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An action shot of QvK, with two actors, a Black woman and white man, leaping high in the air while swinging fencing swords.

Philly Fringe 2021: Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents QvK

The monologue matchup

For its contribution to the 2021 Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents a straightforward monologue battle . . . or is it? Jill Ivey reviews.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Reviews 2 minute read
A white man wearing a black suitcoat smiles joyfully behind a white table, his arms splayed excitedly, waving a smartphone.

Philly Fringe 2021: Brian Feldman Projects presents #txtshow (on the internet)

What is theater?

Brian Feldman’s 2021 Fringe entry gathers the audience in a digital space, like many other Covid-era productions, but leaves us with big questions about the nature of the art form. Alaina Johns reviews.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Reviews 3 minute read
Mae West poses on a platform, their legs pointed in the air with glittery heels, a stripper pole behind them.

Philly Fringe 2021: $7 Girl, Motel Montana, and Dr. Livingston Presents RUB HARDER

Let's dance about sex

Josh Herren reviews three movement-based works that explore sexual connection in this year's Fringe Festival.
Josh Herren

Josh Herren

Reviews 4 minute read
Actor Kirsten Quinn, a white woman in an olive-green blouse, is seen in profile looking thoughtfully at an old photo.

Philly Fringe 2021: Irish Heritage Theatre presents Dermot Bolger’s The Holy Ground

Ordinary life, extraordinary play

In telling the story of a small life that nonetheless contains big emotions, Fringe Festival entry The Holy Ground captures what Irish Heritage Theatre does best. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 3 minute read
A blurry photo close-up of a young white woman’s face. An orange banner at the bottom has black text: “Cannonball Festival”

Philly Fringe 2021: the Cannonball Festival presents Corinna Burns’s Bind

Welcome to the dungeon

Writer/performer Corinna Burns presents Bind, her memoir about surviving Philly in the 90s as a dominatrix, part of the Philly Fringe’s new Cannonball Festival. Corey Qureshi reviews.
Corey Qureshi

Corey Qureshi

Reviews 3 minute read

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Seen from behind, a woman in a black dress places red-gloved hands on her lower back. She’s next to huge rusty steel beams.

Philly Fringe 2021: Asimina Chremos presents The Engine

Ticket to another time

Asimina Chremos conducts audiences to a time when trains were running at the Rail Park in The Engine, her new Fringe piece. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Reviews 2 minute read
A screenshot of a Zoom meeting has two white men, a white woman, and Black man. They all have serious expressions.

Philly Fringe 2021: Spin Cycle and JCS Theater Company present Adjust the Procedure

Theatrical cause of death

A story that brings four university administrators together after a tragedy on their Covid-era campus proves that the minutiae of academia do not make for drama on Zoom. Brad Rothbart reviews.
Brad Rothbart

Brad Rothbart

Reviews 3 minute read
A barefoot white man with gray hair, wearing a blue suit, stands with his hands folded at a lectern on a nighttime beach.

Philly Fringe 2021: New Paradise Laboratories presents Whit MacLaughlin’s 707 Hazardous Moves

A masterful return to the stage

New Paradise Laboratories founder Whit MacLaughlin is back onstage for the first time since 1996, exploring the poem that might be his salvation in 707 Hazardous Moves. Merilyn Jackson reviews.
Merilyn Jackson

Merilyn Jackson

Reviews 3 minute read
On a black background, a woman at a table lifts a glass, and appears to sit beside another person in a projected image nearby

Philly Fringe 2021: Nichole Canuso Dance Company presents Being/With

Alone, but together, too

Performed for an audience of two, on opposite ends of the city, Nichole Canuso’s Being/With is less of a performance and more of an experience. Jill Ivey reviews.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Reviews 3 minute read
Title in stylized black letters. Gears, a teapot, and Alice silhouetted around the title, colorful clock in the background.

Philly Fringe 2021: Gamiotics Studios presents Saving Wonderland

A puzzling sense of wonder

Saving Wonderland, an interactive experience, falls short with antiquated immersive theater mechanics and an uninspired narrative. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Reviews 3 minute read