2023 Philly Fringe Festival Guide

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The 27th annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival features local, national, and international artists bringing their freshest ideas to neighborhoods across Philadelphia. From our 6 Curated performances , to 290+ independently produced shows , to 5 Satellite Festival Hubs, we have something for everyone … everyone open to creatively expanding their perspective, that is.

Among hundreds of similar festivals around the world, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, presented by FringeArts, is one of the largest in the United States. FringeArts has become Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that pushes the boundaries of art-making and redefines the artistic landscape worldwide.

Use this guide to plan your Philly Fringe, and be sure to visit PhillyFringe.org for the most up-to-date information.

3 weeks + nearly 300 shows + citywide venues = all the daring, defiant, delightful, and downright innovative artistry you could hope for.
Circus, p 9 Dance p 12 Comedy & Improv p 17 Film p 21 Spoken Word & Storytelling p 22 Music p 23 Nightlife & Cabaret p 25 Theater p 26 Immersive/Interactive Experience p 35 Visual Arts p 38 Kid Fringe (Art for Young Audiences) p 39 Digital p 41 Workshops/Classes p 42 3 Memberships 4 Ticketing Info 6 Festival Campus 7 Satellite Festival Hubs 8 Philly Fringies 8 Plan Your Philly Fringe 43 Thank Yous 2


Our 12-month membership includes exclusive benefits at FringeArts throughout the year, including the annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Blue Heaven Comedy Festival, Hand to Hand Circus Festival, and more! We’re talking discounts, advance purchasing, members-only events, swag, and more.


• 20% off 2 tickets per show*

• 4 complimentary drink tickets to Fringe Bar

• 2 complimentary “Bring A Friend” guest passes


• 20% off 1 ticket per show*

• 2 complimentary drink tickets to Fringe Bar

• 1 complimentary “Bring A Friend” guest pass


• Exclusive advance email notification of upcoming events and opportunities to buy tickets before the general public

• Invitations to members-only dress rehearsals and works-in-progress showings

• FringeArts tote bag

• Free ticket exchanges

*During the 2023 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the 20% off discount only applies to non-PWYC shows priced over $15. Be sure to buy your membership BEFORE you purchase tickets to ensure you receive the membership discount; you will receive discount instructions via email. Membership cannot be combined with any other discounts.


The performing arts have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and FringeArts remains committed to the health and safety of audiences, artists, staff, and the broader Philadelphia community.

We have given artists flexibility to choose a level of COVID precaution that works best for their venue and performance. Please visit PhillyFringe. org for details about the health and safety policies of each show. Note that policies are subject to change in accordance with the City’s COVID-19 Response Levels

Thank you for remaining adaptive and understanding.


As an artistic and cultural institution in this city, we take seriously our responsibility to be accessible to every Philadelphian, at every entryway. Wheelchair accessibility is indicated in this Guide. Visit PhillyFringe.org to view additional accessibility offerings—including audio description, hearing assistance headsets, relaxed performances, open captioning, and ASL interpretation.

If you have any questions, please contact Patron Services at PatronServices@FringeArts.com or 215-413-1318, or visit the Box Office during business hours. Learn more about FringeArts accessibility practices at FringeArts.com/accessibility

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Online at PhillyFringe.org

You may purchase tickets to multiple shows at once; go to individual show pages and add your tickets to the cart, then purchase using a credit card. You will receive an email order confirmation with your tickets attached. Print your ticket for admission, or display your ticket at the venue on your smartphone or tablet. FringeArts Members, be sure to log in first before shopping to receive your discount!

Call 215-413-1318

Our staff can process your ticket order over the phone with a credit card on weekdays from 11am-5pm and during the Fringe Festival Box Office hours (see below).

At the Fringe Festival Box Office Stop by the Fringe Festival Box Office, open August 28–September 24. Buy tickets with cash or credit card (no checks). Tickets for FringeArts Curated performances are on sale at the box office until one hour before show time. Tickets for all other Fringe performances are on sale until two hours before show time.

Box office location: 140 N Columbus Blvd (at Race) Philadelphia, PA 19106 215-413-1318

Box office hours:

August 28–September 3: 12–5pm

September 4–September 24: 11am–8pm

At the Performance Venue

We highly recommend buying tickets in advance to receive important information in our Know Before You Go emails. However, when available, tickets may be purchased at the venue starting one hour prior to performances for FringeArts Curated shows, and 30 minutes prior to performances for independently produced Fringe shows. Most independently produced Fringe shows are cash only. We cannot guarantee tickets will be available at the venue; please check PhillyFringe.org make sure a show has not sold out.

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FringeArts does not offer refunds. Exchanges are offered for free to FringeArts Members and Producers Circle members, and for $2 per ticket to non-members. Exchanges may only be made up to two hours before the ticketed performance and only for a different performance of the same show.


Seating for most shows is on a first-come, firstserved basis. Latecomers are seated at the discretion of the house manager. Some shows do not allow late seating, so arrive early!

Discountsare available!


Discounts are available for members, groups, students and 25-and-under, ACCESS cardholders, and artists/industry. Visit PhillyFringe.org/box-office/ for more information.

FringeArts Members

Members receive 20% off tickets to Fringe Festival shows and FringeArts events throughout the year, along with free ticket exchanges, advance access to tickets and seats, and numerous other benefits. See below or FringeArts.com/Membership for more info.


Groups of 10+ save 25% on tickets. Email patronservices@FringeArts.com or call 215-413-1318 for group orders.

Students + 25-and-under

All current students and anyone 25-and-under gets FringeArts Curated show tickets for just $15 and a $5 discount on independently produced Fringe Festival show tickets if the original price is $20 or more. Valid student ID or proof of age required.

ACCESS Cardholders

Pennsylvania ACCESS cardholders can receive up to four $2 tickets to all FringeArts Curated shows with a free FringeACCESS membership. Cards must be registered, either online during ticket purchase or in-person at our FringeArts offices. Visit FringeArts.com/FringeACCESS for more info.

Artist/Industry Rush

Artists participating in the Fringe Festival receive $5 rush tickets to all Fringe Festival shows, at the door 30 minutes before showtime, subject to availability.


Volunteering is a great way to be a part of the Fringe Festival and to see shows for free. For more information, email Volunteer@FringeArts.com or call 445-300-9066.


FeStivaL cAmPus

Aug 21 + 28 at 7pm • FringeArts


September 7–24 • FringeArts + Fringe Bar

Set on the Delaware River waterfront and located inside a historical riverfront pumping station, FringeArts is an active and exciting art-centered social environment for those looking to connect and create community focused around the arts. Throughout the festival, join us at FringeArts to experience an array of campus programming including art installations, artist-focused workshops, networking opportunities and more!

The latest addition to the FringeArts site, Fringe Bar, provides a highly versatile and unforgettable experience to the campus community. Enjoy soulful pub cuisine alongside an array of eclectic and funky beverage options enhanced by DJs, dancing, and live music throughout the festival.

Unsure of what to see during the Festival?

Want to get a tiny sample of the nearly 300 Fringe Festival shows? Join us for free Festival Preview Nights, taking place Mondays Aug 21 and 28 at 7pm at FringeArts!

Dance, Theater, Improv, Comedy!

It’s like a Fringe Festival sample platter!

Each night, a new group of mystery performances will be highlighted on the FringeArts stage. Come meet the performers, preview their shows, and learn more about the upcoming festival!

Visit PhillyFringe.org for the full lineup.

Stop by Fringe Bar throughout the Fringe Festival for dinner and drinks. Show your ticket to any Fringe Festival shows for 20% off your tab*! Preview the menu at Fringbarphilly.com and reserve a table at opentable.com.

*Offer may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions, or used for restaurant week menu. Offer valid once per ticket for ticketholder only, not valid for multiple parties or orders.


SatelLite FestivaL HuBs

Maximize your festival experience by visiting a Philadelphia Fringe Festival Hub!

Festival Hubs are vibrant centers of activity that host multiple performances and artists during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. FringeArts is proud to partner with these independent hubs who provide artist support, community connections, and unique audience experiences! Look for Hub logos on individual events and visit their websites for information.


Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risktaking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation. This year, they will present over 500 performances of 150+ shows across 4 venues in the Riverwards: Maas Building (1320 N 5th St), Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St), Fidget (1714 N Mascher St), and Liberty Lands Park. Learn more at cannonballfestival.org


Circus Campus, established in 2017, fosters a tight-knit community of teachers, students, performers, and creators. Its inaugural Philadelphia Fringe Festival hub showcases the skills and variety of these incredible people. Visit their beautifully restored church facility in leafy-green West Mt. Airy, directly adjacent to Upsal Station. Sept 8–Sept 24 at Circus Campus (6452 Greene St). Learn more at circuscampusphiladelphia.com/presents


Crossroads Comedy Theater is a roaming home for comedy shows, classes, and podcasts. Whether you like to sit back and watch improv, sketch comedy, stand-up, storytelling, or any other type of comedy or are interested in learning how to do those things—they got your back! Sept 11–24 at Theatre Exile (1340 S. 13th St). Learn more at xroadscomedy.com


An Art for Young Audiences Hub, Presented by Philly Children’s Theatre

This new annual hub, curated by Philly Children’s Theatre for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, is the perfect opportunity to let your imaginations run wild through the power of art. Join us on September 23rd and 24th at the Boys and Girls Club of West Philadelphia in Cobbs Creek for two full days of art-making, music-creating, dance-grooving workshops provided by organizations across Philadelphia. You’ll also have the chance to watch interactive performances of opera, theatre, storytelling, and dance. All events are pay-what-you-wish! Daydream: An Art for Young Audiences Hub is the perfect opportunity to spark creativity and create lasting memories. Sep 23–24 at Caring People Alliance Cobbs Creek Boys and Girls Club (5843-55 Catharine St). Learn more at phillychildrenstheatre.org


Presented by The Friends of Laurel Hill

Since 1978, the Friends of Laurel Hill has continued to serve as stewards of two historic cemeteries as well as curating year-round programs, tours, and events. Laurel Hill East is a Victorian cemetery founded in 1836, a National Historic Landmark, and an immersive outdoor performance environment for shapeshifters and taphophiles. Sept 14–Sept 30 at Laurel Hill East (3822 Ridge Avenue). laurelhillphl.com/fringe


PHilLy FriNgieS

The Philadelphia Fringe Festival Audience Choice Awards

Submit a ballot after attending each independent Philadelphia Fringe Festival performance!

After attending any independent Fringe show, audiences are invited to submit a 1–5 star score with feedback about the performance.

FringeArts will share the frontrunners weekly on social media and announce the overall audience choice winners in each category after the festival. Stay tuned to find out who took home the Philly Fringie in each category!

To vote, look for Philly Fringies posters at the performance venues and scan the QR codes, or click the link sent in the post-show email.


Art for Young Audiences: Triggered by Danse4Nia

Circus : Bodies by Watermelon Bathtub

Comedy/Improv: STRESS EXORCIST by Mary McCool

Dance: KCBC x KCBCII: Summer Series by Klassic

Contemporary Ballet Company

Digital: Next Chapter by Three Sheets

Film: Animation Nation IV by The Women’s Film Festival

Immersive/Interactive Experience: Yes, We’re Ready, We’ll Split an Order of Fries for The Table–Does That Work for You?–Sure, One Check Is Fine by Mike Durkin and Nick Schwasman

Music: Daughter of the Sea by Laura Lizcano

Storytelling: Lindsey Noel: I’m a Magician by Lindsey Noel

Theater: Scarlet Letter by Humble Materials

Theater: Oedipus in Seattle by Savannah Reich

Visual Art/Installations: Forever Never Lasts by See/Hear

Now Pop-Up Enterprises Worldwide

Plan Your PhILly FriNGe


• Check out our Curated shows — pull-out

• Browse by event category — pages 9–47

The following pages are your introduction to the 290+ shows in the 2023 Philadelphia Fringe Festival!


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$7 Girl

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

What is a Radical Permissionist? Mae West- a queer, trans sex worker- wants you to be one. Named one of the Best Dance Performances in Philadelphia by the Inquirer, $7 Girl uses virtuosity, storytelling, aerial work, and improvisation to bring you into the social issues that often go unheard.

Sept 21, 24 at 9:30pm, Sept 22 at 9:45pm, Sept 23 at 6:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/56225

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

American Dream: One Clown's Love A air with Capitalism

Artivism Dance Theatre & Commonwealth Circus Center

Come watch the classic American dream play out for one young clown on the heels of entering the job market for the first time. Oh, how the world spins in brutally unfair ways! Isn't it a meritocracy anymore? Watch the story unfold with music, dancing, and yes, a little bit of mayhem, ahem, circus!

Sept 6 at 8pm, Sept 7 at 5pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/80164

Cirque Du Heauxleil

Cirque Du Heauxleil

Step right up, step right up! We've got clowns, cheese, tease, and sleaze! Cirque Du Heauxleil is Philly's premiere salacious circus sideshow; peek inside the tent and prepare to be amazed by our poledancing clowns, bed of nails strangebabes, and our resident human pincushion.

Sept 14, 21 at 11pm, Sept 24 at 9:45pm, Sept 29 at 10pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/81957


Luther Bangert

Distillations take the audience on a multimedia and multidimensional journey through the anatomy of a moment, investigating causality, and emerging into the ground state of the juggling universe. We are invited to explore the realms between inner and outer, and wonder at the transformations there.

Sept 9 at 2pm, Sept 11 at 8pm, Sept 13 at 6:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/77433

Add To Cart

Circus Bliss

Add To Cart is a 45 minute duo circus show, exploring themes of overconsumption, capitalism, minimalism, and the choices we make, both knowingly and unknowingly, in the human pursuit of happiness.

Sept 16 at 6pm + 8pm $20/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/85094

Presented by Circus Campus, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St

Bird on a Wire

Esther de Monteflores

A stubborn pigeon won't find a new perch and the circus artist is at her wits' end trying to begin her daring performance. A whimsical blend of circus and puppetry, Bird on a Wire delivers astonishing wire-walking, absurd humor, and an unlikely duet to charm audiences of all ages.

Sept 9, 10 at 12:30pm + 2pm PWYC/15 min • PhillyFringe.org/82846

Presented by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N 3rd St

Cirque Us Stories

Cirque Us

Cirque Us Stories is a circus filled adventure that will jump o the pages! Join us for high-flying fun! This show features aerialists, wire-walkers, jugglers, acrobats and more!

Sept 8 at 5pm, Sept 9 at 12:30pm, Sept 10 at 3:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/80985

Goodbye Party the Show

Big Teeth Performance Collective

The end is near but we feel fine !? We hope you clear your schedule to join fellow workers for an evening of farewell and catharsis, that workplace ritual where we raise a glass to the best and worst memories at the company that writes all of our paychecks: Earth, the Planet, LLC.

Sept 16 at 12pm, Sept 17 at 3:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/81690

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

Hazard House

Stephen Doutt

This is a site-specific, contemporary circus experience... in an attic. Inspired by dark rides and Rube Goldberg machines, and absolutely full of chaotic juggling.

Sept 15 at 7:40pm, Sept 16 at 9pm, Sept 17 at 7pm $20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85159


squid Kramer

Caleb, a nervous clowncrobat, wants to give the performance of a lifetime by accounting for and controlling every variable to guarantee the best possible outcome. Featuring clown, juggling, hand balance, and aerial straps, this show gives us a behind the scenes look at how tough making art is.

Sept 9 at 1pm + 2:30 pm, Sept 10 at 2:30pm

PWYC/20 min • PhillyFringe.org/82957

3rd St

The Quiet Hours

Kevin Flanagan

“The Quiet Hours” is about the time we spend in our heads dreaming of and dreading the events of our lives. Whether it be reliving moments from our past or creating scenarios in the future, this precarious space is playfully and cautiously occupied with a unicycle, some sticks, and an acrobat.

Sept 21 at 6:30pm, Sept 25 at 5pm, Sept 28 at 7pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82756

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

Red Flags

Watermelon Bathtub

"Red Flags" will explore the dynamics of power in relationships. People will tell their experiences of a time when they were in a toxic situation and then perform their ultimate circus revenge act. The show will be a combination of drama and comedy, with audience participation encouraged.

