Philly Fringe 2019: Migration theory presents ‘Another Agatha’
Mothers, daughters, and the patron saint of rape survivors
The 2019 Fringe Festival presents Migration Theory’s tour de force ‘Another Agatha: A Myth of Perception,’ an immersive meditation on lost mothers; sexual assault; and Boise, Idaho. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Philly Fringe 2019: Blythely Oratonio and company at Late Night Snacks
Opera, drag, and pure electricity
The Fringe Festival’s Late Night Snacks presents the future of Drag Operatics in a South Philly auto-repair shop. Aaron Pond 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: The Digital Fringe presents ‘Voicemail Poems’
Poetry on the line
A curated selection of poetry from all over the world goes live for listeners as part of this year’s Digital Fringe. Michelle Nugent reviews.
Philly Fringe 2019: Dana Suleymanova presents ‘Dear qupid’
If Cupid landed in Love Park, what would you ask? Alaina Johns reviews the Fringe Festival’s ‘Dear qupid.’
Facing those back-to-school jitters as a teacher
Anxiety and joy in the classroom
Youngsters aren’t the only ones who feel nervous as the school year approaches. Teachers are facing their own challenges. Michelle Nugent considers her job in special education.
In the city of Philadelphia, to exist is to make music
Music is about watching the baton, following the notes, and controlling your sounds—a furtive tune in your own headphones, judged worthy by somebody else. Or is music something different? Aaron Pond considers.
What happened when ordinary people answered the immigration crisis in Clint, Texas?
For the children
Philly-based therapist and educator SaraKay Smullens couldn't bear to keep quiet when news broke of inhumane conditions inside a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, that housed hundreds of migrant children. Here's what happened next.
How do we make friends in adulthood—and why bother?
Love and friendship
How do your friendships evolve as you age, and how hard are you fighting to keep them? Christina Anthony considers.
How much time do we have left for bumping into barriers, at home and abroad?
Walls around the world
A summer trip to France and Israel is a privilege. It’s also a reminder of how easy it is to lose your center of gravity amid barriers old and new. Do we have time to tear them down? Anndee Hochman considers.