Swim Pony Performing Arts
The performing arts collective behind Philly Fringe hits Purr, Pull, Reign: A Litigious Fantasy in D (’09), The Giant Squid (’08) and The Ballad of Joe Hill (‘06) has established Swim Pony Performing Arts, an independent Philadelphia-based theater company dedicated to producing entirely original new work. In June, the newly-minted Swim Pony will present the World Premiere of SURVIVE!– a site-specific performance and interactive theater experience exploring science, humanity and the Universe, directed by Adrienne Mackey, Artistic Director of Swim Pony.
In SURVIVE!, Swim Pony Performing Arts invites audiences to explore human life from many angles in a collective journey to understand how humans, space and science are interconnected. Under the guidance of a “10th dimensional narrator”, the cast of SURVIVE! will lead audiences through a maze-like installation covering over 20,000 square feet of The Wolf Building. An interactive performance, audience members choose their own adventure and move through SURVIVE! freely, generating a unique experience with each viewing. Audiences travel through a walkway to space, visit a biotic terrarium, the living room of a gentle scientist, and more to uncover the meaning of human existence. Through image, sound, spectacle and an experiential journey, the production asks audiences to open their minds, evolve and survive.
SURVIVE! will transform The Wolf Building, located at 340 North 12th Street in Philadelphia, from June 4 – 20, 2010 (opening night is Friday, June 4 at 8pm). All tickets are $20 and tickets are available for advance purchase online via Brown Paper Tickets or by calling the ticket sales hotline at 1-800-838-3006. Visit www.swimpony.org for updates.
Swim Pony Performing Arts is an independent Philadelphia-based theater collective dedicated to producing entirely new work that is original, strange and loud. Established in 2010, under the direction of Adrienne Mackey, Swim Pony’s mission is to create works of live performance that seduce and surprise audiences. All Swim Pony productions are created collaboratively by a rotating team of energetic theater artists actively working in Philadelphia’s vibrant arts and cultural community.