JUMPSTART SHOWCASE 2013
A showcase of new and emerging talent in the field of live performance.
Monday May 13 + Tuesday May 14 at 7pm
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
$18 / $12 Students + 25 and under
2013 Jumpstart Showcase Pieces:
Photo by SP Photography
Storytelling (captured through poetry) illustrating the story of Ms. Wise's kid brother, Denzel, and their environment growing up in the City of Camden, NJ.
Photo by Sharon Esdale
A meta-examination of the internal world of the supposedly successful in the performing arts world. By watching the blown-up and out of control process of a megalomaniac's journey towards the ultimate performance, we come face to face with our hero worship of the mad artist.
Part farce, part cultural mirror, this piece is intended to show the absurdity of making artists "others" by allowing them to sit on a pedestal of disproportionate misunderstanding.
Written and performed by Seth Lepore.
Artwork by Kara Walker
The Living History Project is an autobiographical theatre piece about performer Scott Sheppard's experiences growing up in a hermetic, rural Pennsylvania town. The piece explores the absurdity of a backwards pedagogy that re-imagines a reenactment of the Civil War as a means to revitalize student body indifference.
Jenn Kidwell (actor/collaborator), Scott Sheppard (actor/collaborator), Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training (collaborators).
Photo by Jenna Horton
You are cordially invited to an evening with Etna Mounting.
Accompanied by food.
A small warning.
Her den of desire is delicate, volatile, tender, and potentially destructive.
Etna has been known to arouse, to entice, and to flay, even.
Not to worry though.
She wants to share.
And what's a delicacy without a little danger?
Written and performed by Jenna Horton. Directed by Mark McCloughan.
Photo by David Brick
Magda San Millan and Chelsea Murphy
Two crazy motherfuckers try to change the modern dance world right before your very eyes. They wear winter hats and yell forwards and sdrawrof. Are they rebels, or just FAILED rebels? I don't know, you decide...or not, we don't care. Created at Headlong Performance Institute. MADE IN CHINA. (No returns, exchanges, or refunds.) Additional Credit: Thank you Maiko for your pants.
Magda San Millan (Rooster), Chelsea Murphy (Snowball).
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society
Tweaking things from a helicopter, two women describe their job "supervising" human interactions using humorous, poetic dialogue and gesture in this wryly regimented duet.
Performed by Marina Libel and Sarah Gladwin Camp. Sound design by Josh Garrett-Davis.
Jumpstart is a series designed to identify new and emerging talent in the field of live performance. It is our hope that this may provide artists at earlier stages in their career the opportunity to show their work with the support of FringeArts' audiences and staff. FringeArts selected 6 artists through an audition process. Selected artists received a stipend of $500 and 5 hours of rehearsal time in the Lab in preparation for their performance.
The Selection Process
FringeArts seeks work which demonstrates a commitment to forward thinking ideas and aesthetics. Any live performance genre is acceptable including theater, dance, music and performance art. We seek highly original, engaging and daring work. Pieces are selected by a panel of artists, arts professionals and FringeArts staff. There is no theme for curatorial consideration; each piece is considered on its own merit.Click here for Jumpstart FAQ
Jumpstart is supported by the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.