BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//FringeArts - ECPv5.16.4//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://fringearts.com X-WR-CALDESC:Events for FringeArts REFRESH-INTERVAL;VALUE=DURATION:PT1H X-Robots-Tag:noindex X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT1H BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20220313T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20221106T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220901T000000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221002T235900 DTSTAMP:20220930T205206 CREATED:20220726T013242Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220729T183743Z UID:61658-1661990400-1664755140@fringearts.com SUMMARY:"Bon Appétit!" By Julia Child and Lee Hoiby (During a Pandemic!) DESCRIPTION:A comic culinary extravaganza that taps the wit and antics of one of America’s best-loved television personalities\, Julia Child\, the mother-of-all-foodies! Imagine what would happen if SHE had to do her show during the Pandemic! That’s this show\, a one woman opera by Lee Hoiby. Digital performance whenever you’d like to watch! \nAppropriate for all ages \nAbout the Artist\nAurora Classical’s mission is to excite people about classical music! Our goal is to share the art to those who may not have seen it up close and personal before\, to give them the comfort and hope only classical music can provide and an opportunity for professional classical performers to share their work. Aurora Classical takes its name and inspiration from the news paper “Philadelphia Aurora” which was founded by Benjamin Franklin Bache\, grandson to Benjamin Franklin. The paper stood for the rights of “yeoman farmers”\,”planters” and the “plain folk”. We believe classical music is for everyone no matter your budget! URL:https://fringearts.com/event/bon-appetit-by-julia-child-and-lee-hoiby-during-a-pandemic-3/ LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Digital,Features,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Live Music,Music,Musical Theater,Parody,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Satire,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Screen-Shot-2022-07-29-at-2.34.45-PM.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220930T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220930T210000 DTSTAMP:20220930T205206 CREATED:20220801T143400Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220926T191131Z UID:64175-1664566200-1664571600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:SPEECH DESCRIPTION:SPEECH is a poisonous love letter to cancel culture. The show isn’t just happening on stage. It’s happening in your DMs. And in your kid’s eye rolls. In your hook-up agreements. In your attempt to actually compost this year. During your daily subway cry. It’s all the things we don’t say about the things we DO say. \nLightning Rod Special (The Appointment\, Underground Railroad Game) offers a satirical scrutiny of the free speech debate and the rapidly shifting terrain of civil discourse within our hyper-visible social-media-centered world. Characters careen through different microcosms of American culture in a searing look at how trepidation and performativity infect all aspects of our lives.  \nPhiladelphia-based performance company Lightning Rod Special specializes in raucous and contemplative works that scramble theatrical conventions and intellectual assumptions. SPEECH continues their investigations into lightning rod topics\, exploding complex questions with precision and play. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n “Brutal and brilliant”—The Philadelphia Inquirer \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Credits\nCreators: Shayok Misha Chowdhury\, Scott R. Sheppard\, and Alice Yorke \nWriter: Scott R. Sheppard in collaboration with the ensemble \nDirector: Shayok Misha Chowdhury \nAssistant Director: Andalyn Young \nCreator-Performers: Fernando Gonzalez\, Yuki Kawahisa\, Jaime Maseda\, Terran Scott\, Scott R. Sheppard\, Alice Yorke\, Jehan O. Young \nAdditional Development: Billy Griffin Jr.\, Saori Tsukada \nScenic Designer: Peiyi Wong \nCostume Designer: Kimberly Redman \nLighting Designer: Oona Curley \nSound Designer: M. Florian Staab \nProp Designer and Scenic Assistant: Victoria Gill-Gomez \nAssociate Producers: Lucy Jackson and Renee Blinkwolt \nProduction Management and Technical Direction: Lauren Tracy and Joe Daniels\, Flannel & Hammer \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Health & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event. Masks are optional. For the safety of audiences\, artists\, staff\, and our greater community\, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. 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 proof of vaccination Please plan accordingly. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Supporters\nFestival Icon Producers: Lisa Roberts & David SeltzerFestival Star Producers: Mark & Tobey DichterFestival Producers: Carol Klein & Lawrence SpitzFestival Co-Producers: Shelley Green & Michael GoldenFestival Associate Producer: Christie Hartwell \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Pricing\n$29 general (Sep 28–Oct 1)$20 (Tuesday\, September 27 Preview performance)$15 students & 25-and-under$2 FringeACCESS \n \n \n \n Tickets go on sale to FringeArts Members on Friday\, August 5\, and to the general public on Monday\, August 8. \n  \nNot a member? Join now! FringeArts Members also receive 20% off tickets and additional perks! \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Venue\nProscenium Theatre at The Drake302 S Hicks StPhiladelphia\, PA 19102 \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n About the Artists\n \n \n \n Lightning Rod Special is a