On today’s podcast, we take a trip back to November 2016 and chat with Playwright, Greg Nanni. When the idea for “Commuter” came about, I wanted to bank a few episodes before releasing. Following the Septa model, we are running behind schedule. So, here’s the interview with Greg that took place after the reading. We will release the reading as soon as the trains start running again. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT GREG NANNI
Greg Nanni is a playwright, comic book writer, and marketer living in the Philadelphia area. He is a member of Witherspoon Circle, Passage Play Lab, a former PDC Playwright in Residence at Plays & Players, the Literary Manager of the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, and the former Marketing Manager of Plays & Players Theatre. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Moderator of thePDC Playwrights’ Happy Hour. He is the Co-Writer of the Youtube Series Bar-N-Tavern. He is the Assistant Sales Manager at the Bucks County Playhouse, a board member of the PDC, and has interned with Azuka Theatre in the past. He was the cofounder and editor of The Rome Review, a printed literary magazine. His One Act plays have been featured in 24 Hour Festivals and Readings throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area, and have been produced nation-wide. He is a graduate of the George Washington University.
On today’s podcast, I venture to Elkins Park to get to know White Pines Productions. Artistic Director, Ben Lloyd takes us through the history of White Pines as the next “Bright Nights Dinner Theater” approaches. We also talk about what’s coming up in the season. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT WHITE PINES PRODUCTIONS
White Pines Productions, Inc. is dedicated to transforming people’s lives through performance creativity. We do this by nurturing the citizen artist, who is committed to using his/her creative gifts in service to communities.
We offer classes and workshops in the performing arts to all ages including children, adults, seniors and people with special needs; we present shows performed by our ensemble, Bright Invention; we offer special programs off-site such as corporate training and development, and special Bright Invention shows for schools and groups; and we offer support to other artists through residencies and special programs.
On today’s podcast, our past host, Hank Curry returns with a new production, produced by Manayunk Theatre Company, “Confusion”. We even chat a bit about the SEPTA strike and wish its end so we may get to Manayunk to see the show…guess, they heard us! Stay Tuned!
Confusion is a comic exploration of the transient nature of identity in the modern world as seen through the eyes of the clown. Hank Curry explores the pitfalls and pratfalls of modern life as he tries on seven unique identities, each with their own troubles and travails. Prepare to meet a meek matador, a consternated conductor, and a ballerina nobly clinging to her dignity as the floor beneath her refuses to cooperate. Run away and join the circus of modern society with this new play that reveals the common characteristics that make us human in ways that can be challenging but are ultimately joyful.
On today’s podcast, I meet with Claire Moyer, director of Inis Nua’s production of “Radiant Vermin”. Claire is nominated for Best Direction of a Play for last season’s production of “SPINE”. I ask her if there is any pressure to continue on her path of success or is this just validation that she is on the right path. I think, it’s a little of both. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT RADIANT VERMIN
A free house? That’s right, and you will not believe what Jill and Ollie will do to get their dream home just right! But this greedy couple feels so deserving that they don’t see the moral high ground sliding right out from under them. A dark and shockingly funny play, Radiant Vermincould be hazardous to moral absolutists and government conspiracy theorists.
Represented | Rep Radio is looking for short plays (10-15 minutes) for an upcoming podcast series. “Commuter” aims to bring theater to your commute. With short interviews with playwrights, samples of their work and an invitation to participate, “Commuter” fits whether you walk, bike, bus, train, drive or fly…yes, some people fly. Subscribe to the “Commuter Pass” and never miss your connection!
BULLFROGS IN THE SNOW – Episode 4
Digital Fringe Project – By: Chris Davis
There are five episodes. Each episode contains a few chapters. To truly immerse yourself in the experience, please go to the location indicated on each Episode.
Episode 4 – Mid-Span on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway
5th and Race St., Philadelphia, PA
Enter the pedestrian walkway on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The entrance is near 5th and Race St. The pedestrian walkway is on the south side of the bridge. At the entrance of the walkway put your headphones on and start to listen. While listening, walk to the center or mid-span of the bridge and stare out at the Delaware River as the chapter finishes…
Listen to excerpts of Chris Davis’ debut novel Bull Frogs in the Snow while exploring the city of Philadelphia. Each chapter is written for a specific location in the city, follow the online map, put on your headphones, and experience the city from an entirely new perspective.
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Presented as part of the Philadelphia Digital Fringe