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:20220901T000000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221002T235900 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220726T013242Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220729T183743Z UID:61658-1661990400-1664755140@fringearts.com SUMMARY:"Bon Appétit!" By Julia Child and Lee Hoiby (During a Pandemic!) DESCRIPTION:A comic culinary extravaganza that taps the wit and antics of one of America’s best-loved television personalities\, Julia Child\, the mother-of-all-foodies! Imagine what would happen if SHE had to do her show during the Pandemic! That’s this show\, a one woman opera by Lee Hoiby. Digital performance whenever you’d like to watch! \nAppropriate for all ages \nAbout the Artist\nAurora Classical’s mission is to excite people about classical music! Our goal is to share the art to those who may not have seen it up close and personal before\, to give them the comfort and hope only classical music can provide and an opportunity for professional classical performers to share their work. Aurora Classical takes its name and inspiration from the news paper “Philadelphia Aurora” which was founded by Benjamin Franklin Bache\, grandson to Benjamin Franklin. The paper stood for the rights of “yeoman farmers”\,”planters” and the “plain folk”. We believe classical music is for everyone no matter your budget! URL:https://fringearts.com/event/bon-appetit-by-julia-child-and-lee-hoiby-during-a-pandemic-3/ LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Digital,Features,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Live Music,Music,Musical Theater,Parody,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Satire,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Screen-Shot-2022-07-29-at-2.34.45-PM.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220901 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221004 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220727T142758Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220805T172853Z UID:61664-1661994000-1664758799@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Creature: A Movement Meditation DESCRIPTION:A short dance film and an invitation to move: this creature draws you out\, barefoot\, into wet grass\, squidgy mud\, running water. Let your feet\, then your body\, respond to the feel: sliding\, squishing\, flowing. Open the door to your inner animal and respond to the sensations\, to the textures\, to your instincts. \nCreature: A Movement Meditation is a digital dance offering that invites participants to join Kalila Kingsford Smith in a guided movement practice to get in touch with the animal within. Participants are welcome to view the dance film from the comfort of their homes or to engage fully in the experiential component. This offering is framed as a solo-experience\, but participants may “bring a buddy” if they’d benefit from a communal experience. Choose your own adventure. \nTo engage in the full experience\, audience members are encouraged to take their viewing devices “on the go” and find a place outside where they feel safe to interact with a natural element (grass\, dirt\, sand\, a tree\, water\, a river bank). They will be guided into a responsive movement practice that calls forth their inner animal. \nIf participants enjoy the movement meditation and want to share your experiences with a broader community of creatures\, the final invitation is to repeat and record a small version of the movement meditation. This can be shared via social media or by submitting it through a portal on kalilakingsfordsmith.com. \nVisit kalilakingsfordsmith.com for supplemental materials for this digital offering including: a transcript of the movement instructions\, an audio-only version of the movement meditation\, and a portal to share short videos of your creature practice. \nAppropriate for all ages \nCredits\nConcept\, performance\, and video editing by Kalila Kingsford Smith; Ambient meditation music by Alina John. Filmed in Long Lake\, NY. \nAbout the Artist\nKalila Kingsford Smith is a choreographer\, dancer\, and movement professional based in Philadelphia. Fundamentally\, she believes that dance is healing and transformative and invites performers and audiences to investigate themselves as participants in the art-making process. She builds interactive dance environments that are responsive to the characteristics of the movement space: whether a theater\, a nature trail\, a museum\, a city street\, or a Zoom room. Informed by her training in modern and contemporary dance\, her movement style flows between tension and release\, momentum and suspension\, improvisation and composition\, and storytelling and abstraction. Her current improvisational practice invites participants to access their inner “creature\,” the parts of themselves that are pre-thinking\, animalistic\, and responsive. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/creature-a-movement-meditation/ LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Ambulatory,Audio Description,Autobiographical,Closed Captioning,Dance,Digital,Features,Feminist,Film,Fringe Festival,Immersive,Independently Produced,Interactive,Outdoor,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Solo audience experience,Solo Performer,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/CreatureAMovementMeditation_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220908T000000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221002T235900 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220725T224053Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220728T181230Z UID:61659-1662595200-1664755140@fringearts.com SUMMARY:The Book of Snorin' - Sleep Apnea the Musical DESCRIPTION:After a sold-out debut season at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival\, the world’s first comedy show about sleep apnea is here. \n  \nThis hilarious show follows Australian comedian Stew Walker on his quest to treat his sleep apnea and escape the bungalow blues. If you snore or love a snorer\, then Stew Walker’s show featuring ‘Stewpid’ songs about snoring and sleep apnea will not only amuse you\, but it could save your relationship or even your life! \n  \nStew has sleep apnea and snores a LOT! His snoring is so loud that his wife has kicked him out to the bungalow and the neighbours have lodged noise complaints with the police. And sleep deprivation is causing havoc at work\, where Stew nods off more often than a bored parliamentarian. \n  \n“One of the best comedies I’ve seen at the Fringe. Not to be missed.” (Buxton Fringe Reviews 2020) \n  \n“Very funny\, a little bit quirky.” (Weekend Notes) \nFor ages 18+ \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief suggested language. \nAbout the Artist\n  \nStew Walker is a musical comedian from Melbourne. He began his comedy career in 2012 when he was discovered by Adam Hills on his national TV talk show Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight. (see clip: https://youtu.be/WbjDMFWWuqw) He was in the studio audience thinking he was just going to see the show being recorded. But on national TV Adam called his bluff about wanting to be a comedian when he revealed that Stew’s ‘bucket list’ wish to do a show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival was about to come true. Six weeks later Stew made a successful comedy debut to a packed room at Melbourne Town Hall with a 30 minute show of original songs\, including a live cross to Adam back in the studio (see clip: https://youtu.be/I4_Ey3hz3zI). Since then Stew has gone on to perform at festivals and venues across Australia\, Asia and the UK\, and produce hit solo shows The Book of Snorin’ – Sleep Apnea the Musical\, A Hard Days Night of Beatles Parodies and Live\, Love\, Laugh. “One of the best comedies I’ve seen at the Fringe. Not to be missed.” (Buxton Fringe Reviews 2020) “Very funny\, a little bit quirky” – Weekend Notes “**** A great musical comic talent with catchy tunes and really good audience interactions” – Hey Hey It’s Friday\, 99.3 Voice FM. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/the-book-of-snorin-sleep-apnea-the-musical-2/ LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Autobiographical,Closed Captioning,Comedy & Improv,Digital,Features,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,International Artists,Musical Theater,Solo Performer,Type,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TheBookofSnorin-SleepApneatheMusical_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220908 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221004 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220726T202146Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220830T194031Z UID:61672-1662598800-1664758799@fringearts.com SUMMARY:HOMO FEMINA DESCRIPTION:In a reduced space depoliticized of all visibility and legislation: she\, the Fémina\, lies. Stripped of all rights to exert her nature\, in pursuit of her survival. Not included by him\, the Homo\, without visualization as a subject\, hidden\, omitted\, overshadowed.\nIt occurs in every corner of the world\, every day\, at every hour\, victim of invisibility and pedagogical exercise of Violence. A subtle Violence that also kills us.\nThis piece is an invitation to think ourselves as Women in all the aspects that our Femininity involves.\nIt is a piece to invite to perceive the first cell of Violence\, which is not him\, the HOMO\, but the installed system that indoctrinates and annihilate us.\nIn memory of Ana Mendieta: Activist\, feminist\, exiled\, and performer from Cuba. She died in 1985 at the age of 36\, falling from the window of her 34th floor apartment after an argument with her husband\, Carl Andre\, the artist from the United States who was tried and acquitted. Mendieta’s work was mainly recognized in the scope of feminist art criticism.\nShe didn’t consider herself as feminist\, but she was a woman who used her body and experiences as woman in her work. In fact\, her early work is very related to her own examination of her identity as Latin\, woman\, and displaced person from her homeland. \nFor ages 18+ \nCredits\n  \nFormat: audiovisual format divided in 7 short films crossed by a poem\nStaff\nGeneral director and creator: Marlen Puello\nCo-creator and performance: Magalí Baratini\nAssistant director: Carolina Capriatti\nAudiovisual\nFilm shooting and production: Jeremias Vizcaino\nPoetic contributions: Patricia Cuaranta\nStage assistance: Melissa Buchelli\nSound editor: Adrián Suriano. \n  \nAbout the Artist\nMARLÉN PUELLO (CUBA)\nBorn in Havana\, Cuba. from 1995 to 2011\, lived in the city of Rosario\, Argentina. In 2011\, settled in Stockholm\, Sweden. Acquired Cuban\, Argentinian and Swedish citizenship.\nHavana\, Cuba:\nStudies: Elementary School of Ballet in Havana\, currently the Cuban National Ballet School “Alicia Alonso” (1985-1995).\nHigher Institute of Art in Havana. Specialization: Bachelor of Arts Dances. University of Havana\, Cuba. Rosario\, Argentina:\nFounder of the Cuba Ballet Rosario Institute in the city of Rosario (1996 to date). Multidisciplinary dance concept with different languages: “Integral Dancers”.\nCuba Ballet Rosario Institute received in 2016 the recognition of Institución Distinguida (Distinguished Institution) of the city of Rosario\, granted by the Consejo Municipal y Provincial de Cultura de Santa Fe for its 20 years of development in the city.\nCorrespondent in Argentina for the “CEDED” magazine of the Development Center of the Dance of Havana\, supervised by Ramiro Guerra\, teacher\, choreographer and founder of National Dance of Cuba.\nMaster Trainer for competitions and international festivals representing Argentina: College Art Festival in Havana (1997)\, Latin American Dance Festival in Argentina and Brazil (1997-2000).\nChoreography Awards:\nDance Festival of Rosario\, Argentina (1997-1998) for the award-winning choreographies: La Contemplación and Ouroboros.\nLatin American Dance Festival\, Uruguayan; Brazil (1998) award-winning choreography: Arlequín.