Sept 9 at 6:30pm + 8:45pm $20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/81965

Presented by Circus Campus, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St

ROLLER CIRCUS... The Greatest Show on Wheels

Cotton Candy Circus Arts

Step right up and prepare to be amazed by Roller Circus: The Greatest Show on Wheels! The first circus cabaret of its kind, Roller Circus combines aerials, juggling, drag, clowning, fire, and sideshow performance with the art of roller skating!

Sept 23 at 6:30pm + 8:30pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/81538

Side C Presents "Led Zeppelin IV"

Side C

Step right up to Side C, where Led Zeppelin drives an unforgettable variety show. Witness mesmerizing acts as awe-inspiring circus artists and performers harmonize with the legendary music. Prepare for a captivating fusion of artistry and timeless rock in this unforgettable showcase.

Sept 23 at 6:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85200

The Making Of Self: a contemporary circus show

Shekinah Williams

The Making of Self, a contemporary circus show created by Shekinah Williams - a two time CSAW micro grant for circus artists of color award winner. The show includes dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial arts, hooping, flag twirling, and tumbling.

Sept 24 at 5pm, Sept 26 at 8pm, Sept 30 at 3:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85301

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

Pink Lemonade

Sweet and Sour Circus

With a focus on playfulness and all things pink, this Circus Campus Fringe Festival performance features juggling, aerial acts, storytelling, and movement in a Candyland-style landscape that is built and rebuilt as part of the performance.

Sept 8 at 6pm + 8pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/67222

Presented by Circus Campus, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St

The Rebellion: Modern Warfare

Rebel Arts Movement

A circus performance highlighting the dangerous social issues that are impacting the Black community. As we continue to strive for the progression of Black people, how can we acknowledge and converse about the existing barriers within?

Sept 15, 16 at 5pm, Sept 23 at 5:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82315

Presented by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N 3rd St


Toni Cannon

ReFlection, a story of self-acceptance through the lens of a transmasculine experience and the milestones that shape how he views himself and the world around him.

Sept 14 at 8:30pm, Sept 15 at 7pm, Sept 16 at 7:30pm, Sept 17 at 6:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/80869

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

The Sculpture Gallery

Innovative Juggler Team

A reclusive sculptor & his curious apprentice are almost ready for their exhibition. They've commissioned the help of a tenacious curator to present their peculiar juggling contraptions. But things start to go wrong! Help them rebuild these striking, kinetic sculptures to complete the exhibit.

Sept 8 at 7pm, Sept 9 at 5:15pm + 7:45pm + 10pm, Sept 10 at 3pm

$20/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/84471


Side C Presents Björk's Homogenic

Side C

Step into Side C and be captivated by Björk's "Homogenic" as it ignites an unforgettable variety show. Witness mesmerizing acts as awe-inspiring circus artists and performers harmonize with the legendary music. Prepare for a captivating fusion of artistry and tunes in this unforgettable showcase.

Sept 6 at 5pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85199

Presented by Circus Campus, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St Presented by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N Presented by Circus Campus, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St by Circus Campus, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St

Side C Presents Queen's "A Night at the Opera"

Side C

Step into Side C, where Queen's "A Night at the Opera" drives an unforgettable variety show. Witness mesmerizing acts as awe-inspiring circus artists and performers harmonize with the legendary music. Prepare for a captivating fusion of artistry and timeless tunes in this unforgettable showcase.

Sept 3 at 5pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82736

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St


Butch Mermaid Productions

Transhumance playfully explores what it means to be a trans human, taking a surreal journey across the landscape of gender in search of a place to call home.

Winner of a Best Weekly Award for Circus and Physical

Thom Wall

Thom Wall - Master of Modern Vaudeville

Thom Wall is a circus artist and researcher based in Germantown, PA. This Fringe season, instead of performing at a venue, he's opening his home for tours of his collection of historic circus ephemera. Photos, props, a 2,500 year-old lekythos, and more. A show? A tour? Meet the artist? You decide!

Sept 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 at 6pm $30/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82958

Thom's House, 113 E Mayland St

Trenton Circus Squad Presents Building Bridges

Trenton Circus Squad

Trenton Circus Squad believes that circus arts has the power to connect people and communities in a universal language of fun, curiosity, artistry and boldness. Join

by Rosie Simmons, featuring Dwight Dunston & Karen Orrick of Magic Lagoon



Amber Hongsermeier

Sensual. Soulful. Animating. Underlying...a cast of movement collaborators incarnates the divine feminine by embodying various feminine archetypal figures from myth through ritual-focused performance along with sound healing, flow arts, and light projection.

Sept 2 at 5pm, Sept 10 at 6:30pm, Sept 16 at 1:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82909

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St


Vanity Markee/ Bad Girls In Heels Company

"Awakening" is a profound expedition of self-discovery, where authenticity sparks and true identity emerges. It transcends boundaries, unveiling the brilliance of your unique essence. "Awakening" is the definitive testament to embracing your true self and unlocking the boundless potential within.

Sept 21, 22 at 8pm $20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84968

Cheetah Banks

Vanessa Kamp

Treading the peripheries of narrative and performance, Cheetah Banks is a 60-minute solo where three di erent characters embody codes of power, gender, and desire using dance, movement, sound, and objects, paving a path that is equal parts absurd, harrowing, and unpredictable.

Sept 21 at 9:30pm, Sept 23 at 5pm, Sept 25 at 8pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82338

Dancefusion & Friends 35 years!


Dancefusion & Friends will present two programs with invited guest performers and companies that have shared Dancefusion seasons for 35 years, including Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Miriam Giguere reviving Ellen Forman's work, Dance Iquail!, Jim Bunting Dance Company and Eastern University Dance Ensemble.

Sept 8 at 6pm + 9pm, Sept 9 at 3pm + 7pm

$30/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/83902


Terpsichore Dance

Avenoir is a contemporary dance show that explores the idea of nostalgia in a darker light. Terpsichore Dance strives to use inspiration from nature and femininity to tell a story of leaving where you came from and finding where you belong.

Sept 6, 12 at 5pm, Sept 30 at 12:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/80859

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St


Gunnar Montana

Gunnar Montana transports us once again, this time to a haunting, stirring, supernatural forest known as BLACK WOOD. A deep dive into suspense and the unknown, guests of BLACK WOOD will experience a wicked journey of femme-fatale storytelling.

Sept 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 at 8pm $45/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84743

Cyborg Dreams

Curt Haworth Movement and Performance

The piece lands in the not-so-distant future, when humans have evolved with their technology to become one. What ensues is a dreamlike remembering, a nonlinear journey through the reimagined now, a world a licted by global warming, war, and greed, a society spinning away from control.

Sept 23 at 12:30pm, Sept 26 at 6:30pm, Sept 29 at 5pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82697

Dying Well

Leslie Elkins/FoursomePerformance

“Dying Well” is a performance meditation. This meditation invites us to focus on emerging and persisting, waning and fading. The overall tone is not sorrowful, but wonder-full. We will experience wonder in the fullness of every moment. We will live and die well.

Sept 15, 16, 17 at 6pm

$0/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/81835

Bodies in Motion Performing Arts, 1000 Diamond St The Latvian Society, 531 N. 7th St. Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St
Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street
Presented by the Friends of Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill East Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue

Falling Up

The Naked Stark

A celebration of play, possibility, and the tenderness of being human. Six dance artists displace gravity to co-create new worlds with fantastical possibilities. Step into Falling Up and immerse yourself in the imaginative e ort of turning the world anew, again and again and again.

Sept 2 at 12:30pm, Sept 8 at 9:30pm, Sept 14 at 5pm

PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/81742

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

fem baby

kaijo caggins

an experience of legs wide open and tongues touching Uvulas vibrating backwards. fem baby is nothing you need and everything you desire.

Sept 4 at 5pm, Sept 12 at 6:30pm, Sept 18 at 9:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82116


Flamencodanza Aylin Bayaz & Raul Mannola

An inspired, powerful and elegant show of Flamenco dance and guitar. Best show of Dance & Physical theatre, winner of Platinum medals Hollywood Fringe 22,23. Fringe 23 Award for Artistic Merit. "A performance packed with passion, elegance, inspiration and breathtaking beauty." Broadwayworld.com

Sept 7, 15, 16 at 7pm, Sept 8 at 6pm $18/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/70426

Presented at Multiple Locations, Check Website for Full Information

Fruit of Her Lips

Evalina “Wally” Carbonell

This new dance & poetry work by Evalina "Wally" Carbonell is an interplay between the mysteries of the feminine triune across the ages & the epic apple which sates our collective hunger. Joining her on stage, Weiwei Ma, Sophie Malin, Steve Believe, & Lina Carbonell serve fresh art.

Sept 7 at 7pm, Sept 8 at 7:30pm, Sept 9 at 4pm + 7:30pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84196


Shannon Murphy

Heartshakes are the vibrations that bring us back into sensation. The waves a heart sends out reach though vast terrains, through time and space. This dance feels for the interval in which that wave is returned like an echo, reminding us of our desires, pleasures, and tenderness.

Sept 1, 7 at 8pm, Sept 17 at 2pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82966

Keeping Watch

Rush Johnston

Keeping Watch, a visceral journey of coming out, winds through growing up poor in the South, fear of revealing queer and gender identity to family and homophobia of the church. Rush takes the audience on this ride through movement and speaking hopes, fears and dreams to those that will listen.

Sept 15 at 7:30pm, Sept 16 at 2:45pm, Sept 17 at 1pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82382

Faygele Romp in a Field of Wheat

Olivia Jenna Brown and Brooch Solomon

Fantastical queer Jewish romp through a biblical landscape of gay intimacy. Join us as we use dance to travel through space and time to visit with Judaism’s lesbian icons, Ruth and Naomi. They’ve got wisdom to share about Jewish, queer, feminine intimacy.

Sept 17, 20 at 8pm

$18/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84951

SoundSpace Performing Arts, 1501 N. 31st Street

Fix Me

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre/NÜT Dance Company

An Egyptian Muslim dancer, an American Jewish acrobat, finding, loving, and using each other. Fix Me is a full-length dance theater piece that explores queer male impulses across disparate cultural contexts and sheds light on the precariousness of intimacy, free expression, and relationships.

Sept 14, 20, 26, 27 at 8pm, Sept 17, 30 at 5pm, Sept 22, 29 at 6:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82426

flooding is what they call it

Tyler Rai

How do you flood? "flooding is what they call it" is a dance piece saturated with overtones of sonic swells and atmospheric compositions that rise and fall as four dancers move though the overflows of memory and what can not be contained.

Sept 28 at 6:30pm, Sept 29 at 5pm, Sept 30 at 2pm PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/81952

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St

the Function

Erin Kilmurray

A femme-powered dance work from Chicago that imagines what is possible when empowered to rebuild our environments, futures, and realities. With a playground of choreography and objects, four dancers create, operate, and destroy their world through DIY stage craft and bass driven house party energy.

Sept 16 at 9pm, Sept 17 at 5pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84976



Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company

KCBC X KCBCII take on their 7th Annual Fringe Festival. KCBC, under the direction of Kimberly D. Landle will present an evening length show exploring a variety of themes. The company returns to the Cherry Street Pier on September 10th with 3 performances and 3 Choreographic World Premiers.

Sept 10 at 12pm + 2pm + 4pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/83456

Kissing Friends

Sheer Spectacle

Kissing Friends is an intimate theatrical experience of storybook narrations spoken/created in collaboration with the cast. Audiences might begin to ask themselves what is at stake for these friends? What is signified inside of an opening kiss?

Sept 4 at 9:30pm, Sept 12, 17 at 8pm, Sept 18 at 5pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/67290

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Mt. Airy Waves, 118 W Phil Ellena Street by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Cherry Street Pier, 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

Make Me Out of Clay

Ella-Gabriel Mason

A dancer transforms into a golem - a supernatural vigilante made of riverbed clay - tasked with protecting the most vulnerable. Who do you need to protect? What land can you turn to as a guide? A ritual of grief, anger, and possibilities for repair.

Sept 17 at 6:30pm, Sept 19 at 9:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82945

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

Men On Tap

Men On Tap

One day my sis won't go to tap class, I grabbed her shoes and tights and all... Men On Tap are celebrating their 30 Year Anniversary with audiences' favorites such as: Weather Gurls, Sisters and Thriller. Come join the fun for an evening you'll never forget! Unpredictable, Imaginative and Fabulous!

Sept 16 at 4:30pm + 7pm

$20/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/82988

William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street

Mirele Lernt Zich Yiddish

Miryam Coppersmith

A One-Woman Cabal! Bringing in di erent stories every night, this semi-improvised dance/theater show journeys through my reclamation of Yiddish and the whitening process of Ashkenazi Jewry that squeezed it out of us in the first place. Go beyond schlep and kvetch with me!

Sept 4 at 5pm, Sept 14 at 8pm, Sept 22 at 7pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82392

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

The Other Gardeners

Very Good Dance Theatre

The Other Gardeners is a Black queering of our origin stories, both a prequel and a sequel, and a conjuring of all the auto-biographies that never came to be.

Sept 2 at 8pm, Sept 9 at 3:30pm, Sept 25 at 9:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82950

Psychic Predator

Kalila Kingsford Smith

My rules for making art: Have an idea. Doubt it. Fear it. Make something. Cry. Repeat. Psychic Predator is a solo, interactive, improvised dance performance for five audience members that embodies the internalized voice that suppresses our creativity. Come help me turn the prey into the predator.

Sept 3 at 4pm, Sept 4 at 5:30pm, Sept 8, 11, 18 at 6:30pm, Sept 13, 15 at 7pm, Sept 17 at 3:30pm

PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82769

Rhythm Bath

Susan Marshall & Mimi Lien

An immersive and inclusive dance installation developed in conversation and collaboration with neurodiverse individuals and communities.

Running Sept 17, 20, 21, 23 + 24. Check website for full details.

PWYC $10+ /60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85279

Memories of the moon

Yuki Ishiguro/Yu.S.Artistry

New York based contemporary dance company, Yu.S. Artistry, will present “Memories of the Moon” by choreographer, Yuki Ishiguro, and a new piece by a guest choreographer, Yoshito Sakuraba.

Sept 3, 10 at 2pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/80097

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

mike baby please

mik phillips + tori breen

mike baby please is a willing reckoning of consequentials. through seeking out, welcoming, + mourning hitting where it hurts most, we enter — the wrestling smackdown that will ruin us more than we know.

Sept 18 at 8pm, Sept 23 at 9:30pm

PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/82710

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St


Equilibrium Dance Company

Equilibrium Dance Company will be premiering new dance works for the Fringe Festival along with guest performances by The Fun Dolls and Checkmate Experience. This is our second year participating in the Fringe Festival and we are excited to share the stage with amazing and talented artists.

Sept 22 at 8pm, Sept 23 at 3pm $25/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/83520

Equilibrium Dance Academy, 1802 S Broad St f2


Mallory Fabian

PLAYLIST is a potent taste of my mental health unfolding through all of its mess, while discovering access to all of its beauty through dance, voice, and an eclectic playlist.

Sept 19 at 8pm, Sept 27 at 9:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82916


configuring animal su as the asking as as the riddle By continuously re-positioning oneself in relation, how can we move towards new ethical ways of negotiating place and energy ? I don't know how to explain things Explanations disperse the truth I'm a terrible storyteller too In search of poetics in relation

Sept 16 at 4:30pm, Sept 25 at 8pm, Sept 30 at 2pm $25/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/80067

Roots Ignite

Abby Lamb

A choreographed dance piece that reflects the choreographer's personal connections to dance, family, and love. The creation of "Roots Ignite" was influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, where connections were lost and individuals were able to reflect on what and who they are connected to.

Sept 23, 24 at 7pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/84521

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by FringeArts, Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N American St Equilibrium Dance Academy, 1802 S Broad St f2

Sex Werque: Notes from the Field

Ella-Gabriel Mason

Sex Werque: Notes from the Field answers all the questions you didn't know you had about strip clubs. Through dance, interviews, and lectures, Ella-Gabriel Mason seduces you into the strip club and all it reveals about gender, intimacy, and the search for authentic expression and connection.

Sept 7 at 5pm, Sept 18 at 9:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82951

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St


Megan Mazarick

soapbox is a dance theater trio exploring lectures as a performative form. Dancing dives into the perception of power and authority with movement and looping live text. This is a work-in-progress performance and the show will include time for audience feedback.

