (Art Church): Indie shock jock drama
If the ninth circle of hell decided to host a baby shower, it would resemble something like PINK PUNCH by Cara Blouin.View More PINK PUNCH (Art Church): Rosemary’s baby shower—one hell of a weird ride
Nell Bang-Jensen has drive. She’s a high octane, finely tuned machine of fully loaded artistic talent.View More A Car Full of Theater: Nell Bang-Jensen on road trips, small audiences, and her SoLow piece ROAD MAY FLOOD
Phindie’s recommendations for SoLow Fest 2015.View More The SoLow Down: Six picks for SoLow Fest 2015
Theater, dance, circus, and a return to the stage after 12 years. Nice and Fresh January is supremely accessible performance art.View More Back on Stage After 12 Years: Deborah Crocker returns for SmokeyScout’s Nice and Fresh January!
Exclusive recording of John Rosenberg’s CANA OF GALILEE, a full-length play only performed once, in a living room in Philadelphia, April 2014.View More [audio] Exclusive reading of John Rosenberg’s CANA OF GALILEE (Hella Fresh Theater)
This brilliantly twisted, fictionalized look at de Sade’s time in the asylum of Charenton, is now getting a delightfully dark treatment on the new Luna Theater stage.View More QUILLS (Luna): Sadism never felt so good
I took a seat on one of the long, cushioned benches at the unusual Hedgerow Theatre, a grist mill from the 1800s, for the opening night of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Satisfied that at least I was introduced to such a beautiful place, I wondered what Jane Austen was going to smother me with this time.View More SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (Hedgerow): I hated Jane Austen, but I love this
Ten seconds into Murmuration’s inaugural production of Jessie Bear’s brand spankin’ new play, MAKESHIFT, Brian David Ratcliff, stands like a little boy by his lonesome on stage in what he describes as a devastated post-apocalyptic earth donning a royal blue super hero cape, goggles strapped to his head, holding a tape recorder up to his mouth declaring: “I, Michael Bolton will save the world.” I thought: “Wow, we are really on the edge of a cliff here, and Oops, I think we fell off into—I don’t know what.”View More MAKESHIFT (Murmuration Theater): A play not just about cake
Strange games are afoot upstairs at Plays and Players. Not light or fun games, either—we’re talking full-on Don’t-talk-about-our-son-Martha! games here. Murmuration Theater’s new play MAKESHIFT throws us right into the middle of two different stories, and figures we’re smart enough to figure out what’s going on. The show doesn’t dole out much information, and when it does, it’s timed for maximum effect. Once you get enough to realize the show’s central conceit (which is quite nice, and unfolds so organically that I’d hate to spoil it), the earlier scenes come into better focus and make more sense.View More MAKESHIFT (Murmuration Theater): 60-second review