3:44 by Claris Park and Grayce Hoffman. Katie is a 24 year-old recent college grad and consultant at PCG. Life is good, but even after working 80-hour weeks, Katie doesn’t get any sleep. Every night, she wakes up disoriented, and she has taken to doing exercises to help her pinpoint the cause of her sleep issues. On this particular night, she wakes up with a jolt…. Performer: Claris Park. Director: Grayce Hoffman. Design: David de Lacoste-Azizi. Graphic Design: Shreshth Khilani. Genre: Comedy-Drama. Run Time: 45 minutes. Performances: June 24th & 25th at 7 & 9 pm Location: Corner of 43rd and Chester. Tickets: PYWC $5-10 suggested.
An Act of Intensity; or, What Remains When a Person is Gone Subtitle: for C. D. Wright by Ben Grinberg, with writings by CD Wright Performed by Ben Grinberg. The poet C. D. Wright didn’t like to eat octopus (she thought they were smarter than human beings), but when she cracked in desperation, she would remark about how she liked the taste. “I have realized that your work is important in a way that I didn’t fully understand,” Eiko said to the young man with the camera, who just-so-happened to be at the table on a warm summer night in Santiago when C. D. ate a cephalopod, “What you do preserves people who are no longer here.” Genre: Poetry/Dance/Theatre Outside Eyes: Alice Yorke and Nick Jonczak Show Times: June 22nd at 7pm and June 24th at 8:30pm. Run Time: 45 minutes Location: 5th & Cecil B. Moore
Belonging by Alana Gerlach. Given up for adoption, struggling to fit in her new life, this dramedy explores the meaning of family and what it means to belong. Genre: Dramedy. Run Time: 45-60 minutes Location: East Gate Church – 3500 Spring Garden Street Performances: Friday, June 24 @ 8, and Saturday, June 25 @ 2 & 8 pm. Reservations: email@example.com
The Best of Me, created by J Hernandez and Amanda Schoonover On September 16, 1996, blood had begun to seep through the ceilings of Ricardo Lopez’s Hollywood, FL apartment complex. Police enter the apartment to find the body of a man covered in grease paint, along with 18 hours of video footage and a note on the wall reading “The Best of Me.” Ricardo Lopez’s videotapes … a series of recordings which capture his views on life, love, art, revenge, obsession, loneliness, and death, were confiscated by the FBI in their investigation when they discovered he put into motion an assassination attempt on the life of pop singer, Bjork, in his wake. Later, these videotapes would be released to journalists through their media center. Within a few years, they were anonymously released on YouTube for the entire world to see … where they remain online to this very day. This is Ricardo’s story. Intended for Mature Audiences Directed by: Amanda Schoonover. Performances: Sunday 19th @ 4PM, Monday 20th @ 4PM Run Time: 45-55 minutes. Genre: theatre piece. Location: Studio X, 1340 S. 13th Street Tickets: PWYC, suggest $5 donation. Notes: Intended for Mature Audiences
Bind: An In-Progress Showing by Corinna Burns. In 1993, Corinna dropped out of college and moved into the city of Philadelphia. Then she went a little wild, and took an unusual job. This is the story of that time. This show is not family friendly. Show Times: June 16th, 17th at 9pm and June 18th at 12:30pm and 7:30pm. Run Time: 30 minutes. Genre: Solo theatre piece/ monologue. Location: Skinner Studio at Plays & Players. Tickets: PWYC Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Guilt, created by Kelly McCaughan. A dark comedic telling of what it was like being raised Catholic and attending private Catholic school from preschool through 12th grade. Show Times: June 24th, 25th and 26th at 8:30pm. Run Time: no longer than an hour Genre: dark comedy. Location: TBA Tickets: suggested $5 donation
Cemetery Dance by Julia Brandenberger. In a landscape featuring “signs of death”, our attention will be directed on life. We’ll begin with a guided meditative walk to the location where I will share my practice of dancing in cemeteries. My movement vocabulary is grounded in ballet and extends from that center. The performance concludes with a participatory practice sharing. Show Times: June 24th and 25th at 6pm. Run Time: 40 minutes. Genre: Dance, Meditative Practice, Nature. Location: Woodlands Cemetery, the entrance across from the 40th St trolley portal where Baltimore Ave and Woodland Ave intersect S 39th St. Tickets: PWYC
Chinchilla Coats by Chris Davis. Covering such topics as: the true cost of a chinchilla coat, animal cruelty, depression, family dollar stores, one-liners and the excruciating anxiety of living in our modern age. In Chinchilla Coats, American stand-up Chris Davis explores new comedic terrain, and illuminates life’s turmoils with his dry observations, or something like that. A world-premiere stand-up show that will be performed in Edinburgh Fringe 2016. See it before Scotland does!! Tickets: PWYC Location: Plays & Players 3rd Floor – 1714 Delancey Street Show Times: June 16 – Thursday – 10:30pm, June 17 – Friday – 10:30pm, June 18 – Saturday – 10:00pm, June 19 – Sunday – 8:00pm Reservations: chinchillacoats.brownpapertickets.com
Cockatrice by Bradley Wrenn. Cockatrice is cruel tale fueled by imagination. It makes you feel special, while drawing you deeper and deeper into the bowels of a dank and musty dungeon. The piece demands that you believe in a world that is both there and not there. My goal is to lose total control of the audience, have them kill me and toss my body on banks of the Ganges. Genre: Horrifying Clown NIghtmare Run Time: 35 minutes Tickets: PWYC Location: Plays & Players – Skinner Studio 1714 Delancey Street
The Dark Room by Julia Brandenberger.“The Dark Room” is an experiential journey in darkness. A pitch black room, fire, and personal objects are all part of the intimate, participatory landscape. The hour long experience is shared among four people. Music: Ryan Dougherty. Show Times: June 18th: 1-2 PM, 2:15-3:15 PM, 3:30-4:30 PM Run Time: 75 minutes. Genre: Site Specific, Participatory, Guided Journey. Location: Headlong Dance Theatre Capacity: 3 people per performance. Tickets: PWYC. Email email@example.com for reservations.
Dream Sequence by Noah Levine. Directed by Amelia Williams. WANTED: Three interested artists to attend the inaugural meeting of UTACO (Unaffiliated Theatre Artists Creating Opportunities). I will NOT get distracted by anythingnot any of my hobbies, or my sleep deprivation, or this tasty looking banana. What is this banana doing here anyway? Genre: Theatre, intimate but not interactive. Run Time: 30 minutes Location: 45th & Locust
Everything’s Fine! (#theaternow) by Alex Clothier. Directed by Tommy Butler. Alex’s grandma was hit by a train. It’s one of the [many] things his family doesn’t discuss, so Alex has decided to talk about it with total strangers. An extemporaneous explorationof family and storytelling, Everything’s Fine! is an intimate event full of secrets, laughter, and food. Show Times: Saturday, June 25th at 8pm and Sunday, June 26th at 2pm. Genre: Comedy/Storytelling/Improvisation Run Time: 60 minutes. Tickets: Suggested $10 Location: Reed & Dickinson Producer/Dramaturg: Emilia LaPenta Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org More info: Watch This Video
Felix the Helix makes your brain happy! Okay, imagine a lounge singer using a magic box to open portals to other times, other places. You can step through them to witness unearthly vistas, beautiful and terrifying, and then return home wiser for the trip. Got it? Great. Also, banjo. Created by Pete Heleva. Run Time: 60 minutes. Genre: Performance art – music, Post Lounge/Electrofolk (Alternative/underground electronic pop music) Lyrics have a Zen bent. Location: Little Berlin, 2430 Coral Street ,Philadelphia PA 19125 Show Time: Tuesday, June 21st at 7:00 pm More info: facebook and soundcloud
For A Good Time Call (14th Street) Created by Mike Durkin. A man will be tethered to his phone for a week, he will pick it up at any hour. Call the number. Speak to the guy. Complete a task. Meet at a location. For A Good Time Call is about getting lost, discoveringnew things and understanding our diverse communities. From the guy who brought you Roses Are Red, and Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks. Show Times: June 16th – 23rd. 24 hours. Run Time: 60 minutes Genre: Interdisciplinary, Dance, Theater, Site-Specific, Audience of One Location: All over the city. Special Instructions: A number will be revealed at midnight on Wednesday June 15th, audience will call the number and await instructions. This will lead to a potential meet-up. Phone Number: 267-343-2009
Get a Way Closer by Donald Hallcom. 5 characters: male, female, young-ish, not so young, biped, quadruped, etc. – share their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts on: sardines, UFC, Bach, howling at the moon, family, and, what’s right and wrong with the world. Show Time: June 26th at 3pm. Run Time: 50-60 minutes. Genre: Monologue – comedy/drama/absurd. Location: William Way Community Center – Philadelphia Room. Tickets: PWYC
Harley by Eric Singel. Harley is eighteen years old today. “Today” is September 11. And that’s the BEST thing about Harley’s day. Of course, he’s vlogging about it, but…well, you’ll see. Performed by: Johnny Smith. Genre: Staged reading. Run Time: 1 hour. Location: TBA. Tickets: PWYC $5 suggested.
How to Get from Hebron to Ramallah Join Humble Mumbles on a short “arduous” jaunt as we simulate the experience of West Bank travel, as unreliably experienced by privileged white Westerners. We’ll go via foot, (imagined) taxi and bus from East Jerusalem —> Hebron —> Ramallah. Experience checkpoints, avoid soldiers & hear recordings of people who do it every day. Plus snacks.Created and Performed by Humble Mumbles. Run time: 30 minutes. Genre: Radio performance Location: 9th and Federal Please note: This is a short walking tour with an audio component
I, Phone by J. Gulotta. It’s the apocalypse and Lisa is with the one she loves most: her phone. Lisa makes phone call. Lisa makes phone text. Lisa makes phone bow to her every whim. Laurel is that phone. Seek shelter with us as girl-with- gadget and gadget-played- by-girl brave the storm of the century. Performed by: Laurel Margaret Johnson and Lisa Colasanti. Directed by: Amanda Claire Buckley. Run time: 45 minutes. Genre: Comedy. Location: The Art Church (5219 Webster Street.) Date: June 25th at 8 pm
Jack O’Keeffe Talks About Radiohead. Jack O’Keeffe invites you to his apartment for a fun and informal presentation on his favorite band, Radiohead, and what they mean to him. There’s nothing in his bedroom. Don’t go in his bedroom. Ignore the sounds coming from his bedroom. You are not safe in the bedroom. Director: Shannon Fahey. Run Time: 40 minutes. Genre: Comedy, PowerPoint Presentation, Horror, Educational, Sing-Along. Show Times: June 17th at 8pm and 10pm, June 18th at 2pm and 8pm, June 19th at 2pm and 8pm. Location: 8th and Wallace. Tickets: PWYC. Reservations: RadioheadJack@gmail.com
Jealous by Monica Wiles is an exploration of the worst. “There’s just one shot left in this glass… don’t make me break it” – Beyonce. In Collaboration with: Erin Carney, Dani Solomon and Emily Dale White. Run Time: 45 minutes. Genre: Interdisciplinary, multimedia, comedy, tragedy, dance, poetry. Location: 22nd and Point Breeze. Capacity: 10-20. Tickets: PWYC $5 suggested. Sharing the bill with: Specula.
Kid Haus Present’s Mikie Mayo’s Baby Sitters Club Experiment. Mikie will perform a completely improvised show with nothing more than a copy of the The Baby Sitters Club in his living room, throughout the performance directors Erin Carney, Ciera Gardner, Monica Wiles will come from upstairs interrupt the performance, and give a completely different direction without seeing it! This will only happen one time so STAY WOKE!!! Creators: Mikie Mayo, Erin Carney, Ciera Gardner, Monica Wiles. Genre: Improvisational, Comedy, Dance. Run Time: 30-45 minutes. Location: Federal and Dorrance. Show Time: June 21st at 11pm. Tickets: PWYC. Reservations: email@example.com
Living a Making by Sean Thomas Boyt and Kat J. Sullivan A twoforone: Living a Making consists of a pair of brand new solos created, traded, and performed by Sean Thomas Boyt and Kat J. Sullivan. These dance works abstract professional insecurities, expectations of the future, and personal narrative onto the body and into the open. Performed outside, rain or shine. Genre: Dance Run Time: 20 minutes Location:Washington Square Park (southwest corner) Performances: 1pm, 3pm. 5pm, 7pm on Sunday, June 26. more info: STBDancing.com katjsullivan.com
Lucid Story by Gavin Whitt. Lucid has been nursing a broken heart since the beginning of mankind. He’s ready to speak out and set the record straight. Two of the world’s oldest figures come alive to tell the story of a love affair gone wrong. Once the truth is out whose side will you be on? Performed by: Whimsycube. Genre: Storytelling/Theater. Run Time: 45 minutes. Location: Studio 1831. Show Times: June 24 and June 25 @ 7:30pm. Tickets: $8. More info: whimsycube.com
Magdalene by Rachel Gluck. Directed by Brenna Geffers. Performed by Colleen Hughs. Presented with Curio Theatre Company Sequestered in a cave by saints, a mystical woman waits. She has been called many things: Priestess. Heretic. Whore. Inconsequential. She is expecting you. This part ritual, part performance tells the story of Mary Magdalene, one of the most complex but recognizable icons of the feminine divinity. Genre: Theater, Storytelling, Movement. Show Times: June 16th at 8pm, June 17th at 8pm, June 18th at 9pm, June 19th at 4pm, June 24th at 10pm, June 25th at 9pm, June 26th at 6:30pm. Run Time: 45 minutes Location: Curio Theatre, The Calvary Center – 4740 Baltimore Ave. As space is limited, we recommend reserving seats at http://www.colleenhughes.com/magdalene
Marguerite (working title) by Martha Stuckey & Douglas Williams. Marguerite has no friends. Marguerite has ideas. Marguerite will use ideas to have friends. Friends! Ideas! Marguerite! Ideas! Dates: 6/17 @ 8pm, 6/19 @ 3pm, 6/20 @ 8pm Run Time: 45 minutes Genre: Devised awkward comedy with music and free beer. Location: Dauphin & Almond (Fishtown)
Micromania by Julius Ferraro explores the human obsession (fear?) with the tiny, inconsequential, and useless. Trapped in the abominable TeamWorkShop with no tools but their minds, three coworkers will escape only by ridding the office of an (imaginary?) infestation. Will they fall prey to the infernal machinations of this mellifluous influence? Directed by Dani Solomon. Show Times: June 16th, 18th, 19th and 21st at 7:30pm. Run Time: 55 minutes. Genre: Theatre. Location: Headlong Dance Theater offices. Capacity: 20. Tickets: PWYC. Reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Music to Laugh By” by Hank Curry & Lesley Berkowitz This is a two person ( so not solo, but we are keeping it in the ethos of solow) clown exploration of Muzak and the desire to control other people through music. Genre: Clown show. Tickets: $5-1o suggested. Champagne available for a $6 donation. Tickets: Reserve by emailing email@example.com Location: The Whole Shebang in South Philadelphia ( 1813 S 11th St) Performances: 7 pm June 16, 17th, and 18th.
Oliver and David: Mystic Masters by Oliver Jane and David Jacobi Come witness back-to-back solo performances by David Jacobi and Oliver Jane. David dabbles in Chaos Magick. Oliver dabbles in Eastern Philosophy and Shamanistic modalities. But make no mistake…they are MASTERS. Join them in Oliver’s lavish garden and let them feed you spirituality, the occult, and vegetarian grub… Show Times: June 23rd and 24th at 7pm. Run time: 45 minutes.Genre: Interactive comedy/ dinner theatre Location: North Lithgow St and Harlan St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations
Onion Dances, Created by Talia Mason After slicing bags of onions, I still hadn’t cried. For most this would be a good thing, but for me, it was disappointment. My strategy was to cut into the collective memory I believe onions contain. Uncooked, eager, inquisitive, Onion Dances is a solo exploration of my roots. Show Times: June 17th at 7pm, 18th at 8pm and 26th at 7pm. Run Time: 40 minutes Location: Headlong Dance Studios Tickets: $5-10 at the door. Sound Designer & Dramaturg: Mira Treatman Genre: Dance-theater, interdisciplinary, storytelling, modern dance. For more information, visit: https://taliamason.com/news
pause. by Vanessa Erin Gross. You are in a home. The lights flicker. You think you’re alone. “pause.” is a silent exploration of physicality and flaws that questions who I am and if I want to be that person. BYO flashlight. Show Times: June 22nd and 23rd at 9pm. Run Time: 25-30 minutes. Genre: Dance. Location: Morris and Hicks Sts. Tickets: PWYC
The Post-Modern Percussionist, Created and Performed by Andy Thierauf is a solo percussion concert featuring original works for acoustic instruments and electronics. Combining found instruments like tin cans, flower pots, and pipes along with traditional percussion instruments, Andy explores sound, noise, and everything in between. Show Time: June 24th at 8pm. Run time: 60 minutes. Genre: music/sound design. Location: The Iron Factory, Fontain St., between Mascher and Howard Sts. Tickets: PWYC, suggest $5. More info: www.andythierauf.com
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED created and performed by Nicole Quenelle
How do we measure time? What is contained in a moment? And just what the heck are we waiting for, anyway? Join JoAnn Merriweather in a time management seminar for you, the employees of Building 14, as we take a deep dive into these questions—and potentially our Google calendars. Refreshments will be provided. (This piece is a work-in-progress excerpt of THE LONG TIDES, a piece exploring themes of time, work, solitude and salvation — with inspiration from Ted Talks, Stephen Hawking, and the writings of T.S. Elliot. It premiers in the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe.) Note: This performance includes both audience participation and gluten. Genre: Time management seminar (theater) Run Time: 35-40 minutes Location: The Skinner Studio at Plays & Players (1714 Delancey Place) Tickets: Pay What You Can ($5-$10 suggested donation) Reservations: email email@example.com Dates: June 16th and 17th at 8 p.m., June 18th at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Rejected Thoughts Created by Mira Treatman & Irina Varina As friends and collaborators, we worked closely to hold space for each other to share: that thing on our mind lately, or that thing that’s been there for years and wouldn’t leave, what/who we love now, what fears, and what about our bodies (there will be dancing, there will be talking). We labeled some of the things that came out “rejected thoughts”. Come be our guest in a lovely South Philly home as we share what emerged out of this. Possible manifestations include: a dance routine with swan arms; Mira’s reading from a play she wrote at age 15; Irina’s waiting for somebody to open 10,000 doors. Run time: 50 minutes Genre: Dance theater, performance art Location: South Philadelphia home near Reed & 22nd (there is a cat) Tickets: suggested $5-10 donation Reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org Capacity: 20 Dates: June 22, 24, 25 at 7pm.
She-Fool by Francesca Piccioni and Randi Hickey. She is your average, American clown, and aspiring feminist. She-fool playfully navigates the misconceptions and misunderstandings of third-wave feminism, and how it manifests in media, relationships, and body image. Creators Randi Hickey and Francesca Piccioni grapple with She’s ignorance and curiosity as she seeks to find the truths behind feminism. Dramaturgy by: Aria Velz. Sound Design by: Eliana Fabiyi. Genre: Feminism, clown, multimedia. Run Time: 50 minutes. Show Times:June 24 at 7pm and June 25 at 1pm and 6pm. Location: 41st and Filbert. Capacity: 30. Tickets: $5 suggested donation. More information: Blog and Pinterest
performance detailing the chaotic love between a magical puppet and a deranged rabbit. Created and Performed by: Cory Kram. Genre: Interdisciplinary performance art. Run Time: 1 hour. Show Times: June 16th and 25th at 8pm. Location: 49th and Larchwood. Tickets PWYC. More information: Here and Here