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Brat Aid: A Concert Fundraiser

Monday, May 13, 2013, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Join Brat Productions for a very special graduation party!  This Spring, Brat's own Jess Conda doesn't just graduate from the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training - she graduates right into the role of Brat Productions' sole Artistic Director!  So show your support for theatre that rocks - and throw a little aid our way - as we celebrate Founding Artistic Director Madi Distefano, Jess Conda, and everything and everyone Brat.

Your aid allows artists to take risks and create new compelling art, and introduce new individuals to the amazing, wonderful, wacky world of theatre. 

7pm - $30 Pre-Party - Join us for an intimate happy hour with all-star Brats Jess Conda and Madi Distefano. Mix, mingle, and dig into a special keg, provided by Yards Brewing Company.  Who knows? You might even get a special performance if you're lucky.  Pre-Party ticket includes a standard reservation as well.

8pm - $12 in advance/$15 at the door - Brat Aid special guests are Brooklyn-based band Isadora and local headliners fresh from SXSW TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb.  Plus selections from Eternal Glamnation, performances by some of your favorite Brats, and a chance to win a special night out at Time or Vintage with Jess and Madi.

ABOUT JESS CONDA: Conda has been working in Philadelphia as an actor, administrator, and teaching artist since 2003. With Brat Productions, she has appeared onstage in Moby Dick--Rehearsed, Grease and Desist, Eye 95: Re-tarred, A 24 Hour The Bald Soprano, Haunted Poe and Carrie. As Production Manager: A 24 Hour The Bald Soprano ('10), Naked Cocktail ('08). As Stage Manager: Popsicle's Departure, 1989 (Philadelphia, NYC, Edinburgh and Glasgow premieres). Jess received a Barrymore Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble in A 24 Hour The Bald Soprano and for Pay Upwith Pig Iron Theatre Company. Other acting credits include work with Shakespeare in Clark Park, Flashpoint Theatre Company, The Walnut Street Theatre, Cabaret Red Light, Revival Burlesque, and The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret. Jess has a BFA from Arcadia University and is currently studying at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training.

ABOUT BRAT PRODUCTIONS: Founded in 1996, Brat Productions is committed to "thinking outside the proscenium" with performance pieces that are surprising and incendiary, entertaining and unsettling.  Brat's mission is to create an audience of the future by producing theatre that breaks the rules; theatre that tests conventions; theatre that rocks!  Over the years, Brat has established itself as one of Philadelphia's most adventurous theatre companies and is known for using unusual performance venues to enhance original and noteworthy productions.  Its numerous productions have included Three Chord Fiction, winner of the Ted and Stevie Wolf Barrymore Award for New Approaches to Collaboration; Haunted Poe; A 24-Hour The Bald Soprano; A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant and Eye-95: Retarred.



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