Lauren Rile Smith ’08 will be presenting her show “Ampersand” at this year’s Philly Fringe Festival. The show will run on September 8th and 9th at Philadelphia Soundstages/Invincible Pictures.
Chestnut Hill native Lauren Rile Smith will be producing her new show, imaginatively titled “Ampersand,” as part of the Philly Fringe. The 24-year-old Smith is the founder of the performance group Tangle. Her innovative piece involves an amalgam of traditional circus arts, such as trapeze, acrobatics and aerial rope, with narrative concerning the themes of memory and belonging in an urban milieu.
Smith graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in English literature and philosophy. After graduating, she made a somewhat unlikely transition and enrolled at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.
In an email, Smith told The Gazette:
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