\nLatin American Dance Festival in Bento Gonzalves\, Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil. Award-winning choreography: Érase una vez un marinero – Emmanuel Abruzzo (now a dancer of the Colón Theater and former dancer of the Trocadero Ballet).\nStage Plays:\nCarmen: la historia de una pasión (2000-2002); Aquel amor brujo (2002-2005); La casa de Bernarda Alba (2006-2019) —distinguished by the Ministry of Innovation and Culture of the Santa Fe Province and the Argentinian National Fund for Arts— still currently performed in URL:https://fringearts.com/event/homo-femina/ LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Digital,Features,Feminist,Film,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,International Artists,Poetry,Political,Type,Visual Art ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/HOMOFEMINA_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220908 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221004 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220725T185044Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220815T175039Z UID:61670-1662598800-1664758799@fringearts.com SUMMARY:SELL ME: I Am from North Korea DESCRIPTION:SELL ME: I am from North Korea written & performed by Sora Baek \nClick here to watch a clip \nSELL ME: I Am From North Korea is inspired by the true stories of North Korean defectors who risk everything to escape one of Earth’s most repressive regimes. \nSora masterfully delivers a brutally honest performance filled with vulnerability\, humor\, and boundless energy as she explores the nature of diversity\, social justice\, human rights\, and the struggles of the oppressed. \nSYNOPSIS \nOn her 15th birthday\, Jisun makes the heart-wrenching decision to sell herself to an old Chinese man to make money for her dying mother’s medications. \n“This heart-rending piece will introduce you to an unpleasant and uncomfortable reality: the painful price of freedom in North Korea” \n– Tom Block\, International Human Rights Art Festival Founder & Executive Director \n“…is not only excellent\, it is an important tool to teach people about the North Korean human rights situation” \n– Henry Song\, the Song Foundation for North Korea Human Rights \n“One of the most powerful events I have brought to my campus…incredible” \n– The Women’s Center\, William Paterson University \n“Powerful\, riveting experience. A must-see” \n– Nuu Grenier\, M. Ed. William Paterson University \n“Outstanding depiction of the experience… captivating…thought provoking. Highly recommend” \n– Frances Robinson\, LMSW\, Kingsborough Community College \n  \nQ. What is unique about SELL ME?\n\n\n\n\nI grew up in a small town where I could see some of the ghost buildings cross the river (no one’s living in there. they’re just for show and they’re not even that impressive! ) in N Korea. My father was born in 황해도 N Korea and fled to S Korea with my grandparents when he was only 4. The war that killed five million lives\, left Korea divided and stopped innocent people like my father from ever getting back home. Writing “SELL ME: I am from North Korea” in many ways helped me get a glimpse of the hurt of having no where to go. It will show the brutally honest reality of being born in North Korea and the consequences of living in the most horrendous country in the world. This piece is for my father\, my grandparents and all the people who cannot go home. \nQ. What do you want your audience to take away after watching SELL ME? \nToo often\, when people think of North Korea\, they automatically imagine nuclear weapons and military parades\, forgetting the suffering of the average citizen and especially women. I believe my solo show offers a unique personal perspective of a North Korean woman defector and survivor while raising important questions about women’s rights\, diversity\, and empowerment. \n\n\n\n\n  \nFor ages 18+ \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief suggested violence 15+\, strong language\, sexual exploitation. \nCredits\n  \nWritten and performed by Sora Baek\, Director: Jaimie Van Dyke\, Lighting Designer: Mikaela Baird\, Stage Manger: Leigh Walter\, Sound Designer: Jaimie Van Dyke\, Editor: Adela Wagner\, Camera Operation: Ben Miler\, Audio Technicians: Stephe Cooper & Brendan Reilly\, Production Assistant: Aidan Sartori\, Original Projection Designer: Clay Anderson\, Additional Photography by Elliot Lee\, Original staging by Amanda Kate Joshi\, Song by Choi Jin-hee\, Song performed by Nuno Antunes & Vlada Yaneva \n  \nAbout the Artist\n  \nSORA BAEK (Writer/Performer) is an award winning actor\, writer and producer from South Korea. She has been featured on the New York Times\, News 12 NJ and Voice of America. Select acting theater credits include: SELL ME: I am from North Korea (International Human Rights Festival\, NYC\, Jersey City Theater Center)\, The Storm\, A Christmas Carol\, and Sworn Virgin (NY and International Tour) with Blessed Unrest\, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Calaveras Repertory Theatre)\, Odd Couple\, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Curious Frog). Sora received Best Actress at the Epidemic Film Festival in San Francisco. She works with Only Make Believe where she creates interactive theater with children in hospitals and is an associate member of an internationally acclaimed theater company\, Blessed Unrest. (www.sorabaek.com) Sora Baek is on a mission to help people to rethink their preconceived notions of North Korea. Her solo show offers an unique personal perspective of a North Korean woman defector and survivor while raising important questions about women’s rights\, diversity\, and empowerment. She is committed to keep sharing shows that bring the North Korean women’s true stories to the global conversation forefront. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/sell-me-i-am-from-north-korea/ LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Digital,Features,Feminist,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,International Artists,Political,Solo Performer,Storytelling,Theater,Type,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/SELLMEIAmfromNorthKorea_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220908 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221004 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220726T173033Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220727T185444Z UID:61677-1662598800-1664758799@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Maybe Tomorrow DESCRIPTION:Early one morning a few hours before Hurricane Hanna hits Corpus Christi\, Texas. One still life with moving parts. One short story about three folks fishing at Bob Hall Pier for health\, love\, peace\, respect\, wealth. Whatever comes first. \nAppropriate for all ages \nCredits\n  \nThe Highland Lakes Players from Austin\, Texas including Sebastian Garcia as Manuel\, Samantha Levine as Rosita\, Raymond V. Whelan as Ramiro. Directed and written by Whelan. \n  \nAbout the Artist\nWe are three spirited performers based in Austin\, Texas. Normally\, we appear live on stage during the city’s annual Frontera Fest at Hyde Park Theatre. However\, during the past two years\, COVID-19 has forced organizers to cancel the Fest. We are glad the Philadelphia Fringe Festival has allowed us to present virtual performances online during the virus time. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/maybe-tomorrow/ LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Digital,Family,Features,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Poetry,Religious/Spiritual,Romance,Theater,Type,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/MaybeTomorrow_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220911 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221004 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220726T210003Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220911T213407Z UID:61663-1662858000-1664758799@fringearts.com SUMMARY:creativeWorks DESCRIPTION:We are foraging the cosmos for pretty things\, relics of beauty\, or just plain old byproducts of well-intentioned effort.  Forget what your neighbor says\, we live in an age of wonder–time to celebrate that fact with some sheer beauty. \nGo to https://creativeworks.io to join us! \nFor ages 21+ only \nAbout the Artist\nseems like everywhere you look these days destruction is going on. it can be easy to forget that creation is happening too\, right at the same time. beyond (controversial) human babbies\, evidence of creation abounds. here at creativeWorks\, we help you attune your eyebuds to beauty for the love of balance. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/creativeworks-2/ LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Digital,Features,Free,Fringe Festival,Funny,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Interdisciplinary,Parody,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Poetry,Romance,Solo audience experience,Solo Performer,Storytelling,Type,Visual Art ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/07-20-2022-213859-8104.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220912T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221002T150000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220725T204817Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220725T205141Z UID:61734-1662991200-1664722800@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Medicine Meditation DESCRIPTION:Medicine Meditation: Water is part ritual\, part visual/sound installation\, and part workshop with touch points in science\, spirituality\, ancestry\, and healing. Participants are given meditation prompts and invited to contribute to a living digital archive. Medicine Meditation: Water is the first in a study of the elements Water\, Fire\, Earth\, Nature\, and Mineral. \nAppropriate for all ages \nCredits\n  \nCreator Performer: Severin Blake \n  \nSound Design: Severin Blake & Marina Murayama \n  \n  \nAbout the Artist\nSeverin Blake (they/all/we) is a writer and interdisciplinary artist. The work they create interrogates language\, imagery\, and time. They write in response to the world(s) they see around and within them. They facilitate intentional spaces of bravery\, vulnerability\, and joy making. As a performer Severin has appeared on stage at InterAct\, Orbiter 3\, Simpatico\, Philadelphia Artists Collective\, Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists\, CCTC\, Theatre Exile\, Alma’s Engine and in exhibition at the PMA. They’ve created original roles in collaboration with Headlong Dance Theater\, Annie Wilson\, Swim Pony\, The Painted Bride Art Center\, Perfect Day\, Black Best Friend\, and Applied Mechanics (Company Member.) www.severinblake.com URL:https://fringearts.com/event/medicine-meditation/2022-09-12/ LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Closed Captioning,Digital,Features,Fringe Festival,Immersive,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Interdisciplinary,Magic,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Type,Workshop ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/MedicineMeditation_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220922T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221012T150000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220725T205142Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220725T204817Z UID:62219-1663855200-1665586800@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Medicine Meditation DESCRIPTION:Medicine Meditation: Water is part ritual\, part visual/sound installation\, and part workshop with touch points in science\, spirituality\, ancestry\, and healing. Participants are given meditation prompts and invited to contribute to a living digital archive. Medicine Meditation: Water is the first in a study of the elements Water\, Fire\, Earth\, Nature\, and Mineral. \nAppropriate for all ages \nCredits\n  \nCreator Performer: Severin Blake \n  \nSound Design: Severin Blake & Marina Murayama \n  \n  \nAbout the Artist\nSeverin Blake (they/all/we) is a writer and interdisciplinary artist. The work they create interrogates language\, imagery\, and time. They write in response to the world(s) they see around and within them. They facilitate intentional spaces of bravery\, vulnerability\, and joy making. As