Sept 3 at 12:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82938

spiegel spiegel

Madeline Shuron

A performative approach to doubles, doppelgängers, and doubting, SPIEGEL SPIEGEL gives movement to the alienation of the self through a refractive lens. Utilizing found sound and text, this postmodern ensemble-driven piece juxtaposes the real with the imaginary, the artificial with the organic.

Sept 3 at 3:30pm, Sept 15 at 6:15pm

PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/80866

Split Bill: Aura/Glitter Baby

Britt Fishel and Artists / Tammy Carrasco

Vast digital landscapes and athletically embodied dreamscapes coalesce in dance and film. Aura explores the interconnectedness between the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person. Glitter Baby is an homage to youthful sense-making where danced abstraction meets spoken storytelling.

Sept 20 at 6:45pm, Sept 24 at 8pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82631


Rosanna Gamson World Wide

SUGAR HOUSES, an evening-length dance theater piece, is inspired by the story of Hansel and Gretel. It explores the fairy tale's historical underpinnings, coded antisemitism and violent imagery evoking the grotesquery and violence of fairy tales, and the savage intimacy of siblings.

Sept 21, 23 at 8pm, Sept 22 at 6:30pm, Sept 24 at 2pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82970

This Complicated Place

Expansions Contemporary Dance Ensemble

An interactive dance and visual arts experience about place, time, and voicing one’s existence. Travel with contemporary dancers moving to Christina CastroTauser’s immersive choreography through multiple spaces, each with installations of visual art.

Sept 9, 10, 22, 23 at 7pm + 8pm, Sept 24 at 7pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/83493

Smile! You're On Camera

Molly Huey

“Smile! You’re On Camera” is a dance performance exploring the relationship between performer and audience. How will the audience react to watching a performance that includes watching themselves? When does the viewer switch from audience member to performer? Can those roles coexist in one person?

Sept 26, 27 at 7pm + 7:45pm +8:30pm

PWYC/30 min • PhillyFringe.org/81600

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St

Something about The Dark

Micah Lat and Versaille Jones

SOMETHING ABOUT THE DARK is a poem-like-dance approaching love and heartbreak from the perspective of two bride and groom-like clowns or dancers. Performers Lat and Jones teeter between silliness and gloom and spiral around shared interest of desire, pleasure, and pain as a means to self discovery.

Sept 10, 29 at 8pm, Sept 16 at 5:45pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82993

Split Bill: 2023 / something soft

Christina Gesualdi / Ma'at Works Dance Collective 2023 is a dance scored by Christina’s walking ritual of visiting many of Philly’s 2023 addresses. something soft is an improvisational performance ritual utilizing installation art, movement and technology to investigate how we soften.

Sept 5 at 8pm, Sept 14 at 6:30pm, Sept 15 at 5pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82780


The Stank Upon A Time: A Story About Funk

Urban Movement Arts & Philly Kerplop

This show is a wonky and very unorthodox lecture demonstration on funk music and its related dances. Read more about it and other shows presented in UMA's "OFF Fringe Festival" at www. urbanmovementarts.com

Sept 16, 23 at 7pm PWYC/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/84887

Urban Movement Arts, 2100 Chestnut st, 2nd FL

The Tale of the Slaughtered Hog

Paige Phillips

This lively and raucous performance weaves together Paige Phillips’ memories of growing up in coal country West Virginia with radical Appalachian histories. It is a sweeping narrative that encourages national allyship, highlighting patterns of labor exploitation.

Sept 20 at 5pm, Sept 22 at 8pm, Sept 24 at 12:15pm PWYC/75 min • PhillyFringe.org/81193

This is How We Remember

Zoe Rabinowitz & Galen Bremer

This is How We Remember is a meditation on loss and wonder. Through original movement, video, and music, we question our responsibility to remember ourselves and the world to one another in the face of grief and joy; inspired by my mom’s journey with Alzheimer's.

Sept 23 at 5pm, Sept 24 at 3:30pm PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/82836

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Expansions Contemporary Dance Ensemble LLC, 38 East Schoolhouse Lane Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

The Torch Runners

Alonzo Magsino

The Torch Runners is a Dance Theatre piece that explores embodied ideas of personal legacy. Dancers express their history and hopes for the future through movement, spoken word and shenanigans.

Sept 8 at 8:45pm, Sept 14 at 5pm, Sept 20 at 6:30pm $25/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82922

Truth In Time

Heather Sirisky

A devised movement piece that explores the child’s perspective of the world and how that perspective changes over time. The movers experience the tug of war between embracing the chaos and returning to the child inside of them. Join them in reminiscing through the revelations.

Sept 15, 16 at 7pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/84112

Equilibrium Dance Academy, 1802 S Broad St f2

Unknowns & Rest Intervention: A Split Bill

Lyons & Tigers and Ivia Sky Yavelow/Aura Fischbeck and Christy Funsch

Rest Intervention champions the anti-hustle!

Performers explore unknowns by dancing with soft sculptures. Aura Fischbeck and Christy Funsch perform and o er non-productivity and a shared practice of rest.

Choreography: Darcy Lyons, Visual Art: Ivia Sky Yavelow, Live Music: Jesse Sparhawk.

Sept 23 at 8pm, Sept 24 at 5pm

$20/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/83356

Sound Space Performing Arts, 1501 N 31st St

A tree when no moon shines

3 Pony Show

She left behind a body a mile back, almost completely hidden in the reeds. She stood now in overgrown grass, looking back at what was home, in the tandem tension between the past and present, between the sweet smell of honeysuckle and of red dirt clinging to her legs and bared feet.

Sept 2, 11 at 6:30pm, Sept 19 at 5pm PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82997

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

An Undertaking

Circuitous Situationship - Emmett Wilson and Rose Luardo

A diddy to a dirge, a compost pile of characters, a eulogy of ourselves always shifting. An Undertaking is a dance by Circuitous Situationship comprised of Emmett and Rose and all their characters.

Sept 16, 18, 19 at 7pm, Sept 17 at 2pm + 7pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84813

Presented by the Friends of Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill East Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue



xxJAMxx is a performance score in four parts. The score is the collaborative dreaming of angel, jonathan, and marguerite written in 2021. xxJAMxx was/is meant to antagonize, sift, distribute, make something else of our personal practices and values... all the while colliding into one another.

Sept 3 at 8pm, Sept 11 at 9:30pm, Sept 15 at 8:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82733

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St

COMEDY + Improv

50 Faces

Laugh ToGethers

How many faces do you have? Bikini Body'd & Josh Kosh show us how we NEED more than one to navigate all the expectations of life.

Sept 24 at 5pm $15/120 min • PhillyFringe.org/85223

Ben & Bobby

Bobby & Ben

Ben Lloyd and Bobby Evans embark on a longform improv journey for all abilities, featuring baldness, cerebral palsy and a wheelchair. How do you speak when you can't speak?

Sept 22, 23 at 8pm $20/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/85274

The Comments Section Live

Nicole Phoenix

A rollercoaster that proudly shines a vibrant spotlight on the unapologetic brilliance and unmatched wit of Black women and Queer folx in comedy.

Sept 14 at 9pm

$18/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85228

CSz Presents

CSz Philadelphia

COMEDYSPORTZ | Sunday, September 17th at 2pm

ComedySportz is an improv comedy show that thinks it’s a sporting match. The comedy is made up on the spot, but the competition is real! TRENDING | Monday, September 18 at 7:30pm TRENDING is a longform improv comedy show that teases and celebrates Sept 17 at 2pm, Sept 18 at 7:30pm $20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85230


Glamorous Dangerous Stu

Welcome to AuntieLand -- a wacky, wet celebration of magical, mysterious, mischievous, promiscuous, wise, weird, witchy wild women. Matriarchs of mayhem, truth tellers, cycle breakers, and expectation shakers. The carefree, care-freak women who raise us up – unbound, unbossed, and unleashed!

Sept 8, 10 at 9:30pm, Sept 24 at 2pm, Sept 29 at 5:30pm PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82985

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

Case 84: Adopted in the U.S.A.

Edward Yoo Pokropski

The show is an immersive journey through Edward's experience growing up in Philadelphia, and touches on the influence of American media on identity, complex family dynamics, and what it means to be an American. There are silly, introspective, and emotional moments that fill the show.

Sept 22 at 7:30pm $20/75 min • PhillyFringe.org/85017




PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82936

Driving Around

Amrita Dhaliwal

Provocative physical comedy, absurdism and American naivety. So far past stupid it's compelling. Dhaliwal brings 'hilarious clowning’ **** (TheWeeReview. com), ‘continual hilarity... absurdist techniques' (List), ‘impeccable timing' **** (TheatrePeople.com.au).

Sept 14 at 9:30pm, Sept 15 at 8:45pm, Sept 16 at 4:15pm PWYC/55 min • PhillyFringe.org/79408

Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St Pig
Iron, Studio B, 1417 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St. Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St
Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St
Presented by Crossroads
Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St

The Evolution Will Not Be Televised

Nicole Soul / Antidepressants Media

A one woman show written and performed by nicole soul. This fearless performance weaves character monologues & fictional storytelling, giving light to the painful, yet enlightening, journey of a woman's evolution.

Sept 23 at 4pm $20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85158

Group Therapy

Lola Ivory Productions

Can't Get Right? We've got you covered with an interactive comedy experience featuring local performers, actual therapists and you! Come through, solve some problems and make new ones if you dare. What happens at Group Therapy stays at Group Therapy.

Sept 24 at 7pm $18/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85126

Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St

The Human Musician


The Human Musician is a psychedelic comedy about creative process. If you’ve ever made anything: you’ll understand. Come if you want to laugh about art. Come if you need to jiggle your neurons into making new thoughts. Part concert, part banter-gone-eternal: all mystical.

Sept 24 at 12:30pm, Sept 25, 28 at 8pm, Sept 27 at 5:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/83935

The Great Philadelphia Comedy Magic Walk

Robert Malissa

The Great Philadelphia Comedy Magic Walk is Philly's most unique walking tour. A feel good mix of surprise, magic, and mystery, inspired by history!

Sept 7, 8, 10, 14, 21 at 3pm $30/75 min • PhillyFringe.org/83937

The Great Philadelphia Comedy Magic Walk, 4th and Ranstead Streets

Guilt Free

Maddie Silverstein

Guilt Free is a solo comedy show by sometimes comedian, sometimes model Maddie Silverstein. Maddie's debut solo will take the audience on a dark and funny ride where nothing is o limits, from cottage cheese to Heath Ledger.

Sept 7 at 8pm, Sept 8 at 6:15pm, Sept 10 at 5pm PWYC/55 min • PhillyFringe.org/82709

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St

Jennifer Blaine & Friends

Jennifer Blaine

Jennifer Blaine has been called a comedian, character chameleon, a FringeArts favorite. She's done 18 Fringes. She can't name the content for this show since she hasn't created it yet. You can expect stories, song, spontaneity, & uniting the audience in laughter -- those are her signature trademark!

Sept 30 at 8pm $20/75 min • PhillyFringe.org/84742

Mister John's Music Flagship Location, 761 South 8th Street

Presented by

MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

Kelly McCaughan: Catholic Guilt

Kelly McCaughan

Kelly (HBO, Apple TV+) wants to know if daddy Jesus's naked body on the cross makes you wet. Yes? So will this show (No, seriously - there's water)! So bring your waterproof panties and get ready to unpack losing our virginity, abortion, eternal damnation and much more!

Sept 3 at 2pm, Sept 13 at 7pm, Sept 18 at 5pm, Sept 26 at 8pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82498

Kornfeld and Andrews

Kornfeld and Andrews

Seasoned performers, Rick Andrews and Louis Kornfeld, combine their improv powers for a show that's as honest as it is hilarious. With a patient, nuanced style, they create a textured world filled with characters that will make you laugh and move you all at the same time. In town for one night only!

Sept 16 at 7:30pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85107

O The Record: An Improvised Music Documentary

pauli reese

THIS IS SPINAL TAP meets BEHIND THE MUSIC. You'll experience a band’s rise to superstardom & their inevitable fall into obscurity. (And maybe, a little redemption.) Most impressively: you'll hear their number-one singles, deep cuts, and B-sides; all played LIVE, all improvised, every show!

Sept 21 at 9pm, Sept 24 at 3pm

$18/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85124

Kevin McDonald & Friends

Crossroads Comedy Theater

The amazing Kevin McDonald of The Kids In the Hall fame delights the audience with a hilarious stand-up set followed by a completely improvised block featuring several Crossroads performers that will have you howling. Come check out this living legend of comedy in Philly for one night only!

Sept 23 at 8:30pm $30/70 min • PhillyFringe.org/85190

The McManus Family Variety Hour and Interest Meeting (NOT A CULT)

McManus Family

Come for a chance to be a part of a special encounter. Join the McManus Family for a night of performances, games, an info session, and non-stop fun. Could this be the group for YOU?? Give it your all, and by the end of it, you might achieve cultural transcendence!

Sept 19, 23, 30 at 9:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82874

Open Mic, The Musical

Spaghettihead Productions

Heartbreak. Anguish. Light chuckles. Enter the world of open mic comedy. Directed by Alyssa Al-Dookhi and Alejandro Morales, Open Mic: The Musical provides a bleary glimpse inside the mind of an aspiring stand-up comedian, where ambition and ennui collide.

Sept 3 at 5pm, Sept 8 at 6:30pm, Sept 13 at 10pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82121

The Painted Mug Cafe, 1527 Jackson St Cannonball, Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St



Mel Krodman

BOYZ WILL BE BOYZ 4 LYFE is a trickster’s manifestomemoir-stand-up-set from our fave little boy a**h*le: Pete Pannn. Pete capitalizes on and unwittingly critiques the idiocy and irresponsibility of this mythic hero while giving shape to shadows of the body/ performer underneath.

Sept 13 at 8pm, Sept 20, 22, 29 at 9:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/81750

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St

Sad Boys in Harpy Land

Alexandra Tatarsky

Alexandra Tatarsky collages narratives of artmaking and despair into a semi-autobiographical tour-de-farce, as told by a young Jewish woman who thinks she is a small German boy who thinks he is a tree. Equal parts sad clown, demented cabaret, and extended crisis of meaning.

Sept 28, 29 at 9pm, Sept 30 at 7pm + 9:30pm

PWYC/85 min • PhillyFringe.org/83934

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St


Je Evans

This solo clown mess is the brain-child of Je Evans and his own butt - bringing you bad science and badder art with SHITTER. Most of your cells are bacteria, so is it any wonder life has gone so poorly for you? Fix your woes by entering the best think tank of all, your true place of power: SHITTER

Sept 6 at 5pm, Sept 12 at 9:30pm, Sept 17, 21 at 8pm

PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/82906

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

Split Bill: Man of the People / Power Moulting

Bellisant Corcoran-Mathe / Kathleen Taylor

Man of the People: Luciano “Lucky” McCormick is a stand up guy; he shakes down his friends’ enemies, and holds doors for broads, but in 2023 Lucky asks “what truly makes the measure of a man?” Power Moulting is a hydra-headed performance that slips between total innocence and total perversion.

Sept 3 at 6:30pm, Sept 5 at 5pm, Sept 7 at 9:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84611

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

TGIF: 90's Sitcom Classics


Crossroads Comedy Theater

A blast from the past comedy show. Each performance is inspired by culturally significant sitcoms that birthed the one-liners, reference points and silver screen magic.

Sept 22 at 7:30pm

$18/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85128

Todorov's Dirty Laundry

Nick Gillette Improv

Improvised drama balanced on the edge of a knife. Each night, a freshly generated play centers upon a single unanswerable question: Did this widower see a ghost or is he going mad? Is the gossip about the new student true or slander? Drama so tense not even the cast knows how it will all end.

Sept 3 at 8pm, Sept 6 at 6:30pm, Sept 13, 22, 27 at 8:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82619

Proud to be a Philadelphian

M&N Productions

150 reasons to be proud to be a Philadelphian in spite of what the outsiders say about us. One man’s opinion why Philadelphia is the greatest city in our country.

Sept 20, 21, 22 at 8pm $15/75 min • PhillyFringe.org/85115

Sarah Knittel/Marina Abramović

Sarah Knittel

A sloppy, sexy clown autopsy about the agony of starting over. Ouchies, Daddy!

Sept 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18 at 8:30pm $20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84842

The Slaughtered Hog

Paige Phillips

Join us for a public procession, spit-roast, and comedic takedown of capitalism. A giant sculpture of a hog leads the way to a festive evening of food, drinks, and local comedians. Bring your best punchlines to add to the mix.

