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The 2014 Young Voices Monologue Festival was greatly expanded this year thanks to Knight Foundation. One component of the expansion was a Pre-Festival tour in October 2013 that took past winning monologues into 13 high schools around the Philadelphia area, inspiring over 875 students with the work of their peers and to invite them to […]

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By Angela Coleman, Philadelphia Young Playwrights Philadelphia Young Playwrights, in collaboration with InterAct Theatre Company, opened the 2014 Young Voices Monologue Festival March 19-29  to 14 packed houses of student and public audience members. The festival featured professional productions of 18 winning high school students’ monologues chosen from over 400 submissions.  Currently, a post-festival tour […]

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Even if you happened to catch the dizzying preview to this year’s Cinedelphia Film Festival at PhilaMOCA on April Fool’s Day, you still may not know what the city is in store for this month, or at least you may not be able to put it into words. The hour-and-change long teaser sped by with […]

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As part of the Henry Box Brown Festival, the Brothers’ Network will be hosting a conversation and tour exploring the work of Yinka Shonibare, currently on display at The Barnes Foundation. This Knight Arts grantee seeks to open up a dialogue about race, culture, gender and class through a festival that celebrates the artistic and […]

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By Colby Damon, BalletX dancer About a month ago, the dancers at BalletX were afforded an opportunity to learn the pedagogical practices forged and perpetuated by the National Dance Institute in New York City. I had heard of the program for a while, and knew much of its founder Jacques d’Amboise, but otherwise had little […]

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On February 6, patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Kensington branch enjoyed a surprise performance by Pasion Y Arte Flamenco. The local, all-female company shared the traditional Spanish folk dance as part of the Knight Foundation’s Library Acts of Culture program. ¡Olé! Post by Knight Arts Challenge. About Knight Foundation’s Library Acts of Culture program Knight Foundation’s Library Acts […]

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A book, a pair of art shows, an uncannily familiar psuedonym, a car and more than a little number crunching are causing quite a stir at Crane Arts and beyond for the sweeping project “Infinity is the Enemy” by artist/author t. Rutt. Armed with a Dadaist sensibility, a background in finance and more than a […]

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By Josh Campbell, PTC Education Intern and University of the Arts student “I use my work as a forum; to offer up a discussion and invite those who may not either have their stories presented onstage or come to theatre and be a part of the discussion” Anna Deavere Smith, did just that on Wednesday […]

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In director Garth Johnson’s own words, although the “Clay Studio National” exhibit does include some more earthy works, “the show as a whole is a little bit pink, fluffy, goopy, colorful and funny.” As a show representing the Clay Studio’s 40th anniversary, the glut of challenging, funky and conceptual content in a predominantly ceramic-based medium provides […]

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By Carrie Chapter, PTC Dramaturg In a co-production with City Theatre in Pittsburgh, PTC presented Nina Raine’s fiery, powerful family drama, TRIBES, which follows a garrulous family of intellectuals and their son, Billy, who was born deaf. The ideas of language and effective communication are vehemently challenged once Billy brings home his new girlfriend, Sylvia, […]

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