Bon Bon Jovie in The Park
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Bon Bon Jovie in The Park

Running Time : 30 minutes or until we get asked to leave

Act Name:  Bon Bon Jovie in The Park

Running Time: 30 minutes

Location: The South West Corner, by the Goat Statue

Accessible: Yes

Description: Over 30 minutes, Bon Bon will interact with the audience and attempt to figure out why they showed up. Come watch a clown attempt to do magic for an audience of onlookers. First 20 attendees will receive a Free Little Baby’s Ice Cream!

Cast: Bon Bon Jovie

Seating: First come, first serve. No RSVP Tickets. Bring your own chair, towel, or sit on the ground

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 1000

Additional Venue Notes: This is Rittenhouse Square. So people might be around doing other stuff. We will do our best to ignore them.

Dates and Times: Thursday Sept 5th 7pm

BIO.

Bon Bon Jovie is a witch.

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Skein of Heart
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

Skein of Heart

JUNK is proud to offer Free Fringe Philly 10 FREE TICKETS to each nights performance of Skein Of Heart.

https://www.artful.ly/store/events/18376 Click to Reserve Your Ticket Today

Act Name:  Skein of Heart

Running Time: Skein of Heart runs approximately 35 minutes with an additional (and optional) post show adventure ranging from 15 - 50 minutes.

Location: JUNK THEATER, 2040 Christian Street

Accessibility: This is not wheelchair accessible.

Description:

Venture through this multi-sensory, diabolical indoor maze designed for the 70s rocker-at-heart.

Part maze, part performance, part musical homage; in this polarizing world where right is wrong

and good is bad, enter the labyrinth to discover the beautiful monster that lies within. Created

from decaying hearts and the unsolvable mystery of love, be warned, those who venture

through the maze inevitably leave a piece of their heart within its metal walls, twisting and

turning and pulsating to the beat of a cryptic hard-rock love ballad.

Please note, this is a physical adventure and guests must be able to walk about the space and

climb stairs. Unfortunately, our venue is not wheelchair accessible. This experience includes

heavy use of music, strobe lighting, fog, and may not be suitable for all visitors.

Post Labyrinth:

Skein of Heart marks the 20th anniversary of JUNK’s first Fringe performance. Following the

maze guests are invited to “Fringe: 20 Years Later” a talkback with artist Brian Sanders, during

which we will announce some exciting new projects at JUNK! Additionally, some guests may

choose to take part in beta-testing for an Escape Room (50 mins) or a VR Experience (10-15

mins).

Seating: RSVP with LINK below.

Ticket link IF you have: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/18376

Capacity: 10 Free Fringe Philly Tickets per show.

Additional Venue Notes: This a physical show and guests are required to walk about the space.

Dates and Times: Thursday  the 5th, 12, 19th, at  8pm

Saturday the 7th, 14th, 21st, at 10pm 

Sunday the 8th, 15th, 8pm

BIO.
Brian Sanders’ JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders’ choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as “Philly’s most imaginative perpetrator of dare-devilish physical theater” and declare Sanders as “the city’s most exciting choreographer.” JUNK maintains its home season in Philadelphia, PA each fall as a mainstay of the FringeArts Festival.

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 Little Baby's Ice Cream Presents: MELT
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

 Little Baby's Ice Cream Presents: MELT

Act Name:  Little Baby's Ice Cream Presents: MELT

Running Time: 10 Minutes

Location: Cherry St Pier, The Little Baby's Ice Cream Trolley

Accessibility:

Description: A durational, site-specific performance revealing the delicate balance of our changing climate, the true density and aeration of an artisanal dairy product, and the fleeting attention span of our modern era. Join us at Cherry Street Pier, for one-night-only, to experience the suspended reality of natural melt setting upon our Most Frozen Scoop.

Cast: A Handmade, Small Batch, Super Premium Ice Cream Scoop

Seating: General Admission

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: N/A - No audience cap

Additional Venue Notes: Stand and observe!

Dates and Times: Friday, September 6th, @ 7:00pm

BIO. Little Baby's Ice Cream is a small, local Ice Cream company, that believes Ice Cream is a feeling! In fact, we believe it's more than a feeling. It's an experience!

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Sacred Vice Brewing Presents: The Gong Show
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Sacred Vice Brewing Presents: The Gong Show

Act Name: Sacred Vice Brewing Presents: The Gong Show

Running Time: 90 Minutes

Location: Sacred Vice Brewing Company

Accessibility:

Description: Based off the 70’s hit show, The Gong Show will feature different talent acts, some amazing, some down right gongable. Will the judges give a high score or send them running off stage with a thunderous gong??

