Home Entertainment: An Evening of Live Theater, Dance, & Multimedia Events

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Audiences take in Liberty To Go To See, 2015, at Cliveden’s Main House, an interactive dramatic event based on the Chew Family Papers, produced by the New Freedom Theatre and featuring a script created through a year-long partnership between Cliveden and the Philadelphia Young Playwrights.

Cliveden and Automatic Arts present Home Entertainment, an evening of theater, dance, and multimedia performances inspired by the Center-funded project Cliveden’s Living Kitchens. Performers include Pew Fellow and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher, Putty Dance Project, and live music by Chickabiddy.

Pre-show begins at 7:00 p.m.; performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission includes refreshments.

Through Cliveden’s Living Kitchens, Cliveden of the National Trust undertakes a historical interpretation project that compares domestic life in two centuries through the exploration of the 1767 and 1959 kitchens inside Cliveden’s historic Germantown mansion, revealing how architecture, design, and the technology of the times defined the experiences of those enslaved and in service and their relationships with the household’s family.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Amy Sadao is the Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel outlines her research process for her holiday production, A Civil War Christmas.

Grants & Grantees

Mufulu Kingambo Gilonda is a dance artist and a 2004 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sarah Lutman has worked in the arts and nonprofit sector for the past 35 years, and she is currently an independent consultant and entrepreneur.

On the occasion of the American premiere of Felix Mendelssohn’s 1841 revision of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion—presented by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia with Center support—we invited author and German-language literature translator Susan Bernofsky to discuss the practice of artistic translation.

Visual artist and Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio talks about the relationship between artistic practice and “the local.”

Beth Sholom Synagogue planned for increased access to and interpretation of its building, the only synagogue ever designed by acclaimed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art commissioned two new works by jazz saxophonists and composers Joe Lovano and Chris Potter, inspired by artist Ellsworth Kelly’s Seine.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Miranda Cuckson teaches violin at Mannes College The New School for Music and directs the not-for-profit music organization Nunc, which she founded in 2007.

The New Year will bring ambitious and innovative Center-funded projects to the Philadelphia region that will inspire audiences and push the boundaries of artistic discovery and expression.

Brenda Dixon Gottschild’s Center-supported book on Joan Myers Brown received a great deal of media attention upon its release.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Shannon Jackson is the Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design, the Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair of the Humanities, and a Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.