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The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020 Screening

September 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on September 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm


Free theater screening — registration required

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. Face masks or coverings must also be worn for the duration of the performance.

For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.

Award-winning choreographer, director, and writer David Gordon has assembled a virtual “Pick Up Performance Co” of more than 30 Philadelphia performers for a new hour-long screen work specifically for the Fringe Festival, The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020. The work is being made via remote video material shot by the performers with iPhones to sophisticated cameras – Gordon then dissected, assembled, and collaged this movement with visual scores and archival works in collaboration with video artist Jorge Cousineau. The cast will also include Wally Cardona and Pick Up Performance Co(s) members Karen Graham and Valda Setterfield.

We were unable to celebrate together in-person last year due to the pandemic – but we are so pleased to announce that on Tuesday, September 28 and Wednesday, September 29, we will finally be able to join together on the Christ Church Campus for a variety of programming celebrating this piece.

September 28:

  • Exhibition Screening
  • Panel Discussion: Being Creative in a Pandemic World with Kyle Hiller
  • Refreshments and light fare

September 29:

  • Exhibition Screening
  • Panel Discussion: A chat about performing in a Pandemic with Philadelphia Matter cast, CCNH staff and technicians.
  • Refreshments and light fare
  • Pick-Up Performance and Class at the Farmers Market at Christ Church

Major support for The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020 has been provided to Christ Church Preservation Trust by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.


September 28, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Neighborhood House
20 N American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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