Philadelphia-based original performance company that creates raucous and contemplative works to ask questions of ourselves\, our audience\, and the world at large. Like scientists\, we begin each project with a hypothesis and\, following artistic investigations\, find our way to complete pieces of theatre that twist the ordinary into alien\, provoke debate\, and stir what lies dormant in the corners of an audience’s mind. With big hearts\, we tackle lightning rod topics in ways that scramble theatrical conventions and intellectual assumptions. Exploding complex questions with precision and play\, Lightning Rod Special makes live performance from the ground up. \nShayok Misha Chowdhury is a many-tentacled writer and director based in Brooklyn. A Jonathan Larson Grant awardee and Sundance\, Fulbright\, and NYSCA/NYFA fellow\, Misha is currently writing and directing a new bilingual play\, Public Obscenities\, premiering next season at Soho Rep\, co-commissioned and co-produced with NAATCO. Recent projects: Brother\, Brother (New York Theatre Workshop) with Aleshea Harris; MukhAgni (Under the Radar) with Kameron Neal. Misha is also the creator of VICHITRA\, a series of sound-driven\, cinematic experiments including Englandbashi (Ann Arbor Film Festival)\, The Other Other (Ars Nova)\, In Order to Become (Bushwick Starr)\, and An Anthology of Queer Dreams (Audio Unbound Award finalist). He was a collaborator on the Grammy-winning album Calling All Dawns and has been published in The Cincinnati Review\, TriQuarterly\, Hayden’s Ferry Review\, Asian American Literary Review\, and elsewhere. Misha is an alumnus of NYTW 2050\, The Public’s Devised Theater Working Group\, Ars Nova’s Makers Lab\, NYSAF Nexus\, and Soho Rep’s Project Number One and Writer/Director Lab. Publications: MFA: Columbia. \nScott R. Sheppard is an OBIE award-winning theater artist and Co-Artistic Director of theater company Lightning Rod Special (2019 Barrymore Award for Evolving Theatre Company). Recent credits: Writer of Blood Meal for Theater in Quarantine (NY Times Critics’ Pick); Lead Writer/Performer in Lightning Rod Special’s The Appointment (Best of 2019 Time Out NY\, NY Mag\, NY Times Critics’ Pick). He was the co-creator and performer of Underground Railroad Game\, which toured the world\, earned an Edinburgh Fringe First Award and was named by the NYTimes as one of the 25 Best Plays of the past 25 Years. Scott graduated from Pig Iron’s School for Advanced Performance Training and has collaborated on several works with Pig Iron including: Period of Animate Existence\, 99 Breakups (deviser/performer) and Gentlemen Volunteers (performer). Independence Foundation Fellow\, Guild Hall Resident Artist\, BRIC Lab Resident\, and current member of Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writer’s Group. Scott is also the writer of Theater in Quarantine’s Topside in 2022 Cannonball Festival (happening right now). \nAlice Yorke is a Philadelphia-based actor\, creator\, director\, and producer. She is a Co-Artistic Director of Lightning Rod Special and the lead artist on their latest piece\, The Appointment (Best of 2019 Theater: New York Times\, Time Out New York\, New York Magazine). With LRS: performer/creator: Hackles\, Let the Dog See the Rabbit and Sans Everything; creative producer: Underground Railroad Game (2015). Performance credits include How to Be Brave (Inis Nua)\, The Gap (Azuka Theatre\, Barrymore nomination\, outstanding supporting performance)\, Down Past Passyunk (InterAct Theatre)\, Alex Bechtel’s The West\, Pig Iron Theatre Company’s 99 Breakups and Pay Up. Recent directing credits include We Are Trying to Reach You\, an audio work by Katie Gould as part of LRS’s Sound Break series\, Cerebral (UArts)\, and Lee Minora’s White Feminist (Ars Nova Ant Fest). In 2019 she was named the Best Theatre Talent in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine. Proud graduate of the inaugural class of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Be Part of the Story\nHelp FringeArts present world-class\, contemporary performing arts that challenge convention and inspire new ways of thinking. \n \n Join + Support URL:https://fringearts.com/event/speech/2022-09-30/ LOCATION:Proscenium Theatre at The Drake\, 302 South Hicks Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19102\, United States CATEGORIES:2022,2022 Fringe Festival,Center City,FringeArts Curated,Funny,Music,Satire,Theater,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/lrs-edit-6-2-scaled.jpg GEO:39.9471899;-75.1670207 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Proscenium Theatre at The Drake 302 South Hicks Street Philadelphia PA 19102 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=302 South Hicks Street:geo:-75.1670207,39.9471899 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220930T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220930T210000 DTSTAMP:20220930T205206 CREATED:20220725T184234Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220728T205003Z UID:61949-1664568000-1664571600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Scarlet Letter DESCRIPTION:What do Georgia O’Keefe\, Sylvia Plath\, Marguerite Newburgh\, and Alice Parker all have in common? Buckle your seatbelts\, dial up the time machine\, and join Humble Materials at Philly PACK garage for Scarlet Letter: a dance-theatre\, time-traveling adventure. Humble Materials is a physical theatre collective in residence at Philly PACK. They produce small-budget\, large-impact\, femme-centric work. \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief graphic language and sensitive material. \n\nHealth & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event\, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly. \n  \n  \n\nCredits\nWritten