That Sounds Like A Job For You
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

That Sounds Like A Job For You

Act Name: That Sounds Like A Job For You

Running Time: 8 hours

Location: Dirty Frank’s

Accessibility: Functioning Bar. Dog Friendly, there are steps to enter the establishment

Description: The official debut of Dirty Frank's Dance Ensemble. A site-specific installation that may or may not occur at irregular intervals. An evolving performance that explores the space between memory, sound, oblivion and idealism.

Cast: Dirty Frank's Dance Ensemble

Seating: First Come, First Served Bar

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 76

Additional Venue Notes: Come Prepared to Observe and Engage as a Bar Patron

Dates and Times: Monday, Sept 9 and Monday, Sept 30. 4pm to Midnight.

BIO. Brought together through the vagaries of time and desire, Dirty Frank's Dance Ensemble is a spontaneous and highly disciplined group of artists, punks and music lovers.

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Practicing Performance
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Practicing Performance

Act Name: Practicing Performance 

Running Time:  4 hours

Location:  Panorama Philly, Philadelphia (5213 Grays Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143)

Accessibility: 

Description: This is not a performance, but an exchange and sharing for artists in the community. We come together to practice things that we have yet to make or that's in our head. Over the course of the afternoon, we will share practices, scores, discuss art-making, the future of our field by doing, dancing and daydreaming. Practicing Performance was a 2- week intensive in 2017. This year we would like to share this experience with the Philly community by offering a workshop. Below is the link to our website: www.practicingperformance.com Please send us an email at practicingperformance@gmail.com if you wish to participate and be present. And also if you'd like to propose a practice/score/discussion/... We will be updating the website with the information that we receive.

Cast: We (Katie Vickers + Albert Quesada) will facilitate for all artists who want to join.

Seating: Seated and/or Standing first come first serve, no RSVP tickets

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 50

Additional Venue Notes: 

Dates and Times: Sunday Sept 29 12-4pm

BIO. Katie Vickers and Albert Quesada are two artists that recently moved to Philadelphia after working and living together in Brussels, Belgium. Katie is a 2014 graduate of P.A.R.T.S. and 2010 graduate of The Ohio State University. Albert trained at MDT (Amsterdam) and PARTS (Brussels) after his studies of philosophy and multimedia engineering in Barcelona. They have danced for many artists in Europe and have both toured their choreography around the world.
Together they co-direct two educational programs in the USA: the Performing Arts Intensive at Mercersburg Academy, and Practicing Performance.

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Amplified Heat
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Amplified Heat

Act Name:  Amplified Heat

Running Time: 45 minutes

Location: Pilot+Projects - 1719 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19125

Accessibility: Our main gallery entrance is not ADA accessible and has a large step, however a ramp can be made available at the residential entrance to the north of the gallery (entry through studio is the back entrance to gallery).

Description: In the new work Amplified Heat, Academy Records presents a 16mm film, projected, with original score and script performed live. Loosely structured as a series of excursions into real and remembered landscapes, the 45-minute artwork is composed of original footage interlaced with found footage. Synced with the film, the performance consists of a stereo electric guitar composition, sound effects and live script reading. As a unified experience, the multimedia Amplified Heat functions like a lyric essay, poetically meditating on themes of nostalgia (for what is real and imagined); loss of memory (personal and collective); and decay (of landscapes, civilizations and traditions, as well as humans’ relationships to such grand entities).

Cast: Stephen Lacy

Seating: Seated and/or Standing first come first serve, no RSVP tickets

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 50

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: 7pm - 9/28/2019

BIO. Academy Records is an artistic platform that manifests site-specific installations, stages live performances, and exhibits visual artworks composed with various media, including but not limited to film, music/sound, sculpture, drawing and printed ephemera. Helmed by Stephen Lacy, Academy Records points to the relationships between media—that which is performed, recorded and distributed—and physical environments.

Stephen Lacy lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. As Academy Records, Lacy has exhibited as part of deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum’s New England Biennial and the Whitney Biennial in New York City, and presented solo shows and performances at Actual Size Los Angeles, GRIN Contemporary, Greenlease Gallery, Gallery Wassermuhle, Herron School of Art, Art Gallery of Knoxville, Hyde Park Art Center and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among other venues. He has been artist-in-residence at Good Hatchery in Ireland, Center for Land Use Interpretation in Utah, and Kunstlersta e Stuhr in Germany. Academy Records projects have been discussed in Artforum, Art in America, Artnews, Artnet News, Art New England, Boston Globe, Bull Tongue, New York Times, NPR and WIRE Magazine, among other outlets. Lacy is Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Design at Providence College.

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Kudler/Giswaldi
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Kudler/Giswaldi

Act Name:  Kudler/Giswaldi

Running Time: 45 minutes

Location: Pilot+Projects - 1719 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, PA

Accessibility: Our main gallery entrance is not ADA accessible and has a large step, however a ramp can be made available at the residential entrance to the north of the gallery (entry through studio is the back entrance to gallery).

