2015 Scranton Fringe Festival @ Mind Body Spirit Co-op

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209 N Washington Ave

Ted Lorusso

Scranton Decameron                                Rated PG 13

Written / Directed by Ted Lorusso
Inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron” (a story containing 100 tales told by a group of people sheltering in a villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death), “Scranton Decameron” is 100 plays about Scranton. Ted Lorusso is an award winning published playwright and scriptwriter who has seen his work produced across many NYC / Off-Broadway stages (Dixon Place, The Kitchen Theatre, Twilight Theatre Co, Emerging Artist Theatre Festival, etc.). He wrote the script for Cracking Up (with Matt Mitler) produced by Foolish Mortal Films, which was the winner of the Venice International Film Festival Critic’s Choice Award and the New York Underground Film Festival People’s Choice Award.
Friday October 2nd at 6:00 pm
Saturday October 3rd at 8:00 pm
Sunday October 4th at 5:30 pm
 70 Minutes

John Bromberg (of Pictures Moved By Strings)

Sisyphus Project Part 3: Hip Surgery           Rated PG 13

Presented by John Bromberg / Pictures Moved by Strings

Pictures Moved by Strings Puppet Theatre once again attempts to overcome adversity using different forms of puppetry, thought to be the perfect adversity fighting mechanism. A graduate of Pratt Fine Arts Center, the work of John Bromberg has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation, amongst others.

Friday October 2nd at 8:00 pm
Saturday October 3rd at 4:00 pm
45 Minutes   Theatre/Puppetry

SSt. ArborImaget. Arbor the Nursery                        Rated R 
Created by 3WayfreeWay
 In the evening when the tops of the trees are resting in the clouds we will meet together and worship the souls that have been extinguished light years away from us. Welcome my Saplings to the Treehouse, my nursery, and our place of worship. I, Saint Arbor, welcome all life forms, from Earth to this very planet we now call home.
Friday October 2nd at 9:30 pm
Saturday October 3rd at 6:00 pm
Sunday October 4th at 2:30 pm
60 Minutes

NaturalNoviceNatural Novice                       Rated PG-13
Created / Performed by Siobhan O’Loughlin
“Natural Novice” is a solo play which explores issues of identity, gender, and self-esteem through the theme of female body hair. It is a collection of Siobhan O’Loughlin’s personal stories, alongside the stories of six other women she had the pleasure and privilege of interviewing. In “Natural Novice,” the audience will hear not only O’Loughlin’s unshaven perspective, but the thoughts and experiences of those who live quite differently from her: a completely-waxed Jewish sorority girl, a nearly naturally hairless Chinese lesbian, a 6’4 transgender woman, a Muslim-American feminist who wears hijab, and more; women who run the gamut of race, sexuality, gender identity, and body hair preferences. Seven characters sound off in this feminist solo play, which examines the social politics of the aesthetic, and how a woman defines herself, no matter what she looks like.
Saturday October 3rd at 9:30 pm
Sunday October 4th at 4:00 pm
 60 Minutes – Theater