Philadelphia Theatre Company

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The Suzanne Roberts Theatre, home of the Philadelphia Theatre Company

The Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is a theater company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1974 as The Philadelphia Company by Robert Hedley and Jean Harrison.[1] Since October 2007, PTC's home has been the 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]


The Philadelphia Theatre Company was founded in 1974 by Robert Hedley and Jean Harrison. Soon thereafter, Sara Garonzik joined the company, eventually rising to the position of Producing Artistic Director. Joined in 1989 by General Manager Ada Coppock, Garonzik led the company to local and national prominence for her commitment to premiering new American plays. Together, Coppock and Garonzik built the Philadelphia Theatre Company into a commercial and artistic success, allowing them to eventually spearhead the building of a new home for the Philadelphia Theatre Company on the Avenue of the Arts, in the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

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.

David L. Cohen, senior executive vice president and chief diversity officer at Comcast NBCUniversal, assumed the role of chair in 2017, completing a full leadership transition for the company.

Recent seasons[edit]

2006/2007 season[edit]

2007/2008 season[edit]

2008/2009 season[edit]

2009/2010 season[edit]

2010/2011 season[edit]

2011/2012 season[edit]

2012/2013 season[edit]

2013/2014 season[edit]

2014/2015 season[edit]

2015/2016 season[edit]

2016/2017 season[edit]

  • Wrestling Jerusalem (play) written and performed by Aaron Davidman
  • Small Mouth Sounds (play) by Bess Wohl

2017/2018 season[edit]



  1. ^ "Theatre Communications Group - Theatre Profiles - Philadelphia Theatre Company". Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  2. ^ Gavin, Karrie. "Philadelphia Theatre Company". Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Theatre Communications Group - Theatre Profiles - Philadelphia Theatre Company". Retrieved 6 July 2012.

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