Description: The movement and sound duo of Christina Gesualdi and Jesse Kudler present a work that has coalesced and diffused a few times over the past year. The Philly-based performers explore the inter-dependence and inter-relations of sound and movement, with the boundaries between dancer and accompanist deliberately troubled. Tools and approaches vary with process, incorporating voice, electronics, recordings, microphones, percussion, acoustic guitar, computer, stillness, durational modes of moving, falling off center, yielding to gravity, and moving with a plural sense of front.

Cast: Christina Gesualdi and Jesse Kudler

Seating: Seated and/or Standing first come first serve, no RSVP tickets

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 50

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: September 28, 2019 - 7pm

BIO.

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non-linear: works-in-progress by black lgbtq artists
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

non-linear: works-in-progress by black lgbtq artists

Act Name:  non-linear: works-in-progress by black lgbtq artists

Running Time: < 2 hours

Location: Vox Populi, 319 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Accessibility: ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: events@voxpopuligallery.org or 215.238.1236

Description: An evening of theatre works-in-progress by black lgbtq artists. Healing is non-linear. Art-making is non-linear. Let's do both at the same time.

Cast: Curated by Briyana D. Clarel and Ang Bey. Produced by The Starfruit Project.

Seating: RSVP or just show up!

Ticket link IF you have: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/non-linear-work-in-progress-by-black-lgbtq-artists-tickets-68064584003

Capacity: 50

Additional Venue Notes: Seating is available.

Dates and Times: Monday, September 23rd at 7:30 pm

BIO. The Starfruit Project supports radical healing and brilliant growth through creative writing and performance programs that center queer and trans people of color.

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 Lilith and Her Demons
Sep
22
9:00 PM21:00

Lilith and Her Demons

Act Name:  Apartment 20

Running Time: 60 minutes

Location: Grey Lodge Pub, 6235 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135

Accessibility: We'll be using the second floor, which is only accessible by stairs.

Description: We're hosting a developmental lab to work on our new piece, Lilith and Her Demons. One day it will be a cohesive song cycle that adapts a collection of poems by the same name by Enid Dame for the stage. Right now, it's a series of experiments. We'll be having six lab sessions over five days, and invite you all to come see us work on the last day!

Cast: Stay tuned

Seating: Seated and/or Standing first come first serve, no RSVP tickets

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 40

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: September 22nd at 9pm

BIO. Apartment 20 is a new, ensemble theatre collective, committed to new work that emphasizes personal narrative, musicality, and unapologetically honest storytelling. Apartment 20 is interested in creating a community out of a rehearsal room, and inviting audiences into that community once a project reaches the stage. Each of the workshops and productions presented by Apartment 20 have been proposed by one or more of its residents, in an effort to investigate one unifying question....

"What song does ensemble sing that you hum in the dark?"

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Dr. Jawn's Comedy Variety Hour
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Dr. Jawn's Comedy Variety Hour

Act Name:  Dr. Jawn's Comedy Variety Hour

Running Time: 60 Minutes

Location: Tattooed Mom, 530 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Accessibility: The performance space is partially accessible to those who use mobility aids, but is not accessible for those who rely on wheelchairs since the only access point is up a flight of stairs, in addition to two small sets of steps in the middle of the 2nd floor.

Description: Dr. Jawn is hosting a Comedy Variety Hour which will be improvised on the spot! The audience will provide suggestions to a panel of comedians who will take those suggestions and turn them into a Variety Show with stories, art, standup, improv, and other jawns!

Cast: Tristan Wolfe, Z, Mike Germano, Rose Thomas, Pete Celona, Rick Horner, Neal King, Gaby Gonzalez, Lou Schonder, Ron Anderson, Gianna Colantuono, Christine Libre & Sarah Cummings

Seating: Seated and/or Standing first come first serve, no RSVP tickets

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: Seating for 45-55 jawns

Additional Venue Notes: Full beverage and food menu available. This show is 21+

Dates and Times: September 22, Doors at 6, Show at 7

BIO. Dr. Jawn's Comedy Variety Hour is a combination of artists: stand-ups, improvisors, sketch artists, and generally talented people.

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Things I'd Like To Do Instead Of Thinking About Men at FFPC
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Things I'd Like To Do Instead Of Thinking About Men at FFPC

Free Fringe Philly Cabaret presents...

Things I'd Like To Do Instead Of Thinking About Men

Sep 22nd - Sunday - 8pm

Doors 7pm

Show 8pm

Hang out after 9pm -- and on

"Things I'd Like To Do Instead Of Thinking About Men" is a web-series/phantasmagoria about a woman who disappears leaving behind a youtube show called "Things I'd Like To Do Instead Of Thinking About Men". Filmed this summer in Philly with all local actors, it dives into the mess of relationships and cultural conditioning.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/347436691.

Running time: 30 minutes (6 episodes, about 4-6 minutes each).

Written and directed by Irina Varina. Cinematography by Kate Raines.

Cast: Irina Varina, Christina Gesualdi, Scott Rodrigue, Kelly Filios, Anita Holland, Bianca Sanchez, Laura Vriend, Kevin Aoussou, Robert Weick, Vanessa Ogbuehi.

