About the Pig Iron School

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The Pig Iron School is a physical theatre school rooted in Lecoq pedagogy and ensemble theatre practice. It is a space for rigorous experimentation, playful theatre-making, and long-lasting collaboration. The school offers MFA and certificate programs in Devised Performance through a partnership with the University of the Arts, as well as workshops, residencies, and other training opportunities.

Devised Performance MFA & Certificate Programs

Offered in partnership with UArts, the MFA & Certificate in Devised Performance are degree-granting programs designed to train forward-thinking theatre-makers with a desire to forge new boundaries for live performance. Students train in the skills needed to be a 21st century theatre artist: physical conditioning, movement analysis, acrobatics, voice, play, improvisation, theatre creation, and dance.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2017. Priority is given to applications received before March 31, 2017.

Three-Week Summer Session

A three-week summer intensive on presence, play, and the red-nose clown. Offered annually in June.

Something From Nothing

A two-week workshop focused on generating original material, physicalizing theatrical ideas, and structuring group improvisations into finished pieces. Offered annually in January.

Workshops & Residencies

Learn about workshops and residencies available to colleges, universities, and other educational institutions.

Leadership & Team-Building Programs for Businesses & Schools

Learn about Pig Iron's workshops for individuals and groups in the business community.