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Run Boy Run Production Presents: Complex[ion] Woman

Posted September 13th, 2019

September 13–15, 2019

Complex[ion] Woman explores the intricacies of contemporary women of color. From straightening or curling our hair to coping with difficulties within the Black community, women of color live lives that are unique in their experiences but universal in their issues. But that’s what makes us complex.

$25 / 75 minutes


With the promise to open your mind, RunBoyRun Productions is here to give you the most thought-evoking work by some of the brightest up and coming minds in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas. With our work covering many genres, our goal is to not only awaken the intellect but also produce conversation about your theatrical experience. If there is one thing for sure, RunBoyRun is here to give you the experience you will run and tell someone about.

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2019 Fringe Festival Spotlight: Feminist Fringe

Posted August 30th, 2019

This year’s Fringe Festival has a variety of shows that put womxn at the forefront. Get to know our 2019 Fringe Festival feminist shows.

A Literal Doll House
MACHO GOAT
This deconstruction of Ibsen’s feminist classic A Doll House features the entire play acted out by a girl playing with literal dolls. Do not be fooled: There is more to this show than meets the eye. A struggle that rings true throughout the ages. This is not a one-woman show. Come and find out why.
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fringe festival Feminist shows women's film festivalAnimation Nation Pt. 2
The Women’s Film Festival
The Women’s Film Festival presents an amazing collection of animated films by, for, or about women. Come get a taste of award-winning short films from local and international artists along with a preview of our nine-day festival in March! Bring an open mind with a dusting of imagination! Send submissions to the 2020 festival to bit.ly/ twff2020submissions.
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Inside “Underground Episodes”: Q and A with Allen Clark

Posted September 10th, 2014

UndergroundEpisodesFlyer1The first performance of the 2014 Neighborhood Fringe show Underground Episodes is already sold out–we just caught up with Allen Clark, the executive producer of Run Boy Run Productions, to find out what the fuss is about.

What’s the basic idea behind the show?
The premise of Underground Episodes comes from everyday riding on the train and seeing the interaction of people within the subways. From the homeless men and women, the many going to work, the kids going to school, the hustlers, the police officers and the old, many are characters within themselves with stories that you can only imagine want to be told. Think about this. When you see a person loud-talking on their cell phone to someone and it’s about, oh, the baby for example. You get to see the beauty of the story come out in the form of someone screaming and telling you details that you didn’t even want to know, but it’s nonetheless a story that you are now part of. After that you go home and for some strange reason that story becomes part of your conversation of crazy stories of the day.

How is the show structured?
I structured the play as a spoken word theater piece. I have been a poet for years and a writer even longer, and this project was 10 years in the making. However the issue I had was people thinking it was just poetry when its not just poetry but pieces put together to make a story. Finding people that can bring to life the pieces through acting and performance was key.

Why did you decide to present in Neighborhood Fringe this year?
My reason for wanting to be in the Fringe is simple: I love the arts. I have been going to Fringe events for years and seeing some of the best local talent this city had to offer only made me believe that my work belonged within this forum as well.

Why did you pick the Philadelphia Art Alliance as your venue?
Picking the Philadelphia Art Alliance was a dream come true. Meeting Eva, the marketing and event curator of the facility, and her opening the space up to our event was perfect. I mean it’s Rittenhouse Square: a mecca of places to go and people to see all in one area so having an artistic event in a place that prides itself on art made since to me.

What is it about the everyday that you find compelling?
What’s not compelling about the everyday? Riding trains, buses, and cars, all you see is stories around you.

Does everybody really have a story worth telling?
I believe so. How many homeless people get on the train and ask for money and tell you they have no place just lost their job and are just trying to get a meal? Those lines alone contain a story that you or myself can relate to. After all, many of us are working just to pay the bills, right? So to see that type of picture possibly happening to you or someone you may know isn’t far from your mind. Now is that a story you may know or understand or even want to hear? I believe so.

Underground Episodes
September 12 at 8:00 pm
September 13 at 1:00 pm
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th Street

–Nicholas Gilewicz