Philadelphia Theatre Company

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The Suzanne Roberts Theatre, home of the Philadelphia Theatre Company

The Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is designated as a LORT D, for the 2018-19 season theater company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1974 as The Philadelphia Company by Robert Hedley and Jean Harrison.[1] The company has produced over 100 world and Philadelphia premieres and has hosted dozens of nationally recognized artists. Since October 2007, PTC's home has been the brand new Suzanne Roberts Theatre on the Avenue of the Arts. This move concluded its 25-year residence at the historic Plays and Players Theatre.[2][3]

History[edit]

Philadelphia Theatre Company has long held the contemporary American playwright at the core of its mission. Founded in 1974 as The Philadelphia Company by Robert Hedley and Jean Harrison, Philadelphia Theatre Company was the first of our city’s ambitious young performing arts companies to produce bold new work, while inviting audiences to participate in the development process. Under the direction of Sara Garonzik since 1982, Philadelphia Theatre Company has introduced more than 140 new plays and musicals to audiences in Philadelphia, New York, and around the country, establishing the Company’s national reputation for artistic quality, risk-taking and diverse programming. In 2017, Paige Price assumed the role of Producing Artistic Director and was joined 5 months later by new Managing Director Emily Zeck. The team had worked together previously at Theatre Aspen, a professional theatre in Aspen, Colorado, where they oversaw improvements in the financial and artistic health of the theatre, as well as completing a successful $2MM capital campaign for a new venue, the Hurst Theatre.

Awards[edit]

Philadelphia Theatre Company has received numerous “Best Theater Company” citations from media sources such as the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia Style Magazine, and Philadelphia City Paper. Since the inception of the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater in 1995, Philadelphia Theatre Company had received 169 nominations and 53 awards.

Recent Seasons[edit]

2012/2013 Season[edit]

2011/2012 Season[edit]

2010/2011 Season[edit]

2009/2010 Season[edit]

2008/2009 Season[edit]

2007/2008 Season[edit]

2006/2007 Season[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ "Theatre Communications Group - Theatre Profiles - Philadelphia Theatre Company". Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Gavin, Karrie. "Philadelphia Theatre Company". Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Theatre Communications Group - Theatre Profiles - Philadelphia Theatre Company". Retrieved 6 July 2012. 

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