a performer Severin has appeared on stage at InterAct\, Orbiter 3\, Simpatico\, Philadelphia Artists Collective\, Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists\, CCTC\, Theatre Exile\, Alma’s Engine and in exhibition at the PMA. They’ve created original roles in collaboration with Headlong Dance Theater\, Annie Wilson\, Swim Pony\, The Painted Bride Art Center\, Perfect Day\, Black Best Friend\, and Applied Mechanics (Company Member.) www.severinblake.com URL:https://fringearts.com/event/medicine-meditation/2022-09-22/ LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Closed Captioning,Digital,Features,Fringe Festival,Immersive,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Interdisciplinary,Magic,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Type,Workshop ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/MedicineMeditation_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T201500 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220726T151541Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220822T172751Z UID:62797-1664307000-1664309700@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Tragic Nostalgia DESCRIPTION:An atmospheric sonic journey with ethereal vocal layers\, manipulated field recordings\, and synthesized tones. Accompanied by abstract black and white visual projections. Developed through a process rooted in improvisation and experimentation. Inspired by nature\, grief\, looking back and meandering forward. \n  \nContent Considerations\nThis show includes lyrics and poetry that reference grief and death. \nFor ages 18+ \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\nCredits\n  \nArtist: Jeanne Lyons\, Advisor: Bayla Rubin \n  \nAbout the Artist\n  \nJeanne Lyons is an interdisciplinary performance artist based in Philadelphia. She is process oriented as a protest to perfectionism and is committed to ongoing experimentation. Her work explores themes of shame\, grief\, nature\, and technology. Jeanne earned her MFA in Devised Performance from Pig Iron School and University of the Arts. Find out more at www.iamjeannelyons.com URL:https://fringearts.com/event/tragic-nostalgia/2022-09-27/ LOCATION:Fidget Space\, 1714 N Mascher St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Features,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Interdisciplinary,Kensington-Fishtown,Music,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Poetry,Solo Performer,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TragicNostalgia_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T203000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220831T175856Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220906T024501Z UID:67225-1664307000-1664310600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Visions DESCRIPTION:Almanac presents visionary artists in this in this short work series. \nSat\, Sep 3 at 8:30pm at ICEBOX | Guest curated by Megan Mazerick \nMon\, Sep 12 at 6:00pm at ICEBOX | Ben Grinberg\, Adam Kerbel\, and Emmanuel Becerra \nSun\, Sep 11 at 7:00pm\, Mon\, Sep 12 at 9:00pm\, and Tue\, Sep 13 at 9:00pm at MAAS | Annie Wilson and Colby Calhoun \nTue\, Sep 27 at 7:30pm and Thu\, Sep 29 at 8:30pm at MAAS | L Feldman and Adam Kerbel \n  \nSat\, Sep 3 curated by Megan Mazerick \nAn evening of work created by six Philadelphia-based choreographers and performers. Visions features work by Jungwoong Kim\, Lily Kind\, Megan Mazarick\, Ama Ma’at G. Oyesii\, and Snack Break Movement Arts (Artists Emily “Lady Em” Pietruszka and Joshua “Bboy Supa Josh”). Five short dances about rituals\, humor\, identity\, and vulnerability with some of Philadelphia’s most celebrated movers. \n  \nThis show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival\, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub\, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater\, dance\, circus\, music\, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret\, pop-up events\, workshops\, artist talkbacks\, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org. \n\n\nHealth & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event\, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly. \n\nAbout the Artist\nAMA MA’AT G. OYESII Ama Ma’at G. Oyesii (we/they) is a black\, queer\, multi-hyphenate being and cosmic creator. Their work is steeped in storytelling and vernacular movements. The black bodies identity\, the ability to transcend in the black body and rituals created for the black body are at the epicenter of their current research. They studied and received their BFA in Dance from Georgian Court University and their MFA in dance from Temple University. As their roles rotate\, bend and switch they find home in a myriad of places mostly within. \nWork description: something soft is a performance ritual tracing the building of a metaphorical home within the body. Questioning the bodies capacity\, weight and endurance. The viewer is invited into soft blues which translate celebrations\, memories and dreaming. \n  \nJUNGWOONG KIM \nJungwoong Kim is a cross-disciplinary artist and arts educator who brings to his work more than 20 years of practice in experimental and improvisational performance\, Contact Improvisation\, set design\, film editing\, and choreography for theater. His work often addresses the role of human loss and grief in shaping individual and collective identities. It embodies aesthetic traditions of Korean Shamanism from his homeland of South Korean\, as well as Deep Listening studies with Pauline Oliveros\, immersive strategies of visual artists such as Ann Hamilton\, and work with site-specific and post/modern choreographers. He is especially grateful to Asian Arts Initiative and Wilma Theater/HotHouse for being generative spaces for him to explore and present his artistic imagination during his nearly 15 years living and working in Philadelphia. \nTitle: go home (in-progress working) \nChoreograph & mover: Jungwoong \nVoice recording: Jungwoong \n  \nMEGAN MAZARICK \nMegan Mazarick is a Philadelphia-based choreographer\, performer\, and teacher. She earned her BFA in dance from UNCG and an MFA in choreography from Temple University. Her work has been presented internationally (Singapore\, Bulgaria\, Egypt\, Poland\, Australia\, Mexico\, and Hungary) and throughout the USA (Philadelphia\, Pittsburgh\, San Francisco\, Minneapolis\, New York City\, New Jersey\, North Carolina\, West Virginia\, etc.).Her choreography has been supported by the US Embassy in Singapore\, the US Embassy in Bulgaria\, and the US Embassy in Egypt. As a performer she has worked with David Gordon\, Susan Rethorst\, Keith Thompson\, Marianela Boan\, Merian Soto\, Anonymous Bodies\, and Black Box Dance Theater. Megan has taught technique\, improvisation\, and composition classes at studios\, festivals\, and universities around the globe. She currently teaches dance as an Assistant Professor at Georgian Court University. \nDescription of work: \nold swan is an art lecture with live looping vocals called that plays with the meaning of words and sounds. The text is set prior to the performance and rhythm and delivery is explored in live time. The movement investigation is an improvisational structure based on interpreting and referencing the words in different ways. There are literal interpretations and interpretations that are rhythmic and based in movement modes. Other aspects of the improvisation come from the audience reaction. I love a know-it-all character that leads audience astray and I am playing with the expectation of the viewer inside of the performance. This solo premiered at American College Dance Festival 2022 and will be performed at the Solo Dance Festival in Gdansk\, Poland in September 2022. \n  \nSNACK BREAK MOVEMENT ARTS \nArtists Emily “Lady Em” Pietruszka and Joshua “Bboy Supa Josh” Culbreath are Snack Break Movement Arts; a performance duo specializing in street-dance-inspired performance works made for the concert stage. Together\, Emily and Josh are rehearsal and choreography directors for the renowned hip-hop theater company\, Rennie Harris Puremovement. Individually\, they are active practitioners\, educators\, and choreographers in the street dance community of Philadelphia\, PA. Snack Break Movement Arts aims to address and refocus the lens through which audiences view street dance and the various social binaries that are implicit in their mutual stage presence as a black male/ white female duo. They seek to pay homage to the lineage of street dance movement languages that live in their bodies and communities\, while also challenging the way audiences consume street dance through the utilization of theatrics\, the concert stage\, and contemporary movement practices. \nDescription: \n“Rock\, Paper…” is an excerpt of a larger work entitled\, “Truth or Dare\,” which was created and premiered by Snack Break in May\, 2022. Through the playful utilization of childhood games\, the performers explore power struggles\, consider the consequences of choice\, and the revealing nature of vulnerability in real-time. \n  \nLILY KIND \nLily Kind is a critically acclaimed choreographer\, dancer\, producer\, and writer. Lily is continuously learning about the social history behind forms of dance and seeking to uplift the intersection of history\, identity\, and performance by intentionally aligning with underdog artists and communities. Her work has been presented by Table Gallery (Chicago)\, Miami Light Projects\, Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company\, the Creative Alliance (Baltimore)\, and The Baltimore Museum of Art. She has been an artist in residence at SoundSpace Performing Arts in Philadelphia and a dance writer in residence at Dance Italia (Italy/NYC). Her dance writing has been published by Culture Bot\, Phindie\, and thinkingDance. She was the 2018 Artblog + The St. Claire’s New Art Writing Contest! winner < 500 words. From 2008 – 2014 she directed the Effervescent Collective in Baltimore\, Maryland\, gaining recognition as Best Choreographer\, Baltimore Magazine\, 2014\, Best Dance Company\, Effervescent Collective\, Baltimore City Paper\, 2010\, 2012\, Best Dance Company\, Effervescent Collective\, Baltimore Magazine\, 2012\, winning a Baker Artist Award ‘B’ Grant\, 2011\, and being cited as Top 10 Baltimoreans to Watch Under 30\, by the Baltimore Sun in 2011. She has provided movement direction for Play Co\, NYC\, The Baltimore Rock Opera\, Annex Theater\, and Single Carrot Theater. She has performed in Philly with Chelsea Murphy\, Magda San Millan\, Andrew Simonet\, Mark “Metal” Wong\, and The Medium Theater Company. She has choreographed music videos for Bosley\, Carsie Blanton\, Sianna Plavin\, and appeared in music videos for Dan Deacon\, Dungeonesse\, Echoes\, and Hard Work Movement. \nUnder the leadership of Vince Johnson\, Lily helped develop Urban Movement Arts (UMA)\, where she served as all around co-captain of adult programming. At UMA\, Lily developed an artists in residence program and correlating performance series Workinonit. At UMA\, Lily also taught Lindy Hop and Vernacular Jazz in partnership with Ragtag Empire. Outside of Philly\, she has taught vernacular jazz at California Institute of the Arts\, Swing Jose (Costa Rica)\, and Apollo Swing (Belgium). She is an alumnus of Breai Mason-Campbell’s group Gaurdian Baltimore. In 2021\, she co-created dance history podcast Tracing Steps with Mel Cotton. \nLily is one of few US American trained extensively in Flying Low and Passing Through\, the improvisational floorwork style of David Zambrano. In 2019 she participated in Zambrano’s 60 Days of Improvisation\, at Tic Tac Art Center in Brussels\, Belgium. She has also trained with Zambrano and his assistant Milan Herich in Costa Rica\, Thailand\, and New York. She has taught Flying Low workshops at Princeton University\, Miami Light Project\, and Concord Academy. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance Creation with a concentration in Afro-Diasporic Studies from Goddard College\, where she worked closely with Dr. Gale Jackson. She also holds a certificate from Headlong Dance Theater and yoga teaching credentials from Magu Yoga and Yoga Movement Sanctuary. She has a BA in Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies from Goucher College. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/visions-2022/2022-09-27/ LOCATION:Icebox Project Space\, 1400 N. American Street\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Burlesque,Cannonball Festival,Dance,Devised,Features,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Kensington-Fishtown,LGBTQ,Music,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Poetry,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/eating-flags-Nick-Jonczak-scaled.jpeg GEO:39.9732491;-75.1404004 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Icebox Project Space 1400 N. American Street Philadelphia PA 19122 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=1400 N. American Street:geo:-75.1404004,39.9732491 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T210000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201016 CREATED:20220801T143400Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220926T191126Z UID:64169-1664307000-1664312400@fringearts.com SUMMARY:SPEECH DESCRIPTION:SPEECH is a poisonous love letter to cancel culture. The show isn’t just happening on stage. It’s happening in your DMs. And in your kid’s eye rolls. In your hook-up agreements. In your attempt to actually compost this year. During your daily subway cry. It’s all the things we don’t say about the things we DO say. \nLightning Rod Special (The Appointment\, Underground Railroad Game) offers a satirical scrutiny of the free speech debate and the rapidly shifting terrain of civil discourse within our hyper-visible social-media-centered world. Characters careen through different microcosms of American culture in a searing look at how trepidation and performativity infect all aspects of our lives.  \nPhiladelphia-based performance company Lightning Rod Special specializes in raucous and contemplative works that scramble theatrical conventions and intellectual assumptions. SPEECH continues their investigations into lightning rod topics\, exploding complex questions with precision and play. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n “Brutal and brilliant”—The Philadelphia Inquirer \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Credits\nCreators: Shayok Misha Chowdhury\, Scott R. Sheppard\, and Alice Yorke \nWriter: Scott R. Sheppard in collaboration with the ensemble \nDirector: Shayok Misha Chowdhury \nAssistant Director: Andalyn Young \nCreator-Performers: Fernando Gonzalez\, Yuki Kawahisa\, Jaime Maseda\, Terran Scott\, Scott R. Sheppard\, Alice Yorke\, Jehan O. Young \nAdditional Development: Billy Griffin Jr.\, Saori Tsukada \nScenic Designer: Peiyi Wong \nCostume Designer: Kimberly Redman \nLighting Designer: Oona Curley \nSound Designer: M. Florian Staab \nProp Designer and Scenic Assistant: Victoria Gill-Gomez \nAssociate Producers: Lucy Jackson and Renee Blinkwolt \nProduction Management and Technical Direction: Lauren Tracy and Joe Daniels\, Flannel & Hammer \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Health & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event. Masks are optional. For the safety of audiences\, artists\, staff\, and our greater community\, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital proof of vaccination Please plan accordingly. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Supporters\nFestival Icon Producers: Lisa Roberts & David SeltzerFestival Star Producers: Mark & Tobey DichterFestival Producers: Carol Klein & Lawrence SpitzFestival Co-Producers: Shelley Green & Michael GoldenFestival Associate Producer: Christie Hartwell \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Pricing\n$29 general (Sep 28–Oct 1)$20 (Tuesday\, September 27 Preview performance)$15 students & 25-and-under$2 FringeACCESS \n \n \n \n Tickets go on sale to FringeArts Members on Friday\, August 5\, and to the general public on Monday\, August 8. \n  \nNot a member? Join now! FringeArts Members also receive 20% off tickets and additional perks! \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Venue\nProscenium Theatre at The Drake302 S Hicks StPhiladelphia\, PA 19102 \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n About the Artists\n \n \n \n Lightning Rod Special is a Philadelphia-based original performance company that creates raucous and contemplative works to ask questions of ourselves\, our audience\, and the world at large. Like scientists\, we begin each project with a hypothesis and\, following artistic investigations\, find our way to complete pieces of theatre that twist the ordinary into alien\, provoke debate\, and stir what lies dormant in the corners of an audience’s mind. With big hearts\, we tackle lightning rod topics in ways that scramble theatrical conventions and intellectual assumptions. Exploding complex questions with precision and play\, Lightning Rod Special makes live performance from the ground up. \nShayok Misha Chowdhury is a many-tentacled writer and director based in Brooklyn. A Jonathan Larson Grant awardee and Sundance\, Fulbright\, and NYSCA/NYFA fellow\, Misha is currently writing and directing a new bilingual play\, Public Obscenities\, premiering next season at Soho Rep\, co-commissioned and co-produced with NAATCO. Recent projects: Brother\, Brother (New York Theatre Workshop) with Aleshea Harris; MukhAgni (Under the Radar) with Kameron Neal. Misha is also the creator of VICHITRA\, a series of sound-driven\, cinematic experiments including Englandbashi (Ann Arbor Film Festival)\, The Other Other (Ars Nova)\, In Order to Become (Bushwick Starr)\, and An Anthology of Queer Dreams (Audio Unbound Award finalist). He was a collaborator on the Grammy-winning album Calling All Dawns and has been published in The Cincinnati Review\, TriQuarterly\, Hayden’s Ferry Review\, Asian American Literary Review\, and elsewhere. Misha is an alumnus of NYTW 2050\, The Public’s Devised Theater Working Group\, Ars Nova’s Makers Lab\, NYSAF Nexus\, and Soho Rep’s Project Number One and Writer/Director Lab. Publications: MFA: Columbia. \nScott R. Sheppard is an OBIE award-winning theater artist and Co-Artistic Director of theater company Lightning Rod Special (2019 Barrymore Award for Evolving Theatre Company). Recent credits: Writer of Blood Meal for Theater in Quarantine (NY Times Critics’ Pick); Lead Writer/Performer in Lightning Rod Special’s The Appointment (Best of 2019 Time Out NY\, NY Mag\, NY Times Critics’ Pick). He was the co-creator and performer of Underground Railroad Game\, which toured the world\, earned an Edinburgh Fringe First Award and was named by the NYTimes as one of the 25 Best Plays of the past 25 Years. Scott graduated from Pig Iron’s School for Advanced Performance Training and has collaborated on several works with Pig Iron including: Period of Animate Existence\, 99 Breakups (deviser/performer) and Gentlemen Volunteers (performer). Independence Foundation Fellow\, Guild Hall Resident Artist\, BRIC Lab Resident\, and current member of Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writer’s Group. Scott is also the writer of Theater in Quarantine’s Topside in 2022 Cannonball Festival (happening right now). \nAlice Yorke is a Philadelphia-based actor\, creator\, director\, and producer. She is a Co-Artistic Director of Lightning Rod Special and the lead artist on their latest piece\, The Appointment (Best of 2019 Theater: New York Times\, Time Out New York\, New York Magazine). With LRS: performer/creator: Hackles\, Let the Dog See the Rabbit and Sans Everything; creative producer: Underground Railroad Game (2015). Performance credits include How to Be Brave (Inis Nua)\, The Gap (Azuka Theatre\, Barrymore nomination\, outstanding supporting performance)\, Down Past Passyunk (InterAct Theatre)\, Alex Bechtel’s The West\, Pig Iron Theatre Company’s 99 Breakups and Pay Up. Recent directing credits include We Are Trying to Reach You\, an audio work by Katie Gould as part of LRS’s Sound Break series\, Cerebral (UArts)\, and Lee Minora’s White Feminist (Ars Nova Ant Fest). In 2019 she was named the Best Theatre Talent in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine. Proud graduate of the inaugural class of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Be Part of the Story\nHelp FringeArts present world-class\, contemporary performing arts that challenge convention and inspire new ways of thinking. \n \n Join + Support URL:https://fringearts.com/event/speech/2022-09-27/ 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:20220927T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T203500 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T141837Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220803T193035Z UID:62652-1664308800-1664310900@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Tree Confessions DESCRIPTION:Trees talk! In a landmark study\, a scientist learned everything about how trees communicate — or did she? One tree tells the story of what really happened. Presenting the world’s first play told entirely from the point of view of a tree. To experience this site-specific audio play\, find a tree near you\, sit under it\, press play\, and listen to the tree’s confessions. \nAppropriate for ages 7+ \nCredits\nStarring Kathleen Chalfant. Conceived and directed by Erin B Mee. Written by Jenny Lyn Bader. \nAbout the Artist\nNamed one of the Top 5 Immersive Companies in NYC by Jonathan Mandell of tdf.org\, This Is Not a Theatre Company creates site-based\, immersive\, multi-sensory\, participatory dance-theatre that can be smelled\, touched\, and tasted as well as seen and heard. This theatre is not something to passively consume\, but to co-create. With each production\, This Is Not a Theatre Company asks the audience to perceive the world in new ways\, to empathize in new ways\, and to practice creativity. Visit www.ThisIsNotaTheatreCompany.com. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/tree-confessions-2/2022-09-27/10/ LOCATION:Harrowgate Park\, 3455 Kensington Ave\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19134\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Audio Description,Features,Fringe Festival,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Kensington-Fishtown,Outdoor,Relaxed Performance,Solo audience experience,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TreeConfessions_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T201500 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T204500 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T000148Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220817T124330Z UID:62398-1664309700-1664311500@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Topside DESCRIPTION:Since the beginning of the pandemic\, Theater in Quarantine has developed and livestreamed dozens of visually distinctive\, original performances from an eight-square-foot closet in the East Village. Hailed as one of the most imaginative makers of digital performance\, this Drama League Award–winning company comes to the Cannonball Festival with a marathon in-person run of Scott R. Sheppard’s Topside. Inspired by the short story “Game” by Donald Barthelme and written expressly for TiQ as one of its earliest livestreams\, Topside follows two men trapped in a military-grade bunker\, uncertain of their mission\, uncertain of how they’ll manage to survive each other’s company. Alternately capturing each character in looping sequences\, TiQ founder Joshua William Gelb will perform Topside continuously for three hours each night\, in a durational feat of digital hybridity. \n“Virtuosic… The closet has produced some of the new medium’s most imaginative work.” — Jesse Green\, The New York Times \n“Makes confinement a virtue\, a prompt to imagination.” — Helen Shaw\, New York Magazine \n  \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nThis show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival\, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub\, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater\, dance\, circus\, music\, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret\, pop-up events\, workshops\, artist talkbacks\, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org. \n \n  \nHealth & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event\, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly. \n\n\nCredits\nPerformed by Joshua William Gelb\, Voiceover by Scott R. Sheppard\, Written by Scott R. Sheppard\, Inspired by “Game” by Donald Barthelme\, Visual Design by You-Shin Chen\, Sound Design by Gavin Price\, Video Design and Direction by Joshua William Gelb \n  \nAbout the Artist\nTheater in Quarantine is a Drama League Award-winning performance laboratory dedicated to the exploration of the live theatrical experience in the digital space. Established in response to the pandemic by Founder/Creative Director Joshua William Gelb\, TiQ has developed and live-streamed dozens of visually distinctive\, original works to its YouTube channel\, working out of a closet in the East Village that’s only 8 square feet. Theater in Quarantine merges the live and the digital — embracing 21st century solutions to the question of “what is “theatrical””? Our digital and hybrid programming spans genres and styles\, with world premieres of new plays\, new musicals\, adaptations of classic texts\, dance\, and site-specific art installations. With audiences around the globe\, Theater in Quarantine has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered\, Japan’s NHK Television\, and has been profiled in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Within a single year Theater in Quarantine has been a four-time New York Times Critic’s Pick as well as one of Vulture’s “Top 10 Best Theater Moments of 2020” and the New York Times’ “Best Theater of 2021.” URL:https://fringearts.com/event/topside/2022-09-27/6/ LOCATION:The MAAS Building Cottage\, 1325 N. Randolph St.\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Cannonball Festival,Dark/Disturbing,Features,First Philly Fringe,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington-Fishtown,Satire,Solo Performer,Theater,Type,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Topside_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T210000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T213000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T154215Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220802T143151Z UID:63947-1664312400-1664314200@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Life After Me DESCRIPTION:A solo requiem in five parts to honor the memory of a loved one lost to suicide. The music incorporates dozens of vocal layers and loops drawn from recent and ancient memory. The listener is immersed in a rippling world of impossible questions\, eventually finding solace in simple melodies and hopeful reflections. \n  \nContent Considerations\nThis show includes lyrics that reference depression and suicide. \nFor ages 18+ \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\nCredits\n  \nMusic: Peter Christian\, Visuals: Jeanne Lyons and Peter Christian \n  \nAbout the Artist\n  \nPeter Christian is committed to music collaboration as a playground for social engagement and healing. He has worked as a singer\, producer\, songwriter\, composer\, and arranger across the northeast\, and plays in the electronic music duo JNPR\, making “inexplicably ethereal sounds” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Collaborators have included MANA Quartet\, PUBLIQuartet\, Network for New Music\, Riverside Choral Society\, Play On Philly Symphony Orchestra\, Fresh Cut Brass\, and students at Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. Peter is currently in the PhD program for music composition at Rutgers University\, and previously studied at West Chester University. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/life-after-me/2022-09-27/ LOCATION:Fidget Space\, 1714 N Mascher St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Features,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Interdisciplinary,Kensington-Fishtown,Music,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Poetry,Solo Performer,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/LifeAfterMe_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T210000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T220000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220725T202653Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220815T174351Z UID:66065-1664312400-1664316000@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Man of La Manchin DESCRIPTION:Democratic Senator Joe Manchin III is eaten alive in this new comedic musical that’s not at all based on Man of La Mancha. Absurd\, grotesque\, and for legal purposes\, 100% satire\, Manchin serves up a radical dish that just might feed the soul of a nation in need of liberation. \nInterested in a not-necessarily-romantic way to connect over art? Select the Blind Date ticket at checkout and Cannonball will pair you with another audience member for a pre- and post-show experience. Blind Date is only available for this show on Wed\, Sep 21\, 2022 8:30 PM. Check out https://www.cannonballfestival.org/blinddate for more information. \nThis show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival\, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub\, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater\, dance\, circus\, music\, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret\, pop-up events\, workshops\, artist talkbacks\, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org. \n\n\nHealth & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event\, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly. \n  \nCredits\nMAN OF LA MANCHIN by Nick Jonczak \nMusic by Laura Lizcano* and James Allen \nLyrics by Laura Lizcano\, James Allen\, and Nick Jonczak \nCo-Directed by Reva Stover* and Nick Jonczak \nFeaturing Kiana Clarke and Jeff Evans \nPhoto credit: Emilie Krause | Model: Desiree Navall \n  \nAbout the Artist\nNick is a playwright\, director\, and producer of more than 20 original\, full-length\, live productions\, including massive outdoor performance events\, sprawling immersive adventures\, and intimate\, experimental plays. He’s a founding co-producer of the Cannonball Festival (www.cannonballfestival.org)\, his Re-United States Theatre Project (RUST) was a finalist for the Creative Capital Award\, and his solo gay Tarot cabaret\, Doppelbanger\, was selected for curation in the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and the international United Solo Festival\, and was presented by The Tank in NYC. He’s worked in executive administration for Arena Stage\, the Barrymore Award-winning Almanac Dance Circus Theatre\, and Impossible Theatre Company\, which he founded. He’s a current member of the NYC-based playwrights collective CutEdge. He holds a BA in Theater Activism and a certificate in ensemble-devised physical theatre from the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. www.nickjonczak.com URL:https://fringearts.com/event/man-of-la-manchin/2022-09-27/ LOCATION:The MAAS Building Studio\, 1320 N 5th St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Cannonball Festival,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Kensington-Fishtown,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Theater,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/IMG_8684-1-Nick-Jonczak-scaled.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T210000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220927T220000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T170104Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220804T223515Z UID:62923-1664312400-1664316000@fringearts.com SUMMARY:OVERBOARD! DESCRIPTION:Located in the beautiful Maas Garden Bar\, the OVERBOARD! Cabaret is Cannonball’s FREE nightly offering of music\, circus\, comedy\, storytelling\, strange anthems to pirate lords and ecstatic participatory rituals that are sure to be the perfect end to your night at the Fringe. Check out the Cannonball website for the details of each night’s cabaret\, as well as Cannonball’s main-stage shows\, community events\, workshops\, and more! www.cannonballfestival.org \nFor ages 18+ \nThis show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival\, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub\, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater\, dance\, circus\, music\, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret\, pop-up events\, workshops\, artist talkbacks\, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org. \n\n\nContent Considerations\nPlease note that the works presented COULD contain graphic language\, nudity\, and/or audience interaction—at OVERBOARD!\, anything goes. Content warnings will be provided before each show. \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\nArtists will be announced closer to the date of each show on cannonballfestival.org. \n  \n  \nAbout the Artist\n  \nCannonball Festival is an independently produced performing arts festival\, concurrent with the Philadelphia fringe\, that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces\, fostering creative collisions and community conversation. Cannonball disrupts traditional arts presenting models by centering artist-to-artist curation\, pooling and redistributing resources to provide small-scale\, high-impact production opportunities for wild\, under-resourced performances\, while building a sustainable arts ecosystem from the ground up. In its inaugural year in 2021\, Cannonball produced 28 unique works over 21 days for 150 performances in a single venue during the Philadelphia Fringe\, welcoming over 2500 audience members and winning 12 weekly audience picks and three overall Fringie Awards. In 2022\, Cannonball returns to the Maas Building from September 7th-30th\, and for the first time will present programming at the nearby Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts from September 1-18th. Visit cannonballfestival.org for details on this year’s festival! URL:https://fringearts.com/event/overboard/2022-09-27/ LOCATION:The MAAS Building Garden\, 1320 N 5th St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122 CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Bar Venue,Burlesque,Cabaret,Cannonball Festival,Comedy & Improv,Features,Free,Fringe Festival,Funny,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interdisciplinary,Kensington-Fishtown,LGBTQ,Parody,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Poetry,Type,Unique Venue,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/OVERBOARD_1280x800.jpg GEO:39.9720859;-75.1451663 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=The MAAS Building Garden 1320 N 5th St Philadelphia PA 19122;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=1320 N 5th St:geo:-75.1451663,39.9720859 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T130000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220912T204142Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220725T162040Z UID:67615-1664366400-1664370000@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Rx and Chill DESCRIPTION:Experience a live installation where you receive\, and prescribe\, unorthodox therapy based on Abyss: The Greatest Proposal Ever — a dramatic narrative short film about the wild adventures of an Army Officer who gets stranded by SEPTA when a botched TV audition shakes up his wedding plans. \nFor ages 18+ \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief graphic language and brief graphic violence. Content featured in this performance contains adult themes including but not limited to graphic language\, scenes of assault/abuse and violence. Viewer discretion is advised. \nCredits\n  \nShot in Philadelphia\, the film highlighted during this installation is made with a diverse cast and crew from the PA-NJ-DE Tri-State area\, all working together to tell a story about Love\, Friendship and PTSD. \n  \nAbout the Artist\nNicole Ayers is a media producer\, native to and based in Philadelphia\, Pennsylvania. She works primarily in independent film as an educator\, screenwriter\, and international festival curator with a focus on short films. Her work aims to create a compassionate and humane society by building bridges between different cultures\, promoting and appreciation for the art of filmmaking and inspiring people to become a better version of themselves. When she’s not blogging about movies or consulting filmmakers at The Madlab Post\, you’ll most likely find her organizing the Short Film Slam\, her year-round tournament style screening series providing emerging and established filmmakers with an international platform to showcase their work. \nNicole is currently making a documentary film featuring audiovisual archives chronicling more than a decade of Philly public school history through the promise\, neglect\, and decline of student life and unique academic programs at the district’s largest\, and now demolished\, state-of-the-art campus for girls. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/rx-and-chill/2022-09-28/ LOCATION:The Internet CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Digital,Features,Film,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Interactive,Interdisciplinary,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Romance,Solo Performer,Storytelling,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/RxandChill_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T143500 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220803T192935Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220726T141837Z UID:65194-1664373600-1664375700@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Tree Confessions DESCRIPTION:Trees talk! In a landmark study\, a scientist learned everything about how trees communicate — or did she? One tree tells the story of what really happened. Presenting the world’s first play told entirely from the point of view of a tree. To experience this site-specific audio play\, find a tree near you\, sit under it\, press play\, and listen to the tree’s confessions. \nAppropriate for ages 7+ \nCredits\nStarring Kathleen Chalfant. Conceived and directed by Erin B Mee. Written by Jenny Lyn Bader. \nAbout the Artist\nNamed one of the Top 5 Immersive Companies in NYC by Jonathan Mandell of tdf.org\, This Is Not a Theatre Company creates site-based\, immersive\, multi-sensory\, participatory dance-theatre that can be smelled\, touched\, and tasted as well as seen and heard. This theatre is not something to passively consume\, but to co-create. With each production\, This Is Not a Theatre Company asks the audience to perceive the world in new ways\, to empathize in new ways\, and to practice creativity. Visit www.ThisIsNotaTheatreCompany.com. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/tree-confessions-2/2022-09-28/ LOCATION:Harrowgate Park\, 3455 Kensington Ave\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19134\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Audio Description,Features,Fringe Festival,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Kensington-Fishtown,Outdoor,Relaxed Performance,Solo audience experience,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TreeConfessions_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T160000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T163500 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T141837Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220803T193036Z UID:62654-1664380800-1664382900@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Tree Confessions DESCRIPTION:Trees talk! In a landmark study\, a scientist learned everything about how trees communicate — or did she? One tree tells the story of what really happened. Presenting the world’s first play told entirely from the point of view of a tree. To experience this site-specific audio play\, find a tree near you\, sit under it\, press play\, and listen to the tree’s confessions. \nAppropriate for ages 7+ \nCredits\nStarring Kathleen Chalfant. Conceived and directed by Erin B Mee. Written by Jenny Lyn Bader. \nAbout the Artist\nNamed one of the Top 5 Immersive Companies in NYC by Jonathan Mandell of tdf.org\, This Is Not a Theatre Company creates site-based\, immersive\, multi-sensory\, participatory dance-theatre that can be smelled\, touched\, and tasted as well as seen and heard. This theatre is not something to passively consume\, but to co-create. With each production\, This Is Not a Theatre Company asks the audience to perceive the world in new ways\, to empathize in new ways\, and to practice creativity. Visit www.ThisIsNotaTheatreCompany.com. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/tree-confessions-2/2022-09-28/10/ LOCATION:Harrowgate Park\, 3455 Kensington Ave\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19134\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Audio Description,Features,Fringe Festival,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Kensington-Fishtown,Outdoor,Relaxed Performance,Solo audience experience,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TreeConfessions_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T173000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T183000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T172700Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220816T155703Z UID:62984-1664386200-1664389800@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Jonathan Daylight Live!!! Motivational Speaker and Productivity Coach!!! DESCRIPTION:Jonathan Daylight is\, in his own mind\, a skilled motivational speaker and productivity coach. In reality\, he is a woefully untalented and unloved person trying to navigate a world that values highly skilled people doing constant\, endless work. \nThis one-man show combines comedy\, theater\, and juggling to create something that goes beyond traditional motivational speaking. Jonathan Daylight Live! inadvertently pokes fun at at “hustle culture” and the motivation industry’s absurdity and inability to create long lasting change in people. As he gives advice and shares stories\, Jonathan realizes that true growth comes from acknowledging our intrinsic value and prioritizing our health and wellbeing. \nThis performance takes place at multiple venues \n  \nPerformances presented by Cannonball at MAAS Cottage:  \nSeptember 21 at 9pm \nSeptember 22 at 7pm \nSeptember 23 at 7pm \nPerformances presented by Cannonball at MAAS Garden \nSeptember 25 at 4pm \nSeptember 28 at 5:30pm \nSeptember 30 at 5:30pm \n  \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nInterested in a not-necessarily-romantic way to connect over art? Select the Blind Date ticket at checkout and Cannonball will pair you with another audience member for a pre- and post-show experience. Blind Date is only available for this show on Wed\, Sep 28\, 2022 5:30 PM. Check out https://www.cannonballfestival.org/blinddate for more information. \nThis show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival\, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub\, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater\, dance\, circus\, music\, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret\, pop-up events\, workshops\, artist talkbacks\, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org. \n \n\nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief graphic language and descriptions of abuse. \n\nHealth & Safety\nProof of vaccination and masks are required.  \n  \nAbout the Artist\nCam Silva is a New Jersey based performer\, writer\, and visual artist. He uses his love for comedy\, story telling\, improvisation\, and the absurd to create work that is simultaneously bizarre and relatable. He is interested in creating characters that go beyond the stage and blur into reality through social media and extended lore. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/jonathan-daylight-live-motivational-speaker-and-productivity-coach/2022-09-28/ LOCATION:Multiple Locations CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Cannonball Festival,Comedy & Improv,Features,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Interdisciplinary,Kensington-Fishtown,Solo Performer,Theater,Type,Visiting Artist (Out of towner),Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/JonathanDaylightLiveMotivationalSpeakerandProductivityCoach_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T183500 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T141837Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220803T193037Z UID:62655-1664388000-1664390100@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Tree Confessions DESCRIPTION:Trees talk! In a landmark study\, a scientist learned everything about how trees communicate — or did she? One tree tells the story of what really happened. Presenting the world’s first play told entirely from the point of view of a tree. To experience this site-specific audio play\, find a tree near you\, sit under it\, press play\, and listen to the tree’s confessions. \nAppropriate for ages 7+ \nCredits\nStarring Kathleen Chalfant. Conceived and directed by Erin B Mee. Written by Jenny Lyn Bader. \nAbout the Artist\nNamed one of the Top 5 Immersive Companies in NYC by Jonathan Mandell of tdf.org\, This Is Not a Theatre Company creates site-based\, immersive\, multi-sensory\, participatory dance-theatre that can be smelled\, touched\, and tasted as well as seen and heard. This theatre is not something to passively consume\, but to co-create. With each production\, This Is Not a Theatre Company asks the audience to perceive the world in new ways\, to empathize in new ways\, and to practice creativity. Visit www.ThisIsNotaTheatreCompany.com. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/tree-confessions-2/2022-09-28/10/ LOCATION:Harrowgate Park\, 3455 Kensington Ave\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19134\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Audio Description,Features,Fringe Festival,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Kensington-Fishtown,Outdoor,Relaxed Performance,Solo audience experience,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TreeConfessions_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T194500 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220801T142753Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220925T195013Z UID:63995-1664389800-1664394300@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/2022-09-28/ 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:20220928T185500 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T192500 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T000148Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220817T124331Z UID:62399-1664391300-1664393100@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Topside DESCRIPTION:Since the beginning of the pandemic\, Theater in Quarantine has developed and livestreamed dozens of visually distinctive\, original performances from an eight-square-foot closet in the East Village. Hailed as one of the most imaginative makers of digital performance\, this Drama League Award–winning company comes to the Cannonball Festival with a marathon in-person run of Scott R. Sheppard’s Topside. Inspired by the short story “Game” by Donald Barthelme and written expressly for TiQ as one of its earliest livestreams\, Topside follows two men trapped in a military-grade bunker\, uncertain of their mission\, uncertain of how they’ll manage to survive each other’s company. Alternately capturing each character in looping sequences\, TiQ founder Joshua William Gelb will perform Topside continuously for three hours each night\, in a durational feat of digital hybridity. \n“Virtuosic… The closet has produced some of the new medium’s most imaginative work.” — Jesse Green\, The New York Times \n“Makes confinement a virtue\, a prompt to imagination.” — Helen Shaw\, New York Magazine \n  \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nThis show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival\, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub\, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater\, dance\, circus\, music\, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret\, pop-up events\, workshops\, artist talkbacks\, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org. \n \n  \nHealth & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event\, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly. \n\n\nCredits\nPerformed by Joshua William Gelb\, Voiceover by Scott R. Sheppard\, Written by Scott R. Sheppard\, Inspired by “Game” by Donald Barthelme\, Visual Design by You-Shin Chen\, Sound Design by Gavin Price\, Video Design and Direction by Joshua William Gelb \n  \nAbout the Artist\nTheater in Quarantine is a Drama League Award-winning performance laboratory dedicated to the exploration of the live theatrical experience in the digital space. Established in response to the pandemic by Founder/Creative Director Joshua William Gelb\, TiQ has developed and live-streamed dozens of visually distinctive\, original works to its YouTube channel\, working out of a closet in the East Village that’s only 8 square feet. Theater in Quarantine merges the live and the digital — embracing 21st century solutions to the question of “what is “theatrical””? Our digital and hybrid programming spans genres and styles\, with world premieres of new plays\, new musicals\, adaptations of classic texts\, dance\, and site-specific art installations. With audiences around the globe\, Theater in Quarantine has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered\, Japan’s NHK Television\, and has been profiled in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Within a single year Theater in Quarantine has been a four-time New York Times Critic’s Pick as well as one of Vulture’s “Top 10 Best Theater Moments of 2020” and the New York Times’ “Best Theater of 2021.” URL:https://fringearts.com/event/topside/2022-09-28/ LOCATION:The MAAS Building Cottage\, 1325 N. Randolph St.\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Cannonball Festival,Dark/Disturbing,Features,First Philly Fringe,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington-Fishtown,Satire,Solo Performer,Theater,Type,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Topside_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T195000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T023110Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220816T155701Z UID:61778-1664391600-1664394600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:GO AHEAD DESCRIPTION:Have you pondered whether liveband karaoke and screaming songs about heartbreak while walking along the Delaware River can really change your life? GO AHEAD will playfully explore self-regulation\, self-doubt\, and self-acceptance through autobiographical story-telling and live music. \n  \nThe experience will simulate a live pub event by incorporating an actual *open-mic where artists can sign-up for slots as part of the proceedings. It also pays tribute to Jenny Lewis\, the singer of Rilo Kiley—whose song Go Ahead inspired the title of the show. \n  \n*This show incorporates an actual open-mic where artists can sign-up to perform. Spots are extremely limited (3 slots per show date) due to the structure of the piece. First come first served. \n  \nPlease note: all open-mic participants must sign up ahead of time as there will be no way to sign up live at the show. All participants must also have a ticket. Sign-up instructions will be sent once tickets have been purchased. If you want to sign up for the open-mic but the ticket price is prohibitive\, please email jamesharoinstorage@gmail.com. \nFor ages 18+ \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief graphic language—swearing/cursing and discussions about mental health. \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  \nCreator/Performer: James Haro\, Music/Lyrics: James Haro In Storage\, Director: Jenna Kuerzi\, Additional Instrumentation: Josh Totora\, Production Stage Manager: MJ Gifford\, Dramaturgical Consultant: Alix Rosenfeld\, Design Consultant: Minou Pourshariati \n  \nAbout the Artist\n  \nJames Haro In Storage is a music project of James Haro (no kidding) that started in 2021. He began the project underground in a literal storage room\, but his experience stretches all the way back to the short\, messy songs he wrote in 6th grade. In 2021\, Haro created the digital solo show GO for Philadelphia’s SoLow Fest\, the first in a series of pieces that features James Haro In Storage songs (“Floor Song” and “This Came From A Line”) and interweaves autobiographical storytelling. Other songs include “Crazy Eights”\, “Cask”\, and “Helix”. \n  \nJames Haro is a Mexican-American playwright/producer and singer/songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles\, based in Philly. Plays: COMMENTARY\, A Bru Story (Or\, Five Years)\, Post-April\, Stab Play\, What It Looks Like (Or\, Something Resembling…). Haro grew up listening to the tape cassettes that were played in his mom’s black Mustang. His first instrument was a black bass guitar that his dad bought from a friend at work that came with a strap with skulls painted on it. \n  \nHaro taught himself how to play and eventually brought his acoustic guitar out east with him when we left home to attend Drexel University. After graduating\, he worked as a stage manager\, theatre producer\, and nonprofit arts administrator. In his late 20s\, Haro was inspired to invest more in his music and began training with artist and vocal coach Martha Stuckey. His year of work with Martha eventually produced new songs\, strengthened confidence in his voice\, and led to streaming online performances. In the Fall\, he performed at his first-ever live open-mic in Philadelphia—13 years after his arrival to the city—and has continued to sing\, create\, and perform. \n  \nFollow: @jamesharoinstorage on Instagram URL:https://fringearts.com/event/go-ahead/2022-09-28/ LOCATION:Christ Church Neighborhood House\, 20 N American St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19106\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Autobiographical,Cabaret,Devised,Features,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Music,Neighborhood,Old City,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Poetry,Solo Performer,Theater,Type,Wheelchair Accessible ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/GOAHEAD_1280x800.jpg GEO:39.9508563;-75.1442511 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Christ Church Neighborhood House 20 N American St Philadelphia PA 19106 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=20 N American St:geo:-75.1442511,39.9508563 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T195000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T150039Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220825T171343Z UID:61814-1664391600-1664394600@fringearts.com SUMMARY:STRESS EXORCIST DESCRIPTION:Treat yourself to a hypnotic and hilarious adventure in “shadow self care.” \nAn anonymous\, shambling creature is your guide in this comedy meditation on failure and resilience\, written and performed by Mary McCool\, developed with Jack Tamburri. \nWeaving crowd work\, chaos magic\, and live digital vocal effects\, STRESS EXORCIST brings the audience to a vital new kind of healing. Through a series of rituals and games\, obstacles are lifted and loving your dark side makes magic possible. Ridiculous and meaningful\, Mary McCool delivers a monster-drag solo spectacle of virtuosity in a comedy rite that will literally change your life. \nThis character was developed by Mary McCool in a FringeArts residency\, the Dael Orlandersmith residency at the Kimmel Center\, and the Jilline Solo Performance Program at 1812 Productions. \n  \nFor ages 18+ \nInterested in a not-necessarily-romantic way to connect over art? Select the Blind Date ticket at checkout and Cannonball will pair you with another audience member for a pre- and post-show experience. Blind Date is only available for this show on Thu\, Sep 29\, 2022 7:00 PM. Check out https://www.cannonballfestival.org/blinddate for more information. \nThis show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival\, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub\, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater\, dance\, circus\, music\, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret\, pop-up events\, workshops\, artist talkbacks\, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org. \n \n  \nContent Considerations\nThis performance contains brief graphic language\, brief suggested violence\, and strobe lights. \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\nAbout the Artist\nMary McCool is a performer & writer\, co-founder of the theatre company New Paradise Laboratories\, and a frequent collaborator with Pig Iron Theatre Company. Her work as a performer/creator in ensemble-based\, devised theatre has been presented at venues including the Andy Warhol Museum\, the Public Theater\, Tokyo Arts Meeting\, the Brooklyn Lyceum\, FringeArts\, and the Humana Festival. Ms. McCool’s work as a solo artist has been supported by FringeArts\, The Kimmel Center\, 1812 Productions\, and The Independence Foundation. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/stress-exorcist/2022-09-28/ LOCATION:The MAAS Building Studio\, 1320 N 5th St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Cannonball Festival,Comedy & Improv,Devised,Features,Fringe Festival,Funny,Horror,Immersive,Independently Produced,Interactive,Kensington-Fishtown,Magic,Mime/Clown,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Solo Performer,Theater,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/STRESSEXORCIST_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T200000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T000148Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220817T124333Z UID:62400-1664393400-1664395200@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Topside DESCRIPTION:Since the beginning of the pandemic\, Theater in Quarantine has developed and livestreamed dozens of visually distinctive\, original performances from an eight-square-foot closet in the East Village. Hailed as one of the most imaginative makers of digital performance\, this Drama League Award–winning company comes to the Cannonball Festival with a marathon in-person run of Scott R. Sheppard’s Topside. Inspired by the short story “Game” by Donald Barthelme and written expressly for TiQ as one of its earliest livestreams\, Topside follows two men trapped in a military-grade bunker\, uncertain of their mission\, uncertain of how they’ll manage to survive each other’s company. Alternately capturing each character in looping sequences\, TiQ founder Joshua William Gelb will perform Topside continuously for three hours each night\, in a durational feat of digital hybridity. \n“Virtuosic… The closet has produced some of the new medium’s most imaginative work.” — Jesse Green\, The New York Times \n“Makes confinement a virtue\, a prompt to imagination.” — Helen Shaw\, New York Magazine \n  \nAppropriate for ages 13+ \nThis show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival\, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub\, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater\, dance\, circus\, music\, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret\, pop-up events\, workshops\, artist talkbacks\, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org. \n \n  \nHealth & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event\, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly. \n\n\nCredits\nPerformed by Joshua William Gelb\, Voiceover by Scott R. Sheppard\, Written by Scott R. Sheppard\, Inspired by “Game” by Donald Barthelme\, Visual Design by You-Shin Chen\, Sound Design by Gavin Price\, Video Design and Direction by Joshua William Gelb \n  \nAbout the Artist\nTheater in Quarantine is a Drama League Award-winning performance laboratory dedicated to the exploration of the live theatrical experience in the digital space. Established in response to the pandemic by Founder/Creative Director Joshua William Gelb\, TiQ has developed and live-streamed dozens of visually distinctive\, original works to its YouTube channel\, working out of a closet in the East Village that’s only 8 square feet. Theater in Quarantine merges the live and the digital — embracing 21st century solutions to the question of “what is “theatrical””? Our digital and hybrid programming spans genres and styles\, with world premieres of new plays\, new musicals\, adaptations of classic texts\, dance\, and site-specific art installations. With audiences around the globe\, Theater in Quarantine has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered\, Japan’s NHK Television\, and has been profiled in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Within a single year Theater in Quarantine has been a four-time New York Times Critic’s Pick as well as one of Vulture’s “Top 10 Best Theater Moments of 2020” and the New York Times’ “Best Theater of 2021.” URL:https://fringearts.com/event/topside/2022-09-28/6/ LOCATION:The MAAS Building Cottage\, 1325 N. Randolph St.