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Theatre Philadelphia unites, celebrates, and promotes the Philadelphia region's diverse and growing theatre community. We lead efforts that expand audiences and engage the public to participate in this community's work. Theatre Philadelphia envisions an equitable and inclusive region that champions and nurtures local artists. We aim to raise our city’s profile as a world-class city and enrich the lives of Philadelphia-area citizens.

Founded in 2012, Theatre Philadelphia is dedicated to bringing together and celebrating Philadelphia's diverse and growing theatre community. We are committed to leading efforts that grow audiences and promote the public participation in theatrical work. Over the past several decades, Philadelphia has transformed into a major regional theatre community, with a remarkable blossoming of new companies and new buildings, a growing pool of exceptional artists, and fiercely committed and curious audiences and supporters. Theatre Philadelphia envisions a region that celebrates this growing and ever-changing theatre community – nurturing local theatre artists, fostering the creation of extraordinary work, forging stronger connections between our art and audiences – recognizing that a diverse, robust, and thriving theatre community can play a pivotal role in making Philadelphia a world-class city. Theatre Philadelphia's programs include this website, the annual Barrymore Awards, and strategies for audience awareness and growth.

Staff

LaNeshe Miller-White, Executive Director

LaNeshe Miller-White is a cultural producer, actress, and marketer. She is a graduate of Temple University's School of Communications and Theater. She believes in using art for social change and is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Theatre in the X, a West Philadelphia based theater company that produces accessible theater productions for Black audiences and provides opportunities for Black artists. She became the new Executive Director of Theatre Philadelphia in August 2020.

Katherine Clark, Marketing and Communications Director

Katherine Elisabeth Clark joined Theatre Philadelphia in September 2017. As Theatre Philadelphia’s Marketing and Communications Director, she focuses on building audiences and awareness for Philadelphia’s thriving theatre community, primarily through Philly Theatre Week and accessible advertising initiatives. In addition to her work at Theatre Philadelphia, Katherine is a community arts advocate and filmmaker. She is the co-founder of PopUp Anthology, a free and accessible screening series connecting local filmmakers to local audiences, established in 2015 and based in Trenton, NJ. She earned her BA from UNC Asheville, double majoring in mass communication and literature, with a minor in studio art. She earned her MFA in film directing from Columbia College Chicago. Katherine has been thrilled to call Philadelphia her home since 2016 and is passionate about all things Philly!

James Haro, Programs Manager
 

Board of Directors

Jason Lindner, President
*Steve Pacek, Vice President
Emily Zeck, Treasurer
Deborah Block, Secretary
Patreshettarlini Adams
Rachel Camp
Kash Goins
Erlina Ortiz

Alumni Board Members

*Susan D. Atkinson
Iain Campbell
Eileen Cella
Akeem Davis
Ryanne Domingues
Jameson Gilpatrick
*Kevin Glaccum
*Grace E. Grillet
*Leonard C. Haas
James Ijames
Matthew F. Lewandowski II
*Amy L. Murphy
*Terry Nolen
Daniel Perelstein
*Erin Reilly
*Anne Shuff
Patricia Stranahan
Anneliese Van Arsdale
*Thom Weaver

*Founding Board Member
 

Learn more about our current Barrymore Award Voters

If you are a representative of a professional theatre company and would like more information about participating in the Barrymore Awards, please see our Submit a Production to the Barrymore Awards page. If you are a theatre artist or just love theatre in Philadelphia, there are many other ways for you to get involved with Theatre Philadelphia!