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:20180311T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20181104T060000 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20190310T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20191103T060000 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20200308T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20201101T060000 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20210314T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20211107T060000 END:STANDARD 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:20220925T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220925T180000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20220725T214947Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220805T173603Z UID:61749-1664128800-1664128800@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Metaphor DESCRIPTION:Denise McCormack presents Metaphor and the Power of Story on Sunday\, September 25 @ 6 PM at The Rotunda\, 4014 Walnut Street\, Philadelphia\, PA. General audiences. Running time: approx. 60 minutes. PWYW. Donations accepted. (Suggested $15 pp) \nStoryteller Denise McCormack shares early versions of the “oldest” folktales and ascribed moral guideposts to uncover the often twisted and often subversive nature of the stories we live by and to expose what really lies behind the curtains\, under the covers\, and even in broad daylight. Who’s afraid of the big\, bad\, wolf? \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\nDenise McCormack values and promotes the art\, craft\, and practice of the oral tradition of storytelling and offers programs and insights for a variety of purposes. \nAccording to McCormack whose mantra is “There is a story for every time and purpose under heaven\,” \n Stories\, even and especially the simple folk and fable\, shine a light on little things that have far reaching implications\, including the power to draw us together in community. \nAmong McCormack’s favorites are tales of aged heroes and strong\, wise women; creation tales\, myths\, and epics that speak of values and perseverance; and both prose and poetry that bring to life the magic of our glorious world. Of course\, you’ll also find her singing ditties with kiddies and offering stories to grow on\, too! \nMcCormack has been a featured teller at local\, regional\, and national venues\, including the National Storytellers Network conferences (KS\, CA)\,NJ Storytelling Festivals (Grounds for Sculpture and Howell Living History Farm)\, and Philadelphia stages (The Rotunda\, Parkway Central Library main stage\, etc.)\, NYC’s Artists Without Borders\, Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem\, Pa)\,and many others. \nAmong her many roles\, McCormack is president of the Patchwork Storytelling Guild\, coordinator and creative director of the Lehigh Valley Family Storytelling Series\, liaison for the National Storytelling Network\, and an active member of various other local and national organizations wherein storytelling and the arts play an integral role. \nFor more information\, go to: https://www.denisemccormack.live/ \n  \nAbout the Artist\nMcCormack has been a featured teller and workshop presenter at local and regional fringes and festivals\, including the National Storytellers Network conferences and Philadelphia stages\, and educator conferences. She has also developed and facilitated local story slams and swaps. \nMoreover\, trying to keep up with her creative initiatives over the course of the pandemic has resulted in digital media and audio/video productions which expand and connect community and story. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/metaphor/ LOCATION:The Rotunda\, 4014 Walnut Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19104 CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Features,Fringe Festival,Historical,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Solo Performer,Storytelling,Type,Visiting Artist (Out of towner),West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Metaphor_1280x800.jpg GEO:39.9538293;-75.2037365 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=4014 Walnut Street:geo:-75.2037365,39.9538293 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220924T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220924T193000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20220726T201837Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220830T193626Z UID:65499-1664038800-1664047800@fringearts.com SUMMARY:good luck DESCRIPTION:good luck: a regathering is an immersive performance and act of radical hospitality in the form of a 5-course\, sit-down\, seed to farm to table meal to be shared with strangers and loved ones. Regathering is a response to the hunger to re/build worlds in this time of social\, economic\, racial\, health\, and ecological crises. Ushering in the Equinox and its late harvest\, we will mark the ways we’ve centered distance and safety while also imagining futures of intimacy and survival. We hope for this to be an ongoing space of ritual making\, feeding\, and being fed. \nPlease note: tickets for this event are sliding scale ($0-$50) to facilitate access to our entire community. In the spirit of mutual aid\, please pay what you can\, acknowledging that lower ends of the scale are reserved for people with limited resources. \nAppropriate for ages 7+ \nAll performances are relaxed performances \nCredits\n  \nCreators: Devyn Mañibo & Jac I. Pryor \n  \nAbout the Artist\nDevyn Lorelei Mañibo (she/her) is a maker\, feeder\, and arts worker. She has has had poetry\, book art\, and multimedia installation work presented and published internationally in festivals\, museums\, and journals including the MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival\, Split This Rock\, the National Queer Arts Festival\, the Berlin Porn Film Festival\, the Queens Museum\, Sixty Inches from Center\, TAYO Literary Magazine\, Bitch Magazine\, Ginger Zine\, The Brooklyn Rail\, and The Chicago Reader. \nShe was a 2018 [Multitude] Artist-in-Residence at The Overlook Place\, a participant in the Home School’s Summer 2019 workshop in Hudson\, NY\, and a 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop Scholar working with Aimee Nezhukumatathil. She received her BA in New Media and Queer Studies from Hampshire College\, and an MFA in performance & performance studies from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the co-curator of Maracuyá Peach with danilo machado and the co-editor of already felt: poems of revolt & bounty. She lives in Brooklyn on unceded Lenape land. \nJac I. Pryor (they/them) is a theater maker and social practice artist who works both inside and outside of traditional theatrical spaces and conventions. Their work pushes the limits of the physical body in performance\, plays with the materiality of time and space\, reimagines the audience/event relationship\, and expands our understanding of what is possible in live art and in our everyday lives. They have received grants\, awards\, and residencies from the City of Austin\, the Texas Commission on the Arts\, and the National Endowment for the Arts; First Night Austin and First Night International; Austin Critics Table; Stillwater Foundation; Imagining America; Playa; Wassaic Project; and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. They live and work in Philadelphia on unceded Lenape land. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/good-luck-2/2022-09-24/ LOCATION:Bartram’s Garden\, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19143\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Culinary,Devised,Features,Feminist,First Time in Philly Fringe,Food,Fringe Festival,Immersive,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Interdisciplinary,LGBTQ,Neighborhood,Outdoor,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Political,Relaxed Performance,Religious/Spiritual,Theater,Type,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner),West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/goodluck_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220922T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220922T193000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20220726T201837Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220830T193625Z UID:62107-1663866000-1663875000@fringearts.com SUMMARY:good luck DESCRIPTION:good luck: a regathering is an immersive performance and act of radical hospitality in the form of a 5-course\, sit-down\, seed to farm to table meal to be shared with strangers and loved ones. Regathering is a response to the hunger to re/build worlds in this time of social\, economic\, racial\, health\, and ecological crises. Ushering in the Equinox and its late harvest\, we will mark the ways we’ve centered distance and safety while also imagining futures of intimacy and survival. We hope for this to be an ongoing space of ritual making\, feeding\, and being fed. \nPlease note: tickets for this event are sliding scale ($0-$50) to facilitate access to our entire community. In the spirit of mutual aid\, please pay what you can\, acknowledging that lower ends of the scale are reserved for people with limited resources. \nAppropriate for ages 7+ \nAll performances are relaxed performances \nCredits\n  \nCreators: Devyn Mañibo & Jac I. Pryor \n  \nAbout the Artist\nDevyn Lorelei Mañibo (she/her) is a maker\, feeder\, and arts worker. She has has had poetry\, book art\, and multimedia installation work presented and published internationally in festivals\, museums\, and journals including the MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival\, Split This Rock\, the National Queer Arts Festival\, the Berlin Porn Film Festival\, the Queens Museum\, Sixty Inches from Center\, TAYO Literary Magazine\, Bitch Magazine\, Ginger Zine\, The Brooklyn Rail\, and The Chicago Reader. \nShe was a 2018 [Multitude] Artist-in-Residence at The Overlook Place\, a participant in the Home School’s Summer 2019 workshop in Hudson\, NY\, and a 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop Scholar working with Aimee Nezhukumatathil. She received her BA in New Media and Queer Studies from Hampshire College\, and an MFA in performance & performance studies from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the co-curator of Maracuyá Peach with danilo machado and the co-editor of already felt: poems of revolt & bounty. She lives in Brooklyn on unceded Lenape land. \nJac I. Pryor (they/them) is a theater maker and social practice artist who works both inside and outside of traditional theatrical spaces and conventions. Their work pushes the limits of the physical body in performance\, plays with the materiality of time and space\, reimagines the audience/event relationship\, and expands our understanding of what is possible in live art and in our everyday lives. They have received grants\, awards\, and residencies from the City of Austin\, the Texas Commission on the Arts\, and the National Endowment for the Arts; First Night Austin and First Night International; Austin Critics Table; Stillwater Foundation; Imagining America; Playa; Wassaic Project; and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. They live and work in Philadelphia on unceded Lenape land. