September 11-September 13
A Villager finds themselves back in a community that they abandoned many years ago. Upon returning, the Villager is surprised to see that the town and many of their friends have moved on.
Through this musical, earnest, and melancholic journey, the Villager attempts to rebuild a better world, while continuing to face the mistakes they’ve already made.
What do we do when we realize that our lives and actions intertwine with the lives of others?
Villager is a new musical about friendship, accountability and action.
Villager will be presented as a fully-staged musical that will be streamed live, so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your home. Buyers will get an access code with their ticket. Appropriate for all ages.
Friday, Sept 11 at 8pm
Saturday, Sept 12 at 8pm
Sunday, Sept 13 at 2pm
$10 general access
About the Artists
Presented by The Void
The Void is a new Philadelphia-based holistic creatives collective working to empower emerging, ambitious, and unheard artists. Tired of working in product-based environments, we dissent from the traditional hierarchical structure of theatre-making and lead with empathy, integrity, and investigative spirit in the pursuit of radical thought and innovation. Through artistic collaboration, we strive to build a community of independent thinkers who are actively envisioning and working toward making the work we want to see, in order to fill the void.
Cast & Crew
Brittney Anderson (she/her) is a Philadelphia-based director, playwright, and theatre artist. Hailing from South Florida, Brittney loves to bring a little bit of sunshine and a lot of heat into her work. In the works that she creates and collaborates on, she’s interested in exploring themes of death, autonomy, societal constructs, and feminism through the lens of absurdism, satire, and cynical whimsy. For more information, visit her website www.brittneycreative.com
Jeffrey Bare (he/him) is a junior Musical Theater major at UArts. He is an avid Martha Stewart fan, but a bigger fan of Kelly Fleming.
Sarah Bastian (she/her) is a junior musical theater major at the University of the Arts. Some of her favorite roles have included Kattrin in Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht (directed by Brittney Anderson) and a firefighter/rhino in Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco (directed by Fadi Skeiker).
India Boone (she/her) is so excited to be in her first Fringe Festival! Black Lives Matter.
Bryan Cowan (he/him) is a Philadelphia based saxophonist/Multi-instrumentalist and engineer. Bryan has worked extensively as a pit musician, working with Delaware Theatre Company, 11th Hour Theatre Company, Big Apple Circus, and many others. As a recording artist, Bryan has functioned as a player, recording mixing and mastering engineer, as well as a producer for a variety of artists from rappers to singer songwriters. He is currently working towards a late 2020 release of his own music under the band name “Lava Life”.
Kelly Fleming (she/they) is a writer, director, dramaturg, and stage manager currently based in Philadelphia, focusing on new work development in all stages and roles. Most of Kelly’s work takes a critical, ridiculous look at our world focusing on political and societal power structures and how they affect young people. Fleming is constantly finding the balance between suspended disbelief and grounded reality and how theatre enhances our understanding of the human condition. For more information visit their website at www.kelfleming.com.
Daniel Jones (he/him) is an actor, writer, composer, and artist based in Philadelphia and New York. Daniel believes in the connection art can have in building community through a collaboration in which everyone feels empowered. His music and writing merge his love for timeless stories and classic works of art, with contemporary harmony, a search for truth in his unflinching excitement for new works. Daniel’s current work explores new forms of theater, which fuse traditional theatrical techniques and new technology. He is inspired by artists and individuals with unique and vital voices.
Anna Faye Lieberman (she/her) is a scrappy, orange, theatre artist. Recent credits include: Sally in The Wild Party (UArts), Rena in Cowboy Bob, Marie in Marie In Tomorrow Land (Polyphone Festival), Medium Alison (u/s) in Fun Home (Arden Theatre Co.), and Colleen/Lisa (u/s) in Mr. Burns (Wilma Theatre). UArts BFA Musical Theatre Class of 2020.
Kashmir Autumn Reed (she/her) is a Philadelphia based performer and current junior at the University of the Arts. In her time in Philadelphia, she’s had many opportunities developing new plays and musicals and is excited to be part of another! Kashmir is delighted to be able to create art during this time, especially with such a wonderful group of collaborators. She’d like to thank her friends and family for their endless support.
Erin Renee Russo (she/her) is a Philadelphia-based actor and sound designer. She is a rising Junior at the University of the Arts, majoring in Directing, Playwriting and Production. Favorite credits include Dinah/Ensemble in Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (UArts), Quiet Monkey in Sea Monkey (UArts) and Child in Make ‘Em Cry, Uncle! (UArts). Black Lives Matter, today and everyday. erinreneerusso.com
Lindsey Silver (they/them) is currently a junior Theater Design and Technology major at University of the Arts. This is their first time assistant stage managing a production and they are very grateful for the opportunity.
Cole Supsic (they/he) is Philadelphia based theater artist primarily focused in Costuming, Makeup and Styling.
Dezi Tibbs (she/him) is a dramaturg, writer, and performer based in New York City and Philadelphia, PA. She aims to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted. His work likes to utilize stereotypes, magic, and television tropes in order to reveal humanity’s secrets. She finds herself drawn to pieces that center blackness, queerness, or spirituality. As a dramaturg, his work is very research driven but grounded in tangible concepts. www.dezitibbs.com
Will Vence Jr (they/them) is a Philly based theatre artist and junior directing, playwriting, & production major at UArts. This is their second year working in the Fringe Festival! Follow them on instagram @will.vencejr.
Presented in Collaboration with 10th Floor Productions
10th Floor Productions is a highly collaborative group of artists and engineers dedicated to fostering the development of work that is immersive, experimental, and stimulating. www.10thfloor.live
Podcasts & Blog
Happy Hour on the Fringe: Geoff Sobelle, Trey Lyford, and Steve Cuiffo; Elephant Room: Dust from the StarsPosted September 17, 2020
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