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She Did That

Posted March 8th, 2021

Happy International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating by taking a look back at the work of some of the prolific women who have crossed the FringeArts stage.

Is This a Room | Tina Satter and Half Straddle

Director Tina Satter and performance-art collective Half Straddle’s Is This A Room, dramatizes the arrest and inquisition of Reality Leigh Winner, an Air Force veteran and military contractor who was convicted of leaking classified information about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Here the director takes you behind the scenes. 

Trust Your Moves Chorus | Emily Bate

Composer, theater maker, and choral music conductor, Emily Bate has collaborated with FringeArts on several programs including last year’s Wig Wag Workshop. Her Trust Your Moves Chorus is a queer community singing group for performers of all genders and musical abilities devoted to performing new work by Philadelphians. Join in and sing along to the chorus’ rendition of Panda Chat.

Happy Hour on the Fringe: Global Pandemics, Arts & Activism Podcast | Maori Karmael Holmes (Black Star Film Festival), Laneshe Miller-White (Theater X), Anne White (Ballet X) & Keila Perez-Vega (Kun-Yang Lin Dancers)

The pandemic caused Philadelphia’s arts community to rethink the ways we create, connect, and share our work. In this limited series of our podcast, listen in as a few of our friends and colleagues discuss how the pandemic impacted their approach to art and activism.

Behind the Scenes of Superterranean | Mimi Lien

Director, set designer, Tony Award winner, and MacArthur fellow, Mimi Lien lead the creation of Superterranean, a massive  work of visual theater driven by her fascinations with urban infrastructure and the human body’s place within it. Go behind the scenes with the director and Fringe veteran. 

High Pressure Fire Service Field Talks | Alexandra Tatarsky, Emily Bate, Andalyn Young & Nell Bang-Jensen

Last year, the artists participating our High Pressure Fire Service theater festival were forced to reimagine their works for a pandemic world. Listen to the creators, including the talented Alexandra Tatarsky, Emily Bate, Andalyn Young and Nell Bang-Jensen, describe the experience. 

American Chameleon Reading Groups | Malkia Okech, Lisa Jarret & Amalia Dache

Inspired by Jaamil Kosoko’s American Chameleon (Fringe Festival 2020), facilitators Malkia Okech, Lisa Jarrett, and Amalia Dache invite you to join them in their discussion of three literary works that informed the piece (Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police by Mariame Kaba,  In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens by Alice Walker, and  the 1619 Project from the New York Time respectively).

Playlist | DJ Dame Luz

DJ Dame Luz, the creator behind Halloqweens, uses her work to address the larger LGBTQ community’s lack of inclusivity for People Of Color and gender non-conforming people. Take a dance break and check out the DJ’s Soundcloud.