Apartment 20 is a new, ensemble theatre collective, committed to new work that emphasizes personal narrative, musicality, and unapologetically honest storytelling. Apartment 20 is interested in creating a community out of a rehearsal room, and inviting audiences into that community once a project reaches the stage. As an artist and collaborator, Randi believes in finding her tribe, and seeking out opportunities to share its collective and individual work. Apartment 20 was created as an active way to do so.
The Buried Life//Fringe '18
a cabaret//a gathering//a soiree
arrangements by Damien Figueras
text & stories by Matthew Arnold & The Ensemble
direction by Randi Alexis Hickey
“often, in the world's most crowded streets,
But often, in the din of strife,
There rises an unspeakable desire
After the knowledge of our buried life;”
The Buried Life is presented as a part of the 2018 Philadelphia Fringe Festival
9/18 at 11pm, 9/19 at 8pm, 9/20 at 8pm, 9/21 at 8pm
Vox Populi (319 N. 11th Street, Phila, PA)
[coven] is an ensemble driven and created, new, poetic operetta, conceived by Damien Figueras and Randi Alexis Hickey. [coven] is an exploration of the end of the world, as told through the stories of the granddaughters of the witches they weren’t able to burn. This piece is inspired by the “witches” in our lives. Whether it be your mother or a pop culture icon, [coven] explores how the descendants of those women find the power in themselves and each other to use verse to build a home, in a place where nothing is left. [coven] is a stage adaptation of an epic poem commissioned for the project.
First workshop cast (Jack Henry, Kaitlin Healy, Madison Caudullo, Jenna Kuerzi, Iman Hanif-Jones, Carrie Thorwarth, Lauren Berman).
Photos by Sara Marinich & Cass Meehan
After Last Call is a neighborhood 24-hour play festival, born from a curiosity toward the concept of artistic home and a desire to produce more artist-driven projects.
At 7pm 18 courageous theatre artists gathered in the heart of South Philly. They were split into four groups and given a nearby home, donated kindly by a member of the theatre community, to serve as their war room for the next 24 hours. The night consisted of curveballs, workshops with esteemed specialists of the theatre community, plenty of coffee, and artistic shenanigans of all kinds. At 7pm on the next day, four brand new, short plays premiered at The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th Street).
After Last Call was able to raise $250 for Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBT individuals in places where they are an open target for violence.