Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) produces, develops, and presents contemporary theater work focused on the American experience. Since its founding in 1974, PTC has presented more than 200 world and Philadelphia premieres, with more than half of its world premieres touring to other major cities. These include Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning Golden Age, Bill Irwin’s The Happiness Lecture, and Being Alive, conceived and directed by Billy Porter with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The company has received more than 50 Barrymore Awards from Theatre Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Theatre Company will convert a presently unfinished 2,800-square-foot space on the second floor of its building into a multifunctional studio, supporting the company’s development of new theater work and serving as a complement to its proscenium mainstage. A new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system will create a healthy and safe environment for artists, staff, community partners, and rental clients to hold rehearsals, in-progress play readings, and other activities.
The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.