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Patron Enrichment Programming Events

Our FREE Patron Enrichment Programming (PEP) gives the audience a chance to see behind-the-scenes of each production as well as discover more about the themes and issues contained in each production.

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MEET-THE-ARTISTS (MTA)

Our post-show MTA events allow the audience to learn about the process of each production with an onstage Q&A session with the cast.

DISGRACED – 10/15, 10/29
BASKERVILLE – 12/3, 12/17
EXIT STRATEGY– 2/18
SEX WITH STRANGERS – 4/14, 4/28
HILLARY AND CLINTON – 6/2, 6/16

American Playwrights in Context (APIC) and American Theatre in Context (ATIC)

This season we have expanded this speaker series to include a greater variety of panels featuring a range of different theatre artists. Like the onstage interviews with our season playwrights in our APIC series, these post-show events, ATIC, allow audiences to meet and learn about directors, designers, and other theater-makers!. Our past APIC series writers have included Edward Albee, Lynn Nottage, Bruce Graham, Anna Deavere Smith, Terrence McNally, composer John Kander, director/choreographer Susan Stroman, Neil LaBute, Theresa Rebeck, Amy Herzog, and Christopher Durang, among others.

DISGRACED – 10/18 – following the matinee performance – in collaboration  with Intercultural Journeys, Interview with playwright Ayad Akhtar conducted by Fariha Khan, the Associate Director of Asian American Studies at UPenn
EXIT STRATEGY– 1/31 – following the Sunday preview performance – On-stage interview with playwright Ike Holter
SEX WITH STRANGERS – 4/24 post-show - Join us after the show for a special interview with Sex With Strangers playwright and Netflix’s House of Cards screenwriter, Laura Eason.
HILLARY AND CLINTON – 5/29 post-show – Join us after the show for a special interview with the Obie Award-winning, Hillary and Clinton playwright, Lucas Hnath.

BACKSTAGE TOUR

Join a member of PTC’s staff for a post-matinee backstage tour of the set. Learn how the set was conceived and built, and how the crew runs the show!

DISGRACED – 10/24
BASKERVILLE– 12/12
EXIT STRATEGY – 2/13
SEX WITH STRANGERS – 4/23
HILLARY AND CLINTON – 6/11

SPECIAL TOPICS/Special Events

Every season, we schedule panel talks with thought-leaders who expand and discuss the ideas and issues raised by each mainstage production.

DISGRACED – 10/20 – “The Seen and Unseen Universe: Defining the Soul at the Junction of Faith and Identity,” in collaboration with Intercultural Journeys, moderator Fariha Khan will lead a conversation with a panel that includes Rabbi Yosef Goldman from Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel and representatives from the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia.
EXIT STRATEGY – 2/9 – “Schooled: Are We Learning Our Lesson About Education in Philadelphia?” including a panel composed of experts and thought leaders.
SEX WITH STRANGERS – 4/20 - On Wednesday, April 20th, PTC Literary Manager Carrie Chapter will host “Colloquium Sexualis: A Conversation with Dr. Timaree Schmit”. Timaree is one of the city’s foremost educators and thought-leaders on modern sexuality. The dialogue will put the play in context for how people connect with each other in a digital age while weighing the cultural value and detriment of technology on sex lives.
HILLARY AND CLINTON – 6/7 - Audience Feedback Night - Stay after the performance to share your thoughts and comments with our Literary Manager and Dramaturg, Carrie Chapter.

Audio Description:

DISGRACED – 10/28 at 1pm
BASKERVILLE– 12/16 at 1pm
EXIT STRATEGY – 2/17 at 1pm
SEX WITH STRANGERS – 4/27 at 1pm
HILLARY AND CLINTON – 6/15 at 1pm

Open Captioning:

DISGRACED – 10/31 at 2pm
BASKERVILLE– 12/19 at 2pm
EXIT STRATEGY – 2/20 at 2pm
SEX WITH STRANGERS – 4/30 at 2pm
HILLARY AND CLINTON – 6/18 at 2pm