Sept 24 at 6:30pm $0/120 min • PhillyFringe.org/81195

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St

Study Hall: Comedy Inspired By Lectures

Crossroads Comedy Theater

This long running comedy show mixes real lectures with improv comedy to create a show that is both entertaining and educational! Guests from all walks of life will lecture on a topic they are familiar with after which our improvisers will use what they learned (or didn't learn) to create scenes.

Sept 23 at 7pm $18/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/56702

Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St

Todorov's Clean Sheets

Nick Gillette Improv

Improvised comedy tumbling around the spin cycle. Each night, a freshly generated play centers upon a single unanswerable question: Did this child see an angel or is she full of sh*t? How lazy can this professor be without being fired? Comedy so unpredictable not even the cast knows how it will end.

Sept 15 at 7:30pm, Sept 17 at 7pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85105


Ben Miller

In 2023, Ben Miller was an artist in residence at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, the first stand-up comedian ever selected. This was probably a terrible idea. Come watch this work in progress show where a scientist turned stand-up explores volcanology, entomology, history, cats, cookies, & more.

Sept 13, 14 at 7:30pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84786

Red Rum Theater, 601 Walnut Street The Deep End Studios, 1313 S. 33rd St. Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St

Why Can't We Be Fringe?: Comedy Show

Mel Harris

Tata Sherise (The Drew Barrymore Show, Gotham Comedy Club), Marcus Lavar (Kevin Hart's L.O.L Network, Helium Philadelphia Comedy Club), & Mel Harris (Atlantic City Comedy Club, Punchline Philly) are coming together to deliver laughs as they tackle topics ranging from relationships, politics & more.

Sept 21 at 7:30pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org

Yes & Stand Up

Crossroads Comedy Theater

A crossover of Improv and Stand up performances. Three comedians perform stand up sets and a team of improvisors will create scenes inspired by their sets.

Sept 11 at 7:30pm

$12/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84785

K Y L D K U N - Y A N G L I N D A N C E R S C o m i n g S o o n R e t u r n s t o
Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St Presented by Crossroads Comedy, Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St

Bicycle Shorts Film Festival

Yellow Bicycle Company

A festival within a festival, featuring two 90-min blocks of short films starting 7 pm Fri and 2 pm Sat and a 24hour filmmaking contest starting 7 pm Sat. Write, act, shoot, and edit or just sit back and watch the results. Who will win a Golden Bicycle? Visit yellowbicycle.com/ bs for details.

Sept 22 at 7pm + 9pm, Sept 23 at 2pm + 4pm + 7pm, Sept 24 at 7pm PWYC/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/85125

'City Sway' Film Premiere

Chill Room Records

A short film about black queer women navigating life in the city of Philadelphia. Written & Directed by Nia Primus

Sept 15 at 9:15pm $10/105 min • PhillyFringe.org/83821


Black Box

Yellow Bicycle Company

September, 2002. A dancer visits her late husband’s station, sparking an a air. A 9/11 fireman hides from his wife and himself. His son struggles alone, caught between an army recruiter and an uncle obsessed with the missing black boxes. A film by Joshua Crone.

Sept 9 at 8pm, Sept 10 at 4pm + 7pm, Sept 11 at 8:45am + 7pm, Sept 16 at 2pm, Sept 17 at 8:45pm $9.11/90 min, PWYC $0 on Sept 11. • PhillyFringe. org/85022

Salt of the Earth

Yellow Bicycle Company

Inspired by protests in Canada, a convoy sets o on a cross-country journey that brings hope to millions of working-class Americans despite a media blackout.

Yellow Bicycle Theater, 1435 Arch St. Fl. 2


Yellow Bicycle Company

A revenge attack on an LA mosque gives way to a journey into the self when a former Marine joins a writers circle in an e ort to write his manifesto. A film by Joshua Crone, starring Gabriel Miller Schwalenstocker and Varda Appleton.

Sept 23 at 12pm, Sept 23 at 9pm, Sept 24 at 2pm, Sept 24 at 4pm PWYC/80 min • PhillyFringe.org/85236

Yellow Bicycle Theater, 1435 Arch St. Fl. 2 Yellow Bicycle Theater, 1435 Arch St. Fl. 2 Yellow Bicycle Theater, 1435 Arch St. Fl. 2

SPOKEN WORD + Storytelling

As Bare as I Dare

Tommy D Naked Man

A naked poetry reading with clothing optional for audience members.

Sept 7, 11 at 7:30pm $10/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/84748

A Patchwork of Stories for GrownUps

Patchwork Storytelling Guild

Patchwork Storytelling Guild presents A Patchwork of Stories for GrownUps, a new and eclectic mix of welltold tales for anyone who loves a good story.

Sept 24 at 5pm PWYC/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/83205

Sailing out of Liverpool Reading

William Burrison // Nighthawks

A theatrical reading of short, character based poems with some reference to the Beatles based on 3 time Pa Arts Council and T.A.P. grants recipient Burrison's travel experience and imagination. Live musical accompaniment anticipated.

Sept 7 at 7pm $5/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/85183

The Softest Part of Her

Nikki Powerhouse

The Softest Part of Her is a one-woman show that engages, evokes and embodies unapologetic liberation. Through movement, spoken word and storytelling, the audience is invited to tap into their softest part. Prepare your soul for a vulnerable journey of love, healing, and pleasure.

Sept 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7pm, Sept 24 at 5pm

$25/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84853

Behind Every Great Mariska

Hargitay Is a Great Kurt Fitzpatrick

Kurt Fitzpatrick

A quirky comedic storytelling show about Kurt’s adventures of working as a background actor in New York on and o for ten years. He’s been on Law & Order SVU, Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, and others, but never said a damn word in any of them. Now he finally speaks and he has a lot to say!

Sept 23, 30 at 12:30pm, Sept 28 at 5pm PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/82915

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St


Susan DiPronio

“Pieces” is a collection of audio pieces gathered from 17 years of memoir writing workshops facilitated by Susan DiPronio. An archive of the stories shared serving as a healing place for the storytellers and the communities from which they come. “Pieces” seeks to both inform and to educate.

Sept 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 5pm PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82955

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

Scribble Sky

Philadelphia Young Playwrights

Ever daydream while gazing up at the clouds? What if we told you that those daydreams can become plays, and those clouds can become characters? With your creativity, anything is possible! Join Scribble Sky, a signature activity that will show you one of the zillion ways to make a play.

Sept 24 at 3pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85181

Space 1026, 844 N Broad Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine Street Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street Presented by Daydream, Caring People Alliance West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club Community Education Center (CEC), University City, 3700 Lancaster Ave


as if we are all

Sepehr Pirasteh

"As if we are all..." is an interdisciplinary art project that uses music, acting, and participatory decision-making to explore issues of human rights in our modern world. The project invites viewers to engage with these issues in a unique and thought-provoking way.

Sept 6, 18 at 6:30pm, Sept 10 at 12:30pm PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82973

Dark Places

The Persepcetive Collective

A musical journey into dark places through song and ‘opera.’ The capacity for darkness is within oneself. We may encounter fires, a serial killer, a recluse trapped by unsettling visions, and a wanderer trying to escape haunting memories. At the end of the road, we may encounter the devil himself.

Sept 17 at 7pm $15/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84593



Ecogospel—a staged art-pop album—explores climate grief, meditations from a philosopher cactus, & visions of a brighter future. Tracing a journey through illness & trauma in a claustrophobic bedroom—it draws on solarpunk, biomimicry, and interviews, asking us to envision futures beyond what we know.

Sept 25 at 6:30pm, Sept 28 at 9:30pm, Sept 30 at 3:30pm

PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82989


James Haro In Storage

Have you ever pondered whether live-band karaoke and screaming songs about heartbreak can really change your life? GO AHEAD is a homily soaked in tequila and Modelos that playfully explores catharsis, identity, and claiming your voice through autobiographical storytelling and live music.

Sept 8, 12 at 5pm, Sept 27 at 5:30pm

PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/67217


Classical Open Mic Matinee

Aurora Classical of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia

At the Classical Open Mic Matinee, you will hear professional musicians, but can also perform yourself! Come ready to share up to 5 minutes of classical music. No need to sign up ahead of time. Everyone is welcome! Enjoy live classical music in a fun space. Zero-proof cocktails and snacks provided.

Sept 16 at 4pm PWYC/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/85122

Check Website for Venue Information


Hayley Elizabeth Collins, mezzo-soprano

Do you like classical music? What about poetry? Come join Hayley to hear what happens when we combine the two to make art song!

Sept 23 at 4:15pm, Sept 24 at 1pm $0/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/85139

Presented by Daydream, Caring People Alliance West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club

Girl Pain

Olivia Backal-Balik

Join Olivia and their friends as they preview Olivia’s unreleased first album Girl Pain through two intimate evening performances celebrating liberatory community building through music-making :)

Sept 19, 21 at 5pm PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82893

Musicopia Workshop and Performance


Music Performance and Music Workshop for Families!

Sept 24 at 11:30am PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/85182

by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by the Friends of Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill East Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Daydream, Caring People Alliance West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club

non-binary pussy

Anh Vo

non-binary pussy is a revolutionary concert fusing pop entertainment and political propaganda to produce an immersive experience and, ideally, a collective transformation

Sept 2 at 9:30pm, Sept 3, 8 at 6:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82899

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St


REV Theatre Company

Yee haw! Ride ‘em cowboy! With retro hits from Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and more, this hoedown puts the hoot in hootenanny and is a rootin', tootin' good time pardner! ‘Superb!’ Inquirer. ‘Filled with nothing but highlights. GO!’ DC Metro Arts. ‘Not to be missed!’ Assoc. Press.

Sept 7, 8, 9, 21, 22, 24, 29 at 7pm, Sept 17 at 2pm, Sept 30 at 4pm $0/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84654

Presented at Multiple Locations, Check Website for Full Information

SpArc Rocks

The SpArc Players

The artists at the Cultural Arts Center at SpArc Services have been honing their craft and are ready to present a show full of musical reveries and comedic interludes. These performers wrote their own songs and are presenting original comedic skits for your enjoyment.

Sept 15 at 6pm $0/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85027

Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Boulevard

Terry Pollard

The Philadelphia Jazz Tap Ensemble

This is a piece about bebop, how opportunity knocks across genders, the jazz and tap dance scene in the 1950s, telegraphy, and really, nothing new. Terry’s story is just one of many jazz stories, scattered like obelisks, where a woman’s lifetime contributions are contained in one word, "overlooked."

Sept 9 at 7:30pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/80220

Arts, 1501 N 31st St


Heather Bowlan and Melinda Rice

Social progression and its complexities are the central themes of this ambient violin and poetry performance at Philadelphia publisher Edward Bok’s graveside. Explore the exchange between humans and our physical environment, the transition from life to death, and legacy, relationships, and economy.

Sept 16 at 2pm, Sept 16 at 4pm $0/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84948

Presented by the Friends of Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill East Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue


Andy Thierauf

A kaleidoscope of acoustic and electronic sounds utilizing a wide spectrum of percussion instruments. This solo performance includes original compositions and improvisations that weave an intricate web of timbres and sonorities from roars to wisps.

Sept 8 at 8pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/83500

University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street

Storytime Buzz with Beehive

Beehive at Bok

Come join Beehive at Bok for a special music storytime!

Sept 23 at 11:30am PWYC/30 min • PhillyFringe.org/85026

Presented by Daydream, Caring People Alliance West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club

You Me Future Now

Brian Shapiro

Art-rock, post-punk, folksy yet experimental, Brian Shapiro shines a light on our world's celebrated dreamers, schemers, users and abusers, with a humor and wit that comes from the heart of someone whose dysfunctional upbringing allows him to joyfully call out the self-serving nature of these times.

Sept 17 at 4pm, Sept 19 at 7:30pm PWYC/55 min • PhillyFringe.org/84298

Bowie in Berlin: Sound and Vision

Paul Green Rock Academy guest starring Red40, Johnny Showcase, & Jess Conda

The next generation of premiere rock stars and Philadelphia-based cabaret legends Red40, Johnny Showcase, and Jess Conda pay homage to David Bowie, sharing the sound and vision of his famed Berlin Trilogy.

Sept 7, 8 at 7pm Sept 7 $85 (Includes VIP Opening Night Party); Sept 8 $35/80 min • PhillyFringe.org/85280

Sound Space Performing Yellow Bicycle Theater, 1435 Arch St. Fl. 2 Presented by FringeArts, FringeArts, 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd


Dead Flowers Circus-Sideshow

Presents Satan's Beach Party

Dead Flowers Circus-Sideshow

The Weirdest Show In Town, Satan's Beach Party!

Featuring Philly and beyond's best in circus, sideshow, burlesque, comedy, live music and more! Step into our freak tent and see what's inside...

Sept 8, 16 at 7pm + 10pm $25/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/85092

Krystal Younglove: The Strangelove Sideshow Spectacle

Krystal Younglove, The Indestructible Lady

Steel your hearts and behold Award Winning Artist, Krystal Younglove The Indestructible Lady. Presenting classic 10-in-1 circus sideshow that will leave you breathless with its squeamish-inducing delights. Krystal certainly made a career out of all the things your mama warned you not to do!

Sept 10 at 7:30pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82433

The Mx America Pageant!

Alterra Productions

Welcome to MX AMERICA: A Variety Show (with a Beauty Pageant Twist!), an inclusive two-night parody that sheds light on how our performers’ various intersectional identities inform their artistic expressions, through the lens of an American beauty pageant. Good luck to our competitors - sparkle on!!

Sept 8, 9 at 7:30pm

$25/135 min • PhillyFringe.org/84755

Dildos and Body Parts

Diva D’Luscious

Dating is hard—especially as a newly human, newly single mermaid. This original and irreverent modern day fairy-tale, straight from the clubs of Berlin, features 6 musical burlesque routines interwoven with comedic monologues and multimedia to tell a heart felt story of love and self discovery.

Sept 7, 10, 14 at 8:30pm $15/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/75156

Late Night Snacks

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret

In partnership with Opera Philadelphia as part of Festival O23. The Bearded Ladies Cabaret returns for our third annual LATE NIGHT SNACKS, the unapologetically queer performance art pop up that makes everyone a little bit gay.

Sep 8–Oct 1

Every Wed + Thu at 9pm; Every Fri + Sat at 9pm + 11pm; Every Sun at 3:30pm + 9pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85275

The Ukrainian League of Philadelphia, 800 N 23rd St The Cabaret Room at Ruba Club, 416 Green St Presented by Circus Campus, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St Presented by FringeArts, The Closet, 201 South Street The Cube™, 4700 Wissahickon Ave

5 locks 5 keys


An evening of short plays. Consciousness collapses to dreaming. Words take you hostage. Written and Directed by Dennis Moritz. Actors: Beverly Gunn, E e Kammer, Melissa Sabater, and Palo Prozi (aka Wharton Tract). www.n1-theatre.com

Sept 14, 15, 16, 17 at 7pm $30/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/84915

OUR HOUSE CULTURE CENTER, 6380 Germantown Ave.

Adam Sandler Jury Duty

GamePlay Theatre Lab

First you die. Oh no! Then, you get summoned to serve afterlife jury duty. Yuck. Who’s on the stand? Actor and comedian Adam Sandler, of course. After watching Adam’s campy life story, you must use your best judgment to make an impossible decision: does he go to “the good place”, or “the bad place”?

Sept 10 at 6:30pm + 7:15pm + 8pm, Sept 24 at 1pm + 1:45 pm + 2:30pm

PWYC/35 min • PhillyFringe.org/82576

All My Little Words

Ashley Hollingshead

"I'm afraid of being an artist that doesn't make art" ALL MY LITTLE WORDS looks at what it means to fail at art. Or what it's like to be afraid of failing at art. Which is to say, what it means to be an artist - though that depends upon the definition of "artist" that you use.

Sept 24 at 12:30pm, Sept 26 at 5pm, Sept 27 at 9:30pm PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82743

Alternative Theatre Festival 2023

iNtuitons Experimental Theatre

Alternative Theatre Festival is a collection of short, experimental pieces written and directed by students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sept 23 at 2pm + 8pm $5/90 min

• PhillyFringe.org/84757


707 Hazardous Moves

Whit MacLaughlin/New Paradise Laboratories

An experimental theatre director exposes his love a air with a poem that gives zero love in return. With moves, compulsive counting, and a shooting. “Brilliant! A work of complex emotional depth that leaves nothing to chance, leaving me breathless.” - Merilyn Jackson, Broad Street Review

Sept 9 at 8pm, Sept 10, 12 at 9:30pm $25/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85144

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

Alas, Confederates

Lights, Theatre, Action!

