Posts Tagged ‘PhilaMOCA’

Vital Stats Philly Fringe: Zach Trebino

Posted August 2nd, 2012

A company’s work should speak for itself. As any good marketing mind knows though, the company name should do some talking as well (see: [ad hoc theatre project]). Take Homunculus for example, the theatre company who brought Woyzeck to last year’s Fringe, and will present Ghost Sonata this year; according to Dictionary.com ‘homunculus’ refers to an artificially-produced  dwarf, made in a flask. Hmmm. Semantics. What we do know is that according to the company’s Facebook page members hold themselves to five ethics — “to never be didactic, to never be rote, to never be cavalier, to never be wasteful, and to always be prodigious” — though should rumors of heading an illicit trade of Shrinky Dink-sized humans be true, their morals could be compromised. On this and other things Artistic Director Zach Trebino spoke.

Zach Trebino, Artistic Director of Homunculus, changing it up.

Name:  Zach Trebino.

Age: 23.

Where were you born?  Carmel, New York.

Where do you live now? South Philly.

Show Title: Ghost Sonata.

Explain your performance in 2 sentences. To an 8-year-old. Welcome to the house of wasted and wasting lives; you are now among the living dead.  Don’t let them eat your soul.

What was your favorite toy as a kid?  Caterpillars.

What do you love (or hate) most about Philadelphia audiences?  The pressure to answer properly should be answer enough.

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The Weekender: What You’re Doing and Why

Posted July 13th, 2012

Nick G’s daughter, Dr. Paddles, will adorable up the South Philly Summer Fest on Sunday. You cannot out-cute her.


>>>Friday: David Lynch movie-themed art opening? Count us in. Philebrity comments upon the amusing and ongoing naming contest going on over the Eraserhood/Spring Garden/Callowhill/Loft District/Chinatown North/GilewiczTowne neighborhood, but we pretty much all agree that Eraserhood is the best. Eraserhood Forever opens tonight at PhilaMOCA, 521 North 12th Street, Eraserhood. $10.

>>>Friday: Are you in New York? Batz, a parody of Elevator Repair Service’s Gatz (this writer’s favorite play of ever, FYI), is up tonight and next Friday at Joe’s Pub, reading from old Batman comics. The run time is only 90 minutes, which makes me sad: wouldn’t a proper parody perform the entire Batman oeuvre? If you’re not in New York, you can find something comparable here in Philly from these folks, from time to time. And don’t forget: ERS comes back to Live Arts this year with Arguendo.

>>>Saturday: Germantown has crazy cool historic properties. This weekend kicks off the neighborhood’s Second Saturday series, where 15 different spots are open to visitors from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our friends at First Person Arts are joining forces there, offering their second First Person Story Market, where you can buy personal stories from a variety of performers. FPA’s at Wyck House, 6026 Germantown Avenue, Germantown, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

>>>Saturday: R5 Productions and Morgan’s Pier are throwing some nice free shows this summer. Saturday sees the return of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who are pretty good. Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Columbus Avenue, Old City(ish). Show at 6:30 pm, 21+, free!

>>>Sunday: The South Philly Summer Fest, hosted by Sweet Jane Vintage and Lucky 13 Pub, brightens up East Passyunk Avenue. Bands! Drinks! My baby in baby sunglasses! 1800 block of E. Passyunk Ave., 1:00 to 8:00 pm. Free!

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Photo by Nicholas Gilewicz