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Mel Krodman

Theater, Cabaret & Nightlife, Comedy & Improv, Immersive/Interactive Experience


Pete Pannn: BOYZ WILL BE BOYZ 4 LYFE is a trickster’s-manifesto from our fave little boy and mythic hero a**h*le: Pete Pannn. And his very best friend Tink.

Pete’s been crushing it since 1902 and now - over 120 yrs after his first window creep Pete’s got 2023 goals: 1 Recruit a new crew of Lost Bros 2 Get into stand up 3 Meet some Wendys, score some Moms. 4 Fight Hook(s), that dick(s). 5 Respect Tink 6 Nail the moves ‘n’ tricks 7 Keep pretending toward manhood without actually 8 growing up to be a man.

AND YO CHECK THIS: Pete’s BFF Tink’s got goals too: hold Pete accountable and other acts of friendship and love.

AND YO YO REAL R-E-A-L TALK CHECK THIS: BOYZ WILL BE BOYZ 4 LYFE is also a memoir for the gestational being under Pete: changing at and against one’s will, laboring emotionally ‘n’ physically, phishing for visibility ‘n’ shadow sides, adventuring on toward accountability ‘n’ freedom through the (effed up) image of an enduring cultural icon.

(Real R-e-a-L Talk: BOYZ WILL BE BOYZ 4 LYFE is made with spiritual, practical and logistical support from a R-E-A-L LYFE crew of Lost Bros aka individual members from the Masculinity Action Project)

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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Run Time: 60 mins
Ticket Price: $25
Venue: Fidget Space Dates: September 20, 2023 - September 29, 2023

September 20, 2023 9.30pm

1714 N Mascher St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

September 22, 2023 9.30pm

This performance has been canceled.

1714 N Mascher St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

September 29, 2023 9.30pm

1714 N Mascher St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

About the Artist

Mel Krodman (they/them) is an Ashkenazi Jewish, queer, trans non-binary, collaborative creating artist, performer, community member, partner and parent living in unceded Lenapehoking aka the colonial stomping ground of Philadelphia.

Mel’s favorite projects include: Those With 2 Clocks (with Jenn Kidwell and Jess Conda as Tall Order), Colony and JEAN&TERRY: Your Guides Through Dark, Light & Nebulous (both with Kelly Bond), The Top (with No Face Performance Group), The Sincerity Project iterations 1, 2, 3, 4 (a 24-year long documentary play with Team Sunshine Performance Corporation), A Potential Performance (with Nina Lampic and Urska Brodar), Singlet (with Erin Markey) and Superterranean (with Pig Iron Theatre Company, Mimi Lien and Rosie Herrera).

Artist residencies include: The Whole Shebang, Subcircle, The Work Room/Lucky Penny and Theater Emory, UNC Greensboro, Ballhaus Ost, Theatre Glej and with Tall Order at OSU/The Wexner, Duke University and HATCH, and from 2014-2015 with Fidget space. Mel is a recipient of Leeway Art for Change grant, a 2016 Theatre Communications Group On the Road project grant and a 2017 Independence Foundation Artist Fellowship.

As a teaching artist, Mel’s led workshops in performance and devising for Pig Iron Theatre, The Orchard Project, University of Texas-Austin, Theatre Emory at Emory University, Emory and Henry College, Colgate, University of Pennsylvania and Temple University among others.

Mel's most awe-some achievement, deepest honor and effing mother effing hardest role is to be the parent of a firecracker, wisecracker, innate comic, heart-healer and future world-building human. Aka North Star, baby. 

Accessibility & Content Considerations

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This event is appropriate for ages 18+


Adult Language

Audience Interaction

This show includes: partial nudity, up close audience participation, as well as satirical references to misogyny, non-consent, imperialism, whiteness, appropriation and other (everyday sh*tty) harms.

Covid-19 Safety policy

Masks are required during this event


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