By PW Staff
PW continues its effort to profile the people who make Philly what it is. In this issue, we profile First Lady Lisa Nutter, a former Suicide Girl, a choreographer, a beloved drag entertainer and a group of DIY improv-ers.
By Tamara DeMent
Founded by Israeli choreographer Ronen (affectionately known as Roni) Koresh in 1991, the company is celebrating its 20th year of performance. Koresh has carved out a niche for the company in the larger dance world for its fusion of dance styles: jazz, modern and ballet.
By Emma Eisenberg
Walking the tenuous line between scripted theater and improvisation, the Groundswell Players have been concocting fresh lunacies and playing finely drawn misfits since 2005 when they were members of an undergraduate improv group at Haverford.
By Reginald Hall Jr.
There’s no question she has her husband’s back, but it’s evident the first lady also has her own game plan. “I came into the role with an agenda, which is with youth development,” she says. “If anything my role has given me a platform because people want to listen more than they did before. I didn’t have any expectations. What I did have is a sense of things I wanted to accomplish.”