Creative Place-making Plan for the Adrienne

InterAct took the lead role in an effort to transform the Adrienne, a multi-tenant arts facility, as a regional hub for the development and production of new plays and theater. CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, a consultancy firm with expertise in creative, co-working models for cultural organizations, facilitated a seven-month planning process with the building’s landlord and other Adrienne tenants, such as PlayPenn and Philly Improv Theater, to arrive at a shared mission for all parties. InterAct also spearheaded efforts to redesign portions of the Adrienne by building a centralized box office and creating a more cohesive range of programming that includes all tenants. A national study of shared arts facilities inspired new ideas for collaborative promotional and fundraising efforts.1

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Management grants, through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, were awarded through 2013 following which a new funding category, Advancement grants, was introduced to support substantial long-term organizational development. Learn more>>.

A number of Center-supported performances take the stage this summer, including seven new musical commissions by The Crossing and the world premiere of Pablo Batista’s music and dance production El Viaje (The Journey).

Grants & Grantees

Bruce Graham is a playwright and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Aaron Cromie is a multidisciplinary theater artist working in a range of theatrical styles including mask, puppetry, clown, music, and commedia dell’arte.

Grants & Grantees

Moments of grace or insight or good writing actually are dependent on a day-to-day process.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi Gallery’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents “The Videofreex Pirate TV” and a Q&A with Skip Blumberg and Nancy Cain, the third program in the “Schmart World” series.

Questions of Practice

The founding artistic director of Portland, Oregon’s ensemble-based Sojourn Theatre, Rohd explains that some of his greatest artistic satisfactions result from an intentional “collision of brains.”

In an effort to deepen visitors’ curiosity about the arboretum’s plants, architecture, and history, the Morris Arboretum will develop mobile technology that provides instant access to a wide variety of content.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Theatre Company is dedicated to producing contemporary American plays and has produced nearly 40 world premieres since 1975.

Grants & Grantees

Theatre Exile produces risky and challenging plays that contain a sense of grit and passion.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Bob Perelman is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

An online platform interpreted Abraham Lincoln’s legacy and invited audience-created content.

When asked about his sense of ethical responsibility in creating work, Whit MacLaughlin of New Paradise Laboratories responded with a reflection on his place in the performance world.