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Events About Ready at Cannonball

About Ready at Cannonball

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

September 13-September 27

2021 Fringe Festival

1 hour

Pay What You Can

The MAAS Building StudioMap

Ready About! Prepare to Tack! Batten down the hatches, hearties: works-in-progress are About Ready. Hey, it’s been a year, or two — and some ideas found the time and space to make it to full-length fruition, while others… aren’t quite there yet. Why shouldn’t they be in the fringe? Featuring short works, excerpts of new performances, and ideas that don’t fit anywhere else, About Ready is the place to go to find something new. Circus, dance, and theatre should all be expected. You decide if these ideas will sink or swim! Visit for a listing of which of the finest artists — from Philly and beyond — will be featured each week.

About Ready is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, a satellite festival produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and the Maas Building featuring over 150 events and performances of 24 original shows across 2 performance spaces and 21 days. Learn more at



Monday, Sep 13, 2021 – 5:30pm
Monday, Sep 20, 2021 – 5:30pm
Monday, Sep 27, 2021 – 5:30pm

Health and Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this and all Cannonball Festival events. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.

Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.



Artists will be announced closer to the date of each show on Artists: interested in showing work at About Ready? Email for more information!

This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, an independent satellite festival produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and the Maas Building featuring over 150 events including performances of 27 original shows, nightly cabarets, and more. Learn more at

Content Considerations

Please note that the works-in-progress presented COULD contain graphic language, nudity, and/or audience interaction- at About Ready, anything goes. Content warnings will be provided before each piece.

About the Artists

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre is an award-winning, Philadelphia-based company dedicated to creating original works of genre-defying art. Since its founding, Almanac has premiered 11 shows and toured nationally across eleven states and internationally in Mexico and Edinburgh. Through hybrid experimentation, deep narratives, and open environments of circus learning, Almanac gives audiences access to a little bit (or a lot of) everything so they can experience the vicarious thrill of performance without barriers. Learn more about Almanac at

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