VENUE
Free Fringe Philly Cabaret
448 N. 10th St.
Philadelphia, PA

RSVP FREE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/things-id-like-to-do-instead-of-thinking-about-men-at-ffpc-tickets-69401948095

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Тоска
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Тоска

Act Name:  Тоска

Running Time: 45 Minutes

Location: Pilot + Projects 1719 N 5th St, Philadelphia PA, 19122

Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible

Description: A showing of the beginning stages of a performance about women with chronic illnesses and pain, and the struggle of finding a diagnosis and having to build your life around your body. We hope to provide a space of understanding and growth for the women involved and the audience. Come early to be a part of a short guided meditation alongside the cast.

Cast: Dana Capanna, Gina Williams, Kenwyn Samuel

Seating: Seated and/or Standing first come first serve, no RSVP tickets

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 50

Additional Venue Notes: Bring a blanket/pillow if you wish to meditate with us or sit on the floor (note: limited chairs available)

Dates and Times: September 22, 4pm (arrive early to take part in a short guided meditation with the cast)

BIO. We are representing women with chronic illnesses, pain, or diseases who have felt underrepresented or unheard by doctors, those close to them, and the world around us. Kenwyn Samuel, the director (and cast member) devised of this piece after struggling with the diagnoses of hypothyroidism and PCOS and dealing with daily pain that is still not diagnosed, and wanting to not only channel all of the frustration and depression that comes with this experience but also create a space for cathartic release for other women going through similar experiences.

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Walking with Charles
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Walking with Charles

Act Name: Walking with Charles

Running Time: 20 minutes

Location:  Various locations: Fairmount (20th and Vine); South Philadelphia (Broad and Washington); Center City (Northeast Corner of Rittenhouse Park); West Philadelphia (40th and Walnut).

Accessibility: Walking and motion involved. No steep inclines or hiking.

Description: Go on a walk with comedian, Charles Blyzniuk while he performs comedy about stuff the group walks by.

Cast: 

Seating: RSVP to reserve your spot,

Ticket link IF you have: Send an email to walkingwithcharles@gmail.com

Capacity: 10

Additional Venue Notes: Please email to reserve your spot. Exact location will be shared at confirmation.

Dates and Times: September 18, 20, 21, 8:00 PM, and 22nd 12:00pm

BIO. I've been doing stand-up for a little over 7 years. I love it. I love going for walks, too. I've been doing that longer than I have been doing stand-up. Sometimes, when I'm walking around I get ideas that I want to talk about, and some of these thoughts can make it into my stand up material, but a lot of them just pop up and then pass by. I want to do this show in order to share those thoughts that I think are interesting and funny, but not ready for my act yet. Now that I'm writing this out, I can see how it might be a bad idea.


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Rebekah Rickards Presents Home Show at Free Fringe Philly Cabaret
Sep
21
9:30 PM21:30

Rebekah Rickards Presents Home Show at Free Fringe Philly Cabaret

Act Name:   Rebekah Rickards Presents Home Show at Free Fringe Philly Cabaret

Running Time: 60 Minutes

Location: Free Fringe Philly Cabaret, 448 n. 10th

Accessibility:

Description: Home Show is an original, one woman comedy show written and performed by Rebekah Rickards. The show is a mixed medium performance experience incorporating music, dance, film, and interactive improvisation. Rebekah will perform 5 different characters, with a variety of video sketches in between for a diverse and uniquely entertaining show!

Cast: Rebekah Rickards

Seating: Seating and standing room

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 60

Additional Venue Notes: Bar with drinks for sale, and snacks.

Dates and Times: September 21, 9:30

BIO.Virginia Beach native, Rebekah Rickards, has been a dance educator, performing artist, and choreographer for over a decade. Her artistic voice continues to find connections between her various expressions of interests including; dance, comedy, film, storytelling, and shared human experience.

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Rebekah Rickards Presents Home Show at Free Fringe Philly Cabaret
Sep
21
9:30 PM21:30

Rebekah Rickards Presents Home Show at Free Fringe Philly Cabaret

Free Fringe Philly Cabaret presents...

Rebekah Rickard's Home Show

Sep 21st - Saturday - 9:30pm

**please note Home Show will perform after our 8pm even, Girl Poop (https://www.facebook.com/events/2575249205861323/)

Home Show is an original, one woman comedy show written and performed by Rebekah Rickards. The show is a mixed medium performance experience incorporating music, dance, film, and interactive improvisation. Rebekah will perform 5 different characters, with a variety of video sketches in between for a diverse and uniquely entertaining show!

VENUE
Free Fringe Philly Cabaret
448 N. 10th St.
Philadelphia, PA

RSVP FREE

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Ben Franklin Sex Party
Sep
21
8:30 PM20:30

Ben Franklin Sex Party

Act Name:  Ben Franklin Sex Party

Running Time: 50 minutes

Location: Pilot + Projects 1719 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19125

Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.

Description: Founding Father of Fornication, Ben Franklin, invites you to his secret sex party. It's your civic duty! This is a time-traveling romp, a race against...time... to save us from sexual shame and the impending doom of late stage syphilis. Early beginnings of a new work by Sarah Knittel.

