Arts and Entertainment: How to Keep Up in the Crazy World of Performing Arts

Arts and Entertainment: How to Keep Up in the Crazy World of Performing Arts

A career in the theater can be difficult to attain. Philadelphia, however, offers a myriad of tools to help any enthusiastic performer achieve their goals. Whether it is a class at The Philadelphia Acting Studios or an apprenticeship at The Walnut Street Theatre, Philly has it all. We talked to artists about the world beyond the […]

 

Fox Chase: The Actors’ Group Brings Broadway to Local Stage

Fox Chase: The Actors’ Group Brings Broadway to Local Stage

Fox Chase resident Joseph Laub’s love of theater began at age 5 when his parents took him to his first show in New York. “’Coco’ I think it was,” Laub said, “with Katharine Hepburn and that was awesome. I would be humming to the tunes down the street.” Laub eventually went on to major in business administration in […]

 

Germantown: Pushing the Envelope

Germantown: Pushing the Envelope

Nicholas Gillette watched as fellow acrobats from the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre rehearsed complicated maneuvers a few feet behind him. “Steer whole heartedly into that,” he said. The “that” that Gillette is referring to is the love that he and his team have for live performance arts. The five-member ensemble infuses acrobatics, storytelling and physicality into their […]

 

Olde Kensington: Pig Iron Encourages Students to Find Individual Artistic Vision

Olde Kensington: Pig Iron Encourages Students to Find Individual Artistic Vision

The Pig Iron Theatre Company, founded in 1995, has since its inception created over two dozen original works. In 2011, the Pig Iron Theatre Company launched the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training (APT). The school utilizes a two-year program that uses unique teaching methods to train its students in physical- and ensemble-based theatre. […]

 By Kelsey Doenges and Amanda DiLoreto

Germantown: Program Brings Youth Back to Shakespeare

Germantown: Program Brings Youth Back to Shakespeare

Young aspiring actors gather together at the Francis Cope House, located at One Awbury Road, bringing the words of Shakespeare to life. Suddenly, a room that only housed a fireplace and an oriental rug, transforms into a stage. For 10 weeks, these young teens have a place to be or not to be, where they […]