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/good-luck-2/2022-09-22/ LOCATION:Bartram’s Garden\, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19143\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Culinary,Devised,Features,Feminist,First Time in Philly Fringe,Food,Fringe Festival,Immersive,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Interdisciplinary,LGBTQ,Neighborhood,Outdoor,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Political,Relaxed Performance,Religious/Spiritual,Theater,Type,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner),West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/goodluck_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220917T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220917T213000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20220726T004627Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220822T172425Z UID:62452-1663444800-1663450200@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Alternative Theatre Festival 2022 DESCRIPTION:Alternative Theatre Festival is a collection of short\, experimental pieces written and directed by students at the University of Pennsylvania. \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains frequent suggested language and brief graphic violence—mentions of gunshots\, character deaths\, discussions of death\, and portrayals of bullying and homophobia. \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\n\nCredits\n  \nCo-Producers: Eug Xu and Rowan Staelin\, Playwright of “Ladies Night”: Tess O’Brien\, Director of “Ladies Night”: Melissa Trivett \, Playwright of “MASC4MASC STARBUCKS FANTASY”: William Zong\, Director of “MASC4MASC STARBUCKS FANTASY”: Prakruthi Raghavendra\, Playwright of “¡P-H-*-G!”: Bilal Morsi\, Director of “¡P-H-*-G!”: Blake Velick\, Playwright of “Do Not Pass Go”: Julian Valgora\, Director of “Do Not Pass Go”: Kat Wang \n  \nAbout the Artist\niNtuitons Experimental Theatre is the premiere alternative theatre group at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. We are an all student group committed to presenting avante-garde\, classical\, or boundary pushing works\, and creating a community for artists on campus. iNtuitons presents two mainstage productions\, one smaller show\, and the Alternative Theatre Festival each year. Find out more or get in touch on our website: https://www.intuitons.org/. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/alternative-theatre-festival-2022/2022-09-17/2/ LOCATION:Platt Student Performing Arts House\, 3702 Spruce Street\, Philadelphia\, PA CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Features,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,LGBTQ,Neighborhood,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Romance,Satire,Student Artist(s),Theater,Type,West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AlternativeTheatreFestival2022_1280x800.jpg GEO:39.950757;-75.198627 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Platt Student Performing Arts House 3702 Spruce Street Philadelphia PA;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=3702 Spruce Street:geo:-75.198627,39.950757 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220917T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220917T153000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20220726T004627Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220822T172424Z UID:61772-1663423200-1663428600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Alternative Theatre Festival 2022 DESCRIPTION:Alternative Theatre Festival is a collection of short\, experimental pieces written and directed by students at the University of Pennsylvania. \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains frequent suggested language and brief graphic violence—mentions of gunshots\, character deaths\, discussions of death\, and portrayals of bullying and homophobia. \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\n\nCredits\n  \nCo-Producers: Eug Xu and Rowan Staelin\, Playwright of “Ladies Night”: Tess O’Brien\, Director of “Ladies Night”: Melissa Trivett \, Playwright of “MASC4MASC STARBUCKS FANTASY”: William Zong\, Director of “MASC4MASC STARBUCKS FANTASY”: Prakruthi Raghavendra\, Playwright of “¡P-H-*-G!”: Bilal Morsi\, Director of “¡P-H-*-G!”: Blake Velick\, Playwright of “Do Not Pass Go”: Julian Valgora\, Director of “Do Not Pass Go”: Kat Wang \n  \nAbout the Artist\niNtuitons Experimental Theatre is the premiere alternative theatre group at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. We are an all student group committed to presenting avante-garde\, classical\, or boundary pushing works\, and creating a community for artists on campus. iNtuitons presents two mainstage productions\, one smaller show\, and the Alternative Theatre Festival each year. Find out more or get in touch on our website: https://www.intuitons.org/. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/alternative-theatre-festival-2022/2022-09-17/ LOCATION:Platt Student Performing Arts House\, 3702 Spruce Street\, Philadelphia\, PA CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Features,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,LGBTQ,Neighborhood,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Romance,Satire,Student Artist(s),Theater,Type,West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AlternativeTheatreFestival2022_1280x800.jpg GEO:39.950757;-75.198627 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Platt Student Performing Arts House 3702 Spruce Street Philadelphia PA;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=3702 Spruce Street:geo:-75.198627,39.950757 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220911T150000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220911T160500 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20220726T010444Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220805T173706Z UID:61738-1662908400-1662912300@fringearts.com SUMMARY:A Patchwork of Stories for GrownUps DESCRIPTION:Patchwork Storytelling Guild presents A Patchwork of Stories for Grown Ups on Sunday\, September 11 @ 3 PM EST at the Rotunda\, 4014 Walnut Street\, Philadelphia. This live event is open to the public. Patchwork offers Pay-What-You-Can ticket options for greater accessibility for all. Running Time: 65 minutes. \nPatchwork returns with a whole new bag of stories to celebrate the folkloric art\, craft\, and practice of the oral tradition of storytelling. Featured in this amazing lineup are\, in alphabetical order\, Michele Belluomini\, Ingrid Bohn\, Barbara Cohen-Kligerman\, and Denise McCormack. \nAccording to McCormack\, president of Patchwork and host of the event\, \n“A Patchwork of Stories for Grown Ups means to offer a unique balance of folktales that complement one another for an hour of entertainment bliss. Each story has been carefully selected and crafted by the tellers\, and we’re exited to share them. This is truly the stuff of fringe tradition\, a grand experiment in offering the experience of meaningful performance art.” \nThis program is sure to delight story lovers everywhere. Spread the word! Light refreshments will be served. \nSHOW YOUR SUPPORT\nDonations are appreciated and will be awarded to the tellers as an honorarium for their work. \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\nFEATURED TELLERS: \nDENISE MCCORMACK\nDenise McCormack loves to spin yarns and is deeply committed to sharing the history\, benefits\, and practices of storytelling in a broad spectrum of applications for education and community to business\, health\, and well-being. \nAmong her many roles\, McCormack is president of the Patchwork Storytelling Guild\, coordinator and creative director of the Lehigh Valley Family Storytelling Series\, and an active member of various other local and national organizations wherein storytelling and the arts play an integral role. \nFor more information\, go to: https://www.denisemccormack.live/ \nMICHELE BELLUOMINI\nMichele Belluomini has been telling stories to children and adults for the last 15 years; she has performed in schools\, libraries\, and museums\, as well as at universities in the Philadelphia area. \nMichele presented solo performances on the “Fringe” stage at the 2006 National Storytelling Conference in Pittsburgh and at the 2012 National Storytelling Conference in Cincinnati\, as well as performed in a host of Patchwork events\, Tellebration festivals\, the New Jersey Storytelling festival\, and the Lehigh Valley’s Story Fusion. \nBARBARA COHEN-KLIGERMAN\nBarbara Cohen-Kligerman studied storytelling with Brooklyn-based author and scholar Yitzhak Buxbaum. She has told stories in several locations in New York and the Delaware Valley\, including the internally televised Story Time at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. \nINGRID BOHN\nIngrid is an Interactive Theater and Storytelling artist who’s been active in theater productions for over 30 years. She shares traditional folk and fairy tales from all over the world and brings her multifaceted characters to life\, with something for everyone. \nIngrid appears throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She encourages role playing and audience participation and is a proud member of the Patchwork and Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guilds. \nAbout the Organization\nPatchwork promotes storytelling as a vibrant\, contemporary art form\, as well as a folk tradition\, a way of celebrating life\, and a tool for personal and social transformation. \nPatchwork: A Storytelling Guild incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 1984 in response to the decline of storytelling in the oral tradition and provides opportunities for training\, performance\, and education\, along with encouragement and an open forum for storytellers and audiences to connect. \nTo meet its mission\, Patchwork hosts monthly story swaps where everyone is welcome and encouraged to tell\, listen\, or both\, as well as coaching\, and other events wherein the craft of story is explored and practiced. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/a-patchwork-of-stories-for-grownups-2/ LOCATION:The Rotunda\, 4014 Walnut Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19104 CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Features,Fringe Festival,Historical,Independently Produced,Interdisciplinary,Neighborhood,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Storytelling,Type,Visiting Artist (Out of towner),West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Website-Header-Fringe-page-Denise-McCormack.png GEO:39.9538293;-75.2037365 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=4014 Walnut Street:geo:-75.2037365,39.9538293 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20210909T133000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20211002T203000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20210802T165334Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210901T193443Z UID:57521-1631194200-1633206600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Being/With DESCRIPTION:Two solo audience members connect in virtual space from opposite sides of the city. Through the use of live-feed technology\, participants are guided through a movement duet and conversation with a stranger in another room\, known only in this fleeting digital space. Being/With is a meditation on separation and connection\, loss and embodiment\, and the power of listening. \nPart solo journey and part virtual encounter\, Being/With builds poetic bridges across neighborhoods\, honoring the intimacy and immediacy of collaborative exchange. People with divergent life experiences move together\, share stories\, experience being seen and heard\, and together find the tender spaces to learn about each other. \nBeing/With takes place in two neighborhoods simultaneously: The Pearlstein Gallery in West Philadelphia and Trinity Church in South Philadelphia. In addition to signing up for a performance slot\, audiences are invited to visit the gallery spaces just outside of each venue. These galleries are a series of designed spaces where you can hear audio content from interviews with neighborhood residents. \nBeing/With is part of a larger series of events and activities that include Being/With: Home and Being/With: Workshops (both part of 2020 Fringe Festival)\, as well as a cumulative neighborhood interview archive that hosts images\, stories and conversations from the participants who reside in each performance location. \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. For the safety of audiences\, artists\, staff\, and our greater community\, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. 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 photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Supporters\nBeing/With is being developed with support from The National Endowment of the Arts\, a William Penn Foundation New Audiences / New Places grant\, New England Foundation for the Arts\, National Dance Projects Award\, and FringeArts. Being/With has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Development residencies include MacDowell (NH)\, Bryn Mawr College (PA)\, Swarthmore College (PA)\, and Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (GA). \nFestival Producers: Ed and Anne Wagner \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Showtimes\nSeptember 9—October 2 \nMondays: 1:30\, 2:15\, 3:00\, 3:45 / 5:45\, 6:30\, 7:15Tuesdays: 1:30\, 2:15\, 3:00\, 3:45 / 5:45\, 6:30\, 7:15Wednesdays: 11:00\, 11:45\, 12:30\, 1:15Thursdays: 1:30\, 2:15\, 3:00\, 3:45 / 5:45\, 6:30\, 7:15Fridays: 1:30\, 2:15\, 3:00\, 3:45 / 5:45\, 6:30\, 7:15\, 8:00\, 8:45Saturdays:  1:30\, 2:15\, 3:00\, 3:45 / 5:45\, 6:30\, 7:15 \n  \nThe performance is designed for one audience member at a time in two separate venues: The Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St) in West Philadelphia and Trinity Church (2300 S 18th St) in South Philadelphia. Please select your preferred location\, then you will be directed to choose a performance date and time. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Pearlstein Gallery\n \n \n \n \n \n Trinity Church\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Pricing\n$35 general admission \nTickets go on sale to FringeArts Members on Aug 9and to the general public on Aug 13.Not a member? Join now! \n  \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Locations\nEvangelical Church of the Trinity(South Philadelphia)2300 S 18th StPhiladelphia\, PA 19145 \nPearlstein Gallery(West Philadelphia)3401 Filbert StPhiladelphia\, PA 19104 \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Credits\n\n \n \n \n Written and Directed by Nichole Canuso in collaboration with Pablo N. Molina (Video and Lighting Designer/Software Architect)\, Jesse Garrison (Co-Video Designer and Software Developer)\, Sadah Espii Proctor\, (Composer/Sound Designer)\, Christopher Ash (Set and Installation Designer)\, Tojo Rasedoara (Assistant Sound Designer)\, Adiah Hicks (Assistant Programmer)\, Emily Schuman (Props Designer)\, Tenara Calem (Audience Engagement Liaison)\, Jennifer Turnbull (Workshop Facilitator and Community outreach Facilitator)\, Rebecca Kanach (Costume Designer)\, Nic Labadie Bartz (Production Stage Manager)\, Payton Smith and Brandon Ehrenreich (Stage Managers)\, Mel Leeds (Assistant Production Manager)\, Peter Smith (Technical Director)\, Colin J Sass (Lighting Director and Systems Engineer)\, Meredith Boggia (Producer)\, Suzanne Snider (Oral History Interview Consultant)\, Sasha Kostyrko (Audience Communications) and Annie Wilson\, Lillian Ransijn\, Izzy Sazak\, Rhonda Moore\, Jennifer Kidwell (Performer/Guides) \nCommunity Interviewees: Liljana Alimadhi\, D’Wayne Drummond\, Victoria Ellis\, Linda Furia\, Cass Green\, Bruno Melone\, Veronica Michael\, Brother Rahim Muhammad\, Derrick Pratt\, Jade Rota\, Terri Shockley \nOur gratitude to collaborators who contributed to the production in earlier development phases: Mikaal Sulaiman\, Chris Saninno\, Sarah Gardner\, Elizabeth Scanlon\, Matt Saunders\, Robin Stamey\, Chelsea Murphy\, Eun Jung Choi\, Guillermo Ortega \n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n About the Artist\n\n \n \n \n Nichole Canuso\, artistic director of Nichole Canuso Dance Company\, is interested in the stories we tell ourselves and the stories we tell other people. This artistic obsession manifests in performances that explore presence and absence\, participation and spectacle. She is committed to long-term development processes that enable relationship-building with artistic collaborators\, community partners\, and audiences. Together with her collaborative teams she designs immersive worlds for audience members to inhabit. For the past two decades\, sitting at the crossroads of movement\, visual art\, and theater\, Canuso’s choreographic projects have been presented nationally (New York Live Arts (NYC)\, American Repertory Theater (MA)\, Los Angeles Performance Projects (CA)\, Velocity (WA)\, HERE (NYC)\, The International Festival for Art and Ideas (CT)\, among others) and internationally (Hungary\, Mexico\, UK and others). Choreographic residencies include the Maggie Allessee National Center for Choreography (FL)\, MacDowell (NH)\, Millay Colony for the Arts (NY)\, NCCAkron (OH)\, Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (GA). Support for her choreographic work includes The National Endowment for the Arts\, New England Foundation for the Arts\, National Dance Projects Funding\, The Knight Foundation\, a Bessie Shoenberg First Light Commission\, the Leeway Foundation\, the Independence Foundation\, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage\, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts\, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund\, the Ellen Foreman Memorial. Canuso has been commissioned to create new work for The American Philosophical Society Museum\, Axis Dance Company\, Drexel University\, Dickinson College\, Bryn Mawr College\, The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Choreography for theater productions includes Arden Theater Company\, Theatre Exile\, Theater Horizon and most recently The Institute on Disabilities’ production of A Fierce Kind of Love. She is a faculty member of the MFA program at University of the Arts/Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training (APT). She is a 2017 Pew Fellow and a 2021 New York Stage and Film NEXUS fellow. nicholecanusodance.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/being-with-live/ LOCATION:Multiple Locations CATEGORIES:2021,2021 Fringe Festival,Audience Participation,Dance,FringeArts Curated,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Interactive,Solo audience experience,South Philly,Visual Art/Installations,West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/200107_BeingWith_0838_photo-by-Johanna-Austin-scaled.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20190920T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20190920T190000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20190603T145653Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200818T213826Z UID:47245-1569006000-1569006000@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Pursuit of Happiness DESCRIPTION:DescriptionContextual ProgrammingAbout the ArtistsInterviewFurther ReadingVideo\nSeptember 20 + 21\, 2019 \n\nA Mexican bar man. An Austrian sales rep. A trip to Baghdad. A modern-day magic potion. Unsettlingly uplifting cowboy dances. Creators Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper of Nature Theater of Oklahoma (named after the theater in Kafka’s novel Amerika) and internationally renowned Slovenian dance troupe EN-KNAP Group follow the American Dream from a Wild West saloon to the battlefields of Iraq. \nPart barn dance\, part movie pitch\, part comedy of manners\, Pursuit of Happiness plays with language\, movement\, setting\, and genre through an endlessly morphing folk tale of ultra-violent Western expansion\, taking on the myth and legacy of the American Dream and its aspirational aftermath. \nAll performances have open captioning. \n  \n \n“Trump and Chekhov joined together in a bizarre fusion of thriller and comedy.” TheaterKrant (Netherlands) \n“There’s a lot of despair about what it means to be an American and an artist who desperately wants to make a difference and wishes they could change the world\, but is so flawed a human being that they just make a mess of their biggest dreams.” Kelly Copper\, Nature Theater of Oklahoma \n$39 general\n$15 students/25-and-under\n$2 FringeACCESS\nMember discounts available\n \n100 minutes \nConcept\, text and direction Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper Performed by EN-KNAP Group: Bence Mezei (Hungary)\, Ida Hellsten (Sweden)\, Ana Štefanec Knez (Slovenia)\, Tamás Tuza (Hungary)\, Giorgia Belotti (Italy)\, Radoslav Piovarči (Slovakia)  EN-KNAP Artistic Director Iztok Kovač Rehearsal Director Nohemi Barriuso Light Design Luka Curk Costume design Katarina Škaper (Costumes by: Atelje d.o.o.) Technical Team Leon Curk\, Gal Škrjanec Skaberne\, and Špela Škulj Executive Producer Karmen Keržar Public Relations and editing Nina Smerkol Production Manager Marjeta Lavrič Originally created and performed by Luke Thomas Dunne (Great Britain); Ida Hellsten (Sweden); Bence Mezei (Hungary); Ana Štefanec Knez (Slovenia); Jeffrey Schoenaers (Belgium); Lada Petrovski Ternovšek (Croatia) \nProduction EN-KNAP Productions \nCoproduction Théâtre de la Ville\, steirischer herbst \nSupported by City of Ljubljana – Department of Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. \nPhotos and video by Andrej Lamut \nFestival Executive Producers Andy & Bryna Scott Festival Producers Robert M. Dever; Edward & Anne Wagner Festival Co-Producer Christie Hartwell \n\n\nContextual Programming\nPursuit of Happiness: Community Conversation\n\nSept 21 at 4pm at the Fringe Festival Bookstore at Cherry Street Pier\nPavol Liska and Kelly Copper (Nature Theater of Oklahoma)\, Iztok Kovač (EN-KNAP Group)\, Cathryn Miller-Wilson (HIAS PA) and Yaroub Al-Obaidi (Penn Museum Global Guide\, moderated by Tenara Calem (FringeArts).