Cast: Hosted by Sarah Clemency and Rich Colli

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 35

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: Friday September 6th at 8pm

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Yesterday's Garbage
Sep
6
10:15 PM22:15

Yesterday's Garbage

Act Name:  Yesterday's Garbage

Running Time: 40 minutes to 4 hours

Location: Theatre Exile 1340 S 13th St.

Accessibility: There is an elevator down to a ramp, so folks with limited mobility are able to access the theater. Unfortunately we don't have specific accommodations for people with low vision or low hearing. Because we don't know about the content of the show, we aren't totally sure that being able to see and hear everything is totally necessary in order to enjoy the performance.

Description: Yesterday's Garbage: Anita Holland and Annie Wilson are “organizing” and “hosting” the “open-mic-ish-type-night.” We hope it’s the “worst” one we’ve “ever” been involved with. Why? A bunch of rich-ass dummies with no taste have created arbitrary and tasteless standards to define “good” art. Those standards create an aesthetic that is deeply instrumental to our hypercapitalist, imperialist, racist, exploitative system. If we release striving for “good,” maybe something else is possible. Perform at one or both shows. Intrude, perform, leave. Come watch. Support other performers, or not. Drink shrubs or beers or water. Eat snacks. Or don’t. Walk out. Walk in. Boo. Cheer.

Cast: Anita and Annie are hosting, and the list of performers will be updating probably until 10 minutes before the show starts.

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 70

Additional Venue Notes: come and go as you please, there will be drinks and snacks sold at the concession stand.

Dates and Times: Friday, September 6th, 10:15-ish pm, Sunday September 8th 9:15-ish pm (it starts during Annie's fringe show which is of indeterminate length)

BIO. Anita Holland is a performance artist, deviser, theatre maker, avid mover, and children’s book author. Anita’s work interrogates language, excavates ancestry, and strolls with the jungian shadow. They are building a creative family in Philadelphia. Annie Wilson makes performances. She thinks that If the body is the locus of all earthly experience, performance is a place to put it under a microscope. Or telescope. This creative collaboration came out of a shared hatred for "national treasure" Tom Hanks.


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Interactive Romp through Peaceful Practices
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Interactive Romp through Peaceful Practices

Act Name:  Interactive Romp through Peaceful Practices

Running Time: 120 minutes

Location: Ethical Society. 2nd Floor

Accessibility: There are stairs.

Description: Peace Pioneer, Artist, Activist and You will explore fun and accessible practices.

Cast: Judy Nelson + Audience

Seating: Seated in a circle and then movement, all parts are interactive and require audience participation. RSVP Capacity 20

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interactive-romp-through-peaceful-practices-tickets-66137473965

Capacity: 20

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: Saturday, Sept 7, 10am-12

BIO.

Fulbright Specialist in Peaceful Practices and International Prevention/Intervention Expert.

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Projected Paintings
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Projected Paintings

  • Platt Bridge (side where old scrap yard was) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Act Name: Projected Paintings

Running Time: 60 minutes

Location: Side of the Platt bridge at 8pm on where the old scrap yard was.

Accessibility:

Description: Projection of my industrial paintings

Cast: Nathan Rutkowski

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

Capacity: 50

Additional venue notes: Bring a blanket or chair.

Dates and Times: 9/7, 6pm

BIO. Multimedia artist using spoken word, still images, and video to express the anxiety of modern living.

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Queen of the Underworld - Brunch with Sophie
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Queen of the Underworld - Brunch with Sophie

  • An apartment near 49th and Warrington (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Act Name:  Queen of the Underworld - Brunch with Sophie

Running Time: about 45 minutes (time for brunch-munching included)

Location: An apartment near 49th and Warrington in West Philly

Accessible: No, second floor.

Description: QUEEN OF THE UNDERWORLD - [a toast to] Sophie Lyons, career criminal turned justice reform advocate based on her 1913 autobiography "Why Crime Does Not Pay". This will be an informal sharing of the first of many drafts for this project. Brunch eats and drinks to be provided.

Cast: Katherine Perry (and maybe the ghost of Sophie Lyons)

Seating: Seated or Standing RSVP with a link

Ticket link IF you have: https://forms.gle/ig78q7ArLQJizmjy9

Capacity: 15

Additional Venue Notes: RSVP to whycrimedoesnotpay@gmail.com for location or click the link for a google form. The location is on the 2nd floor and a cat will be hanging out.

Dates and Times: Sunday, September 8th at 11:00am

BIO.

Katherine Perry is a Philadelphia-based actor, improviser, teaching artist, and creative engine. Previous credits include The Arden, Revolution Shakespeare, Theatre Horizon, and On the Rocks. Future credits include The Eagle Theatre, and EgoPo Classic Theater. Katherine is also the creator/performer behind Brooke Spitz and SEX TALK (the show) which will delight and shock the York Fringe Festival in August. Head to katherineperry.net for more info.