Cast: Co-written by Sarah Knittel and Bradley Kristian Wrenn. Performed by Sarah Knittel

Seating: Seated or Standing RSVP with a link (please include link in the next question)

Ticket link IF you have: email for reservation at sarahknittel@gmail.com

Capacity: 30

Additional Venue Notes: BYOB

Dates and Times: Friday 9/13, Saturday 9/14. Friday 9/20, Saturday 9/21 all at 8:30

BIO. Sarah Knittel (Ben Franklin, slut, co-writer)- One of “Philly Actors Who Are Better Than You (at acting)…” (Phindie) The creator of NIGHTMARE FUEL, which garnered four stars in Edinburgh Fringe and won the "Spirit of the Fringe" award in the Cincinnati Fringe. She has worked with Antigravity Theater Project, Pig Iron Theater, Philadelphia Artists Collective, Johnny Shortcake, Hedgerow, Curio, N Crowd and Hella Fresh. Graduate of the Pig Iron School Advanced Performance Training for Physical and Devised Theater and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.


Bradley Wrenn (slut, co-writer) is an director, actor and writer based in Philadelphia. He is co-artistic director of The Berserker Residents a company dedicated to alternative comedy. His work has been hailed as “daft, ephemeral and joyous” by the Scotsman and he has been praised for his “refusal to relinquish that unrefined creative spirit” by the New York Times. He's been presented and in residence at the Abraham’s Art Center, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, FringeArts, The Assembly, ASU Gammage, The University of the Arts and The Annenberg Center. As an actor in Philadelphia he has performed with: Mum PuppetTheatre, Enchantment Theater Company, Theater Horizon, Shakespeare in Clark Park and Lantern Theater Co.

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Walking with Charles
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Walking with Charles

Act Name: Walking with Charles

Running Time: 20 minutes

Location:  Various locations: Fairmount (20th and Vine); South Philadelphia (Broad and Washington); Center City (Northeast Corner of Rittenhouse Park); West Philadelphia (40th and Walnut).

Accessibility: Walking and motion involved. No steep inclines or hiking.

Description: Go on a walk with comedian, Charles Blyzniuk while he performs comedy about stuff the group walks by.

Cast: 

Seating: RSVP to reserve your spot,

Ticket link IF you have: Send an email to walkingwithcharles@gmail.com

Capacity: 10

Additional Venue Notes: Please email to reserve your spot. Exact location will be shared at confirmation.

Dates and Times: September 18, 20, 21, 8:00 PM, and 22nd 12:00pm

BIO. I've been doing stand-up for a little over 7 years. I love it. I love going for walks, too. I've been doing that longer than I have been doing stand-up. Sometimes, when I'm walking around I get ideas that I want to talk about, and some of these thoughts can make it into my stand up material, but a lot of them just pop up and then pass by. I want to do this show in order to share those thoughts that I think are interesting and funny, but not ready for my act yet. Now that I'm writing this out, I can see how it might be a bad idea.


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Girl Poop at Free Fringe Philly Cabaret
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Girl Poop at Free Fringe Philly Cabaret

Free Fringe Philly Cabaret presents...

Girl Poop

Sep 21st - Friday - 8pm

Doors 7pm

Show 8pm

Hang out after 9pm -- and on

Girl Poop is a femme foursome specializing in Pussy Pop Rock. Serving original tunes about sex, shame, self love, and secret pleasures, these pop queens deliver a high octane sugar rush that will leave you wet and stuck to your seats.

VENUE
Free Fringe Philly Cabaret
448 N. 10th St.
Philadelphia, PA

FREE RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-poop-at-free-fringe-philly-cabaret-tickets-68725374445

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INK
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

INK

Act Name: INK

Running Time: 65 minutes

Location: CSZ Theater at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.

Accessibility: ADA accessible

Description: INK: Tell us your indelible stories.

Whether you have a tattoo, want one, or would never get one, Tongue & Groove invites you to share the words and images that are etched in your heart...or on your skin. Inspired by your anonymous submissions, the actors improvise a montage of scenes and monologues exploring life and relationships.

Pre-Show! 30 minutes prior to curtain: come connect and share tattoo stories, plus free Henna tattoos by 'Stay Groovy with Henna' and free temporary tattoos!

Cast: Seth Reichgott, Megan Bellwoar, Fred Siegel, Joy Weir, Matt Lydon, Mikey Matchesky, Cecelia Ziman-DeStefano, Bobbi Block, Tanesha Ford, Beth Dougherty, Carol Moog

Seating: must email box office to be put onto guest list, first come first served; 10 seats per show

Ticket link IF you have: email: tgimprov@gmail.com

Capacity: 10 tickets FREE for each show. First come first serve, please email to get your free ticket!

Additional Venue Notes: General Admission Theater Seating

Dates and Times: Sept 6 @ 8pm; Sept 13 @ 8pm; Sept 13 @ 10pm; Sept 18 @ 7pm; Sept 20 @ 10pm; Sept 21 @ 5pm

BIO. Tongue & Groove has been around for 13 years, connecting people through the collaborative experience of creating improvised theater. Press: "Hilarious and fearless." (PhillyWeekly); "Dazzling" (Philly Inquirer); "Improv or not, this is great theater, acted with soul-baring sincerity, intelligence and humor -- go see this!" (Philly City Paper)

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Chimera: Three Mad Rituals
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Chimera: Three Mad Rituals

Act Name: Chimera: Three Mad Rituals 

Running Time: 90 minutes

Location: Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132

Description: The Chimera. A mythical creature made of three bound animals all connected to build something new. Or something wished for that is, eventually, impossible to achieve. It is also a journey in three parts, each one inspired by what has come before. 

