As Pig Iron Theatre Company prepared to graduate the first class of its School for Advanced Performance Training (APT), its artistic leadership developed evaluation methods and procedures to assess the school’s effectiveness in preparing alumni for professional careers. Beyond their performance studies, APT students learn how to develop audiences and how to market and finance their work. A long-term, substantive evaluation process allows Pig Iron to determine successes in this area, to establish ongoing relationships with alumni, and to enhance industry responses to APT-trained performers. Surveys and feedback have been integrated into the APT program and Pig Iron implemented changes based on these results, such as increased studio access and longer classes.1
Philadelphia Young Playwrights assists students in Philadelphia area schools with telling their stories through theater.
Elizabeth Smith is the executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in New York City.
A multidisciplinary theater artist whose practice is rooted in set design, Matt Saunders answers our questions on inspiration, artistic legacy, and more.
Veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam share their writings, created with Paula Vogel during the development process of Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq.
Aaron Landsman is a New York City-based playwright, actor, and teacher whose performance works combine formal experimentation and long-term community engagement.
Linda Cordell is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
The Wilma Theater’s production of Our Class, a controversial and emotionally charged play by Polish writer Tadeusz Slobodzianek, had its U.S. premiere in the fall of 2011 with support from the Center.
Settlement Music School will develop programs that are responsive to the needs of nearby residents by studying neighborhood demographics and working with “community advocates.”
First Person Arts offers bi-monthly story slams, classes, and an annual festival dedicated to transforming real life into documentary art.
FringeArts underwent a major organizational and artistic expansion from June 2011 through May 2013, in order to launch a new visual arts program for its 2013 festival.
A series of ten concerts featured eight Philadelphia premieres and two world premieres.
The Arden Theatre Company launched a playwright residency program that gives audiences behind-the-scenes access to the creative process of a theater production.