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Bobby LaVerne
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Bobby LaVerne

Act Name:  Bobby LaVerne

Running Time: 4 hours

Location: Dirty Franks, corner of 13th and pine, 347 South 13th St.

Accessibility: No steps into establishment

Description: Solo saxophonist playing Sunday brunch Jazz

Cast: Bobby LaVerne

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 150

Additional Venue Notes: Seating available, cash bar

Dates and Times: September 8th, 2019 2pm-6pm

BIO. Bobby LaVerne is a saxophonist and musician.

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Kandy Aufman
Sep
8
5:15 PM17:15

Kandy Aufman

Act Name: Kandy Aufman

Description: Music! Audience! A hat! Your hands?

Dates and Time: 3 SHOWS Sunday, September 8th at 5:15, 5:25 and 5:35

Location: Next to the gazebo at Rittenhouse square

Accessible: Yes, wheelchair accessible. No stairs. Outside.

Running Time: 5 minutes

Cast: Erika M McNichol

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

Bio: Kandy Aufman is good with babies and dogs and always has a butterscotch disk for your nana.

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Yesterday's Garbage
Sep
8
10:15 PM22:15

Yesterday's Garbage

Act Name:  Yesterday's Garbage

Running Time: 40 minutes to 4 hours

Location: Theatre Exile 1340 S 13th St.

Accessibility: There is an elevator down to a ramp, so folks with limited mobility are able to access the theater. Unfortunately we don't have specific accommodations for people with low vision or low hearing. Because we don't know about the content of the show, we aren't totally sure that being able to see and hear everything is totally necessary in order to enjoy the performance.

Description: Yesterday's Garbage: Anita Holland and Annie Wilson are “organizing” and “hosting” the “open-mic-ish-type-night.” We hope it’s the “worst” one we’ve “ever” been involved with. Why? A bunch of rich-ass dummies with no taste have created arbitrary and tasteless standards to define “good” art. Those standards create an aesthetic that is deeply instrumental to our hypercapitalist, imperialist, racist, exploitative system. If we release striving for “good,” maybe something else is possible. Perform at one or both shows. Intrude, perform, leave. Come watch. Support other performers, or not. Drink shrubs or beers or water. Eat snacks. Or don’t. Walk out. Walk in. Boo. Cheer.

Cast: Anita and Annie are hosting, and the list of performers will be updating probably until 10 minutes before the show starts.

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 70

Additional Venue Notes: come and go as you please, there will be drinks and snacks sold at the concession stand.

Dates and Times: Friday, September 6th, 10:15-ish pm, Sunday September 8th 9:15-ish pm (it starts during Annie's fringe show which is of indeterminate length)

BIO. Anita Holland is a performance artist, deviser, theatre maker, avid mover, and children’s book author. Anita’s work interrogates language, excavates ancestry, and strolls with the jungian shadow. They are building a creative family in Philadelphia. Annie Wilson makes performances. She thinks that If the body is the locus of all earthly experience, performance is a place to put it under a microscope. Or telescope. This creative collaboration came out of a shared hatred for "national treasure" Tom Hanks.


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All 100 Fires (the new version!)
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

All 100 Fires (the new version!)

Act Name:  All 100 Fires (the new version!)

Running Time: 75 Minutes

Location: Vox Populi, 319 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Accessibility: Mature content. No kids. 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: Fresh from a national tour sponsored by Santa Fe's Meow Wolf:

"Donna Oblongata's rambling, whimsical, one-night-only shows are priceless happenings...Inventive, brimming with compassion, and monstrously funny."
-- Play On Milwaukee (about "All 100 Fires.")

Somewhere in a forest nearby, a lone guerrilla commander has been waiting for you. But since you didn’t bring your own gun, you’re clearly a liability. Maybe you can prove yourself during drills like Pass the Sponge. At the very least, you can help grind the sulfur.

Meanwhile, the Giant Ibis was thought to be extinct in Cambodia, though footage shot a few years ago reveals that some still exist. That part of the story is true. Basically.

If nothing else, you'll learn how to make explosives.

NOT FOR CHILDREN. Ages 16+ only, please.

Cast: Donna Oblongata [directed by Francesca Montanile-Lyons]

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

Ticket link IF you have: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4323197

Capacity: 50

Additional Venue Notes: Buy a drink at Vox's bar as a way of thanking them for use of the space!

Dates and Times: Sept 9 & 10. 7:30 pm each night.

BIO.

"Donna Oblongata's rambling, whimsical, one-night-only shows are priceless happenings...Inventive, brimming with compassion, and monstrously funny."
-- Play On Milwaukee (about "All 100 Fires.")

