Performing Arts

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.”

Louisa Shepard

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.

Louisa Shepard

Musical magic

For 45 years, Penn Choral Director William Parberry has conducted thousands of Penn singers through hundreds of music scores, resulting in more than 270 concerts by his three ensembles.

Louisa Shepard

Bloomers take on Shakespeare

At the University of Pennsylvania, the nation’s first all-female collegiate musical and sketch comedy troupe, Bloomers, has just wrapped up its spring 2018 show, “Shakespeare in Bloom,” at the Iron Gate Theater.

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In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

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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Philadelphia Inquirer

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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