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, 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.
On today’s podcast, I catch up with Susan Riley Stevens and newbie, Jensen Titus Lavallee to talk about 1812’s “This Is The Week That Is”. What on earth could they have to say this year with a fairly quiet administration? Stay Tuned!
1812’s annual political comedy is taking off the gloves and getting ready to hop in the ring with the most unpredictable administration in modern history. Now in its 12th year, 1812’s signature production features new faces and returning favorite—Sean at the news desk, Dave in the lobby, and Patsy on her stoop. Get ready to laugh. Bigly.
Written & Performed by
Jennifer Childs, Sean Close, Dave Jadico,
Susan Riley Stevens, Rob Tucker, and Jenson Titus Lavallee
On today’s podcast, I return to my annual chat with Blanka Zizka to talk about the 3-part process that is the Wilma Transformation. While our focus is on the season, we touch on the new lobby, educational efforts and the 16 Barrymore Nominations that while, notable, are do not the fuel that drives Wilma’s engine. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT WILMA THEATER 2017-18 SEASON
By Federico García Lorca
Translated by Nahuel Telleria
Directed by Csaba Horváth
October 25, 2017 – November 19, 2017
On the morning of her wedding day, a young Bride is visited by a headstrong former lover, reigniting a family blood feud that has been simmering for years. Their isolated village is a pent-up powder keg of fury and desire, and when they escape together, all that repression is released — to destructive ends. Acclaimed Hungarian director-choreographer Csaba Horváth leads the Wilma’s HotHouse Company of actors in a production combining athletic ensemble theater with Lorca’s fiery language. Magical realism at its richest and most tragic, this reimagining of the Spanish classic is a searing investigation of passion in the Wilma’s signature style.
Book and Lyrics by Stew
Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen
Directed by Tea Alagić
January 10, 2018 – February 18, 2018
In this major revival of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s Tony Award-winning musical, a rebellious young black man journeys to Europe in search of something “real.” Music takes center stage as we travel from gospel-soaked South Central LA through psychedelic Amsterdam to militant Berlin and back. This incendiary musical is a rowdy salve for turbulent times: a young punk screaming in defiance of the void, with an electric onstage band. See a musical experience ahead of its time, as The Washington Post recently proclaimed: “It’s high time Hamilton lovers and anyone else who cares about weird, smart, highly personal art rediscover Passing Strange.”
A World Premiere by Christopher Chen
Directed by Blanka Zizka
April 18, 2018 – May 13, 2018
Imagine you’re in an exotic new country — occupied by your nation. Now you are a distinguished doctor, but a cab will not stop for you. Now you’re in a cave so dark, so quiet, you lose track of who you are. Suddenly, there’s a sound and —
Welcome to Passage, a fantasia on E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India that uses the theater’s primal evocative powers to examine the most essential questions of our time. Written by Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen, this World Premiere is a perfect vehicle for the Wilma HotHouse Company’s passion and transformative prowess.
The Wilma HotHouse is an incubator for artistic investigation and experimentation, and enables its company of actors to dare and explore under the Wilma’s auspices. HotHouse allows the Wilma to develop new works specifically for our company of actors; to conduct readings, intensive workshops, and other experiments with company members and guest artists; and to hone a unique theatrical aesthetic for the Wilma through rigorous actor training.