The IPA in Philly. Sept 2014. FringeArts.

September 30, 2014

On September 6th and 7th 2014, the IPA infiltrated one of the oldest neighborhoods in Philadelphia with two days of sold-out performances of Experiment #39 (Old City).  In collaboration with local performers, artists, community members and businesses, we developed dozens of site specific performances, customized for one audience member at a time. Presented by the Philadelphia FringeArts festival, The IPA was featured on the cover of Philly Weekly and the local press called the piece “ergodic and cathartic.”

Check out the press here:


“You feel like a lab rat in a maze—embrace it. Along the path, mysterious and strange figures lead you to unexpected locales. The IPA has succeeded in creating an ergodic and cathartic theatrical experience with EXPERIMENT #39.”
-Joshua Millhouse, Phindie
(Read full article here.)

“Like LARPing raised to the Nth power”
-Stephen H. Segal, Philly Weekly
(Read full article here.)

“Fringe Festival show promising ‘most unusual walking tour’ delivers.”
-Shai Ben-Yaacov, NPR WHYY NewsWorks Tonight
(Listen and view interactive map here.)

Chosen as one of “The fringiest of the Philly Fringe Festival”
-Howard Shapiro, News Works’ Shapiro on Theater
(Read full article here.)

Read an interview with IPA co-founder Emily Rea in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Those lucky enough to experience Experiment #39, for all its white coats and pseudo-scientific weirdness, wandering through traffic, lust for you and for life, and tourists’ curious looks, got a taste of one of the Fringe Festival’s quintessential opportunities, as tightly plotted and orchestrated as it was sprawling and unexpected.”
-Alaina Mabaso, The Art Blog
(Read the full article.)

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