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Brian Sanders' JUNK

September 8–17

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September 17 at 8:00pm

2022 Fringe Festival

45 min

$30 – $65

Concourse Dance BarMap

Wheelchair Accessible

Lust for exposure and success turns… TRAGIC.

Set in an underground shopping mall turned nightclub, Junk’s newest experience, Luster, reveals the twisted nature of reality show competition and begs the question, “Where do we draw the line?”

A group of aspiring reality tv producers is looking to make their mark in the edgy new world of internet reality TV. Luster audiences are immediately immersed in a live stream broadcast of the season two finale. TRAGIC streams on an obscure platform, and every click counts for the success of the performers, the eager producers, and the sponsors looking to brand a new product.

Luster gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the making of TRAGIC. Audiences will experience the on and off-set drama this go-for-broke reality show. How far will this crew, the performers, the producers, or the audience go for the sake of their notoriety?

Season one featured off-the-wall ideas with a cast of circus performers who competed in front of a crowd on equipment and apparatuses they had never used before. With every on-camera accident, the ratings jumped. The more the performers suffered mentally and physically, the more people tuned in.

Season two’s production team needs to find ways to create a show even more outrageous to keep ratings high. Producers and sponsors want something sexy and erotic, gritty but graceful. This season, TRAGIC centers on thrills and chills, with the contestants focused on driving high ratings with provocative and daring performances.

Emotions will run high as five teams battle it out to compete for a top-secret first-place prize. Luster audiences join TRAGIC just in time to watch the finals, which come down to teams Gothic Drip and the Gayties competing for success and a large cash prize. Audiences are encouraged to vote for their favorite team but with caution, as there is always a twist on TRAGIC.

Guests can select from two types of tickets to enjoy Luster: Luxe and Standard.

Luxe tickets ($65): Celebrate Brian Sanders’ JUNK in all of its glory, with an extra 25-minute Exclusive Exposé pre-show that includes one beverage, a goodie sack, and VIP Voting Card. Luxe tickets come with a chair (expect a bit of movement and shifting). Luxe experience runs 75 minutes, with pre-show content starting 30 minutes prior to the Standard ticket showtime. Limited pairs of Luxe socially-distanced seating available.

Standard tickets ($30): It’s JUNK and it’s Fringe, just as you expect it, filled with up-close and interactive performances that will have you standing, walking, and shifting throughout the 45-minute spectacle. Guests can participate in voting and enjoy a cash bar.

All tickets include complimentary admission to the Luster After Party (also at Concourse Dance Bar) with adult size ball pit and ice bar.

For ages 21+ only

Content Considerations

This performance contains strobe lights and fog/smoke effects.

Health & Safety

Audience members may choose to wear masks at this event, but they are not required. Vaccination cards will not be checked.


About the Artist

Celebrating 30 Years of Groundbreaking Dance, Brian Sanders’ JUNK creates and presents provocative, innovative, original performances annually for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Sanders’ choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as “Philly’s most imaginative perpetrator of dare-devilish physical theater” and declare Sanders as “the city’s most exciting choreographer.”