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Resources for the University of the Arts Community

Jun 4, 2024
A statement of support from the Theatre Philadelphia team: Theatre Philadelphia sends our sympathy, solidarity, and support to the University of the Arts community of alumni, students, staff, and faculty at the news of the university’s closure. Arts education is necessary and pivota
Living  Legends

Theatre Philadelphia Introduces Living Legends Series With Philly Actress Cathy Simpson

Nov 30, 2023
About Living Legends  In place of the Barrymore Lifetime Achievement Award, Theatre Philadelphia's Living Legends feature is a way to recognize a series of individual artists and community members in our theatre community who have helped sustain the culture and community within

Announcing the Recipients of the 2023 Barrymore Awards!

Nov 16, 2023
Philadelphia, PA -  Monday night, after a nearly three-year hiatus, the Barrymore Awards, run by Theatre Philadelphia, returned to honor the 2022-2023 theatre season, the first full season back for many theatres after the pandemic. With close to 300 in-person attendees, COVID-19 tested pr
Foundry 23-24


Oct 5, 2023
PlayPenn welcomes Aly Gonzalez, August Hakvaag, and Lulu Duffy-Tumasz L M Feldman and R. Eric Thomas, who will continue as Lead Artists, led the search. The new members, all Philadelphia-based playwrights, Aly Gonzalez, August Hakvaag and Lulu Duffy-Tumasz rounds out the full cohort of nine.Pla

Announcing the Nominees for the 2022-23 Barrymore Awards!

Sep 15, 2023
Tickets are now on sale at https://theatre-philadelphia.ticketleap.com/2023-barrymore-awards-ceremony/ After a nearly three year hiatus, and only announcing one cash award last year, the Barrymore Awards,
Executive Director - Sabriaya Shipley

Theatre Philadelphia announces playwright, artist, educator, and community ethnographer Sabriaya Shipley as the new Executive Director

Aug 23, 2023
Philadelphia, PA - After an extensive search, the Board of Directors of Theatre Philadelphia is excited to announce that they have hired Sabriaya Shipley (she/they) as the organization’s new Executive Director. Shipley will immediately reenter the region’s theatre marketing and leadership orga
Godspell New Light Theatre

Godspell, 2012 Revised Version from New Light Theatre

Jun 14, 2023
New Light Theatre is officially in rehearsals for its summer musical, Godspell, 2012 Revised Version, by Stephen Schwartz, conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, in support of REACH Riverside, August 11th through 20th, at the E.O. Bull Ce
Applied Mechanics

Applied Mechanics Shares What to Expect as an Audience Member

Jun 6, 2023
Photo: Tasha Doremus Applied Mechanics makes plays! The plays Applied Mechanics makes are also immersive installation experiences. There is no proscenium, no fourth wall. The audience seating and the set are not separate and distinct from one another. That said, each audience member'
Other Orbits

Applied Mechanics gives a sneak peak into the world of Other Orbits!!!!

Apr 17, 2023
Lights up on a world 10,000 years in the future. A distant planet where colonization has tried and failed, once again. The humans have either moved on or merged with the creatures, tech and detritus of the planet, and things are changing fast. How do a walrus, a bacteria, a blackberry,
Slaughtered Hog Production Photograph

Labor Unions Aren’t the Villains and Southerners Don’t Kiss Their Cousins

Apr 11, 2023

by Caitlin Green

Theatre Philadelphia and thINKingDANCE continue our partnership, begun in 2018, bringing coverage and new p
Johnny Depp!

A Prospective of Jenna Kuerzi's Johnny Depp! (A Retrospective on Late Stage Capitalism)

Mar 30, 2023
By Mackenzie Raine Kirkman Theatre Philadelphia Content + Criticism Cohort member Mackenzie Raine Kirkman speaks with Jenna Kuerzi about Philly Theatre Week
CCC Show Art

From the Content + Criticism Cohort: Philadelphia Theatre Reviews

Mar 28, 2023
This past fall, Theatre Philadelphia's Content + Criticism Cohort joined thINKingDANCE for a workshop on reviewing theatre with a dance and movement perspective. Afterwards, Content + Criticism Cohort members reviewed shows and crafted reviews utilizing this perspective through the lens of the a
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