Philadelphia Young Playwrights

Philadelphia Young Playwrights (PYP) assists students in Philadelphia area schools tell their stories through theater. Working in partnership with individual schools, PYP puts teaching playwrights together with students, and stages some of those works for the school and the general public. Center support is enabling PYP to develop a plan for a new online platform that will help them work and engage with students more effectively, and maximize the impact of programming.

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Collaborators & Colleagues

Christopher Mekal specializes in strategic planning and implementation, nonprofit organizational development, and financial management.

Grants & Grantees

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented 12 performances; each featured a world or regional premiere performed by leading ensembles.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez is a leader experienced in the executive management of cultural-based organizations, inspiring creativity, building community, and raising consciousness through the infusion of the arts and humanities. He served as a 2013 Heritage panelist, and a 2015 LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Before retiring in 2010, Joseph Carvalho served as the executive director of Springfield Museums in Springfield, MA.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art traced the influence of Marcel Duchamp on the dance, music, and visual artwork of these four equally protean figures.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James has organized an evening of performances by Colin Self and M. Lamar.

Building on the success of its Museum Without Walls project, the Association for Public Art is working to engage audiences in an online dialogue about Philadelphia’s public art.

Grants & Grantees

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

In fall 2011, the Association for Public Art was featured in USA Today Travel as “the main reason Philadelphia is now said to have more public art than any other city.”

On March 23, 2012, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage hosted Alan Brown of WolfBrown, and Brad Erickson and Clayton Lord of Theatre Bay Area, for an event that presented an important national study on the “intrinsic impact” and value of the arts.

Grants & Grantees

Bartram’s Garden was the home of John Bartram, a Quaker farmer with a lifelong fascination with botany. Today the 45-acre garden is a National Historic Landmark on the banks of the Schuylkill River.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Choreographer and dancer Jungwoong Kim was born and raised in South Korea, where he studied traditional Korean dance and martial arts, and now resides in Philadelphia.