The TV Show!
The Shaky Shaky Players of SpArc Services' Cultural Arts Center
Sept 16 2015
Painted Bride Art CenterMap
The Shaky Shaky Players’ newest production depicts a nice, normal night at home watching TV. We’ll flip through the channels to view all your favorite movies and reruns, plus commercials for useful household products you didn’t even know you needed! The TV Show! will make you laugh, and cry, and feel okay again.
$10 / 40 minutes
SpArc Services supports people with disabilities by providing programs and services that encourage inclusion, independence, and personal achievement. The mission of SpArc Services’ Cultural Arts Center is to foster creativity, self-confidence, and community connections for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through classes in the visual and performing arts and opportunities to work with other artists and arts-based organizations. It operates as a large studio space in which program participants can work on developing skills and create bodies of work in an environment where people of different backgrounds and experiences can work and connect as peers. The foundation of the Cultural Arts program is a curriculum of weekly classes in visual art, ceramics, music, theater, and movement taught by artists and educators from the Philadelphia arts community. Artwork by Cultural Arts Center artists have been featured in exhibitions at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, City Hall, Chestnut Hill College, La Salle University Art Museum, Space 1026, and the Philadelphia Foundation. Individual artists have been included in group and two-person exhibitions in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Provincetown. Performers from the Cultural Arts program have conceived and presented original live performances in collaboration with other artists: House of Dreams at the Rotunda in 2010; Shaky Shaky Planet at Painted Bride Art Center as part of the 2011 Philadelphia Fringe; and DOOM PLAY at Painted Bride Art Center part of the 2013 Philadelphia Fringe. And through partnerships with organizations like Second State Press and the Asian Arts Initiative, program participants have the opportunity to meet other artists and members of their community through collaborative projects and workshops. The TV Show! was created in collaboration with Kate Ferencz. Kate is an artist who performs with Evil Sword and directs the gallery Magic Pictures. Her original performance “Hideous Forest” was presented at Vox Populi as part of Citywide in 2013.