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Ex-FactorA Break-Up themed Live Call-In Show


Thursday, October 14, 2021

6:00 PM–7:00 PM


Dahlak, 4708 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

(on the outdoor patio)


Fabric Workshop and Museum

Tyler School of Art and Architecture Fibers and Materials Studies


Ex-lovers, ex-bosses, ex-friends, ex-jobs, ex-situationships… Maybe once you were rolling in the deep, you thought you had it all, but then there came a time to put on those boots and get to walkin’. 


Whether you partook in the great resignation or moved on from a relationship we want to hear your story! 


How did it happen? What lit the fire in your heart to move on? What wrecked it? When did you know it was time to go your own way? Were you torn? Did you cry a river? What did you feel in the aftermath? Relief? Catharsis? Joy? Numbness? Give us all the details!


Pick up the phone and share the coldest story ever told, your break-up story. 


Dial 1-833-3-WE-GOT-U to leave a message and get it off your chest! Tell us all about it!


Then join us for a live call-in show featuring Indira Allegra and Jesse Harrod, mixed by Danny Orendorff, with live musical accompaniment by David Underwood. Indira and Jesse will be supporting live audience members in sharing their break-up stories in this cathartic spin on a 90s call-in show. 


Can’t make it to the event? Call the hotline to leave a message now! Pre-recorded voicemails will be played at the live event in addition to live testimonials. By recording a voicemail, you consent to your message being played at the event. Call in now! 



Food and drink from Dahlak will be available for purchase. To attend, you must pre-register at this link.

This event is organized by Philadelphia Contemporary in partnership with Fibers & Material Studies at Tyler School of Art and Architecture and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

covid-19 safety protocols

This event will be held outdoors in Dahlak’s rear patio area. Masks are required and may only be removed when eating and drinking. Our complete event safety protocols can be read here.

wayfinding & accessibility

To enter, please go around to the parking lot on the right side of the building. Once in the parking lot you will see an entrance to the patio area to your left. There are 2-3 steps up to enter the bar from the patio. If you are using a wheelchair, you will need to enter through the front of the building to access the restrooms.

about the performers


Indira Allegra is a performance artist and sculptor whose work is informed by Quiet, the inner life of people, places and things, and the ritual, relational and performative aspects of weaving. Their work has been featured in exhibitions at Museum of Arts and Design, SFMOMA, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, deYoung Museum, and the Museum of the African Diaspora among others. Allegra’s work has been featured in ARTFORUM, BBC Radio 4, Art Journal, San Francisco Chronicle and Surface Design Magazine. They have been the recipient of the Burke Prize, Artadia Award, Mike Kelley Artist Project Grant, MAP Fund, Gerbode Choreographer Award and Jackson Literary Award among others. @indiraallegra on Instagram, and on the web at indiraallegra.com.


Jesse Harrod’s practice explores embodiment, gender, and sexual identity. Working with multiple media forms and materials, Harrod's work builds on herstories of 1970s feminist art to offer queer imaginations of the body, from the abject and the grotesque to the humorous. Their practice most centrally contributes to a broader collective effort to redefine the meaning of queer aesthetic form. Harrod has an MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. 


Danny Orendorff is an arts administrator, curator, and writer currently working as Executive Director of Vox Populi, a non-profit gallery, performance venue, and art collective in operation for over thirty years in Philadelphia, PA. He was previously Curator of Public Programs at the Museum of Arts and Design (NY, NY) and Program Director at Threewalls (Chicago, IL). Orendorff co-teaches a Professional Practices seminar at Tyler School or Art at Temple University, and has independently curated for museums and non-profit arts organizations nationwide. His independent curatorial and research projects explore intersections of DIY and/or craft-oriented cultural production, histories of grassroots social-justice activism, and theories of gender and sexuality. DanDannyDaniel.com