Author Archive | Michael Kelly


2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Speculum Diaries’

  In the opening moments of Speculum Diaries, Irina Varina’s self-portrait-in-motion now playing at 1fiftyOne gallery, she bashfully confesses, “This is the story of a happy girl.” She adds, however, that it may be, “Hard to define.” Loneliness and alienation—the elusive specters inhabiting Speculum Diaries’ tender environs—rarely are. Originally conceived as a three-minute living diary, […]

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