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RED FLAGS

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On September 9th, as a part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival- Watermelon Bathtub will debut "Red Flags."

 

This piece will explore the dynamics of power in relationships. People will tell their experiences of a time when they were in a toxic situation and then perform their ultimate circus revenge act. The show will be a combination of drama and comedy, with audience participation encouraged.

 

Our shows will include themes of access to make the experience welcome to a wider audience.

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 A femme presenting woman sitting in a powerful position at a bar table, handing the viewer a cocktail. The drink is in view and the woman is blurred into the background.

Showtimes:       

September 9th 6:30 and 8:45

Location:

6452 Greene Street, Philadelphia PA, 19119

Tickets:

$20 - Order Here

Cast and Crew

Bethany McPerson

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Bethany, She/Her, attended two years of NECCA’s ProTrack program with a major in Tightwire and a minor in Acrobatic Dance.

 

She’s performed with Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and Time Flies Circus.

 

Bethany also has a B.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University, with a minor in Family and Youth Studies. Outside of circus, Bethany enjoys reading, knitting, running, and relaxing with her dog Sophie.

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The picture shows a young woman looking to the left with blonde hair pulled back.  She is wearing a teal blue dress with gold accents and a rhinestone neckline. 

Amber Rambhrose

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Amber is looking at the camera. She is wearing a black sleeveless top and has her curly hair tied up, leaving the curls to flow around her.

Amber Rambharose, She/Her, fell head over heels in love with aerial arts in 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. She has performed for Alterra Productions, Tangle Movement Arts, and Watermelon Bathtub’s award-winning “Bodies” show.

 

When she’s not spinning upside down on a Lyra or untangling herself from aerial silks, Amber coaches students of all ages at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. Yes, she also has a day job. A writer and editor with over a decade of experience, Amber’s byline can be found in InStyle, Allure, Glamour, Bustle, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan magazines where she writers about fashion, beauty, and culture, with an emphasis on marginalized voices.

 

Her creative writing has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Pushcart Prize, and the Lex Allen Literary Festival, and has been published in Rattle Magazine, the Adroit Journal, and Tupelo Quarterly, among others. She is a very online millennial

Image - Head shot of Amber  Amber is looking at the camera. She is wearing a black sleeveless top and has her curly hair tied up, leaving the curls to flow around her.

Victoria Pirenoglu

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A lover of movement from a young age, Victoria, She/Them, found circus at The Philadelphia Circus School of Arts in 2015. Building on a life-long foundation of hip hop and ballroom dancing, this discovery reignited her spark for expressing herself and telling stories through movement in the air. Victoria is a circus coach at the Philadelphia School Circus School of Arts and performer.

 

They have traveled up and down the east coast performing at places like The Muse, The Pool After Dark, and many others. She is excited to be working on this show and to give space to other performers! ​ She is fabulously entertaining with aerial acts such as: aerial fabric, lollipop Lyra, sling teardrop trapeze and many other apparatuses. - fantastic ambiance services, roving, fire performances and more!

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Victoria is looking at the camera and smiling

Melissa Mellon

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Melissa, She/Her, studied Theatre Performance at Juniata College, where she trained in acting, movement expression, Skinner Releasing, Fitzmaurice Voicework, and was introduced to single point trapeze.

 

She finally made her way to training at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts where she is now a youth and adult coach.

 

Melissa was a cast member in the first two Watermelon Bathtub showings of “Bodies” and is so thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to tell her stories.

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A white woman with red curly hair and gold colored top, smiling at the camera 

Kiki Le Boudoir

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Niki Le Boudoir (She/her) is a graduate of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy and has performed in countless shows throughout Philadelphia.

 

She teaches pole fitness at Awakenings Pole Fitness where she teaches the art of sensual movement to plus size athletes. She is also the CEO of Curvy and Seductive, a plus size lingerie brand that encourages full-figured women to own their sensuality.

 

Tagline: "Meet her in her boudoir, where slow and sensual wins the race."

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Kiki is dressed in boudoir and is leaning sensually over - reaching down towards her legs

Access Notes: 

Arrival

  • Circus Campus Presents is accessible via car and public transportation

  • Upsal stop on the Chestnut Hill West Line

  • Walnut ln & Green street on 65 Germantown-Chelten Bus Line 

  • Limited Parking in back parking lot along Cliveden street behind the circus school

  • Accessible Parking

  • Street parking along Cliveden, Greene and surrounding streets available no payment necessary

 

Entering the building

  • This years performance is in the Sanctuary, which is wheelchair accessible 

  • If entering from the back parking lot, there is a sidewalk leading up to the side entrance of the building. 

  • If entering from Greene street there is a flight of stairs leading up to the east side of the building

  • There will be a light on an Fringe sign 

  • Signs will direct all patrons to an accessible entrance on the east side of the building

 

There are additional tickets available at the door, should additional people want to attend 

 

Restrooms

  • 4 gender neutral single stall restrooms on main floor

  • 2 restrooms are wide to accommodate a wheelchair turning around, however do not have grab bars

Performance

  • ASL interpreters for both shows

  • 4 acts in total, each act has the spoken word transcript and movement description in digital program 

  • Content considerations include

    • Discussion of toxic relationships

    • Discussion of body trauma 

Access

  • Accessibility table and accessibility lead will have resources to support access and sensory regulation for show 

  • All of the following are welcome to help support engagement in the show as needed

    • Service animals

    • Ear plugs 

    • Sunglasses

    • Weighted materials

    • refillable water bottles

  • Seating provided are metal folding chairs. Blankets, cushions, and pillows are welcome 

  • Matts are available for seating

  • Relaxed performance includes: 

    • No strobe lighting

    • No extreme lighting (it will not be very dark or very bright, lighting will not change erratically)

    • Movement throughout the show is welcomed and encouraged

For questions related to accessibility or access needs please contact Sarah@watermelonbathtub.com

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