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


Catapult 2023

Please join us for the Catapult Festival, featuring two original full-length devised works created by the UArts/Pig Iron MFA Class of Fall 2023.

Wednesday, December 9th | 7:00pm
Thursday, December 10th | 7:00pm



January Session: Something From Nothing

January 3-13

In this two-week workshop, participants will learn the process of creating an ensemble-devised work of theatre through Pig Iron's tried-and-true generative exercises and creation approaches.

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.