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By Rob Orchard Jerzy Grotowski, the great Polish theatre director and innovator answered my question, “Why are we concerned with art?” with the answer: “To cross our frontiers, exceed our limitations, fill our emptiness – fulfill ourselves.” What were your experiences in our first season and does the promise of our second season provide these opportunities? Let me know by commenting below. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. -Rob

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From Laurie Anderson to Lady Gaga By Sara Bookin-Weiner What exactly does it mean to be a performance artist? Whether visual art, music, theatre, dance or a variety of other “performance” forms, these interdisciplinary artists also often find themselves labeled as experimental, edgy or avant-garde. Laurie Anderson, who brings her latest work Delusion to the Paramount Center Mainstage this week, creates multimedia theatrical blends that have earned her the performance artist moniker. To give audience…

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‘ve just spent two days at the Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festival. It’s been animating the city for two weeks in early September for 15 years.

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I wanted to open our second season with something ground-breaking and fun, and what better theatre to partner with than The Foundry out of New York. It’s called HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH: OUR VALUES IN QUESTION. And QUESTION is the central idea here – the piece is a series of questions between the company and the audience.  Together, we’ll explore fundamental concepts of value – quantitatively through our relations to money and qualitatively by asking…

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