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>>.

This month in Fellows Friday News: Alex Da Corte receives major media attention for his Easternsports collaboration at the ICA, Matt Saunders and Bhob Rainey are praised for set and sound design for The Adults, and much more.

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum is committed to supporting local composers and developing new markets for their music.

Following a performance of Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, there will be a post-show conversation with representatives of nonprofit organization Warrior Writers.

This case study by arts journalist Charlotte Stoudt chronicles New Paradise Laboratories’ Fatebook, a production innovative in form, creative process and content: a show developed and experienced partly online and partly live.

Obie award-winning playwright Ain Gordon debuts his new play, the result of a two-year residency with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Grants & Grantees

InterAct Theatre Company is committed to producing socially and politically relevant work for theater.

The New Year brings to the region an exciting array of Center-funded projects that promise to inspire, inform, and captivate audiences—from interdisciplinary works that blur boundaries in imaginative ways to unique commissions from international artists.

Grants & Grantees

Frances Negrón-Muntaner is a filmmaker and a 1994 Pew Fellow.

LIVE REMIX is a three-part event guest curated by Tom Sellar, including a discussion with director Ivo van Hove, part of a series of programming related to the Center-funded performance of Ivo van Hove’s work After the Rehearsal/Persona.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Aaron Landsman is a New York City-based playwright, actor, and teacher whose performance works combine formal experimentation and long-term community engagement.

Bartram’s Garden’s new nursery propagates and promotes native plants, including some first discovered by the Bartram family, the founders of the 45-acre National Historic Landmark.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kate Valk is a founding member of New York-based theater collective Wooster Group, and has performed with the group for nearly four decades.