Celebrating 30 years with Stimulus Children’s Theatre
The campus theater group focused on entertaining children marked its 30th anniversary with performances during Homecoming Weekend, along with an alumni gala at the Platt Student Performing Arts House.
Homecoming celebrates alumni with galas, games, and donuts
This year marked the tenth anniversary of Homecoming featuring Arts and Culture at Penn and, like every year, featured a packed schedule of activities for decades of alumni.
Penn Museum programming revamped
With building renovations underway, the Penn Museum has freshened up its roster of fun things to do.
Marian Anderson’s legacy lives on
Philadelphia elementary school students visit the Penn Libraries to learn about the world-renowned singer (and the cat she dedicated an entire album to) through her collection.
Bloomers mark 40 years of edgy comedy
Bloomers, Penn’s all-female comedy troupe, celebrated its 40th anniversary last weekend with an alumnae show that recreated routines from the 1980s and 1990s.
Annenberg brings premiere performances to Philadelphia in new season
The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts kicks off its 2018-19 season with contemporary new work and artists, focusing on themes of the human experience, migration and history.
Theatre students perform on international stage
Portraying dual roles of conjoined twins from the 19th century and a pair of modern-day researchers, junior Duval Courteau and senior Aria Proctor took the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland with the one-act play, “Curio.”
Behind the scenes
Rising senior Nicholas Seymour is a summer intern at Philadelphia’s 1812 Productions, helping with all aspects of running a theater. The communications major has experience working on technical crews at Kelly Writers House and in student theater productions.
33rd Philadelphia Children’s Festival offers three days of performing arts fun
Now in its 33rd year, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ushers in a three-day wave of merriment with the Philadelphia Children’s Festival, marked by its interdisciplinary lineup of performing arts acts.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation announces 23 project grants
At a special event featuring a performance by John Waters and remarks by President Amy Gutmann, the late Keith Sachs was celebrated and $123,000 of grants were doled out for arts projects.
In the News
Penn Choral Director William Parberry Retires After 45 Years
After more than four decades in Penn’s Music Department, University Choir director William Parberry has retired. Parberry marked the occasion on Sunday with a final concert, featuring Handel’s “Messiah.”
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Trigger Warning: John Waters to Get ‘Filthy’ on Penn Campus
Iconoclast John Waters will be commemorating the creation of the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation at the Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theater tonight with a one-man show.
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