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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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.
RIZZO – 9/29 & 10/13
FOUND – 11/17 & 12/1
HAVING OUR SAY – 2/2 & 2/16
HAND TO GOD – 4/13 & 4/27
AMERICAN CANVAS – 6/1 & 6/15
American Playwrights in Context (APIC) and American Theatre in Context (ATIC)
Like the onstage interviews with our season playwrights in our APIC series, ATIC allows 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. Our 2015/16 speakers included Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, Ike Holter, House of Cards’ Laura Eason, and Obie Award-winning Lucas Hnath.
RIZZO – 9/30 – Join us after the show for a special interview with Rizzo playwright, Bruce Graham, and best-selling author, Sal Paolantonio of ESPN.
FOUND – 11/2 – Join us after the show for a special interview with the creators of the new musical comedy, Found – authors Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree, and composer/lyricist Eli Bolin.
HAND TO GOD – TBD
AMERICAN CANVAS – TBD
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!
RIZZO – 10/8
FOUND – 11/26
HAVING OUR SAY – 2/11
HAND TO GOD – 4/22
AMERICAN CANVAS – 6/10
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.
RIZZO – 10/4 – Stick around after the show to exchange ideas with the City’s top political analysts during Politics 2016 Night.
HAVING OUR SAY – 2/7 – Stick around after the show for the discussion, “Family Matters: Heart, Home, and Heritage in Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years,” with the African American Genealogy Group of Philadelphia.
HAND TO GOD – 4/18 – Topic TBA
AMERICAN CANVAS – 6/6 – Topic TBA
RIZZO – 10/12 @ 1pm
FOUND – 11/30 @ 1pm
HAVING OUR SAY – 2/15 @ 1pm
HAND TO GOD – 4/26 @ 1pm
AMERICAN CANVAS – 6/14 @ 1pm
RIZZO – 10/15 @ 2pm
FOUND – 12/3 @ 2pm
HAVING OUR SAY – 2/18 @ 2pm
HAND TO GOD – 4/29 @ 2pm
AMERICAN CANVAS – 6/17 @ 2pm