Philadelphia Theater Maker Lee Minora In Residency At The Wilma TheaterPhiladelphia Theater Maker Lee Minora In Residency At The Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The Wilma Theater is excited to announce Lee Minora in Residency in the latter half of its 2017-18 Season. A solo artist, comedian and current teaching artist at the Wilma, Minora will develop her second solo show White Feminist as a part of the three-month long residency. With White Feminist, Minora is exposing the ugly truth behind respectability politics, "leaning in', and self-serving feminist hypocrisy done all wrong. White Feminist will have its first public showing at the Wilma Theater as a part of the HotHouse Crush Series on March 24th, under the direction of Alice York, co-artistic director of Lightning Rod Special. (more...)

24-Hour, Neighborhood Play Festival AFTER LAST CALL... to Benefit Rainbow Railroad24-Hour, Neighborhood Play Festival AFTER LAST CALL... to Benefit Rainbow Railroad
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Two recent graduates of The University of the Arts are hitting the ground running and producing a 24-hour, neighborhood, new play festival to support Rainbow Railroad. (more...)

24-Hour, Neighborhood Play Festival AFTER LAST CALL... to Benefit Rainbow Railroad24-Hour, Neighborhood Play Festival AFTER LAST CALL... to Benefit Rainbow Railroad
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Two recent graduates of The University of the Arts are hitting the ground running and producing a 24-hour, neighborhood, new play festival to support Rainbow Railroad. (more...)

Ars Nova's UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME Tour Will Travel to Germany, D.C. and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Ars Nova has announced an international tour of the critically acclaimed Underground Railroad Game. The provocative production, which premiered in New York last year, was created by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard with Philadelphia based theater company Lightning Rod Special and directed by Taibi Magar. (more...)

POLYPHONE Festival to Return to University of the Arts This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the lineup for year three of Polyphone, a 'festival of the emerging musical' at UArts in Philadelphia. (more...)

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME Extends Again at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, announces a second and final extension of the sold-out Underground Railroad Game. (more...)

Ars Nova Extends UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME Through October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, extends the sold-out, New York premiere of Underground Railroad Game to October 29. (more...)

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, presents Underground Railroad Game (tonight, September 13, through October 15), created by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard with Philadelphia based theater company Lightning Rod Special and directed by Taibi Magar. (more...)

Ars Nova to Present UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, is pleased to present Underground Railroad Game (September 13-October 15), created by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard with Philadelphia based theater company Lightning Rod Special and directed by Taibi Magar. (more...)

Theatre Exile to Present WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Plays and Players Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Marital strife has never been so wickedly fun -- or dysfunctional. Following two sold-out and critically acclaimed productions, Theatre Exile ends their 18th season with Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Plays and Players Theater (1714 Delancey Place). Pearce Bunting (Boardwalk Empire), Catharine Slusar, Emilie Krause and Jake Blouch take the stage in this cultural landmark that has been riveting audiences for over 50 years and ruthlessly tears down the facade of the American family. Previews begin on Thursday, April 16, 2015 and opening night is Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00pm. The show runs for a total of 32 performances through Sunday, May 17, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for $10.00 to $40.00 at www.theatreexile.org or by phone (215) 218-4022. (more...)

Theatre Exile Presents Philadelphia Premiere of THE WHALE, Now thru 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Following a sold-out and critically acclaimed start to their 18th season, Theatre Exile returns to present the Philadelphia premiere of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter from tonight, February 5 to March 1, 2015 at Theatre Exile's Studio X, 1340 S. 13th Street (13th and Reed Street) (more...)

Theatre Exile to Present Philadelphia Premiere of THE WHALE, 2/5-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Following a sold-out and critically acclaimed start to their 18th season, Theatre Exile returns to present the Philadelphia premiere of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter from February 5 to March 1, 2015 at Theatre Exile's Studio X, 1340 S. 13th Street (13th and Reed Street) (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company to Premiere DOWN PAST PASSYUNK, 4/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

InterAct Theatre Company brings to the stage the world premiere production of A. Zell Williams' Down Past Passyunk, inspired by the controversy stirred up by Philadelphia landmark Geno's Steaks. Down Past Passyunk runs from April 4 - 27, 2014 with previews from April 4 - 6. Press opening is April 9 at 7p.m. InterAct Theatre Company is located at 2030 Sansom Street. Performances will be held Tuesday - Sunday. Tickets start at just $22 and may be purchased by phone 215-568-8079, on-line at www.interacttheatre.org or in-person at the InterAct Theatre Company Box Office (M-F 10-6). (more...)

Pig Iron School Inaugural Class Graduates Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training (or APT), a two-year program designed to give performers a comprehensive immersion in the world of ensemble- devised and physical theatre, will graduate its first class of 15 students today, June 7, 2013. The graduation will be preceded by showings of student-created work on June 4-6 at Christ Church Neighborhood House for the Performing Arts (7:30 each night), which are free and open to the public. (more...)

Pig Iron School Inaugural Class to Graduate, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training (or APT), a two-year program designed to give performers a comprehensive immersion in the world of ensemble- devised and physical theatre, will graduate its first class of 15 students on Friday, June 7, 2013. The graduation will be preceded by showings of student-created work on June 4-6 at Christ Church Neighborhood House for the Performing Arts (7:30 each night), which are free and open to the public. (more...)