Greytown, Nicaragua. 1899. An old Rebel pens his Civil War memoirs. Using a local girl as his stenographer, the recollections come easily, until the writing session when he tries to remember the third day at Gettysburg. “Eyeopening and relevant to today” BROADWAY WORLD "Compelling" DCist

Sept 9, 10 at 8pm, Sept 23, 24 at 2pm + 8pm

PWYC/80 min • PhillyFringe.org/81631

All That Fall (a play for radio) by Samuel Beckett

Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

Maddy Rooney walks along a country road to meet her blind husband, arriving on a mysteriously delayed train. A radio play first broadcast in 1957, “a triumph... for the singular art of Beckett, who always finds the ecstasy in our agony.” – The NY Times “Beckett at his most beguiling.” – The Guardian

Sept 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 at 7pm, Sept 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 2pm $25/80 min • PhillyFringe.org/83734

Ashes Ashes

Yellow Bicycle Company

Shuttling between 80s New York and 50s Hiroshima, this play by Joshua Crone explores imagined encounters between a Japanese-American reporter, a Japanese survivor-turned-prostitute, and the pilot and co-pilot of the Enola Gay. An exploration of the costs of total war and the minds of its apologists.

Sept 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21 at 7pm, Sept 9, 10 at 2pm $22/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/85116

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Cottage, 1320 N 5th St Arden Theatre, Horan Studio Theatre Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St The Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 302 S Hicks St Platt Student Performing Arts House, 3702 Spruce St Yellow Bicycle Theater, 1435 Arch St. Fl. 2


The Bad Pirate Rock Show

Jonah Godfrey and Friends

This is a pirate-y show about pirates! Specifically, a young pirate who realizes they want to pirate in their own pirate-y way. There will be ludicrous hats, unbelievable tales, and pirate-y rock music, all the while asking: what does it take to be a good (bad) pirate? Oh... and did we mention pirates?

Sept 8 at 5pm, Sept 17 at 11am, Sept 23 at 4pm, Sept 30 at 4:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82629

Birth. Sparkle. Death.

Hannah Parke

Hannah is a rising star. Hannah has a rare brain disorder. Hannah is disabled. A stand-up/cabaret/video installation mash-up, with all original music, diving down the kaleidoscopic, surrealist rabbit hole of the stages of grief. From the team that brought you "Close Your Legs, Honey."

Sept 2 at 2pm, Sept 3 at 8pm, Sept 6, 18 at 6:30pm, Sept 11 at 5pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/81355

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St


Brownbox Theatre: Re-Imagined Black Theatre

WTF! Staged reading of two original theatre + music pieces, BLACK NERDZ ARE EAZY: A Black Play On Punk Music and YEA, SHE HEAVY: A Black Play On Heavy Metal Music. Both plays tell the origin stories of two fictional bands in Philly. Oh, and Will Smith is called out for being a dickhead. Just say'n.

Sept 3, 10, 17, 24 at 3pm

PWYC/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/81505

IPaM - Indigenous Peoples artisan Marketplace, 1608 Ridge Avenue

Citrus Andronicus

Philadelphia Artists' Collective

The PAC presents a devised piece inspired by Shakespeare’s most bloody tragedy. A well-meaning scholar encounters two clowns bearing literal fruit. Through circus arts and the power of the spoken word, the trio explore violence and revenge. It’s classical theatre with a shot of Vitamin C.

Sept 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16 at 7pm, Sept 9, 10, 17 at 2pm $35/75 min • PhillyFringe.org/85151

Covid Queertet

Deryl Johnson - Playwright

This play asks “who controls your identity after your death?” Set during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the evening takes an ominous turn when four actors begin to examine the artistic works, identities, and legacies of Oscar Wilde, Willa Cather, José Sarria and PA native Keith Haring.

Sept 21 at 7pm

$0/120 min • PhillyFringe.org/82558

Dare Night - School of Rock

Theatre Contra

"Ya not hardcore, unless ya live hardcore." Witness "School of Rock" featuring Jack Black come to life as the audience dares us to do whatever the hell they want. Get ready for an uproarious night of daring laughter and unbridled entertainment as chaos ensues.

Sept 15, 22 at 8pm

$15/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/85179


Michael Galligan

Is he banana? Or is he human? Michael Galligan ('... of considerable wit and guile' – List) is stuck in a box with only one hour before he ripens. Clown, standup, physical comedy, magic and more in this "riotous, raunchy, and funny-as-hell" Banana Burlesque.

Sept 14, 18 at 9:30pm, Sept 15 at 7pm, Sept 17 at 3:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/78710

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

Bite The Dust

inFLUX Theatre Collective

Your Fringie winners, inFLUX, are back - this time taking on the big one: the final farewell, the big adios, the kick of the bucket - DEATH! In a new work of theatre, inFLUX has fun with the obsessions, fascinations, and fears that bubble to the surface as we confront life’s biggest unknown.

Sept 1, 9 at 6:30pm, Sept 4 at 8pm, Sept 7 at 9:30pm, Sept 13 at 5pm PWYC/55 min • PhillyFringe.org/83525

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St


Spare Titles

Three mythical figures await the imminent arrival of a cataclysmic event: the “Boom.” In 8 original songs, played with a live band, Carnelian sparks conversations about technology, information, nature, and an unknown future, exploring the humanity we find in the face of these existential changes.

Sept 5 at 6:30pm, Sept 9 at 5pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84119

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties by Jen Silverman

Many Hats Productions

Jen Silverman's hilarious play, which The New York Times called “a fult-tilt lesbian/bi-curious/genderqueer/ Shakespearean comedy for everyone," explores anger, sex, love and the “thea-tah” through the experiences of five women named Betty.

Sept 8, 9 at 8pm, Sept 9, 10 at 2pm $15/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/83499

The Dangers of Tobacco

Justin Jain

A wild Filipino-American adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s solo play, The Dangers of Tobacco. What starts as a bumbling lecture devolves into a revelation of a life lived. A smashing of Chekov with the story of a firstgeneration queer clown, blurring the fine line between performer & character.

Sept 3, 5, 11 at 9:30pm, Sept 8 at 10pm PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/82962

Das Sofortvergnügen (THE INSTANT PLEASURE)

Cosimo Pori and Travis Amiel

A dance-theatre spectacle about insatiable desires, [in] convenience, [im]patience, and the need to get things now. THE INSTANT PLEASURE is a fast paced & silly joy-scroll, searching for what’s beyond the endless craving to want more, and the contradictions of queer existence in a capitalist society.

Sept 2, 4 at 5pm, Sept 3 at 6:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/75481

by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N 3rd St Poth Brewery, 3145 W Je erson St The Painted Mug Cafe, 1527 Jackson St Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St
Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street
Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St

Diaries of a Honkynigger

Meagan Kimberly Smith

Ever met a Honkynigger before? Meet Meagan, a mixed-race Black & White clown. She's got a bone to pick with mommy and daddy. Help her carry the umbilical cord back to mommy and chug the breast milk from daddy's mistress.

Sept 24 at 8:15pm, Sept 27, 29 at 7pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82648

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

Earth: A Guide

Khalil LeSaldo

Humans are interesting creatures, and Earth is a singular place to see. This is a lecture - how to blend in on Earth, based on my own experiences. Don't get found out.

Sept 22 at 6:30pm, Sept 24 at 5pm, Sept 29 at 5:30pm, Sept 29 at 8pm

PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/81353

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Cottage, 1320 N 5th

Everyone Loves Dick

Ernest Hemmings

Dick Ripper, the "locally famous" used Auto dealer, woke up one morning to find a note scribbled on the back of a past due cable bill. "Too much. I'm sorry. I love you." "Everyone Loves Dick" is the latest comedic performance piece by Las Vegas artist Ernest Hemmings about the new American West.

Sept 7 at 6:30pm, Sept 9 at 10pm, Sept 10 at 3:30pm $25/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/80166


One-Shot Productions

Two women meet, talk over drinks and it turns out they're the same person. A riddle? Yes. What’s to learn if you could know yourself? Are your sides in conflict? Will you laugh or cry? We think you'll laugh till you cry.

Sept 7, 10 at 7pm $20/70 min • PhillyFringe.org/81079


Kat Siciliano

In this folk-musical retelling of the well known Bible story, Eve's heart wanders away from the man she was created for and toward a mysterious being in the garden. This story will explore the expectations behind relationships, free will's double edged sword, and selfsacrifice in the name of love.

Sept 4 at 6:30pm, Sept 14 at 5pm, Sept 17 at 12:30pm PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82864


Faire Play

Crys Clemente

Can a 15th century storyteller “authentically” depict the lands of their ancestors? Travel through time and space with this sometimes silly, sometimes poignant, fauxRenaissance Faire performance about an adventurer who travels too far from home.

Sept 10 at 4pm, Sept 16 at 1:30pm, Sept 24 at 2:30pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82459


Megan Odland and Richie Izzo

Follow the rocky nine months of an unexpected pregnancy. When a young, broken couple becomes responsible for a pure and innocent life– the FIGHT begins. As fears of parenthood are confronted through bickering and addiction, the two discover that Hope will only shape their future if well fought for.

Sept 9 at 8pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/84885

Garbage Jam

Michael Amendola

Garbage Jam is a solo clown(ish) play with music from a dump in purgatory that investigates the "Why?"

"Whoops." and "WHAT NOW!?" of our trash. With an expiration date fast-approaching, the Sad Man wants to forget, but the Garbage Goblin needs him to remember.

Why? Whoops. WHAT NOW!?

Sept 9 at 4:15pm, Sept 13 at 9:30pm, Sept 16 at 10pm PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82952


Exiles, originally by James Joyce

The Dead Playwrights' Society

"The Exiled" is a story of debilitating love triangles and disastrous personal strife. James Joyce's original -sexual- desperate -duplicitous- play has been adapted by The Dead Playwrights' Society for the 2023 Fringe Festival. "The Exiled" is set in 1972 and is a Philadelphia homecoming story.

Sept 10, 17 at 3pm, Sept 12, 14 at 7pm $10/115 min • PhillyFringe.org/85088

Red Rum Theater, 601 Walnut

Family Acid Trip

Hannah Mitchell + Nathan Repasz

A two-person work of experimental theater and music about a family trying to heal themselves. Clown, liturgical chant, bou on, and folk music come together to explore ego death, rewilding, and decomposition. Come question sanity and see what blooms while we wait for the acid to hit.

Sept 21 at 9:30pm, Sept 22 at 5:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/83018


corps de mimebaby

We’ll take you to Funkokomo. That’s where we want to go. A new work that illuminates the absurdity of cruise ships, orange tra c cones, the falsities that we believe, and the false prophets we follow. An absurd, experimental performance of dance, theater, clown, bou on, and all-organic calamity.

Sept 4 at 8pm, Sept 11 at 6:30pm, Sept 15 at 5:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82106

Gaslighting: The Musical!

Brooke McCarthy

Step right up to the Narcis-Circus! Behold the Ringmaster as she blends cabaret, stand-up, storytelling, & circus in this tale about gaslighting. Created by the award-winning writer of How to be an Ethical Slut comes this enlightening one-woman musical comedy about the darker side of relationships. Sept 5 at 9:30pm, Sept 7 at 6:30pm, Sept 10 at 8pm, Sept 24 at 5pm PWYC/55 min • PhillyFringe.org/81978

Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St St by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Street Presented by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N 3rd St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St McInnis Auditorium at Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

CSz Philadelphia, 2030 Sansom St

Good Bones

Frederick Andersen

What gives the structure of a life 'good bones'? A gay artist, 74 and almost 40 years sober, reflects with humor and honesty on the life events - first love, the AIDS epidemic, caring for his father - that prepare him to double down on love when his husband su ers a serious stroke.

Sept 13, 14, 15 at 8pm, Sept 16 at 2pm $15/75 min • PhillyFringe.org/84017

Half Magic

Joseph Ahmed

Cardboard boxes become portals to the past! Books fly through the air! Circus collides with theater as Joe turns back the pages of his life to figure out how a mixed race person can embrace their Half Magic in this fantastical, poignant journey into the stories that shape us.

Sept 1, 12, 18, 23 at 8pm, Sept 16 at 8:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84808

The History of Laughter

The Bread & Puppet Theater / The Boxcutter


An ancient god’s divine laughter creates the universe, then promptly abandons the scene. How will the masses defy their flimsy paper authorities? Laughter reveals the key in this work of radical puppetry populated by clouds, Santa Claus, an Idiot Manifesto, a brass band, and a 100-watt lightbulb.

Sept 8 at 7pm Sept 9, 10 at 3pm + 7pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85185

I Kiss Your Hands - The Story of Irena Sendler

The Jolanta Project

I Kiss Your Hands: A story of hope, rescue and deliverance tells the incredible true story of Irena Sendler, a Polish social worker who rescued thousands of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust. Experience the courage, the danger and the ultimate triumph over evil.

Sept 8, 9 at 7:30pm, Sept 10 at 2pm, Sept 13 at 7pm, Sept 23 at 2pm + 7:30pm, Sept 24 at 2pm $20/120 min • PhillyFringe.org/82046

It's Complicated... This Gift of Life

Michelle Pauls

A short, powerful and darkly humorous theatre performance about organ donation, grief and hope. Follow one person's story about how her husband's tragic death led to finding new meaning in witnessing and being witnessed. How can we surround each other in our darkest times with presence and love?

Sept 15, 17, 22 at 7pm, Sept 16, 23 at 9pm, Sept 18 at 6pm

$25/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/85113

The Jesus Portfolio

William Burrison: Nighthawks Theatre

Short scenes based on the four Gospels imagining what might have been the back story or the rest of the story. A work in progress; samples from Acts 1, 2, 3: Gleamings, Ministry, and Aftermath. Ensemble cast. Some choreography, recorded, and live, music.

Sept 12, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26 at 7pm

$15/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/85184 Presented

Good Person

Brett Ashley Robinson

Are you a good little boy? A sweet baby girl? Patricia! Is rich, she’s white, and shes a Good Person. In the world of social justice, social media, callout culture and snowflakes, everyones looking and everyones good. But who is really good and who gets to decide?

Sept 22 at 5pm, Sept 23 at 3:30pm, Sept 24 at 6:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82897

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St

Here Be Sirens

Ex Anima Artists

Drift into the “mystic misunderstood” in this imagining of Kate Soper’s Here Be Sirens. In this operatic art installation, the audience will be immersed in the psychological turmoil of three sirens cursed to be alluring killers and set sail on a haunting, hilarious journey to self-discovery.

Sept 7, 8 at 7:30pm, Sept 9 at 2pm

PWYC/100 min • PhillyFringe.org/83130

The Great Hall, Neighborhood House, 20 North American Street

Hypocrisy the Anti-Sex Mystery (A three act play written and directed by Lisa Amos)

T.A.S.T.E. LLC (The Art Space for Theater and Education.

A three act play centered around the taboo subject of sex between men and women.

Sept 15, 22 at 7pm, Sept 24 at 2pm + 7pm $20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84783

In Their Silence

Allens Lane Art Center

Grace is a burgeoning therapist. Merci dangles for freedom at the bottom of a bourbon glass. College sweethearts and newlyweds, they elope to Philadelphia for a fresh beginning. Stumbling into polarizing landscapes, they struggle in the margins of heart and home.

Sept 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8pm, Sept 17, 24 at 2pm $20/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/85037

Allens Lane Art Center Theater, 601 W Allens Ln

It's Time We Pay Them A Visit

Anissa Weinraub + Practice Space

The earth isn’t dying. People are killing the earth. And those people have names and addresses. It’s time we pay them a visit. Join a group of adventurers in this allegory for getting unstuck and taking action to stop the imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy. Also, it’s a comedy.

Sept 7 at 5pm, Sept 19, 26 at 6:30pm PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82589

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

Just Like Hollywood

Melanie Stewart/Blind Faith Theatre

JUST LIKE JUST LIKE HOLLYWOOD continues the decades-long collaboration between Melanie Stewart and John Clancy. Joined by performers Kylie Westerbeck and Dane Eissler, this new work centers on, explores and explodes the entrapment and degradation of a young woman in contemporary America.

