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Kimmel Center Announces New Jazz Residency Teams, Focus On Social Justice Issues Photo Kimmel Center Announces New Jazz Residency Teams, Focus On Social Justice Issues
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus has announced three new Jazz Residency teams for the 2019-20 season: Ruth Naomi Floyd (Composer/Vocals) and Charles a?oeChaza?? Lattimore Howard (Lyricist/Poet); Immanuel Wilkins (Composer/Saxophone) with Rog Walker (Photographer) and David Dempewolf (Video Installation); and Richard Hill Jr. (Composer/Voice/Bass). Each team will create a new, relevant, and engaging a?oePhilly Madea?? work for the community. In the Kimmel Center Jazz Residency's seventh consecutive year, all three of these original pieces will focus on the relationship of Philadelphia against a social issue, including the homelessness issue, the introspective examination of one's cultural identity as a citizen, and a futuristic look at neighborhoods.

Keen Company Announces 2019 Playwrights Lab Readings And The Lab Playwrights For 2020 Photo Keen Company Announces 2019 Playwrights Lab Readings And The Lab Playwrights For 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for Keen's Playwrights Lab, including readings from this year's participants as well as the playwrights for the 2020 Lab.

Kimmel Center Opens New, Free & Interactive Plaza Exhibition Featuring Two Art Instal Photo Kimmel Center Opens New, Free & Interactive Plaza Exhibition Featuring Two Art Installations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019

Come for the seat. Stay for the spin! But Look Up! Look Ina?? The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is excited to open a new, 3-month, FREE Plaza exhibition featuring works from multiple Mexican artists. Los Trompos, an interactive installation in Commonwealth Plaza, brings to life ten 3D spinning tops; Philadelphians are invited to sit or spin on the structures, fulfilling the artists' vision for collaboration and community interaction as the public works together to make the structures move. The creations of Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, these colorful sculptures are created by artists utilizing a traditional fabric weave and appear in varied shapes and colors. The Kimmel Center has commissioned Look Up! Look In by Mexican-American, Philadelphia-based artist Karina Puente and Karina Puente Arts International. Puente has designed a?oePapel Picadoa??, 53 hand-cut panels suspended above the Commonwealth Plaza. The installations are 5-feet wide and range between 6-12 feet long.

Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub Partner To Present 6th Annual Philadelphia Theater Residenc Photo Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub Partner To Present 6th Annual Philadelphia Theater Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Joe's Pub team up again for the Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Under the guidance of Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director of the Kimmel Center, Shanta Thake, Senior Director of Artistic Programs for The Public Theater, and Alex Knowlton, Director of Joe's Pub, the Theater Residency program serves as an host for artists and their collaborators to create and develop music and theater projects. The residency will be held in the Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio from June 18 29 with Public Readings, FREE and open to the public, on June 28 and 29. Readings will be followed by Q&A sessions with the artists.

Kimmel Center Opens Free Plaza Activity Entitled 'Swing @ The Kimmel' Photo Kimmel Center Opens Free Plaza Activity Entitled 'Swing @ The Kimmel'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce Swing @ the Kimmel, an interactive and FREE 6-week, virtual reality swing installation in Commonwealth Plaza. In collaboration with Thrill Laboratory and "Thrill Engineer" Professor Brendan Walker of England, Philadelphians are invited to visit the Kimmel Center for this unique, artistic experience that conjures up memories of favorite childhood pastimes, blended with cutting-edge technology and imaginative designs. This extended FREE programming on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is an expansion of ongoing Plaza programming that includes early childhood music education, jazz, Latin dance, and more.

Kimmel Center Launches SWING @ THE KIMMEL Photo Kimmel Center Launches SWING @ THE KIMMEL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce Swing @ the Kimmel, an interactive and FREE 6-week, virtual reality swing installation in Commonwealth Plaza. In collaboration with Thrill Laboratory and Thrill Engineer Professor Brendan Walker of England, Philadelphians are invited to visit the Kimmel Center for this unique, artistic experience that conjures up memories of favorite childhood pastimes, blended with cutting-edge technology and imaginative designs. This extended FREE programming on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is an expansion of ongoing Plaza programming that includes early childhood music education, jazz, Latin dance, and more.

Kimmel Center Announces Sixth Annual Jazz Residency, Year-long Program With 3 New Art Photo Kimmel Center Announces Sixth Annual Jazz Residency, Year-long Program With 3 New Artistic Teams
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce three new Jazz Residency teams for the 2018-19 season: David Allen, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Diane Monroe; Dan Blacksberg with Yosef Goldman; and Dariel Peniazek., Maya Peniazek, and Ariacne Trujillo. Collaborating with the Kimmel Center throughout winter and spring, each team will work to create a new project that is relevant and engaging to the Philadelphia community. In the residency's sixth consecutive year, all three of these new works will focus on how the United States is coming to terms with the question of identity and these artists' struggles to define belonging.

The Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub Join Forces Photo The Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub Join Forces
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Joe's Pub at The Public join forces once again for the Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Under the tutelage of Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director of the Kimmel Center, and Shanta Thake, Director of Joe's Pub, the program serves as an incubator for artists and their collaborators to create and develop music and theater projects. The program will be held in the Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio (300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA) from June 18-30 with Public Readings, free and open to the public, on June 29 and 30. Readings will be followed by Q&A sessions with the artists.

