It’s a common complaint: few good roles exist for female actors in Philadelphia. Indeed even your most ardent male feminist (self-proclaimed) tends to turn his…View More Bringing Women’s Voices to the Stage: an interview with Polly Rose Edelstein of Crack the Glass Theatre Company
I’ve been a lover of the stage as long as I can remember. Mostly this love has been realized as a patron of local theaters.…View More Why’s Everyone Such a Critic?
Six theater companies came together this season to create the Philadelphia Irish Theatre Festival, which featured eight contemporary plays from the Emerald Isle. Brat Productions…View More Talkin’ Irish with Madi Distefano of Brat Productions
IS it just a little strange that in a festival with a theme of Paris 1910–20, few of the shows and none of the literature seem to mention that there was a little war going onView More World War What? Did PIFA forget a little something in its celebration of Paris 1910-20?
How often have you heard that performing arts are dying, that we’re a niche market, that you can never make a living off of it,…View More Lessons from Newt Gingrich: or how we in the theatre and dance communities can stop acting like losers and learn to make the nation love us
I want to talk about shows in theatre and dance that deal with the audience head on. In other words, works that acknowledge the existence…View More Meta is Dead. Long Live Meta.
For seven years Sara Carano has been a member of The Waitstaff, a Philly-based sketch comedy troupe that has proven to be one of city’s…View More How To Succeed In Comedy With Really Trying: Interview with The Waitstaff’s Sara Carano
Having been inspired last time around to write one of PPAA’s most popular articles “What Learned From GQ Today,” I thought I might mine the current issue…View More What I learned from GQ this time around
I was producing a Fringe show last year, and I had an Equity actor (Actors’ Equity is the union for theatre actors). No problem, my…View More Philly needs an Equity Showcase—sound the horn!
I’m interested in the growth of The University of the Arts (UArts) and how its graduates have been sticking around and building their performing arts…View More What the fuck are they teaching our kids? Interview with UArts student Jessica Rodriguez
Cliff Lee made an appearance at the Philadelphia Auto Show, and it was the top story on the evening news. (Since this is a performing…View More Can we get Cliff Lee to a play?
Another Sondheim revival is not what will put Philly on the theater map.View More So I was looking at the PTI website the other day . . .
I got a chance to catch up with playwright/director John Rosenberg of Hella Fresh Theatre whose show California Redemption Value is in the middle of its run…View More California Living in Kensington: an interview with John Rosenberg of Hella Fresh Theatre
For those of you familiar with my appearance, you may be surprised to learn that I have a subscription to GQ. Fear not, I do…View More What I learned from GQ today