Sept 10, 17 at 2pm + 5pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85012

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street Chandler Hall, 99 Barclay St Vox Populi Gallery, 319 N 11th Street
at Multiple Locations, Check Website for Full Information
Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

The Ledge

Allison Kelly & Grace Gilmore

Two sisters arrive on a rock in the middle of the ocean.

It's a funeral, of course, and it's the 13th day of the month; but I swear, these two women are not cursed. Or maybe they are. They are not seals. Or maybe they are. This is a love letter to the coast. Or maybe it isn’t.

Sept 2 at 3:30pm, Sept 6, 9 at 9:30pm, Sept 7 at 6:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82734

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

Magic Lagoon

Karen Orrick & Dwight Dunston

Stop lingering in the lagoon, lulled by the shallows. 2023. Time to tell the truth. Through movement, story, music, and clown, this duo of anti-oppression facilitators, camp counselors & former athletes brings you on a warm and sobering deep dive. Do you trust us?

Sept 11 at 8pm, Sept 21 at 5pm, Sept 30 at 6:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82646

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St


Santi Castro

Zeta's peyote fueled gender journey through Philly moves him to a truth he never imagined for himself. Zeta is on a quest to untangle his identity knot that's been preventing him from being his true self. Radically magical queer and LatinIndigenous voices. Chaos, glitter, and a whole lot of cumbia.

Sept 4, 19 at 6:30pm, Sept 10 at 5pm, Sept 27 at 8pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82633

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

Mind the Gap Shadow Company

They are angry, frustrated, full of woe and angst. But hey, they are teenagers! Art therapy descends into surreal absurdity as a group of teens tries to process life and their emotions in todays world.

Sept 8, 9 at 7pm, Sept 9 at 3pm

$10/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85023

Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center, 7 Lock Street


Jordan Deal

Through a series of horrific metamorphoses and ruptured happenings as a gothic queer existential necromantic wrestling inquisition with the BULL OF CHAOS and the BODY, MOMMA i RODE THE BEAST! questions the stability of our social conditions and the fugitivity to come thereafter~after it’s rode good.

Sept 5 at 9:30pm, Sept 10 at 8pm, Sept 16 at 6pm, Sept 20 at 9:45pm

PWYC/55 min • PhillyFringe.org/85196


Jacinta Yelland

Part climate-catastrophe, part clown show—KOAL is a one-woman show for the end of the world. As wildfires tear through Australia, a koala, a coal miner, and an Indigenous girl desperately strive to hold onto their homes before all burns and turns to ash.

Sept 13 at 8pm, Sept 16 at 3pm, Sept 17 at 12:30pm, Sept 19 at 9:30pm, Sept 21 at 5pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82159

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St

MACBETH: A Ghost Story

Id Circo Theatre Group

The ultimate ghost story comes to life in the place of the dead at Laurel Hill East. Dive into the weïrd with Macbeth: A Ghost Story for the eeriest Shakespeare has to o er in this tale of loyalty and love, free will and fate, death and the things beyond death that come reaching back for us.

Sept 14, 15, 16 at 7pm

PWYC/105 min • PhillyFringe.org/85180

Presented by the Friends of Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill East Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue

Magic Trash Day

Rough & Tumble Productions

In Magic Trash Day a kid living in Philly finds a piece of magic piece of trash amongst the rubble. This magic trash helps them move through, metabolize, and better understand their feelings. Join us for this dance theater and clown performance made for and with kids.

Sept 9 at 4pm, Sept 10 at 10am

Sept 16 at 12pm + 3pm, Sept 17 at 9:30am PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82978

Presented by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N 3rd St

Mars Doesn't Want Us

Pier Players Theatre Co.

Have you ever asked yourself: “I wonder what the planets are thinking”? This SciFi comedy has the answer. A human colonization ship sets course for Mars. Now, the big red notoriously anti-people planet must do whatever it takes to avoid its cruel fate: Humanity. Open to all ages. Drinks served 21+.

Sept 21 at 7:30pm, Sept 22, 23 at 8pm $10/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/84953

Arden Theatre - Arcadia Stage, 40 N. 2nd Street


Faysal Can Dakni

An immersive production of a new Turkish play that follows a queer romance at an Ankara pavyon.

Sept 2 at 6:30pm, Sept 9 at 8:30pm, Sept 17, 30 at 8pm, Sept 24 at 9:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/80015

My Grandmother's Eyepatch

Julia VanderVeen

What happens when an idiot leads a memorial service for a long-deceased family member? In this o -thewall-comedy, comedian Julia VanderVeen leads the audience through wild stages of grief as she attempts to honor her beloved Grandmother. "Best Solo ShowComedy" "Best of the Fest" Orlando Fringe

Sept 5 at 5pm, Sept 11, 12 at 6:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/46031

My Soul is in Command: a tragi-comic musical creep show

Robert Carlton

Conceived, written, and performed by Robert Carlton. At turns hilarious and pathetic, Mr. Carlton grooves his way through the human psyche.

Sept 17 at 5pm, Sept 18 at 8pm, Sept 19, 21 at 6:30pm, Sept 20, 22 at 8:30pm PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/80011

Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Cottage, 1320 N 5th St



Bill George, Kingfisher Theatre

A magnificent and delightful rendition of Homer’s epic, The Odyssey: In a riveting two hour tour-de-force, we are carried with the Greek warrior, midst Gods and trials, on our struggle to return “home”. Received Best Play in the Lehigh Valley, and Bill George, Best Actor. Pig Iron, Studio B.

Sept 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7pm, Sept 10 at 2pm

$25/130 min • PhillyFringe.org/83387

Owen Corey and James Ofalt Punch Each Other in the Dick Until One Submits

Owen Corey and James Ofalt

Philadelphia actors Owen Corey and James Ofalt will punch each other in the dick until one submits.

Sept 18 at 6:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85103

Rose: You Are Who You Eat

John Jarboe

A true story of gender cannibalism set to music.

Theatrical co-world premiere with Woolly Mammoth, Cultural DC, & La Mama Etc. Produced by the Bearded Ladies Cabaret with Emily Schreiner.

Sept 14, 16, 20, 22 at 7pm, Sept 17 + 23 at 1pm

$35/75 min • PhillyFringe.org/85278

The Secret Life of Gym Girls

Anna Azizzy

Anna Azizzy’s “The Secret Life of Gym Girls” is an outrageous performance about the artist’s experience as a competitive gymnast. SLOGG features a cast of digital characters (all played by Azizzy) struggling to maintain their shared homogeneity while hiding their deepest (queer/unusual) secrets.

Sept 25, 27 at 6:30pm, Sept 29 at 7pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/83527

She Who Must Not Be Named

Mitchell Nease

A ritual summoning by the Bou on of the formerly beloved author turned de facto leader of a dangerous hate movement. You may know her as J.K. Rowling. Or maybe Robert Galbraith. Some just call her TERF. But we call her She Who Must Not Be Named.

Sept 16 at 1:15pm, Sept 17 at 3:45pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82632

Sisyphus & Siri

Francis Menotti Magic

The magician you are about to meet is already dead; he doesn't know. Your host, Siri, will introduce you and guide you through an evening of mystery and impossibility laced with dark comedy and a pinch of Greek mythology. Not suitable for audiences under 16 years of age.

Sept 15 at 6:30pm + 8:30pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84790

Presented by


Sohrab Haghverdi

An experience curated and performed by the 9/11 man himself. All the way from the no man's land, right in the middle of the east, he comes really hard, tonight, to the rescue. He was the one who "did it", and now he is here to "do it" all over again. He was once hated and now back to be loved.

Sept 3 at 9:30pm, Sept 11 at 8pm, Sept 25 at 5pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82925

The Pecking Order

Paper Doll Ensemble

This 70s-style tragicomedy asks provocative questions about unplanned pregnancy, family dynamics, & women's rights. A non-traditional, magically realistic family drama inspired by the wife and daughters of Justice Harry Blackmun, the author of Roe v. Wade. After last summer, are we in 2023 or 1973?

Sept 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 at 7pm, Sept 24 at 2pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/81629

A Scar is Born

Lorelei Zarifian

A Scar is Born is the humorous story of one misfit’s hopeful audition. She reviews for the casting director important moments of her life and her journey from France to America. In the face of rejection, she never gives up her passion for performing the music of words and language.

Sept 21, 24 at 8pm, Sept 23 at 2pm PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/64804


She Was A Conquistawhore

Rachel O'Hanlon-Rodriguez & Pardners

Legend has it The Conquistawhore drinks her weight in whiskey, straddles past and present, brawls with her own vagina cause – well, he makes terrible choices. They roam the Wild West... or is that the Main Line of Philly? Find out in this “brash, transformative, hilarious” tale in search of wholeness.

Sept 5 at 8pm, Sept 13 at 8:30pm, Sept 22 at 5:30pm, Sept 26 at 5pm, Sept 28 at 7pm PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/80032

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St

My Wicked, Wicked Garden of Desire

Jim Julien

An extremely wicked gardener confronts the consequences of their wicked schemes when three spirits appear to address all this vile wickedness. A shadow puppet and multimedia extravaganza that brings a wickedly foul presence to a gentle garden setting. The wickedness grows right up from the roots.

Sept 11, 12, 14 at 6:30pm + 8pm

Sept 15 at 7pm + 8:30pm

PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/80542

Spanking Macbeth

Spanking Macbeth

Professor Dansay & her intern, Z. Boughten, seize the reins of the venerable ‘Real Works Of Shakespeare Society'. The ‘Real Works’ have pots of money. They’re going to stage ‘Macbeth’. The problem - their Macbeth: Simon Bane, faded star of stage, screen & grungy tabloids & bars across the world.

Sept 15, 17, 22 at 9pm, Sept 16, 23 at 7pm, Sept 18 at 8pm $20/115 min • PhillyFringe.org/85093

Pig Iron, Studio B, 1417 N 2nd St CSz Philadelphia, 2030 Sansom St Presented by FringeArts, FringeArts, 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St Plays & Players Skinner Studio, 1714 Delancey Street by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Circus Campus, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Cottage, 1320 N 5th St Vox Populi, 319 N 11th St #3

Split Bill: Cloistered C/Sounding Spaces

Aram Aghazarian / Barry Sharp

Cloistered C is an absurd meditation on moving through walls and changing locations. / Sounding Spaces is an improvised solo show by composer and musician Barry Sharp that integrates acoustic instruments and industrial ambiences into a dynamic and psychedelic performance experience.

Sept 10 at 3:30pm, Sept 15 at 5:30pm, Sept 19 at 5pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84610

Split Bill: johann johann: or thee wurst dinner partie / Tom Achilles: Guillotine

eat purple theatre co / Tom Achilles

An immersive, dinner-party, drag restaging of a raunchy 14th c. comedy about Johann and his wife who's cheating on him with a priest who's also named Johann and Tom Achilles performs a cavalcade of original characters, poems, and mind fucks that leaves the audience wondering, “Is this comedy?”

Sept 5 at 6:30pm, Sept 9 at 1:45pm, Sept 10 at 9:30pm

Split Bill: My Life with Shmike // To Dance with A Purple Goblin

Red Nosed Roommates // GRATon40 Collective

A ridiculous and raucous journey of self discovery: two clowns attempt to retrace their steps from the pits of stupidity and figure out how they got to be so foolish! // A duet of dance and wild vocal soundings: journey into meditation, mindfulness, the ego, and a purple goblin.

Sept 6 at 9:30pm, Sept 13 at 5pm, Sept 22 at 8pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84607

Testing Site

Ubin Movement Theatre

Testing Site is about a being who is summoned into a white room and finds out that he is a subject in a series of experiments relating to phobias, conducted by a godlike mystery. While undergoing these experiments, the test subject begins to wonder if there is more to this test than he was told.

Sept 24 at 3:30pm, Sept 26 at 9:30pm, Sept 28 at 5pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82060

Tiny Witch

Izzy Sazak

Tiny Witch is a one-witch adaptation of the old and much translated folktale, Bluebeard. Part cabaret, part fantasy fiction stand-up, Tiny Witch is a queer trans allegory, a ritual exorcism and just a damn silly time.

Sept 17, 26 at 6:30pm, Sept 24 at 3:30pm

PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82775

Today, the sun is red.

Kristen Brown

Part fever dream and part dramatic essay, “Today, the sun is red” is a meditation on climate crisis. In the year 2029, devastating wildfires degrade air quality and provoke a global shutdown. The main character Kab must find the hope in a better tomorrow and find the courage to begin a new dawn.

Sept 4 at 6:30pm, Sept 10 at 1pm, Sept 17 at 11:30am

PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82991

Split Bill: Into Outside / Thursday, a fantasia of days

Shiyu Wang / Paper Architects Collective

Into Outside is a dance piece that seeks to illuminate the profound interdependence between individuals and society. / In Thursday, an undercover cop trips over the philosophical questions of her time, only to find herself in the arms of a familiar figure in this queer, anarchic romp.

Sept 14 at 5pm, Sept 17 at 12:30pm, Sept 18 at 8pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84613

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

Split Bill: Messy perfectionism / A Musical Anatomy

Mohit Patel/Sarah Owens

A Musical Anatomy is a one man musical, or as close as I can get by myself. / Messy Perfectionism contains the following ingredients: movement, visuals, poetry, truth, lies, emotions, and facades. Blend and serve chilled.

Sept 6, 24 at 5pm, Sept 21 at 6:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84608

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St

Spring Awakening

Sewer Rats Productions

What happens to children when they can't see a path to growing up? In this tragic play by Frank Wedekind, a set of well-wrought young characters push for independence, reach out for love and friendship, and seek out self-knowledge in a dark, poetic, and even funny portrait of troubled youth.

Sept 8, 14, 15 at 7:30pm, Sept 9, 16 at 2pm + 7:30pm, Sept 10, 17 at 5pm PWYC/120 min • PhillyFringe.org/84962

Plays & Players Skinner Studio, 1714 Delancey Street

They've All Gone And We'll Go Too

100th Meridian

After playing Edinburgh Fringe in 2022, 100th Meridian brings They’ve All Gone & We’ll Go Too, home. They’ve All Gone... explores what it means to be Canadian in an American world, how music can save your life and how the universe is a far stranger and beautiful place than we give it credit for.

Sept 5 at 6:30pm, Sept 6 at 9:30pm, Sept 8 at 5pm, Sept 10 at 3:30pm PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/73556

Skerryvore: A Tale of Terror

Melody Marshall

In December 1876, the crew of the remote lighthouse at Skerryvore disappeared. The only witness was a young girl called Mary Campbell. 23 years later, she is mesmerized so she can recall the mysterious events. But all is not quite as it seems...

Sept 20 at 2pm + 7:30pm, Sept 21 at 7:30pm $15/100 min • PhillyFringe.org/85019

Hill-Physick House, 321 S 4th St



TSTMRKT is a performance art sketch comedy amalgamation held together with film loops, cut-npaste theatre, sound e ects prerecorded in "real time," and a nervous actor. Bring your mom.

Sept 8 at 8pm $20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82049

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th St

Presented by

Uncle Dick vs. Cauczilla

Ryan Pater

Uncle Dick vs. Cauczilla is Uncle Dick’s epic scifi apology show for his racist ways. He is taking to the stage to o er a grand gesture and make amends with his nephew. Attempting to create a piece of theater that will prove he’s not a racist, not a bad guy, not a racist dick of an uncle Dick.

Sept 8 at 8pm, Sept 21, 28 at 6:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82289

MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

Upline: It's Not a Show, It's an Opportunity

Megan Stern

Welcome to the glamorous world of Varmon — the beauty empire that will give you flawless skin AND financial freedom! By the end of this absurd, interactive, and award-winning solo comedy, you’ll be ready to sign up to become a Varmonista yourself. Just remember . . .

It’s not a pyramid scheme.

Sept 6, 12, 19 at 8pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82975

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St


Francesca Montanile Lyons

A kaleidoscopic solo performance that rides the line between pleasure and disgust, where clown and bu on hold a funhouse mirror to the artist’s self. Here, the laughter is tinged with nausea, the nausea is tinged with relief. If you’ve ever hated yourself and/or everyone in the world, welcome.

