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REVIEW: Orbiter 3’s A People: Show Far, Show Good

In the beginning, the people shall be greeted by a delightful pair of vaudeville-comedy rabbis, calling the audience to order with a shofar. Well, you […]

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REVIEW: In The Brownings, A Pair of Great Romantic Poets Work Blue

Some famous pictures capture the great actress Katharine Cornell as Elizabeth Barrett Browning in The Barretts of Wimpole Street. Rudolf Besier’s sentimental comedy, a Broadway […]

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THEATER REVIEW: In I Am Not My Motherland, Past and Present Tell Different Stories

We’re often told that nothing is black and white.  But Masha Tsimring’s scenery for I Am Not My Motherland is!  It’s also intriguing, spare, and […]

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Orbiter 3 Welcomes Two New Playwrights

Lauren Feldman and Sam Henderson are now orbiting. It was announced this morning that the two acclaimed theater artists have joined the exciting Philadelphia playwriting […]

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REVIEW: A Knee That Can Bend With Orbiter 3

There are few works currently playing in Philadelphia that are as thought-provoking and engaging as the premiere of Emma Goidel’s A Knee That Can Bend, which […]

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Salon on Orbiter 3’s New Play Raises Questions and Conversation About Queerness Around the Globe

This past Sunday, I attended my first salon, a sneak peek of Emma Goidel’s A Knee That Can Bend, a play that explores some complex themes […]

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Whose Story Is It, Anyway? Out Philly Theatre Artist Emma Goidel on Privilege, Playwriting, and Orbiter 3

Emma Goidel‘s trip to Sénégal changed her life. Literally. The then “out” college student, who was traveling abroad to study dramaturgy, quickly embarked on a personal […]

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Orbiter 3’s Newest Play Examines Queer Life in Dakar

Playwright Emma Goidel spent time as a college student in Dakar, where she wrote a theater piece about closeted queer women. The experience inspired Goidel […]

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REVIEW: Moon Man Walk with Orbiter 3

There’s a line from the documentary Grey Gardens that was stuck in my head throughout the entire performance of James Ijames’s Moon Man Walk, which opened last week at […]

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Orbiter 3 Playwrights Collective Offering Burlesque-Themed Indiegogo Fundraiser

Several weeks ago, we profiled the exciting new Philadelphia-based playwrights collective Orbiter 3. The group, which produces new works to highlight Philly’s rising artistic talent, […]

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New Philadelphia Playwrights Group Offers Three Years of Theater for $30

It’s possibly the best-kept secret (and best value) in all of Philadelphia theater: Imagine getting access to three years of new plays by awarding-winning local artists, […]