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Some of BSR’s Media Recommendations: BOOKS Merlin Sheldrake - Entangled Life https://www.merlinsheldrake.com/entangled-life Adrienne Maree Brown - Pleasure Activism https://www.akpress.org/pleasure-activism.html You Have A Match - Emma Lord https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250237309/youhaveamatch TELEVISION Severance - AppleTV https://tv.apple.co…
 
Odd Man Out | Part of the America Rising Series A LIVE Immersive Experience In Complete Darkness Para ver el sitio web en español, haga click aquí November 30 – December 18, 2022 Odd Man Out is a captivating play that takes place in complete darkness. Created by Teatro Ciego (an Argentinian company founded by blind artists) and Theatre C (a groundb…
 
Today on the podcast, we chat with the collaborators of the World Premiere production, The Tattooed lady, A New Musical on stage at Philadelphia Theatre Company. Here is my interview with Max Vernon and Erin Courtney for The Tattooed Lady, A New Musical. The story of The Tattooed Lady highlights one of sideshow’s biggest stars, Ida Gibson, in a mov…
 
A Leg Up By Ken Kaissar Director Amy Kaissar September 20, 2022 – October 9, 2022 A world premiere comedy for the 21st century! Initially slated for its world premiere in the 2019/20 season, this witty and outlandish story is a new comedy for the 21st century written as a traditional farce. In A Leg Up, Charles Griffin III (O’Neil) has staked what’…
 
This Is My Brave, Inc. (TIMB), the national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental illness through storytelling, comes to Philadelphia this fall. The show will be held at the Ambler Theater on October 9, 2022. Performances will feature area community members who live with – or have loved ones living with - mental h…
 
Today on the podcast, our summer series collaboration with Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s “RE-START Initiative”, draws to a close with the Initiative’s champions, Kabria Rogers and Roberta Johnson. Stay Tuned. The RestART Organizations we heard from: Al-Bustan: Seeds of Culture Davinci Art Alliance EgoPo Classic Theatre Kun-Yang Lin Dance…
 
This September, Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series will present the first career retrospective of theater artist Annie Dorsen titled Algorithmic Theater. The retrospective is part of a residency advancing Dorsen’s work and examining the consequences of digital communications through theater. Algorithmic Theater brings Dorsen’s work to Philade…
 
Today on the podcast, our summer series collaboration with Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s “RE-START Initiative”, continues with Tiny Dynamite where we explore how the organization has fared during the pandemic. Here is my interview with KC MacMillan, Producing Artistic Director of Tiny Dynamite. It is the mission of Tiny Dynamite to offer…
 
Today on the podcast, GUNNAR MONTANA returns to talk about the latest FringeArts offering, BATHHOUSE. Here is my interview with Gunnar Montana. Designed as a temple to the fluid nature of sexuality, BATH HOUSE is a deeply sensory immersive theatrical experience dripping with erotic energy from start to finish. BATH HOUSE fuses dance and movement to…
 
$30,000 Fundraising initiative. The funds raised will allow JUNK to provide equitable access for the community by providing free and discounted ticketing for artists and LGBTQIA and HIV+ communities. The SEASON: Luster Thu, Sep 8, 2022 Sat, Sep 17, 2022 Concourse Dance Bar (map) Lust for exposure and success turns… TRAGIC. Set in an underground sho…
 
OUR VISION Intercultural Journeys boldly leverages the power of the performing arts to catalyze social change, challenge bias, and create spaces for dialogue and understanding by presenting culturally diverse voices that celebrate and affirm our shared humanity. OUR VISION We imagine a world of more: more welcome, more curiosity, more empathy, and …
 
Today on the podcast, our 8-part summer series collaboration with Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s “RE-START Initiative”, continues with Kun-Yang Lin Dancers. In our conversation, we learn how a dance company has fared during the pandemic. Here is my interview with Katie Moore-Derkits, Executive Director and Maggie Zhao, Assistant Artistic …
 
EgoPo transforms timeless works of literature into innovative and immersive theatrical events. We re-envision the classic canon by re-introducing diverse works and re-bodying existing canonical works to ensure a wide range of voices, bodies and stories are shared on our stages. We honor and re-awaken these classic texts through a rigorous practice …
 
Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) was founded in 1931 by sixteen Italian immigrant artists and collectors at a time when immigrants were barred from major artistic, academic, and scientific institutions. DVAA was a creative refuge where members could show their works, hold meetings, engage in social activities, and offer intellectual and cultural exchan…
 
Rooted in Arab arts and language, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture offers artistic and educational programming that enriches cross-cultural understanding and celebrates diversity. “Al-Bustan,” Arabic for “The Garden,” serves youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, while supporting the pursuit and affirmation of Arab Ame…
 
"rADicAl ImAgInAtIoN" (and other sorted pandemic musings) Theatre Exile presents rADicAl ImAgInAtIoN (and other sorted pandemic musings); a Paper Wings event featuring original works written by students from Fanny Jackson Coppin and Franklin Learning Center! For this event, 30 students wrote original works using World Building prompts created by ou…
 