Geekadelphia called Donna "a visionary with a knack for creating experiences that transcend the norm."

Rolling Stone called her theatrical adaptation of Jurassic Park one of the reasons Baltimore had "The Best Scene in the Country" in 2008.

The Broward New Times called her work "whip smart and dirt poor."

"A welcome oasis of imagination" said DC Metro Arts one time.

You get the point.

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Lez Belly Dance
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

Lez Belly Dance

Act Name:  Lez Belly Dance

Running Time: 15 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: We are a lesbian couple and belly dance duo combining traditional belly dance, tribal fusion, contemporary belly dance, and Bollywood styles together.

Cast: Me and the gf

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity:

Additional Venue Notes: It's a 21 plus bar, so be mindful of the environment/vibe. Full restaurant and beverage menu available.

Dates and Times: September 9th 2019 at 7:30pm

BIO. How many lesbian couples do you know that belly dance together? We are a phenomenon.

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Broad Humor
Sep
9
8:00 PM20:00

Broad Humor

Act Name:  Broad Humor

Running Time: 3 hours

Location: Dirty Franks, 347 S. 13th St.

Accessibility: No stairs

Description: Comedy showcase & open mic with priority given to non-binary/trans individuals

Cast: Come Find out!

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 150

Additional Venue Notes: Iconic Bar in Center City. Cash Bar. ATM on site.

Dates and Times: September 9th, 8 pm

BIO. A fun, inclusive group of local comedians with a monthly showcase at DF's

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Drunk Lion
Sep
9
8:00 PM20:00

Drunk Lion

Act Name:  Drunk Lion

Running Time: 50 minutes

Location: Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Accessibility: Limited. No elevator. Stairs.

Description: Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love, and alcohol. 'Imaginative, free-flowing storytelling of very high quality' ***** (TheWeeReview.com). 'An excellent and thought-provoking show which makes a metaphor come alive' **** (ThreeWeeks). 'A potent success' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Humorous as it is tragic, poignant as it is absurd' (NOLADefender.com).

Cast: Chris Davis

Seating: Seated or Standing RSVP with a link

Ticket link IF you have: PENDING

Capacity: 40

Additional Venue Notes: This venue has food and drink available for purchase.

Dates and Times: Monday Sept 9th, 8pm

BIO.

Chris Davis (actor/writer) is a writer and performer residing in Philadelphia, PA. Recent projects include solo shows The Last Emperor of Mexico, One-Man Apocalypse Now (★★★★★ - “superbly crafted” - Underdog Reviews), Juan-Winfield, Bortle 8 (“…a strikingly original writer and performer.” - The Scotsman), Drunk Lion (“A potent success” ★★★★★ - Wee Review), and Violence of the Lambs (“…absurd comedy at its very best." ★★★★★ – The Student Newspaper ). His solo shows have toured throughout the United States and Europe. He has participated

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In Pasta
Sep
9
10:30 PM22:30

In Pasta


Act Name:  In Pasta

Running Time: 30 Minutes

Location: Tattooed Mom

Accessibility: Stairs, no elevator

Description: A one woman show exploring "imposter syndrome" - the nagging feeling that your successes are unearned accidents; the inability to accept how awesome you are, even against evidence. We will explore this in the most al dente way possible -- anthropomorphizing it as a spaghetti monster and battling it out in the slurpiest boxing ring- a larger- than- life pool of spaghetti.

Cast: Eibhleann Clyne. With some recorded voice over work by Kelso Blazasaurus and AJ Klein.

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

Ticket link IF you have: NA

Capacity: 30

Additional Venue Notes: Full bar and food menu available.

Dates and Times: Monday September 9th at 10:30 pm

BIO. Eibhleann Clyne is a clown, comic, improviser and she is awesome. Come check her out.

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Dallas Sucks: A Free Fringe Philly Comedy Showcase
Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

Dallas Sucks: A Free Fringe Philly Comedy Showcase

Act Name:  Dallas Sucks: A Free Fringe Philly Comedy Showcase

Running Time: 60 minutes

Location: Jose Pistolas

Accessibility: No, limited. Stairs only.

Description: This comedy showcase will feature stand up comics, nacho specials and Pete the bartender.

Cast: Betty Smithsonian, Chip Chantry, Megan Chialastri, Chris Esperance, Nicole Phoenix Alyssa Al-Dookhi, John Deary, Alex Yang

Seating: First come first serve.

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 80

Additional Venue Notes: This is a full service bar and restaurant with a stage

Dates and Times: Tuesday Sept 10th, 730pm

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All 100 Fires (the new version!)
Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

All 100 Fires (the new version!)

Act Name:  All 100 Fires (the new version!)

