A new podcast from The Fabric Workshop and Museum


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Halftone is a new podcast series from The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Embodying the experimental nature of the Workshop, Halftone draws inspiration from our collaborations with artists and brings you stories from this place we so often inhabit in the creative process: the space between the known and the unknown. Halftone is now available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and RadioPublic.

Season 1: FWM x Pig Iron Theatre Company

This pilot season, presented in partnership with Pig Iron Theatre Company, takes inspiration from Blood Moon, The Fabric Workshop and Museum exhibition featuring a recent collaboration with artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley. Over the course of three episodes, artists Francesca Montanile Lyons, Jeanne Lyons, and Tony Moaton present three experimental audio works exploring the question: whose voices have stories to tell that have not been fully heard?

Episode 1: Francesca Montanile Lyons

Premiere Date: November 12, 2021

Francesca Montanile Lyons (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator living in Philadelphia. Her work seeks to disempower shame through playful honesty and voyeuristic delight.  She’s a member of the pussy pop rock band Girl Poop and co-artistic director of Antigravity Performance Project. MFA in Devised Performance from UArts/Pig Iron School (2016). BA in Theatre Arts & Performance Studies from Brown U (2011). francescamontanilelyons.com. Instagram: @fmldrawsbutts

Episode 2: Jeanne Lyons

Premiere Date: November 26, 2021

Jeanne Lyons (she/they) is a music producer, photographer, and performing artist based in Philadelphia. Lyons is process oriented as a protest to perfectionism and has a strong commitment to experimentation. Her work explores themes of identity, shame, grief, death, nature, and technology. Check out her latest release, Another Place [EP], an ethereal sonic journey with haunting vocal layers + deep electronic pulses on Spotify or Apple Music. iamjeannelyons.com

Episode 3: Tony Moaton

Premiere Date: December 10, 2021

Tony Moaton (they/he) is an artist and inclusive designer from Oak Park, Illinois. Tony’s passionate about creating intimate and accessible spaces and places. Their work spans a variety of mediums and collaborators, but the root of all of it is drawing from their non-traditional background to create work in a way that radically centers the user. Check out Tony’s range of work at tonymoaton.com

Episode 4: The Making of Halftone

Premiere Date: December 24, 2021

As the culmination of Halftone’s pilot season, dive into the making of the podcast. You’ll learn about some of the inspirations for Blood Moon, Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley’s exhibition that inspired this season, and the collaborative process between The Fabric Workshop and Museum and Pig Iron Theatre Company.


About Pig Iron Theatre Company

Founded in 1995 as an interdisciplinary ensemble, Pig Iron Theatre Company is dedicated to the creation of new and exuberant performance works that defy easy categorization.

The mission of Pig Iron Theatre Company is to expand what is possible in performance by creating rigorous and unusual ensemble-devised works; by training the next generation of daring, innovative theatre artists; and by consistently asking the hardest questions, both in our art and in its relation to the world around us. Pig Iron Theatre Company is based in Philadelphia. To find out more, visit pigiron.org.


Sponsors and Credits

Halftone comes to you from The Fabric Workshop and Museum in partnership with Pig Iron Theatre Company. Halftone is presented in connection with Blood Moon, an exhibition by artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, which is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Halftone is produced by Katie Parry, Erin Sweeny, and Alec Unkovic, engineered by Joel Metzler at MilkBoy the Studio. Our music was contributed by Char McCutcheon. Special thanks to our collaborators at Pig Iron Theatre Company, including Quinn Bauriedel, Francesca Montanile, Jeanne Lyons, and Tony Moaton.

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