Wilma Theater

Lenta (Aneta Kerova) and the Old Woman (Azetz Papadopoulou). Sketch by Chuck Schultz.

ADAPT! (Wilma): On the brink of dawn

Blanka Zizka boldly steps forth as both debut playwright and seasoned director of the semi-autobiographical ADAPT!

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Neal Zoren’s BEST OF PHILADELPHIA THEATER, 2016

Neal Zoren chose his favorite productions, directors, and actors from the last year.

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CONSTELLATIONS (Wilma): Love in the multiverse

“We have all the time we ever had.”

The rain falls at the Wilma. Photo by Matt Saunders.

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (Wilma): How a hard rain’s a gonna fall

Using the endtimes as a backdrop, Andrew Bovell uses the drama within a family’s history as a parallel for the turbulence in humanity’s.

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NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG (Stew and Heidi Rodewald): 2016 Fringe review 9

“Won’t you follow me down to Baldwin Country? This ain’t your mama’s Baldwin Country.” The show opens with offhand remarks by Stew, a large black man up front at a…

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The Howl of the Under-Represented: Interview with WOLVES director Michael Osinski

Michael Osinski is a Philadelphia-based director, educator, and deviser (a person who works with a form of theater where the script originates not from a writer but a collaborative, improvisatory…

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Arts in Sacred Places: Grand opening of the Philadelphia Design Center

A new facility in Philadelphia offers theatrical designers affordable monthly memberships in an accessible co-workspace with state-of-the-arts equipment.

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AN OCTOROON (Wilma): A melodrama, a social commentary, an experience

Beyond being entertaining and thought-provoking, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s AN OCTOROON is an experience

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EXCLUSIVE In-depth interview with Sir Tom Stoppard about his life and work

In this exclusive interview, Sir Tom Stoppard shares his thoughts on theater and life.

The 1990s called; they want their facade back.

What Can The Wilma Do With $10 Million?

A new $10 million in funds includes money for an updated facade, a cafe space, and a 10-member artistic company.

Walt Vail conducting the Playwrights Project at Society Hill Playhouse, photo was probably taken by Paul S. Buck, late 1950s

Reflections on Playwriting: A personal interview with Walt Vail, one of Philadelphia’s most experienced playwrights

Part two of a multi-part interview with one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most prolific playwrights.

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Sixty Years of Philadelphia Theater: Interview with playwright Walt Vail

Tracing 60 years of theater history in Philadelphia through the eyes of one man.

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Stoppard in Philadelphia: Video of the playwright’s appearance at the Wilma

Theater webmagazine Howlround provide this video of a conversation with the internationally renowned playwright.

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A Night With Tom Stoppard: The playwright visits the Wilma to talk about his latest play

Tom Stoppard talks THE HARD PROBLEM with cognitive scientist David Chalmers.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph at a student meet and greet for Opera Philadelphia’s We Shall Not Be Moved (Photo credit: Philip Todd)

Opera Is Now Open: Opera Philadelphia Unveils its Plans for O17

Opera Philadelphia announces its new cutting-edge direction with a twelve-day urban opera festival that will debut in September 2017.

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ANTIGONE (Wilma): Spectacular, but a spectacular failure

The man behind the 2013 Fringe Festival hit AJAX, The Madness directs his version of ANTIGONE for the Wilma Theater.

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From the UK to Philadelphia to Broadway: An interview with actor Harry Smith

British-born actor Harry Smith talks about his background in the UK, his life and career in Philadelphia, and his upcoming debut on Broadway.

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2014/15 Critics’ Awards: The best in Philadelphia theater

Local theater writers vote for their favorites in twelve categories!

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ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (Wilma): A contemporary classic, in three parts

Tom Stoppard’s ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD is perhaps the most ubiquitous work of postmodern drama.

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THE RAPE OF LUCRECE (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective): 60-second review

Dan Hodge’s one-man performance of Shakespeare’s poem RAPE OF LUCRECE is back! And it is not to be missed (again).