It is a relationship examined, a dive into the intricacies that bind two people together or pull them apart.

It is a town explored, a travel on the wind through shop windows, balcony blinds, and weathered fence posts to find the shared spirit.

It is a world traveled, discovering a universe filled with possibility, interwoven with vibrant strokes of energy and motion and light. 

Join the cast of Chimera as they artfully guide you through three back to back to back improv formats in one 90 minute show. Created by the legendary Del Close, this show is like no other improv show you've seen. 

Examine a relationship. Explore a town. Travel a world. Take a journey

Cast: Andrea Duffy, Shannon DeVido, Sarah Clemency, Tara Kaushal, Greg Kasse, Olivia Kram, Phil Impriano, Steve Norris Jr, Cecilia Watson, Gina Gennari

Seating: Seated and/or Standing first come first serve, no RSVP tickets

Capacity: 30

Additional Venue Notes: BYOB

Dates and Timess: Saturday Sept 21, 5pm, Sunday Sept 22, 5pm

BIO.

People should check this out because it’s really a challenge, and it’s strange and beautiful, and it’s improv, but it’s also ART and theater, and nothing like it is being done in the city right now. Three improv forms back to back, ninety minutes, no breaks, high entertainment. 

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Dawn Phenomenon
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Dawn Phenomenon

Act Name: Dawn Phenomenon

Running Time: Up to 60 minutes

Location: Columbus Square Park, 13th Street between Wharton and Reed, meet by benches on reed street, across from Theatre Exile’s fancy new archway sign.

Description: Dawn is a Phenomenon. Dawn is an artist. Dawn is a mess. Dawn was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes exactly ONE YEAR AGO. Dawn is an adult. Dawn doesn't know what she's doing. Join "Dawn Phenomenon" as she dishes the latest gossip from diabetic celebs and the best way to treat YOUR quickly rising and violently dropping blood sugars! A dissection (and a celebration?) of the power of those dealing with invisible disabilities and the mundane of a 24/7 disease responsible for an estimated 1.6 million deaths a year. Get ready to rage bolus.

Cast: Jenna Kuerzi as "Dawn Phenomenon".

Seating: Seated and/or Standing first come first serve, no RSVP tickets

Capacity: However many show up.

Additional Venue Notes: BYOB(lanket)/BYOB(everage)

Dates and Times: September 17th 6pm, September 21st 5pm, September 22nd 3pm

BIO:

Jenna Kuerzi is an actor, singer, and deviser. She has worked regionally with Tribe of Fools (Barrymore Nominee: Best Ensemble/New Play- Fishtown: A Hipster Noir), 11th Hour, PlayPenn, Shakespeare in Clark Park, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Irish Heritage Theatre, the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC, Act II Playhouse, and On the Rocks. Jenna's solo-ish show, "Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism", an original show she stars in and co-wrote with local playwright Val Dunn, traveled to the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. www.jennakuerzi.com

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I'm Just Kidneying
Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

I'm Just Kidneying

Act Name:  I'm Just Kidneying

Running Time: 60 Minutes

Location: Dirty Franks 347 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Accessibility: Stairs.

Description: I'm Just Kidneying tell the true story of comedian Amanda Nicastro's experience becoming a living kidney donor as part of a paired donation. Amanda, a self-described raging feminist, saved two lives her sister — and a diehard Donald Trump supporter. From carrying her urine on the New York City subway to enduring needle-happy nurses to passing RESOUNDING farts, this heartwarming comedy questions what it means to be a "hero."

Cast: Amanda Nicastro (Writer/Performer)

Seating: Seated and/or Standing first come first serve, no RSVP tickets

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 80

Additional Venue Notes: Venue is a cash only bar.

Dates and Times: September 21st. 2 PM

BIO. Award-Winning solo artists, writer and actress Amanda Nicastro just returned from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where her solo show I'm Just Kidneying received critical acclaim. Her show has toured the country and she's thrilled to be bringing it back to Philadelphia for Free Fringe!

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 The Kelly Drive Bicycle Tour: Bits on a Bike
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

The Kelly Drive Bicycle Tour: Bits on a Bike

Act Name:  Bits on a Bike

Running Time: 60 Minutes

Location: Starting at the Bottom of the Art Museum Steps

Accessibility: Need to be able to be on a bike, to ride with us.

Description: A few comics will be leading a tour of Kelly Drive and the Art Museum Area.

Cast: Chris Esperance, Betty Smithsonian

Seating: You need to bring your own bike and helmet. Unless you want to jog along with us.

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 20

Additional Venue Notes: This is a bike tour.

