Festival Bookstore

Festival Bookstore

Artist talks and get-togethers. Browse books and publications by and about the artists in the 2017 Fringe Festival, plus coffee and clothing.

This year, FringeArts partners with United by Blue at 144 N. 2nd Street to bring you the Fringe Festival Bookstore. Stop by during the Festival to grab a cup of coffee and check out some of our reading materials to engage deeper with the shows presented in the 2017 Fringe Festival.

See below for our artist talks and receptions hosted here during the Festival!

Wednesday, September 6
Digital Fringe Kickoff Party
Artists and engineers come together to celebrate Digital Fringe, as well as the opening of FringeArts’ popup Festival bookstore. If you can’t make it, text DigitalFringe to 555-888 to sign up for our Daily Digital Fringe text updates. Each morning of the Festival, we’ll deliver a link straight to your phone for you to check out that day!

Saturday, September 9
Artist Talks: Tina Satter and Annie-B Parson, in conversation
Annie-B Parson co-founded Big Dance Theater in 1991. Tina Satter has been making performance works under the mantle of Half Straddle since 2008. Join the creators of Ghost Rings and 17c for an intimate and candid conversation about their work.

Saturday, September 16
Playing the Victim  & Form Me – Phoenix Lio(n)
Part of MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival

Kitchen Table hosted by IPAY: Challenging Conventions and New Ways of Thinking
Open format discussion around theater for young people.
The Kitchen Table is an open format environment in which every opinion and perspective is valued and encouraged. Pass the gravy and engage in the conversation! Imagine dinner with your entire extended family.  We’re not looking for agreement or consensus. We do want to hear about what you think and how you experience work for young people.

Sunday, September 17
Playing the Victim & Form Me – Phoenix Lio(n)
Part of MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival

Saturday, September 23
Artist Talks: Salva Sanchis, interviewed by John Szwed
Co-presented by Ars Nova Workshop
John Coltrane scholar John Szwed talks with Salva Sanchis, co-choreographer of A Love Supreme, about Coltrane’s legacy and influence in jazz and other art forms.

Additional Programming:

IPAY Kindling at FringeArts
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Welcome / Intro & Provocation
10:30 – 11:00 AM
FringeArts Theater

We envision a world in which artistic excellence and innovation in performing arts for young audiences are nurtured, supported and expanded. We are especially excited to be working within the Philadelphia community to develop this vision.  Partnering with FringeArts, we challenge the assumption that professional performing arts for young people is not as sophisticated, intelligent and provocative as it can be for all other audiences (those we call adults).  Prepare to be surprised!

In Critical Conversation with: Thaddeus Phillips & Other Guests
11:00 – 12:00 AM
FringeArts Theater
A facilitated critical response conversation with respected artists that have created artistic experiences for and accessible to young audiences. This conversation will explore the creative process of these artists specific to considering young people as an important audience and responder to their work and how it may differ (or not) to work created for adult consumption.

Facilitated by Boomer Stacey (IPAY) with Thaddeus Phillips, Whit MacLaughlin (New Paradise Labs), Ty Defoe (Heather Henson’s CRANE) Wendy Bable (Freelance Director and Creative Consultant) and other guests to be announced.

12:00 – 1:45 AM
Lunch / Break
Followed by the 2 PM performance of A Billion Nights on Earth.