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Review: H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum Presents: ‘The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Acquisitions From the Perisphere’

In the less than two years since it was founded, Submersive Productions (“Submersive”) has established so positive a reputation that tickets to many performances of its new immersive theater experience, H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Acquisitions from the Perisphere (“Musaeum”) were sold out well in advance of opening night. […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Interview: ‘Revisiting Current Remounts of Past Hits with Terry Brennan, Tina Brock, and Greg Kennedy’

Three annual Fringe favorites have chosen to remount a past hit for this year’s festival, giving audiences a chance to see the acclaimed works they missed, or to revisit the shows they loved. I had the opportunity to discuss the new 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival productions of Spherus with Innovative Juggler Greg Kennedy, Antihero with […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Eugène Ionesco’s The Chairs’ at Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

Emptiness. Isolation. Boredom. Expectation. Emptiness. The Old Man and Old Woman over-react to the petty nuisance of mosquitoes flying around them, then yammer incessant inanities to fill up the void of their existence and to stave off their loneliness while they wait. Their nonsensical dialogue becomes increasingly frenetic as they prepare for the arrival of […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘JUICED’

JUICED, directed by and staring the three members of Tia Nina (Leah Curran Moon, Ilana Silverstein, and Lisi Stoessel) is weird. It is ridiculous. It ignores all theatrical and performative convention. Its convulsive, crazy dance tracks are held together in a way that isn’t really a plot. Some might call it obscene (with good reason). […]

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Review: ‘The Government Inspector’ at Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium in Philadelphia

First performed in 1836, The Government Inspector–playwright Nikolai Gogol’s unrelenting farce on socio-political corruption in Imperial Russia–has long been considered an important precursor to Theater of the Absurd of the mid-20th century. Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Philadelphia’s only company devoted exclusively to the absurdist genre, captures all the pandemonium of Gogol’s influential work in a madcap production […]

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‘Juiced’ at The Clarice

Tia Nina’s Juiced rocked the Dance Theatre at The Clarice for a solid hour on Saturday, February 7, 2015. This trio of fearless performers, Leah Curran Moon as J Van Stone, Ilana Silverstein as Sammy Rain, and Lisi Stoessel as Sticks, delivered another inventive, dance-theatre interpretation of a rock concert experience, this time utilizing a […]

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An Interview with Caroline Clay of ‘Clementine and the Lower 9′ at Forum Theatre Pt. 2 by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Caroline Clay is a phenomenal woman.  Her extraordinary acting skills and God’s gift of performance talent are only preceded by her grace, beauty, and kindness  Forum Theatre’s Clementine and the Lower 9, one of the most rewarding productions that I have seen all season, closed this weekend where Caroline Clay played the lead and performed […]

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An Interview with Caroline Clay of ‘Clementine and the Lower 9′ at Forum Theatre Pt. 1 by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Caroline Clay is a phenomenal woman. Her extraordinary acting skills and God’s gift of performance talent are only preceded by her grace, beauty, and kindness. Caroline plays the title character, Clementine, in Forum Theater’s current emotionally charged new work, Clementine and the Lower 9, written by Dan Dietz and directed by Derek Goldman. This is the […]

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‘Far Away’ at Georgetown University by Francine Schwartz

‘War and Peace’ and it’s many manifestations has proven a fertile subject for film and theater. Far Away, a dystopian fable written by the famed British playwright Caryl Churchill, and beautifully directed by Jason Loewith, is part of that genre. Georgetown University is presenting this play as the opening production of the Theater and Performance Studies’ ‘Season […]

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