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Circadium Presents: 4:18 AM / Chaos Theory

Posted September 20th, 2019

September 20–22, 2019

A contemporary circus double feature: 4:18 AM is an introspective visual album of Let Them Eat Chaos by poet and musician Kate Tempest. In one surreal minute, seven strangers question their own humanity. Chaos Theory uses juggling, equilibristics, and theater to study the differences between order and chaos. 15-minute intermission between shows.

$20 / 90 minutes


“Circadium Presents” is an annual contemporary circus addition to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival hosted and sponsored by Circadium School of Contemporary Circus. Special thanks to Kate Tempest and wildlife entertainment for the use of “Let Them Eat Chaos” by poet and musician Kate Tempest.

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I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman

Posted September 20th, 2019

September 20-22, 2019

In this award-winning sojourn embracing Southern roots, gospel rhythms, and queer identity, one family’s love conquers all. A scrappy Jersey girl finds the courage to live authentically in this soul-rich performance of storytelling, theater, song, and poetry. Philly Premiere!

$13 / 75 minutes


Written, Directed, and Performed by Tara Lake

Artists’ Choice Award – Chicago Fringe Festival 2018
Rochester Fringe 2018 Best Bet – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Not to Miss at Charm City Fringe – Baltimore Magazine

Tara Lake is a Soprano, Storyteller, Playwright, Actress and Scholar-Artist. 

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I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman is a recipient of the 2019 Independent Artist FestiFund

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Happy Hour on the Fringe

In this episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe, April Rose, FringeArts’ Fringe Festival Coordinator, talks to Tara Lake, Terry Brennan, Jarrod Markman, and Joseph Ahmed about their independent show offerings for this year’s Fringe Festival and their experiences as newbies and seasoned veterans of Fringe. Listen below or read the transcript on the FringeArts Blog.

I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman will play September 20-22 at The Whole Shebang.

Operation: Wawa Road Trip will play  at the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake on September 5–9, 12–16, and 19–21.

 Dissonance and Generations are visual art exhibitions that will be showing at Da Vinci Art Alliance during the 2019 Fringe Festival. Free / Gallery hours: Wednesdays–Sundays, 12–5pm. DVAA is also presenting Composition in Concert, displayed at International House Philadelphia daily from 8am–10pm during the Fringe Festival.

The Live-Streaming Confessional of #stacylucky

Posted September 14th, 2019

September 14–16, 19–21 + 22, 2019

Twitch. Periscope. Instagram. Youtube. Facebook. Twitter. #stacylucky is live on all the social media apps to figure her life out post college. Her subscribers and views grow and Stacy builds a lively and invested following she depends on for advice, donations, company, and validation. As Stacy becomes an internet sensation, she begins to understand the price of revealing a private life on the most public of forums.

$20 ($10 Student Tickets) / 60 minutes


Written and Co-Directed by Leigh E. Bicica Co-Directed by Brey Ann Barrett Photo by Kevan Sullivan

Why do we feel compelled to post all our vacation snapshots on Instagram? How can people be entertained by someone discussing what they had for breakfast? What is our intention when we grieve on Facebook? Is it true humans are starting to grow horns from texting too much? Stacy Lucky is a young Midwesterner and history super-nerd who is reaching out to the world in the only way she knows how. Voyeurs welcome.

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Shirley Valentine

Posted September 12th, 2019

September 12, 14, 20–22, 2019

Shirley Valentine is a working-class Liverpool housewife. As she stands in her dingy kitchen making egg and chips, she dreams about life beyond the wall, and the possibility of “drinking wine in a country where the grape is grown.” Eat and drink British pub grub as you enjoy this award-winning comedy by Willy Russell.

$18 / 85 minutes


Claire Golden Drake and Michelle Pauls have been theatre artists in Philadelphia and the surrounding area for over 20 years. Throughout that time they have worked together on many different productions. With a mutual respect and admiration for each others work, and a love of the play, Shirley Valentine is their first independent collaboration. Both Claire and Michelle get excited thinking about the interactive possibilities this play presents. The audience will be a major player in the production, as will the venue. Shirley Valentine will be staged in the Victoria Freehouse, an authentic English pub in the original home of the Philly Fringe, Old City. Pub fare such as Bangers and Mash, and Chips and Curry will be available during all shows. Have a pint or a glass of wine as Shirley spins tales about her life in Working Class Liverpool and her dreams of adventure in the exotic Greek islands.

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Harrison

Posted September 11th, 2019

September 11–14, 2019

An autobiographical one-man show written and performed by Harrison Scantling. Harrison shares the story of his transition from female to male, chronicling his journey from childhood to adulthood.

$15 / 50 minutes


Since its opening in 2005, Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) has been the heart of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized comedy scene. PHIT produces over a thousand performances annually, with shows on multiple stages, seven nights a week, every week of the year. Beyond Philadelphia, Philly Improv Theater’s performers tour regularly, making appearances at the most prestigious comedy venues across North America.