\n\n\nHappy Hour on the Fringe\nOn this episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe\, we chatted with Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper about their latest Fringe Festival offering\, Pursuit of Happiness. Liska and Copper discuss how reality TV and the current state of American politics have influenced this part-dance\, part Western movie\, and part comedy of manners. Listen below or read the transcript on the FringeArts Blog. \n \n\n\nAbout Nature Theater of Oklahoma\n“Personnel is being hired for the Theater in Oklahoma! The Great Nature Theater of Oklahoma is calling you! It’s calling you today only! If you miss this opportunity\, there will never be another! Anyone thinking of his future\, your place is with us! All welcome! Anyone who wants to be an artist\, step forward! We are the theatre that has a place for everyone\, everyone in his place! If you decide to join us\, we congratulate you here and now! But hurry\, be sure not to miss the midnight deadline! We shut down at midnight\, never to reopen! Accursed be anyone who doesn’t believe us!”\n—Franz Kafka\, Amerika \nNature Theater of Oklahoma is an OBIE-winning New York art and performance enterprise under the direction of Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper. With each new project\, we attempt to set an impossible challenge for ourselves\, the audience\, and our collaborators—working from inside the codes and confines of established genres and exploding them. No two projects are formally the same\, but the work is always full of humor\, earnestness\, rigor\, and the audience plays an essential role—whether as spectators or—just as often—as participants in the work. Using ready-made material\, found space\, gifted properties\, cosmic accident\, extreme formal manipulation and plain hard work—Nature Theater of Oklahoma makes art to affect a shift in the perception of everyday reality that extends beyond the site of performance and into the world in which we live. \nAbout EN-KNAP Group\nEN-KNAP Group\, led by its founder\, the internationally renowned choreographer and dancer Iztok Kovač\, is the only permanent contemporary dance company in Slovenia. Since 2009\, this ensemble of remarkable dancers has been based at the Španski Borci Cultural Centre in the Moste neighbourhood of Ljubljana. \nSince its establishment ten years ago\, EN-KNAP Group has worked with over 30 Slovene and international choreographers and theater directors of aesthetically diverse backgrounds\, and created a repertoire of 26 full-evening stage works and a dance film. In addition to making over 50 domestic appearances per year\, the company regularly tours internationally. \nRead our interview with EN-KNAP dancer Bence Mezei on the FringeArts Blog. \n\n\nInterview with Kelly Copper of Nature Theater of Oklahoma\nFringeArts: What themes and ideas did you talk about during creation and rehearsals? \nKelly Copper: We don’t really talk about ideas so much during rehearsals. We play. Hard. We test things out\, we work with what’s available to us\, we try to stay open in the process\, not shut it down with ideas of where we want things to go too soon. If you start out knowing exactly where you want to go it’s pretty boring and ultimately predictable. We generally take longer to develop something\, but we have a good time doing it. \nFor example the saloon came up during rehearsals because there was a ballet “barre” in the studio where we worked and we just started using it as a bar. Then the performers were getting too good at speaking the text\, and we wanted to challenge them further so we asked them to speak in a southern accent and chew tobacco… in the end it all comes together to form something\, and of course you’re thinking all the time—but this is subterranean. Surprising and hopefully inevitable. \nFringeArts: What were those subterranean thoughts? \nKelly Copper: Obviously we took our work―and also our fun―very seriously\, so I don’t want imply the show is just a hilarious yuck fest\, because it’s not. There’s a lot of despair about what it means to be an American and an artist who desperately wants to make a difference and wishes they could change the world\, but is so flawed a human being that they just make a mess of their biggest dreams. That’s not idle metaphor for us. It wasn’t like we came in with “this is the idea”―we remained open and playful but also open to some serious thinking and fully engaged with the world around us\, the people we were working with\, the country we are living in … and also the life we were living at the time and our own personal failures. \nFringeArts: How did the settings and performance style contribute to exploring the themes and ideas? \nKelly Copper: We don’t set out in advance and decide “well\, let’s dress them as cowboys and have them chew tobacco and set this thing in a bar and that will highlight these themes and ideas.” It’s more a playful exploration of circumstance and opportunity. It’s about what’s in the room. You just keep tossing things up in the air—one day Luke\, one of the dancers\, brought in a bunch of cowboy hats he had purchased at a costume shop—and then at a certain point it all starts to line up. \nIt’s also about what’s in the world outside the rehearsal room. In our case the making of this piece fatefully sort of lined up with the election of Donald Trump\, another kind of American myth and monster… you cannot even imagine these things sometimes when you start working. \nExcerpt. Read the full interview on the FringArts Blog. \n\n\nFurther Reading\nCan Art Change the World? With Song\, Dance and Cowboy Clichés Two Shows Offer Different Answers by Molly Grogan in Exeunt \nPursuit of Happiness is the very loaded title and premise of the newest show from Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper\, the hyper-creative team behind Nature Theater of Oklahoma\, and performed by the Slovenian dance troupe En-Knap. Loaded because Liska and Copper never take anything for granted (as evidenced by their dizzying epic of spoken-word banality\, Life and Times); they have a mordant sense of humor (the clipped phrase of the show’s title is a sardonic poke at their collaborators’ stilted English\, mined throughout the show for humor); and because they don’t keep their opinions to themselves. We know “the pursuit of happiness” as one of three “unalienable rights” enshrined by the Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence. But what is happiness\, exactly\, Liska and Copper want to know\, an exercise that\, in a country that is starting to deny basic rights to its citizens\, has become a political question too. They hint at a few answers\, before making it clear\, with unflattering frankness\, that it is definitely not how your average (narcissistic) American would define it. \nRead the full article \n\n\nVideo URL:https://fringearts.com/event/pursuit-of-happiness/ LOCATION:Mandell Theater\, 3220 Chestnut Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19104\, United States CATEGORIES:2019,2019 Fringe Festival,Dance,Fringe Festival,FringeArts Curated,Theater,West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Pursuit-of-Happiness_photo-Andrej-Lamut-25.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20190917T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20190917T210000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20190724T205121Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200818T214434Z UID:47531-1568746800-1568754000@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Life and Times – Episode 7 DESCRIPTION:September 17\, 2019\n \nThis year’s Fringe Festival show Pursuit of Happiness marks the first offering from New York’s Nature Theater of Oklahoma since it completed the eight-part Life and Times series. Revisit that epic series with the screening of Episode 7 at Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia. With burning passion and limited means\, Nature Theater of Oklahoma takes on Hollywood in an ode to Citizen Kane. Based on stories by Kristen Worrall\, the film deploys rear screen projection\, wigs\, and a cast of eight to portray over one hundred characters on three continents\, spanning the early adult years of the heroine’s life. Talkback with Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper follows the film. \n$10 general\n$8 students + seniors\nFree for Lightbox + FringeArts members \n135 minutes URL:https://fringearts.com/event/life-and-times-episode-7/ LOCATION:International House Philadelphia\, 3701 Chestnut Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19104\, United States CATEGORIES:2019 Fringe Festival,Film,Fringe Festival,FringeArts Curated,West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Life-Times-8.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20190913T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20190914T190000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20190603T152728Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200818T211126Z UID:47252-1568403000-1568487600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription DESCRIPTION:DescriptionContextual ProgrammingHappy Hour on the FringeAbout the ArtistsFurther ReadingVideo\nSeptember 13–15\, 2019 \n\nJune 3\, 2017. A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner is surprised at her home by FBI agents. \nAs the verbal dance between knife-sharp Reality and the FBI agents unfolds in Reality’s home and her autonomy shrinks before her eyes\, a simmering real-life thriller emerges—with consequences that extend from the most personal to the totally political. \nArrested and charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in our election\, Reality now sits in jail serving a record-breaking sentence. Reading about her fate\, Tina Satter\, artistic director of Obie-winning ensemble Half Straddle (In The Pony Palace/ FOOTBALL\, 2014 Fringe Festival; Ghost Rings\, 2017 Fringe Festival)\, followed a link to the FBI transcript of the interrogation and was struck by the young woman’s humor\, self-assuredness\, and predicament. Half Straddle’s staging of the verbatim transcript―tinged with the company’s signature surreal style yet frighteningly visceral in its realism―lays bare the power dynamics\, natural drama\, and relevancy of a true story\, still unfolding. \nWith an original score by Sanae Yamada (Moon Duo\, Vive la Void). \nASL interpretation on Saturday\, September 14 at 2pm.