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  • 7:30 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival Day 1
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    The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor to BUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival 2017

    AGAIN by TS HawkinsDirected by Katrina Shobe

    Welcome Wagon by Francesca PazniokasDirected by Carla Ezell

    Mississippi Smiles by Kamillah Abdul-MalikDirected by Kamillah Abdul-Malik

    Walk by the Fire and Die in Your Sleep by Daniella VinitskiDirected by John Doyle

    Prosthesis by Alan StolzerDirected by Seeyali Siingh

    In MY Day by Craig LiggeonsDirected by Craig Liggeons

    Diversity Day by Gabrielle Corsaro, Kathy Harmer, & Carla EzellDirected by Gabrielle Corsaro 

    Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

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  • 7:30 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival Day 2
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    The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor to BUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival 2017

    AGAIN by TS HawkinsDirected by Katrina Shobe

    Welcome Wagon by Francesca PazniokasDirected by Carla Ezell

    Mississippi Smiles by Kamillah Abdul-MalikDirected by Kamillah Abdul-Malik

    Walk by the Fire and Die in Your Sleep by Daniella VinitskiDirected by John Doyle

    Prosthesis by Alan StolzerDirected by Seeyali Siingh

    In MY Day by Craig LiggeonsDirected by Craig Liggeons

    Diversity Day by Gabrielle Corsaro, Kathy Harmer, & Carla EzellDirected by Gabrielle Corsaro 

    Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

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  • 2:00 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival Day 3 Matinee
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    The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor to BUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival 2017

    AGAIN by TS HawkinsDirected by Katrina Shobe

    Welcome Wagon by Francesca PazniokasDirected by Carla Ezell

    Mississippi Smiles by Kamillah Abdul-MalikDirected by Kamillah Abdul-Malik

    Walk by the Fire and Die in Your Sleep by Daniella VinitskiDirected by John Doyle

    Prosthesis by Alan StolzerDirected by Seeyali Siingh

    In MY Day by Craig LiggeonsDirected by Craig Liggeons

    Diversity Day by Gabrielle Corsaro, Kathy Harmer, & Carla EzellDirected by Gabrielle Corsaro 

    Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

  • 7:30 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival Day 3 Evening
  • Thumb bridge2017 flyer orig 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor to BUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival 2017

    AGAIN by TS HawkinsDirected by Katrina Shobe

    Welcome Wagon by Francesca PazniokasDirected by Carla Ezell

    Mississippi Smiles by Kamillah Abdul-MalikDirected by Kamillah Abdul-Malik

    Walk by the Fire and Die in Your Sleep by Daniella VinitskiDirected by John Doyle

    Prosthesis by Alan StolzerDirected by Seeyali Siingh

    In MY Day by Craig LiggeonsDirected by Craig Liggeons

    Diversity Day by Gabrielle Corsaro, Kathy Harmer, & Carla EzellDirected by Gabrielle Corsaro 

    Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

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  • 2:00 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival Day 4 Matinee
  • Thumb bridge2017 flyer orig 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor to BUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival 2017

    AGAIN by TS HawkinsDirected by Katrina Shobe

    Welcome Wagon by Francesca PazniokasDirected by Carla Ezell

    Mississippi Smiles by Kamillah Abdul-MalikDirected by Kamillah Abdul-Malik

    Walk by the Fire and Die in Your Sleep by Daniella VinitskiDirected by John Doyle

    Prosthesis by Alan StolzerDirected by Seeyali Siingh

    In MY Day by Craig LiggeonsDirected by Craig Liggeons

    Diversity Day by Gabrielle Corsaro, Kathy Harmer, & Carla EzellDirected by Gabrielle Corsaro 

    Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

  • 7:30 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival Day 4 Evening
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor to BUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival 2017

    AGAIN by TS HawkinsDirected by Katrina Shobe

    Welcome Wagon by Francesca PazniokasDirected by Carla Ezell

    Mississippi Smiles by Kamillah Abdul-MalikDirected by Kamillah Abdul-Malik

    Walk by the Fire and Die in Your Sleep by Daniella VinitskiDirected by John Doyle

