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EgoPo Presents THE RAMAYANA in Collaboration with Papermoon and Kalanari

Experience the magic of EgoPo's 30th anniversary as they present the Ramayana in collaboration with Papermoon and Kalanari.

EgoPo's 30th Anniversary Crossing Oceans Season Opens With Lorraine Hansberry's LES BLANCS

EgoPo’s 30th Anniversary Crossing Oceans Season, co-presented with South African and Indonesian partners, kicks off its first production with an immersive regional premiere of Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs.

Philadelphia Fringe Festival And Cannonball Return With A Month of Theatre All Over The City

The annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival and works of theatre are well known partners. Cannonball, the largest hub of the Philadelphia Fringe has an explosion of theatre throughout the entire month of September.

Melanie Stewart Presents World Premiere Of JUST LIKE HOLLYWOOD At Fringearts Festival's Cannonball Festival

Melanie Stewart announces the world premiere of Just Like Hollywood, her latest movement theater work presented by Blind Faith Theatre in partnership with Cannonball Festival, a n independent production hub of the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. 

Langston Hughes' THE WAYS OF WHITE FOLKS Premieres Next Month at EgoPo Classic Theater

EgoPo's 2022-2023 Harlem Renaissance Season, co-presented with Theatre in the X, will kick off its first production with an immersive world premiere theatrical staging of Langston Hughes' The Ways of White Folks on Martin Luther King weekend.

Langston Hughes' THE WAYS OF WHITE FOLKS to Have World Premiere Staging at EgoPo Classic Theater

EgoPo’s 2022-2023 Harlem Renaissance Season, co-presented with Theatre in the X, will kick off its first production with an immersive world premiere theatrical staging of Langston Hughes’ The Ways of White Folks on Martin Luther King weekend.

EgoPo's ALICE Goes Down The Rabbit Hole At Glen Foerd, September 28-30

EgoPo's AWAKENINGS season goes down the rabbit hole this September 28-30, 2021 for its season opener, Alice: not your child's wonderland, a world premiere, site-specific adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.  

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces its 2021-2022 Season

EgoPo initiates the Awakening process this fall at lavish Glen Foerd Estate, a public park and museum, in a  beautiful open-air tent along the Delaware River with Alice: not your child's wonderland, a world premiere, site-specific adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces Beckett's ROCKABY

EgoPo Classic Theater has announced the cast for their live solo-audience, walk-up window production of Samuel Beckett’s intensive 10-minute classic, Rockaby. EgoPo’s version of this famed, one-woman show welcomes a powerhouse trio of Cathy Simpson, Melanie Julian, and Karen Vicks.

EgoPo Presents Beckett's ROCKABY As A Live Immersive Experience For An Audience Of One

EgoPo Classic Theater announces the next production of their radically-intimate, socially-distanced 2020-2021 Isolations Season.  Rockaby, Samuel Beckett's famed intensive 10-minute one-woman show, will take place March 10th-21st, 2021 in another innovative theatrical format. Rockaby is watched by one audience member at a time peering through a house window in one of three different neighborhoods across the city in a COVID-safe experience.

EgoPo Presents Lawrence Theatre Company's Newest Play THREE OG's In a One-Night Virtual Reading

EgoPo’s 2020-21 season continues with a presentation of Lawrence Theatre Company’s newest play, Three OG’s, as a live, virtual reading at 8pm on January 22nd, 2021. Written by Lawrence Theatre Company’s founder, Derrell Lawrence, Three OG’s stars John Canada Terrell, Brian Anthony Wilson and Lawrence’s Artistic Director, Damien J. Wallace.

Damien J. Wallace Goes Underground In EgoPo's Interactive At-Home World Premiere

EgoPo’s innovative and highly intimate ISOLATIONS season goes Underground this December 2-6, 2020 for its next event: a world premiere multi-platform, virtual adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece, Notes from Underground, starring Philadelphia’s own Damien J. Wallace. 

EgoPo's Theatrical Mailing, EMILY Extended By Popular Demand

EgoPo has announced an extension of its five-week mail event, Emily, a world premiere theatrical experience that brings Emily Dickinson's life and work directly to your mailbox through 13 letters, packages and correspondences. After selling out the first round of mailings in only two weeks, a second mailing event has been added to begin on October 26th, 2020, delivered anywhere in the United States for an additional 100 households.

EgoPo Unearths A 2020-2021 Season Of Isolations

EgoPo Classic Theater announces its 2020-2021 Season of Isolations, a festival of four radically intimate theatrical events experienced in innovative socially distanced formats.

EgoPo Classic Theater Presents its Upcoming Season, SHEPARD COUNTRY

EgoPo Classic Theater will carry on its tradition of producing annual themed festival seasons with the 2019-2020 Festival Season, Shepard Country, celebrating the ground-breaking works of the late, great American playwright Sam Shepard. This year, EgoPo returns to America, but through the lens of Shepard, a playwright dedicated to stripping the mask off the myth of the American family to reveal its true depth, rawness, and often painful reality.

New Leadership Announced At EgoPo Classic Theater

EgoPo Classic Theater in Philadelphia announces the hiring of Associate Producer, Dane Eissler, and Managing Director, Katrina Foy, arriving in July at the start of the 2019-2020 "Shepard Country" Festival Season, joining founder and Artistic Director Lane Savadove in leading the organization.  Foy succeeds Shayna Freed as Managing Director, who served in the role since 2015.  Eissler is the first in the Associate Producer role, marking a time of growth and opportunity for EgoPo's future.

EgoPo Hosts 'Shepard Country' Season Launch Party to Announce its 2019-20 Sam Shepard Season

On Sunday, June 2 at 5:30pm, EgoPo will host its Annual Season Launch Party at the Boot & Saddle on South Broad Street. "Shepard Country" will kick off EgoPo's 2019-20 Sam Shepard Festival Season with a Country Western celebration featuring live music, line dancing, and a country feast. Headlining the evening will be Jawbone Junction, Philly's own Southern Rock theater band with line dancing by Giddy Up Philly and catering by Easy Passyunk's Redcrest Fried Chicken.

A Dead Whale Productions To Premiere BOUFF'HONESTLY THOUGH

A Dead Whale Productions finishes its Season of Mischief with Bouff'honestly Though: A live bouffon talk show starring Slather & Gibbs, directed by Dane Eissler. Performances begin November 29, 2018 and will run through December 8, 2018. All performances of Bouff'honestly Though! will be held at Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave #405.

A Dead Whale Productions To Premiere BOUFF'HONESTLY THOUGH

A Dead Whale Productions finishes its Season of Mischief with Bouff'honestly Though: A live bouffon talk show starring Slather & Gibbs, directed by Dane Eissler. Performances begin November 29, 2018 and will run through December 8, 2018. All performances of Bouff'honestly Though! will be held at Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave #405.

A Dead Whale Productions To Premiere BOUFF'HONESTLY THOUGH

A Dead Whale Productions finishes its Season of Mischief with Bouff'honestly Though: A live bouffon talk show starring Slather & Gibbs, directed by Dane Eissler. Performances begin November 29, 2018 and will run through December 8, 2018. All performances of Bouff'honestly Though! will be held at Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave #405.

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