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A black and white photo of MLK, straight faced, a microphone in front of him in an outdoor setting.

The Weekly Roundup, January 12-19

Finding the blueprint with MLK speeches

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, Kyle V. Hiller considers what the blueprint will be for 2022 and beyond via a series of speeches from the civil rights activist.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Articles 7 minute read
Scott Greer and Jennifer Childs singing onstage together with a yellow-fringed red curtain behind them.

1812 Productions presents Jennifer Childs and Scott Greer’s Two Outta Three

Staging the empty nest

In Two Outta Three, Jennifer Childs and Scott Greer become empty nesters and explore what's next with their signature humor and charm. Jill Ivey reviews.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Reviews 3 minute read
A group of about six women dressed in Nutcracker inspired outfits tap dance on stage, captured mid-song.

The Weekly Roundup, December 8-15

‘LESS IS MORE’, Looking for Light with IJ, ‘Tapcracker’ and other holiday festivities

Unique takes on holiday classics, an online concert from Intercultural Journeys,, art from Makeba Rainey, and more this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 5 minute read
Wisher, a Black woman, sings on stage w/ a mic, her head tilted and eyes closed. Instruments, players are blurred behind her

The Weekly Roundup, December 1-8

First Friday at the Barnes, healing with Theatre Exile, ¡Parranda!, and more

Yolanda Wisher & the Afroeaters pay a visit to the Barnes, a restorative healing workshop at Theatre Exile, Jingle Jawn, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read

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A headshot of Cameron Kelsall, a white man in his 30s. He has very short dark hair and wears a button-down shirt.

The BSR Podcast, Season 6, Episode 6: Cameron Kelsall on the theater critic's job

Catching up with one of BSR's core theater critics

BSR podcaster Darnelle Radford gets theater critic Cameron Kelsall in the digital studio for this chat about why it's OK to narrow your focus, what the critic's job really is, and more.
Darnelle Radford

Darnelle Radford

Podcast 1 minute read
A portrait shot of Kyle V. Hiller smiling.

The BSR Podcast, Season 6, Episode 5: Kyle V. Hiller on laying the foundations

Catching up with BSR's associate editor

BSR podcaster Darnelle Radford gets associate editor Kyle V. Hiller in the digital studio for this chat about what we build without even realizing it, the real BSR agenda, and more.
Darnelle Radford

Darnelle Radford

Podcast 0 minute read
A headshot of Alaina, a white woman in her 30s. She has blonde hair, purple glasses, and a purple sweater. She is smiling.

The BSR Podcast, Season 6, Episode 4: Alaina Johns on the art scene future

Catching up with BSR's editor-in-chief

BSR podcaster Darnelle Radford gets editor-in-chief Alaina Johns in the digital studio for this chat about how our team handled the shutdowns, what we need to watch for in the future of arts funding, and, of course, the latest at BSR.
Darnelle Radford

Darnelle Radford

Podcast 1 minute read
Neil Bardhan looks at the camera and smiles; he's leaning against a brick wall with the background out of focus

The BSR Podcast, Season 6, Episode 3: Neil Bardhan Returns

Catching up with BSR's executive director

BSR podcaster Darnelle Radford gets executive director Neil Bardhan in the digital studio for this chat about why Philly is delicious, why Darnelle feels awkward lately, and, of course, the latest at BSR.
Darnelle Radford

Darnelle Radford

Podcast 0 minute read
'The Ever Present by R. Eric Thomas' at the image's top. A hot air balloon carries a b&w building over a partly cloudy sky.

The BSR Podcast, Season 5, Episode 12: R. Eric Thomas and the world premiere of The Ever Present

Is that a dinosaur loose in South Philly?

Today on the podcast, writer R. Eric Thomas stops by to talk with host Darnelle Radford about his new family-friendly play, The Ever Present, a piece that shines a light on our collective history as the world continues to change.
Darnelle Radford

Darnelle Radford

Podcast 0 minute read
Brown, a Black woman, and Goraczko, a white man, look towards each other in a well-lit room, art canvases are around them.

The Weekly Roundup, September 29-October 5

Mural Arts Month, Philadelphia Orchestra, WHITE, and the Virtual Latino Arts Festival

Celebrating and meditating on mural art, Our City, Your Orchestra returns, and James Ijames's WHITE is presented by Villanova Theatre. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read