Running Time: 75 Minutes

Location: Vox Populi, 319 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Accessibility: Mature content. No kids. 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: Fresh from a national tour sponsored by Santa Fe's Meow Wolf:

"Donna Oblongata's rambling, whimsical, one-night-only shows are priceless happenings...Inventive, brimming with compassion, and monstrously funny."
-- Play On Milwaukee (about "All 100 Fires.")

Somewhere in a forest nearby, a lone guerrilla commander has been waiting for you. But since you didn’t bring your own gun, you’re clearly a liability. Maybe you can prove yourself during drills like Pass the Sponge. At the very least, you can help grind the sulfur.

Meanwhile, the Giant Ibis was thought to be extinct in Cambodia, though footage shot a few years ago reveals that some still exist. That part of the story is true. Basically.

If nothing else, you'll learn how to make explosives.

NOT FOR CHILDREN. Ages 16+ only, please.

Cast: Donna Oblongata [directed by Francesca Montanile-Lyons]

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

Ticket link IF you have: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4323197

Capacity: 50

Additional Venue Notes: Buy a drink at Vox's bar as a way of thanking them for use of the space!

Dates and Times: Sept 9 & 10. 7:30 pm each night.

BIO.

"Donna Oblongata's rambling, whimsical, one-night-only shows are priceless happenings...Inventive, brimming with compassion, and monstrously funny."
-- Play On Milwaukee (about "All 100 Fires.")

Geekadelphia called Donna "a visionary with a knack for creating experiences that transcend the norm."

Rolling Stone called her theatrical adaptation of Jurassic Park one of the reasons Baltimore had "The Best Scene in the Country" in 2008.

The Broward New Times called her work "whip smart and dirt poor."

"A welcome oasis of imagination" said DC Metro Arts one time.

You get the point.

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Girl Poop
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

Girl Poop

Act Name:  Girl Poop

Running Time: 25 minutes

Location: Silk City Diner, 435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Accessibility: There are no steps to get in, the entry way is on the same level as the sidewalk.

Description: 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.

Cast: Kelly Conrad, Alicia Crosby, Francesca Montanile, and Megan Thibodeaux

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 70

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: Tuesday, September 10 at 8pm

BIO. We are cosmic sex clowns that live and love in Philadelphia. You've seen us at FringeArts (Dear Diary LOL), onstage at PHIT, as participants in the Bechdel Test Fest, at Good Good Comedy and at Franky Bradley's (Agitated and DTF: The Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour).

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Happy birthday, my Mommy!
Sep
11
8:00 AM08:00

Happy birthday, my Mommy!

  • NW Corner of 20th and Chestnut (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Act Name:   Happy birthday, my Mommy!

Running Time: 30 minutes

Location: NW corner of 20th and Chestnut Streets

Accessibility:

Description: Purse your lips & join me as we play air-trumpet 'happy birthday' in unison, wishing my Mom a happy birthday!

Cast: me and the cast of you, the public, wishing to join in on the 'count of 3'!

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 50

Additional Venue Notes: Standing only

Dates and Times: Wednesday, September 11th, 8 a.m gather; 8:15a.m rehearsal; 8:30 a.m public 'air trumpet' performance of 'happy birthday'.

BIO.I'm a local visual artist who wants everyone to join in the silly fun of wishing my Mommy a special happy birthday. Purse your lips to your thumb and let's all play 'air trumpet' in unison! Birthday cone-hats provided!

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PowerPointers
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

PowerPointers

Act Name:  PowerPointers

Running Time: 60 minutes

Location: Dock Street Cannery 705 S 50th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Accessibility:

Description: We (Lindsay and Alex) and a panel of comedians will create a PowerPoint from scratch with help from the audience. The presentation will be as crazy and random as we want, on whatever topic we want. At the end, when the PowerPoint is complete, a comedian who has been out of the room the whole time and is completely unaware of what each slide holds must give the presentation as if it's their own.

Cast: Alex Yang, Lindsay Berrigan, and more!

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 70

Additional Venue Notes: It's at an AWESOME brewery! So come ready to laugh and ready to drink!

Dates and Times: Wednesday, September 11th @8pm

BIO. Local comedy all-star Lindsay Berrigan is one of the best flim flamming talents to come through this city! Her stage presence and charisma elevates every show she's on, and her jokes will have you cackling for months! When she's not crushing on stage you can find her crushing those cross fit stereotypes! You can catch her all over the city.

Also Alex Yang will be there... don't let that deter you from seeing our show!

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The Detour
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

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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Musical Madness at Dock Street Cannery
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Musical Madness at Dock Street Cannery

Act Name:  Musical Madness at Dock Street Cannery

Running Time: 75 minutes

Location: Dock Street Cannery

Accessibility: Yes, first floor, wheel chair accessible

Description: Eric Jaffe, Sarah and Kathryn, The Flannel Chucks + more bring comedy and music to your face.

