Philly Reality


Where students do it all!

For Philly reality 2016, PTC has partnered with classes from various Philadelphia public schools to assist students in the creation of their own ten-minute, original plays responding to PTC’s production of Exit Strategy and to the question:

What would you fight for even if the odds were stacked against you?

Philly Reality 2016

Show #1:  March 15 at 1:00 & 7:00pm

Lincoln High School
Multi-Cultural Academy Charter School
Science Leadership Academy
World Communications Charter School

Show #2:  March 17 at 1:00 & 7:00pm

Philadelphia High School Creative and Performing Arts
PTC’s ActOut Saturday Class
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter High School

No politics, no red-tape, no reform commissions – just the talent and passion of young people.  Come join us and watch the young people of our city shine!

The Philly Reality Residency is the most comprehensive and in-depth element of PTC’s education programming.  It includes 36 classroom workshops, study units for four PTC productions as well as the unique opportunity for students to create a piece of theatre from the ground up on a fully equipped, professional stage.  Philly Reality is the only program of its kind in Philadelphia that gives students the opportunity to work closely on all artistic, production and technical elements of a live theatre performance.  The main goal of this program is to help students learn that theatre is a vehicle for communication they can use beyond the classroom and the stage.  Philly Reality does not simply give students scripts but provides them tools with which to write their own 10-minute play.  Students also develop the production elements to support the text.  With help from teaching artists and technical artists in sound and lighting, students apply design elements of their own creation to their pieces.  The residency ends with student performances at the SRT.  Overseen by PTC’s professional production staff, students participate as actors, directors, designers, and front-of-house staff, making Philly Reality a truly student-run production.

ActOut Saturday

Students can also participate in Philly Reality 2016 through our ActOut Saturday Winter Class. PTC has become home to so many teens across the Philadelphia region.  Not all of those teens are in schools or classes that are working with PTC through a residency.  For those students- and any other interested teens- we have ActOut Saturday.  Beginning the first weekend of January, this group meets every Saturday for 2.5 hours for a Philly Reality intensive.  This group performs as a “class” on one of our Philly reality performance nights. ActOut Saturday is open to any interested teen aged 12-17.

When: Saturdays from January 9th– March 19th, 10:30AM- 12:30PM

Where: Suzanne Roberts Theatre