"This is a time of impossible problems...And yet, with impossible problems come innovations, artistic shape-shifting, and new pathways toward performance creation."


Vanishing Acts

In March, the members of the University of the Arts/Pig Iron School Class of 2025 traveled to Alaska. From this full Northern Exposure, a new work emerges.

Created by
Arianna Allen, Margo Cramer, Grace Lazarz, Nico Montalvo, Laura Schmidt, Josh Schwirtz, Tim Shu, Tina Zhong


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Next Stop: Brooklyn

We triple dog dare you to come and experience a night of laughter, hope, dread, sadness, joy, nostalgia, and whatever else makes you human.

Created by
William Acker, Michael Amendola, Aiden Ankli, Lyra Butler-Denman, Tenara Calem, Tyler Catanella, Arantxa Chavez, Graham Cook, Ryann Elise Cooper, Elizabeth Feinschreiber, Frankie Gormley, Alexis Howland, Jo Kramer, and Derek Smith

Summer Session: Journey of the Mask

June 10—29, 2024

In this two-week workshop, Journey of the Mask centers on actor training and on the skill of the performer to heighten his/her/their presence onstage.

Upcoming Auditions

The MFA/Certificate in Devised Performance is a joint program between Pig Iron and the University of the Arts. While classes, rehearsals, and performances take place at the Pig Iron studios in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, admissions and financial aid are run through the University of the Arts in Center City. For more information about applying and auditions for our Fall 2024 school year please click below to visit the UArts website.

A Day in the Life of Pig Iron School

We seek to re-draw the lines of artistic ownership in theater and overturn the traditional norms and power structures embodied by the current regional theater model.