Swamp Is On

Pig Iron Theatre Company and Dr. Dog joined forces in a curated show in the 2015 Fringe Festival. SWAMP IS ON ran September 9-12 at Union Transfer. 
"a Voltron robot of indie art weirdness..." - Philebrity

SWAMP IS ON was a success, and sold out all four nights at Union Transfer. Pig Iron had a blast collaborating with Dr. Dog on this theatre/concert spectacle and we thank our fans, Dr. Dog fans, and all who helped make this production possible. 


Dr. Dog & Team
Toby Leaman - Dr. Dog
Scott McMicken - Dr. Dog
Frank McElroy - Dr. Dog
Zach Miller - Dr. Dog
Eric Slick - Dr. Dog
Dimitri Manos - Dr. Dog
Doug O'Donnell - Dr. Dog Special Guest 
Brian Winton - Manager/Partner, Foundations Artist Management
Scott Pollack - Digital Coordinator, Foundations Artist Management
Sean Whisner - FOH/Tour Manager
Tom Beach - Tech/Stage Manager
Ben Grinberg (Scientist) - Performer/Creator 
Aram Aghazarian (Scientist) - Performer/Creator 
Les Rivera (Scientist/ Videographer) Performer/Creator 
Mary McCool (Agent) - Performer/Creator 
Melissa Krodman (Truther) - Performer/Creator 
Melanie Cotton (Scientist) - Performer/Creator 
Dan Higbee (Agent) - Performer/Creator 
Kamili Feelings (Shucker) - Performer/Creator 
Moses Villarama (Scientist) - Performer/Creator 
Maria Konstanidis (Agent) - Performer/Creator 
Jaime Maseda (Agent) - Performer/Creator 
Mark McCloughan (Agent) - Perfomer/Creator 
Aaron Cromie (Shucker) - Performer/Creator
Rob Cutler (Agent) - Performer/Creator 
Brian Osborne (Truther) - Performer/Creator 
Matteo J. Scammell (Agent) - Performer/Creator 
Ilse Torlin (Shucker) Performer/Creator 
Bradford Trojan (Truther) - Performer/Creator 
Eliana Fabiyi (Agent) - Perfomer/Creator (Apprentice)
Eppchez (Scientist) - Perfomer/Creator (Apprentice)
Nathan Clemenson (Scientist) - Perfomer/Creator (Apprentice)
Suzanne Collins (Truther) - Perfomer/Creator (Apprentice)
Creative and Production Team
Dan Rothenberg - Director
Dan Safer - Choreographer
Matt Saunders - Set Designer
Maiko Matsushima - Costume Designer
Josh Higgason - Co-Video Designer
Ilan Bachrach - Co-Video Designer
Sean Mullen - Lighting Designer
Randi Rivera - Stage Manager, Final Creation
David Jacobi - Dramaturg
Mary McCool - Dramaturg
Oliver Jorgensen - Assistant Director
Colin McIlvaine - Assistant Set Designer
Amy Martin - Assistant Costume Designer
Asaki Kuruma - Assistant Stage Manager
Alyssa La Pierre - Production Assistant
Sarah Ochocki - Wardrobe Supervisor
Najee Haynes-Follins - Wardrobe
Nathan Renner-Johnson - Production Manager
Leonard Luvera - Assistant Production Manager
Rachelle Kratz - Production Management Intern
David Ogle - Technical Director
Alicia Crosby - Props Master


Pig Iron Theatre Company and Dr. Dog joined forces in a curated show at the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

With generous support from the Knight Foundation, PNC Arts Alive, and the Independence Foundation, Pig Iron welcomed​ ​The Dr. Dog Pop Detachment and The Pig Iron Psychedelic Signals Auxiliary to our facilities here in Philadelphia for a concert and experiment series. The Auxilliary tuned​ ​in to rare frequencies that operate beneath and around approved government bandwidths, using proprietary equipment that they’ve been keeping under wraps for years.​ ​ Members of Dr. Dog, disaffected scientists from the former Orbital Tracks program, and Pig Iron artists worked together to decode messages from the Swamp.  ​Thank you everyone for bringing your old cassette tapes - the collective magnatism was key to our success.

SWAMP IS ON ran Spetember 9-12, 2015 at Union Transfer.

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