Today on the podcast, Director, Jerrell L. Henderson drops in to talk about Azuka Theatre’s 50th production, “Reverie” by newly minted Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, James Ijames. Here is my interview with Jerrell L. Henderson. Reverie By James Ijames - 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama (FAT HAM) Directed by Jerrell L. Henderson When Jordan …
 
Today is My Birthday is about life with a thousand friends on Facebook and no one to have dinner with on Saturday night. This quirky comedy by award-winning screenwriter and playwright Susan Soon He Stanton tells the story of would-be writer Emily, who moves back home to Hawaii after her bubble life in New York pops. As she trades one island for an…
 
This Is My Brave was co-founded in Virginia by Jennifer Marshall and Anne Marie Ames (1958-2017), two women passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental illness, and saving lives through storytelling. In May of 2014, TIMB debuted its first ever live show in Arlington, Virginia at the Spectrum Theatre to a sold-out crowd of nearly 400. Over…
 
We’re living in the “The Ever Present”, we’re “Backing Track”, spending time with “The Folks at Home”, will soon bow to the “Kings of B’More”…, soon, we’ll be “Crying On Television”, all this and more “Previously On…”, is Our Eric, R. Eric Thomas in the virtual studio!!By Broad Street Review - Host: Darnelle Radford
 
Mitch Weiss along with Perri Gaffney, wrote a book, The Business of Broadway and since 2015, we have updated the book’s chapters monthly. Those updates can be found on Em3ry.com in the same feed as this new podcast. So, give it a listen wherever you currently listen to podcasts and let us know what you think. That’s “The Business of Theater, A Work…
 
The 5th Annual Philly Theatre Week April 1-10, 2022 85 EVENTS ACROSS THE REGION EXCLUSIVE FREE, $15, OR $30 TICKETS ON SALE NOW! WWW.PHILLYTHEATREWEEK.COM Theatre Philadelphia presents Philly Theatre Week: a celebration of artists, organizations, and audiences that have made Greater Philadelphia one of the most vibrant theatre regions in the nation…
 
ABOUT GOLDEN GIRLS MURDER MYSTERY Thank you for being a friend! Especially a Golden Girl friend! Your favorite ladies from the ‘80’s are throwing a party, and you’re invited! Sophia, Blanche, Rose and Dorothy have worked long and hard to throw the perfect celebration, but will they still be celebrating when they discover that their party guest, Art…
 
Honor. Legacy. Pride. Taking his place out front as the choir leader at an elite all-boys, all-Black prep school, Pharus Young is determined to make his mark by challenging expectations in a world steeped in deep-rooted traditions. Can Pharus find harmony among his peers while staying true to his own voice? From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy A…
 
When Eve gets a promotion, she moves to London in the hopes of having the perfect big city life. But soon she discovers that being one in 9 million can be pretty lonely. Feeling at her lowest, a lifeline comes to Eve in the form of a letter for her apartment’s former tenant – Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender. Now all Eve has to do is return this …
 
For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning phenomenon follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists and friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. It has become more than a musical – it’s a cultural…
 
A protest brought Jesse, an introspective Black playwright, together with his white boyfriend Neil, a Black Lives Matter activist. But as Neil immerses himself deeper in the movement, Jesse finds his choices challenged and their love on the line. JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Speaker Sundays Following our Sunday matinees, join Producing Artistic Director …
 
The Motherf**ker with the Hat is presented by Theatre Exile in partnership with The Brothers’ Network. Directed by Ozzie Jones Honorary Producers Linda & David Glickstein Associate Producers Mark & Tobey Dichter and Gayle & David Smith Featuring: J Hernandez, Amanda Schoonover, Scott Greer, Daniela Malavé, and Zach Valdez. Just released from prison…
 
“Extra-Human: The Art of Michael Ferris” features larger-than-life figurative sculptures that Ferris created by fusing reclaimed discarded wood and pigmented grout through environmentally-conscious methods. The exhibition embodies a rich diffusion of cultural and artistic traditions and celebrates people’s heroism in our everyday lives. Originally …
 
ABOUT A QUEER CHRISTMAS CAROL The Hum'n'bards Theater Troupe is thrilled to be partnering with the brand-new performance venue The Painted Mug Cafe to bring you A Queer Christmas Carol, a retelling of the classic ghost story by Charles Dickens...but this time every character is gay. On Christmas Eve, notorious miser Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by t…
 
ABOUT CAMERON KELSALL Cameron Kelsall is a core theater critic for Broad Street Review and a regular freelance theater critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is an editor and contributor for the website Exeunt NYC, where he writes about theater in New York at all professional levels. As a freelancer, his byline has appeared in American Theatre ma…
 
ABOUT ALAINA JOHNS Alaina Johns, the editor-in-chief of Broad Street Review, is a freelance writer and editor who landed squarely in what everyone says is the worst job of the 21st century. So she makes Philadelphia her classroom, writing about everything from spaceflight to toad migrations. Alaina has been a freelance journalist in Philadelphia si…
 
