Good Good Comedy Theatre presents ‘Ur Mom Is Funny’
Pairing performers with parents
Good Good Comedy’s monthly variety show ‘Ur Mom Is Funny’ highlights family dysfunction, hysterical challenges, and heartfelt moments with hosts Pete Steele and Hannah Trav. Erin Dohony gets the story.
The Bearded Ladies present ‘All I Want for Christmas Is a Dead Chanteuse’
A revolutionary holiday
If we’re having Christmas in July, why not Bastille Day in December? The Bearded Ladies sang of revolution in a holiday-ish cabaret at World Café Live. Brad Rothbart reviews.
Teacher Action Group and Simpatico Theatre present ‘Philly Education Stories’
Tearing down school walls
When is theater-making activism? Philly’s Teacher Action Group and Simpatico Theatre teamed up to devise ‘Philly Education Stories,’ a performance co-created by teachers and students. Josh Herren considers.
Asian Arts Initiative and Qunify present Ali Asgar's ‘Roopbaan Reimagined'
You live in America in 2019
A unique performance from Bangladesh native Ali Asgar found the true roots of performance art while reimagining an ancient folktale for today. Brad Rothbart reviews.
First Person Arts Festival 2019 presents ‘#IMNOJANEDOE’
The 18th annual First Person Arts Festival presents ‘#IMNOJANEDOE,’ a celebration of stories from journalists and survivors who ignited the #MeToo movement. Christina Anthony considers.
The Center for Media at Risk presents ‘Meme Tactics’
The radical power of memes
By one definition, memes are elements of culture that we share widely within and beyond groups. What happens when memes are used for civic good? In an exhibit at the Center for Media at Risk, makers take a simultaneously global and local approach to defiant narratives hidden in plain sight. Emily Esten reviews.
Pseudonym Productions presents ‘DARK PASSAGE’
A Halloween-season pop-up performance in Callowhill may draw in ticket buyers looking for a haunted house, but this is something different. Alaina Johns considers.
They don’t know how I do it, but I love living alone
The choice that nobody thought she could make
Especially for women, living with others (and taking care of them) seems to be life’s proper default. But Michelle Nugent has other ideas.
Safety concerns at the Philly Fringe: does paying for a listing make it art?
Safety on the brain
One of this year’s independent Philly Fringe listings was a solo treatment session with a suburban psychologist who practices neurofeedback in his home office. Should it have been part of the festival? Wendy Rosenfield considers.
The 25th anniversary of Philadelphia’s International Locks Conference
The Locks Conference is a beloved, important Philadelphia institution that promotes art, entrepreneurship, health, and wellness. Crystal Sparrow reflects on its history, and how it parallels her own journey.