\n \n  \n \n“A beautiful work—impassioned yet made with a cool hand; straight-faced yet often funny. It is also devastating because damn\, the real world is a hell of a writer.” ARTFORUM \n“I could totally relate to Reality’s dismay at living through America over the past two years\, and her sort of pop response to it. This is such a patriot of right now.” Tina Satter \n$35 general\n$15 students/25-and-under\n$2 FringeACCESS\nMember discounts available\nBuy Tickets\n80 minutes \nConcept and Direction Tina Satter Score Sanae Yamada Costume Design Enver Chakartash Set Design Parker Lutz Lighting Design Thomas Dunn Sculptural Design Amanda Villalobos Production and Stage Management Randi Rivera Assistant Direction and Stage Management Mariana Catalina Performed by Becca Blackwell\, Emily Davis\, Pete Simpson\, and T.L. Thompson \nPhotos by Paula Court\, courtesy of The Kitchen \nCopresented with the Annenberg Center \nIs This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription premiered at The Kitchen\, NYC\, January 5\, 2019. Developed in part at The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep\, New York Theatre Workshop’s Dartmouth Residency\, and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency in 2018. \nFestival Star Producers Tobey & Mark Dichter\nFestival Executive Producers Lisa Roberts & David Seltzer\nFestival Producers Lawrence Spitz & Carol Klein \n\n\nContextual Programming\nIs This A Room: Artist Talk \nSept 15 at 2pm at the Fringe Festival Bookstore at Cherry Street Pier \nTina Satter (Half Straddle)\, moderated by Zach Blackwood (FringeArts) \n\n\nHappy Hour on the Fringe\nFor this episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe\, we phoned it in\, but you wouldn’t know it as we talk with Half Straddle’s Artistic Director Tina Satter about Is This a Room and Satter’s inspirations\, background on the piece\, and the projects she is currently working on. Listen below or read the full transcript on the FringeArts Blog.\n\n\n\nAbout Half Straddle\nHalf Straddle is an Obie-winning\, Brooklyn-based ensemble of performers and designers that make plays\, performances\, videos\, and music led by writer and director Tina Satter that have been seen through the United States and internationally. \nHalf Straddle has premiered nine full-length shows\, and a number of shorter works and video projects that have been seen at festivals and theaters throughout the United States\, Europe\, Australia\, and Asia. In 2014\, Half Straddle’s show House of Dance was nominated for a ZKB Patronage Prize at Zürcher Theater Spektakel. \nWith a constant internal engine and focus on feminist and queer dynamics that feels more necessary than ever\, the company’s work has grown in recent years to include teaching\, workshops\, and curated lecture series of other artists in addition to their ongoing making of performances\, music\, and videos. \nThe company began in 2008 and received their Obie Award grant in 2013. In 2014\, artistic director Tina Satter was recognized with a Doris Duke Artist Impact Award; and in 2016\, she received a Foundation for Contemporary Art Award\, which funded in part the company’s most recent touring work\, the feminist art-rock show\, Ghost Rings\, created by Tina and company members Chris Giarmo and Erin Markey. \nAll of Half Straddle’s company members and collaborators also work extensively in a range of other performance contexts\, often creating their own work\, in avant-garde theater to Broadway\, to university teaching and as theater artists in NYC public schools. \nIn New York City\, the company’s work has been presented at The Kitchen\, New York Live Arts\, New Museum\, Danspace\, Performance Space New York (formerly PS122)\, Bushwick Starr\, HERE Arts Center\, Dixon Place\, American Realness at Abrons Arts Center\, COIL Festival\, Ice Factory Festival\, and PRELUDE Festival. Find out more at halfstraddle.com. \n \n\n\nFurther Reading\nStaging Reality Winner: An F.B.I. Transcript Becomes an Offbeat Thriller by Amanda Hess in The New York Times \nLast December\, the theater director Tina Satter was stuck at a desk\, temping as a receptionist\, when she fell down an internet rabbit hole. After reading the New York magazine profile of Reality Winner—the 20-something military contractor charged with leaking a single top-secret document about Russian election hacking—Ms. Satter clicked a link to a blog post about Ms. Winner’s pantyhose\, and then another link to a grainy PDF of an official F.B.I. transcript. \nIt recorded the moment in June 2017 when a fleet of federal agents entered Ms. Winner’s Georgia home\, interrogated her and extracted a confession. Ms. Satter read the transcript online\, but when she recalls it now\, she makes the gesture of dramatically flipping pages in the air. \n“Immediately I thought\, This is a play\,” she said. “This is a thriller.” \nRead the full article \n\n\nVideo\n \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/is-this-a-room/ LOCATION:Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts\, 3680 Walnut Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19104\, United States CATEGORIES:2019,2019 Fringe Festival,Dark/Disturbing,Fringe Festival,FringeArts Curated,Theater,West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Is-This-A-Room-Photo©PaulaCourt.jpg GEO:39.9529547;-75.1964637 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 3680 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=3680 Walnut Street:geo:-75.1964637,39.9529547 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180929T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180929T160000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180607T202018Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180717T212228Z UID:37319-1538229600-1538236800@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Humans DESCRIPTION:DescriptionAbout the Artists\n\n“A clear demonstration of the artistry of circus and its potential to draw together multiple theatrical forms.” The Guardian \n“It is precisely because we are human that our physical achievements acquire dignity\, meaning and poetry … In our limitations are our possibilities.” Yaron Lifschitz \nTen highly-skilled acrobats\, a bare stage\, and a stirring journey of what it means to be human. \nStraddling the borders between circus arts\, theater\, and contemporary dance\, Australia’s bold contemporary circus troupe Circa explores the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. \nHow much can we take as humans? Where are our limits? How much weight can we carry? Who can we trust to support our load? Created by renowned theater and circus director Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa ensemble\, this heart-stopping performance leads us to reflect on the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome the burdens we carry. \n$29-$49 general / $21.75-$36.75 member\n$15 student + 25-and-under \nSeating at the Annenberg Center will be reserved for these performances. Members can purchase tickets by section through the FringeArts website with a discount of 25% off. Annenberg will contact you with your assigned seat and mail you a physical ticket for the performance. Tickets purchased within 7 days of the performance will be available at Will Call.  \nFor non-members\, please purchase your ticket through the Annenberg website. For $15 students/25-and-under tickets\, use discount code 25YOUNGER. You will be required to show your ID to pick up tickets at Will Call before the performance. \nAnnenberg – Zellerbach Theatre Seating Chart \n70 minutes / Family friendly 8+ \nCreated by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
 Director Yaron Lifschitz Technical Director Jason Organ Costume Design Libby McDonnell Performed by  Caroline Baillon\, Nathan Boyle\, Marty Evans\, Keaton Hentoff-Killian\, Rowan Heydon-White\, Bridie Hooper\, Todd Kilby\, Nathan Knowles\, Cecilia Martin\, Daniel O’Brien\, Kimberley O’Brien \nHumans is co-presented with Annenberg Center Live. The Annenberg Center’s 18/19 dance series is presented by Annenberg Center Live and NextMove Dance. \n \nHumans is commissioned by MA scene nationale – Pays de Montbeliard. \nCirca acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council\, its arts funding and advisory body\, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. \n \nFestival Executive Producers: Arthur Kaplan and Duane Perry\nFestival Producers: Andrew and Bryna Scott \n\n\nAbout Circa\nSince 2004 Circa has toured to 39 countries across six continents. Circa’s work has been rapturously received by audiences\, presenters and critics around the world. Critics have raved about Circa calling the work “stunning…exquisite… heart stopping” and “electrically charged”. \nCirca’s current touring shows span diverse contexts from works for families in traditional arts centers to European contemporary arts festivals. Its works are highly innovative genre‐bending pieces that stretch the practice and perceptions of circus. Circa features a full time ensemble\, a concentrated administrative team\, a dedicated circus studio and a Training Centre in Brisbane with partners throughout Queensland and beyond. \nAbout Yaron Lifschitz\, director \nYaron Lifschitz is a graduate of the University of New South Wales\, University of Queensland\, and National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA)\, where he was the youngest director ever accepted into its prestigious graduate director’s course. Since graduating\, Yaron has directed over 60 productions including large-scale events\, opera\, theatre\, physical theatre\, and circus. \nHis work has been seen in 39 countries and across six continents by over one million people and has won numerous awards including six Helpmann awards and the Australia Council Theatre Award. His productions have been presented at major festivals and venues around the world including Brooklyn Academy of Music\, the Barbican\, Les Nuits de Fourvière\, Chamaleon and all the major Australian festivals. His film work was selected for the Berlin and Melbourne Film Festivals. He was founding Artistic Director of the Australian Museum’s Theatre Unit\, Head Tutor in Directing at Australian Theatre for Young People and has been a regular guest tutor in directing at NIDA. \nHe is currently Artistic Director and CEO of Circa\, Creative Director of Festival 2018: the arts and cultural program of the 21st Commonwealth Games. In 2018\, Yaron directed four new Circa creations\, and a new production ofIdomeneo which opened in Lisbon at The Teatro Nacional de São Carlos. \nAbout Jason Organ\, technical director\nJason Organ graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 1988. He has worked as a technician\, rigger\, lighting designer and production manager. During this time he has lit all manner of productions from pantomimes and product launches to ballet\, festivals\, military tattoos\, circus and live television; contemporary dance and circus being his favourites. Jason was the co-founder of JLX productions\, a lighting design and technical consultancy\, based in Brisbane. Since January 2010 Jason has been working exclusively with Circa\, lighting and production managing their international tours. \nAbout Libby McDonnell\, costume design\nLibby McDonnell works across disciplines as a designer\, choreographer\, director and performer and has an Associate Degree (Dance) from the Queensland University of Technology. Libby has co-directed for Ballet Theatre of Queensland and has been resident choreographer and designer for Blue Roo Theatre Company. As Associate Director with Circa\, Libby has designed costumes for all of Circa’s major creations since 2010 and has show directed and managed tours in Australia and abroad. \nAbout Annenberg Center Live\, Co-presenter\nThe Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts serves as a major cultural destination and crossroads connecting Penn and the greater Philadelphia region through innovative human expression in theatre\, music\, dance\, and film\, serving an annual audience of almost 50\,000. The Annenberg Center also serves as a key resource for the arts at Penn\, connecting master artists with Penn students in support of and as an enhancement to the arts curriculum. Student performing arts groups are also key users of the Annenberg Center’s multiple performance and rehearsal spaces\, while also staffing many operational roles throughout the academic year. In reflection of Penn’s core values as a world-respected academic institution\, the Annenberg Center emphasizes artistic and intellectual excellence\, diversity\, and rigor in its presentations; prioritizes broad inclusiveness in the artists\, audiences\, and groups it serves; manages outstanding performance\, conference\, and meeting facilities; and stresses comprehensive event planning\, production support\, and customer service. The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a major provider of performing arts access for school children and actively engages a broad range of primary\, secondary\, and post-secondary student audiences and inclusive constituencies from the campus\, community\, and greater Philadelphia region. Visit AnnenbergCenter.org. \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/humans/ LOCATION:Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts\, 3680 Walnut Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19104\, United States CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Circus,Dance,Fringe Festival,FringeArts Curated,International,West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-Circa_Humans_Photo-by-Sarah-Walker-01-Hero-e1528404405733.jpg GEO:39.9529547;-75.1964637 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 3680 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=3680 Walnut Street:geo:-75.1964637,39.9529547 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180928T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180928T210000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180620T161935Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180717T212316Z UID:38019-1538164800-1538168400@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Humans DESCRIPTION:DescriptionAbout the Artists\n\n“A clear demonstration of the artistry of circus and its potential to draw together multiple theatrical forms.” The Guardian \n“It is precisely because we are human that our physical achievements acquire dignity\, meaning and poetry … In our limitations are our possibilities.” Yaron Lifschitz \nTen highly-skilled acrobats\, a bare stage\, and a stirring journey of what it means to be human. \nStraddling the borders between circus arts\, theater\, and contemporary dance\, Australia’s bold contemporary circus troupe Circa explores the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. \nHow much can we take as humans? Where are our limits? How much weight can we carry? Who can we trust to support our load? Created by renowned theater and circus director Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa ensemble\, this heart-stopping performance leads us to reflect on the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome the burdens we carry. \n$29-$49 general / $21.75-$36.75 member\n$15 student + 25-and-under \nSeating at the Annenberg Center will be reserved for these performances. Members can purchase tickets by section through the FringeArts website with a discount of 25% off. Annenberg will contact you with your assigned seat and mail you a physical ticket for the performance. Tickets purchased within 7 days of the performance will be available at Will Call.  \nFor non-members\, please purchase your ticket through the Annenberg website. For $15 students/25-and-under tickets\, use discount code 25YOUNGER. You will be required to show your ID to pick up tickets at Will Call before the performance. \nAnnenberg – Zellerbach Theatre Seating Chart \n70 minutes / Family friendly 8+ \nCreated by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
 Director Yaron Lifschitz Technical Director Jason Organ Costume Design Libby McDonnell Performed by  Caroline Baillon\, Nathan Boyle\, Marty Evans\, Keaton Hentoff-Killian\, Rowan Heydon-White\, Bridie Hooper\, Todd Kilby\, Nathan Knowles\, Cecilia Martin\, Daniel O’Brien\, Kimberley O’Brien \nHumans is co-presented with Annenberg Center Live. The Annenberg Center’s 18/19 dance series is presented by Annenberg Center Live and NextMove Dance. \n \nHumans is commissioned by MA scene nationale – Pays de Montbeliard. \nCirca acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council\, its arts funding and advisory body\, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. \n \nFestival Executive Producers: Arthur and Duane Kaplan\nFestival Producers: Andrew and Bryna Scot \n\n\nAbout Circa\nSince 2004 Circa has toured to 39 countries across six continents. Circa’s work has been rapturously received by audiences\, presenters and critics around the world. Critics have raved about Circa calling the work “stunning…exquisite… heart stopping” and “electrically charged”. \nCirca’s current touring shows span diverse contexts from works for families in traditional arts centers to European contemporary arts festivals. Its works are highly innovative genre‐bending pieces that stretch the practice and perceptions of circus. Circa features a full time ensemble\, a concentrated administrative team\, a dedicated circus studio and a Training Centre in Brisbane with partners throughout Queensland and beyond. \nAbout Yaron Lifschitz\, director \nYaron Lifschitz is a graduate of the University of New South Wales\, University of Queensland\, and National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA)\, where he was the youngest director ever accepted into its prestigious graduate director’s course. Since graduating\, Yaron has directed over 60 productions including large-scale events\, opera\, theatre\, physical theatre\, and circus. \nHis work has been seen in 39 countries and across six continents by over one million people and has won numerous awards including six Helpmann awards and the Australia Council Theatre Award. His productions have been presented at major festivals and venues around the world including Brooklyn Academy of Music\, the Barbican\, Les Nuits de Fourvière\, Chamaleon and all the major Australian festivals. His film work was selected for the Berlin and Melbourne Film Festivals. He was founding Artistic Director of the Australian Museum’s Theatre Unit\, Head Tutor in Directing at Australian Theatre for Young People and has been a regular guest tutor in directing at NIDA. \nHe is currently Artistic Director and CEO of Circa\, Creative Director of Festival 2018: the arts and cultural program of the 21st Commonwealth Games. In 2018\, Yaron directed four new Circa creations\, and a new production ofIdomeneo which opened in Lisbon at The Teatro Nacional de São Carlos. \nAbout Jason Organ\, technical director\nJason Organ graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 1988. He has worked as a technician\, rigger\, lighting designer and production manager. During this time he has lit all manner of productions from pantomimes and product launches to ballet\, festivals\, military tattoos\, circus and live television; contemporary dance and circus being his favourites. Jason was the co-founder of JLX productions\, a lighting design and technical consultancy\, based in Brisbane. Since January 2010 Jason has been working exclusively with Circa\, lighting and production managing their international tours. \nAbout Libby McDonnell\, costume design\nLibby McDonnell works across disciplines as a designer\, choreographer\, director and performer and has an Associate Degree (Dance) from the Queensland University of Technology. Libby has co-directed for Ballet Theatre of Queensland and has been resident choreographer and designer for Blue Roo Theatre Company. As Associate Director with Circa\, Libby has designed costumes for all of Circa’s major creations since 2010 and has show directed and managed tours in Australia and abroad. \nAbout Annenberg Center Live\, Co-presenter\nThe Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts serves as a major cultural destination and crossroads connecting Penn and the greater Philadelphia region through innovative human expression in theatre\, music\, dance\, and film\, serving an annual audience of almost 50\,000. The Annenberg Center also serves as a key resource for the arts at Penn\, connecting master artists with Penn students in support of and as an enhancement to the arts curriculum. Student performing arts groups are also key users of the Annenberg Center’s multiple performance and rehearsal spaces\, while also staffing many operational roles throughout the academic year. In reflection of Penn’s core values as a world-respected academic institution\, the Annenberg Center emphasizes artistic and intellectual excellence\, diversity\, and rigor in its presentations; prioritizes broad inclusiveness in the artists\, audiences\, and groups it serves; manages outstanding performance\, conference\, and meeting facilities; and stresses comprehensive event planning\, production support\, and customer service. The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a major provider of performing arts access for school children and actively engages a broad range of primary\, secondary\, and post-secondary student audiences and inclusive constituencies from the campus\, community\, and greater Philadelphia region. Visit AnnenbergCenter.org. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/humans-2/ LOCATION:Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts\, 3680 Walnut Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19104\, United States CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Circus,Dance,Fringe Festival,FringeArts Curated,International,West Philly,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-Circa_Humans_Photo-by-Sarah-Walker-01-Hero-e1528404405733.jpg GEO:39.9529547;-75.1964637 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 3680 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=3680 Walnut Street:geo:-75.1964637,39.9529547 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T220000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T223000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T213003Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180920T144030Z UID:41678-1537826400-1537828200@fringearts.com SUMMARY:*The FREN BANKLIN Experience* DESCRIPTION:Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin\, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin\, to regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards. One ticket covers as many guests as you can fit within your personal dwelling place! \n$19–$23 / 30 minutes \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/fren-banklin-experience/ LOCATION:PA CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Center City,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington,Neighborhood,North Philly,Northern Liberties,Northwest Philly,Old City,Solo Show,South Philly,Suburban,Type,Unique Venue,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-fren-banklin-OC-comedy-improv.