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The 2020 Philadelphia Fringe and Free Fringe festivals are in full swing, and Pig Iron School students, alums, faculty, and friends are creating and sharing work that responds to and meets the challenges of the current moment. Here's a round-up of some of the art they're making. Being/With: Home -...
Confronted by the restrictions of lockdown due to COVID-19, the fearless students of the Class of 2020 quickly tackled the challenge of making work digitally and outside our studios, creating dance films, artistic exchanges, Zoom dramas, and more. They shared these works in public showings held via...
Sohrab Haghverdi is among the UArts/MFA students who traveled to the Southern border in March of 2019 to observe the edges of America and the people that live their lives there. Below, he describes confronting the physical border and in turn, his own fear. At some point in the last year I decided to...
Anna Basile is among the first year UArts/Pig Iron MFA students that traveled to the northern border of the United States, spending time in both Madawaska, Maine and Edmundston, New Brunswick. Below, she recounts her experience in a library build directly on the border between the U.S. and Canada...
Will Quinn is among the first year UArts/Pig Iron MFA students that traveled to the northern border of the United States, spending time in both Madawaska, Maine and Edmundston, New Brunswick. Below, he discusses the role of borders in our mythic, collective memory. In our oldest stories and myths...