On today’s podcast, I head on over to Inis Nua Theatre Company to meet with Artistic Director, Tom Reing and playwright, Alan Harris, who made the trip across the pond to witness the American Premiere of his play, “Love Lies and Taxidermy”. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT LOVE, LIES AND TAXIDERMY
Valentyn can’t decide which is worse—the teenage anguish of his unfulfilled love for Ashley or the dire predicaments of both their parents. Throw in an ice cream truck, a possible soft core porn movie and some of the more bizarre uses of taxidermy for a funny and endearing picture of young love and middle-aged longing, brought to life in a claustrophobic small town in Wales.
On today’s podcast, Nick Jonczak stopped by to talk about the return of his Fringe production, “Doppelbanger”, diving into the complexities of dating in the GLBTQIAA…community. Finding oneself through someone else can lead to surface similarities as this piece deals with gay obsession, identity trauma and joy. Stay Tuned!
Philadelphia physical theatre artist and producer, Nick Jonczak, will perform Doppelbanger, an original solo performance embodying gay obsession, identity, trauma, and joy for Philly Theatre Week at Mascher Space Cooperative.
Do I want to be him, or do I want to be with him?
In this multimedia solo performance, Jonczak reshaped his body one piece at a time with his favorite parts of ex-lovers.
General admission at the door is $20. Discounted advance tickets are also available online for $15 at http://bit.ly/2DDm0g6
If you or someone you know is not able to afford the price of a ticket, please contact Nick to arrange accommodations. No one will be turned away due to low-income.
Friday, February 9 at 7:00PM
Saturday, February 10 at 7:00PM
Sunday, February 11 at 7:00PM
On today’s podcast, we catch up with Theatre In The X and Iron Age Theatre for the collaborative effort and Philly Theatre Week offering, “The Black Panther Project: A Living Oral History”. The production shines a light of the worker bees of the movement and displays how their impact helped steer the conversations of racial and social justice. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT THE BLACK PANTHER PROJECT: A LIVING ORAL HISTORY
Iron Age Theatre is collaborating with Theatre in the X to give voice to the Black Panther Party during Black History Month. This evening of performances presents oral histories of the Black Panthers from a ground level perspective telling many unheard stories of the Panther efforts for racial and social justice.
Iron Age Theatre has produced theatre focused on the common man and justice for almost 30 year and Theatre in the X has been making theatre available to the common man in underserved communities for the past five years. Iron Age’s diverse approach to theatrical work has offered opportunities for progressive stories to be shared with audiences to shake their preconceptions. Theatre in the X brings African-American theatre with new and veteran Philadelphia talent to West Philly in Parks for free. Both groups share a common vision of working with under appreciated actors, playwrights an communities.
On today’s podcast, Ginger Aña Dayla joins to talk about New City Stage Company’s work in progress, “The Ideal Candidate”. The political pop-up dinner performance feels plucked from today’s news cycle and is part of Philly Theatre Week. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Republican Senator Eugene Worthington is ready to retire from a life of public service but needs to help his fiancée, conservative Las Vegas Mayor Belinda Schwartz win his seat while also getting his healthcare bill through. Everything seems fine until a harmless chance meeting with adult film star Krystal Myst spurs a torrent of media attention. Krystal wonders if perhaps the best person to represent the great state of Nevada… is her? Set in the very current political environment where rules were made to be broken, “The Ideal Candidate” examines what happens when a non-traditional office seeker tests the limits of what is normal, what is right, what will sell and where do we go from here.
On today’s podcast, I focus my lens on the cast of Theatre Exile’s production of “REALLY” by Jackie Siblies Drury. This Philadelphia Premiere was fresh their minds and while, the set was not built yet, I try to imagine what Exile, along with the design team, led by Director, Brenna Geffers has in store for us. Stay Tuned!
Featuring: Nancy Boykin, Jessica Johnson and Matteo Scammell
In the studio she once shared with her boyfriend Calvin, a photographer poses Calvin’s mother for a portrait. Like many artists, she struggles to capture on film what she envisions in her mind. As the photo shoot progresses, the women grapple with their memories of the man who was once the center of their lives.
In the age of selfies, Really examines the particular and diverse lenses through which we see ourselves, each other, and our place in the world.
On today’s podcast, Darin Dunston stops by to talk about Hear Again Radio Project’s “Murder of Shows”. We get into it about where to find radio plays, what’s essential at any foley table and how spaces lend to the overall experience. Stay Tuned!
Hear Again Radio Project is a collective of theater artists that fully explore the medium of radio drama to entertain and enhance the human experience. Through Live Performance, workshops, and intimate storytelling, we strive to honor the history of radio drama pioneers and develop new audiences for radio performance across invisible and expansive technologies.
On today’s podcast, I spend a lunch hour with Kevin Glaccum and Leigh Goldenberg of Theatre Philadelphia to talk about the year in review. With so many shows produced, The Barrymores and the efforts to market and promote them, there is so much to look back on. We are truly fortunate to have such a community at our fingertips. Stick around for the end and here an outtake of the fun of pre-recording Rep Radio. Happy Holidays!
ABOUT THEATRE PHILADELPHIA
Founded in 2012, Theatre Philadelphia is dedicated to bringing together and celebrating Philadelphia’s diverse and growing theatre community. We are committed to leading efforts that grow audiences and promote the public’s participation in this community’s work. Over the past several decades, Philadelphia has transformed into a major regional theatre community, with a remarkable blossoming of new companies and new buildings, a growing pool of exceptional artists, and fiercely committed and curious audiences and supporters. Theatre Philadelphia envisions a region that celebrates this growing and ever-changing theatre community – nurturing local theatre artists, fostering the creation of extraordinary work, forging stronger connections between our art and audiences – recognizing that a diverse, robust, and thriving theatre community can play a pivotal role in making Philadelphia a world-class city. Theatre Philadelphia’s programs include this website, the annual Barrymore Awards, and strategies for audience awareness and growth.