by Jessica Noel\nCo-directed by Jessica Noel and Monica Flory\nProduction Design by Kat Caro\nFeaturing choreography by Amy Henderson\, Carolyn Breyer\, Chachi Perez\, Jessica Noel and the Humble Materials ensemble. \n  \nAbout the Artist\nHumble Materials is a physical theatre collective in residence at Philly PACK garage. We produce small-budget\, large-impact\, femme-centric work. Recent productions include MEDEA (2022) and Of A Feather (2021). URL:https://fringearts.com/event/scarlet-letter/2022-09-30/ LOCATION:Philly PACK\, 233 Federal St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19147 CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Dance,Features,Feminist,Fringe Festival,Funny,Historical,Independently Produced,Interdisciplinary,Neighborhood,Political,Satire,South Philly,Theater,Type,Unique Venue,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/ScarletLetter_1280x800.jpg GEO:39.9330922;-75.1489972 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Philly PACK 233 Federal St Philadelphia PA 19147;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=233 Federal St:geo:-75.1489972,39.9330922 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220930T204000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220930T211000 DTSTAMP:20220930T205206 CREATED:20220726T000148Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220817T124530Z UID:62412-1664570400-1664572200@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Topside DESCRIPTION:Since the beginning of the pandemic\, Theater in Quarantine has developed and livestreamed dozens of visually distinctive\, original performances from an eight-square-foot closet in the East Village. Hailed as one of the most imaginative makers of digital performance\, this Drama League Award–winning company comes to the Cannonball Festival with a marathon in-person run of Scott R. Sheppard’s Topside. Inspired by the short story “Game” by Donald Barthelme and written expressly for TiQ as one of its earliest livestreams\, Topside follows two men trapped in a military-grade bunker\, uncertain of their mission\, uncertain of how they’ll manage to survive each other’s company. Alternately capturing each character in looping sequences\, TiQ founder Joshua William Gelb will perform Topside continuously for three hours each night\, in a durational feat of digital hybridity. \n“Virtuosic… The closet has produced some of the new medium’s most imaginative work.” — Jesse Green\, The New York Times \n“Makes confinement a virtue\, a prompt to imagination.” — Helen Shaw\, New York Magazine \n  \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nThis show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival\, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub\, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater\, dance\, circus\, music\, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret\, pop-up events\, workshops\, artist talkbacks\, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org. \n \n  \nHealth & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event\, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly. \n\n\nCredits\nPerformed by Joshua William Gelb\, Voiceover by Scott R. Sheppard\, Written by Scott R. Sheppard\, Inspired by “Game” by Donald Barthelme\, Visual Design by You-Shin Chen\, Sound Design by Gavin Price\, Video Design and Direction by Joshua William Gelb \n  \nAbout the Artist\nTheater in Quarantine is a Drama League Award-winning performance laboratory dedicated to the exploration of the live theatrical experience in the digital space. Established in response to the pandemic by Founder/Creative Director Joshua William Gelb\, TiQ has developed and live-streamed dozens of visually distinctive\, original works to its YouTube channel\, working out of a closet in the East Village that’s only 8 square feet. Theater in Quarantine merges the live and the digital — embracing 21st century solutions to the question of “what is “theatrical””? Our digital and hybrid programming spans genres and styles\, with world premieres of new plays\, new musicals\, adaptations of classic texts\, dance\, and site-specific art installations. With audiences around the globe\, Theater in Quarantine has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered\, Japan’s NHK Television\, and has been profiled in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Within a single year Theater in Quarantine has been a four-time New York Times Critic’s Pick as well as one of Vulture’s “Top 10 Best Theater Moments of 2020” and the New York Times’ “Best Theater of 2021.” URL:https://fringearts.com/event/topside-2022-09-30-4/ LOCATION:The MAAS Building Cottage\, 1325 N. Randolph St.\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Cannonball Festival,Dark/Disturbing,Features,First Philly Fringe,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington-Fishtown,Satire,Solo Performer,Theater,Type,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Topside_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220930T211500 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220930T214500 DTSTAMP:20220930T205206 CREATED:20220726T000148Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220817T124352Z UID:62413-1664572500-1664574300@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Topside DESCRIPTION:Since the beginning of the pandemic\, Theater in Quarantine has developed and livestreamed dozens of visually distinctive\, original performances from an eight-square-foot closet in the East Village. Hailed as one of the most imaginative makers of digital performance\, this Drama League Award–winning company comes to the Cannonball Festival with a marathon in-person run of Scott R. Sheppard’s Topside. Inspired by the short story “Game” by