BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//FringeArts - ECPv5.16.4//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:FringeArts 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:20220930T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220930T213000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220801T143513Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220815T145030Z UID:64502-1664566200-1664573400@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Jérôme Bel (2021) DESCRIPTION:A lifetime of dance and choreography. Memories of gestures and scores. A self-portrait of a 21st century artist. \nFrench choreographer Jérôme Bel (Gala\, The show must go on\, Cédric Andrieux) continues his renowned portrait series\, this time examining himself. Through a combination of lecture\, archival video excerpts\, and live dance\, Bel constructs a genealogy of the driving forces behind his work—what he calls an “auto-bio-choreo-graphy.” He reflects on the doubts\, commitments\, failures\, and questions present throughout his career and creative process. In this impassioned illumination of the motivations of contemporary performance and postmodern dance\, the personal becomes entangled with the artistic and the political.  \nFor ecological reasons\, Bel and his company stopped traveling by plane in 2019. This performance\, therefore\, relies on a unique collaboration with Philadelphia dancer Megan Bridge (Fidget). Bridge serves as director and translator\, in addition to portraying Bel on stage. She embodies Bel’s honesty and vulnerability\, holding tension between humanism and formalism. \n​ \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n “A portrait of the choreographer which is as sensitive as it is conceptual.”—Florian Gaité \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Content Consideration\nThis performance contains scenes of nudity\, and has been written to reach ages high school and up. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Credits\nProducer: R.B. Jérôme Bel \nCo-Producers: Ménagerie de Verre (Paris)\, La Commune centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers\, Festival d’Automne à Paris\, R.B. Jérôme Bel (Paris) \nPerformed by: Megan Bridge\, co-director of Fidget \n \n  \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 Pricing\n$25 general$15 students and 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. \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 Supporters\nFestival Co-Producers: Lynne & Bert Strieb\, Tony Forte \nThe writing of the text of this show is part of the creative process of Sustainable theatre ?\, conceived by Katie Mitchell\, Jérôme Bel and Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne\, and co-produced by STAGES (Sustainable Theatre Alliance for a Green Environmental Shift). Co-funded by European Union; Dramaten Stockholm; National Theater & Concert Hall\, Taipei; NTGent; Piccolo Teatro di Milano; Teatro d’Europa; Teatro Nacional D. Maria II Lisboa; Théâtre de Liège; Lithuanian National Drama Theatre; National Theatre of Croatia Zagreb; Slovene National Theatre Maribor; Trafo Budapest; MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis. RB Jérôme Bel receives support from the Regional Department of Cultural Affairs of Île-de-France – Ministry of Culture. \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/jerome-bel-2021/2022-09-30/ LOCATION:FringeArts\, 140 N Columbus Blvd\, Philadelphia\, PA CATEGORIES:2022,2022 Fringe Festival,Autobiographical,Dance,FringeArts Curated,International Artists,Old City,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jerome_bel_1_HD-1-scaled-e1659358451904.jpg GEO:39.9533027;-75.140385 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=FringeArts 140 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia PA;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=140 N Columbus Blvd:geo:-75.140385,39.9533027 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220930T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220930T220000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220725T191532Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220728T171621Z UID:63895-1664568000-1664575200@fringearts.com SUMMARY:The Beauty Queen of Leenane DESCRIPTION:Set in the isolated mountains of Connemara in County Galway\, Ireland\, Martin McDonagh’s award-winning play tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan\, a lonely woman in her early forties\, and Mag\, her manipulative aging mother. When Mag interferes in Maureen’s possibly final chance of a romantic relationship\, the war between mother and daughter escalates in ways both hilarious and terrifying. \nFor ages 18+ \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief graphic language and brief graphic violence. \n\n  \nHealth & Safety\nMasks are required for audience members. Vaccination cards will not be checked. \n  \n\n\nCredits\n  \nDirector: Josh Hitchens\, Mag: Paula Kem\, Maureen: Rochelle Longwill\, Pato: Steve Travers\, Ray: Sam Fineman\, Ray Understudy: Steven R. Butler \n  \nAbout the Artist\nFor nearly 70 years since its establishment in 1953\, Allens Lane Art Center has been a vital cornerstone in the Mount Airy\, Germantown\, and Greater Philadelphia communities with the mission of Growing Together Through the Arts. Allens Lane Art Center Theater presents four mainstage plays each season\, continuing a long-standing community theater program that has seen thousands of artists and audience members pass through its doors. We are committed to producing the best of contemporary theater\, exciting new plays\, and boldly reimagined classics – especially plays that tell the stories of people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community to reflect the rich diversity of the neighborhoods surrounding Allens Lane Art Center. In addition to our Mainstage season\, we offer theater classes for youth and adults\, Children’s Theater productions\, and a Reader’s Theater to workshop new plays. Allens Lane Art Center Theater aims to bring people of all ages together through the communal power of the arts and is committed to diverse representation in our productions both with the actors onstage and the artists working behind the scenes. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/the-beauty-queen-of-leenane/2022-09-30/ LOCATION:Allens Lane Art Center\, 601 W Allens Lane\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19119\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Dark/Disturbing,Features,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Northwest Philly,Theater,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TheBeautyQueenofLeenane_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T000000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T000000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220726T151913Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220927T195305Z UID:61799-1664582400-1664582400@fringearts.com SUMMARY:1\,000 miles: celebrating the 10th Walk Around Philadelphia! DESCRIPTION:YOU’RE INVITED TO THE WALK CLOSING PARTY! \nThis special event will feature: \nLIVE MUSIC by West Philadelphia Orchestra! \nSPECIAL RAFFLE PRIZES: \n2 tickets to a RIVER CRUISE on the Delaware River courtesy of Sea Philly (Oct 9th morning perimeter rain date: Oct 16th). \n2 tickets to a PRIVATE FLIGHT around the city’s edge in a small plane (evening of the week of Oct 9-15\, as pilot & winner’s schedule & weather allow). \n  \nJoin us to mark the completion of the 10th Walk Around Philadelphia and help celebrate JJ’s 1\,000+ miles around the city’s edge! \nLearn about the project\, share your stories about the city’s borders and connect with others who’ve set out to explore the perimeter of Philadelphia. \nThis festive gathering at Cherry Street Pier will feature interactive stations\, communty storytelling\, special Walk Around Philadelphia swag & more. It’s free / pay-what-you-wish! \nSince its 4-person artist residency origins in 2016\, Walk Around Philadelphia has become a pilgrimage experience where hundreds (ranging in age from 12 to 94) have set out to explore the city’s perimeter. \nArtist JJ Tiziou will have just completed his 10th walk (1\,000+ miles around Philly’s edge!) and this September’s iteration of the walk will facilitate this unique experience of the city for ~300+ more participants. \nThe Walk itself will be accomplished in small groups with ten ~10 mile segments to choose from; you are invited to join for a half day\, whole day\, or multiple segments! [separate registration required via JJ’s website]\nFor more info or to register to walk:\nhttp://www.WalkAroundPhiladelphia.com \n  \nWALK DATES: \nSEPTEMBER 10/11/12\n(Sat/Sun/Mon) \nSEPTEMBER 17 /18 /19\nSat/Sun/Mon \nSEPTEMBER 23 / 24 / 25 / 26\n(Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon) \n*Pay what you wish contributions help support continued efforts to make Walk Around Philadelphia more\, accessible\, inclusive and equitable. \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \n  \nHealth & Safety\nAudience members may choose to wear masks at this event\, but they are not required. Vaccination cards will not be checked. \n\n  \nAbout the Artist\nJJ Tiziou has walked the full perimeter of Philadelphia 9 times and invites you to join in the 10th! \nCelebrating 1\,000+ miles around the city’s furthest edges\, JJ is continuing to work to make this unique experience of the city more accessible and inclusive. \nThis fall’s iteration of the walk is broken down into 10 segments with multiple off-ramp options \, more accessibility mapping\, stipends for participants for whom finances are a barrier\, and a joyous in-person celebration event at the end. For more information\, visit www.WalkAroundPhiladelphia.com \nWhen he’s not working on developing & sharing this strange and magical pilgrimage adventure\, JJ works part time as a massage therapist\, serves as a block captain in West Philly\, organizes concerts & other community events\, and continues to be known as the guy who was the lead artist on that giant mural on the side of the parking garages at the airport. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/1000-miles-celebrating-the-10th-walk-around-philadelphia/ LOCATION:Cherry Street Pier\, 121 N. Columbus Boulevard\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19106\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Ambulatory,Autobiographical,Features,Fringe Festival,Historical,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Magic,Neighborhood,Old City,Outdoor,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Political,Religious/Spiritual,Unique Venue,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Walk_Celeb_1280x800-Jacques-Jean-Tiziou.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T110000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T120000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220726T170600Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220816T181815Z UID:62948-1664622000-1664625600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Afternoon of an Alter DESCRIPTION:Come wrangle with reality at a Rodeo Biscuit Bar aboard a spaceship bound for LadyPrince Planet with your pilot\, Ew\, the dancer. Cowboy Waitress\, Mad Donna\, Yung&Bizzy\, and others will keep you (and Ew) company during the journey. BYOSelves. \nAfternoon of an Alter is a physical-dance-theater-esque collage\, an existential romp with sympathetic characters: Yung&Bizzy is the embodiment of Emmett’s flight response\, LadyPrince is a fighter\, Fawn freezes\, and there’s a few personas there to soothe. This piece is interactive by choice and invites witnesses to honor and laugh at the coping mechanisms of our nervous systems in a time of crisis. We can heal together by sharing time\, space\, and energy in honest-to-ourselves jest. \nAppropriate for all ages \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief suggested language and brief suggested violence. There is brief physical reference to suicidal gun-violence in this piece. Death metaphors are explored and grief is expressed. \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\n\nCredits\nEmmett Wilson- soloist and producer \nNora Lang- technical assistant\, busboy of the Rodeo Biscuit Bar \n  \nAbout the Artist\nEmmett Wilson is also called ‘Ew! the dancer’ amongst other names that are all connected to stories they tell with their body. They sprouted in Houston\, grew a lot in Salt Lake City\, where they made many performances while working as the community garden coordinator of The City Library; and they are now planted in Philadelphia. Their practice hinges upon embodying distinct sides of themselves and collaborating with others including the vast environment in which they move. Emmett is a board member\, choreographer\, and performer for DEXO (Deseret Experimental Opera). They have designed and taught embodiment workshops for the Out Loud youth group at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art\, Alphabet Soup at SLCPL\, Queer Spectra and the STEM Community Alliance Program with the University of Utah. Emmett has performed both solo and with groups in Houston\, SLC\, Moab\, Atlanta\, Brooklyn\, NYC\, Richmond\, Chicago\, Seattle\, Portland\, San Francisco\, Baltimore\, Philadelphia\, and Berlin. Emmett is a recent graduate of the Crestone Healing Arts Center and is emerging as a healing artist practicing various modalities of bodywork. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/afternoon-of-an-alter/2022-10-01/ LOCATION:Headlong Dance Theater\, 1170 S Broad St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19146\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Ambulatory,Autobiographical,Dance,Devised,Drag,Features,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Interdisciplinary,LGBTQ,Mime/Clown,Neighborhood,Outdoor,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Solo Performer,South Philly,Theater,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AfternoonofanAlter_1280x800.jpg GEO:39.9359998;-75.1675589 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Headlong Dance Theater 1170 S Broad St Philadelphia PA 19146 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=1170 S Broad St:geo:-75.1675589,39.9359998 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T153000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220801T143400Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220926T191132Z UID:64176-1664632800-1664638200@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/2022-10-01/ 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:20221001T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T180000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220725T185648Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220817T150245Z UID:61684-1664643600-1664647200@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Ruciteme Karyenda Culture de Buyenzi DESCRIPTION:The majority of Burundian people have been enduring the aftermaths of the past civil wars that left many orphans\, widowers\, handicaps\, in misery etc… As the core aim of our group\, RUCITEME KARYENDA CULTURE DE BUYENZI is to bring back the lost joy\, smiles and excitement of all Burundians through our cultural and modern dance performance and to inspire the young generation to live a happy and hopeful life. Moreover\, to introduce our beautiful cultural performance to the Globe.\nSo far\, we have performed many dances both locally and internationally and participated in festivals Internationally. \nAttending this Festival will expose us to a real international and multicultural environment where we could also get an opportunity to share about our country\, its cultures\, geography and people\, as well as to create a global network and have first-hand experience of rich culture and history of U.S.A. \nAppropriate for all ages \nCredits\n  \nWe are in total made of 25 persons\, i.e both Cast and Team\, we have received local awards as Community Changers thanks to our Show performed in East Africa Community for promoting Harmony and Unity among people regardless their daily endeavors. Additionnally\, we have performed in European Countries namely France\, Poland\, Turkey and soon we are highly honoured to perform in Brighton Finge Festival in England this May. Our common target is to promote our cultural Brand\, to entertain the humanity\, to make our globe more joyful and peacefull for every single human being living on this Earth URL:https://fringearts.com/event/ruciteme/ LOCATION:Lemon Hill Mansion Park – Site 1\, 801 Lemon Hill Dr\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19130\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Dance,Fairmount,Features,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,International Artists,Musical Theater,Neighborhood,Relaxed Performance,Type,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/RucitemeKaryendaCulturedeBuyenzi_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T194500 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220801T142753Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220925T195051Z UID:63998-1664649000-1664653500@fringearts.com SUMMARY:The Path of Pins or the Path of Needles DESCRIPTION:NOTE: the Sunday\, Sep 25 performance has been canceled due to rain. \nWelcome\, pregnant one\, to our sunset reality. Here at the edge of day and night\, awake and asleep\, we fall through the veil. Walk quickly. Hide the garlic in your pocket. You found your way here\, but can you find your way back out? Will these whispers protect your unborn child from the curse? \nVisionary writer and filmmaker Josephine Decker (Shirley\, Madeline’s Madeline) joins forces with Pig Iron Theatre Company (Superterranean\, Love Unpunished) for a dark fairy tale about the terrors\, joys\, and deep uncertainties of pregnancy. Inspired by Maria Tatar’s research on the history of fairy tales\, this immersive performance explores the complex decisions that mothers\, fictional and real\, must make about their children’s lives. This new work brings Decker’s singular vision into conversation with Pig Iron’s 20-year investigation with site-specific and immersive theater. \nEach audience member becomes “The Pregnant Dreamer\,” seeking to evade a curse on their unborn child by choosing their own path through Rigby Mansion and its grounds. Interactive scenes — weaving contemporary dance\, physical theater\, and performance art — unlock secret knowledge and whispers of terror. All bodies are welcome; come prepared to wander. \n  \nPERFORMANCE NOTE: Much of the performance installation is outdoors on uneven ground. Some audience members will be invited to sit down outside on grass or dirt. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Patrons with limited mobility can be accommodated; please call 215.413.1318 or email patronservices@fringearts.com ahead of your performance night so we can provide proper support. If there is light rain\, performances will still occur; please bring an umbrella. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n “Daring\, transgressive”—The Philadelphia Inquirer \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Credits\n\n\nConcept and Direction: Josephine Decker\n\n\n\n\nCo-Director: Dan Rothenberg\n\n\n\n\nText by Josephine Decker in collaboration with the ensemble\n\n\nScenic Design by Maiko MatsushimaLighting Design by Tuçe YasakSound Design by Tina Hanae-MillerCostume Design by Alicia J. AustinDramaturgy by Sally OlloveEnsemble: Jessica Almasy\, Sanchel Brown\, Miranda Calderon\, Ching-I Chang\, Anisa George\, John Maria Gutierrez\, Courtney Henry\, Alex Tatarsky \nSwings/Understudies: Meagan Kimberly Smith\, Jacinta Yelland \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Content Considerations\nThis performance contains references to family violence and to termination of pregnancy. This performance is not suitable for children. \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\, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before the event. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Pricing\n$37 general\n$15 student and 25-and-under\n$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. \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 Supporters\nMajor support for The Path of Pins or the Path of Needles has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support from the Charlotte Cushman Foundation. \n  \nFestival Executive Producer: Carol BeamFestival Producers: Chris Deephouse\, Donna Hunt\, Ed & Anne WagnerFestival Co-Producers: Bill & Joyce Kunkle \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Venue\nRigby Mansion\n523 Church Ln\nPhiladelphia\, PA 19144 \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 Josephine Decker (Concept/Writer/Co-Director) is an award-winning writer\, director\, and filmmaker whose work tends to bend the space between imagination and reality. Her feature Shirley won Sundance 2020’s U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking. Her feature Madeline’s Madeline\, scripted through a devised process with ten actors\, played Sundance\, Berlinale and scores of festivals worldwide\, was nominated for Best Picture at the IFP Gotham Awards and for two Independent Spirit Awards. She explores collaborative storytelling via directing TV\, documentary-making\, performance art\, VR and teaching. Her latest film The Sky is Everywhere (A24\, Apple\, released spring 2022) was a New York Times Critic’s Pick. \nDan Rothenberg (Co-Director) is one of the founding artistic directors at Pig Iron Theatre Company\, where he seeds artistic collisions and new approaches to performance. He works closely with ensembles of actor-creators who co-create (“devise”) Pig Iron’s work. An OBIE- and Barrymore-winning director and writer\, his work ranges from large scale visual theater to hybrid clown pieces and concerts. Outside of Pig Iron\, he has directed at Bowerbird\, Play Company (NYC)\, and the Acting Company (national tour)\, and received commissions from the Kimmel Center and Tiwary Entertainment Group. Recent collaborations include work with acclaimed Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada\, Emmy-winning composer Troy Herion\, and MacArthur “Genius” Mimi Lien. USA Artists Fellow (2010); Penn Program in Environmental Humanities Artist in Residence (2017). \nPig Iron Theater Company has been creating interdisciplinary performances in Philadelphia since 1995. Now a national leader in the movement of alternative theater makers\, the company has created over 33 original works and has toured to festivals and theaters in 15 countries on four continents\, with stops at the Humana Festival\, Under the Radar Festival\, TR Warzawa\, La Jolla Playhouse\, and the Tokyo Performing Arts Market. The OBIE Award-winning company has\nbeen nominated for more than 35 Barrymore Awards\, winning 10. During the pandemic\, the company pivoted to digital work with an acclaimed Zoom adaptation of their collaboration with Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada\, Zero Cost House\, and an interactive two-player iPhone app called Franklin’s Secret City. The company recently launched a Digital / Film / Interactive initiative\, with support from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage\, to explore how their devising\nmethodology can be applied in the digital arena. Since 2015\, Pig Iron has partnered with University of the Arts to offer both a Graduate Certificate and an MFA in Devised Performance\, training the next generation of adventurous makers of hybrid performance. www.pigiron.org \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/path-of-pins-or-path-of-needles/2022-10-01/ LOCATION:Rigby Mansion\, 523 Church Ln\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19144\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Ambulatory,Dark/Disturbing,FringeArts Curated,Immersive,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Interactive,Interdisciplinary,Northwest Philly,Outdoor,Theater ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/js22025_082_ret_V1-1-scaled.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T203000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220726T142749Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220920T205708Z UID:61683-1664650800-1664656200@fringearts.com SUMMARY:bpm DESCRIPTION:b.p.m. is an acoustic and electronic imrpovisatory trio comprising artists Barry Sharp (b)\, Miles Jefferson Friday (m)\, and Piyawat Louilarpprasert (p). Using an array of instruments such as trombone\, voice\, speaker cones and feedback loops\, the three composers add a different flavor to a sonic landscape that can evolve from gentle fabrics of sound to cathartic explosions of noise. Joining them are musicians Carlos Cotallo Solares (guitar and electronics) and Will Yager (double bass) who explore the sonic limits of their instruments within a duo\, influenced by their joint experience in contemporary music\, jazz\, metal\, and noise. Join us for an evening of exciting and wild music that will surely tickle the ear. \nFor ages 21+ only \n\nHealth & Safety\nAudience members may choose to wear masks at this event\, but they are not required. Vaccination cards will not be checked. \n\nAbout the Artist\n  \nBarry Sharp is a Philadelphia-based composer and musician with a love for industrial ambiences and sounds in stretched time. His improvised solo-show\, Sounding Spaces\, integrates