We’re excited for our clients who were mentioned in J. Cooper Robb’s recent “PW’s Picks for Best Theater This Year” article which gives a run-down of the finest in Philly theater.
As we proudly represent Brat Productions’ next Halloween production set for this fall, Carrie, Philadelphia Weekly recognized Brat’s Haunted Poe as the Best Production of a Play and Haunted Poe’s Alisa Sickora Kleckner with Best Costume Design, calling the production “the season’s wildest ride.”
The Wilma Theater’s “wickedly funny” Becky Shaw was among the top ten productions this year, while the Wilma was also credited with Best Lighting Design (Thom Weaver) and Best Original Music (Mogauwane Mahloele), both for Athol Fugard’s Coming Home. The Wilma also racked up two Honorable Mention nods for the productions of Coming Home and Language Rooms.
Philadelphia Weekly also praised Swim Pony Performing Arts for its innovative interstellar site-specific world premiere of SURVIVE!, the company’s inaugural production.
Click here to check out the full article on the PW website.
If you want to get an early sneak preview of what’s happening in this year’s Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe, or if you’re an artist who wants to workshop some new material, make sure you head to National Mechanics (22 S. 3rd St. in Old City on Monday, June 28 for “The Fringe Fest Sideshow.”
The first night of a three-part series, this is a FREE event open to any artists or festival fans 21 and up. Here’s what the organizers say you can do with this opportunity: Read more »
It’s that time of year again! It’s June 16th, which means it is time for friends, neighbors, Joyce enthusiasts, and curious passersbys to join together for Bloomsday hosted by the Rosenbach Museum & Library to celebrate the day on which James Joyce’s famed protagonist Leopold Bloom made his fictional odyssey through Dublin in Ulysses! In anticipation of rain in today’s forecast, the Rosenbach, home of the original manuscript of Joyce’s classic novel, will be hosting the annual Philadelphia tradition at Trinity Center for Urban Life at 22nd & Spruce Streets.
Stop by between noon and 7 p.m. tonight to hear some of Philadelphia’s most notable personalities read from Ulysses, including Mayor Nutter, Nobel Prize-winner Baruch Samuel Blumberg, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center Ann Ewers, Director of the Rosenbach Derick Dreher, and the former Associate Director of the Rosenbach, currently with the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, Mike Barsanti, among others.
Mike Barsanti, who will be reading immediately following Mayor Nutter at 3:20 p.m., is the founding partner of Throwaway Horse, the company developing the online comic book version of Ulysses, ulyssesseen.com, for which Mike is also an editor. This year, on the brink of Bloomsday, ulyssesseen.com has found itself in the midst of a censorship battle with Apple over the comic’s iPad app. To read up on the developing controversy, check out the articles recently featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker.
While gearing up for their inaugural production, the world premiere of SURVIVE!, Swim Pony Performing Arts will be co-hosting Philadelphia’s next large-scale improv event “Glowstick Milky Way Galaxy” with the Drexel group Urban Playground. In the spirit of Urban Playground’s April 1st 30th Street Station Freeze, Swim Pony and Urban Playground are calling all organized fun enthusiasts to wear black and come to Woodland Walk (34th and Chestnut Street in University City) yielding sources of glowing light such as cell phones, glowsticks, and flashlights to create a human, spinning representation of our galaxy on May 21 from 10 - 10:30pm. So, grab a glowstick, your cell phone, and a flashlight or two, and we’ll see you there!
Check out Swim Pony’s Canary client page for more details about the new company andSURVIVE!.