On this week’sPhiladelphia City Papercover, theater writer Mark Cofta explores the upcoming SoLow Festival, a 10-day performing arts festival with an edge. Asking, “is SoLow the new Fringe?”, Mark interviews many performers involved in the festival, who have created shows that are distinctly unique and even bizarre; creators stage shows in a car, in a blanket fort, in their own homes or even in the audience members’ homes. Just as the Fringe Festival was once a DIY, totally offbeat and literally “on the fringes” festival before it became such a huge, more mainstream event, SoLow is among the most unique performing arts moments in the city.
Is SoLow the new Fringe Festival?
Sarah R. Bloom