Dedicated to developing talent locally, the PHIT Training Center teaches over 1,000 adults, kids and teens how to improvise, write sketch comedy, and perform stand-up each year. Alumni and performers seen on PHIT’s stages have worked on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, 30 Rock, The Late Show, Two and Half Men, Raising Hope, Key & Peele, Kroll Show, The State, Girl Code, Guy Code, Orange is the New Black, and The Kids in the Hall.

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Churn

Posted September 10th, 2019

September 10, 11, 14 + 17–22, 2019

This original solo performance seeks the deep dark and exalted in human ingenuity through a queered historical sci-fi epic. From the first test of an atomic bomb to the spread of white nationalism and our race to the stars, Churn reveals: You are every age you have ever been, and every age you will ever be.

$25 / 60 minutes


Created by Nick Jonczak and Jeff Evans Performed by Jeff Evans Original music created and performed by madam data Directed by Nick Jonczak

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Give Your Heart

Posted September 9th, 2019

September 9, 11 + 14, 2019

Give Your Heart is a participatory sound performance designed to both involve and reflect the Philadelphia community. Participants will be able to add their heartbeats to an improvisational sound score, both generated and enjoyed by Philadelphians.

Free / 60 minutes


Using medical technology, audience members will have their heartbeats recorded, looped, and played back into LOVE Park as an abstract soundscape, reminiscent of a communal drum circle.

This project sponsored by ThinkLabs, Inc. https://www.thinklabs.com

Rain dates: Sept 16 & 18 at noon

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Happy Hour on the Fringe

On this episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe, we share a drink with Marc Wilken from Parks and Recreation and three independent Fringe Festival artists: Dana Suleymanova (Dear qupid), Eric Thayer (Give Your Heart), and Leah Stein with Asimina Chremos (RISE: Relationship is Self Existing).  All of the performances are participatory and engage with the City of Brotherly Love as they explore love, the beating heart, and how human bodies share space in LOVE Park this September. Listen to the podcast episode below or read the full transcript on the FringeArts Blog.

Emergency Contact

Posted September 8th, 2019

September 8–11, 15–18 + 22, 2019

Headphones on, follow along. Jenny has been summoned and you agreed to help. Retrace her steps and listen to her final dispatch to discover how we break the cycle. Emergency Contact is an immersive, traveling experience for a solo audience member.

$20 / 45 minutes


Directed and created by Ann Kreitman Voice of Jenny played by Parker Sera

Emergency Contact is a show for one audience member at a time. Audience members are required to wear headphones for the duration of the performance and to walk inside and outside according to direction provided through the headphones. Accommodations will be provided during inclement weather. The performance begins and ends at The Good Karma Cafe at the Wilma Theatre.

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An Iliad

Posted September 7th, 2019

September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 + 22, 2019

Obie Award–winning director Lisa Peterson and Tony Award–winning actor Denis O’Hare skillfully adapt Robert Fagles’s lauded translation of Homer’s The Iliad into a captivating solo performance piece.  Compelled by the Greek gods, an ancient poet is doomed to tell the story of the Trojan War to anyone who will listen. The Poet’s sentence: to recount the tale until all of humanity abandons its propensity for violence.  While enacting the stories of Achilles and Hector, the Poet oscillates between contemporary and poetic language. An Iliad explores the brutality and heroism of war and sublimely rejuvenates this timeless story.

$10 / 100 minutes


Artist Bio:

Jason Greenfield (The Poet / director) is thrilled to make his Fringe Festival debut! Acting credits include: Hamlet, As You Like It (Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival); Everybody Loves Opal (Montgomery Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Fashion (Theatricum Botanicum, Los Angeles); Plastic Crystal, The Illusion (Open Fist Theatre, Los Angeles); The Author’s Voice (Theatre Tribe, Los Angeles); Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Powerhouse Theatre, Los Angeles); and True West (Promenade Playhouse, Los Angeles).

Jason is Chair of the PALCS Center for Performing & Fine Arts Theatre Department where he is about to direct his 20th production. Directing credits include: Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Three Sisters, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Beaux’ Stratagem, The Illusion, Almost, Maine, Summer Brave, and The Children’s Hour.

Training: British American Drama Academy, B.A. in Theatre Arts (UPenn), M.F.A. in Acting (UCLA). Teaching Certifications: Assistant Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Knight-Thompson Speechwork.

Union Affiliations: AEA, SAG-AFTRA.

 

SplitScreen

Posted September 6th, 2019

September 6–8 + 13–15, 2019

Separated by time and space, Meg and Sterling have to find their way back to the center of the Wild Wild Web. Through dance, theater, and video, SplitScreen helps us rediscover who we are in this new digital landscape. No one is turned away at the door due to lack of funds.

