SLIDESHOW in PHILLY December 17 and 18

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“The punchy-colored slides and humorous yet heartfelt prose McIlvain recites is as uncanny and nostalgic as some of our own family scrapbooks.” Philadelphia City Paper

“Ingenious travel down memory lane!” Stage Magazine

2 special house shows in Philadelphia this holiday season!

Wednesday December 17 at 8pm

Thursday December 18 at 8pm

Chris the Brit’s House, South and Front Street (exact address provided after ticket purchase).

$10 / slideshow.brownpapertickets.com / Extremely limited seating, must purchase in advance.

From the 1950s through the 1980s, the slideshow was a staple of American life. SLIDESHOW drops audiences back into the time of Kodachrome colors, weaving a fictional family history around strangers’ real slides of long ago vacations. A bizarre, funny, and disturbing work that recreates a bygone ritual, and delves into the lost aspirations of American life. SLIDESHOW recently debuted at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival to critical acclaim and sold out performances.

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Nice and Fresh December

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Featured performances and creations by Putty Dance Project, Hella Fresh Theater, Almanac, and SmokeyScout Productions. A great time had by all. Above, Brent White and Lauren Putty White of Putty Dance Project performing Emoticon.

Friday December 5 at 6pm and 8pm

Saturday December 6 at 6pm and 8pm

Moving Arts of Mount Airy
6819 Greene Street
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA

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Promo photo of Sarah Knittel for her role as Joni in Joni and the Doorman, which also featured Ethan Lipkin and was written and directed by Josh McIlvain of SmokeyScout Productions. Photo: Said Johnson

SLIDESHOW RETURNS

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“The punchy-colored slides and humorous yet heartfelt prose McIlvain recites is as uncanny and nostalgic as some of our own family scrapbooks.” Philadelphia City Paper

“Ingenious travel down memory lane!” Stage Magazine

2 special house shows in Philadelphia this holiday season!

Wednesday December 17 at 8pm

Thursday December 18 at 8pm

Chris the Brit’s House, South and Front Street (exact address provided after ticket purchase).

$10 / slideshow.brownpapertickets.com / Extremely limited seating, must purchase in advance.

Nice and Fresh: November

Nice and Fresh: November

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November 15 at 6pm + 8pm November 16 at 6pm + 8pm

READ ALL ABOUT THE SERIES IN OUR PRESS!

Featured New Creations by

Alex Dremann
Megan Flynn (Saturday only)
Josh McIlvain
Shannon Murphy
Teresa VanDenend Sorge (Friday only)

Moving Arts of Mount Airy 
Greene Street and Carpenter Lane
(across from Weavers Way Co-Op in beautiful Mount Airy), Philadelphia, PA.

Art for the price of a sandwich!

Photo by Bill Hebert.

Photo by Bill Hebert.

Nice and Fresh October!

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returns!

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Pop-up Performances of New Theater and Dance

Thanks for coming out to Nice and Fresh October!

Art for the price of a sandwich!

New work by

Awful DJ (comedy troupe from NYC); dance by Barbara Tait; dance by Katie C. Sopoci Drake (from Washington D.C.); theater by Josh McIlvain of SmokeyScout Productions.

Each piece is 10–15 minutes long, entire show is 65 minutes.

Moving Arts of Mount Airy 
Greene Street and Carpenter Lane
(across from Weavers Way Co-Op in beautiful Mount Airy), Philadelphia, PA.

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The Nice and Fresh series is dedicated to the idea that artists need to create, performers need to perform, and audiences need to see new work.

S L I D E SHOW

 

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S  L  I  D  E  SHOW

created and performed by Josh McIlvain, just finished its run at the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

From the 1960s through the 1980s, the slideshow was a staple of American life. SLIDESHOW drops audiences back in the time of Kodachrome colors, weaving a fictional family history around strangers’ real slides of long ago vacations. A bizarre, funny, and disturbing work that brings the past into the present.

“The punchy-colored slides and humorous yet heartfelt prose McIlvain recites is as uncanny and nostalgic as some of our own family scrapbooks.” Read the City Paper review!

“Ingenious travel down memory lane!” Read the Stage Magazine Review!

75 minutes

SLIDESHOW will be back and on tour in 2014/15! Check back for details and opportunities to host a SLIDESHOW performance in your living room!

Here’s some more press:

INTERVIEW IN PHINDIE.COM WITH SLIDESHOW CREATOR JOSH MCILVAIN.

PROFILE ON SLIDESHOW ON WHYY NEWSWORKS

PREVIEW OF SLIDESHOW IN CITY PAPER

Slideshow_Josh McIlvain_photo by Deborah Crocker_1

 

American Wisdom: all done!

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smokeyscout productions presents

AMERICAN WISDOM

a trio of one acts about dogs, neighbors and bosses

Directed by
Chris Czyz and Josh McIlvain

Written by
Josh McIlvian

Starring
Thomas DeMarcus
Josh Lay
Paul McElwee
Ed Miller
Valerie O’Hara
Anna Watson

April 3-5 at 8pm

JUNK Performance Space
2040 Christian Street
(South) Philadelphia, PA

Read the article in the Philadelphia Inquirer!

Read the interview in Phindie.com

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American Wisdom includes . . .

THANKS FOR THE PLANT, THANKS FOR THE CONE.
The world premiere of a skewed morality tale about a neighbor whose plant has just died, a neighbor whose cone is missing, and a neighbor who just wants everyone to get along.

For The Dogs
Debt, dogs, and love demand a complicated balance in the search for a decent life in this humorous one-woman play.

Waiting For The Boss
A tense, comedic drama about the intimate revelations between day laborers who care nothing for each other.

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Founded in 2008, SmokeyScout Productions creates work that brings the absurdity of contemporary life to the stage with brilliant acting, bold humor, inventive staging, and a respect for audience intelligence. Based in Philadelphia, the company’s production of American Wisdom is their first New York City show since 2008, and features performers from both cities.

“Brings on the funny, tinged with an urban edge.” –Philadelphia City Paper

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