Dates and Times: Saturday September 21st, 1pm


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Guerrilla Banana Recall
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Guerrilla Banana Recall

  • 30th Street Station, underneath Angel of Resurrection Sculpture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Act Name:  Guerrilla Banana Recall

Running Time: about 60 minutes

Location: 30th Street Station & Market/Frankford Line

Accessibility:

Description: Bring one banana per person. Headphones optional. The show is family friendly and children of all ages are encouraged to attend with their parents/guardians.

Cast: Everyone who attends will have option to participate or to observe.

Seating: Seated and/or Standing first come first serve, no RSVP tickets

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity:

Additional Venue Notes: We will cause an unexpected scene in a public place that aims to surprise and delight random strangers! The show is family friendly and inspired by the NYC-based positive prank comedy troupe Improv Everywhere. Everyone participating in the show can do so without talking, making noise, or interacting with strangers. Rest assured the show is a harmless fun act that is designed to make people laugh but not interfere with their day in any way. We will meet at 30th Street Station where details of the show will be shared. We will then ride the SEPTA Market/Frankford Line as a group from 30th Street to 2nd Street and then back to 30th Street, performing the show there and back. We may be able to perform the show more than twice depending on size and interest of the group. A limited supply of 2-trip SEPTA passes and extra bananas will be available but if you have your own SEPTA key card and/or banana, please bring them. See you there! Please feel free to email sacredawk@gmail.com with any questions!

Dates and Times: Saturday, September 21st, 30th Street Station, underneath Angel of Resurrection Sculpture, 12 pm noon

BIO. Founded in 2007, West Philly Improv Incubator meets every Sunday afternoon at the Community Education Center at 3500 Lancaster Ave, 19104, from 4:00-5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome and no acting or improv experience is required!

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Philadelphia Dramatists Center’s “Fringes of Society Marathon Relay”
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Philadelphia Dramatists Center’s “Fringes of Society Marathon Relay”

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Act Name:   Philadelphia Dramatists Center’s “Fringes of Society Marathon Relay”

Running Time: Each individual play is ten to fifteen minutes long

Location: 4050 Arts Community Room 4050 Haverford Ave Philadelphia PA (Entrance on corner of Preston Street)

Accessibility: This venue has ramps and elevators.

Description: Cue the Rocky theme song for Philadelphia Dramatists Center’s “Fringes of Society Marathon Relay!” Come in and enjoy an afternoon to evening of ten to fifteen minute plays, written by the playwrights of the PDC! We know how much work it is to go all over Philly to see lots of new shows and playwrights, so we’ve decided to bring lots of new shows and playwrights all to you. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll save money on ticket prices, support local artists, and stick it to The Man in true Fringe Festival Fashion!

Cast: Playwrights from the PDC and local actors (Sepcifics To Be Determined)

Seating:

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 60

Additional Venue Notes: You can stay for as many shows as you like, but please make your entrance and departure between shows.

Dates and Times: September 21 & 22, 12 P.M. until we get kicked out

BIO. The Philadelphia Dramatist Center (PDC) is a league of playwrights and other dramatists who devote their time and energy to nurturing new works in Philadelphia. We provide an avenue for play development for playwrights, both of those who are advanced in their careers or those who are just beginning their journey. We promote the spirit of collaboration within Philadelphia, as artists come together and attend our workshops, perform in our reading series, and find meaningful relationships through our development programs. For more information, go to pdc1.org.

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INK
Sep
20
10:00 PM22:00

INK

Act Name: INK

Running Time: 65 minutes

Location: CSZ Theater at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.

Accessibility: ADA accessible

Description: INK: Tell us your indelible stories.

Whether you have a tattoo, want one, or would never get one, Tongue & Groove invites you to share the words and images that are etched in your heart...or on your skin. Inspired by your anonymous submissions, the actors improvise a montage of scenes and monologues exploring life and relationships.

Pre-Show! 30 minutes prior to curtain: come connect and share tattoo stories, plus free Henna tattoos by 'Stay Groovy with Henna' and free temporary tattoos!

Cast: Seth Reichgott, Megan Bellwoar, Fred Siegel, Joy Weir, Matt Lydon, Mikey Matchesky, Cecelia Ziman-DeStefano, Bobbi Block, Tanesha Ford, Beth Dougherty, Carol Moog

Seating: must email box office to be put onto guest list, first come first served; 10 seats per show

Ticket link IF you have: email: tgimprov@gmail.com

Capacity: 10 tickets FREE for each show. First come first serve, please email to get your free ticket!

