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Gary L. Day

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BSR Contributor Since August 6, 2013

Gary L. Day (he/him pronouns) is a produced playwright who lives in West Philadelphia.

Gary L. Day is a produced playwright whose work has appeared in Dallas, New York and Philadelphia. In his diverse past lives he has been an editor, reporter, critic, comic artist, director, actor, designer, bar manager and sex show emcee. Now he's just an office administrator for a stage equipment company in Center City.

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Artistic legitimacy to the decorative arts: Joan Miró’s ‘Rhythmic Figures (Personnages rythmiques), or Woman and Birds.’ (Image courtesy of the Barnes Foundation. For additional credit info, see below.)

The Barnes presents ‘Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray’

The art of fabric

A new exhibition at the Barnes shows how Marie Cuttoli enlisted the talents of some of the 20th century’s biggest artists to help revive and redefine the art of the French tapestry. Gary Day reviews.
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Protecting us from the world, or protecting the world from us? Karyn Olivier’s ‘Fortified.’ (Image courtesy of the artist.)

ICA presents Karyn Olivier’s ‘Everything That’s Alive Moves’

Moving monuments

Karyn Olivier’s epic exhibition at ICA looks at monuments: what they mean, and what they could mean. Gary Day reviews.
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A clear crowd-pleaser: choreographer Ephrat Asherie performs with the ensemble of her company in ‘Odeon.’ (Photo by Matthew Murphy.)

The Annenberg Center and NextMove dance present Ephrat Asherie’s ‘Odeon’

A Saturday night in the city

Ephrat Asherie’s exuberant choreography in the Philly premiere of ‘Odeon’ brought the normally staid Annenberg audience to its feet. Gary Day reviews.
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Genius collaborators: composer John Cage, dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham, and artist Robert Rauschenberg. (Photo © Douglas Jeffrey; courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.)

Alla Kovgan’s ‘Cunningham’

Dancing ahead of his time

Filmmaker Alla Kovgan’s new biography examines how choreographic genius Merce Cunningham transformed modern dance. Gary Day reviews.
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Desperate for something fresh at the holidays? Here comes Chris Davis. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

Chris Davis presents ‘One-Man Nutcracker’

A welcome holiday tonic

With ‘One-Man Nutcracker,’ Chris Davis brings some welcome grown-up wit to the hoary holiday chestnut. Gary L. Day reviews.
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From 1964 to today: ‘Up’ subject Jackie Bassett. (Image courtesy of the BBC.)

Michael Apted’s ‘63 Up’

55 years later

Director Michael Apted’s 55-year social experiment on film ends with a powerful lesson about the wisdom age can bring. Gary Day reviews.
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Carolyn Harper creates tapestry-like drama with her pieces. (Photo courtesy of the artist.)

Muse Gallery presents ‘Look Me In the Eye: Portraits of Homelessness’

Making us see

Carolyn Harper’s fabric-based work, now on view at Muse Gallery, compels a close look at what some would rather not see. Gary Day reviews.
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A survivor, not a victim: Melvil Poupaud portrays Alexandre in ‘By the Grace of God.’ (Photo courtesy of Music Box Films.)

François Ozon’s 'By the Grace of God'

A survivor’s story

François Ozon’s docudrama, ‘By the Grace of God,’ is based on a true story of a group of men who took on the priest who sexually abused them as children, and the Catholic hierarchy that tried to protect him. Gary Day reviews.
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What do scientists do, and why, and how? Meet Jim Allison. (Photo by LeAnn Muelle.)

Bill Haney’s ‘Jim Allison: Breakthrough’

The science of courage

‘Breakthrough,’ a new documentary from Bill Haney, follows Nobel laureate Jim Allison’s long search for a cancer cure, and his struggle to bring his discovery to the people who need it. Gary L. Day reviews.
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A complicated dreamer: David Wrigley as Nikola Tesla in ‘Tesla’s Dream.’ (Photo by Lendl Tellington; edited by John Brown.)

Philly Fringe 2019: The Franklin Institute presents Paul Taylor’s ‘Tesla’s Dream’

An electric mind

The Franklin Institute debuts a mixed-media Fringe Festival performance that explores Nikola Tesla’s erratic genius. Gary L. Day reviews.
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Shh—what’s hiding in the basement? (Image courtesy of Gunnar Montana.)

Philly Fringe 2019: Gunnar Montana’s ‘Basement’

Come downstairs—if you dare

‘BASEMENT,’ Gunnar Montana’s latest Fringe offering, choreographs a nightmare scenario of torture and murder. Gary Day reviews.
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Very different women: Elizabeth Debicki (left) as Virgina Woolf, and Gemma Arterton as Vita Sackville-West. (Image courtesy of IFC Films.)

Chanya Button’s ‘Vita & Virginia’

Vivat Virginia

Writer/director Chanya Button’s ‘Vita & Virginia’ tackles the tempestuous affair between the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf and the brash aristocrat Vita Sackville-West, and love’s literary legacy. Gary L. Day reviews.
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There was more to Mike Wallace than we knew. (Image courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.)

Avi Belkin’s ‘Mike Wallace Is Here’

The star of ‘60 Minutes’

Director Avi Belkin’s new documentary takes a close look at the infamous ‘60 Minutes’ interrogator, in search of what motivated him to redefine 20th-century journalism. Gary Day reviews.
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Look again: Bill Viola's 2005 'Ablutions,' a color video diptych on two flat-panel displays. (Image courtesy of the Barnes.)

The Barnes Foundation presents ‘The Art of Bill Viola’

Second screenings

In its first exhibition focusing on video art, the Barnes presents the work of video pioneer Bill Viola, who challenges his viewers to rethink how we look at what we see. Gary L. Day reviews.
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An art-world superstar, for better or worse. (Photo courtesy of Kino Lorbeer.)

Andrey M. Paounov’s ‘Walking on Water’

The miracle of the artist

Andrey M. Paounov’s documentary on Christo examines the artist’s process and explores the sometimes difficult consequences of the artist-as-celebrity—and as prima donna. Gary Day reviews.
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