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Aneta Kernová in Adapt!. Photo by Michaela Zemcikova, courtesy of The Wilma Theater.

The Wilma Theater presents the world premiere of Adapt!, the first play written by the company’s artistic director Blanka Zizka. Drawing on Zizka’s personal experiences as a Czech émigré to the US in the 1970s, the play touches upon themes of identity and exile, the idealism of youth, and the compromises of adulthood. Audiences will follow the story of 22-year old Lenka, who has spent a year in a refugee camp in Germany after escaping from communist Czechoslovakia. Over the course of the play, various characters conjure up Lenka’s recent past and her possible futures, and a 1960s record player magically turns on and off to play records that activate Lenka’s memories.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Paige Evans is artistic director of LCT3, bringing new artists and audiences to Lincoln Center Theater through full productions and affordable tickets.

Grants & Grantees

Uri Caine is an award-winning composer and pianist, and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Since its inception in 1996, Peter Taub has overseen the dance, music, performance, and theater program at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

We asked MacArthur award-winning saxophonist and composer Ken Vandermark a deceptively simple question: Is jazz dead?

Using the arts as a catalyst for community dialogue and engagement around race and class in Philadelphia’s diverse Germantown neighborhood, this multi-part project joins artists such as Benjamin Volta and poet Sonia Sanchez, and historians from across the US to create public art installations, educational programs, and community events.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Peter Manuel is an ethnomusicologist and professor of music at John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center.

Writing an artist statement is one of those exercises that is re-performed time and again over the course of a career. The following statement was written by David Gordon in 1995.

Performance artist Anya Evans will present her ongoing performance piece Operation Catsuit.

Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design fosters the study, exploration, and management of the arts: media, design, the performing, and visual.

The Philadelphia Flamenco Festival offers a free master class with dancer Rosario Toledo.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announces the 2016 guidelines for Project grant applications.

What inspires our imaginations and catalyzes our creativity? As we bid farewell to 2014, we asked members of our cultural community to share something that inspired them this year.