Seating: First come first serve, tables, couches, bar, and standing room

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 80

Additional Venue Notes: This is the world famous cannery. They have hot dogs. and beer.

Dates and Times. Thursday Sept 12th, 730pm.

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Panic Trauma Sex Distraction
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

Panic Trauma Sex Distraction

Act Name:  Panic Trauma Sex Distraction

Running Time: 90 Minutes

Location: TABU. 254 S 12th Street, Third Floor Cabaret

Accessibility: 3rd Floor Cabaret

Description: PTSD is a dark, twisted and hilarious celebration of the many things in life that stress us out to the point of combustion. Featuring drag performers, storytellers and stand-up comics, it's a wild ride through the psyche of some of Philly's most prolific performers who also just happen to experience mental illness.

http://www.jamesbradford.net/PTSD/

Cast: Sir Donyx, James Bradford, Flashly Ho, Colt Sebastian Taylor, Fanci Dismount Stratton, Georgia Peach and surprise guests!

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 70

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: September 12th, 8:00PM - 9:30PM


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The Detour
Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

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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The Detour
Sep
13
1:00 PM13:00

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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Ben Franklin Sex Party
Sep
13
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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The Detour
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

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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The Detour
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

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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The Free Fringe Philly Music Festival
Sep
14
3:00 PM15:00

The Free Fringe Philly Music Festival

Act Name:  The Free Fringe Philly Music Festival

Running Time: 5 Hours

Location: Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street

Accessibility:

Description: The best free live music festival you will ever see.

Cast: The Bandits, Stinking Lizaveta, Cathode Ray, Glitter & Garbage Cabaret, The G. Calvin Weston Trio Freeqs Out

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

Ticket link IF you have: NA

Capacity: 150

Additional Venue Notes: This is a bar. There are bar stools. There are some tables. There's lots of alcohol for sale.

Dates and Times: Saturday, September 14th from 3pm to 8pm.

BIO. 5 amazing bands. For free. At a cool ass dive bar. What more can I say? It's free.


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Ben Franklin Sex Party
Sep
14
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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Solo Journey Deep Within Your Mind
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Solo Journey Deep Within Your Mind

Solo Journey Deep Within Your Mind

Act Name:  Solo Journey Deep Within Your Mind

Running Time: 24 minutes

Location: 28 Rock Hill Rd, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004

Accessibility: No, stairs.

Description: With a brainwave sensor, a few starting words and guiding sounds, eyes-closed EEG biofeedback enables profound neural relaxation. Your mind may meander down to theta land where hypnagogic images arise while the bridge is open between conscience and subconscious realms. Enjoy your mind roaming free.

Cast: Gary Ames

Seating: One at a time

Ticket link IF you have:

To reserve a time spot, call 610-668-3223 or email GaryAmes@comcast.net

Capacity: One at a time

Additional Venue Notes: Come up the stairs and walk right in.

Dates and Timess: Every half hour, Sunday 11:00 - 4:00 both September 15 and 22.

BIO.

Gary Ames provides neurofeedback all day, every day. Good for creativity and talent development as well as making people more calm and focused. Practicing better brainwaves leads to greater sanity.


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Jealous Divine
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Jealous Divine

Act Name:  Jealous Divine

Running Time: 3 hours

Location: Dirty Franks, 347 S 13th st

Accessibility: No steps into establishment

Description: 4 piece live band, Punk-a-rock-a-blues-a-billy

Cast:

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 150

Additional Venue Notes: Cash bar

Dates and Times: Sunday Sept 15th

BIO.


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In Pasta
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

In Pasta

Act Name:  In Pasta

Running Time: 30 Minutes

Location: Fergie’s

Accessibility: Stairs, no elevator

Description: A one woman show exploring "imposter syndrome" - the nagging feeling that your successes are unearned accidents; the inability to accept how awesome you are, even against evidence. We will explore this in the most al dente way possible -- anthropomorphizing it as a spaghetti monster and battling it out in the slurpiest boxing ring- a larger- than- life pool of spaghetti.

Cast: Eibhleann Clyne. With some recorded voice over work by Kelso Blazasaurus and AJ Klein.

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

Ticket link IF you have: NA

Capacity:

Additional Venue Notes: Full bar and food menu available.

Dates and Times: Monday September 9th at 10:30 pm at Tattoo Moms, September 15th and 16th at 6 pm at Fergie’s

BIO. Eibhleann Clyne is a clown, comic, improviser and she is awesome. Come check her out.

