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Pax Ressler (they/them) is a non-binary performer, music director, and composer working at the intersections of theatre and music as well as arts and advocacy. They are a passionate advocate and organizer of the non-binary and trans community in Philly and a co-gardener of the Genderfunk Philly instagram (@genderfunkphilly), featuring Philly’s trans and non-binary theatre talent. Pax has worked for theatre companies including Arden Theatre Company, Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Nicole Canuso Dance Company, People’s Light, Theatre Horizon, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Wilma Theater, 11th Hour, 1812 Productions, and more. Pax recently released an album of non-binary love songs entitled “Change” (https://paxressler.bandcamp.com/) and has written choral music for ensembles across the country. Their work as a composer has been seen in The Bearded Ladies' Barrymore Award-winning “Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes" at Cherry Street Pier in Philadelphia and at La Mama Experimental Theatre in NYC.

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Shakespeare in Clark Park Performs AS YOU LIKE IT with Free Community Workshops

Shakespeare in Clark Park will return this summer with an updated classic and expanded community involvement. From July 24-28, 2024 at 7 p.m. the popular theater company will present outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It,” with contemporary and creative innovations, including input from participants in a series of community poetry workshops. 
John Jarboe's ROSE Extends at La Mama ETC

Due to popular demand, John Jarboe's Rose: You Are Who You Eat extends its run at La Mama ETC. This heartfelt and humorous musical explores the true story of gender cannibalism through song, storytelling, and wordplay.
Theatre Philadelphia Reveals 2022-2023 Barrymore Award Recipients

Theatre Philadelphia has revealed the 2022-2023 Barrymore Award recipients, honoring the local theater community in the Greater Philadelphia region.
John Jarboe's ROSE: YOU ARE WHO YOU EAT Arrives At La MaMa ETC As Part Of The 2024 UNDER THE RADAR Festival

Experience John Jarboe's critically-acclaimed production, Rose: You Are Who You Eat, at La Mama ETC as part of the 2024 Under the Radar Festival. This heartfelt and humorous musical tells the true story of gender cannibalism through song, storytelling, and wordplay. Don't miss this limited engagement from January 10-14, 2024.
1812 Productions to Celebrate Its 100th Ever Production With THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS

1812 Productions celebrates its 100th production with the return of 'This Is The Week That Is'. Don't miss this Philly favorite at Plays & Players Theater from November 24 to December 31.
Theatre Philadelphia Unveils First Full Slate Of Barrymore Nominees Since 2019

The Barrymore Awards return to honor the 2022-2023 theatre season in Philadelphia. With 66 productions recommended, this year's nominations celebrate the diversity of local artists and theatre companies. Stay tuned for the ceremony date and location announcement.
FringeArts Reveals 2023 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

FringeArts has announced the full roster of programming for the 27th Annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival, a city-wide celebration of progressive, world-class art that expands the imagination and boldly defies expectations.
1812 Productions 2023/24 Season To Include Bruce Graham World Premiere, Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, And More

1812 Productions will celebrate a major milestone with their 2023/24 season: Philadelphia's all-comedy theater company will present their 100th production in November 2023 with the return of their wildly popular This is the Week That Is. In addition to an all-new version of the political satire, the company will present a world premiere comedy and the Philadelphia professional premiere of a classic Harvey Fierstein play.
Gretna Theatre Presents JEKYLL AND HYDE in June

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this concert version of the Broadway smash musical, directed by Gretna Theatre’s own Producing Artistic Director, Michael Philip O’Brien.
HEAD OVER HEELS Makes Philadelphia Professional Regional Premiere At Theatre Horizon

Hey, 80's kids: we've got the beat for you! Theatre Horizon, located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, is preparing for the regional professional premiere of HEAD OVER HEELS, featuring an incredible pop catalog of favorite music from The Go-Go's.
Professional Philadelphia Regional Premiere Of The Go-Go's HEAD OVER HEELS Comes To Theatre Horizon

Hey, 80's kids: we've got the beat for you! Theatre Horizon, located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, is preparing for the regional professional premiere of HEAD OVER HEELS, featuring an incredible pop catalog of favorite music from The Go-Go's.
Photos: First Look at 1812 Productions' THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS at Plays & Players Theatre

Philadelphia’s all comedy theatre company has kicked off their 2022-23 season with the return of their popular political satire, THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS. This year’s production runs now through December 31 at Plays & Players Theatre. Check out photos here!
1812 Productions' Sketch Satire THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS to Return in December

1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company, will kick off their 2022-23 season with the return of their popular political satire, THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS. This year's production will run December 1 through December 31 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia.
Review: A Singular Sensation Returns to Philadelphia Opera with the O22 Festival

O22, as Opera Philadelphia's festival was called this year, wasn’t exactly “something old, something new” but more like big fat sandwich cookie. On one side, there was a kind of “traditional” contemporary opera, Hosokawa’s THE RAVEN , a big filling of Rossini’s OTELLO opera seria in the middle, and finished with the Little-Waldman BLACK LODGE, a rock opera that was half ear-blasting concert performed live, half film.
Shakespeare in Clark Park to Pair THE TAMING OF THE SHREW With THE TAMER TAMED This Month

Shakespeare in Clark Park is bringing a night of raucous comedy to Clark Park from July 27th to July 31st at 7pm, with The Taming! a comedy in two very different acts. The Taming! pairs Shakespeare’s problematic masterpiece, The Taming of the Shrew, with a community-created adaptation of John Fletcher’s Elizabethan revenge play, The Tamer Tamed.
1812 Productions Announces Digital Extension Of THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS

1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company, has announced a one-week digital extension of their popular political satire, THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS. A celebrated part of the Philadelphia theatre season for the past 16 years, the show delivers sharp satire and content that changes with the headlines.
Photos: First Look at THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS At 1812 Productions

1812 Productions, Philadelphia’s all comedy theatre company, is pleased to announce the return of live performances for their popular political satire, THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS.   A celebrated part of the Philadelphia theatre season for the past 16 years, the show delivers sharp satire and content that changes with the headlines. This year’s production will run April 28 through May 22, 2022 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia.
Works & Process At The Guggenheim Presents The World Premiere Of John Jarboe's ROSE: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to present the world premiere of John Jarboe's Rose: You Are Who You Eat on March 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm.
ROSE: YOU ARE WHO YOU EAT Comes to The Guggenheim and CulturalDC's Source Theatre

A shrine of music, image, objects, and text, Rose brings together a team of queer artists, including composers and musicians Emily Bate, Daniel de Jesús, Pax Ressler, and Be Steadwell with director Mary Tuomanen, to tell the legend of John and Rose.
1812 Productions' Popular Yearly Political Satire THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS Returns To Live Performances

1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company, is pleased to announce the return of live performances for their popular political satire, THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS.  

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