Richard Maxwell

Richard Maxwell, playwright and director, is the artistic director of New York City Players. He is a two-time Off-Broadway Theater Award (“Obie”) winner, receiving his most recent Obie for his direction of early plays by Eugene O’Neill, in collaboration with the Wooster Group. In 2012, Maxwell was also an invited artist in the Whitney Biennial. A resident writer at New Dramatists, he has been selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, and he is an inaugural Doris Duke artist. His next project, Isolde, will be presented at Theater Basel in September 2013. Maxwell studied acting at Illinois State University and was a co-founder of the Cook County Theater Department, Chicago. His Plays, 1996–2000 is published by Theater Communications Group. In 2013, Maxwell served as a Center dance panelist.

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Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Center-funded School for Advanced Performance Training was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Grants & Grantees

Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre presented this festival, which provides resources to Philadelphia choreographers for rehearsals, classes, and showings.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Kamella Tate is the owner/principal of KTA/LLC, a Los Angeles-based firm that provides research, program design, evaluation, and fund development services to community nonprofits in the arts, healthcare, and education sectors.

Grants & Grantees

New Paradise Laboratories built this new Web-based engagement tool, which invites audiences to participate and collaborate with theater artists online.

Kim Whitener, producing director at New York City’s HERE, visits the Center to talk with Philadelphia performing arts constituents about creating effective documentation of their work.

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary with the world premiere of Carnival, an original dance piece by contemporary choreographer Mark Morris.

Grants & Grantees

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble presented a home season program featuring Ukrainian costumes and live music by violinist Vasyl Popadiuk.

In advance of the premiere of Breaking the Waves, we invited Mazzoli and Vavrek to share insights into their artistic processes and inspirations.

Grants & Grantees

Theatre Exile produces risky and challenging plays that contain a sense of grit and passion.

Dancer, choreographer, and 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the street to the stage and tells the autobiographical story defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Wendy Rogers has choreographed and performed contemporary dances for over 40 years around the county, including California and New York.

Grants & Grantees

The Kimmel Center, Inc., best known as a presenting organization and home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Ballet, is one of the most well-attended cultural venues in Philadelphia.