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In Pasta
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

In Pasta

Act Name:  In Pasta

Running Time: 30 Minutes

Location: Fergie’s

Accessibility: Stairs, no elevator

Description: A one woman show exploring "imposter syndrome" - the nagging feeling that your successes are unearned accidents; the inability to accept how awesome you are, even against evidence. We will explore this in the most al dente way possible -- anthropomorphizing it as a spaghetti monster and battling it out in the slurpiest boxing ring- a larger- than- life pool of spaghetti.

Cast: Eibhleann Clyne. With some recorded voice over work by Kelso Blazasaurus and AJ Klein.

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

Ticket link IF you have: NA

Capacity:

Additional Venue Notes: Full bar and food menu available.

Dates and Times: Monday September 9th at 10:30 pm at Tattoo Moms, September 15th and 16th at 6 pm at Fergie’s

BIO. Eibhleann Clyne is a clown, comic, improviser and she is awesome. Come check her out.

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Row After Row by Jessica Dickey
Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

Row After Row by Jessica Dickey

ning Time: 60 minutes

Location: Lucky 13 Pub on 1820 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Accessibility: Stairs, no elevator

Description: When two hard-core Civil War reenactors show up for their annual Gettysburg beer and find a pretty stranger at their table, old allegiances come into question. Straddling 1863 and today, ROW AFTER ROW is a dark comedy about choosing your cause and finding your courage.

Cast: Luke Fox, Sarah Chaffee and other

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 40

Additional Venue Notes: No outside food or drink

Dates and Times: September 16th, 17th and 18th at 7:30pm

BIO. We are working actors, directors, comedians, and improvisers in Philly. We moved from VA were we previously produced and acted in a show about the Bronte family. We are longtime friends who have a love for telling stories that promote unity and compassion.

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Souled Out Monday with DJ Doc C
Sep
16
9:00 PM21:00

Souled Out Monday with DJ Doc C

Act Name:  Souled Out Monday with DJ Doc C

Running Time: 3 hours

Location: Dirty Franks, 13th and pine st, 347 South 13th st.

Accessibility: No steps

Description: Soul, RnB & hip hop

Cast: DJ Doc C, Veterinarian by Day, DJ Doc C by night

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 150

Additional Venue Notes: Cash bar

Dates and Times: Monday Sept 16, 9-12pm

BIO. DJ Doc C, Veterinarian by Day, DJ Doc C by night

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Dawn Phenomenon
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

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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Row After Row by Jessica Dickey
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

Row After Row by Jessica Dickey

ning Time: 60 minutes

Location: Lucky 13 Pub on 1820 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Accessibility: Stairs, no elevator

Description: When two hard-core Civil War reenactors show up for their annual Gettysburg beer and find a pretty stranger at their table, old allegiances come into question. Straddling 1863 and today, ROW AFTER ROW is a dark comedy about choosing your cause and finding your courage.

Cast: Luke Fox, Sarah Chaffee and other

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 40

Additional Venue Notes: No outside food or drink

Dates and Times: September 16th, 17th and 18th at 7:30pm

BIO. We are working actors, directors, comedians, and improvisers in Philly. We moved from VA were we previously produced and acted in a show about the Bronte family. We are longtime friends who have a love for telling stories that promote unity and compassion.

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MYOB: Mind Your Own Body: Irreconcilable Differences and Other Stories
Sep
18
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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Row After Row by Jessica Dickey
Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Row After Row by Jessica Dickey

ning Time: 60 minutes

Location: Lucky 13 Pub on 1820 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Accessibility: Stairs, no elevator

Description: When two hard-core Civil War reenactors show up for their annual Gettysburg beer and find a pretty stranger at their table, old allegiances come into question. Straddling 1863 and today, ROW AFTER ROW is a dark comedy about choosing your cause and finding your courage.

Cast: Luke Fox, Sarah Chaffee and other

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 40

Additional Venue Notes: No outside food or drink

Dates and Times: September 16th, 17th and 18th at 7:30pm

BIO. We are working actors, directors, comedians, and improvisers in Philly. We moved from VA were we previously produced and acted in a show about the Bronte family. We are longtime friends who have a love for telling stories that promote unity and compassion.

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Uncomfortable : A Stand-Up and Storytelling Show
Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Uncomfortable : A Stand-Up and Storytelling Show

Act Name:  Uncomfortable

Running Time: 60 minutes

Location: Tattooed Moms

Accessibility: The show is up a flight of stairs. not wheel chair accessible

Description: Uncomfortable is a stand up and storytelling show where performers are invited to explore the humor in all things awkward, difficult, taboo, painful or otherwise uncomfortable to talk about. Some of the material may be very light and some of it will be heavier but it is all guaranteed to be unique. Come spend a night with some amazing comedians as they entertain you, make you think, and bare their souls.