Deb Margolin Brings 8 STOPS to Dixon Place Photo Deb Margolin Brings 8 STOPS to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

Deb Margolin will perform her one-woman show, 8 Stops, at Dixon Place on Today, June 16th, in a one-night-only performance benefitting the longstanding downtown non-profit performance venue. Margolin is a playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Split Britches Theater Company. 8 Stops, directed by Jay Wahl, is the newest of Margolin's many solo shows, all ten of which she has toured throughout the United States.

Deb Margolin Brings 8 STOPS to Dixon Place Photo Deb Margolin Brings 8 STOPS to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Deb Margolin will perform her one-woman show, 8 Stops, at Dixon Place on Saturday, June 16th, in a one-night-only performance benefitting the longstanding downtown non-profit performance venue. Margolin is a playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Split Britches Theater Company. 8 Stops, directed by Jay Wahl, is the newest of Margolin's many solo shows, all ten of which she has toured throughout the United States.

Kimmel Center Unveils New Critically-Acclaimed Lineup Details For PIFA 2018! Photo Kimmel Center Unveils New Critically-Acclaimed Lineup Details For PIFA 2018!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' management announced its 2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) lineup Friday afternoon during an event at the Kimmel Center's Hamilton Garden. With over 50 performances ranging from music and dance to 360-degree immersive spectacle experiences, the 2018 festival raises the proverbial PIFA bar, showcasing critically-acclaimed work that has captivated critics and garnered awards nationally and internationally. Known for its engaging performances curated by The Kimmel Center from around the globe, the festival was first developed in 2011 drawing increasing audiences locally and attracting regional visitors seeking out the ultimate Philly experience. The 2018 festival runs Today, May 31 through Sunday, June 10.

Kimmel Center Unveils New Critically-Acclaimed Lineup Details For PIFA 2018! Photo Kimmel Center Unveils New Critically-Acclaimed Lineup Details For PIFA 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' management announced its 2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) lineup Friday afternoon during an event at the Kimmel Center's Hamilton Garden. With over 50 performances ranging from music and dance to 360-degree immersive spectacle experiences, the 2018 festival raises the proverbial PIFA bar, showcasing critically-acclaimed work that has captivated critics and garnered awards nationally and internationally. Known for its engaging performances curated by The Kimmel Center from around the globe, the festival was first developed in 2011 drawing increasing audiences locally and attracting regional visitors seeking out the ultimate Philly experience. The 2018 festival runs Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 10.

Kimmel Center Announces Commissioning Of Three New Jazz Residents For 2017- 18 Season Photo Kimmel Center Announces Commissioning Of Three New Jazz Residents For 2017- 18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces its new Jazz Residency artists for the 2017-18 season: Luke O'Reilly, Colton Weatherston, and Doug Hirlinger. This year, the artists, alongside an array of collaborators, will each produce new work that speaks to an aspect of Philadelphia's history or culture, from the Black Lives Matter movement, to Germantown Avenue, to inequality and gentrification in the city.

The Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub At The Public Present 2017 Kimmel Center Theater Residency
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public partners, once again, with Philadelphia's renowned Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for the Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Under the guidance of Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director of the Kimmel Center, and Shanta Thake, Director of Joe's Pub, the intensive program serves as an incubator for artists and collaborators to create and develop innovative new musical theater projects and music. The program will be held in the Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio (300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA) from June 5-18 with free public workshops with audience feedback and Q&A on June 16 and 17.

Unexpected Stage Company's 8 STOPS to Benefit Red Wiggler Community Farm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Unexpected Stage Company's Today, July 29 performance (7:30p) of 8 STOPS will benefit Red Wiggler Community Farm, with half of all ticket sales for that evening going to support this local non-profit.

Unexpected Stage Company's 8 STOPS to Benefit Red Wiggler Community Farm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Unexpected Stage Company's Friday, July 29 performance (7:30p) of 8 STOPS will benefit Red Wiggler Community Farm, with half of all ticket sales for that evening going to support this local non-profit.

Unexpected Stage Company to Present DC Premiere of Deb Margolin's 8 STOPS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

As part of its seventh season, Unexpected Stage Company will present OBIE Award-winning artist Deb Margolin in the Washington area premiere of 8 STOPS. The production will run from July 14 through July 31, 2016, atRandolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Wheaton, MD (the former Round House space).

Kimmel Center's 2015 Theater Residency Underway; Public Readings Set for This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Under the leadership of Director of Joe's Pub Shanta Thake and the Kimmel Center Artistic Director Jay Wahl, the two-week Theater Residency will guide five world-class theater artists through the creative process of five new compositions. The Kimmel Center will serve as a creative incubator space supporting these artists as a producer of new works. A public performance of their works-in-progress is scheduled to take place today and tomorrow, July 1-2.

Kimmel Center's 2015 Theater Residency Underway; Public Readings Set for 7/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Under the leadership of Director of Joe's Pub Shanta Thake and the Kimmel Center Artistic Director Jay Wahl, the two-week Theater Residency will guide five world-class theater artists through the creative process of five new compositions. The Kimmel Center will serve as a creative incubator space supporting these artists as a producer of new works. A public performance of their works-in-progress is scheduled to take place on July 1-2.

Kimmel Center Debuts World Premieres from 2014-15 Jazz Residency Program This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces series of FREE public workshops featuring the artists from the 2014-15 Jazz Residency program. The Philadelphia community is invited to engage in the creative process of two world premieres, scheduled to be performed this weekend, June 19-20 in SEI Innovation Studio.

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