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There are stories missing from the Philadelphia theatre scene.
Talented, diverse theatre artists are wishing they were working.
Audience members are longing to see fresh, engaging plays.

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Join us for our 2005 - 2006 season of 2 plays, a musical, and several PlayShops!!

Our first show of the season begins Nov. 19, 2005!

Swimming in the Shallows
by Adam Bock
(award-winning playwright, featured at the 29th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville)

Donna (Marie Howey) and Carla Carla (Aaryn Kopp)
photo credit: John Flak

The Shark (Chris Fluck) and Nick (Joseph Nevin)
photo credit: John Flak

Our second show of the season

The Biggest Box of Crayons
by Nicholas Wardigo
(Philadelphia playwright and winner of the 2004 Pew Fellowship for Literature and Scriptworks)

Our third production - a workshop

50 West 50
book by Bill Felty, music by Greg Wilder, lyrics by Frumi Cohen
(local artists working on their first collaboration)



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Philadelphia Theatre Workshop presents Philadelphia premieres of high quality scripts that reflect diverse, contemporary human stories. Our plays are chosen because they present characters, situations, and perspectives not seen on other area stages.