$10 / 45 minutes


Created and Performed by Meg Kirchhoff and Sterling Melcher Music by Tom Carman MN Outside Eye by Karina Culloton PHL Outside Eye by Jeffrey Evans

For information about the Minneapolis location, please email tree.lock.productions@gmail.com

This production was developed through Philadelphia’s SoLow Fest 2018, Springboard for the Arts and the Hinge Artist Residency in Fergus Falls, MN, Joe’s Steak + Soda Shop, and the generosity of the populace at large.

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Sneakers

Posted September 6th, 2019

September 6–10, 2019

When someone departs your life they also enter it in a new way. Created and performed by Nichole Canuso (Wandering Alice, TAKES, The Garden, Pandæmonium) in collaboration with director Suli Holum, Sneakers is an elegy for what has gone, and a tender tumble through what remains. “Impressive fluency and unassuming humor” (The New York Times).

*ASL Interpretation for Saturday, September 8 performance at 3:00pm.

Sneakers will be performed in repertory with bilialien by Annie Wilson

Photo Credit: painting by DC LaMothe

$20 / 60 minutes

Tickets will be available at the door if sold out online*

*NOTE: There will be no tickets available at the door on Monday 9/9


Performed by Nichole Canuso Created in collaboration with Director Suli Holum Composer and sound designer Michael Kiley Lighting designer Maria Shaplin

When someone departs your life they also enter it in a new way; Sneakers is about that shift. Sneakers also examines the architecture of memory, and the systems we construct to house the past, the present, the false, the borrowed and the buried. The last time Canuso, Holum and Kiley collaborated in these same roles, was the Fringe Festival hit Wandering Alice (2008). These three dear friends and collaborators have hovered in one another’s orbit over the years, collaborating in different constellations of artists. They return as a trio to create this deeply personal work about grief and consolation, and the architecture of memory.

Monday evening’s performance will be followed by a late-night cabaret featuring Martha Graham Cracker, Eliza Hardy Jones, Pax Ressler, Emmanuel Delpech and many more. Drinks and snacks will be available throughout the evening. BOX OFFICE: 215-413-1318.

Nichole Canuso Dance Company (NCDC) is dedicated to creating performance experiences that embrace the complexity of humanity. Projects often sit at the crossroads of movement, visual art, and theater. NCDC brings dance out of conventional spaces to engage audiences in adventurous ways. The company is currently exploring the interfaces of live, embodied presence with emerging technologies that challenge our definitions of human relationship. Founded in 2004 by choreographer Nichole Canuso, NCDC is a Philadelphia-based ensemble that has been presented by FringeArts (Philadelphia), New York Live Arts (New York), The American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, MA), The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD), Dance Theatre Workshop (New York), DancePlace (Washington, D.C.), Judson Church Movement Research Exchange (New York, Philadelphia), Links Hall (Chicago), Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival (New York), the International Festival of Art and Ideas (CT), HERE Arts Center (New York), Velocity Founders Theater (Seattle) and others.

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Empanada Loca

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–7, 10–12 + 17–21, 2019

Deep underground, underneath the subways, Dolores is waiting to tell her story. A story of gentrification, survival, and murder inspired by the legend of Sweeney Todd, Empanada Loca is a solo Grand Guignol of one woman’s fight to survive in a bloody-minded world of reckless consumerism.

$20 / 90 minutes


Empanada Loca marks the inaugural production of Recondite Tourist Activities. We hope to produce visceral, dynamic, and character-driven narrative plays both written and devised that explore the fringes of life with empathy and craft. We live as a company somewhere between a B-movie and a broken heart.

Warning: Contains graphic depictions of sex, violence, and brief usage of racial/sexual identity slurs

Know Thyself

Posted September 5th, 2019

September 5–7, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 + 21, 2019

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato

Philosophy is both familiar and mystifying. “I think therefore I am,” “Tyranny of the Majority,” “Know Thyself.” But how well do we know ourselves, and if philosophy was a game, how would we win? In this immersive, game-theater salon, the rules we live by, and our darkest impulses, are always in play.

$25 / 60 minutes


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IKantKoan is an immersive theater and game design company using play/s to explore complex systems. The company was founded by Philadelphia-based game designer and theater artist Jessica Creane, who’s work has been presented at The Franklin Institute, HERE Arts Center, Caveat Theater, FringeNYC, BostonFIG Festival, and Bandwi/d/th International. Jessica has been a resident artist at three National Parks, Fresh Ground Pepper, and Barn Arts, with an upcoming residency in the Arctic Circle. She has spoken at TEDx, game design and educational conferences, led game design and performance workshops for all ages and abilities, and teaches game design at Drexel University and UARTS. IKantKoan’s 2018 Fringe Festival show, CHAOS THEORY, is currently enjoying an extended run at Caveat Theater, NYC.

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