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 contemporary theatre artist: physical conditioning, movement analysis, acrobatics, voice, play, improvisation, theatre creation, and dance.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2019. Click here to begin the application process through UArts.

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.