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T210000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T220000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T192154Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180910T151746Z UID:41461-1537822800-1537826400@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Now More Than Ever DESCRIPTION:Cast empathy aside and indulge in your wildest political fantasies. We’ve kidnapped the vice president and everything is magically fixed! Now more than ever\, our country needs a BYOB ritual to hex the GOP in a secret West Philly hideout. Come fight the powers that be by sitting on your butt doing nothing for an hour! \n$13 / 60 minutes \nVenue:  233 S. Melville St. Philadelphia\, PA 19139. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/now-more-than-ever-17/ LOCATION:233 S. Melville St. Philadelphia\, PA 19139.\, 45th and Spruce St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19104 CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Theater,Type,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/fullsizeoutput_1f2.jpeg GEO:39.952877;-75.2121726 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=233 S. Melville St. Philadelphia PA 19139. 45th and Spruce St Philadelphia PA 19104;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=45th and Spruce St:geo:-75.2121726,39.952877 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T205500 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180803T183729Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180831T173411Z UID:40802-1537819200-1537822500@fringearts.com SUMMARY:NIGHTMARE FUEL DESCRIPTION:A brutal clown show that asks the tough questions like “Where were you last night?” and “How come you’re being such a cunt?” NIGHTMARE FUEL will slide into your DMs and leave you quivering and anxious. NIGHTMARE FUEL will look right into your eyes and tell you you’re fucking crazy! \n$15 / 55 minutes \n  \n\nSarah Knittel is a Philadelphia based theater maker\, improviser\, and self-professed muse. In 2017\, she was named the inaugural Automatic Arts Artist in Residence and one of Phindie’s “Philly Actors Who Are Better Than You (at acting)…” A graduate of the Pig Iron School of Physical and Devised Theater and Cosmic Medicine as well as NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked with Antigravity Theater Project\, Pig Iron Theater Co.\, the Philadelphia Artists Collective\, Johnny Shortcake\, Hedgerow\, Curio Theatre Co.\, and Hella Fresh Theater company. She is also a member of the N Crowd\, the longest running short form improv troupe in Philadelphia. Sarah Knittel is proud recipient of 1812’s Jilline Ringle Couple Extra Bucks Fund for Nightmare Fuel. \nLearn more: \nInstagram \nTwitter \nRead acclaim for this show at the Edinburgh Fringe on the FringeArts blog URL:https://fringearts.com/event/nightmare-fuel-8/ LOCATION:Panorama Philly\, 5213 Grays Ave\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19143 CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Theater,Type,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-nightmare-fuel-WP-theater.jpg GEO:39.9358399;-75.2145863 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Panorama Philly 5213 Grays Ave Philadelphia PA 19143;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=5213 Grays Ave:geo:-75.2145863,39.9358399 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T203000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T212929Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T212929Z UID:41677-1537819200-1537821000@fringearts.com SUMMARY:*The FREN BANKLIN Experience* DESCRIPTION:Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin\, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin\, to regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards. One ticket covers as many guests as you can fit within your personal dwelling place! \n$19–$23 / 30 minutes \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/fren-banklin-experience-38/ LOCATION:PA CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Center City,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington,Neighborhood,North Philly,Northern Liberties,Northwest Philly,Old City,Solo Show,South Philly,Suburban,Type,Unique Venue,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-fren-banklin-OC-comedy-improv.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T191000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T160220Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T160220Z UID:41179-1537812000-1537816200@fringearts.com SUMMARY:All 100 Fires DESCRIPTION:At a guerrilla base camp\, a retired clockmaker weighs who needs to be purged from the ranks. Meanwhile\, the turkey trapped in Audubon’s Birds of America takes flight to escape the page. Eventually\, it all burns to the ground. “A visionary with a knack for creating experiences that transcend the norm” (Geekadelphia). \n$15 / 70 minutes \n  \n  \n  \n  \n\n  \nCONTENT WARNING: This play involves a number of things worthy of content warnings\, but particularly guns\, suicide\, loud sounds\, and smoke effects. \nPraise for Donna’s past work: \n“Gorgeous\, poetic\, funny\, moving…I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it.” –The Urbana News-Gazette \n“Whip smart and dirt poor.” — The Broward New Times \n“The story defies synopsis\, but the themes come together to ring with emotional truth and\, like ripples in a pond\, seem to expand out into the universe…One of the best productions of the year.” –The Milwaukee Examiner \n“A visionary with a knack for creating experiences that transcend the norm…fostering a community of absurdly talented and dedicated individuals who make up her untheater troupe. The scope of this production was unreal…a masterpiece.” — Geekadelphia \n“It challenged me – it shook up my assumptions…It pushed my definition of beauty into channels that are rarely exercised…it WOKE ME UP.” –Transpersonal Theatre Blog \n“A welcome oasis of imagination…High-energy\, funny\, and surprisingly moving.” –DC MetroArts \n  \nLearn More: \nWebsite \nInstagram URL:https://fringearts.com/event/all-100-fires-9/ LOCATION:Panorama Philly\, 5213 Grays Ave\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19143 CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Dark/Disturbing,Features,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Solo Show,Theater,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/NoBlood2.jpg GEO:39.9358399;-75.2145863 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Panorama Philly 5213 Grays Ave Philadelphia PA 19143;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=5213 Grays Ave:geo:-75.2145863,39.9358399 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T183000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T212909Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T212909Z UID:41676-1537812000-1537813800@fringearts.com SUMMARY:*The FREN BANKLIN Experience* DESCRIPTION:Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin\, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin\, to regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards. One ticket covers as many guests as you can fit within your personal dwelling place! \n$19–$23 / 30 minutes \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/fren-banklin-experience-37/ LOCATION:PA CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Center City,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington,Neighborhood,North Philly,Northern Liberties,Northwest Philly,Old City,Solo Show,South Philly,Suburban,Type,Unique Venue,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-fren-banklin-OC-comedy-improv.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T160000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T165000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T180058Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T180058Z UID:41339-1537804800-1537807800@fringearts.com SUMMARY:The Presented DESCRIPTION:From the creator fringe hits One-Man Apocalypse Now\, Alchemist with Mary Tuomanen\, Anna K\, and more comes Chris Davis’ newest solo show The Presented. The Presented explores what it means to be a chosen artist in the world today. In his signature comedic style\, Davis examines the issues facing many theater artists today in a fun and hilarious 50-minute show that will make you never want to pursue a career in the arts ever again. \n$20 / 50 minute\n \n  \n\nChris Davis (actor/writer) is a writer and performer residing in Philadelphia\, PA. Recent projects include solo shows The Last Emperor of Mexico\, One-Man Apocalypse Now (★★★★★ – “superbly crafted” – Underdog Reviews)\, Juan-Winfield\, Bortle 8 (“…a strikingly original writer and performer.” – The Scotsman)\, Drunk Lion (“A potent success” ★★★★★ – TV Bomb)\, and Violence of the Lambs (“…absurd comedy at its very best.” ★★★★★ – The Student Newspaper ). His solo shows have toured throughout the United States and Europe. He has participated in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the last four years. His show One-Man Apocalypse Now will be presented in Osloring\, Germany\, as part of the Thespis Festival in November 2018. \nLearn more: \nWebsite URL:https://fringearts.com/event/the-presented-9/ LOCATION:Panorama Philly\, 5213 Grays Ave\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19143 CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Theater,Type,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-presented-WP-theater.png GEO:39.9358399;-75.2145863 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Panorama Philly 5213 Grays Ave Philadelphia PA 19143;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=5213 Grays Ave:geo:-75.2145863,39.9358399 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T160000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T163000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T212849Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T212849Z UID:41675-1537804800-1537806600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:*The FREN BANKLIN Experience* DESCRIPTION:Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin\, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin\, to regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards. One ticket covers as many guests as you can fit within your personal dwelling place! \n$19–$23 / 30 minutes \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/fren-banklin-experience-36/ LOCATION:PA CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Center City,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington,Neighborhood,North Philly,Northern Liberties,Northwest Philly,Old City,Solo Show,South Philly,Suburban,Type,Unique Venue,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-fren-banklin-OC-comedy-improv.