drone versions of these sounds with acoustic instruments in a cathartic and psychedelic performance experience. He is a founding member of the Song Sessions Collective\, a group of four improvisors who perform an ever-changing work based on the structure of whale songs. The collective won a grant from New Music USA in 2019 and a residency at MISE-EN_Place\, Bushwick in 2018. His accolades include a New Music USA Project Grant\, Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial Grant\, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award\, The American Prize\, Cornell Council for the Arts\, New Music on the Point\, Henry and Parker Pelzer Award in Composition\, and the Barbara Cochran Breazeale Fellowship. Barry has been performed by ensembles including JACK Quartet\, International Contemporary Ensemble\, TAK Ensemble\, Amalgama\, Bienen Early/Contemporary Vocal Ensemble\, [Switch~ Ensemble]\, sTem\, The Princeton Singers\, OSSIA Ensemble\, Un/Pitched\, Ithaca New Music Collective\, Cornell Orchestras\, Cornell Wind Symphony\, and Cornell Chamber Singers. \nPiyawat is a Thai composer\, performer\, and curator who works with the interweave of music composition\, visual art and sound installation. Piyawat has been awarded and commissioned by Südwestrundfunk (SWR) Experimental Studio\, MATA Festival\, Lucerne Festival\, Gaudeamus\, Mizzou Composer Festival\, ASCAP\, Pro Helvetia\, British Council\, Japan Foundation\, Sergei Slonimsky Award\, Matan Givol Prize\, Léon Goossens Prize and Kultur Kontakt Residency. In 2019\, his “Smelly Tubes” was featured in CNN News World: “Young and Gifted”. In 2021\, “Ohm-Na-Mo” was commissioned by Donaueschinger Musiktage for 100 years celebration. Graduated from Cornell University (D.M.A.)\, Royal College of Music (M.M.)\, Piyawat is currently a program curator for Int-Act Festival (Thailand) and Taceti(i) ensemble. \nMiles Jefferson Friday is a composer who works with a wide range of instrumental\, electronic\, installation\, un/notated\, and building-based compositional practices. Through his music\, Miles aims to explore the personal subjectivities of auditory reception\, rethink objects and/as instruments\, and propose ways in which the field of music composition can operate more dynamically. Ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain\, the International Contemporary Ensemble\, the Tönkunstler Orchestra\, Dal Niente\, Yarn/Wire\, Wet Ink\, the TAK ensemble\, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble\, the GAMEnsemble\, Ensemble Garage\, the Momenta String Quartet\, the Fifth House Ensemble\, Ensemble Suono Giallo\, the Tacet(i) Ensemble\, the AIR Contemporary Music Collective\, and the Unheard-of//Ensemble have played Miles’ works. Miles is currently a doctoral candidate at Cornell University and also holds a MA from the Eastman School of Music and a BM from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. \nCarlos Cotallo Solares is a Spanish composer and improviser currently living in Philadelphia. His work deals with subjects like quotation\, meter and tempo polyphony\, improvisation\, and the relationship between music and language. His pieces often focus on a single concept or technique that is interpreted in multiple ways. His music has been performed in the US\, Colombia\, Spain\, the UK\, Germany\, Poland\, Greece\, and Finland. He is a member of the free improvisation trio Wombat and creates audiovisual works with the video artist Timothy David Orme. He also performs as a solo improviser and makes experimental rock music under the name “Black Stork”. In 2019\, Carlos finished a PhD in composition at the University of Iowa\, completing previously a Master’s degree at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and a Bachelor’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. \nWill Yager is a double bassist committed to experimental music\, improvisation\, and collaborating with composers in the creation of new solo and chamber repertoire for the double bass. Yager has worked directly with such composers as Michael Gordon\, David Lang\, Miya Masaoka\, Scott Wollschleger\, Sivan Cohen Elias\, Mary Jane Leach\, Jean-François Charles\, and Amy Williams among others. He is a founding member of both LIGAMENT\, a duo with soprano Anika Kildegaard\, and the experimental trio Wombat with Justin Comer and Carlos Cotallo Solares. Performance highlights include appearances the University of Iowa Center for New Music\, High Zero Foundation’s Red Room in Your Room series\, Experimental Sound Studios’ Quarantine Concerts\, 2022 SEAMUS Convention\, 2021 International Society of Bassists Convention\, Open Air Media Festival\, Oh My Ears Festival\, MOXsonic\, Big Ears Festival\, Feed Me Weird Things\, Nief-Norf Summer Festival\, New Music on the Point\, Cortona Sessions for New Music\, and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival. In addition to his varied performing activities\, Yager previously held teaching positions at Maryville College\, the University of North Alabama\, and is currently on faculty at the North Carolina Governor’s School West. He is currently based in Baltimore\, Maryland. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/bpm/ LOCATION:Century Phila\, 1350 South 29th Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19146\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Bar Venue,Dark/Disturbing,First Philly Fringe,Independently Produced,International Artists,Music,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Solo Performer,South Philly,Visiting Artist (Out of towner),Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/bpm_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T210000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220725T200222Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220804T173132Z UID:62122-1664652600-1664658000@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Triggered DESCRIPTION:Danse4Nia (Conservatory) in collaboration with Grounded Theatare presents “TRIGGERED”\, a youth production that focuses on the gun violence in the city of Philadelphia.  