Kickoff Party of Philly Theatre Week Returns February 7 to 17th with 100 Events

Kickoff Party of Philly Theatre Week Returns February 7 to 17th with 100 Events

Saturday afternoon Philly Theatre Week held a Kickoff Party on the newest pier on the Delaware River – Cherry Street Pier. Philly Theatre Week runs February 7 to 17th with 100 Events and 315 performances.

The Theatre Philadelphia team
Katherine Clark, Leigh Goldenberg,  and James Harrow

Leigh Goldenberg –
Executive Director of Theatre Philadelphia greets the audience.
Studio 5 provided a theatre space for a glimpse of performances for the upcoming week.
Here’s she’s introducing award winning magician, Robert Malissa who has shows this week at L’Etage 624 S. 6th St.

Loretta Gray and Allison King, Philly Design Co-Working Space

Theatre in the X presents “The Colored Museum”, which is produced in partnership with the African American Museum in Philadelphia

Black History Month-themed events: August Wilson Consortium’s “The Black Experience in the Art of Drama: Revisiting the Works of August Wilson, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, and James Baldwin;” Beacon Theatre Production’s “”The Spirit of Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I A Woman?;” EgoPo Classic Theatre’s ““Book Club Discussion: We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates;” Theatre in the X’s “The Colored Museum at the African American Museum of Philadelphia;” Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective’s
“Detroit ’67;” Passage Theatres “To My Unborn Child: A Love Letter from Fred Hampton;” Arden Theatre Company’s “74 Seconds…to Judgement.”

There are three very accessible levels of free, $15 or $30. Look for performances, workshops, readings, panels and more – with something for everyone. Shows include world and regional premieres, Black History month-themed events, Valentine’s Day themed events for the lovers, regional theater and the classics, events with food and drink, physical theatre and dance, academic and community performances, and much more.

Theatre Philadelphia is dedicated to bringing together and celebrating Philadelphia’s diverse and growing theatre community. Founded in 2012, the organization is committed to leading efforts that grow audiences and promote the public’s participation in the community’s work. Theatre Philadelphia envisions a region that celebrates this growing and ever-changing theatre community – nurturing local theatre artists, fostering the creation of extraordinary work, forging stronger connections between art and audiences – recognizing that a diverse, robust, and thriving theatre community can play a pivotal role in making Philadelphia a world-class city. Current programs include the Theatre Philadelphia website (www.theatrephiladelphia.org), The Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, Philly Theatre Week, and strategies and events empowering artists and organizations to increase audience participation. Theatre Philadelphia is an artist-in-residence at The Cherry Street Pier, a project of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

Claire Moyer, Inis Nua and Ann Garner, InterAct Theatre
Both theaters are located in Center City in an intimate space at The Drake.

For local premieres: Philadelphia Dramatists Center’s “Heartbreak Hotel;”; Curio Theatre Company’s “Three Sisters, By Rashdash, After Chekhov;” Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s “Dream Girl by Elmer Rice;” Val Dun & Jenna Kuerzi’s “Johnny Depp: a Retrospective on Late Stage Capitalism;” EgoPo Classic Theatres ““Three Sisters Two;” Hella Fresh Theatres ““Cana of Galilee;” Theatre Exile’s “An Oak Tree,” Inis Nua’s “Box Clever.”

For our area’s Universities: Temple Theatres’ “Fabulation by Lynn Nottage;” Villanova Theatre’s “Youth by James Ijames;” University of the Arts “Equinox New Student Play Festival”

Philly Theatre Week is presented by Theatre Philadelphia in partnership with TodayTix and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional Theatre Philadelphia funding is provided by the WIlliam Penn Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.

Theatre Philadelphia has partnered with the international ticketing platform TodayTix for 2019 Philly Theatre Week to offer reduced-price tickets exclusively through the app. For select performances with participating theaters, $15 and $30 tickets will be available for purchase. Reservations for free events can also be made through TodayTix. Download the TodayTix app or visit the website for more information.

For additional information, please visit www.phillytheatreweek.com or call 267-761-9950.

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