NEWS AND EVENTS
7.18.14 - CityPaper's David Anthony Fox says that Herringbone is a "must-see" and applauds Flashpoint's move to a summer season. Read more >
7.15.14 - Herringbone star Ben Dibble sat down with Renee Chenault-Fattah on NBC 10 News Today to discuss the joys and challenges of the role. Check out the video online >
7.13.14 - Toby Zinman of The Philadelphia Inquirer calls Herringbone "a knockout, with Ben Dibble giving a performance of stunning virtuosity." Read more >
6.20.14 - Another tremendous review of Miz Martha from Howard Shapiro of Newsworks. Read more >
6.19.14 - Mark Cofta of the City Paper calls Miz Martha "a theatrical extravaganza." Read more >
6.18.14 - In his rave review, Jim Rutter of The Philadelphia Inquirer calls Miz Martha "superbly written, emotionally compelling, and morally challenging." Read more >
6.10.14 - The Philadelphia Inquirer profiles Miz Martha, playwright James Ijames and Flashpoint's Artistic Director, Thom Weaver, in this great feature about actors and designers turned writers. Read more >
5.27.14 - Philadelphia Magazine interviews Miz Martha playwright James Ijames about writing on the subject of "America's original sin." Read more >
FLASHPOINT TO CLOSE IN 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce that Flashpoint will be closing its doors in 2016, after more than a decade of producing socially provocative and emotionally resonant theatrical works in Philadelphia.
Although Flashpoint has grown artistically in the last several years, so have our costs, and it has become clear that the company does not have the infrastructure necessary to support the level at which we have been operating.
We have been excited to see the Philadelphia theater community expand tremendously in the past decade, but we also acknowledge that funding sources and audiences are not similarly expanding, making it difficult for us to see a path to a sustainable future.
We want to thank you, our extended Flashpoint family, for your years of support in attending our shows and generously donating to help us keep the lights on and the ham on stage.
We are excited to see the vibrant Philadelphia theater community continue to evolve, and we hope that you will continue to support the great work of theater artists throughout the region. We are honored to pass the torch to the next generation of Philadelphia theater companies.
A final event celebrating Flashpoint's decade-plus contribution to the Philadelphia theater community is being planned for the Spring of 2016, and we hope you'll be able to join us. Details are forthcoming here on the website.
TWO THUMBS UP FOR HANDS UP
Thank you to everyone who came to see Hands Up!
We are overwhelmed by the number of people who came out to see this extremely important and relevant show. In case you missed it, you can still check out some of the show's rave reviews by clicking on the links below.
"Go. Listen. Hear." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"Beyond the artistry is a cry of anger and pain that cuts through all the editorializing and internet noise, putting us in these men’s shoes and on their streets and maybe, just maybe, a step closer to understanding." - CityPaper
"Powerful, entertaining, compelling and meticulously produced, it’s the kind of theater the world needs right now." - Philadelphia Weekly
"HANDS UP delivers us new theatrical form, fresh talent, and fuel for social change." - Phindie