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Re-connecting with Kristen Scatton, ReVamp and Helen of Troy

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!

ABOUT #TheHelenProject

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.

 

The Helen Project

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://revampcollective.com

 

 

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Passage Theatre – CAGED

On today’s podcast, I spend some time with Jerrell Henderson, director of Passage Theatre’s production of “CAGED” by The New Jersey Prison Cooperative. This tough and all to real depiction of a Black family’s struggle with America’s for-profit justice system combines scenes that lead from one tragic episode to the next in an attempt to shine a light on a broken system. Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT CAGED

Caged follows a Black family’s struggle to survive the generational cycle of mass incarceration. Combining stories, interviews, and writing by current and former inmates, this poignant community-devised play uses gripping truths and soulful dialogue to reveal the human cost of America’s for-profit justice system.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION

http://passagetheatre.org

 

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Matt Decker directs Peter and the Starcatcher

On today’s podcast, I make my annual visit with director, Matt Decker. This time, we talk about Theatre Horizon’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher”. This regional production is placed on a smaller stage with a relatable setting that breathes new life into this tale that is fun for the whole family. Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

With virtuosity, imagination, and stunning theatricality, a dozen musicians and storytellers use handmade magic to conjure ships and stardust, create more than 100 characters, and ultimately upend the familiar story of how a fearless girl inspires an orphan boy to become the legendary Peter Pan. Helmed by Matthew Decker, director of Theatre Horizon’s smash hit Into the Woods, this 5-time Tony Award-winning show is a song-filled adventure full of grown-up savvy and childlike wonder.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION

http://theatrehorizon.org

 

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Our Few and Evil Days – Inis Nua

On today’s podcast, I have one of the most cryptic conversations with director, Tom Reing about the American Premiere of “Our Few and Evil Days”. We breakdown the boxes the characters are in and how they manage to get there. All while dancing around the elephant in the room. The production encompasses the Proscenium at the Drake in largest-scale scenic design for Inis Nua Theatre Company. Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT OUR FEW AND EVIL DAYS

Daughter brings home beau to meet the parents. It’s all so normal, but this perfect family photo is about to slip out of the frame. Elements of Gothic horror poke sharply into this story of unsettling domesticity as obsession, guilt and agony reveal devotion’s dark side.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION

http://inisnuatheatre.org

 

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