Pig Iron Theatre Company’s School in the Philadelphia Inquirer

The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. Photo by Alexander Izliaev.

Pig Iron Theatre Company’s School for Advanced Performance Training, the launching and pilot year of which was funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage in 2010, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The school boasts teachers who are fixtures in Philadelphia’s theater scene, including Pig Iron founding members and 2002 Pew Fellows Gabriel Quinn Bauriedel, Dan Rothenberg, and Dito van Reigersberg. A.D. Amorosi wrote: “After teaching for more than a decade, the desire to develop something deeper than a weekend workshop had grown in Bauridel. He saw his theater students from Swarthmore and Princeton leaving to pursue their interest in physical and ensemble theater at schools in Paris, London, and beyond, and wanted to develop a local program to keep emerging talent closer to home.” Read more >

Grants & Grantees

Shanti Thakur is a media artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.

Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company of Philadelphia is America’s oldest cultural institution and was once the largest public library in America, until the Civil War.

Grants & Grantees

Fleisher Art Memorial is a community arts organization dedicated to the ideal that people of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds have a right to experience art.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is a service organization that represents the interests of 400 arts, culture, and heritage organizations in the Philadelphia area.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Daniel Fishkin is a composer, sound artist, and instrument builder whose work is informed by his personal experiences with tinnitus.

Grants & Grantees

Emily Brown is a visual artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Philadanco reconstructed Bad Blood, a highly physical and seldom-performed piece by Ulysses Dove, which premiered at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in April 2014.

This Spanish-language, ensemble-devised performance piece will examine American privilege and the complexities of cultural identity, informed by Torra’s personal experience as a Cuban American.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Suzanne Carbonneau is a dance writer and historian, and she directs the Institute for Dance Criticism at the American Dance Festival.

Painted Bride Art Center commissioned three-time Obie Award-winning writer, director, and actor Ain Gordon to unearth a “forgotten” story from Philadelphia’s past for a new play.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Since his emergence as a professional jazz saxophonist and composer in the 1950s, Wayne Shorter has earned a reputation as one of the most influential jazz musicians of our time.

Professional dancers Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler, creators of The Dance Apocalypse, will lead participants through an all-levels class that includes wild music, hearty laughter, and opportunities to create.