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Is This A Room: Artist Talk

Tina Satter (Half Straddle)

Sept 15, 2019

2019 Fringe Festival

Runtime TBA


Cherry Street PierMap

September 15 at 2pm

Join us at the Fringe Festival Bookstore at Cherry Street Pier for a discussion with Half Straddle’s Tina Satter and FringeArts Artistic Producer Zach Blackwood about Satter’s show Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription.

Free, RSVP Suggested

About Half Straddle

Half Straddle is an Obie-winning, Brooklyn-based ensemble of performers and designers that make plays, performances, videos, and music led by writer and director Tina Satter that have been seen through the United States and internationally.

Half Straddle has premiered nine full-length shows, and a number of shorter works and video projects that have been seen at festivals and theaters throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. In 2014, Half Straddle’s show House of Dance was nominated for a ZKB Patronage Prize at Zürcher Theater Spektakel.

With a constant internal engine and focus on feminist and queer dynamics that feels more necessary than ever, the company’s work has grown in recent years to include teaching, workshops, and curated lecture series of other artists in addition to their ongoing making of performances, music, and videos.

The company began in 2008 and received their Obie Award grant in 2013. In 2014, artistic director Tina Satter was recognized with a Doris Duke Artist Impact Award; and in 2016, she received a Foundation for Contemporary Art Award, which funded in part the company’s most recent touring work, the feminist art-rock show, Ghost Rings, created by Tina and company members Chris Giarmo and Erin Markey.

All of Half Straddle’s company members and collaborators also work extensively in a range of other performance contexts, often creating their own work, in avant-garde theater to Broadway, to university teaching and as theater artists in NYC public schools.

In New York City, the company’s work has been presented at The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, New Museum, Danspace, Performance Space New York (formerly PS122), Bushwick Starr, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, American Realness at Abrons Arts Center, COIL Festival, Ice Factory Festival, and PRELUDE Festival. Find out more at

About the Fringe Festival Bookstore 

FringeArts partners with much-loved local bookseller Head House Books to present a pop-up emporium on Cherry Street Pier. Head down to Philadelphia’s newest, most arts-friendly waterfront park (just across Columbus Boulevard from the Festival Bar at FringeArts) to browse books and publications by and about the artists in the 2019 Fringe Festival. Delve deeper into the Curated Fringe Festival shows at a series of intimate conversations and live podcasts with the artists and community partners behind the shows. Learn more here.

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