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Reception

Details

Categories: Comedy & Improv, Theater, Storytelling

Dates: September 15, 2022 - September 25, 2022

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: MAAS Building Studio

Overview

From the puckish mind of Nick Gillette, winner of the 2021 Philly Fringe Festival audience choice award for best comedy.

RECEPTION is your chance to speak to and hear from an alien intelligence, channeled through one of Philadelphia’s most charming improvisers. 

In 2014, the first interstellar object ever sighted near our sun mysteriously changed course and tumbled away. Soon after, voices purporting to originate from Vega poured uncontrollably from the mouth of a local performing artist. Probing the intentions of the audience, this channeling walks a tightrope between a supernatural or psychological explanation.

Nick Gillette Improv

NICK GILLETTE is a physical theatre artist, co-founder emeritus of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, and an instructor and performer of improv in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, 2014 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks resident artist, and 2016 Colgate University Christian A. Johnson resident artist. With Almanac, he has devised and performed dozens of critically acclaimed nu-circus works. He is the co-creator of improvised absurdist plays such as The Wadsworth Constant. He has performed with Cabaret Red Light, BRAT Productions, Lighting Rod Special, Pig Iron Theatre Co., Alex Bechtel, International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City, and Vancouver International Improv Festival’s International Ensemble.

Credits

NICK GILLETTE is a physical theatre artist, co-founder emeritus of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, and for the past ten years an instructor and performer at the Philly Improv Theater. He is a graduate of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a 2014 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks resident artist, a 2016 Colgate University Christian A. Johnson resident artist, and a former resident artist at the Philadelphia School for Circus Arts. With Almanac he has collaborated to devise and perform Communitas (2014), Nightfall (2014), The Fleecing (2015), Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes (2015 & 2017), IAMMADEOFSTARS (2016), Exile2588 (2016), Demon Magick Seminar (2017), and J/J/J/J (2018). Co-creator of The Wadsworth Constant, running since 2015. He has performed with Cabaret Red Light, BRAT Productions, Lighting Rod Special, Pig Iron Theatre Co., Alex Bechtel, International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City, Vancouver International Improv Festival’s International Ensemble, and Philly Improv Theater. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children.

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