Corey Qureshi is a writer and musician based in Philadelphia. They're a Taurus who loves parenting, bread, Nintendo and generally cute animated things. They've published work in Voicemail Poems, Rigorous, bttr prss, and Imagoes: A Queer Anthology, among others. Find them at qboxo.github.io.
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Philly Fringe 2020: TONGUE presents ‘Currency’
The wild dance of the dollar
In TONGUE’s Fringe Festival entry, ‘Currency,’ we borrow the five stages of grief to explore capitalism. Corey Qureshi reviews.
Philly Fringe 2020: OhOk Performance Group presents ‘Do mirrors burn?’
Missing ourselves in others
OhOk Performance Group joins the Philly Fringe with an isolation-adapted video performance of ‘Do mirrors burn?’ that feels just right for quarantine. Corey Qureshi reviews.
Hulu presents season 2 of ‘Ramy’
Muslims in America
The second season of Hulu’s hit drama series ‘Ramy’ follows an Egyptian American family in New Jersey. Ramy Youssef’s protagonist makes a compelling antihero navigating violence, bias, and his own challenges with sex and love. Corey Qureshi reviews.
‘Transitional Times Transitional Body’ by M. Téllez
The bond of uncertain futures
'Transitional Times Transitional Body,' a Philly-based collection of speculative fiction, lifts traditional boundaries on bodies, relationships, and the choices we make to survive. Corey Qureshi reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: Anastassia Vertjanova presents Unorthodox Methods of Cosmic Flight
A DIY trip into space and singularity
Unorthodox Methods is a loud, stimulating exploration in singlehanded accomplishments. Through humor, it explores ideas of lineage, work vs play, and when to accept help from others. Corey Qureshi reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: the Cannonball Festival presents Corinna Burns’s Bind
Welcome to the dungeon
Writer/performer Corinna Burns presents Bind, her memoir about surviving Philly in the 90s as a dominatrix, part of the Philly Fringe’s new Cannonball Festival. Corey Qureshi reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: The Women’s Film Festival presents Animation Nation
Film shorts at the Fringe
In partnership with the Philly Fringe, the Women’s Film Festival screened Animation Nation, a collection of short films exploring parenting, family, and social power dynamics. Corey Qureshi reviews.
The Center for Art in Wood presents Extra-Human: The Art of Michael Ferris
Carved with love
Artist Michael Ferris offers an engaging, larger-than-life tribute to loved ones with his intricate wooden sculptures, now on view at Old City’s Center for Art in Wood. Corey Qureshi reviews.
Quintessence Theatre Group presents Eugène Ionesco’s The Chairs
A seat for the absurd
The Chairs, an early one-act masterpiece of absurdist theater from Eugène Ionesco, opens the 13th season of Mt. Airy’s Quintessence Theatre Group. Corey Qureshi reviews.
Theatre Exile presents Loy A. Webb’s The Light
A difficult proposal
It should be a wonderful night for Rashad and Genesis, but the couple’s complicated pasts come to the surface as they face their future in Theatre Exile’s production of The Light. Corey Qureshi reviews.