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Access Anytime: Philly Theatre Week

Apr 1, 2022

Find Philly Theatre Week events that you can access each night of the festival! Some events take place at specific times, and others are on-demand. Read on to find out more, and don't miss your chance to see catch shows from April 1-10!

Applied Mechanics
PlaNet Radio

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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PlaNet Radio (Other Orbits Episode 1) is an aural theatrical broadcast unlike any other! Spin the cosmic dial into the sounds and songs of this epic, alternative planet. Featuring animals, mutants, A.I., thing beings, and the sentient planet itself; you’ll get to eavesdrop on walrus gossip, bop to pop songs created by mushrooms, catch up on historic planetary news and philosophical discourse from the planet’s immortal creatures. Whatever your audio proclivities, PlaNet Radio (Other Orbits Episode 1) has all the frequencies guaranteed to satisfy and tantalize your curious ears!

Brainchild Stageworkx
The Ongoing Plight of the Ferryman

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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Kharon the Ferryman is tasked with carrying souls to the other side but has become bored with the monotony of his duties. Azrael the Angel (of death) wants to maintain the natural order of things. What do you do when you don’t want to do the only thing you have to do?

Community Capital: an Afrofuturism South Philly Walking Experience

Self-Guided Tour

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We speak ourselves into existence. But, what happens when others of the world silence your tones to cacophony their worth? Originally commissioned as part of the Painted Bride Art’s Center “Power to the Prompt" conversation, Community Capital: an Afrofuturism South Philly Walking Experience, curated and written by TS Hawkins & Lois Moses, illuminates an intersectional poetic expedition of sound and unearthing through the streets of South Philadelphia

Dani B. Productions
Brilliant the Musical

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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Sarah, a devoted wife and mother, tries desperately to support her atypical son, Adam, until his disruptive behaviors become to difficult to manage and she and her husband, Jake, are forced to make decisions that will affect his future and their relationship.

Eastern University Theatre
Still Here!

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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STILL HERE! features the music of Stephen Sondheim and other composers he influenced such as Jonathan Larson (Rent), and Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) with the book written by Ardencie Hall-Karambe, Ph. D. Dr. Hall has used this powerful music to weave a story about people standing on the cusp of life unsure of their next steps. Many find it much easier to set up camp there digging in and refusing to change which often times makes things worse. STILL HERE! provides us an opportunity to see that renewal and rebirth are possible.

FurCat Films
Hamlet Revisited

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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The play is the thing. The king has no conscience. Hamlet finally gets real.

The Gorgeousity
Your Gorgeous Future: Philly Edition

8:00pm-9:00pm Each Night

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Come play with us, Grown-up, and make a better future! Grab a drink, some crayons, scrap paper and log on. Make some art. Meet your hosts and new friends. Look! Your doodles have invoked Aoede and Terpsichore, Ancient (but adorable) Muses of Art! They are here to inspire and guide you.

Hella Fresh Theater
Frauenschlläechterei

Theatre by Mail

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Frauenschlläechterei is a theater by mail project. Audience members receive 37 installments of the play via the mail. The installments are fragments of life, jumbled memories, dramaturgy for actors, props for performance. A play rehearsed in your mind culminating in a performance in your home.

The Hum'n'bards Theater Troupe
The Tower

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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The Tower is a visual concept album that explores and celebrates our universe from an emotional, spiritual, and scientific perspective, and seeks intimacy with whatever forces came together to create it.

Lupine Performance Cooperative
Miranda

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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In overlapping timelines, Miranda and her son Grayson caretake for a motel in upstate New York as a spaceship heads out to the cosmos to investigate a gravitational anomaly. Mei and Hal are stuck at the motel when their car breaks down. Other characters weave in and out, and as the chemistry between Mei and Grayson grows, Miranda is positive that she is stranded on earth due to a serious misstep in the universe. Laws of physics and imbalances in the gravitational system begin to unravel, leaving us unclear about what is real, and what is just in our heads.

The MacProud Foundation
No Man’s Land

8:00pm-9:00pm Each Night

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No Man's Land is a play by Harold Pinter written in 1974 and first produced and published in 1975.
3 blokes - 2 old, 1 young - decide to tackle the play in light of all the societal changes that have happened in the 48 years. A Woman As Briggs??? What Is The World Coming To...
Pronouns. No female casting. Language - the language! Can it be salvaged..?

The Trailblazers Collective
The Preacherman by Cris Eli Blak

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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The Preacherman is the story of a young man that is one of many victimized by a pillar in the community - Kevin, a preacher at their Baptist church. This story tells of the bravery of the young men speaking out, and the truth behind what happens behind closed doors - specifically the overlooked stories of abused, young Black men in the church.

Ruth and Estelle Productions
Come Sail Away with Ruth and Estelle

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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What happens when you put two broads on a senior cruise ship with a casino and bottomless mimosas in the middle of a pandemic? Amanda Jill Robinson and Jenna Pinchbeck present the latest remaster of their Ruth and Estelle adventure, Come Sail Away. In this aquatically delightful virtual cabaret, R&E regale audiences with their maritime (quarantime) adventure, featuring the songs that got them through seasick nights and days of cabin fever as sung by the newest rock band to step on the docks: Otis Rex and the Sugars!

The Strides Collective
The Rainbow Connection: An in-depth discussion on the state of queer theatre in Philadelphia

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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A panel of queer Philly artists moderated by a Strides Collective member, will discuss queer art, the current state of theatre, and establishing safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ to create in. In addition, there will be space for them to share their story, upcoming projects in Philly and all things QUEER!

The Wilma Theater
The Rot

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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Watch this creatively fertile new music video that grapples with the mossy primordial and the dank political.

The Wilma Theater
The Floor Wipers

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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Enjoy this hilarious sketch about two women who are doing one of America’s dirtiest jobs.

The Wilma Theater
Hold Fast

Virtual Event, On-Demand

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Find a cozy spot in the dark and watch this stunning short movie – full of gorgeous music and enchanting dance – that meditates back on our sorrowful year in quarantine … and looks forward to the hopeful but changed new world before us. Filmed on the Wilma Stage.

 
For a full list of events, check out phillytheatreweek.com!