Donald Barthelme and written expressly for TiQ as one of its earliest livestreams\, Topside follows two men trapped in a military-grade bunker\, uncertain of their mission\, uncertain of how they’ll manage to survive each other’s company. Alternately capturing each character in looping sequences\, TiQ founder Joshua William Gelb will perform Topside continuously for three hours each night\, in a durational feat of digital hybridity. \n“Virtuosic… The closet has produced some of the new medium’s most imaginative work.” — Jesse Green\, The New York Times \n“Makes confinement a virtue\, a prompt to imagination.” — Helen Shaw\, New York Magazine \n  \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nThis show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival\, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub\, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater\, dance\, circus\, music\, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret\, pop-up events\, workshops\, artist talkbacks\, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org. \n \n  \nHealth & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event\, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly. \n\n\nCredits\nPerformed by Joshua William Gelb\, Voiceover by Scott R. Sheppard\, Written by Scott R. Sheppard\, Inspired by “Game” by Donald Barthelme\, Visual Design by You-Shin Chen\, Sound Design by Gavin Price\, Video Design and Direction by Joshua William Gelb \n  \nAbout the Artist\nTheater in Quarantine is a Drama League Award-winning performance laboratory dedicated to the exploration of the live theatrical experience in the digital space. Established in response to the pandemic by Founder/Creative Director Joshua William Gelb\, TiQ has developed and live-streamed dozens of visually distinctive\, original works to its YouTube channel\, working out of a closet in the East Village that’s only 8 square feet. Theater in Quarantine merges the live and the digital — embracing 21st century solutions to the question of “what is “theatrical””? Our digital and hybrid programming spans genres and styles\, with world premieres of new plays\, new musicals\, adaptations of classic texts\, dance\, and site-specific art installations. With audiences around the globe\, Theater in Quarantine has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered\, Japan’s NHK Television\, and has been profiled in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Within a single year Theater in Quarantine has been a four-time New York Times Critic’s Pick as well as one of Vulture’s “Top 10 Best Theater Moments of 2020” and the New York Times’ “Best Theater of 2021.” URL:https://fringearts.com/event/topside/2022-09-30/ LOCATION:The MAAS Building Cottage\, 1325 N. Randolph St.\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Cannonball Festival,Dark/Disturbing,Features,First Philly Fringe,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington-Fishtown,Satire,Solo Performer,Theater,Type,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Topside_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T150000 DTSTAMP:20220930T205206 CREATED:20220726T151159Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220817T155742Z UID:65168-1664632800-1664636400@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Facepaint DESCRIPTION:A clown walks into a funeral. \nHe walks out with a seemingly supernatural problem\, with no solution in sight. \nFacepaint is a character-driven dark comedy with elements of slapstick that follows three individuals: Harold\, a professional clown whose fear of divine punishment following a half-baked act of devotion at a dead friend’s funeral has him spiral out of control; Annette\, a personal injury lawyer whose cheating husband and impending divorce puts her on a self-destructive warpath; and Maria\, Annette’s employee and Harold’s wife\, who is caught in the middle of it all. \nA play about young people forced to reckon with grief\, love\, relationships and fear of God\, Facepaint is a genre-bending piece of theater not to be missed. \nFacepaint is running running for one weekend only at Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb St.\, Norristown\, PA 19401). \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains frequent suggested language and brief graphic violence—references to grief\, drug addiction\, and self-harm. \n\nHealth & Safety\nMasks are required to attend this event. Audience members must wear masks for the duration of this performance. Vaccination cards will not be checked. Please plan accordingly.\n \n\nCredits\nDirected by Zaina Yasmin Dana\nWritten by Collin Spangler\nCostume Design by Desta Pulley\nSound Design by Clare Grundstein\nSet and Props Design by Jack McManus\nLighting Design by Collin Spangler \nCast:\nCollin Spangler\nShelby Billups\nClare Grundstein\nRohan Hejmadi\nDaniel Oakes \n  \nAbout the Artist\neat purple theater co. (zaina dana\, clare grundstein\, collin spangler) is a collective of young independent artists making their way in life while striving to create exhilarating new works for the theater. they are united by their determination\, their talent\, and their voracious appetite for all things purple. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/facepaint/2022-10-01/ LOCATION:Theater Horizon\, 401 DeKalb St.\, Norristown\, PA\, 19401 CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Dark/Disturbing,First Philly Fringe,First Time in Philly Fringe,Funny,Independently Produced,Mime/Clown,Outside Philly,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Religious/Spiritual,Satire,Theater,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/zaina-fixed-banner-image-Collin-Spangler.png END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR