Students & Alums in the 2016 Fringe
This September brings the 20th anniversary of the annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and our students, alums, and faculty are busy with all manner of shows:
- Red 40 & The Last Groovement, Philadelphia's preeminent funk/disco/r&b clowns, help kick off the festival with a late night dance party. Red 40 includes Martha Stuckey '13, Caitlin Antram '13, Jess Conda '13, Ben Grinberg '13, and Alice Yorke '13.
- Almanac Dance Circus Theatre presents Exile 2588, an acrobatic folk music space epic adaptation of the Greek story of Io. Almanac co-founders Nick Gilette '13 and Ben Grinberg '13 are creator/performers, and the show also features contributions from Nick Jonczak '15, co-Aristic Director of Pig Iron Dan Rothenberg, and APT faculty member Aaron Cromie.
- Applied Mechanics present Feed, a play that you can eat. Brett Robinson '16 performs.
- The Renegade Company presents Animal Farm to Table, a new form of dinner theater using the subject matter, philosophy, and themes of George Orwell’s novel and transposing it to today’s Philadelphia. Conceived and directed by Mike Durkin '17.
- Nichole Canuso Dance Company / Early Morning Opera present Pandæmonium, a cinematic dance-theater concert that explores the fear and enticement embedded in the American desert landscape, taking on questions of separation and connection in today’s world. Co-creator, choreographer, and performer Nichole Canuso is a member of the APT faculty; Alicia Crosby '15 provides prop design.
- The Medium Theatre Company presents One Way Red, a one woman spacewalk through a sea of red Netflix sleeves and iron oxide dust, preceded by a constellation of other Mars-inspired happenings. Alice Yorke '13 performs.
- Team Sunshine Performance Corporation presents the second iteration of their decades-long work The Sincerity Project. Melissa Krodman '13 is a creator/perfomer, and the piece is directed by Pig Iron company member Alex Torra.
- In the Digital Fringe, Alicia Crosby '15, Sara Vanasse '15, and Francesca Montanile '15 present Art/Not Art.
- Martha Graham Cracker, alter ego of Pig Iron founding artistic director and APT faculty member Dito van Reigersberg, closes out the festival.