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GUNNAR MONTANA - “Motel Montana is designed to celebrate everything my grandfather couldn’t express in his life, and in turn, everything I am so unapologetically eager to express now. There’s something incredibly conflicting about celebrating the idea of my grandfather living out his truths, knowing I wouldn’t have been born had he done so.” FOR TI…
 
ABOUT A HOLY SHOW (a holy show: Irish phrase meaning to make a spectacle of oneself) It’s 1981 and Aer Lingus flight 164 to London is about to board. Tina and Joe are on their honeymoon, Bun is off to meet her new granddaughter, Mary is nervously flying for the first time, and Downey is on a mission to learn the Third Secret of Fatima at any cost! …
 
Join us in The Wasp’s Nest, a devised sitcom-style presentation about a zany group of magical beings. A motley crew of Pearl, Fiorella, and unlucky Lucifer struggle with a seemingly simple task: what to do with a community garden? Spoiler Alert! It gets messy. Peppered with "commercials" of the most devilish sort, this show is the culmination of ov…
 
Margaret’s chance encounter with a wounded fawn in the wild leads her on a dark, magical journey where she’ll learn “The Hazards of Love” firsthand. Join us as we weave this tragic folk-rock opera featuring Yali Puello, Julianne Schaub, Alyssa Al-Dooki, Wyatt Flynn, Jenn Adams, and Linden Curhart. The Hazards of Love will be available to watch both…
 
Everyone has a story to tell...... This piece offers ten confession-like monologues delivered by a group of individuals who talk to us about love, disappointment, and transgression. They yearn to make sense of the circumstances that life is tossing their way. Journey with us through these darkly comedic, unusual and alluring tales about the absurdi…
 
Directed by Brett Ashley Robinson Featuring Kimie Muroya, Nathan Alford-Tate, Pax Ressler, Eleni Delopoulos, and Cathy Simpson The Ever Present, a fantastical, family-friendly new play written by award-winning playwright and author R. Eric Thomas, centers on a South Philly vacant lot that turns out to be more than meets the eye. Enter Pashmina Pare…
 
Do you suck at trivia? Feel like you never get any questions right? Always down on yourself for being on a losing team? Then you’d fit right in at Gilligan Gigs Again, a trivia cabaret on radical self-acceptance. With former rock tambourinist Gilligan Gideon as your host, you can rest assured you won’t be the dumbest person in the room. Join us at …
 
Begin your journey in an 8,000 square foot abandoned laboratory building, at 2nd and Spring Garden streets, where expert researchers are trying to understand what the mysterious Dr. Livingston was working on and determine if there is anything to salvage before the building is demolished. You will quickly find clues from nonsensical scribblings that…
 
OLD CITY JEWISH ARTS CENTER Presents: A Golem Sleeps and Wakes in the Mourning WHERE: Old City Jewish Arts Center, 119 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA WHEN: Opening is First Friday, June 4th, 2021 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Gallery open Thursdays 4pm - 8pm, Fridays 11am - 5pm, Saturdays 11am - 8pm, and Sundays 11:00am - 5:00pm and by appointment through…
 
Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner – talking shit, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space with his own agenda and derails their plans. Award-winning playwright Antoinette Nwandu purposely crafts language that many deem “profane” into poetic a…
 
Ruth & Estelle: On a winter night in 2014, while rehearsing for a holiday cabaret, Amanda Jill Robinson and Jenna Pinchbeck started playing around as two spunky, big-hearted, open-minded broads with a love of cocktails, bagels, and rock n’ roll. They never could have imagined that six years later, these women would not only teach and entertain, but…
 
Theatre Philadelphia presents Philly Theatre Week: a celebration of artists, organizations, and audiences that have made Greater Philadelphia one of the most vibrant theatre regions in the nation. Audiences will have an opportunity to try unique events from our theatre community through a series of virtual and non-traditional productions, readings,…
 
This adorable real-life couple will serenade audiences with moving duets, unique interpretations of classical musical theatre pieces, and more. Enjoy a virtual cabaret curated by this adorably talented couple. We loved having them in our Spotlight Series so much that we brought them back to brighten your living room. Featuring jazz, love songs, sur…
 
Hear ye, hear ye! #KnightlifeRenFaire returns to the digital realm! Join in the spring-time merriment from the comfort of your home as entertainers dazzle with music, art, dance, combat, and beyond streaming from The Hum'n'bards Theater Troupe Facebook page. Beginning at 5pm, we will feature artisans to demonstrate their craft. You will have the ch…
 
ABOUT ZOO MOTEL How many secrets can one room hold? Step into this virtual odyssey that combines interactive live theater, gripping storytelling, cinematic illusions, and magic all in one creative hour of surprises. Theatre Exile invites you to check into ZOO MOTEL, devised by director, designer, and performer Thaddeus Phillips in 2020 as a quarant…
 
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