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review: An Octoroon

An Octoroon

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Joanna Settle
Featuring James Ijames, Justin Jain, Ed Swidey
Wilma Theater, Philadelphia
March 16, 2016 – April 10, 2016 
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Monday Morning Musings:

“The pianokeys are black and white
but they sound like a million colors in your mind”

–Maria Cristina Mena, The Collected Stories of Maria Cristina Mena…

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A Daring Take on Shakespeare's Greatest Tragedy

Philadelphia is a city known for its ethnic and cultural diversity. In March 2015, Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater at Broad and Spruce opened its production of Hamlet, starring Zainab Jah. 72 more words


Positively Philadelphia: Changes Coming To Center City Theater

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Wilma Theater, along the Avenue of the Arts South, is gearing up for some big projects.

One of those projects includes transforming the lobby into a full-service cafe where people can hang out and enjoy lunch or coffee. 307 more words


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I’m a big stick-with-the-basics girl. I think people should understand how to build a character and express character, how to complete an action, what obstacles are, pay attention, make sure the sound of your dialogue is good…Like a character has a need and an obstacle, and what that character’s gonna do to get what he or she wants, and then how the other characters fold into that, and what their needs are.

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Quote of the Day

There’s so much great film and TV available in my apartment, so I bring very high expectations to theater. It’s expensive, it’s uncomfortable. More and more I regard plays as the place you go to hear some truth or ask some question that film and TV can’t or won’t give you.

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Field Trip! Wilma Theater, Philadelphia

Staying in my dorm all day is lousy, so I try to take myself on field trips around the city as something to do. Solo trips can be fun! 405 more words