On today’s podcast, Vincent Fumo drops by to talk about The Italian Market Project, an interactive play that explores historic Italian Market in realtime. This 90-minute adventure captures 100 years of a neighborhood exploring the culture that makes this location on of the most popular city destinations. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT ITALIAN MARKET PROJECT
The Italian Market Project is an interactive play for small audiences of 8-10 people that is set in the historic Italian Market section of Philadelphia. Audience members will participate in a 90 minute adventure that takes them through the 100-year-old market, meeting the neighbors and learning about this diverse neighborhood. While participating in this site specific performance, the audience will be guided through the market, learning about its past present and future while experiencing its sights and tastes.
On today’s podcast, Michael Philip O’Brien stops by to talk about 11th Hour’s production of BIG RED SUN. Originally part of the Next Step Concert Series in the 2015-2016 season, BIG RED SUN is a world premiere in collaboration with writers John Jiler and Georgia Stitt. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT BIG RED SUN
Come get swept away by a thrilling and beautiful score that weaves from Klezmer, to jazz and then on to rock and roll. This exciting, new musical follows a young man named Harry Daimler on his search for the father he never knew, a Jewish-American musician who died in France during World War II. As Harry uncovers the truth about his father, he begins to realize that in order to know who he truly is, he must first understand where he comes from.
ABOUT MICHAEL PHILIP O’BRIEN
Michael is a native Philadelphian and after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2001, decided to return home and start 11th Hour. As a performer, Michael has worked at numerous theatres throughout the Philadelphia region and around the country including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Milwaukee Rep, TUTS, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Arden Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre,The Prince Music Theater, Media Theatre, Montgomery Theater and 11th Hour Theatre Company. Michael is a two-time Barrymore Award winner and is a five-time Barrymore nominee. Under his leadership, 11th Hour productions have fifteen Barrymore Awards and garnered 55 Barrymore Award nominations.
On today’s podcast, I am joined by Braden Chapman (Mimi ImFurst “Hedwig”) and Stephanie Kernisan (Yitzhak) at Ruba Club to talk about reTheater’s production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. With modern inflections, this production brings the dialogue up to date taking shots at the current administration and the local color of Philadelphia. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
The groundbreaking musical that opened in 1998, became an unexpected his film and celebrated Broadway run, now celebrates its 20th anniversary as a cult-pop-culture phenomenon. With its incredible score and hilariously heartfelt book, this 20th anniversary production re-examines John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s explosive rock musical with a fresh eye while paying homage to its iconic flair.
reTHEATER is a new non-profit theater company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our Mission is simple: to re-imagine great shows and to realize new ones. Through the re-invention and re-examination of ideas we strive to create unique theater going experiences for our audiences.
On today’s podcast, I sat down with Charlotte Northeast who’s wearing the “Director” hat for Philadelphia Artists Collective’s production of “Maria Marten or The Murder in The Red Barn” by Anonymous. This Victorian melodrama is a nice departure from the heavy-handed contemporary works of the day and transforms the Louis Bluver Theatre into a more intimate proscenium fit for any small town of the era. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT MARIA MARTEN OR THE MURDER IN THE RED BARN
A tale of love, revenge, and murder with a village fool and the epitome of all villains, this show will make the audience boo, hiss, guffaw, and cheer. Dastardly deeds, family forgiveness, and a Wanderer’s curse all lead to one blisteringly ridiculous climax in the highest style of Victorian melodrama. PAC Co-Artistic Founders Damon Bonetti and Dan Hodge will trade the roles of the fool and the villain each performance for a truly outrageous night in the theatre.
On today’s podcast, Inside The Writer’s Mind Host Alum, Kristen Scatton returns to reflect and talk about ReVamp Collective and the new production of “#TheHelenProject”. Since departing the Rep Radio team, Kristen obtained a Masters in Playwrighting and is in-residence with ReVamp. You may think you know Helen of Troy but, what if…Stay Tuned!
The world knows the story of Helen of Troy – or it thinks it does, anyway. The most beautiful woman in history, known as either a fallen woman whose adultery started a decade-long war or a helpless victim in need of rescuing, Helen has yet to tell her side of the story. The Helen Project reimagines classical stories like “The Trojan Women” and “The Iliad” through Helen’s eyes, as she invites audiences to accompany her on her journey from fame to infamy, and discover the woman behind the face that launched a thousand ships.
ABOUT KRISTEN SCATTON
Kristen M. Scatton is a Philadelphia-based playwright and theater artist whose mission is to change the world through art. Her works have been produced throughout Philadelphia, southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Seattle, WA. Currently, she is the Playwright-in-Residence for ReVamp Collective. She served as the Board President for the Philadelphia Dramatists Center from 2011-2012, and Board Secretary from 2010-2011. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Temple University.
ABOUT ReVamp Collective
ReVamp wants to create a world where all people can come together and appreciate their individuality, rather than be diminished by it. Through devised interactive productions, by fostering local artists, re-imagining established pieces, as well as workshops and collaborations in our community, we are opening up a conversation to push the boundaries of how we view each other and theatre. Intersectional feminism drives ReVamp’s belief on what equality should be, and inspires both the work they produce and the artists they hire.