Written by Sha’von Smith\, directed by Diane S. Leslie\, “TRIGGERED’ tackles the issues of why gun violence plagues our city while seeks to ask the question\, “how can it stop?” \nThis original youth production premieres in the 2022 Philly Fringe Festival at the Performance Garage September 30 & October 1\, 2022 7:30 pm. General Admission $25 in advance $30 @ the door. \nAppropriate for ages 7+ \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief graphic language\, frequent suggested violence\, gun violence\, and strobe lights. \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\nCredits\n  \nWritten by Sha’von Smith \nDirected by Diane S. Leslie \nMusical Direction by Zymir Brunson \nChoreography by A.C. Gilmore & Clarricia Golden \nProduced by Antoinette M. Coward-Gilmore & Jacqueline Jonas \n  \nAbout the Artist\n  \nDanse4Nia is one of Philadelphia’s premiere performing arts organizations that serves as the home to professional project-based dance company Phoenix Danse (formerly known as Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble)\, youth dance company Nia-Next and arts education\, performing arts training program Danse4Nia Conservatory which was the receipt of the 2021 George Bartol Foundation Award for Excellence in Arts Education. Founded in 2006 by Antoinette M. Coward-Gilmore\, Phoenix Danse (Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble) made its debut in the 2006 Philly Fringe Festival featuring choreography by founder Coward-Gilmore\, 2006 resident choreographer Shawn-LaMere Williams and the late Faye B. Snow. Since its inception\, Danse4Nia/ Phoenix Danse has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region\, nationally and internationally all while become a 501c3 non-profit organization\, the sponsor of a youth company and stellar training program developing young artist since 2009. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/triggered/2022-10-01/ LOCATION:Performance Garage\, 1515 Brandywine Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19130 CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Art for Young Audiences,Fairmount,Family,Features,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Musical Theater,Neighborhood,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Political,Student Artist(s),Theater,Type,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Triggered_1280x800.jpg GEO:39.9635628;-75.1635975 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Performance Garage 1515 Brandywine Street Philadelphia PA 19130;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=1515 Brandywine Street:geo:-75.1635975,39.9635628 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T210000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220725T184234Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220728T205004Z UID:61950-1664654400-1664658000@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/2022-10-01/ 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:20221001T203000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T214500 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220726T152344Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220729T192842Z UID:61797-1664656200-1664660700@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Spherus DESCRIPTION:Spherus is extra-dimensional modern circus where the performers interact with light and multimedia to create a new world for the audience. The cast manipulates fabric\, acrylic\, & wooden shapes in a sea of projected light – seamlessly integrating their unique circus skills to delight the imagination. The full program includes international juggling champion Greg Kennedy complemented by two aerial dancers interacting with projections; the trio combines juggling\, technology and dazzling aerial artistry on silks\, ropes\, & spinning hoops in never-before-seen ways. \nAppropriate for all ages \nThis show is presented as part of Circus Campus Presents. Circus Campus\, established in 2017\, fosters a tight-knit community of teachers\, students\, performers\, and creators. Its inaugural Philadelphia Fringe Festival hub showcases the skills and variety of these incredible people. Visit their beautifully restored church facility in leafy-green West Mt. Airy\, directly adjacent to Upsal Station. Learn more at circuscampusphiladelphia.com/presents/. \n\nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains strobe lights in a beautiful presentation of light and sound displayed through circus. \n\nHealth & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event. Masks are optional. 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\nGreg Kennedy – the engineer turned juggler – is the mastermind behind the astounding Spherus production. After touring with Cirque Du Soleil for five years and performing for millions in over 40 countries\, Kennedy has returned to Philadelphia to produce a new world of his own. He has broken the bonds of modern circus to construct an experience that marries physical prowess to technological innovation\, and incorporated the talents of a truly unique cast and creative team to make it shine. \n  \nKennedy has incorporated the talents of Jeff Bethea\, a multimedia enthusiast & Brynna Raine\, the creative paradox\, to help visualize and create the set & interactive media that powers Spherus. Bethea mined his background in music and media design to explore new ways to integrate the physical and digital worlds. Raine\, a video producer and graphic designer\, used her talents to keep the cast and crew working cohesively to make their vision a reality and deliver an amazing show. \n  \nSpherus wouldn’t be possible without its talented acrobatic aerialists Christine Morano & Rachel Lancaster. The two aerialists blend fantastic feats of strength with stunning circus-spectacles choreographed within Kennedy’s unique apparatuses. These outstanding women (who teach their skills as well as perform) have a grace that lends the show constant motion; they act as the catalyst that brings the production to life. \n  \nThe cast is driven to provide an experience that bridges the gap between modern circus and current technology. As a self-contained show\, it utilizes 3 projectors\, portable LED lighting\, full set installation\, audiovisual and interactive media\, and the souls of astoundingly talented individuals to create a larger-than-life production for audiences of all ages. Spherus is a unique spectacle of new media design and circus arts – it truly is playing with light and air. DCMetro says\, “Spherus changes the audience’s perspective – 5 stars.” \n  \nAbout the Artist\nGreg Kennedy – the engineer turned