Sept 7 at 8pm, Sept 13 at 5:30pm, Sept 14 at 6:30pm, Sept 15 at 8:30pm

PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/81662

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St

When Birds with Broken Wings Fly

Veronique LaShell MacRae

Developed as part of The Kennedy Center's Local Theatre Residency program for Social Impact, When Birds with Broken Wings Fly is a solo performance piece that explores the spiritual, mental and physical journey of black women when the world negates and exploits their "Black Girl Magic."

Sept 17 at 2:15pm, Sept 18, 20 at 5pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/78525

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St

Who's Listening

Betty Jean Nobles Thompson

“Who’s Listening,” is a slightly di erent kind of stage play. This audience scene, then interact with the play by describing or responding to questions posed by the director. This play takes place in a middle-class Black family home in the aftermath of Covid and George Floyd.

Sept 3, 10, 17 at 2pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82670

Whore's Eye View by Kaytlin Bailey

Kaytlin Bailey, Old Pros

Whore’s Eye View is a 75-minute mad dash through 10,000 years of history from a sex worker’s perspective. Equal parts stand up comedy, history lecture, and personal storytelling, Kaytlin Bailey masterfully unpacks the age-old stigma surrounding the oldest profession.

Sept 24 at 6:30pm, Sept 25 at 9:30pm, Sept 26 at 4:45pm

PWYC/75 min • PhillyFringe.org/83064

Unplanned Obsolescence

Strong Branch Productions

A dark sci-fi comedy about a failing children's performer who discovers they may have a terminal illness. Unable to cope with the prospect of their own death, they train a household robot to replace them in hopes that their wife won't notice when they're gone.

Sept 4 at 9:30pm, Sept 6 at 8pm, Sept 9 at 7pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/80979

Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St

The Van Gogh Shogh

Donna Oblongata

Free show. Bring cash. Very special opportunity to invest in a masterwork.

Sept 21, 22, 23, 24 at 8pm $0/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85131

Waiting for Ganol

Alex Marcus

A South Philly backyard. A gender reveal. A giant cannoli. What could go wrong? Spend an afternoon with the Cosentino family in a comedy that explores the shape of parental love and the paths we choose to lay out for our children.

Sept 7 at 5pm, Sept 20 at 5:30pm, Sept 24 at 3:30pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/81215

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St

Whistles In the Wind

IDNI Productions

Jimmy. E.J., Donnie, Ahmed, Carl work at a factory in North Philadelphia. Conflict arises when they find out that the factory may shut down. The men have put their livelihood into their jobs and are faced with the possibility of having to start over again, with some having little to no education.

Sept 15 at 7pm, Sept 16 at 6pm $25/110 min • PhillyFringe.org/83981

Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave

Train to Essex Junction

Cambridge Concepts LLC

Two men, from di erent walks of life, connect on a long train ride from Pennsylvania to Vermont. Along the way, they discover they have more in common than they imagined. "Train to Essex Junction" shows how our underlying humanity surpasses any social or economic di erences we might experience.

Sept 8, 9, 11 at 7:30pm, Sept 10 at 3pm $15/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/81545


The Hum'n'Bards Theater Troupe

Step into the world of "Wishling" at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival! Join us at the Dina Wind Art Foundation for a staged reading. Immerse yourself in the heartfelt story of Wish, a young autistic woman navigating her place in the world through her mother's belief that she's a fae changeling.

Sept 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85101

The Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Ritttenhouse Square Deep End Studios, 1313 S 33rd St Cannonball, Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St Dina Wind Art Foundation, 1606 S. 8th St
SEPTEMBER 14 – 30 LAUREL HILL EAST 3822 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA @friendsoflaurelhill laurelhillphl.com Immersive theatre, dance, music, circus & beyond at a historic home for the dead. MARKET OF THE MACABRE 60+ vendors of oddities, art, and vintage SEPTEMBER 9 SHAPESHIFTERS Circuitous Situationship, Curlyfish Productions, Leslie Elkins, Melinda Rice & Heather Bowlan, Perspective Collective, Id Circo Theatre Group SEPTEMBER 14 - 21 CIRCUS PHANTASMAGORIA: Six Feet Below the Big Top Journey into the afterlife with Alterra Productions & the Friends of Laurel Hill SEPTEMBER 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30 FRINGE AT LAUREL HILL EAST Supported by the Rowan University Department of Theatre and Dance Music Theatre Art Dance Let your imagination run wild at our workshops and performances! A hub for young audiences September 23rd and 24th DAYDREAM West Philly Boys and Girls Club Philly PACK, 233 Federal St

ImmersiveInteractive Experience

The Abstraction Aquarium

Anastassia Vertjanova

Grab a drink and dive into the Abstraction Aquarium to experience an eclectic mix of theatre experiments, circus, installations, sculpture, and more. This ideaplayground celebrates the Proof of Concept and the artists as they develop works in progress, o ering a sneak peek into the creative mind.

Sept 14 at 5pm, Sept 16 at 2pm, Sept 18 at 4pm

PWYC/300 min • PhillyFringe.org/85028

Benevolent Misconduct: A Vision for the Future of Art Making

Benevolent Misconduct Collective

Welcome to the Benevolent Misconduct Society! Drawing on the work of Felix Rosado we will be gathering to examine: What needs do we have that aren't being addressed by the current art funding systems? What would a process in the community look like that can better address our needs?

Sept 7 at 7pm PWYC/120 min • PhillyFringe.org/85186

Deep End Studios, 1313 S 33rd St

Prism Arts Philadelphia, 1021 Hamilton St

Circus Phantasmagoria

Alterra Productions

Step into a thought-provoking odyssey delving into the mysteries of life, death & the enigmatic realms beyond. Experience the ethereal space between existence & the unknown & encounter crossroads that will a ect your own journey, as we illuminate the nature of passage with mesmerizing performances.

Sept 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm

$45/150 min • PhillyFringe.org/84752

Dora's Gently Used Dreams Store

Morgan McKenzie Kau man

Glimpse inside a makeshift shop containing Dora’s collection - the donated dreams and nightmares of past customers who make up this mysterious market. Shop the store or donate your own dream in this intimate, immersive performance about the uncontrollable stories that come through us every night.

Sept 4 at 7:30pm + 9pm, Sept 7 at 7:30pm + 8pm, Sept 8 at 8pm + 8:30pm PWYC/25 min • PhillyFringe.org/82891

Evidence of Things Unseen

Ran'D Shine

Immersive, Surprising, Unexpected: "Evidence of Things Unseen" is an experience that uses magic e ects as metaphor. Audience members will experience an uncanny demonstration of sleight of hand, and psychological illusions, in a setting where is there is no smoke, no mirrors, Just Pure Magic.

Sept 17 at 6pm

$20/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/76569


Dinner! Franny and Connor Wrote a Cookbook

Franny and Connor

Can two clowns improvise a meal? Dinner! Franny and Connor Wrote a Cookbook is an interactive cooking show live-directed by self-described food influencers with no prior knowledge of the ingredients, but a deep passion for food. High cuisine meets low class in this intimate Chopped-style experience!

Sept 8 at 5pm + 7:30pm, Sept 9 at 12:30pm + 3pm, Sept 10 at 11:45 am + 2pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82898

N Mascher St

Dream Sweet, Rough Man

Micah Lockman-Fine and Lu Donovan

By expanding traditional, heteropatriarchal masculinity into a practice of gentleness and connection, Dream Sweet, Rough Man employs dance and fashion to uplift possibilities for feminist queer masculinities to take root in men’s bodies and move through the world.

Sept 1 at 9:30pm, Sept 8 at 8pm, Sept 11 at 5pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82044

In the Time of the Blue Ball

Ali Goss

In the Time of the Blue is a participatory table read in which audience members read a script based on a short story Manuela Draeger/Antoine Volodine. Through engaging with the text directly, audience members are implicated in the world-making, and animate the story collectively.

Sept 25, 26, 28 at 4pm

PWYC/35 min • PhillyFringe.org/82861

Presented by the Friends of Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill East Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by Circus Campus, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St

Je erson Huxley: A Retrospective


An interactive, site-responsive experience for 5 people about the greatest visual artist you've never heard of.

Sept 26, 27 at 6:30pm + 7:15pm + 8pm + 8:45pm, Sept 28 at 5pm + 6pm + 8pm + 8:45pm

$25/30 min • PhillyFringe.org/82947

Last One Standing

Jedidjah Julia Noomen/Hummingbird Interactive

A phone call for one person to the last remaining survivors of real-life disasters and triumphs.

Running Sept 17-21. Check Website for full dates.

PWYC/20 min • PhillyFringe.org/81561

Make Bank

Meg Saligman

Public Artist Meg Saligman hijacks a historic bank in Old City to present a new 5 story mural, audience art making, and live performances this Fringe season.

Make Bank LIVE Sept 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28 + 29 at 7pm + 9pm; Sept 17 + 24 at 5pm + 7pm $35/60 min • Gallery Experience Sept 16, 17, 23 + 24 from 1–3:30pm; Sep 20 + 27 from 6–9pm Pay What You Wish • PhillyFringe.org /85282

$35/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85282

Presented by FringeArts, Manufacturers’ National Bank, 27 N 3rd St

Midnight Dreamin

Ock the waizard

An immersive art installation telling a story of Yoruba spirits, guidance and mental illness. Filled with storytelling and theatrics walk through and interact with the dream of Ock the Wizard as he gains advice from various Orishas.

Sept 2 at 3:30pm, Sept 19 at 5pm, Sept 24 at 2pm, Sept 27 at 6:30pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/83000

Object Transfer Station

Janine Renee Cunningham

How do you say goodbye to a broken cup? An inkless pen? A childhood stu ed animal? Set in an intimate garden outpost, this one-on-one interactive experience guides participants through a meditative memorial for soon-to-be discarded objects. Please bring an item you no longer wish to possess.

Sept 14, 17, 19 at 6pm + 6:20pm + 6:40pm + 7pm +

7:20pm + 7:40pm

PWYC/15 min • PhillyFringe.org/82829

/red room/

Curlyfish Productions

A multi-meta physical experience using poetic narrative, artwork, and immersion to challenge the traditional performance framework. In the somber of Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Receiving Vault, participants will experience a live reading that explores identity, loss, and selfportraiture.

Sept 14 at 7pm + 8:30pm

$20/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82890


aleeza garcia

Welcome to La Pulga Puta: a rebellious Mexican flea market defying expectations and celebrating tradition. Embrace the cabrona spirit and join us in this chaotic celebration of Mexican cultural expression. Bienvenidos!

Sept 10 at 12:30pm, Sept 15 at 10pm, Sept 20 at 8:30pm

PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82953

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Studio, 1320 N 5th St


Shakespeare On Tap

The sisters are weird and the politics are bloody. Enjoy Shakespeare's spookiest play in the madcap Shakespeare on Tap style, with a pint of pathos and a shot of kitschy fun. The actors talk to you, you can talk back, and drinking is encouraged (but no pressure, you know, you do you.)

Sept 17, 18 at 7:30pm

PWYC/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/85194

Lilly's Ferry, 10 S Front St

Meadow Perry Presents POPULENCE

Meadow Perry

Meadow Perry combines the beauty of bubble artistry, magic and illusions with a dash of sophistication and sparkle to create a dazzling experience that can only be described as Populence. Join this charming but humble sorceress of soap bubbles as she takes you on a journey of dreams.

Sept 24 at 6:15pm + 8pm $20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85204

Presented by Circus Campus, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St

Neuro-box-RE-shu le

Patricia Graham with video artist Sally Linnett

What kind of medicine show is this? Immersive video installation for audience/participant of one. A 15 minute experience. Like sorbet for your art addled brain. Enter the neuro-box and refresh.

Sept 4, 6, 8, 24 at 8pm + 8:20pm + 8:40pm

$10/15 min • PhillyFringe.org/82956

Privy Privy

Donna Oblongata & Patrick Costello

An opportunity for people in need of a treat to come together. This is an installation work. Come and go as you please during open hours.

Sept 26, 27, 28, 29 at 6:30pm

PWYC/120 min • PhillyFringe.org/82695

Sinky The Pirate

Brooke Shilling

Sinky The Pirate is a short, solo performance in a kitchen sink.

Sept 20, 22 at 7pm + 7:30pm, Sept 21 at 6:30pm + 7pm

PWYC/25 min • PhillyFringe.org/81514

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Cottage, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Cottage, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, Fidget Space, 1714 N Mascher St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Cottage, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St Presented by Cannonball, The Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St Presented by the Friends of Laurel Hill, The Receiving Vault at Laurel Hill East Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St

The Tea

Butch Mermaid Productions

You are cordially invited to join drag performer Ania Upstill as they draw from their love of history and botany to recreate Robert Fortune, the real-life botanist who stole tea from China. Hear him spill the tea on his dirty dealings, and get your own fortune read in tea leaves by Fortune himself!

Sept 18 at 8pm + 9pm, Sept 25 at 6:30pm + 8pm PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82980

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St

Titus Andronicus: A Wilderness of Tigers

Forgotten Lore Theatre

The Moor. The maiden. The mother. The madman. When the bested queen of Goths is unfettered, chaos erupts, and Rome is embroiled in a bitter war of retribution. Pledge your loyalty, plot your revenge, and prepare yourself to experience the madness of Shakespeare’s oldest tragedy like never before.

Sept 11, 12, 13, 15 at 8pm, Sept 16, 17 at 4pm + 8pm

$25/120 min • PhillyFringe.org/80229

Tristan Tzara Was My Best Friend In Junior High

Savannah Reich

A new Passover Seder as designed by the Dadaist poet Tristan Tzara. Instead of telling the Passover story, this ritual commemorates the time that all the other Dadaists decided to go and invent Surrealism, and Tristan Tzara was not invited. An immersive meditation on friendship and loss.

Sept 13 at 8pm, Sept 15, 16, 17 at 6pm

$20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/80101

Tea Party at the End of the World

IKantKoan Play/s

As a guest of this intimate tea party, you will be served tea of exceptional quality, play entirely civilized parlor games, and when the end comes, no need to panic, you won't be alone. Inspired by time in the Arctic Circle and time travel to the end of the world, TEA PARTY is a dark, joyous a air.

Sept 3 at 6:30pm, Sept 6 at 6:15, Sept 7 at 8pm, Sept 8 at 9:30pm, Sept 10 at 12pm + 4:45pm, Sept 13 at 7pm, Sept 14 at 9:30, Sept 19 at 3pm, Sept 24 at 11:15am, Sept 25 at 6:30pm PWYC/75 min • PhillyFringe.org/84272

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Cottage, 1320 N 5th St

Trans Party!

Matthias Volker

Join us for a Trans Party! A celebration of trans life, love, and other things we’ll decide together in this immersive, audience-run experience. We’ll unpack what it means to be a part of the trans community and shake away some of the fear and misconceptions that circulate about trans lives.

Sept 15, 16, 20 at 7pm

PWYC/50 min • PhillyFringe.org/85191

Rebel and Wolf Cafe, 1700 E Moyamensing Ave

Uncle Mike's All-Day Apple Butter

mike durkin

The volume of the outside world turned completely down. Utter presence. Join Uncle Mike in an all-day apple butter making session. An eight-hour durational performance exploring Quaker traditions and all things Fall. Maybe we will sing a song, dance, yell, or shoot things with a bow and arrow.

Sept 10 at 12pm

PWYC/480 min • PhillyFringe.org/81824

Deep End Studios, 1313 S 33rd St

Walk Around Philadelphia 2023 Exhibit Closing Festivities

JJ Tiziou / Walk Around Philadelphia

Last chance to catch the Walk Around Philadelphia 2023 exhibit upstairs at Cherry Street Pier! Join us 5-7 for a happy hour closing event, or stop by anytime 11am11pm to catch the show before it comes down. Register separately at WalkAroundPhiladelphia.com for bonus group walks that day.

Sept 23 at 11am

$0/720 min • PhillyFringe.org/84799

Cherry Street Pier, 121 North Columbus Blvd

Wig Wag

Emily Bate

Welcome to Wig Wag: an assemblage of humans, a community choir gone o the rails, a creature with many smaller creatures inside. For people who love to sing, people who “can’t sing,” and those for whom both apply.

Sept 13, 15, 21 + 23 at 7pm

Sept 16 + 24 at 1pm

$25/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85276

Presented by Cannonball, MAAS Building Garden, 1320 N 5th St

Whose Crime Is It Anyway

Without A Cue Productions

An interactive experience during which the audience chooses the action on stage. Using web-based technology and your smart phone, you will vote to choose the characters and plot lines the actors take... and watch them improvise a mystery created by you.

