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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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.
ICA presents Karyn Olivier’s ‘Everything That’s Alive Moves’
Karyn Olivier’s epic exhibition at ICA looks at monuments: what they mean, and what they could mean. Gary Day reviews.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chanya Button’s ‘Vita & 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.
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.
The Barnes Foundation presents ‘The Art of Bill Viola’
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.
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.