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Industry Events in 2021 Philly Theatre Week

Theatre Philadelphia presents Philly Theatre Week: a celebration of artists, organizations, and audiences that have made Greater Philadelphia one of the most vibrant theatre regions in the nation. Audiences will have an opportunity to try unique events from our theatre community through a series of virtual and non-traditional productions, readings, and much more.


Don't miss these industry events by and for local artists and theatre organizations, happening between April 22-May 2! All events are free or pay-what-you-can. 


The Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia

Places, Please! - The Corner

Monday, April 26, 2021 from 6pm - 8pm


For Black Theatre Artists only -- Please join the Steering Committee of BTAP as they present and discuss options, contacts, links for rehearsal, performance/event spaces available to Black artists and companies, especially as the country prepares to return to in-person productions in the not too distant future. BTAP is deeply interested in hearing from the Black Theatre community about what is needed (in terms of space) so please consider this event a space for discussion.


Philadelphia Scenic Works

Q&A with Philly Scenic Works

Wednesday April 28 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm


Join representatives from Philadelphia Scenic Works and learn more about what we do, who we serve, and even virtually tour our shop!


Philadelphia Theatre Company

The McNally Award Moment

Friday, April 30 from 7:00pm - 7:30pm


Join us as we announce the recipient of the 2021 Terrence McNally Award, which honors the magic and transformative power of theater as a way to reach into the hearts and minds of audiences. This award will celebrate socially responsible art and civically engaged playwrights who aim to dismantle systems of racism and oppression through fearless and audacious art.

The Philadelphia-based playwright selected for the McNally Award will receive a cash award of $5,000 and development guidance at PTC, including administrative and dramaturgical support. We will also facilitate access to professional connections for the future of the playwright and their work following the exploration at PTC.



Re-Entry Committee of Philly Theatre

Digital Casting and Audition Workshop

Tuesday, April 27 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm 


Tips and Tricks to make your online audition and performance work stand out. This event will include a short demo between actors and directors on our panel, an info session on how to make a successful online audition, and where to send it once it's done!


Alexander Technique Philadelphia

Actors @ Play

Tuesday, April 27 from 4:00pm-5:00pm


Online Alexander Technique training for actors. Alexander Technique Philadelphia invites you to join us for class online: your first class is FREE! Discover how this powerful tool for self-discovery has helped actors around the world free up their movement, their voices and their expressive impulses. Ariel Weiss has been helping actors in the Philadelphia area since 1988 and has served as faculty at the Brind School at the University of the Arts and Pig Iron School. Bring your sides, scripts and monologues and let’s play! For more information: [email protected] or www.atphila.com.


Dramatists Guild of America

Writing for TV with Ken Levine

Friday, April 23 from 7:00pm-8:30pm


Writing in Television for Playwrights, Composers, and Lyricists

With Ken Levine

Dramatists Guild member Ken Levine has written over 200 television episodes for such shows as M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons and Wings, and won an Emmy for his work on Cheers. He's also directed over 60 television episodes. So who better than Ken to explain the difference between writing for the stage and writing for television, how to create a pilot with the legs to run for many seasons and what it's like to work in the writers' room on a major television show? Join us for an inside look at writing for television, and maybe come away with the information you need to write a show of your own. This workshop, organized by Philadelphia DG Regional Rep Marjorie Bicknell, will aim to share basic tools and industry knowledge of writing in television for playwrights, composers, and lyricists. 

The Dramatists Guild of America is the membership association of playwrights, librettists, composers, and lyricists writing for the stage in the United States.


Delaware Theatre Company

Clifford Brown International Jazz Day Awards Concert

Friday, April 30, 2021 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm 

Pay What You Can

The inaugural Clifford Brown International Jazz Day Awards Concert will be held on Friday April 30, 2021 as part of the City of Wilmington’s International Jazz Day Festivities. The evening of music will feature trumpeter Terell Stafford and the Clifford Brown Festival Band along with an awards ceremony. Join emcee Tina Betz, Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Wilmington, in naming honorees for the following awards: Clifford Brown Legacy Award; Clifford Brown Advocacy, Volunteerism, & Philanthropy in Jazz Award; Clifford Brown Young & Swinging Award; and the Clifford Brown Top Jazz Presenter Award. Following the Awards Concert, on Saturday May 1, Cityfest will host a virtual Artists Forum featuring panels of professional musicians, presenters, and agents to influence and inspire up and coming jazz musicians.

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication.


August Wilson Consortium

Celebrating August Wilson!

Tuesday, April 27 - All Day


Artists, educators, and community folks will come together to celebrate the birth anniversary of one of the greatest playwrights of the twentieth century August Wilson. Program includes: Brian Anthony Wilson, Khalid Yaya Long, Ph.D., Melonnie Walker, Christopher H. Rawson, Ladrica Menson - Furr, Ph.D., and James Ijames.


Philly Theatre Week

April 22 - May 2


Philly Theatre Week
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