Feminist kids play by Ants on a Log at Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Plus, Icebox Project Space pops with projects and a great paid internship!
Whole lotta stuff going on at the Icebox Project Space! Plus, Ants on a Log's feminist kids play at the Fringe Festival and a great paid internship opportunity!

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NEWS

It’s no secret that Artblog loves the Icebox Project Space, we’ve watched and applauded the exhibitions, performances, experimental audio projects, experimental other kinds of projects for many years. Catch all this good News about them and if you haven’t been, you should visit. Icebox received a PCAH Exhibitions grant for Kilroy’s Kastle and a Velocity Fund award for a project with Artblog favorite, Taji Nahl. Also, they have a new website, new Marley dance floor (What’s that?), free for public use, a collaborative Kinematic Workshop series with Headlong Performance, and a call for a paid intern (see below)!

The new Marley dance floor at Icebox Project Space. Photo courtesy of the Icebox.
The new Marley dance floor at Icebox Project Space. Photo courtesy of the Icebox.

The Kinematic Workshop at the Icebox Project Space

The Kinematic Workshop is a series of movement-based workshops hosted on our new Marley dance floor. In addition to these facilitated events, Icebox is inviting community members to use the floor for dancing, playing, researching, relaxing, meditating, and practicing. Public use will be free of charge.

To sign up for an open space click here.

To sign up for a workshop click here.


We are intrigued by Ants on a Log and their feminist socially-aware musical for kids at Philly Fringe Fest.

“Curious: Think Outside the Pipeline” is a folksy, feminist musical written and performed by Ants on a Log, Julie Beth and Anya Rose. The story centers around a sibling pair, Clio and Taylor, in their fight to protect human health and the environment. When Taylor becomes sick
with asthma, the two begin to research the local oil refinery, and they find that Taylor isn’t the
only one who is sick. With the help of a songful community, a dancing pencil, and the
audience, Clio and Taylor strive to make big change even in the face of some bigger, more
powerful people.

This musical was first performed in 2016 with a cast of twelve. In a special, two-performer
edition, the Ants will play all characters themselves! While the plot is fictional, the musical is
based on actual, recent events in Philadelphia and all over the United States. As Clio laments
midway through the play, “The same thing is happening everywhere.”

The musical offers children a view into the importance of being active members of a
community and realizing their own power. With clever, original, and catchy music, this show
even includes a song about mansplaining. In the words of Kids’ Corner Radio Host, Kathy
O’Connell, Ants on a Log is “rabble rousing through silliness.”

Since the 2016 Curious debut, the Ants have performed songs from the play at concerts and
fundraisers, and the Curious soundtrack will be released this fall. The Ants will perform
Curious twice as part of Fringe 2018:

Saturday, September 15, 11am
Children’s Community School in West Philadelphia (1212 S 47th St.)

Saturday, September 22, 11am
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement in Fishtown (1542 E. Montgomery Ave).

A portion of the proceeds benefit local pre-school programs. Tickets are $10-15 sliding scale. No one turned away.

For More Information at Ants on a Log website.
antsonalogmusic@gmail.com


OPPORTUNITY

Icebox Project Space seeks paid intern

We are currently seeking a paid intern to assist with the everyday operations of an interdisciplinary contemporary arts space. Will gain experience assisting with all aspects of operations, including planning, organizing, administration, installation and curation.

For more information see the Icebox Project Space website.

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