Artwork by Haley Potter

LA EGOISTA
OCT 4 – OCT 20, 2024

Written by Erlina Ortiz
Directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo
In association with Edgewood Entertainment
A Philadelphia Premiere

Josefina is a stand-up comic from Philadelphia coming to terms with the recent death of her mother, as well as her sister’s sudden illness, just as her comedy career is taking off. Written by Philadelphia’s own Erlina Ortiz, Co-Artistic Director of Power Street Theatre, this funny and touching new play features sidesplitting stand-up as it explores sisterhood, caregiving, and the search for balance between career and family. La Egoista is a comedy about being selfish in pursuit of your dreams but selfless with the people you love. Winner of the National Latine Playwrights Award. A Philadelphia premiere.

Artwork by Haley Potter

NIGHT SIDE SONGS
FEB 21 – MAR 9, 2025

Words and Lyrics by The Lazours
Directed by Taibi Magar
Produced in association with the American Repertory Theater
A Soulful Philadelphia Story

A ground-breaking ninety-minute new musical, Night Side Songs explores the intimacy of illness, mortality, and the incredible dignity of caregivers through the story of Yasmine Holly, a fictional character informed by interviews with real doctors, hospital staff, and patients, many from right here in Philadelphia. Night Side Songs is a musical convergence which reflects and celebrates Philly’s “eds and meds” community with humor, grace, and profound empathy. The production will tour local hospitals, community centers, and places of worship for two weeks before its run at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Directed by Artistic Director Taibi Magar. Night Side Songs is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Artwork by Haley Potter

SMALL BALL
JUN 6 – JUN 29, 2025

Book and Lyrics by Mickle Maher
Music by Merel van Dijk and Anthony Barilla
Directed by Taibi Magar & Tyler Dobrowsky
Commissioned and Co-Produced by Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey
An Off-beat Musical

Philadelphia loves sports, so why not a sports-themed musical? Step into the surreal, magical world of Small Ball, where melancholy journeyman basketball player Michael Jordan (no, not that Michael Jordan) has recently started playing in the international league with the Lilliput Existers – as in Lilliput, from Gulliver’s Travels. With teammates who are only six inches tall, the team’s fortunes, and the post-game press conferences, rest on Michael’s shoulders. Small Ball is an off-beat musical delight, commissioned and co-produced by Daryl Morey, President of Basketball Operations for the Philadelphia 76ers. Directed by Co-Artistic Directors Taibi Magar and Tyler Dobrowsky. An East Coast Premiere.

SEASON SPONSORS

 Suzanne Roberts Cultural Development Fund
David & Nancy Colman
Glenn Gundersen
Sally Katz
Daryl & Ellen Morey