juggler – is the mastermind behind the astounding Spherus production. After touring with Cirque Du Soleil for five years and performing for millions in over 40 countries\, Kennedy has returned to Philadelphia to produce a new world of his own. He has broken the bonds of modern circus to construct an experience that marries physical prowess to technological innovation\, and incorporated the talents of a truly unique cast and creative team to make it shine. \nKennedy has incorporated the talents of Jeff Bethea\, a multimedia enthusiast\, & Brynna Raine\, the creative paradox\, to help visualize and create the set & interactive media that powers Spherus. Bethea mined his background in music and media design to explore new ways to integrate the physical and digital worlds. Raine\, a video producer and graphic designer\, used her talents to keep the cast and crew working cohesively to make their vision a reality and deliver an amazing show. \nSpherus wouldn’t be possible without its talented acrobatic aerialists Christine Morano & Rachel Lancaster. The two aerialists blend fantastic feats of strength with stunning circus-spectacles choreographed within Kennedy’s unique apparatuses. These outstanding women (who teach their skills as well as perform) have a grace that lends the show constant motion; they act as the catalyst that brings the production to life. \nThe cast is driven to provide an experience that bridges the gap between modern circus and current technology. As a self-contained show\, it utilizes 3 projectors\, portable LED lighting\, full set installation\, audiovisual and interactive media\, and the souls of astoundingly talented individuals to create a larger-than-life production for audiences of all ages. Spherus is a unique spectacle of new media design and circus arts – it truly is playing with light and air. DCMetro says\, “Spherus changes the audience’s perspective – 5 stars.” URL:https://fringearts.com/event/spherus-2/ LOCATION:Circus Campus\, 6452 Greene St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19119\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Circus,Circus Campus Presents,Dance,Family,Features,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Northwest Philly,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Spherus_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T210000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221001T220000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212808 CREATED:20220801T163924Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220903T023018Z UID:64234-1664658000-1664661600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Black Lodge DESCRIPTION:What does it take to face ourselves? Enter the darkness in search of something beautiful\, transcendent. But be very careful what you need to know… \nDrawing on the complicated mythologies of the surrealist writer William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch)\, Black Lodge uses dance\, industrial rock\, classical string quartet\, and opera to take viewers through a Lynchian psychological escape room. \nSet in a nightmarish Bardo\, a place between death and rebirth\, a tormented writer faces down demons of his own making. Forced to confront the darkest moment in his life\, he mines fractured and repressed memories for a way out. A woman is at the center of all the writer’s afterlife encounters. She is the subject of his life’s greatest regret\, and she materializes everywhere in this Otherworld. The writer cannot detach any thoughts of his life from her.  \nPart film screening and part industrial rock opera concert\, this world premiere event features glam opera band Timur & the Dime Museum alongside musicians from the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n “A Twin Peaks-inspired musical theater piece”\n—LA Times \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Credits\nCOMPOSER: David T. LittleLIBRETTIST: Anne WaldmanSTORY\, SCREENPLAY\, & DIRECTOR: Michael Joseph McQuilkenPRODUCER: Beth Morrison ProjectsPERFORMERS: Timur and the Dime Museum\, Opera Philadelphia OrchestraFILM SET DESIGNER & EVENT LIGHTING DESIGNER: Maruti EvansFILM ART DIRECTOR: Sandra PowersCOSTUME DESIGN: Timur and the Dime Museum (live) are wearing designs by Victor Wilde/Bohemian Society \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 Venue\nPhiladelphia Film Center\n1412 Chestnut St\nPhiladelphia\, PA 19102 \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Supporters\nFestival Co-Producers: Sissie & Herb Lipton \nOpera commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and the Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman Venture Fund for Opera \nFilm commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects\, Opera Philadelphia\, the Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman Venture Fund for Opera\, David & Kiki Gindler\, Charlotte Isaacs\, and Thomas H. Platz\, with additional support provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation. \nMajor support provided by the Mellon Foundation \nDeveloped by Beth Morrison Projects\, California Institute for the Arts\, HERE Arts Center\, and REDCAT. \nThis program is supported\, in part\, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Pricing\n$25 general$2 FringeACCESS \nNote: tickets for this event are sold exclusively through Opera Philadelphia. Visit operaphila.org/blacklodge to purchase tickets.  \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/black-lodge/2022-10-01/ LOCATION:Philadelphia Film Center\, 1412 Chestnut Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19102\, United States CATEGORIES:2022,2022 Fringe Festival,Center City,Dark/Disturbing,Film,FringeArts Curated,Interdisciplinary,Music,Opera ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/soltesz_blacklodge-1393-2600x1733-1-scaled.jpeg GEO:39.950563;-75.164743 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Philadelphia Film Center 1412 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19102 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=1412 Chestnut Street:geo:-75.164743,39.950563 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221002T150000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221002T160000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212809 CREATED:20220725T190341Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220830T213252Z