PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY: Curtains Up! Philadelphia Theater Week is Back
“EgoPo Classic Theater’s Artistic Director Lane Savadove began 2020 by shutting down its production of Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard days before opening...Rather than wallow, Savadove and EgoPo moved to make art.
‘Artistically, spiritually, it was important – helping the company survive Hurricane Katrina, which was catastrophic for us, gave me a different perspective,” said Savadove of EgoPo’s 1993 start in New Orleans before moving to Philly in 2005.’
Part of the discovery process found EgoPo working smaller, more intimately, and more experientially-centered, while simultaneously finding different, innovative ways to experience live theater safely.
EgoPo began by connecting with audiences through the mailing of letters and art objects (Emily), then through social media (Underground), then having audiences come to their backyards and peer through their windows (the just-ended Rockaby).”