Home Entertainment: An Evening of Live Theater, Dance, & Multimedia Events

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Audiences take in Liberty To Go To See, 2015, at Cliveden’s Main House, an interactive dramatic event based on the Chew Family Papers, produced by the New Freedom Theatre and featuring a script created through a year-long partnership between Cliveden and the Philadelphia Young Playwrights.

Cliveden and Automatic Arts present Home Entertainment, an evening of theater, dance, and multimedia performances inspired by the Center-funded project Cliveden’s Living Kitchens. Performers include Pew Fellow and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher, Putty Dance Project, and live music by Chickabiddy.

Pre-show begins at 7:00 p.m.; performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission includes refreshments.

Through Cliveden’s Living Kitchens, Cliveden of the National Trust undertakes a historical interpretation project that compares domestic life in two centuries through the exploration of the 1767 and 1959 kitchens inside Cliveden’s historic Germantown mansion, revealing how architecture, design, and the technology of the times defined the experiences of those enslaved and in service and their relationships with the household’s family.

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The first-ever queer jazz festival in the United States, William Way LGBT Community Center’s three-day event will address intersections amongst sexual orientation, gender identity, and jazz music.

Part performance, part discussion, and part party, these events invite attendees to discuss the project’s improvisational practice.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announces the 2016 guidelines for Project grant applications.

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and The Wilma Theater join forces to present the world premiere of a Vogel’s new play, about a Marine’s search for his missing lover once he returns home from war.

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The Penn Museum experimented with a new visitor-centered method of exhibition planning in order to forge relationships with the region’s African and African-American communities.

In 2001, saxophonist and Pew Fellow Bobby Zankel founded the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, a big band to perform his compositions and arrangements.

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An outgrowth of the anti-graffiti network, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced over 3,600 murals since 1984, making it the largest public art program in the United States and earning Philadelphia the nickname “City of Murals.”

Billy and Steven Dufala discuss the planning and design of a public funeral and memorial service of an abandoned Mantua home, set to take place in May 2014.

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Amy Smith is a dance artist, a founder of Headlong Dance Theater, and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

Susan Hess Modern Dance hosted Ralph Lemon for a weeklong Masters Exchange residency, opening select sessions to the public to view the choreographic process at work.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Judy Hussie-Taylor has served as Executive Director of Danspace Project, a New York City venue for independent experimental choreographers, since 2008. Hussie-Taylor served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2012 and 2013, a Performance LOI panelist in 2014, and as the Performance panel chair in 2015.

Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood and choreographer Jérôme Bel discuss the concept of “theatricality.”