Additional Venue Notes: General Admission Theater Seating

Dates and Times: Sept 6 @ 8pm; Sept 13 @ 8pm; Sept 13 @ 10pm; Sept 18 @ 7pm; Sept 20 @ 10pm; Sept 21 @ 5pm

BIO. Tongue & Groove has been around for 13 years, connecting people through the collaborative experience of creating improvised theater. Press: "Hilarious and fearless." (PhillyWeekly); "Dazzling" (Philly Inquirer); "Improv or not, this is great theater, acted with soul-baring sincerity, intelligence and humor -- go see this!" (Philly City Paper)

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Joey Sweeney &amp; The Neon Grease at Free Fringe Philly Cabaret
Sep
20
9:30 PM21:30

Joey Sweeney & The Neon Grease at Free Fringe Philly Cabaret

JOEY SWEENEY & THE NEON GREASE take over the Free Fringe Philly Cabaret space

FRIDAY the 20th

Show 9:30 pm

ALSO
come early for Almanac Dance Theater - Ben Grinberg
doors: 7pm
show: 8 pm

VENUE
Free Fringe Philly Cabaret
448 N. 10th St.
Philadelphia, PA

JOEY SWEENEY & THE NEON GREASE

LISTEN: https://fanlink.to/neongrease

"Quite simply, he knows how to tell the story of his Philadelphia through songs. Sweeney and his cohorts excel at playing fun music, and very visibly having fun while doing it, but you can say the same about any number of artists. What makes Sweeney stand out is his skill, not just as a scene setter, but a narrator. As much as his music reveres the past, his words intensely study the now, consider the future, and accept the inevitability of change — something that all of us could stand to be a little better with." - John Vettese, WXPN's The Key

“[Sweeney] mixes autobiography and fiction against the group’s 70s-inflected indie pop, resourceful— and unabashed— enough to digress into an E Street interlude or an AM-rock guitar coda.” - Pitchfork

"The riotous new LP from Joey Sweeney is full of jagged-edged, bristling Americana." - Bandcamp Daily

LISTEN NOW AT https://fanlink.to/neongrease

WATCH: "On Monday" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfbKOe_yB3U


All events in Free Fringe Philly are FREE.
Artists are encouraged to pass the hat after their performance. SHOW YOUR LOVE by giving them cash or venmo.
For more information, visit freefringephilly.com

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Ben Franklin Sex Party
Sep
20
8:30 PM20:30

Ben Franklin Sex Party

Act Name:  Ben Franklin Sex Party

Running Time: 50 minutes

Location: Pilot + Projects 1719 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19125

Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.

Description: Founding Father of Fornication, Ben Franklin, invites you to his secret sex party. It's your civic duty! This is a time-traveling romp, a race against...time... to save us from sexual shame and the impending doom of late stage syphilis. Early beginnings of a new work by Sarah Knittel.

Cast: Co-written by Sarah Knittel and Bradley Kristian Wrenn. Performed by Sarah Knittel

Seating: Seated or Standing RSVP with a link (please include link in the next question)

Ticket link IF you have: email for reservation at sarahknittel@gmail.com

Capacity: 30

Additional Venue Notes: BYOB

Dates and Times: Friday 9/13, Saturday 9/14. Friday 9/20, Saturday 9/21 all at 8:30

BIO. Sarah Knittel (Ben Franklin, slut, co-writer)- One of “Philly Actors Who Are Better Than You (at acting)…” (Phindie) The creator of NIGHTMARE FUEL, which garnered four stars in Edinburgh Fringe and won the "Spirit of the Fringe" award in the Cincinnati Fringe. She has worked with Antigravity Theater Project, Pig Iron Theater, Philadelphia Artists Collective, Johnny Shortcake, Hedgerow, Curio, N Crowd and Hella Fresh. Graduate of the Pig Iron School Advanced Performance Training for Physical and Devised Theater and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.


Bradley Wrenn (slut, co-writer) is an director, actor and writer based in Philadelphia. He is co-artistic director of The Berserker Residents a company dedicated to alternative comedy. His work has been hailed as “daft, ephemeral and joyous” by the Scotsman and he has been praised for his “refusal to relinquish that unrefined creative spirit” by the New York Times. He's been presented and in residence at the Abraham’s Art Center, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, FringeArts, The Assembly, ASU Gammage, The University of the Arts and The Annenberg Center. As an actor in Philadelphia he has performed with: Mum PuppetTheatre, Enchantment Theater Company, Theater Horizon, Shakespeare in Clark Park and Lantern Theater Co.

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Walking with Charles
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Walking with Charles

Act Name: Walking with Charles

Running Time: 20 minutes

Location:  Various locations: Fairmount (20th and Vine); South Philadelphia (Broad and Washington); Center City (Northeast Corner of Rittenhouse Park); West Philadelphia (40th and Walnut).

Accessibility: Walking and motion involved. No steep inclines or hiking.

Description: Go on a walk with comedian, Charles Blyzniuk while he performs comedy about stuff the group walks by.

Cast: 

Seating: RSVP to reserve your spot,

Ticket link IF you have: Send an email to walkingwithcharles@gmail.com

Capacity: 10

Additional Venue Notes: Please email to reserve your spot. Exact location will be shared at confirmation.

Dates and Times: September 18, 20, 21, 8:00 PM, and 22nd 12:00pm

BIO. I've been doing stand-up for a little over 7 years. I love it. I love going for walks, too. I've been doing that longer than I have been doing stand-up. Sometimes, when I'm walking around I get ideas that I want to talk about, and some of these thoughts can make it into my stand up material, but a lot of them just pop up and then pass by. I want to do this show in order to share those thoughts that I think are interesting and funny, but not ready for my act yet. Now that I'm writing this out, I can see how it might be a bad idea.


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Almanac: Out of the Closet at Free Fringe Philly Cabaret
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Almanac: Out of the Closet at Free Fringe Philly Cabaret

Free Fringe Philly Cabaret presents...

Almanac Dance Theatre: Out of the Closet

Sep 20th - Friday - 8pm

Doors 7pm

Show 8pm

Hang out after 9pm -- and on

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre Presents:

Almanac: Out of the Closet

Dusting off some rarely seen and discarded pieces of acrobatic performance, Almanac company members Nicole Burgio, Ben Grinberg, and Lauren Johns, along with associate artists and special guests, share the shit they’ve been hiding. Expect heartfelt acrobatic duets that never quite made it to the MainStage, along with that thing they made that time they thought reverse stripping was a really good idea. Maybe they’ll even be able to convince one of their award-winning musical collaborators to come along — but no promises.

VENUE
Free Fringe Philly Cabaret
448 N. 10th St.
Philadelphia, PA

RSVP FREE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/almanac-out-of-the-closet-at-free-fringe-philly-cabaret-tickets-71677410063

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MYOB: Mind Your Own Body: Irreconcilable Differences and Other Stories
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

MYOB: Mind Your Own Body: Irreconcilable Differences and Other Stories

Act Name:  MYOB: Mind Your Own Body: Irreconcilable Differences and Other Tales

Running Time: 2 hours

Location: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Accessibility: The Rotunda is wheelchair accessible.

Description: These are stories that matter...

Denise McCormack  hits the mark running to spin out personal, traditional, and  mildly adapted literary tales that shine a light on the little things that move us to action... 

This one-woman show spins out true and personal stories alongside mildly adapted literary tales, including The Story of an Hour and A Pair of Silk Stockings, and traditional folktales bearing the winsome Cinderella motif but straying far from the path to bring added depth to the human dynamic and social issues. 

Altogether, this cache of great tales illustrates shared experience in a subversive culture that we are often blind to, and they can help guide us to conversation, understanding, and change.

Category: Adult, Solo; Performing Arts, Literary, Theater, Storytelling

Content Warning: None

This  event is part of Free Fringe Philly.  Admission is free to remove financial barriers that might impede attendance.   Please join us.

Free Fringe Philly encourages artists to pass the hat following performances. 

Cast: Denise McCormack

Seating: Please RSVP with link below

Ticket link IF you have: https://denisemccormack.ticketleap.com/myob

Capacity: 125

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: Wednesday, September 18, 7 to 9 PM; Friday, September 20, 7 to 9 PM

BIO.

Denise McCormack tells stories with and for a purpose and strives to make a difference by raising awareness and fostering encouragement, especially regarding women's issues. Whether they're personal, folk, fairy, or literary,  she offers vantages  of the multi-faceted historical and familial contexts that surround and shape them-- and strikes a nerve.

McCormack has been telling professionally for more than a decade, presents programs throughout the tri-state area, and is deeply committed to sharing the benefits of storytelling in a broad spectrum of applications—from education and community to business, health, and well-being. 

Among her many roles in storytelling, McCormack is the NJ state liaison for the National Storytelling Network, co-chair of the NJ Storytelling Festival, president of the Patchwork Storytelling Guild in Philadelphia, and an active member of various other local and national organizations wherein storytelling plays an integral role.

McCormack's mantra: There is a story for every time and purpose under heaven.  To find out more, go to  www.denisemccormack.live  

Category: Adult, Solo; Performing Arts, Literary, Theater, Storytelling

Content Warning: None

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The Detour
Sep
20
3:00 PM15:00

The Detour

Act Name:   The Detour

Running Time: 2 Hours

Location: Meet at Welcome Park, 129 Sansom Park

Accessibility: This is a walking tour. If you motor horizontally across the face of the planet in another way, send me an email and we can discuss the possibilities.

Description: The Detour is an unofficial walking tour of Philadelphia’s ‘historic square mile’ and flips the script on its head in any way possible. Go to the “must sees” and then see something else. Examine structural power and its role in history making. Move away from ONE story towards MULTIPLE. For the local who’s allergic to musty Ben Franklins or anyone who’s interested in exploring their own point of view. Packaged “American History” can suck, but your tour doesn’t have to.

Cast: Technically, just me. Metaphysically? Countless..

Seating: Seated or Standing RSVP with a link )

Ticket link IF you have: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-detour-tickets-69300729347

Capacity: 20

Additional Venue Notes: This is a walking tour. If you want to be comfortable, bring what your body needs (maybe comfy shoes, maybe water, maybe sunscreen).

Dates and Times: Thurs, Sept 12, 10AM-12PM
Fri, Sept 13, 10AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM
Sat, Sept 14, 10AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM
Thurs, Sept 19, 12-2PM, 3-5PM
Fri, Sept 20, 12-2PM, 3-5PM

BIO.

Jenna Horton, freelance performing artist seen in past fringes in Chris Davis' Anna K, Annie Wilson's Lovertits. She leads a tour of Subterranean Philadelphia for Hidden City, has written for ThINKingDance, and has collaborated with a myriad of companies in Philly including Team Sunshine, Swim Pony, The Berserker Residents, Applied Mechanics, Headlong, Lightning Rod Special and more.

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