Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SPUTNIK (dir. Egor Abramenko): Film review by Dan Scully

A crafty sci-fi thriller that fans of the genre will find compelling

Linked From at 10:16AM
Sunday, August 2, 2020

Art in the Time of COVID: Two new projects from Ninth Planet by Smalley Bogg

Can the performing arts survive a pandemic? Ninth Planet’s answer is a resounding yes.

Linked From at 07:38PM
Friday, July 31, 2020

IDIOT’S DELIGHT by Robert E. Sherwood (1936): Chosen by Committee Episode 18 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, Chris, and John discuss Idiot's Delight, the first of three (!!!) Pulitzer Prize-winning plays by Robert E. Sherwood.

Linked From at 10:19AM
Thursday, July 30, 2020

IRC Goes Into the Absurd with A Weekly Virtually Existential Dinner Conversation by Christopher Munden

Philly's absurdist theater company continues to bring good nothingness to life even in this time of absurd nothingness

Linked From at 11:21PM
Saturday, July 25, 2020

Tempesta di Mare launches behind-the-scenes look at baroque music by Smalley Bogg

Tempesta di Mare launches a new virtual series, Tempesta Talks, with a look at Telemann's fantastic Quixote Suite

Linked From at 02:35PM
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Old Maid by Zoe Akins (1935): Chosen by Committee Episode 17 by Phindie Podcasts

We consider expectations of female-penned literature, the role of casual racism, and Edith Wharton.

Linked From at 05:54PM
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Men in White by Sidney Kingsley (1934): Chosen by Committee Episode 16 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, John, and Chris discuss Men in White, the history of medicine, and good tv shows set in hospitals.

Linked From at 05:48PM
Friday, July 10, 2020

Be an #artshero: Campaign calls on Senate to pass emergency funding for the arts by Smalley Bogg

An intersectional grassroots campaign tocalls on the 5.1 million Americans employed in the U.S. Arts & Culture sector to urge all 100 Senators to pass massive economic relief by August 1.

Linked From at 05:44PM
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Both Your Houses by Maxwell Anderson (1933): Chosen by Committee Episode 15 by Phindie Podcasts

Chris rambles about economics, Josh sings a bit of Hamilton, and the trio discuss the West Wing.

Linked From at 11:26AM
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Of Thee I Sing by George & Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman, and Morrie Ryskind (1932): Chosen by Committee Episode 14 by Phindie Podcasts

This episode of Chosen by Committee talks about our first musical winner, Of Thee I Sing

Linked From at 11:15AM
Monday, July 6, 2020

RELIC (dir. Natalie Erika James): Film review by Dan Scully

The scariest thing I can think of, outside of a talking octopus that walks on land, is mental decline

Linked From at 01:59PM
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Alison’s House by Susan Glaspell (1931): Chosen by Committee Episode 13 by Phindie Podcasts

This week's episode talks about poetry, who art belongs to, and Emily Dickinson.

Linked From at 11:01AM
Monday, June 22, 2020

YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT (dir. David Koepp): Film review by Dan Scully

On a rainy day with nothing better to do, You Should Have Left will prove serviceable enough for non-discerning viewers

Linked From at 11:31AM
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Green Pastures by Marc Connolly (1930): Chosen by Committee Episode 12 by Phindie Podcasts

The trio discusses Green Pastures, a retelling of the Old Testament of the Bible using an all-black cast and a black vernacular. The writer, Marc Connolly was white.

Linked From at 01:32PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

7500 (dir. Patrick Vollrath): Film review by Dan Scully

Taking place entirely within the cockpit of a hijacked commercial airliner, this minimalist performance piece benefits greatly from a high-level of sustained tension.

Linked From at 06:48PM

We Should Ask For More by Josh McIlvain

The arts sector is speaking up against the city’s proposed cutting of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. How about skipping that request and shoot for $40 million instead?

Linked From at 02:39PM

BABYTEETH (dir. Shannon Murphy): Film review by Dan Scully

An A-rate tale of flawed, kindhearted humans doing their best to be as good as they possibly can.

Linked From at 02:33PM

Street Scene by Elmer Rice (1929): Chosen by Committee Episode 11 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, John, and Chris discuss and praise the 1929 Pulitzer winner for drama

Linked From at 01:13PM
Thursday, June 11, 2020

SHRED AMERICA (dir. Arthur Swidzinski): Film review by Dan Scully

Back in the summer of 2008, a group of skaters decided to go on an adventure.

Linked From at 07:00PM

SoLow Fest Goes Virtual by Christopher Munden

A virtual performance festival

Linked From at 06:26PM

THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND (dir. Judd Apatow): Film review by Dan Scully

A moving tale of a delayed coming of age

Linked From at 05:47PM
Monday, June 8, 2020

Strange Interlude by Eugene O’Neill: Chosen by Committee Episode 10 by Phindie Podcasts

The Pulitzers go for Modernism with Eugene O'Neill's 1928 drama winner

Linked From at 01:07PM
Thursday, May 28, 2020

In Abraham’s Bosom by Paul Green (1927): Chosen by Committee Episode 9 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, John, and Christopher discuss Paul Green's 1927 work In Abraham's Bosom. It hasn't aged well.

Linked From at 06:48PM

Three Practical Things Every Actor Needs by Brock Vickers

There are so many things we don’t talk about in actor training.

Linked From at 01:05PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

THE TRIP TO GREECE (dir. Michael Winterbottom): Film review by Dan Scully

While not an unwelcome addition to a now decade-long odyssey of travelers Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, this final entry feels a bit flatter than its predecessors; a bit perfunctory. 

Linked From at 09:07PM
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020

Dance is a Sport and Should Be Seen as One by Smalley Bogg

Dance is a sport and should be seen as one.

Linked From at 11:57AM
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Craig’s Wife by George Kelly (1926): Chosen by Committee Episode 8 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, John, and Chris discuss George Kelley's Craig's Wife. We also spend the first 10 minutes talking about art's funding and Philadelphia theater during the COVID-19 crisis

Linked From at 06:43PM
Friday, May 8, 2020

I Am Sorry You Lost Your Monopoly Money by John Rosenberg

What are you holding onto? Things are not going to return to how they were before.

Linked From at 10:14AM
Thursday, May 7, 2020

They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard (1925): Chosen by Committee Episode 7 by Phindie Podcasts

Join the crew as we talk about the 2020 Pulitzer picks, West Coast optimism, and the 1925 Pulitzer winner

Linked From at 06:37PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

THE WRETCHED (dir. Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce): Film review by Dan Scully

It works so hard to invoke so many influences that it dilutes itself from being as memorable or as effective as it so clearly wants to be.

Linked From at 12:28PM

All that Chat

Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue