Arts & Culture

Impresario [from Italian, literally: one who undertakes; see “impresa”]: A sponsor who books and stages public entertainments, promoter, showman. They’re all apt descriptions of Philly’s own impresario, Dan Contarino. (The thesaurus also lists “exhibitioner, shower, organ-grinder and pornographer” as synonyms, but we’ll skip those for now ...)

Theater Carrie Brat Productions presents out actor Erik Ranson playing the titular role in the stage version of this horror classic, Oct.

The vision statement of the Elements Organization reads, in part: “We envision building a group of empowered LGBTQ womyn of color who break the silence, become more consciously engaged in one another’s herstory and foster connections ... ” One of the ways members are achieving that goal is through the upcoming LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference, Oct. 7-10 here in our city. To achieve that goal, we spoke to board member and organizer Carrie Kholi to learn a little of herstory.

THEATER Cold Philadelphia Urban Theater Festival presents a thriller about three childhood friends who are no longer able to trust one another after the ultimate betrayal, Sept.

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