Arden Theatre Company (Philadelphia)


Arden Theatre Company (Philadelphia)

portalpar|PhiladelphiaThe Arden Theatre Company is a professional regional theatre company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The theatre company was founded in 1988 at the Walnut Street Theatre Studio by Terrence J. Nolen, Amy Murphy and Aaron Posner where it held two seasons. The company then moved to the St. Stephen Performing Arts Center after its second season. The company purchased a 19th Century building in 1995 in the Old City of Philadelphia and renovated it to create two performing spaces.cite web
url= http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/philly/phil16.html
title=Sweeney Todd at the Arden Theatre Company
publisher=TalkinBroadway.com
accessdate=2007-12-24
] The two theatres are the 175-seat Arcadia Stage and the 360-seat F. Otto Haas mainstage theatre. In addition the building is used to house classrooms and administrative and production offices.cite web
date=November 23, 2001
url= http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2001/11/26/smallb1.html
title=Boot camp for theater lovers
publisher=Philadelphia Business Journal
accessdate=2007-12-24
]

The company has produced over 90 professional productions with 24 world premiere productions among them.cite web
url= http://www.playbill.com/news/article/104459.html
title=Nine Theatres to Sprout Premieres in First Philly New Play Fest in Early 2007
publisher=Playbill News
accessdate=2007-12-24
] The company has also been awarded several Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater.cite web
date=October 24, 2006
url= http://broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=13145
title=Arden, 'Adrift' Among 2006 Barrymore Award Winners
publisher=Broadway World
accessdate=2007-12-24
] [cite web|date=August 16, 2006 |title=Arden Theatre Company honored with twenty-four 2006 Barrymore Award nominations |url=http://ardentheatre.org/news/2006_0816.html |publisher=Arden Theatre Company |accessdate=2008-01-21] As part of its commitment to present new works, the Arden Theatre Company created the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase in 1999. This program aims to stage a new play every season as well as holding workshops and a free public reading of an additional new play. The theatre has also been awarded several grants for past and future development of the arts.cite web
date=2001
url= http://arts.endow.gov/grants/recent/01grants/Creativity.html
title=2001 Grant Awards: Creativity
publisher=National Endowment for the Arts
accessdate=2007-12-24
] cite web
date=June 21, 2006
url= http://newsroom.pewtrusts.org/2006/06/philadelphia_theatre_initiativ.html
title=Philadelphia Theatre Initiative Awards $870,000 for the Development and Production of Adventurous Theatre Work
publisher=The Pew Charitable Trusts
accessdate=2007-12-24
]

References

External links

* [http://www.ardentheatre.org/ Arden Theatre Company website]


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