Next week: UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME at FringeArts!

The smash hit of last year’s Fringe Festival is returning to Fringe Arts next week! Don’t miss the show in Philly before it moves to its Off-Broadway premiere in the fall. Even if you managed to snag one of the tickets last fall (before they all sold out!) be sure to check it out again–we’ve got a slew of post-show events to enhance your participation in the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME!

May 11 at 8pm (preview),  May 12 at 8pm (post-show event: party with THE ILL DOOTS!),  May 13 at 8pm (post-show event: panel with R. Eric Thomas),   May 14 at 9pmMay 15 at 7pm,  May 16 at 8pm (post-show event: “Lie With Me” with Brad Wrenn),  May 18 at 8pmMay 19 at 8pm,  May 21 at 8pm

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ANNOUNCING: Underground Railroad Game at Ars Nova

We are thrilled to announce that Ars Nova, Off-Broadway champion of new work and alma mater to artists like Lin-Manuel Miranda and pieces like Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, will present Jenn and Scott’s Underground Railroad Game as the opening piece of their 2016 season.

The September run will last five weeks and, while tickets aren’t on sale yet, you should get yours as soon as they are–the run at FringeArts sold out in record time! We’ll be sure to post a ticket link here as soon as we can.

Broadway World: Ars Nova 2016 Season Lineup

American Theatre: Ars Nova Sets 2016 Season

 

Party This Saturday!

It’s been almost a month since Strange Attractor descended upon Philly to make SANS EVERYTHING with us. Five days out of the week we meet in yoga studios, lecture halls, and campus black boxes to sing, stretch, play, and create. One day out of the week we meet in coffee shops and on rooftops to exchange administrative best practices, to make observations and ask questions about company working methods. On the last day we rest. Mostly.

But this week is different. This week is our last week of rehearsals in Philly before we go to New Orleans. And not only are we working on piecing together the scenes we’ve made, but we’re also planning a big party! This Saturday we invite you to join us for THE SPECIAL STRANGE, a party to fundraise for our trip to New Orleans. There will be a live brass band playing New Orleans jazz, a killer raffle (prizes to be announced soon), signature cocktails, and jambalaya made by the Sans Everything crew. And best of all, you get to be among the first to see what we’ve been making…

The Special Strange is Saturday, November 14th
7pm at the Crane Old School, 1417 N 2nd Street
$25 general admission, $15 artists/students

We can’t wait to see you there.

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Support LRS!

On Wednesday of this month we launched a fundraising campaign on Hatchfund, the artists-only funding platform. We are seeking to raise $9,000 to close our funding gap for LET THE DOG SEE THE RABBIT. It’s an ambitious figure for an ambitious piece of theatre: we have a cast of 13 actor/dancer/creators, a 9-person production team (all 22 are from Philly!), a stunning performance space, and the gumption to pull it off.

Will you help us? Tax-deductible donations can be made on the Hatchfund page. Please consider sharing our campaign on Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you so much for your help. We look forward to sharing the final product with you in May!

Rehearsals Have Begun!

Today was the first rehearsal for LET THE DOG SEE THE RABBIT.

We’ve been workshopping this piece for over a year now (using the working title WILD) and have begun our final development period before the premiere! We have gathered together an exciting team of 13 Philadelphia actor-creators and an amazing 6-person production/design crew.

The piece is an exploration of “looking at looking at” animals. We agree with Levi-Strauss when he opined “animals are good to think,” but now we want to know why? What is it about animals that make them an endlessly fascinating subject? Today’s rehearsal involved embodying rabbits (not so easy for those in the cast over 6 foot), groups moving in flocks, and exploring all the nooks and crannies of the Sanctuary space where we will be performing.

Rehearsal updates will be posted here, but check our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for pictures!

Yesterday's production meeting in the Sanctuary.

Yesterday’s production meeting in the Sanctuary.

The cast embraces their new home.

The cast embraces their new home.