On today’s podcast, Creator Robi Hagar and Artist/Performer Sav Souza stop by to talk about “Basic Witches”. We talk origins of the piece, gender identity and dream roles to play. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT BASIC WITCHES
In the far away kingdom of Halloween Hills, on all hallows eve, goblins, ghosts and ghouls gather together as four famous witches compete to be crowned supreme witch of Halloween Hills. But a new form of witch threatens traditions and jeopardizes the competition. Played by Drag Queens and Queer artists, BASIC WITCHES explores what it means to find your own identity in a world where rules aren’t meant to be broken.
On today’s podcast, I take a trip to Plays and Players Theater to meet and chat with the cast, Amanda Jill Robinson, Leigha Kato and Mike Macri for the season opener of 1812 Productions, the American Premiere of “Broken Biscuits” by Tom Wells. We discuss cafeteria politics, being weird and why #TheatreKidsAreTheBestKids, Stay Tuned!
ABOUT BROKEN BISCUITS
Megan, Holly, and Ben are definitely not the cool kids. In their last summer together, they hatch the ultimate plan to change their fortunes and head into the adult world in a blaze of rock ‘n’ roll glory. “Funny, confessional, and well-crafted (The Stage),” this modern British comedy is a hysterical coming-of-age story for our times.
On today’s podcast, Hanna Parke and Shamus McCarty drop in to talk about the new musical and FringeArts offering, “Close Your Legs, Honey”. The creative team talk about origins, songs, who’s this for and lessons learned on this blitz to Fringe presentation. Stay Tuned!
She’s plucked, she’s pinched, she’s ready to go! Join Honey and her foul-mouthed Mama as they take on an army of pint-sized glamazons for Grand Supreme glory. Close Your Legs, Honey, created by Hannah Parke and Shamus Hunter McCarty, looks at how we teach and who we idolize through a high-glitz Southern beauty pageant extravaganza! Will Honey have what it takes to earn the crown and the chance to meet her idol Dolly Parton? Mama say a prayer!
Book, Music & Lyrics by Hannah Parke & Shamus Hunter McCarty
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Fringe Festival, presented by FringeArts, is a 17-day-long performing arts celebration taking over Philadelphia in September and boasting hundreds of performances by local, national and international artists. The party continues every night with FringeArts’ Late Night programming in its beautiful venue on the Delaware waterfront – which houses the La Peg restaurant and bar, as well as a spectacular outdoor beer garden. FringeArts amplifies the cultural vibrancy of Philadelphia year-round by presenting the most cutting-edge, world-class performances from all over the world, cultivating local arts innovators, and creating a fun atmosphere for artists and art lovers alike to socialize, converse, and strengthen Philadelphia’s artistic community.
On today’s podcast, LaNeshe Miller-White dropped by to talk about the summer offering from Theatre In The X, The Wiz. Like you’ve never seen it before and in Malcolm X Park, three weekends, bring your own chair and join the fun! Stay Tuned!
ABOUT THE WIZ
This is The Wiz like you’ve never seen it before! An homage to Hip Hop and Black cinema of the late 80s/early 90s, our iconic characters will journey through an Oz remixed with all the nuance and cultural swag of the Black experience in America.
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ABOUT THEATRE IN THE X
Theatre in the X was created in 2013 to provide the people of West Philadelphia and the African-American community at large the opportunity to see professional quality theater in their own neighborhood for no cost. By removing the barriers of location and price the audience is able to experience theater that they possibly would not be able to access otherwise. Theatre in the X also provides opportunities to playwrights, actors, directors, stage managers, DJs, sound engineers and vendors of color.