Cast: Hosted by Sammie James and including some awesome Philly comedians

Seating: First Come First Serve

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 80

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: 9/18, 7pm

BIO.

Sammie James is a comedian and story teller from New Jersey; where she hosts and produces The LGBT showcase Queerly Comedic. Sammie also hosts the podcast All Of My Friends Are Animals and The NYC Trans Variety show We Are Trans. She performs all over the east coast; including past appearances at Cinder Block Comedy Festival, Charm City Comedy Festival and Bechdal Test Fest; and she is soon to be your favorite disabled, nerdy, butch trans woman in comedy.



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The Detour
Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

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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The Detour
Sep
19
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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OPEN MIChael Jordan!
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIChael Jordan!

Act Name:  OPEN MIChael Jordan!

Running Time: 2 Hours

Location: Oh Shea’s Pub

Accessibility: Steps into the bar.

Description: OPEN MIChael Jordan is Philly's Phriendliest monthly standup/character open mic. This month we are pleased to bring a booked showcase full of Philadelphia's funniest faces.

Cast: Bill Reick and Brooke Tomlinson host

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 70

Additional Venue Notes: This is a full service restaurant and bar.

Dates and Times: Sept. 19th at 7:00

BIO.OPEN MIChael Jordan is Philly's Phriendliest monthly standup/character open mic. This month we are pleased to bring a booked showcase full of Philadelphia's funniest faces.

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Suicide Ward: The Musical!
Sep
19
7:15 PM19:15

Suicide Ward: The Musical!

Act Name:  Suicide Ward: The Musical!

Running Time: 30 minutes

Location: A-Space Anarchist Community Center, 4722 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Accessibility: Bathroom is narrow and not wheelchair accessible

Description: This piece takes a look at the surreal 36 hours after the first and most serious suicide attempt of an uninsured, Black non-binary poet. The heavy subject matter is delivered in the style of a delightfully earnest theatre group that goes into high schools and discourages kids from using drugs by ripping phone books in half.

Cast: Nolwazi Monique LaRue and Tyler Montgomery

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

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 30

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: Thursday, September 19 @7:15pm

BIO.

Nolwazi Monique is a queer writer, singer, spiritual teacherr, organizer, and healer who lives and works in Philadelphia. Their work examines what it means to be holy in a world where the distinction between the sacred and profane seems arbitrary. From this perspective, they explore what it means to be fully divine and human in a marginalized body.

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The NeverEnding Veggie Tale
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

The NeverEnding Veggie Tale

Act Name:  The NeverEnding Veggie Tale

Running Time: 60 minutes

Location: Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Accessibility: Small ramp inside, but wheelchair accessible

Description: The Rhubarbs are back with a new sketch comedy show for Free Fringe! Be wowed as we weave wacky and whimsical tales. Join us for storytime as we explore genres such as musical theatre, friendship, and farm-fresh produce.

Cast: The Rhubarbs: Briyana D. Clarel, Tanya Morgan, Amanda Schafer, Dan Mosley (with possible special guests!)

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

Ticket link IF you have:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rhubarbs-present-the-neverending-veggie-tale-tickets-68732716405
https://www.facebook.com/events/348847092657536/

Capacity: 50

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: Sept 19th at 8pm

BIO.The Rhubarbs are an indie sketch team with a passion for vegetables, cats, and Jason Derulo. You may recognize them from their five-month Sink or Sketch winning streak, their sold-out run of The Brave Little Rhubarbs at Philly Improv Theater, or the Tony Awards.

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The Detour
Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

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

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

  • 4050 Arts Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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 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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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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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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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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HOME SHOW
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

HOME SHOW

Act Name:   HOME SHOW

Running Time: 60 Minutes

Location: Secret. Email to reserve your seat, then we tell you what’s up.

Send email to: home757grown@gmail.com

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: Secret Location, RSVP tickets

Ticket link IF you have: Email to reserve your seat, then we tell you what’s up.

Send email to: home757grown@gmail.com

Capacity:

Additional Venue Notes:

Dates and Times: September 21, 8pm

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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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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Dawn Phenomenon
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Free Fringe at Fergie's! - Mixer, Socializer, Info Session
Jul
22
5:00 PM17:00

Free Fringe at Fergie's! - Mixer, Socializer, Info Session


Wanna do a show, attend shows, meet some artists, drink some happy hour beers, just get to connect with some theatre artist creators in Philly?

THEN COME THRU

FREE

July 22 - Mon - 5pm - 8pm

Casually hosted by Chris Davis

WHERE?
Fergie's Pub (2nd floor upstairs!)
1214 Samson St.
Philadelphia, PA

RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-fringe-philly-mixer-socializer-info-session-tickets-65218620650

or just SHOW UP!

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