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Events 2019 Festival Preview Night #2

2019 Festival Preview Night #2

2019 Fringe Festival Artists

August 19, 2019

2019 Fringe Festival

Runtime TBA


The RotundaMap

Similar to Scratch Night, but all works showcased each night will be a part of the 2019 Fringe Festival! Here is your chance to preview works taking place this September in 5 minute sections and get a glimpse of the exciting work being made all over Philadelphia. Unsure of what to see during the Festival? Hoping to learn more about a particular show? Then join us for a free Festival Preview Night, taking place Mondays, Aug 5, 19 & 26 at 7pm. The Preview Night on Monday, August 19 will take place at The Rotunda, and August 5 and 26 will take place at FringeArts.


Featured photo: Proceed with Caution by Lyons and Tigers, Photo by Ryan Collerd

About the Artists

Know Thyself by IKantKoan / Jessica Creane

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato
We’re bringing a little Philly to Philosophy in this immersive, interactive Philosophy salon, where the rules we live by- and their consequences- are always in play. If you’ve ever wondered what Aristotle’s teachings or the Trolley Problem would be like as games, this is the place to find out.

Beyond the Light by Leila and Pantea Productions

A captivating creation story of the origin of love. One soul split into two struggles to reunite through a world of shadows and light. This all-ages story combines puppetry, dance, and stunning visual effects. Beyond the Light is sure to captivate the senses. Called “stunning!” by Jane Henson, cofounder of The Muppets.

Candle, Sword, and Fan by Irene Reinke

Candle, Sword, and Fan is a theatrical show that intertwines dance (with balancing props)and art (artists and models) with archetypal themes of youth, adult, elder-with a Jungian slant. The venue is The Plastic Club, one of the oldest art clubs in America.


I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman by Lawnmower Media/Tara Lake

In this award-winning sojourn embracing Southern roots, Gospel rhythms, and Queer identity, one family’s love conquers all. A scrappy Jersey girl navigates a changing world and finds the courage to live authentically in this soul-rich performance of storytelling, theater, song, and poetry. Philly Premiere!


Photo by Annie Wilson

bilialien by Annie Wilson

“Keening” is an experimental performance in embodied vocalizing, loosely inspired by the Celtic tradition of keening: wailing at the funeral of a loved one. This performance is disconnected from a particular body and connected to many bodies.

Photo by Maurice Jones

The Edge by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

Through video, acrobatic dance, and live music, brave characters unearth how sanity is found when stability tempts desertion. This original piece reveals relationships between sufferers of debilitating diseases and their caretakers. It’s a kinetic navigation of grief, the point between vitality and decay, and the slaphappy effect of unusual routines.

Photo by Ryan Collerd

Proceed with Caution by Lyons and Tigers

Proceed with Caution grapples with personal, social, and global security and trust in the present day- a time of global violence, the Trump presidency, mass shootings, and the #MeToo movement. A group of performers explore security through dance, video projection, and spoken and recorded words. The work has been expanded and updated over the past year since its premiere in the 2018 Fringe Festival, which includes a new twenty minute section about security after 9/11. The central theme of the work comes from security expert Bruce Schneier. He writes: “Security is both a reality and a feeling and they’re not the same thing… The foundation of security is trust, both personal trust and global trust”.

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