Event Descriptions

NEW! Artist Co-Op Description
A group of community-minded artists committed to producing a member-owned workshop series, providing high-quality education at a fair price to fellow artists. Unlike many other continued education programs, we exist to serve our members and by participating in our events you will be supporting your fellow artists. Go to the website for more info on how to get involved!

How does it work?

  •  You teach a class, you get a class for free (regular member attendance price $5)
  • -Bi-weekly classes offered and scheduled via electronic calendar/listserve
  •  Advertisment available to non-members via Plays and Players facebook page (non-member attendance price $10) For each non-member who attends the event $5 will go to Plays and Players and $5 to the instructor of the class.

What kinds of classes are offered?
Anything from sewing to mask work in 90 minutes or less. The world is your oyster. Propose the class to your fellow members, sign up for a slot on the electronic calendar and we will give it a try.

NEW! Philly Reads Plays @P&P

Reading plays not part of your schedule? A monthly forum for artist discussion of a hand selected play distributed electronically.

Ear Fuzz

Playwrights: Emily Acker, Chris Davis

“Whether I’m writing for a 24 hour cram, performing a show, or just hanging out at Plays & Players, I can always feel the history in the building itself; all these people that have performed and dreamed in this space and the work it has produced for decades, the actors and writers and designers and stagehands and everyone that works so hard every day in theater, it’s like I can feel that presence, and support.” -Chris Davis

Actors: Joseph Ahmend, Nicole Godino

“My first experience as an actor in Philly was the 24 hour play festival at Plays & Players, and it was great to be a part of such a vibrant event. I’m excited that I’ll be able to continue building on that camaraderie by being part of the Plays and Players Emerging Artists Residency!” -Nicole Godino

“Doctor” Sean Lally’s Philosophy Symposium

The Symposium facilitates the gathering of philosophically inclined individuals from diverse backgrounds who wish to examine their own assumptions about theater and the world.  Each meeting revolves around a specific theme or question, and uses relevant material as a springboard for conversation.  This may include articles, films, paintings, wine and anything else that might stimulate meaningful exchange.  The Philosophy Symposium happens once a month and is open to members who want to attend.

Quig’s Pub Events

Berserker Stand Up “An evening of Stand-up, Sketch, Fear, Improv, Flop Sweat, Incontinence and Eventually Death hosted and curated by the Berserker Residents. DOORS AT 8:30pm, SHOW AT 9pm.” Justin Jane

Poker Night with Franklin “Hold’em”


Karaoke hosted by Tribe of Fools