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T143000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T212820Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T212820Z UID:41674-1537797600-1537799400@fringearts.com SUMMARY:*The FREN BANKLIN Experience* DESCRIPTION:Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin\, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin\, to regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards. One ticket covers as many guests as you can fit within your personal dwelling place! \n$19–$23 / 30 minutes \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/fren-banklin-experience-35/ LOCATION:PA CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Center City,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington,Neighborhood,North Philly,Northern Liberties,Northwest Philly,Old City,Solo Show,South Philly,Suburban,Type,Unique Venue,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-fren-banklin-OC-comedy-improv.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180924T123000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T212753Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T212753Z UID:41673-1537790400-1537792200@fringearts.com SUMMARY:*The FREN BANKLIN Experience* DESCRIPTION:Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin\, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin\, to regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards. One ticket covers as many guests as you can fit within your personal dwelling place! \n$19–$23 / 30 minutes \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/fren-banklin-experience-34/ LOCATION:PA CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Center City,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington,Neighborhood,North Philly,Northern Liberties,Northwest Philly,Old City,Solo Show,South Philly,Suburban,Type,Unique Venue,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-fren-banklin-OC-comedy-improv.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T220000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T223000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T212729Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T212729Z UID:41672-1537740000-1537741800@fringearts.com SUMMARY:*The FREN BANKLIN Experience* DESCRIPTION:Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin\, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin\, to regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards. One ticket covers as many guests as you can fit within your personal dwelling place! \n$19–$23 / 30 minutes \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/fren-banklin-experience-33/ LOCATION:PA CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Center City,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington,Neighborhood,North Philly,Northern Liberties,Northwest Philly,Old City,Solo Show,South Philly,Suburban,Type,Unique Venue,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-fren-banklin-OC-comedy-improv.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T210000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T220000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T192124Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T192124Z UID:41460-1537736400-1537740000@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Now More Than Ever DESCRIPTION:Cast empathy aside and indulge in your wildest political fantasies. We’ve kidnapped the vice president and everything is magically fixed! Now more than ever\, our country needs a BYOB ritual to hex the GOP in a secret West Philly hideout. Come fight the powers that be by sitting on your butt doing nothing for an hour! \n$13 / 60 minutes URL:https://fringearts.com/event/now-more-than-ever-16/ LOCATION:233 S. Melville St. Philadelphia\, PA 19139.\, 45th and Spruce St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19104 CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Theater,Type,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/fullsizeoutput_1f2.jpeg GEO:39.952877;-75.2121726 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=233 S. Melville St. Philadelphia PA 19139. 45th and Spruce St Philadelphia PA 19104;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=45th and Spruce St:geo:-75.2121726,39.952877 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T203000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T212708Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T212708Z UID:41671-1537732800-1537734600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:*The FREN BANKLIN Experience* DESCRIPTION:Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin\, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin\, to regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards. One ticket covers as many guests as you can fit within your personal dwelling place! \n$19–$23 / 30 minutes \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/fren-banklin-experience-32/ LOCATION:PA CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Center City,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington,Neighborhood,North Philly,Northern Liberties,Northwest Philly,Old City,Solo Show,South Philly,Suburban,Type,Unique Venue,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-fren-banklin-OC-comedy-improv.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T200000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T192104Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T192104Z UID:41459-1537729200-1537732800@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Now More Than Ever DESCRIPTION:Cast empathy aside and indulge in your wildest political fantasies. We’ve kidnapped the vice president and everything is magically fixed! Now more than ever\, our country needs a BYOB ritual to hex the GOP in a secret West Philly hideout. Come fight the powers that be by sitting on your butt doing nothing for an hour! \n$13 / 60 minutes URL:https://fringearts.com/event/now-more-than-ever-15/ LOCATION:233 S. Melville St. Philadelphia\, PA 19139.\, 45th and Spruce St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19104 CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Theater,Type,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/fullsizeoutput_1f2.jpeg GEO:39.952877;-75.2121726 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=233 S. Melville St. Philadelphia PA 19139. 45th and Spruce St Philadelphia PA 19104;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=45th and Spruce St:geo:-75.2121726,39.952877 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T183000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T212651Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T212651Z UID:41670-1537725600-1537727400@fringearts.com SUMMARY:*The FREN BANKLIN Experience* DESCRIPTION:Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin\, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin\, to regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards. One ticket covers as many guests as you can fit within your personal dwelling place! \n$19–$23 / 30 minutes \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/fren-banklin-experience-31/ LOCATION:PA CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Center City,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington,Neighborhood,North Philly,Northern Liberties,Northwest Philly,Old City,Solo Show,South Philly,Suburban,Type,Unique Venue,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-fren-banklin-OC-comedy-improv.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T160000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T163000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T212608Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T212608Z UID:41669-1537718400-1537720200@fringearts.com SUMMARY:*The FREN BANKLIN Experience* DESCRIPTION:Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin\, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin\, to regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards. One ticket covers as many guests as you can fit within your personal dwelling place! \n$19–$23 / 30 minutes \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/fren-banklin-experience-30/ LOCATION:PA CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Center City,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington,Neighborhood,North Philly,Northern Liberties,Northwest Philly,Old City,Solo Show,South Philly,Suburban,Type,Unique Venue,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-fren-banklin-OC-comedy-improv.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180922T235900 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T010000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T192039Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T192039Z UID:41458-1537660740-1537664400@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Now More Than Ever DESCRIPTION:Cast empathy aside and indulge in your wildest political fantasies. We’ve kidnapped the vice president and everything is magically fixed! Now more than ever\, our country needs a BYOB ritual to hex the GOP in a secret West Philly hideout. Come fight the powers that be by sitting on your butt doing nothing for an hour! \n$13 / 60 minutes URL:https://fringearts.com/event/now-more-than-ever-14/ LOCATION:233 S. Melville St. Philadelphia\, PA 19139.\, 45th and Spruce St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19104 CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Neighborhood,Theater,Type,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/fullsizeoutput_1f2.jpeg GEO:39.952877;-75.2121726 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=233 S. Melville St. Philadelphia PA 19139. 45th and Spruce St Philadelphia PA 19104;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=45th and Spruce St:geo:-75.2121726,39.952877 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20180922T235900 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20180923T003000 DTSTAMP:20221205T203440 CREATED:20180806T212409Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T212409Z UID:41658-1537660740-1537662600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:*The FREN BANKLIN Experience* DESCRIPTION:Have you ever wondered about the REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY of your Philadelphia home? Allow Fren Banklin\, the NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE cousin of Ben Franklin\, to regale you with the fascinating stories buried beneath your floorboards. One ticket covers as many guests as you can fit within your personal dwelling place! \n$19–$23 / 30 minutes \n  URL:https://fringearts.com/event/fren-banklin-experience-29/ LOCATION:PA CATEGORIES:2018 Fringe Festival,Center City,Comedy & Improv,Fairmount,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington,Neighborhood,North Philly,Northern Liberties,Northwest Philly,Old City,Solo Show,South Philly,Suburban,Type,Unique Venue,West Philly ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Copy-of-fren-banklin-OC-comedy-improv.png END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR