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Kimmel Cultural Campus' Theater Residency

Production Photo of Theater Residency at the Kimmel Center

Production Photo of Theater Residency at the Kimmel Center

Production Photo of Theater Residency at the Kimmel Center

Production Photo of Theater Residency at the Kimmel Center

Production Photo of Theater Residency at the Kimmel Center

PRODUCED WORKS   |   ALUMNI   |   PROGRAM CURATORS

Program Details

The Kimmel Cultural Campus, in collaboration with Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, developed the Theater Residency program to invite world-class performing artists to create new work that engaged and embraced the community. The residency program supported the development of new music theater, works of narrative music, and cabaret, and functioned as an incubator for innovative performances while pushing artists both professionally and personally.

The partnership provided guidance and dramaturgy to artists in the creation of their works, with additional opportunity for further development and production at Joe’s Pub, the Kimmel Cultural Campus and beyond. While the program acted as an incubator to produce completed works, the self-exploration, meaningful peer review, and creation of new insights regarding musical narratives was the focus of the writing workshops.

During the two-week intensive program held at SEI Innovation Studio, teams of performers collaborated to create and develop work, which was later presented in a final reading for the public. Artists were encouraged to focus on text, voice, music, body, how those elements were woven together into musical and theatrical storytelling, and how the work resonated with audiences.

Produced Works

M'Balia Singley performs on stage

Turn

M'Balia Singley

 

Production photo from The Conversationalists

The Conversationalists

James Harrison Monaco and Jerome Ellis

 

Molly Pope Reflected

Polly Mope

Molly Pope

Close Up of Martha Stuckey

Due to the Sensitive Nature

Martha Stuckey

 

Johnny Shortcake Pictured

The Johnny Shortcake Show

David Sweeny

Close up of Courtnee Roze

The Culture

Courtnee Roze

 

Daniel Alexander Jones Performing on Stage

Black Light

Daniel Alexander Jones

 

Martha Graham Cracker Pictured

Lashed But Not Leashed

Dito Van Reigersberg

Ethan Lipton Pictured

The Outer Space

Ethan Lipton

Edwin Torres Pictured

Mi Voca Su Voca

Edwin Torres

Jamie Leonhart Performing

Estuary: An Artist/Mother Story

Jamie Leonhart

Mary Tuomanen Performing

Hello! Sadness!

Mary Tuomanen

Deb Margolin Performing

8 Stops

Deb Margolin

Alumni

Program Curators

  • Alex Knowlton, Director of Joe's Pub
  • Shanta Thake, Senior Director, Artistic Programs, The Public Theater
  • Jay Wahl, Former Producing Artistic Director, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Proud Theater Residency Sponsor