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Paige Price. (Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Theatre Company.)

Will Paige Price make or break Philadelphia Theatre Company?

Coming down the mountain

When Paige Price took the helm of a floundering Philadelphia Theatre Company, she steered toward safer financial waters. But will that keep the company afloat? A.D. Amorosi considers.
A.D. Amorosi

A.D. Amorosi

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The arts and artists: Stuck in the middle. (Illustration for BSR by Hannah Kaplan)

Art, politics, and the National Endowment for the Arts

The Crossing at the crossroads

Kathryn Taylor, board president of The Crossing, a chamber choir, says worries about losing NEA funding keep her -- and other arts board members -- awake at night.
Kathryn Taylor Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

Kathryn Taylorand Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

Articles 4 minute read
Aerial view of Drexel University and West Philadelphia circa 1985. (Photo courtesy of Drexel University Archives)

Drexel University's Westphal College presents 125 Years: Drexel & the City

More than a retrospective

Drexel University looks back at 125 years of its changing landscape with an immersive exhibition that blends past, present, and future. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Articles 4 minute read
Azuka Theatre's pay-what-you-decide production of <em>Moth</em> was a success. (Photo by AustinArt.org)

Azuka Theatre's season of pay-what-you-decide ticketing

What price art?

Azuka Theatre's 2016-17 pay-what-you-decide season will depend entirely on the kindness of strangers (and friends). Alix Rosenfeld examines the pros and cons of this approach.
Alix Rosenfeld

Alix Rosenfeld

Articles 5 minute read
Commedia dell'infante (Illustration for BSR by Mike Jackson of alrightmike.com)

What changes when working artists become parents

The art in parenting and parenting in art

Seth Reichgott speaks with a few of Philadelphia's theater artist/parents about the ways in which having children affected their careers.
Seth Reichgott Illustration by Mike Jackson

Seth Reichgottand Illustration by Mike Jackson

Articles 4 minute read
Elizabeth Gilligan's knockout (as in, "Mama said knock you out") collection. (Photo by Chris Tyler Siracusa)

Drexel University's 2016 student fashion show

Back to fashion's future

Drexel University fashion design program is now ranked third in the nation. Former designer Stacia Friedman muses about what might have been.
Stacia Friedman

Stacia Friedman

Articles 4 minute read
Art for art's sake. (Photo by ExpiredPopsicle, via DeviantArt.com)

Tom Purdom on income inequality and the creative class

And the geek shall inherit the Earth

Is the rise of the creative class also one of the causes of the rise in income inequality? Tom Purdom makes a compelling case.
Tom Purdom

Tom Purdom

Articles 4 minute read
Vox Pop's home on 11th Street: Refuge from commercial pressures?

Should artists run their own galleries?

Stayin’ alive (and stayin’ creative)

What draws artists to Philadelphia? The relatively low cost of living is one obvious answer. But so is the prevalence of co-ops— galleries where artists themselves have a stake in the ownership of the business.
Matt Bevilacqua

Matt Bevilacqua

Articles 3 minute read
High-end computers are linked to a plotter. (Both photos courtesy of Vectorworks, Inc.)

The Philadelphia Design Center opens in West Philadelphia

Affordable working space for theater professionals

The new Philadelphia Design Center offers a coworking space that gives theatrical designers both space and access to high-tech design aids.
Naomi Orwin

Naomi Orwin

Articles 3 minute read
Light is Lyn Godley’s medium; her work combines fine art and industrial design. (All photos by Pamela J. Forsythe)

Fresh Artists hosts the first Cool Jobs Expo

Middle-schoolers meet the creative economy

Fresh Artists, which supports art education in underfunded schools, held a job expo that introduced middle-schoolers to artists working in a variety of mediums.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Articles 3 minute read