Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Romeo, Romeo: Castellucci Film Screening and Discussion by Nick

On August 19, FringeArts wants you to come talk about Italian theater director Romeo Castellucci. We presented his On the concept of the face, regarding the Son of God as the centerpiece of …

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 03:57PM

Experiment on Me! by Nick

For the 2014 Presented Fringe, FringeArts is bringing the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure to Old City for Experiment #39. In case you’re wondering, the experiment is kind of o…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 02:38PM

AE$OP: Interview with Drexel Players by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

Meet the Drexel Players, who decided for this year’s Neighborhood Fringe Festival show to tell an old tale with a mature and modern twist. It opens on September 5 and runs through Septembe…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 01:34PM
Monday, August 11, 2014

Tonight: Neighborhood Fringe Scratch Night Spotlight Part 2 by Nick

Every Monday night in August, we’re offering free previews of the 2014 Fringe Festival–Neighborhood Fringe artists are serving up short excerpts of their work, and we’re serving up fre…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 12:02PM
Friday, August 8, 2014

Interview with Ellen Schultz, WetLand Collaborator from Fairmount Water Works by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

The WetLand project, a collaboration between FringeArts and the artist Mary Mattingly, is set to open on August 15th. In addition to providing a living space for Mattingly and a rotating cas…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 03:07PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Other Voices: Culturebot on The Four Seasons Restaurant by Nick

“The thing with Castellucci is that he doesn’t direct your responses as most plays do. He makes work without explanation, without irony and without apology, and there you are as an a…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 01:10PM

Behind the Scenes: Shakespeare in Clark Park Army by Nick

From the Department of Things We Wish We Could’ve Done Last Weekend: join the 100-person army for this past weekend’s Henry IV from Shakespeare in Clark Park. It’s a “…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 10:01AM
Monday, August 4, 2014

Tonight! Scratch Night: Neighborhood Fringe Spotlight by Nick

Every Monday night in August, we’re offering free previews of the 2014 Fringe Festival–Neighborhood Fringe artists are serving up short excerpts of their work, and we’re se…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 11:44AM
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Interview with Karla Stingerstein, WetLand Contributing Artist by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

            Artist, curator, and professor Karla Stingerstein is taking her fascination with objects and collaborative creativity to WetLand, the floating barge…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 08:24PM

A Watery, Sinking Future: Interview with Mary Mattingly, creator of WetLand by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

If you’ve ever wished you could live at the Fringe Festival, you should meet Mary Mattingly. The Presented Fringe artist will live on WetLand, a boat-based ecosystem moored on the Dela…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 04:07PM
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Newly-Abled Bodies: Interview with Neighborhood Fringe artist Laurencio Ruiz by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

“Puppetry allows me to socialize people—it seems to me that we are no longer able to touch, to talk, and to listen to each other.” Why do so many of us avert our eyes from people p…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 02:02PM
Monday, July 28, 2014

Absurdity and Chaos: Interview with Neighborhood Fringe artist Emily Schuman by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

“We are wired to seek solace and meaning even in the most absurd of worlds.” Fando y Lis, an absurdist play by Spanish playwright Fernando Arrabal, is coming to this year’…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 11:52AM
Friday, July 25, 2014

I Smell Philly: Observations from 100% Philadelphia by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

This summer, I’ve been the Festival Guide management intern here at FringeArts. Since the guide went to print last week (hooray, come to our party!), I’ve been editing interviews…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 04:49PM
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fighting Back: Interview with Neighborhood Fringe artist Colie McClellan by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

“It’s infuriating to realize the enormity of intimate partner violence, the prevalence it has in our society—I couldn’t not do something about that.” Stories of abuse and sexual vi…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 12:10PM
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Couple Airwaves Removed from Reality: Interview with writer and director Tina Satter by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

“It’s a slightly abstracted, theatricalized space, because it’s theater and I’m always interested in theater taking me beyond the edges of reality.” Coming to this yearR…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 05:24PM

