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Faire Play

Crys Clemente


Categories: Theater, Art for Young Audiences (Kids Fringe)

Dates: September 24, 2023

Run Time: 45 mins

Venue: Liberty Lands, Play Arts Pop Up at the Piazza


Can a 15th century storyteller “authentically” depict the lands of their ancestors? Within the frame story of a storyteller preparing a performance for the Royal Court that evening, the storyteller recounts the tale of an adventuring hero who gets stranded in a village that treats the far-traveled hero as “other.” However, when a vicious Cloud Beast threatens the village, the hero is called upon to save them. Travel through time and space with this sometimes silly, sometimes poignant, faux-Renaissance Faire performance that confronts and makes room for what it means to be a queer, Asian American performer in a medieval fantasy world.

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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About the Artist

Crys Clemente (it/they) is a cross-disciplinary artist and administrator with a practice inclusive of theatre, dance, and playwriting. It has been working in theaters and arts organization of the Greater Philadelphia region since 2019. Crys graduated this May from Villanova with an MA in Theatre and a certificate in Nonprofit Management. They also hold a BFA in Dramatic Writing from SCAD. Its professional experience includes working at the Carolina Renaissance Festival for four seasons.


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