In October and November, Applied Mechanics joined forces with 23 UArts students to experiment with immersive depictions of multiple coexistent time periods in CHRONOTOPE: ROUGH DRAFT. The students divided into three teams: the 1912 Bread and Roses strike, the 1967 Detroit uprising, and the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle. Each team enacted some of the key events from these rebellions. We explored how these historical narratives, when overlapped, display a sort of “historical resonance” with each other.  For many of the students it was their first foray into immersive and devised performance.

Applied Mechanics is currently expanding and formalizing our commitment to education programs, so stay tuned for more info about that in the near future. We will also be debuting the next chapter of Chronotope at Fringe- official announcement to come soon!




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This Fringe, the streets of Philadelphia were invaded by Bernadettes.

Blackmarket, our guerilla pop-up piece, traveled across the city this September. From the Fringe bar to the Franklin Flea to theaters on Broad Street to Parking Day 2015, cigarette girls in yellow skirts catcalled Fringe-goers and civillians alike, hawking $1 cookies and crackers with bawdy bravado. They flocked in groups of 3 – 4 and cooed like pigeons. They were all named Bernadette.





Stay tuned for our next community dinner in 2016.