Today’s podcast features Jennifer Blaine and director Vashti DuBois. Their production “DIRTY JOKE” opens in the FRINGE and is the culmination of 17 years of character development. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT DIRTY JOKE
“Dirty Joke” centers on one of Jennifer’s most popular characters: Ruth, an elderly Jewish woman with a penchant for off-color humor. Ruth sings, dances, tells jokes, and makes light out of the dark moment in which she finds herself — struggling to hold onto her apartment. As Ruth convenes the first live “Superwoman Conference” (which includes 1 man), Jennifer portrays 8 real-life changemakers who have made a significant impact on our world.
Inspired by one of Jennifer’s relatives, the character of Ruth challenges the audience’s expectations of what an elderly person will say or do. Although she is deeply attached to her home and her intention to keep it, she willingly enters into other character’s worlds and worldviews. Ruth provides the throughline of comic relief because, as Jennifer explains, “Laughter is a gateway to talking and thinking about larger social justice issues.”
Today’s podcast features the nature of Clark Park, along with the first interview of our new host Melissa Amilani. Today, she is joined by Mike Durkin of The Renegade Company to talk about the FRINGE offering taking place in a rented bathtub! Stay Tuned!
ABOUT BATHTUB MOBY DICK
“For there is no folly of the beasts of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.”
How do we cope with loss? What prevents us from escaping from life? Robert, recently divorced, loses his job and retreats to his bathtub. Disillusioned and overwhelmed by his troubles, he picks up Herman Melville’s novel and begins a journey. Set in a bathroom, The Renegade Company recreates Melville’s characters’ experience aboard the ship.
The show features start Ed Swidey and is conceived/directed by Renegade artistic director Michael Durkin.
The production features brief male nudity.
For the production Renegade teams up for our Unconventional Community Collaboration with The Medicine Womyn Mixology Group and Wildwood Soapworks to create the environment aboard the Peqod.
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Today’s podcast marks the 200th episode for REP RADIO and the introduction of our new host Liam Castellan who join the exclusive list of REP RADIO players! Crack open a PBR Pounder and Stay Tuned! (LOOKS LIKE WE MISSED PART 2!! WELL, HERE IT IS!!)
ABOUT RAW STITCH
A pub play for the enthusiastically inebriated and sexually active. Nine spanking new monologues including Miss Coitus Interruptus, Double Slut Gene, and Hector Has Herpes (a Sing-A-Long STD PSA). A PBR, condoms, and dental dams included with the price of admission. More info: www.rawstitch.com.
RAW STITCH’s producers, Vinyl Pussy OSG, are proud to be working with David “Muscle Man” O’Connor, Amanda “the Babe” Schoonover, Megan “South Philly Siren” Slater, Rachel “Orgasmic Skin” Camp, Jennifer “Midget Humper” MacMillan, Sarah “Motion of the Ocean” Schol, Miriam “Schoolgirl” White, Corinna “Always on Fire for You” Burns, and Jacqueline “Magic Mouth” Goldfinger. Original songs by Anna “They Might Be My Vagina” Marquardt and her pet ukelele. Raw Stitch is directed by the Muscle Man with text by the Mouth and originally developed with the Babe.
Today’s podcast features C. Kennedy Playwright and Director of the FRINGE production “Iminami”, which I did pronounce correctly! Stay Tuned!
As a devastating iminami plunges Earth into chaos, the last vestiges of scientific reason flee to the moon Enceladus in a post-apocalyptic drama of two worlds. The creators of the “transcendently bizarre” Water Bears in Space bring you a new sci-fi epic replete with puppets, aerialists, and a live score.
PuppeTyranny is a collaborative collective of young performers, musicians, puppeteers, friends and wrongdoers. Past productions include Water Bears in Space, Beans!Beans!Beans!, Rails, Act III of Julius Caesar as part of Puppet Uprisings Secret Shakespeare Dessert Theatre, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and the ongoing The Mouth Show. PuppeTyranny aspires to inspire whimsy and melancholy through original productions and fantastical takes on old classics.
On today’s podcast we meet with the lovely Pearlman Sisters to talk about their production of “Devotedly, Sincerely, Yours: The Story of the USO! I’m excited for this one and cannot wait to see what this “Sister Act” comes up with next! Stay Tuned!
ABOUT DEVOTEDLY, SINCERELY YOURS
A swingin’ big band portrait of a courageous female starlet of the United Service Organization (USO) who risked her life to entertain American troops overseas during World War II. This compilation of archival texts and songs investigates war as experienced by a “soldier in greasepaint.”
Today’s podcast is on e for the history books! I had the pleasure of meeting with writer Bruce Walsh to talk about his Fringe production “Chomsky Vs. Buckley” which will take place in his house as the characters serve food and drinks and the cats steal the show! This goes down in history as the longest REP RADIO interview and I let just about all of it in! Stay Tuned!
ABOUT CHOMSKY VS BUCKLEY
The playwright of past Live Arts Festival shows The Guided Tour and Northern Liberty, invites you into his home for an experiment in language and morality. He has convinced his roommates to memorize the 1969 Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley debate, and perform it as they prepare and serve hors d’oeuvres.
Bruce Walsh is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. He currently writes plays, articles, stories and poems. He is a regular contributor to the Philadelphia Metro, where he reports on book releases, higher education, and local artists of all disciplines. Full length plays: WILLIAM WEATHERSBY (2007 National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist) and WHISKY NEAT (Produced by Azuka Theatre in 2009). Site-specific plays: THE GUIDED TOUR (2004, 2006 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival) and NORTHERN LIBERTY (2005 Live Arts). Co-written plays include: ONCE (Produced by Brat Productions in 2002). Short plays include: DASEIN (2002 Philly Fringe), WOUNDED BODY (2000 Philly Fringe).
Today’s podcast features BSomeday’s production of 3 Wishes described as “Ripped From The Bodice Of 50 Shades Of Grey”! Get ready for some sexy, saucy pulp fiction! Bring your “Wish” to the “Fish”! Stay Tuned!
ABOUT 3 WISHES
The year is 1958. Haughty Cornella Jansen is as powerful as she is beautiful. Every man is intimidated by her intelligence and appearance, except Javier, the mysterious janitor. In a moment of weakness she grants him three wishes. Will he seduce her into submission with his sexual prowess?
B. Someday Productions uses theatre, literature and myth to bring together artists and the community to discover new strategies for urban our challenges. To that end, B. Someday celebrates tradition while renewing the creative process through producing theatre–original, adaptation and in existence–providing educational programs and operating the Walking Fish Theatre.
3 Wishes by B. Someday Productions/Van Wilgen
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