\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Cannonball Festival,Dark/Disturbing,Features,First Philly Fringe,First Time in Philly Fringe,Fringe Festival,Funny,Independently Produced,Kensington-Fishtown,Satire,Solo Performer,Theater,Type,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Topside_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T201500 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T151541Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220822T172752Z UID:62798-1664393400-1664396100@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Tragic Nostalgia DESCRIPTION:An atmospheric sonic journey with ethereal vocal layers\, manipulated field recordings\, and synthesized tones. Accompanied by abstract black and white visual projections. Developed through a process rooted in improvisation and experimentation. Inspired by nature\, grief\, looking back and meandering forward. \n  \nContent Considerations\nThis show includes lyrics and poetry that reference grief and death. \nFor ages 18+ \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\nCredits\n  \nArtist: Jeanne Lyons\, Advisor: Bayla Rubin \n  \nAbout the Artist\n  \nJeanne Lyons is an interdisciplinary performance artist based in Philadelphia. She is process oriented as a protest to perfectionism and is committed to ongoing experimentation. Her work explores themes of shame\, grief\, nature\, and technology. Jeanne earned her MFA in Devised Performance from Pig Iron School and University of the Arts. Find out more at www.iamjeannelyons.com URL:https://fringearts.com/event/tragic-nostalgia/2022-09-28/ LOCATION:Fidget Space\, 1714 N Mascher St\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19122\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Features,Fringe Festival,Independently Produced,Interdisciplinary,Kensington-Fishtown,Music,Philadelphia Based Artist(s),Poetry,Solo Performer,Type ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TragicNostalgia_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T210000 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220801T143400Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220926T191126Z UID:64189-1664393400-1664398800@fringearts.com SUMMARY:SPEECH DESCRIPTION:SPEECH is a poisonous love letter to cancel culture. The show isn’t just happening on stage. It’s happening in your DMs. And in your kid’s eye rolls. In your hook-up agreements. In your attempt to actually compost this year. During your daily subway cry. It’s all the things we don’t say about the things we DO say. \nLightning Rod Special (The Appointment\, Underground Railroad Game) offers a satirical scrutiny of the free speech debate and the rapidly shifting terrain of civil discourse within our hyper-visible social-media-centered world. Characters careen through different microcosms of American culture in a searing look at how trepidation and performativity infect all aspects of our lives.  \nPhiladelphia-based performance company Lightning Rod Special specializes in raucous and contemplative works that scramble theatrical conventions and intellectual assumptions. SPEECH continues their investigations into lightning rod topics\, exploding complex questions with precision and play. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n “Brutal and brilliant”—The Philadelphia Inquirer \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Credits\nCreators: Shayok Misha Chowdhury\, Scott R. Sheppard\, and Alice Yorke \nWriter: Scott R. Sheppard in collaboration with the ensemble \nDirector: Shayok Misha Chowdhury \nAssistant Director: Andalyn Young \nCreator-Performers: Fernando Gonzalez\, Yuki Kawahisa\, Jaime Maseda\, Terran Scott\, Scott R. Sheppard\, Alice Yorke\, Jehan O. Young \nAdditional Development: Billy Griffin Jr.\, Saori Tsukada \nScenic Designer: Peiyi Wong \nCostume Designer: Kimberly Redman \nLighting Designer: Oona Curley \nSound Designer: M. Florian Staab \nProp Designer and Scenic Assistant: Victoria Gill-Gomez \nAssociate Producers: Lucy Jackson and Renee Blinkwolt \nProduction Management and Technical Direction: Lauren Tracy and Joe Daniels\, Flannel & Hammer \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Health & Safety\nProof of vaccination is required to attend this event. Masks are optional. For the safety of audiences\, artists\, staff\, and our greater community\, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital proof of vaccination Please plan accordingly. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Supporters\nFestival Icon Producers: Lisa Roberts & David SeltzerFestival Star Producers: Mark & Tobey DichterFestival Producers: Carol Klein & Lawrence SpitzFestival Co-Producers: Shelley Green & Michael GoldenFestival Associate Producer: Christie Hartwell \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Pricing\n$29 general (Sep 28–Oct 1)$20 (Tuesday\, September 27 Preview performance)$15 students & 25-and-under$2 FringeACCESS \n \n \n \n Tickets go on sale to FringeArts Members on Friday\, August 5\, and to the general public on Monday\, August 8. \n  \nNot a member? Join now! FringeArts Members also receive 20% off tickets and additional perks! \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Venue\nProscenium Theatre at The Drake302 S Hicks StPhiladelphia\, PA 19102 \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n About the Artists\n \n \n \n Lightning Rod Special is a Philadelphia-based original performance company that creates raucous and contemplative works to ask questions of ourselves\, our audience\, and the world at large. Like scientists\, we begin each project with a hypothesis and\, following artistic investigations\, find our way to complete pieces of theatre that twist the ordinary into alien\, provoke debate\, and stir what lies dormant in the corners of an audience’s mind. With big hearts\, we tackle lightning rod topics in ways that scramble theatrical conventions and intellectual assumptions. Exploding complex questions with precision and play\, Lightning Rod Special makes live performance from the ground up. \nShayok Misha Chowdhury is a many-tentacled writer and director based in Brooklyn. A Jonathan Larson Grant awardee and Sundance\, Fulbright\, and NYSCA/NYFA fellow\, Misha is currently writing and directing a new bilingual play\, Public Obscenities\, premiering next season at Soho Rep\, co-commissioned and co-produced with NAATCO. Recent projects: Brother\, Brother (New York Theatre Workshop) with Aleshea Harris; MukhAgni (Under the Radar) with Kameron Neal. Misha is also the creator of VICHITRA\, a series of sound-driven\, cinematic experiments including Englandbashi (Ann Arbor Film Festival)\, The Other Other (Ars Nova)\, In Order to Become (Bushwick Starr)\, and An Anthology of Queer Dreams (Audio Unbound Award finalist). He was a collaborator on the Grammy-winning album Calling All Dawns and has been published in The Cincinnati Review\, TriQuarterly\, Hayden’s Ferry Review\, Asian American Literary Review\, and elsewhere. Misha is an alumnus of NYTW 2050\, The Public’s Devised Theater Working Group\, Ars Nova’s Makers Lab\, NYSAF Nexus\, and Soho Rep’s Project Number One and Writer/Director Lab. Publications: MFA: Columbia. \nScott R. Sheppard is an OBIE award-winning theater artist and Co-Artistic Director of theater company Lightning Rod Special (2019 Barrymore Award for Evolving Theatre Company). Recent credits: Writer of Blood Meal for Theater in Quarantine (NY Times Critics’ Pick); Lead Writer/Performer in Lightning Rod Special’s The Appointment (Best of 2019 Time Out NY\, NY Mag\, NY Times Critics’ Pick). He was the co-creator and performer of Underground Railroad Game\, which toured the world\, earned an Edinburgh Fringe First Award and was named by the NYTimes as one of the 25 Best Plays of the past 25 Years. Scott graduated from Pig Iron’s School for Advanced Performance Training and has collaborated on several works with Pig Iron including: Period of Animate Existence\, 99 Breakups (deviser/performer) and Gentlemen Volunteers (performer). Independence Foundation Fellow\, Guild Hall Resident Artist\, BRIC Lab Resident\, and current member of Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writer’s Group. Scott is also the writer of Theater in Quarantine’s Topside in 2022 Cannonball Festival (happening right now). \nAlice Yorke is a Philadelphia-based actor\, creator\, director\, and producer. She is a Co-Artistic Director of Lightning Rod Special and the lead artist on their latest piece\, The Appointment (Best of 2019 Theater: New York Times\, Time Out New York\, New York Magazine). With LRS: performer/creator: Hackles\, Let the Dog See the Rabbit and Sans Everything; creative producer: Underground Railroad Game (2015). Performance credits include How to Be Brave (Inis Nua)\, The Gap (Azuka Theatre\, Barrymore nomination\, outstanding supporting performance)\, Down Past Passyunk (InterAct Theatre)\, Alex Bechtel’s The West\, Pig Iron Theatre Company’s 99 Breakups and Pay Up. Recent directing credits include We Are Trying to Reach You\, an audio work by Katie Gould as part of LRS’s Sound Break series\, Cerebral (UArts)\, and Lee Minora’s White Feminist (Ars Nova Ant Fest). In 2019 she was named the Best Theatre Talent in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine. Proud graduate of the inaugural class of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Be Part of the Story\nHelp FringeArts present world-class\, contemporary performing arts that challenge convention and inspire new ways of thinking. \n \n Join + Support URL:https://fringearts.com/event/speech/2022-09-28/ 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:20220928T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220928T203500 DTSTAMP:20220927T201017 CREATED:20220726T141837Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220803T193041Z UID:62656-1664395200-1664397300@fringearts.com SUMMARY:Tree Confessions DESCRIPTION:Trees talk! In a landmark study\, a scientist learned everything about how trees communicate — or did she? One tree tells the story of what really happened. Presenting the world’s first play told entirely from the point of view of a tree. To experience this site-specific audio play\, find a tree near you\, sit under it\, press play\, and listen to the tree’s confessions. \nAppropriate for ages 7+ \nCredits\nStarring Kathleen Chalfant. Conceived and directed by Erin B Mee. Written by Jenny Lyn Bader. \nAbout the Artist\nNamed one of the Top 5 Immersive Companies in NYC by Jonathan Mandell of tdf.org\, This Is Not a Theatre Company creates site-based\, immersive\, multi-sensory\, participatory dance-theatre that can be smelled\, touched\, and tasted as well as seen and heard. This theatre is not something to passively consume\, but to co-create. With each production\, This Is Not a Theatre Company asks the audience to perceive the world in new ways\, to empathize in new ways\, and to practice creativity. Visit www.ThisIsNotaTheatreCompany.com. URL:https://fringearts.com/event/tree-confessions-2/2022-09-28/10/ LOCATION:Harrowgate Park\, 3455 Kensington Ave\, Philadelphia\, PA\, 19134\, United States CATEGORIES:2022 Fringe Festival,Audio Description,Features,Fringe Festival,Immersive/Interactive Experience,Independently Produced,Interactive,Kensington-Fishtown,Outdoor,Relaxed Performance,Solo audience experience,Unique Venue,Visiting Artist (Out of towner) ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://fringearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TreeConfessions_1280x800.jpg END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR