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 >

Collaborators & Colleagues

Boris Charmatz is a choreographer, dancer, and director of Musée de la danse (Museum of Dance).

Grants & Grantees

The Slought Foundation developed a research and mentoring initiative that partners West Philadelphia youth with architecture and design students from the University of Pennsylvania.

Grants & Grantees

The Wagner Free Institute of Science engaged experts in creative growth and organizational management to expand programming while continuing to provide free public access.

Grants & Grantees

Bowerbird is a presenting organization that showcases over 70 events annually, with a focus on raising awareness of “provocative and divergent musical traditions.”

This event features saxophonists/composers Ries and Zenón, and WNYC’s John Schaefer, as they address the unique challenges of collaborating across genres.

A number of Center-funded projects are New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer fall arts picks.

As part of its year-long project, Headlong presents a series of River Charrettes—performances and participatory conversations—at various sites along Philadelphia’s waterfronts.

Paul Schimmel responds to the question: “Do you think exhibition-making bears any resemblance to theater directing?”

Grants & Grantees

Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. The Performing Arts at Swarthmore College serve as educational and artistic laboratories, combining a rigorous liberal arts education with practical explorations of performance.

Grants & Grantees

Musicopia hired technology and curriculum development consultants to assist in restructuring Rhythm & Rhymes, a residency program that annually reaches 300 students.

Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum has begun to establish relationships with its neighbors in West Philadelphia and open conversations with communities outside the university.

Composer Jace Clayton and Barnes Foundation executive director and president Thom Collins on presenting a site-specific performance informed by the artworks of the Barnes.