WetLand crosses the Delaware by Josh

July 22, 2014, in the morning: The main structural component of WetLand by Mary Mattingly, a houseboat, turns towards its destination–the dock at the Independence Seaport MuseumR…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 11:45AM
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Data of the Everyday: Interview with Brian House, WetLand resident artist by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

“As painful as it sometimes is, I think waking up is the most beautiful part—those few moments where everything is a little unfamiliar.” Starting on August 15th, Mary Mattingly‘s…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 11:51AM
Monday, July 14, 2014

Dancing through Diasporas: Interview with Shaily Dadiala of Usiloquy Dance Designs by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

“Moving to the United States changed everything.” Shaily Dadiala, artistic director of Usiloquy Dance Designs, has been dancing Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form, since childh…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 10:50AM
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Invisible River Made Visible by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

Invisible River, a 2.5-mile performance of dance, music, acrobats, sculpture installations, and boats, is coming to the Schuylkill River this weekend for the second year in a row. The show, …

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 11:46AM
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Interview with Art Travelers, Linda and David Glickstein by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

Avignon, Brussels, Montreal, Edinburgh—imagine hopping from one city to another, sampling the largest performing arts festivals in each. For those of us confined to the United States, oppo…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 12:26PM
Monday, June 23, 2014

Rehearsal Photo by Josh

FringeArts, June 20, 2014: The Beserker Residents rehearse The Talkback. (l to r) Bradley K. Wrenn, David Johnson, and  Justin Jain. Photo: Said Johnson.

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 10:01AM
Friday, June 20, 2014

A New Book To Help Artists Live Better, Smarter by Josh

“I wrote the book that I wanted to read. This is the book I wish someone had given me twenty years ago.” Are you an artist in Philadelphia, thinking, How the hell does this wo…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 10:29AM
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Asaki Kuruma on Writing, Immigration, and the Racial Dynamics of Philadelphia Theater by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

“It’s really hard to do acting and make a living unless you’re really good—and a Caucasian man.” “Uh, are you okay? You look like you’re giving birth,” Asaki Kuruma’s roomm…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 04:51PM
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Talking about The Talkback: Interview with The Berserker Residents by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

“We are satirizing everyone we’ve ever worked with and also our own lives as artists. No one is safe.” For the next three Sunday evenings, the Berserker Residents will present in-prog…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 01:37PM

Rehearsal Photo by Josh

June 2, 2014. The cast of Wild by the Groundswell Theatre Company during a pre-performance walk-though at FringeArts for an excerpted showing at Scratch Night. Photo: Said Johnson.

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 11:35AM
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Putting the Value on the Art of Performing Arts by Josh

It is time to start placing more value on the “art” part of performing arts. When it comes to dance and theater and all the multidisciplinary performance hybrids, the support for perform…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 08:41PM
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Farewell by Josh

A Conceit Give me your hand Make room for me to lead and follow you beyond this rage of poetry. Let others have the privacy of touching words and love of loss of love. For me Give me your ha…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 12:58PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

So Much To Do This Weekend! by Miriam Hwang-Carlos

What’s come to our attention: Remember New Paradise Laboratories’ hit performance 27 in the 2012 Fringe Festival? Whether you missed it the first time or are eager for more, 27 returns T…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 03:30PM
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Happy Video: When dancing gets you imprisoned by Josh

Here’s the “offending” video that got its six dancing Iranian participants sent to jail in Iran; they were then made to repent on national TV. As the  National Iranian A…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 12:37PM
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Untenable Career of a Successful Philadelphia Theater Artist: Interview with Charlotte Ford by Josh

“The most I’ve ever made in a year is $23,000, and that year was filled with 60-hour weeks of overlapping work, which I was thrilled to have.” Philadelphia’s theater scene is better …

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 04:41PM
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Communitas Comes to Town by Josh

Communitas is a Latin noun that describes an unstructured society where humans are equal. It also has a sociological connotation of a society that is greater than the sum of its parts. For t…

SOURCE: blog.fringearts.com at 12:07PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater