Performing Arts

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.

Jill DiSanto

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.

Jill DiSanto

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



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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