Applications OPEN for the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training

In October of 2011, Pig Iron Theatre Company will open the doors of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a two-year program in physical and ensemble-devised theatre for emerging theatre artists, based in their hometown of Philadelphia.  This bold new venture will bring together a diverse mixture of performance-makers who will train their bodies and imaginations, develop their artistic vision, and meet friends and collaborators from across the country and the globe.

The core of APT will be inquiry: inquiry into movement and into what moves us. It will be a meeting place for daring, passionate performers and directors to meet, train, devise and form long-lasting collaborations. The journey of each student will be a journey both inward and outward, searching for his or her own creative motor while simultaneously responding to the world around us – its rhythms, characters, and contradictions.

Applications are being accepted through April 15. Places in APT’s inaugural class will be filled with qualified applicants (as determined by the admissions committee) on a rolling basis up until the deadline. To apply please consult the application instructions and requirements, available as a PDF here.  Send all questions to Once the full application has been received, you will be notified regarding the committee’s decision within 6 weeks.

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