Sept 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7pm $20/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/83523

The Fallser Club, 3721 Midvale Ave Red Rum Theater, 601 Walnut Street Presented by FringeArts, FringeArts, 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd



2023 Walk Around Philadelphia - Exhibit @ Cherry Street Pier

JJ Tiziou / Walk Around Philadelphia

This exhibit features images from the city’s edge created by artists who’ve set out to explore the city’s border on foot. Up one flight of stairs at Cherry Street Pier, it's on view from June 16th through Sept 23, anytime the pier is open.

Sept 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 at 12pm, Sept 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 at 11am

$0/720 min • PhillyFringe.org/84791

Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Boulevard

Best-Laid Plans

See/Hear Now Pop-Up Enterprises Worldwide

The standard visual art exhibition traditionally presents polished objects and ideas, ready to be considered and defended. This is not that. 8 artists present a room full of abandoned projects, suspect ideas, unworkable proposals, and folly to suggest the residue of struggle can still yield poetry.

Reception Sept 9 at 6pm, Open Gallery Hours Sept 9 + 10 at 12pm-6pm

$0/360 min • PhillyFringe.org/84873

See/Here Now Pop-Up Gallery, 2237 North Front Street

The Artist's Debt

Tyler Palma/Forgotten Lore Theatre

Creation fosters creation. Artist Tyler Palma’s multimedia gallery invites audiences into a love letter to artistic inspiration. Exploring the intrinsic ties between performance, creativity, and community, Tyler celebrates webs of interconnectedness that draw artists together. Sept 14 at 7pm $0/150 min • PhillyFringe.org/84922

The Fallser Club, 3721 Midvale Ave

KID FRINGE Art for Young Audiences


My Mother Once Read

Come visit Bugboro, the buzziest, busiest bug colony this side of the Schuylkill, and meet the big personalities of a tiny community. Through immersive free roam storytelling and sensory activities children will get to join the town themselves, learning what it means to be part of a community.

Sept 10, 23 at 11:30am, Sept 24 at 1pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/82964

Presented by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N 3rd St

Discovering Rainbows: Creative Movement Workshop

Sarah Gordin

This interactive creative movement workshop will be filled with rainbows and fun! Come join Sarah Gordin, Artistic Director of Philly Children's Theatre, as we create and find rainbows with our bodies, sing and act out stories, and learn new dance moves! Geared for ages 1-8.

Sept 24 at 11am

PWYC/30 min • PhillyFringe.org/84796

Presented by Daydream, Caring People Alliance West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club

Jack and the Beanstalk, Retold: A Children's Puppet Show

Thomas High Performing Arts Class

What happens when a person risks it all on a hope and a dream? See this new retelling of the children’s classic “Jack and the Beanstalk.” An original script written by high school students will entertain children and adults alike. See this magical tale told with puppets and music.

Sept 15 at 6pm, Sept 16 at 2pm

$0/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84917


Music with Ry + Jules in Space Techno, House, and Hyperpop for kiddos and their caregivers! Come tear up the dancefloor with your child at Philadelphia's premier kids' dance party.

Sept 29 at 6pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/82885

Clown in the Round

Id Circo Theatre Group

Bridging the gap between "high-" & "low-brow" comedy, between the "wordiest words" & "slappiest sticks," Id Circo Theatre Group presents Clown in the Round for ages 7-12. Four clowns fool their way through some Shakespeare full of popcorn & sound e ects for a radical participatory take on the Bard.

Sept 10, 23 at 1pm, Sept 15 at 3:30pm, Sept 24 at 10am, Sept 29 at 3pm PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/81874

Presented by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N 3rd St

Flamenco Y Más "Postcards From Spain"

Flamenco Y Más

This new interactive concert will bring to life iconic scenes from Andalucia through Traditional Flamenco and Classical Spanish Dance. Flamenco Y Más is a local company of dancers & musicians with a children's ensemble that perform in festivals, operas and ballets.

Sept 23 at 12pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84910

Presented by Daydream, Caring People Alliance West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club


Philly Children's Theatre

Jump-Spin-Move! A Theatre Show for the Very Young (for ages 1-6) is an interactive movement theatre show set to an original score about celebrating the di erent and unique ways that we can move our bodies! This show is accessible for children of all abilities to participate.

Sept 23 at 10:30am, Sept 24 at 10am

PWYC/30 min • PhillyFringe.org/84795


KIDS TELL TALES: a story-centric family experience

Imagine More: Story Adventures

Come and enjoy an interactive event for families. You and your child will explore fun ways to tell your stories, join in on skits, and enjoy boat loads of engaging activities!

Sept 16, 23, 24 at 1:30pm

$0/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/83781

Thomas High Mastery Charter School, 927 Johnston Street
by Daydream, Caring People Alliance West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club
Presented by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N 3rd St
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Read Me A World

The Exuberance

Book lovers of all ages are invited to participate in the playful, immersive experience of READ ME A WORLD -a collection of interactive activities and artist-designed, temporary outdoor reading nook installations that inspire the intimate, connective joy of reading aloud with loved ones.

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10am

PWYC/90 min • PhillyFringe.org/82995

Presented by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N 3rd St

Socrates, an odyssey

Eliana Fabiyi

Socrates is an average, everyday sock, alone in a big house. Braving mythic monsters and uncharted lands, they have set o on a quest to be reunited with their missing pair. In a fearless and improbable world of puppetry, this unlikely hero helps us discover strengths we didn't know we have.

Sept 22 at 5pm + 5:40pm, Sept 23, 30 at 12pm + 12:40pm, Sept 24 at 11:30am + 12:10pm, Sept 29 at 4:30pm + 5:10pm

PWYC/40 min • PhillyFringe.org/82948

Presented by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N 3rd St

Sing the Rainbow: a Pride Show for Everyone

Ants on a Log

Oh no! All the colors disappeared from the Pride Rainbow! Will you help us find them? Join Ants on a Log for an interactive musical journey full of queer joy, selfexpression, allyship, community, and our good friend Terry the Nonbinary Canary. Recommended for ages 4-11.

Sept 8, 22 at 3:30pm, Sept 9 at 11:30am, Sept 30 at 3pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/81655

Presented by Cannonball, Liberty Lands, 913 N 3rd St

What Does Lemon Sound Like?

Margin Tianya Zheng

A multi-sensory music-making workshop for kids. Participants will make connections between sound and other senses, learn about graphic music scores, and work together to create a 3D music score using everyday objects to perform for their families. Sept. 23 is for ages 4-7, Sept. 24 for ages 7 & up.

Sept 23 at 3:15pm, Sept 24 at 2pm

PWYC/45 min • PhillyFringe.org/84641

Presented by Daydream, Caring People Alliance West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club


Presented Digitally



Love is omnidirectional. It is the simple tether that crosses credos thru and through into this fine mesh fabric. Pluck a chord and remember we all live to care. And care you will! When creativeWorks brings you this year's themed collection of artistic visions themed on love.

Available On Demand Sept 17-30

FREE/15 min • PhillyFringe.org/55689

Chicago The City That Wakes

The Highland Lakes Players

Chicago The City That Wakes depicts one giant American city getting pushed into a brave new world, where the strong may not survive, let alone the weak. Yet, there is still hope. Featuring The Highland Lakes Players from Austin, Texas - Sebastian Garcia, Samantha Levine and Raymond V. Whelan.

Available on demand Sept 7-24

PWYC/30 min • Philly Fringe.org/81559

The Forever Wave

Nicole Gluckstern/Estrella Suerte Productions

Inspired by Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood, The Forever Wave is a futuristic radio play for voices, set in the drowned San Francisco of 2070. If you survive the apocalypse, don’t you get to help build what comes after it? Written and directed by Nicole Gluckstern.

Available On Demand Sept 4-24

$10/135 min • PhillyFringe.org/83880

Presented Digitally

Making It Up (One Playwright to Another)

One Playwright Productions

Some scripts take a lifetime to write... . Join writer and actor Norm Reynolds as he makes his way through appointments with destiny in the realms of academia, finance, and the theatre- including inspirational encounters with playwright Edward Albee.

Sept 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24 at 2pm

Sept 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 at 7:30pm

$12/35 min • PhillyFringe.org/61865

Presented Digitally


Jennifer Blaine

MANNEQUIN is a solo multi-character musical by Jennifer Blaine. Olive, an elderly Jewish shopkeeper of a defunct fur store, and Patti, a young teen new to Philadelphia, escape into memories of other eras, their imaginations, & magical realism to forge a bond to help navigate our perilous times.

Sept 21 at 8pm

$20/120 min • PhillyFringe.org/84745

Presented Digitally

Myths, Legends & Fantasy

Emma Knights

Explore mental health, equality, femininity and more in Emma Knights' "hauntingly beautiful" set of original songs based on Myths, Legends and Fantasy. “Myths, Legends and Fantasy, is quite unlike most cabaret.” –Steve Davis, The Adelaide Show.

Available On Demand Sept 1-30

PWYC/ min • PhillyFringe.org/83389

Presented Digitally

Silly Little Things

Laura Knaggs/Silver String Productions

Impeccably written with a biting comedic edge; Silly Little Things is an intimate hour of storytelling from your most charming, albeit dysfunctional friend. Join Rosie on her whirlwind adventure as she navigates mullet boys, crabby neighbours and Tom Cruise and seeks solace in unexpected places.

Available On Demand Sept 1-30 FREE/70 min • PhillyFringe.org/82376

Presented Digitally


Lewis Major

Unfolding is the new award-winning dance performance by star Australian choreographer Lewis Major. Featuring ground-breaking 3D-projection from creative coder Fausto Brusamolino and an extraordinary original score by James Brown.

Available On Demand Sept 1-30

PWYC/23 min • PhillyFringe.org/84150

Presented Digitally

Walk Around Philadelphia - Virtual Info Session

JJ Tiziou / Walk Around Philadelphia

Join us via Zoom to learn about the 100+ miles of adventure that comprise Walk Around Philadelphia as we set out to explore the city’s edge. Get a virtual guided tour of the city’s border, meet the artist/ organizer & fellow perimeter walkers, and consider joining an upcoming segment!

Sept 6, 13, 20 at 6pm

PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84800

Presented Digitally

Presented Digitally


WorKshOps + ClaSses

Circus Workshops

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

You'll love it if you try it! Each week circus campus is o ering di erent workshops to get your body moving and your mind expanding. Experience the great community of circus campus by learning a new skill with one of our experienced coaches. Check out our website for all the details!

Sept 8, 15, 16, 22 at 5pm, Sept 9 at 4pm $20/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85187

Let It Go: A Musical Theatre

Workshop from Music Theatre


Music Theatre Philly

"Let It Go" A Musical Theatre Workshop from Music Theatre Philly For kids ages 5 - 12. Music Theatre Philly is a professional training ground for the performing arts for children and teens. Participants will learn the choreography and vocals to one of the musical numbers from our upcoming production

Sept 23 at 5:15pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/84794

Presented by Daydream, Caring People Alliance West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club

Dream Street: Community Collages

inspired by Tricia Elam Walker and Ekua Holmes' book, Dream Street

C.A.R.E Program (Creative Arts and Restorative Education)

Inspired by Tricia Elam Walker and Ekua Holmes' book Dream Street, participants will use a multimedia approach to explore their dreams for themselves and their community.

Sept 23 at 9:30am, Sept 24 at 4pm PWYC/60 min • PhillyFringe.org/85025

Presented by Daydream, Caring People Alliance West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club

INIS NUA’S 2022’S SMASH HIT An unforgettable evening of raucous fun!
6-17, 2023 by Yasmine Akram 10 DATES WITH MAD MARY inisnuatheatre.org/tickets UPSTAIRS AT FERGIE'S PUB
Presented by Circus Campus, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St


Mark Dichter, Chair

Jennifer Bohnenberger, Vice Chair/Secretary

Lisa P. Young, Treasurer

Donald Baines

Tony P. Forte

David Hoffman

Eve Hyppolite

Virginia G Susini

David Lipson

Tom Lussenhop

Jake Reardon

Darryl Ridgeway

Theresa Spencer

Nick Stuccio

Max Tuttleman

Paul Wright

ThAnk YOus


Nick Stuccio, President & Producing Director

Melissa E. Bridge, Director of Finance

Amy Kurzban, General Manager

Devi Bass, Grants and Front of House Database Manager

Lindsay Bedford, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Mikaela Boone, Programming and Fringe Festival Associate

Marissa Both, Fringe Festival Box Office Manager

Josh Bruton, Head of Audio

Anna Buller, Development Manager

Anna Fiscarelli-Mintz, Fringe Festival Coordinator

Kristen Hammer, Director of Production

Will Lincke, Finance Associate

Zach Matthew, Office Manager & HR Assistant

Kristen McCollum, Fringe Festival Seasonal Marketing Coordinator

Kylie Mika, Fringe Festival Volunteer Coordinator

Melissa Negro, Director of Marketing and Communications


Elizabeth Vichness

Jackie Carroll

Yuanjun Yao

Kylie Mika

Allex Briggs

Amelia LaMotte

Hammer Lehmann

Jenny Glickman

Bella Baldini


Kenneth Bush, Co-Owner & Executive Chef

Liz Boleslavsky, Co-Owner & General Manager


Johanna Austin

Beth Blinebury

Ben Feliccia

Benjamin Brown

Bryan Buttler

Michelle Eagan

Holiday Inn Express Penn’s Landing

Melodee Jackson

Dan Kaufmann

Christina Kerrigan at PECO

Marty Maynard

Masters Group Design

Chris Perkin and Eventotron

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The Fringe Festival Advisory Committee

"An art-filled, delicious celebration of Philadelphia's rich culture."


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FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.

FEASTIVAL returns to FringeArts this fall for an unforgettable party filled with food from Philly’s greatest chefs to celebrate the culinary and performing arts!


Ellen Yin • Chutatip ‘Nok’ Suntaranon

Chad and Hanna Williams • Toby Maloney


SAVE 20% on tickets with promo code FRINGE*


10 Days in a Madhouse



This psychological drama follows trailblazing reporter Nellie Bly through her internment at Blackwell’s Asylum, exposing, as Bly did, notions of madness and societal biases against women.


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your guide to philadelphia’s upcoming arts season, publishing september 14th
Discover Friends’ Central Fall Open Houses with tours tailored to your child’s interests friendscentral.org • We Go Further Lower School • Nursery-Grade 5 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood, PA Middle & Upper School • Grades 6-12 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood, PA HBD, FAM! FOR 125 YEARS, FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL HAS SERVED PHILADELPHIA AS A CREATIVE HUB AND A SECOND HOME. Tuition-free and low-cost studio art classes for adults. Saturday Young Artists Program. Opportunities for emerging and seasoned artists to exhibit their work. Tuition assistance program. Teen Lounge. Communitybased programming. Summer Camp. Event rentals. Learn more at fleisher.org 719 Catharine St Philadelphia, PA 19147 Bella Vista

MemBer EveNt!


a visual premier and installation experience by Shakira Hunt and 7God

September 22nd from 5pm to 9pm Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Experiential curators/artists Shakira Hunt and 7God focus on storytelling through their practices of visual art and digital media with a collective goal to amplify and support the advancement of artists, specifically Black voices through visual art, education, and community.

"Unveiling Perspectives," is a unique artistic experience aiming to celebrate the convergence of art and photography, igniting conversations and connections within the creative community. Audiences will experience visual storytelling in an immersive, multi-sensory art and photography installation. Enjoy networking and connection with like-minded creatives; the premiere of a series of visually stunning short films that offer a glimpse into the artistic process; and an artist dialogue moderated by Will Toms, co-founder of REC Philly.

Connect with the artists: @shakirahunt.creativestudio @givememyflowers. theseries @7godxx @7godxxcollectibles

Presented by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Association with FringeArts

Tickets FREE with RSVP for FringeArts Members! Learn more & join at PhillyFringe.org/membership.

Members receive discounts and benefits during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and throughout the year for all FringeArts programs.

Benefits include:

• 20% off FringeArts tickets over $15*

• Complimentary drink tickets

• Buy tickets before the general public

• Special Invitations

• & More!

Become a FringeArts

*During the Fringe Fringe Festival, 20% off discount only applies to shows over $15, excluding Pay What You Can shows.


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