SoLow Fest 2020: Yannick Trapman-O’Brien presents ‘The Telelibrary Travel Agency’
Theater, trivia, experiment
This globetrotting choose-your-own-adventure experience is interactive theater through your phone, running as part of this year’s SoLow Fest. Michelle Nugent reviews.
DVAA presents ‘Colors of Hope’ in its new virtual gallery space
Almost like being there
South Philly’s Da Vinci Art Alliance debuts an exhibition for the COVID era. ‘Colors of Hope,’ now up in the all-digital Gallery X, reminds us that better times are ahead. Pamela Forsythe reviews.
BalletX presents the Virtual Works & Process Series
Dance for our moment
Originally commissioned to be performed at the Guggenheim, this series of short dance films features BalletX artists finding their way on unexpected stages. Merilyn Jackson reviews.
As the Rizzo statue goes down, ‘40 Years of Rocky’ reflects on Philly’s past
A tale of two statues
A new short documentary, ‘40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic,’ examines a movie that tells one story of Philadelphia. Are we writing a new history this month? Stephen Silver considers.
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.
‘Little Weirds’ by Jenny Slate
Permission to wander
Actor, comedian, and writer Jenny Slate’s Little Weirds, a vulnerable and tender collection of offbeat essays, explores friendship, self-love, divorce, freedom, and just being a total weirdo. Christina Anthony reviews.
PHLAFF presents José Carlos García and Carlos Granda’s ‘Identidad’
Unity through fútbol
‘Identidad (As We Are),’ screened online at the 2020 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, reflects on Peru’s tumultuous history leading up to its 2018 return to the FIFA World Cup. Christina Anthony reviews.
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OperaDelaware presents ‘Drive-Through Arias’
The drive to listen
OperaDelaware made its first foray into pandemic-era performance with ‘Drive-Through Arias,’ a three-performance program featuring a trio of singers bringing opera’s greatest hits to the parking lot. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Scrambling to understand nonprofit arts funding? Here’s what you need to know
The creativity to survive
Nonprofit arts funding can be confusing and daunting, especially as City Council debates eliminating the Philadelphia Cultural Fund in a COVID-19 austerity budget. But there are possibilities and resources. Alix Rosenfeld busts the myths and provides the facts.
Works & Process Artists Virtual Commission Series presents ‘Storm’
Dancing when the days keep coming
‘Storm,’ a performance of the Works & Process Artists Virtual Commission Series, packs emotional punch into a short solo dance now streaming free on YouTube. Melissa Strong reviews.