    Prosthesis by Alan StolzerDirected by Seeyali Siingh

    In MY Day by Craig LiggeonsDirected by Craig Liggeons

    Diversity Day by Gabrielle Corsaro, Kathy Harmer, & Carla EzellDirected by Gabrielle Corsaro 

    Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pmFriday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pmSunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebridgephl2017.bpt.me

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  • 6:00 PMFREE Workshop! Nonprofit, LLC, or Fiscal Sponsorship: Selecting Business Structures
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    The Rotunda & Vision Driven Consulting provide resources and capacity-building workshops for self-producing artists/musicians and event curators in all disciplines.

    Workshops are held on almost every 2nd Monday of each month6:00 – 8:00pm at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia). This month's workshop is a little early! 

    All workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public! Refreshments provided.Special guest presenters and facilitators will be announced each month.

    If you want to receive workshop reminders, join Vision Driven Artists - Philadelphia, a closed Facebook group for Philadelphia-based artist/arts organizations.

    This month's workshop:

    Nonprofit, LLC, or Fiscal Sponsorship: Selecting Business Structures. with Guest speaker Jamaine Smith from CultureWorks.See you on Monday November 6! FREE! 

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  • 6:30 PMTheatre of the Oppressed workshop - Unpacking Race
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    Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed UNPACKING RACE5 Tuesdays: Nov 7–Dec 5Each session 6:30–9:00 PMled by Hariprasad Kowtha and Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews

    Tuition: $45–$125 sliding scale

    Limited space!CLICK HERE to sign up.Worktrade and childcare available upon request.

    On Tuesday nights this fall we bring back our popular series on race and interrupting racism.  Over the course of five weeks we'll excavate this topic through exercises, discussions, and techniques from the Theatre of the Oppressed, and equip participants with things to read and do between sessions. Our aim is to unlearn systemic racism we’ve been taught throughout our lives, to heal from racial privilege and oppression, and to offer starting points for structural and personal change for ourselves, our communities, and our world. 

    The Fall 2017 Unpacking Race Series is open to anyone who can attend all five sessions. Tuition is sliding scale: $45-$125, payable at the first session. Click here to sign up. You can also email "tophilly@gmail.com" or leave a message at 267-282-1057. Those interested in worktrade or childcare, please contact us by October 7.

    Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed has run the Unpacking Race curriculum for Widener University, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, Circle of Hope, and at the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, as well as several times as a public workshop in Philadelphia.

    Tuition: $45–$125 sliding scaleLimited space!CLICK HERE to sign up.Worktrade and childcare available upon request.

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  • 8:00 PMPRE-CODE COMEDY! Show Girl in Hollywood (1930) and Girl Crazy (1932)
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Andrew’s Video Vault at The Rotunda

    FREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PMon the Second THURSDAY of Every Month!Since 2004, Andrew’s Video Vault is a free, once-a-month screening series at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia programed by film director and educator Andrew Repasky McElhinney.  Andrew’s Video Vault programs original, obscure, neglected, marginalized and commercial unavailable video media. It connects the West Philly neighborhood to the University of Pennsylvania community and fosters a multicultural examination of motion pictures in a relaxed, educational setting.

    This program is made possible through the generous support of the Cinema Studies Program and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania. 

    VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

     

    NOVEMBER 9 – PRE-CODE COMEDYShow Girl in Hollywood (1930 / 77 minutes)Flapper comedienne Alice White stars in this musical comedy as an unemployed chorus girl who decides to leave Broadway and go to Hollywood to find a job in the new field of “talking pictures”, but finds it’s not as easy to get into the movies as she had hoped.Girl Crazy (1932 / 74 minutes)Zany vaudevillians Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey star in this George & Ira Gershwin-scored musical comedy. Gambler Woolsey hires taxi driver Wheeler to drive him to Custerville, Arizona, where the sheriffs always get bumped off. Woolsey tries to get out of paying his taxi bill by talking Wheeler into running for sheriff against the town’s nastiest bandit, and hilarity ensues.Guest Host and Curator: Andrew Gilmore

     

    DECEMBER 14 – DIABOLICAL FRENCH DRAMAUnder The Sun of Satan [Sous le soleil de Satan] (1976 / 97 minutes)Gerard Depardieu stars in Maurice Pialat’s film about the nature of evil, where a particularly zealous priest in the French countryside becomes tempted by the devil and is obsessed with saving a young murderess (Sandrine Bonnaire) who has killed one of her lovers. The Devil, Probably [Le diable, probablement] (1977 / 95 minutes)Robert Bresson’s penultimate film follows the attempts of a suicidal young man (Antoine Monnier) to find some meaning or value in society by immersing himself in religion, politics, and even psychology, all for nought.Guest Host and Curator: Samm Deighan

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  • 7:00 PMPhilly Zine Fest 2017 Open Mic Night
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    Philly Zine Fest 2017's Open Mic Night

    Join us the eve of the zine fest for Philly Zine Fest 2017's Open Mic Night! Anyone can sign up for a five minute time slot when they get to the Rotunda and share a reading, a poem, a song, or presentation.

    accessible & dry venue

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  • 12:00 PMPhilly Zine Fest 2017
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    Join us for Philly Zine Fest 2017, Philly's oldest self publishing and small press festival. Registration is closed.

    Admission is FREE 

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  • 6:30 PMTheatre of the Oppressed workshop - Unpacking Race
  • Thumb unpacking race new logo 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed UNPACKING RACE5 Tuesdays: Nov 7–Dec 5Each session 6:30–9:00 PMled by Hariprasad Kowtha and Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews

    Tuition: $45–$125 sliding scale

    Limited space!CLICK HERE to sign up.Worktrade and childcare available upon request.

    On Tuesday nights this fall we bring back our popular series on race and interrupting racism.  Over the course of five weeks we'll excavate this topic through exercises, discussions, and techniques from the Theatre of the Oppressed, and equip participants with things to read and do between sessions. Our aim is to unlearn systemic racism we’ve been taught throughout our lives, to heal from racial privilege and oppression, and to offer starting points for structural and personal change for ourselves, our communities, and our world. 

    The Fall 2017 Unpacking Race Series is open to anyone who can attend all five sessions. Tuition is sliding scale: $45-$125, payable at the first session. Click here to sign up. You can also email "tophilly@gmail.com" or leave a message at 267-282-1057. Those interested in worktrade or childcare, please contact us by October 7.

    Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed has run the Unpacking Race curriculum for Widener University, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, Circle of Hope, and at the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, as well as several times as a public workshop in Philadelphia.

    Tuition: $45–$125 sliding scaleLimited space!CLICK HERE to sign up.Worktrade and childcare available upon request.

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  • 8:00 PMThe Animal Show
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    In the latest installment of composer-performer Michael Harren’s multi-media performance, The Animal Show, Harren blends humor with candor to convey the importance of keeping all animals safe from harm. Through stories, music, and video from his residency at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary and activism on the road, “The Animal Show” is a thoughtful exploration of humans’ relationships with non-human animals.

    Direction: Adam FitzgeraldPiano, keyboards and electronics: Michael HarrenViolins: Brian Ford & Brian ThompsonViola: Karen Waltuch

    Tickets: $10 advance / $12 door. Advance tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/ANMLPHIL

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  • 8:00 PMBowerbird pres. EMMA RESMINI works for flute
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    Bowerbird is excited to present Emma Resmini, an extraordinary young virtuoso performing a program of contemporary music for flute. The program includes "Flautina" from Stockhausen's opera "Montag aus Licht" and Dai Fujikura's "Poison Mushrooms", a threnody to the victims of the Hiroshima bombing. 

    Emma began playing at flute at the age of three and is now a senior at the Curtis Institute of Music. Beyond the classical canon, Emma is also an avid performer of new music. A review of her performance at the 2016 New Music Gathering raved, "Emma Resmini stunned the crowd." (I Care If You Listen) At the Curtis Institute of Music she was a featured soloist in the tribute concert to composer Kaija Saariaho, performing NoaNoa for flute and electronics, and as a member of the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble.As an advocate of emerging composers, she has performed the world premiere of over twenty new works. She is also in her third season with the Arcana New Music Ensemble. 

    PROGRAM

    Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 - 2007) : "Flautina" (1989)Marcelo Toledo (b. 1964): "Aliento /Arrugas" (Breath/Furrows) (1998) Michel van der Aa (b. 1970): "Rekindle" (2009)Kalevi Aho (b. 1949): "Solo III" (2001)Dai Fujikura (b. 1977): "Poison Mushroom"Amy Beth Kirsten ( b. 1972): "Pirouette On a Moon Sliver" Mario Diaz de Leon (b. 1979): "Luciform"

    Admission is FREE

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  • 6:00 PMCANCELLED! PYPM Youth Poetry Night
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    CANCELLED! CANCELLED!  CANCELLED!  CANCELLED! 

    PYPM returns with our monthly open mic and youth poetry slam. We are back at our regular slam home, The Rotunda!

    Last year we premiered our themed slams to create a new challenge for the poets. We’re bringing back the themes for the regular season. For the first round of our October slam, the slammers must perform a poem about growth. Where they take the poems is up to their imagination!

    Every third Saturday of the month, PYPM hosts a youth-led open mic and poetry slam for teens to come and share their amazing works of poetry!

    Time: 6:00 - 9:30. Admission: $7 for youth / $10 for adults / $5 for slammers

    CANCELLED! 

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  • 11:00 AMKnow Your Rights 101 Training
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    DOORS WILL OPEN AT 10:30 AM and the training will start at 11:00 am SHARP See you there!

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This is our fourth training session and the feedback is always posiive. Several people have said that our sessions are the single most useful training they've received in their activism. It's free, it's fun, AND lunch is provided! 

    See you there!

    Although targeted to animal rights activists, information discussed in this event will help activists of all types. Included will be speakers from the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Animal ACTivists of Philly.

    Topics of discussion include your rights in protest situations and beyond, what to do if you are assaulted, and role play of police interactions.

    FREE! 

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  • 10:48 AMThe Holiday Art Fair: Center for Creative Works and Friends
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    The Holiday Art Fair: Center for Creative Works and Friends is a combination art sale, concert, and fashion show, a fun evening of exciting new art.

    The Sale features talented artists from CCW and local Philadelphia artists and artisans. Shop for comics, t shirts, drawings, paintings, ceramics, clothing, prints, and much more! 

    Artist vendors include:Anna McGlynnDog-PastaE.RegaJulia SallamackLeks KamihiraKen McNelisLydia ThompsonMary T. BevlockNick NormanScott PorcelliThomas LampionTim EadsVinetta MillerWendy Moreno

    Programming also includes live musical performances from CCW musicians with Pop! Pop! Pop! Records, and a fashion show of one-of-a-kind clothing and bags created through Allies in Art, a collaborative project between Tim Eads and three CCW artists: Mary T. Bevlock, Jacob Berger, and Lydia Thompson.

    With performances by:

    Bert HarrisCassie FlanaganDan CelanoDoug HirlingerKymberly KrapinskiOlubunmi OjoPaul GiessTamisha WilliamsTimothy O'DonovanTricia Holuband Pop! Pop! Pop! Records

    Stop by to do your holiday shopping, enjoy some great music, meet the artists, learn more about our program, and see some great new fashions!

    Sale runs from 4pm to 9pm.

    Fashion show begins at 6pm.

    Musical performances begin at 7pm.

    !!!!!!FREE ADMISSION!!!!!!!!

  • 6:30 PMTheatre of the Oppressed workshop - Unpacking Race
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    Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed UNPACKING RACE5 Tuesdays: Nov 7–Dec 5Each session 6:30–9:00 PMled by Hariprasad Kowtha and Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews

    Tuition: $45–$125 sliding scale

    Limited space!CLICK HERE to sign up.Worktrade and childcare available upon request.