UID:61719-1664722800-1664726400@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Disassembled: Lives taken Apart and examined through new music for Piano\, Cello\, Flute and Voices DESCRIPTION:Disassembled: Lives taken Apart and examined through new music for Piano\, Cello\, Flute and Voices is a concert presented by Philadelphia-based artists Cathy Mazza and Mike Leibowitz. New and old music will explore the themes of detachment and loss\, and navigating through the onset and duration of the Covid pandemic. New compositions by Leibowitz and Mazza juxtaposed with Brahms; scored for piano\, cello\, flute and women’s voices. \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \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\nComposer: Michael Leibowitz \nComposer and piano: Cathy Mazza \nCello: Tim Leonard \nFlute: Tim Stopper \n  \nAbout the Artist\nCathy Mazza is both a classical pianist and a rock and pop keyboard player\, as well as a singer\, songwriter\, composer and conductor. Cathy has performed at the Kimmel Center\, the Pennsylvania Convention Center\, Longwood Gardens\, West Chester University\, Settlement Music School; and also at World Cafe Live\, Please Touch Museum\, The Sedgwick Cultural Center\, The Tin Angel\, Andrea Clearfield’s Salon\, and many more venues in the Philadelphia area. She has also performed in New Jersey\, New York City\, Baltimore\, and Eastern Europe. Cathy is the accompanist for the Gleeksman-Kohn Children’s Choir of Settlement Music School. At West Chester University\, Cathy studied with Benjamin Whitten while earning her Bachelor of Music in Keyboard Performance. She also holds a Master of Music from the University of the Arts. Cathy has been a member of a number of rock bands\, including The Kwerks\, whose eponymous first CD contains two of her own songs. Cathy has composed choral pieces and children’s songs\, including “Rising\,” “Peace is the Way\,” and “Thank You for Giving.” Cathy’s keyboard skills have been described as “awe-inspiring” and “playing with such ease\, precision and emotion.” Kwerks album reviewers said “they keep the listener immersed in their musical soup” which contains “fetching hooks and swirling vocal harmonies” and “very original songwriting.and excellent arrangements.” Cathy’s piece for piano\, flute\, cello and women’s voices\, “Apart (2020)\,” was composed between April and June of that year\, and represents the emotions and struggles of the COVID pandemic. The video she created in a remote collaboration includes an accompanying text\, and interpretive dance by Emily Kline and Melissa Faller of Emme Dance Collective\, Lancaster\, PA. It was premiered at a virtual concert given by The Philadelphia Women’s Music Project in March of 2021\, and is a featured video in WHYY’s House Concert Series. \nCathy is a native of Easton\, PA\, and now resides in Wyndmoor\, PA. \nMichael Leibowitz (b. 1981) is a composer and music educator living in Philadelphia\, PA. He holds his Bachelors in Composition from Oberlin Conservatory and his Masters in Art and Teaching from the University of the Arts. Michael has studied composition privately with Randolph Coleman and Lewis Nielson at Oberlin Conservatory\, Andrea Clearfield and Norman Davis at the University of the Arts\, and Howard Frazin at the Longy School of Music. \nMichael’s compositions explore the expressive possibilities of sound and the relationship between the composer\, performer\, and audience. At times subtly beautiful and at others violent and alienating\, the audience is both challenged and rewarded by attentive listening. Chance elements in many of his works allow the performer great interpretive freedom and expressive potential. Michael’s works have been performed both across the United States and internationally by artists such as Michelle and Kimberly Cann\, The Jasper Quartet\, The Borderlands Ensemble\, The Perspective Collective\, and Philadelphia Opera on Tap\, among others. His short opera\, For Love of Country\, co-written with librettist Jeremy Basescu was recently premiered to much acclaim. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/disassembled-lives-taken-apart-and-examined-through-new-music-for-piano-cello-flute-and-voices/ LOCATION:St. Mary’s Episcopal Church\, 1831 Bainbridge St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19146\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Autobiographical,Features,Fringe Festival,FringeArts Presents,Independently Produced,Music,Neighborhood,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Solo audience experience,South Philly,Type,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/DisassembledLivestakenApartandexaminedthroughnewmusicforPianoCelloFluteandVoices_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221002T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221002T184000 DTSTAMP:20220930T212809 CREATED:20220726T144641Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220929T194209Z UID:62723-1664733600-1664736000@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Walking with Charles: Live Re-Enactment DESCRIPTION:Comedian Charles Blyzniuk presents a live re-enactment of his previous Fringe Festival shows\, as well as what happened in his life in between. Half play\, half live stand-up comedy show. \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nThe October 1 performance of this show has been canceled. \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains frequent graphic language. \n\n  \nHealth & Safety\nAudience members may choose to wear masks at this event\, but they are not required. Vaccination cards will not be checked. \n  \n\n\nAbout the Artist\nCharles Blyzniuk is a verbose comedian and writer living in Philadelphia. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/walking-with-charles-live-re-enactment/2022-10-02/ LOCATION:Lemon Hill Mansion Park – Site 7\, 801 Lemon Hill Dr\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19130\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Ambulatory,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Features,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Outdoor,Parody,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Theater,Type,Unique Venue,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/WalkingwithCharlesLiveRe-Enactment_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR