“Sister” leads us on a dynamic bus tour through her brother’s brain surgery in an attempt to save him before it’s too late. During this whirlwind of a one-woman show, theatrical performer Jennifer Blaine breathes life into ten characters, including the brother’s brain tumor, to illustrate the intricacies of connection (familial and neural), memory, identity, and love. The piece seeks to increase compassion and connect us on this journey. Co-created by Blaine and Karen Getz, The Vicissitudes of Travel premiered at the 2017 FringeArts festival, and has been performed for university and medical students, artists of all kinds, and communities impacted by compromised brain issues.  


                          THE VICISSITUDES OF TRAVEL
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Illustration by Chrissie Bonner
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Jefferson University, Liberal Studies Department, performed for the pre-med students, clinicians and staff

Philadelphia Fringe Festival - The Ethical Society

Wesleyan University, MINDS and The Basal Gang, neuroscience and psychology department

Woodmere Art Museum of Art, in collaboration with ARTZ Philly which serves the dementia community

Falsington Library, Acting Master Class

Art Studio of Anastasia Egeli, NYC

Mr. John’s Music - several performances

Private Salon - Juniper Productions

Multiple House Parties
Jennifer Blaine (co-creator, writer, solo performer) has been performing one-woman shows for 25 years. Her original writing, performing, and comedy delve into serious and socially relevant issues and provides audiences the opportunity to unite in laughter. Jennifer has opened for George Carlin, performed with Chris Rock, and Joe Piscopo. She was featured on ABC’s Philly After Midnight: Women Comedians. According to the Philadelphia Daily News “not even Sybil can compete with Blaine’s cast of characters. Her comic genius is like Lily Tomlin and Tracey Ullman.” Her solo work has appeared in 16 FringeArts festivals (including pick of the Fringe), PIFA at The Kimmel Center, The Annenberg Center for the Arts, the Samuel Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row, many colleges and universities, cabarets and theatre festivals throughout the U.S.
Karen Getz (co-creator, writer, director) is a Philadelphia-based theater maker: a writer, choreographer, director, actor, dancer, and creative collaborator. She is the recipient of two Barrymore Awards for her choreography, two Philadelphia Theatre Initiative Grants and an Independence Foundation Fellowship. Fringe-goers may know her from her original, comic-actor’s ballets; Suburban Love Songs and Disco Descending or as a member of the long-form ensembles, Lunchlady Doris and Cecily and Gwendolyn’s Fantastical.... Karen has choreographed over 50 theater productions in Philly and regionally. Some of the companies she’s appeared with here include: Pig Iron, Azuka, 1812, The Lantern, Pennsylvania Shakespeare, Flashpoint, and Theater Exile. You can also watch her dance and chew a lot of gum in the film Dirty Dancing. karengetz.com   yourgorgeousityguides.com