    On Tuesday nights this fall we bring back our popular series on race and interrupting racism.  Over the course of five weeks we'll excavate this topic through exercises, discussions, and techniques from the Theatre of the Oppressed, and equip participants with things to read and do between sessions. Our aim is to unlearn systemic racism we’ve been taught throughout our lives, to heal from racial privilege and oppression, and to offer starting points for structural and personal change for ourselves, our communities, and our world. 

    The Fall 2017 Unpacking Race Series is open to anyone who can attend all five sessions. Tuition is sliding scale: $45-$125, payable at the first session. Click here to sign up. You can also email "tophilly@gmail.com" or leave a message at 267-282-1057. Those interested in worktrade or childcare, please contact us by October 7.

    Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed has run the Unpacking Race curriculum for Widener University, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, Circle of Hope, and at the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, as well as several times as a public workshop in Philadelphia.

    Tuition: $45–$125 sliding scaleLimited space!CLICK HERE to sign up.Worktrade and childcare available upon request.

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  • 5:00 PMVegan Community Potluck
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    Please join us for a vegan potluck just like the super fun ones we have hosted here in the past! 

    Children are welcome! 

    We can accommodate dozens of folks and really want to encourage you to bring guests as well as meet new people. 

    Please bring a small vegan dish of your choosing, a card or sheet of paper listing your ingredients, and a serving utensil. Vegan food uses no animal ingredients so please make sure your dish does not contain dairy milk/cream/yogurt/cheese (vegan versions of all of these can be found at stores or made at home!), whey, meat, eggs, honey, etc. 

    Just a couple of notes: The Rotunda doesn't have a kitchen, so please bring your dishes ready to serve. We won't be able to heat up anything, freeze anything, etc. We also can't guarantee enough outlets for crock pots and the like. In addition, The Rotunda will provide disposable or compostable plates, forks, knives, spoons, cups, and napkins but you're more than welcome to bring your own reusables! 

    Admission is FREE.

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  • 6:30 PMTheatre of the Oppressed workshop - Unpacking Race
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    Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed UNPACKING RACE5 Tuesdays: Nov 7–Dec 5Each session 6:30–9:00 PMled by Hariprasad Kowtha and Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews

    Tuition: $45–$125 sliding scale

    Limited space!CLICK HERE to sign up.Worktrade and childcare available upon request.

    On Tuesday nights this fall we bring back our popular series on race and interrupting racism.  Over the course of five weeks we'll excavate this topic through exercises, discussions, and techniques from the Theatre of the Oppressed, and equip participants with things to read and do between sessions. Our aim is to unlearn systemic racism we’ve been taught throughout our lives, to heal from racial privilege and oppression, and to offer starting points for structural and personal change for ourselves, our communities, and our world. 

    The Fall 2017 Unpacking Race Series is open to anyone who can attend all five sessions. Tuition is sliding scale: $45-$125, payable at the first session. Click here to sign up. You can also email "tophilly@gmail.com" or leave a message at 267-282-1057. Those interested in worktrade or childcare, please contact us by October 7.

    Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed has run the Unpacking Race curriculum for Widener University, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, Circle of Hope, and at the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, as well as several times as a public workshop in Philadelphia.

    Tuition: $45–$125 sliding scaleLimited space!CLICK HERE to sign up.Worktrade and childcare available upon request.

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  • 9:00 PMThe Gathering
  • 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM (nearly every last Thursday)  9pm-1am Established in 1996, The Gathering is the longest/strongest-running truly Hip Hop event in Philly. The 
Gathering IS b-boys/b-girls, pop-lockers, emcees, graffiti writers, 
DJs, men, women, and children of all ages enjoying an organic, 
community-based celebration of The struggle, the Love, and the culture 
of Hip Hop. DJs spin Hiphop, breaks, and funk all night, and there are 
open cyphas, a tag wall, and a featured performance and graffiti panel 
each month. Admission is $3 before 10pm, $5 after 10pm.
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