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 prior t
THE FOUNDRY IN ITS THIRD CYCLE UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP AT PLAYPENN, ADDS NEW CLASS OF FIRST YEAR MEMBERS FOR 2024/25 SEASON
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.PlayPenn
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, 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 Center in West Ch
Applied Mechanics Shares What to Expect as an Audience Member
Jun 6, 2023
Photo: Tasha DoremusApplied 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's
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,
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
We challenged Philly Theatre Week participating companies to send us some songs that best describe their event or themselves. The resulting curated playlist is an epic mix of everything (and we mean everything)!