Our 2023 Season

The Foundry Graduate Readings

By Robynne Graffam, Griffin Horn, Devin Randall, and Megan Schumacher

The Foundry is PlayPenn‘s three year membership program led by L Feldman and R. Eric Thomas that supports emerging Philadelphia playwrights with professional development, networking opportunities, and exposure as they launch their playwriting careers. Foundry graduates will present a workshop reading of their play. This year’s Foundry playwrights are: Robynne Graffam, Griffin Horn, Devin Randall, and Megan Schumacher.

WHEN: July 14 – July 16, 2023

WHERE: The Drake Theater 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA

Publik Private 

by eppchez yo-sí yes

Independent Reading

PlayPenn and The Sol Project have teamed up to present a workshop presentation of Publik Private by playwright eppchez yo-sí yes. This bilingual work grapples with the past, bearing witness to gender-non-conforming historical figures, La Monja Alferéz and The Publik Universal Friend. Part of The Sol Project’s mission is to “amplify the voices of Latiné playwrights in NYC and beyond.” The play’s first of two readings will be in Philadelphia, and the second in New York.

WHEN: July 23rd at 2:00pm

WHERE: The Drake Theater 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA

“I” is for Invisible

by DeLanna Studi

Independent Reading

PlayPenn will present a virtual reading of “I” is for Invisible by playwright DeLanna Studi, Artistic Director of Native Voices and citizen of the Cherokee Nation. “I is for Invisible” is a play about the missing and murdered Indigenous women epidemic and one family’s journey searching for a missing loved one while navigating a system that is disinterested in justice for people like them.

READING CANCELLED

This reading has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will reschedule the reading for a future date. We thank you for your patience and understanding.